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Can Acute and Chronic Postsurgical Pain Be Decreased with Perioperative Neuropathic Agents?

  • Omar Rashid QureshiEmail author
  • Sheetal Patil
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Abstract

A 55-year-old nurse presents for a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction for breast cancer. She failed treatment with chemoradiation and is now here for surgery. After developing chronic tenderness from her radiation therapy, she did some research on PubMed.

Keywords

Acute pain Chronic pain Neuropathic agents Pain management Gabapentin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Critical CareUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesia and Pain ManagementUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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