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Papers: 29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

Human Studies

2019 Apr

J Anesth



Factors affecting phantom limb pain in patients undergoing amputation: retrospective study.


Noguchi S, Saito J, Nakai K, Kitayama M, Hirota K
J Anesth. 2019 Apr; 33(2):216-220.
PMID: 30603827.


The efficacy of preemptive analgesia for prevention of phantom limb pain has been controversial although pain management before amputation is empirically important. The aim of this study was to determine the associated factors with perioperative phantom limb pain.