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Papers: 28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020

Human Studies

2020 04

Ann Thorac Surg



Is there an impact of gender on acute postthoracotomy pain? – a retrospective analysis.


Auinger D, Sandner-Kiesling A, Strießnig A, Lindenmann J, Smolle J, Friedl H, Smolle-Jüttner F-M
Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 04; 109(4):1104-1111.
PMID: 31891695.


Current knowledge about gender-related differences states that pain is generally more frequent and intense in women. Since severe postthoracotomy pain is associated with complications, sufficient pain control is essential. Data about gender aspects in the context of pain following thoracotomy are scarce. We tried to find out if gender significantly affects pain and pain treatment following thoracotomy.