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2020 Apr

J Heart Lung Transplant



Enhanced Recovery and Opioid-Sparing Pain Management Following Lung Transplantation.


Lewis TC, Sureau K, Katz A, Chen S, Angel L, Lesko M, Rudym D, Chang S, Kon Z
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Apr; 39(4S):S95.
PMID: 32466071.


Adequate pain control is essential following lung transplantation to reduce patient stress and minimize perioperative complications. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have demonstrated improvements in patient experience and reduced length of stay. However, the implementation of these protocols has not yet extended to the lung transplant population.