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Human Studies

2020 Dec 22

Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med

Characterisation of pragmatic postoperative PAin trajectories over seven days and their association with CHronicity after 3 months: a prospective, pilot cohort study (PATCH study).


L'Hermite J, Pagé GM, Chevallier T, Occean B, Viel E, Bredeau O, Lefrant J-Y, Cuvillon P
Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2020 Dec 22:100793.
PMID: 33359373.


Reliable outcome measurement providing information both on early and late postoperative pain outcomes are still lacking. The purpose of this study was: 1) to characterise postoperative pain trajectories according to an innovative pragmatic concept: ideal pain trajectory (rapid and sustained pain relief) vs non-ideal pain trajectories (late, transient, or no pain relief); and 2) to assess the incidence of persistent post-surgical pain (PPSP) and the potential association between non-ideal pain trajectories and PPSP.