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Human Studies

2021 Jan 15

Ann Surg Oncol

Prediction of Persistent Pain Severity and Impact 12 Months After Breast Surgery Using Comprehensive Preoperative Assessment of Biopsychosocial Pain Modulators.


Schreiber KL, Zinboonyahgoon N, Flowers MK, Hruschak V, Fields KG, Patton ME, Schwartz E, Azizoddin D, Soens M, King T, Partridge A, Pusic A, Golshan M, Edwards RR
Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jan 15.
PMID: 33452600.


Persistent post-mastectomy pain (PPMP) is a significant negative outcome occurring after breast surgery, and understanding which individual women are most at risk is essential to targeting of preventive efforts. The biopsychosocial model of pain suggests that factors from many domains may importantly modulate pain processing and predict the progression to pain persistence.