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2021 May 20

Pain Med

Innate Immune and Neuronal Genetic Markers are Highly Predictive of Postoperative Pain and Morphine Patient-Controlled Analgesia requirements in Indian but not Chinese or Malay hysterectomy patients.


Pain severity and opioid requirements in the postoperative period show substantial and clinically significant inter-patient variation due mainly to factors such as age, surgery type and duration. Genetic factors have not been adequately assessed except for the neuronal OPRM1 rs1799971 and COMT rs4680, whereas the contribution of innate immune signalling pathway genetics was seldom investigated.