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2022 Jan 28

Eur J Pain

Preventing Persistent Postsurgical Pain: A Systematic Review and Component Network Meta-analysis.


Allen C, Walker AM, Premji ZA, Beauchemin-Turcotte M-E, Wong J, Soh S, Hawboldt GS, Shinkaruk KS, Archer DP
Eur J Pain. 2022 Jan 28.
PMID: 35090077.


Evidence for perioperative methods to prevent persistent postsurgical pain (PPP) is uncertain, in part because few treatments have been directly compared. Here we have used component network meta-analysis (cNMA) to incorporate both direct and indirect evidence in the evaluation of the efficacy and tolerability of pharmacological and neural block treatments.