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2022 Jan




Effectiveness of Short-term Use of Gabapentin as Pre-emptive Analgesia in Reducing Pain after Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery.


Shamsaddini M, Abrishami R, Farzanegan B, Baniasadi S
Tanaffos. 2022 Jan; 21(1):90-95.
PMID: 36258911.


Pain control after thoracoscopy is one of the important issues in patient health care. Pre-emptive analgesia can reduce acute postoperative pain and also prevent chronic pain. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of gabapentin (GABA analog) as pre-emptive analgesia in reducing pain and reducing opiate consumption after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) surgery.