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2023 Nov 24

Brain Sci




Mu-Opioid Receptor 1 and C-Reactive Protein Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms as Biomarkers of Pain Intensity and Opioid Consumption.


Turczynowicz A, Jakubów P, Niedźwiecka K, Kondracka J, Pużyńska W, Tałałaj M, Guszczyn T, Grabala P, Kowalczuk O, Kocańda S


Children constitute a special group in pain therapy. Single nucleotide polymorphisms that are associated with differences in postoperative, inflammatory pain perception and opioid requirement are the A118G SNP in the mu-opioid receptor 1 (OPRM1) gene and the rs1205 CRP. This study aimed to determine connection between OPRM1 and rs1205 CRP SNPs in pediatric patients postoperatively and pain intensity, the opioid dose needed to control pain after scoliosis correction, and other clinical aspects. Genotypes of rs1205 CRP and OPRM1 polymorphisms in a sample of 31 patients were specified, and statistical analysis was performed in terms of age, genotype frequency, pain assessment, sufentanil flow, post-anesthesia care unit stay, and the use of coanalgesics. The frequency of A/A and A/G genotypes in the OPRM1 gene was in line with 1000Genomes data for the European population. Patients from the AG group of OPRM1 SNP more frequently required coanalgesics for adequate pain control; however, it was of weak statistical significance. Other parameters measured in the study were not statistically significant in relation to OPRM1 and CRP polymorphisms. The effect of SNPs on postoperative pain management and opioid therapy in children was not confirmed by this study. An expansion of the study sample and other opioid-related SNPs is required.