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Papers: 7 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023

2023 Nov

J Surg Oncol




Pain management in cancer surgery: Global inequities and strategies to address them.


Pellegrino PR, Are M


Among patients undergoing surgical oncologic operations, patients in low- and middle-income countries are at particularly high risk for inadequate perioperative analgesia. This article reviews some of the guiding pillars of pain management for cancer surgery, including use of regional analgesia and acute pain service consultation, multimodal adjunctive analgesia, and judicious opioid use while presenting data on international disparities for each pillar and proposing strategies to address these inequities.