Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 42: Does Preop Pain Predict Postop Pain?

In this episode Sandy and Cory discuss a systematic review which investigated what pre operative pain tells us about a person’s propensity for post operative pain. Is it predictive? If so, would changing it matter? The discussion gets into these topics and more.

Are preoperative experimental pain assessments correlated with clinical pain outcomes after surgery? A systematic review.
Sangesland A, Støren C, Vaegter HB.
Scand J Pain. 2017 Apr;15:44-52. doi: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.12.002. Epub 2016 Dec 19.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod –
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

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