Objectives: Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a relatively common complication after cardio-thoracic operations with well-known consequences in terms of return to normal activities and quality of life. Little is known about the prevalence and severity of CPSP after minimally invasive cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to measure the rate of CPSP in patients undergoing right minithoracotomy mitral valve (MV) surgery and to compare the effectiveness of different approaches to pain control. Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted between March 2019 and September 2020. All patients undergoing right minithoracotomy MV surgery treated with morphine, continuous serratus anterior plane block (SAPB), or continuous erector spinae plane block (ESPB) were included. The Brief Pain Inventory questionnaire was used to evaluate 6-month CPSP and quality of life. Results: A total of 100 patients were enrolled: postoperative pain control was obtained with morphine in 26 cases, with SAPB in 37 cases, and with ESPB in 37 cases. Median intensive care unit and hospital length of stay were 1 day and 6 days, respectively. Pain severity index was lower than 10 in 81 patients, and no differences were recorded between groups (p =.59). No patients reported chronic use of medications for pain management or severe pain interference in daily activities at follow-up. Discussion: Right minithoracotomy approach is not burdened by a high incidence of CPSP: pain severity index was lower than 10 in more than 90% of patients. Then, in our experience, chronic pain seems not to be related to the type of perioperative analgesia adopted. © 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.

Chronic postsurgical pain and quality of life after right minithoracotomy mitral valve operations / Toscano, Antonio; Barbero, Cristina; Capuano, Paolo; Costamagna, Andrea; Pocar, Marco; Trompeo, Anna; Pasero, Daniela; Rinaldi, Mauro; Brazzi, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY. - ISSN 1540-8191. - 37:6(2022), pp. 1585-1590. [10.1111/jocs.16400]

Chronic postsurgical pain and quality of life after right minithoracotomy mitral valve operations

Pasero, Daniela;Brazzi, Luca
2022

Abstract

Objectives: Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is a relatively common complication after cardio-thoracic operations with well-known consequences in terms of return to normal activities and quality of life. Little is known about the prevalence and severity of CPSP after minimally invasive cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to measure the rate of CPSP in patients undergoing right minithoracotomy mitral valve (MV) surgery and to compare the effectiveness of different approaches to pain control. Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted between March 2019 and September 2020. All patients undergoing right minithoracotomy MV surgery treated with morphine, continuous serratus anterior plane block (SAPB), or continuous erector spinae plane block (ESPB) were included. The Brief Pain Inventory questionnaire was used to evaluate 6-month CPSP and quality of life. Results: A total of 100 patients were enrolled: postoperative pain control was obtained with morphine in 26 cases, with SAPB in 37 cases, and with ESPB in 37 cases. Median intensive care unit and hospital length of stay were 1 day and 6 days, respectively. Pain severity index was lower than 10 in 81 patients, and no differences were recorded between groups (p =.59). No patients reported chronic use of medications for pain management or severe pain interference in daily activities at follow-up. Discussion: Right minithoracotomy approach is not burdened by a high incidence of CPSP: pain severity index was lower than 10 in more than 90% of patients. Then, in our experience, chronic pain seems not to be related to the type of perioperative analgesia adopted. © 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.
Chronic postsurgical pain and quality of life after right minithoracotomy mitral valve operations / Toscano, Antonio; Barbero, Cristina; Capuano, Paolo; Costamagna, Andrea; Pocar, Marco; Trompeo, Anna; Pasero, Daniela; Rinaldi, Mauro; Brazzi, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY. - ISSN 1540-8191. - 37:6(2022), pp. 1585-1590. [10.1111/jocs.16400]
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