Prognostic factors of chronic postsurgical pain following gastrointestinal surgery: A systematic review protocol

  • Published on 04/01/2024
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Josephine Stryhn 1, Amalie Rosendahl 2, Carsten B. Juhl 3,4, Thordis Thomsen 2,5, Birgitte Brandstrup 5,6, Ann M. Møller 2,5

1 University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Copenhagen Denmark
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital Copenhagen Denmark
3 Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics University of Southern Denmark Odense Denmark
4 Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev and Gentofte Denmark
5 Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Science University of Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark
6 Department of Abdominal Surgery, Holbæk Hospital Holbæk Denmark


Background Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) presents a considerable healthcare challenge, impacting patients, and healthcare providers, particularly in the context of gastrointestinal surgery. The notable incidence of CPSP in this specific surgical domain emphasizes the need to identify patients with a high risk of developing this condition. Despite various studies exploring this topic, a comprehensive systematic review focusing on prognostic factors of CPSP following...


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