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Chronic Pain in Live Liver Donors

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A substantial proportion of donors reported a moderate-to-severe level of pain intensity (> 4 on a 0-10 scale) at rest and at movement on day one (42%, 74%) and day two (33%, 32%). Persistent post-surgical pain was reported by 31% of donors at the six-month follow-up and by 27% of donors at the twelve-month follow-up.

 

Holtzman S, Clarke HA, McCluskey SA, Turcotte K, Grant D, & Katz J (2014). Acute and chronic post-surgical pain after live liver donation: Incidence and predictors. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society PMID: 25045167

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