Clinical Study

Predictors Of Chronic Pain And New Persistent Opioid Use After Lung Resection

Posted Date: Jun 22, 2021

  • Investigator: Robert Van Haren
  • Specialties: Lung Cancer, Thoracic Surgery
  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review all patients from the UC Division of Thoracic Surgery Lung Cancer Database who underwent pulmonary resection for malignancy, between the years 2010 – 2018, in order to identify pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative factors that may contribute to the development of chronic pain. We aim to evaluate the patterns of perioperative opioid prescribing and long-term opioid use in patients undergoing pulmonary resection for cancer using the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS), a state of Ohio-mandated pharmacy database tracking all filled prescriptions for opioid (as well neuropathic) pain medications regardless of insurance status. The utilization of OARRS for research is a novel and valuable database that the Department of Surgery is beginning to leverage to investigate pre-operative and post-operative opioid use. Coupling this data with our institutional data of patient-level clinical factors and inpatient pain control records provides a powerful tool for investigating factors contributing to opioid use after surgical intervention.


All Patients Above Age 18 Who Have Undergone Lung Resection For Primary Lung Cancer Between 2010-2020 At Uc Division Of Thoracic Surgery Prospective Lung Cancer Database.


Chronic Pain, Lung Cancer

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