Last updated on April 2018

Preoperative Gabapentin for Chronic Pain After Thoracotomy (GABATHOMIE).


Brief description of study

To assess the effects of prolonged preoperative gabapentin treatment (10 days) on chronic pain after thoracotomy.

Detailed Study Description

Randomized, double blind study enrolling 200 adults undergoing thoracotomy. Patients receive either 75 mg hydroxyzine before surgery and placebo 3 times daily for 10 days or 1200 mg gabapentin before surgery continued for 10 days. All patients receive also a thoracic epidural analgesia.

Assessment of chronic pain at 3 month with an evaluation by a physician (pain intensity, pain quality and analgesia requirement).

Assessment of acute pain in the early postoperative period (pain intensity, pain quality and analgesia requirement).

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03158376

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Jacques DESBORDES, MD

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Lille University Hospital
Lille, France
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Recruitment Status: Open


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