Clinical Trial – Acute Postthoracotomy Pain – Impact of Gender

Adequate analgesia in thoracic surgery is essential to prevent severe postoperative
complications, especially respiratory problems. Current knowledge about gender-related
differences in pain states generally more frequent and intense pain and more demand for
analgesics in women. Results about postsurgical pain in particular are very inconclusive.

The investigators tried to find out if gender has an influence on postthoracotomy pain and
analgesics requirement.