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Clinical Trial Summary

The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship of preoperative Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) with postoperative pain and the effect of preoperative NLR level on timing of epidural analgesia in thoracotomy.

Clinical Trial Description

The study was conducted prospectively in 60 patients aged 18-75 years, ASA I-III, who underwent thoracotomy. The patients were divided into 2 groups as NLR level above 2 (Group A) (n:32) and NLR level below 2 (Group B) (n:28). Each group was divided into subgroups with equal numbers of Prempative analgesia group and control group. Local anesthetic was administered to the preemptive analgesia group (Group P) 20 minutes before the surgical incision through the epidural catheter, and to the control group (Group K) 20 minutes before the patient was awakened from the epidural catheter. NRS levels and additional analgesia needs were recorded at 2, 4, 8, 12 and 24 hours postoperatively. ;

Study Design

NCT number NCT05209958
Study type Observational
Source Karadeniz Technical University
Status Completed
Start date June 10, 2020
Completion date January 10, 2022