A new study that attempted to find genetic drivers of postoperative pain uncovered only two associated alleles, suggesting wider examination is needed. The findings were published in the American Society of Anesthesiologists journal Anesthesiology December 2023 issue.
The researchers looked at 163 studies and evaluated 129 genes and 594 genetic variants. They performed meta-analysis on seven variants. Ultimately, only two variants were associated with small differences in postoperative pain.
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The authors note that there is a need to examine larger cohorts in order to better understand the connection between genetics and postoperative pain.Read More >>