Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation for the treatment of postthoracotomy pain: A randomized prospective study


Solak O., Turna A., Pekcolaklar A., Metin M., Sayar A., Solak O., ...More

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.55, no.3, pp.182-185, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2006-924631
  • Journal Name: THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-185
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Insufficient relief of postthoracotomy pain is a major cause of increased rates of postoperative complications including inadequate coughing, mucous plugging, hypoxia, compromised ventilation or even bacterial lung infection. We aimed to assess the efficacy of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) in patients with postthoracotomy pain.