#54: Beyond the Abstract: Pain and Opioid Use After Thoracic Surgery

May 12, 2020

Hosted by Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, the “Beyond the Abstract” program explores the “whys” behind articles in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and discusses next steps with authors and thought leaders. In the latest episode, Lisa M. Brown, MD, MAS, joins Dr. Varghese to discuss a widespread unresolved healthcare problem—pain. Dr. Brown explains why it is important to learn more about predictors of chronic pain and the impact on health-related quality of life, known as pain interference. Read the related Annals Article, “Pain and Opioid Use After Thoracic Surgery: Where We Are and Where We Need To Go.”