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Randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of thoracic epidural and paravertebral blockade in reducing chronic post-thoracotomy pain (TOPIC): a pilot study to assess feasibility of a large multicentre trial

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  • Joyce Yeung Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UKAcademic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lee Middleton School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Kostas Tryposkiadis Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Amy Kerr Department of Thoracic Surgery, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jane Daniels Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Babu Naidu Department of Thoracic Surgery, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UKInstitute of Inflammation and Ageing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Teresa Melody Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Andreas Goebel University of Liverpool, Institute of Translational Medicine, Liverpool, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Matthew Wilson Health Services Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sajith Kumar Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lajos Szentgyorgyi Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Sarah Flanagan Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Rajesh Shah Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Antony Worrall Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Fang Gao Academic Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Pain and Resuscitation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UKInstitute of Inflammation and Ageing, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Professor Fang Gao; f.gaosmith{at}bham.ac.uk
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Yeung J, Middleton L, Tryposkiadis K, et al
Randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of thoracic epidural and paravertebral blockade in reducing chronic post-thoracotomy pain (TOPIC): a pilot study to assess feasibility of a large multicentre trial

Publication history

  • Received April 19, 2018
  • Revised January 25, 2019
  • Accepted January 31, 2019
  • First published July 9, 2019.
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July 09, 2019

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