Prospective investigation of pain associated with ultrasound- and computed tomography-guided percutaneous biopsies in oncological patients.

Prospective investigation of pain associated with ultrasound- and computed tomography-guided percutaneous biopsies in oncological patients. Med Ultrason. 2020 Mar 01;22(1):67-72 Authors: Roman A, Palego F, Achimas-Cadariu P, Vlad C, Andries A, Tomuleasa CI, Gata VA, Pintican R, Rada MP, Feier D Abstract AimsThe present study aims to investigate the pain, anxiety and other factors that are associated with percutaneous computed tomography (CT)- and ultrasound (US)-guided biopsies of tumors.Material and MethodsThe study prospectively included 60 consecutive patients, of which 24 underwent CT-guided biopsies and 36 US-guided biopsies. The location of targeted tumors was within the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and limbs. A questionnaire containing numerical rate scales (0-10) regarding procedural and post-procedural pain, anxiety, and other associated parameters was filled out by each patient 2-6 hours after the procedure. CT and ultrasound parameters were compared.  The two groups were then pooled together in order to compare pain scores per targeted organ and to analyze the parameters that were associated with pain.ResultsThere was no significant difference between the CT and US group with the exception of the positional discomfort, which was higher in the CT group (p=0.003). The average procedural pain score (2.0) was significantly higher than the post-procedural pain (1.3, p=0.006) and the phlebotomy pain (0.8, p
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

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