A pilot randomized-controlled trial evaluating the erector spinae plane block in thoracic and breast surgery
Yoshiaki Uda, Kelly Byrne, Anjalee Brahmbhatt, Robert Gotmaker, Daniel Lim, Yasutaka Konishi, Tessa Katherine Eves, Emma Paxton, Michael J Barrington
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA-JOURNAL CANADIEN D ANESTHESIE | SPRINGER | Published : 2020
PURPOSE: This pilot study evaluated the feasibility of investigating the effect of the erector spinae plane (ESP) block on the patient-centred outcomes of quality of recovery-15 (QoR-15), and brief pain inventory (BPI) in thoracic and breast surgery patients. METHODS: In this randomized-controlled pilot trial, 82 patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (n = 77) and mastectomy (n = 5) received either continuous ESP block with ropivacaine (ropivacaine group) or the same procedure with 0.9% saline (saline group). All patients received surgical intercostal block (thoracic surgery) or local anesthetic infiltration (breast surgery). Feasibility as the primary outcome was evaluated..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
This study was funded by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Project Grant 19/032 and an unrestricted grant from the Waikato Medical Research Foundation.