Interpleural analgesia for attenuation of postoperative pain after hepatic resection*
L Weinberg, N Scurrah, F Parker, D Story, L McNicol
Anaesthesia | WILEY | Published : 2010
SUMMARY: We performed a prospective randomised trial to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of interpleural analgesia in patients undergoing hepatic resection. The control group (n = 25) received multimodal analgesia with intravenous morphine patient-controlled analgesia; in addition, the interventional group (n = 25) received interpleural analgesia with a 20-ml loading dose of levo bupivacaine 0.5% followed by a continuous infusion of levobupivacaine 0.125%. Outcome measures included pain intensity on movement using a visual analogue scale over 24 h, cumulative morphine and rescue analgesia requirements, patient satisfaction, hospital stay and all adverse events. Patients in the interpleural gr..View full abstract
We gratefully acknowledge a research grant received from the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. No competing interests declared.