Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCHER BULLETIN OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (PEJOUHANDEH)   SPRING 2003 , Volume 8 , Number 1 (31); Page(s) 39 To 44.
 
Paper: 

PARAVETEBRAL BLOCK VERSUS GENERAL ANESTHESIA IN ELECTIVE BREAST SURGICAL PATIENTS.

 
 
Author(s):  ELYASI H.A.*, DABAGH ALI
 
* Department of Anesthesiology Shaheed beheshti University of Medical sciences
 
Abstract: 

Background: Regional anesthesia is an alternative for general anesthesia in selected case. Paoravertebral block as a regional anesthesia technique was compare with general anesthesia for elective breast surgeries regarding postoperative pain.
Materials and methods: In a randomized clinical trial, 60 patients were assigned randomly in the case and control groups. Having fulfilled our inclusion and exclusion criteria, patients underwent anesthesia and surgery. Postoperative visual analogue scale scores as well as postoperative hospital stay and morphine requirement were compared at hours 1, 3 and 6 following the operation. Data analysis was done with SPSS (Ver.9.0) software.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the groups regarding the demographic variables; however VAS (visual analogue scale) scores, morphine requirement and days of hospital stay were significantly lower in the Para vertebral group.
Conclusion: The study suggests Para vertebral block as a suitable alternative for general anesthesia in elective breast surgical procedure.

 
Keyword(s): GENERAL ANESTHESIA, REGIONAL ANESTHESIA, PARAVERTEBRAL BLOCK, BREAST SURGERY, POSTOPERATIVE PAIN
 
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