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Can surgical approach affect postoperative analgesic requirements following laparoscopic nephrectomy: Transperitoneal versus retroperitoneal? A prospective clinical study.

Can surgical approach affect postoperative analgesic requirements following laparoscopic nephrectomy: Transperitoneal versus retroperitoneal? A prospective clinical study. Arch Esp Urol. 2017 Jul;70(6):603-611 Authors: Savran-Karadeniz M, Kisa I, Salviz EA, Ozkan-Seyhan T, Tefik T, Sanli O, Tugrul KM Abstract OBJECTIVES: We performed this prospective clinical study to compare the postoperative recovery profile of our patients after transperitoneal (Group T) and retroperitoneal (Group R) laparoscopic nephrectomy approaches. Our primary hypothesis was that epidural analgesic consumption in Group R would be higher at the end of the first postoperative day. METHODS: Forty-four patients scheduled for elective transperitoneal or retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomies were enrolled. All patients in both groups received epidural catheter and general anesthesia induction. At the end of the operation, patients were given 10 ml 0.25% bupivacaine through epidural catheters and extubated. Postoperatively, patients started to receive a continuous infusion of 0.1% bupivacaine and 1μg/ml fentanyl 5ml/h with patient-controlled boluses of an additional 4ml through a patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) device. They were prescribed IV tramadol 1mg/kg as a rescue analgesic VAS≥4). Total analgesic consumption from PCEA devices and VAS scores during the first 24 postoperative hours were recorded as well as number of patients who required analgesic rescue....
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research

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Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
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Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
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Source: Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Transl Oncol Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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