Effects of caudal block in pediatric surgical patients: a randomized clinical trial.

[Effects of caudal block in pediatric surgical patients: a randomized clinical trial]. Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2020 Feb 20;: Authors: Benka AU, Pandurov M, Galambos IF, Rakić G, Vrsajkov V, Drašković B Abstract BACKGROUND: Surgery generates a neuroendocrine stress response, resulting in undesirable hemodynamic instability, alterations in metabolic response and malfunctioning of the immune system. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to determine the effectiveness of caudal blocks in intra- and postoperative pain management and in reducing the stress response in children during the same periods. METHODS: This prospective, randomized clinical trial included 60 patients scheduled for elective herniorrhaphy. One group (n = 30) received general anesthesia and the other (n = 30) received general anesthesia with a caudal block. Hemodynamic parameters, drug consumption and pain intensity were measured. Blood samples for serum glucose and cortisol level were taken before anesthesia induction and after awakening the patient. RESULTS: Children who received a caudal block had significantly lower serum glucose (p
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