A comparison of regional versus general anesthesia for ambulatory anesthesia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Liu2005ACO,
  title={A comparison of regional versus general anesthesia for ambulatory anesthesia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Spencer S. Liu and Wyndam M Strodtbeck and Jeffrey M. Richman and Christopher L. Wu},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={1634-42}
}
Both regional anesthesia and general anesthesia have been proposed to provide optimal ambulatory anesthesia. We searched MEDLINE and other databases for randomized controlled trials comparing regional anesthesia and general anesthesia in ambulatory surgery patients for meta-analysis. Only major conduction blocks were considered to be regional anesthesia. Regional anesthesia was further separated into central neuraxial block and peripheral nerve block. Fifteen (1003 patients) and 7 (359 patients… CONTINUE READING