Comparison of analgesic methods for total knee arthroplasty: metabolic effect of exogenous glucose.

@article{Mistraletti2006ComparisonOA,
  title={Comparison of analgesic methods for total knee arthroplasty: metabolic effect of exogenous glucose.},
  author={Giovanni Mistraletti and Juan Carlos De la Cuadra-Fontaine and Francisco J Asenjo and Francesco Donatelli and Linda J Wykes and Thomas P S Schricker and Francesco Carli},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={260-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study was set up to assess whether postoperative suppression of gluconeogenesis by dextrose infusion would be influenced by continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) with local anesthetics, in comparison with epidural and with intravenous analgesia. METHODS Twenty-seven patients, undergoing elective primary total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis, were randomly allocated to one of the three groups of 9 patients each: patient controlled analgesia (PCA) with i.v… CONTINUE READING