Does small-dose fentanyl improve perioperative outcomes in the ambulatory setting? A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

@article{White2015DoesSF,
  title={Does small-dose fentanyl improve perioperative outcomes in the ambulatory setting? A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.},
  author={Paul F. White and Ofelia Loani Elvir-Lazo and Alan Zaentz and Robert Kariger and Roya Yumul and M M Khany and Andr{\'e}s Stern and Mai Phuong Vuong and Ronald H Wender},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2015},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={56-64}
}
BACKGROUND Despite its widespread use, the beneficial effect of low-dose fentanyl administered at induction of anesthesia on perioperative outcomes has not been studied in the ambulatory setting. Therefore, this study was designed to test the hypothesis that administration of small-dose fentanyl vs. saline during induction reduces coughing and movements without adversely affecting recovery after day-surgery. METHODS One hundred consenting outpatients scheduled to undergo superficial surgical… CONTINUE READING
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