Efficacy of continuous extrapleural intercostal nerve block on post‐thoracotomy pain and pulmonary mechanics

@article{Sabanathan1990EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of continuous extrapleural intercostal nerve block on post‐thoracotomy pain and pulmonary mechanics},
  author={Sabaratnam Sabanathan and Alan J Mearns and P. J. Bickford Smith and Jibah Eng and Richard G. Berrisford and Susan R. S. Bibby and M R Majid},
  journal={British Journal of Surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={77}
}
To assess the efficacy of continuous extrapleural intercostal nerve block on postoperative pain and pulmonary function, a prospective, randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled trial was conducted on 56 patients undergoing elective thoracotomy. Infusion was started before closing the chest and was continued for 5 days. Subjective pain relief was assessed on a linear visual analogue scale. Pulmonary function was measured on the day before operation and daily for 5 days. There were 29 patients… 

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