Evidence-based management of postoperative pain in adults undergoing open inguinal hernia surgery.

@article{Joshi2012EvidencebasedMO,
  title={Evidence-based management of postoperative pain in adults undergoing open inguinal hernia surgery.},
  author={Girish P. Joshi and N. R. Rawal and Henrik Kehlet and Francis J Bonnet and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Camu and H Barrie J Fischer and Edmund A. M. Neugebauer and Stephan Alexander Schug and Christian J P Simanski},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={168-85}
}
BACKGROUND Open inguinal hernia repair is associated with moderate postoperative pain, but optimal analgesia remains controversial. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the available literature on the management of pain after open hernia surgery. METHODS Randomized studies, in English, published between January 1966 and March 2009, assessing analgesic and anaesthetic interventions in adult open hernia surgery, and reporting pain scores, were retrieved from the Embase and MEDLINE… CONTINUE READING