Intraperitoneal local anaesthetic in abdominal surgery - a systematic review.

  title={Intraperitoneal local anaesthetic in abdominal surgery - a systematic review.},
  author={Arman Adam Kahokehr and Tarik Sammour and Mattias Soop and Andrew G Hill},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  volume={81 4},
BACKGROUND The use of intraperitoneal local anaesthetic (IPLA) can be used to modulate visceral nociception after abdominal surgery; however, this technique is not routinely used in open abdominal surgery. The aim of this systematic review was to appraise the clinical effects of IPLA in open abdominal surgery for metachronous outcomes including pain, metabolic response to surgery and gastrointestinal function. METHODS A comprehensive search was conducted independently without language… CONTINUE READING


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