Multimodal analgesia before thoracic surgery does not reduce postoperative pain.

@article{Kavanagh1994MultimodalAB,
  title={Multimodal analgesia before thoracic surgery does not reduce postoperative pain.},
  author={Brian P. Kavanagh and Joel Katz and Alex Sandler and Hilary Nierenberg and Simon Roger and John F. Boylan and Andy Laws},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1994},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={
          184-9
        }
}
Several reports have suggested that preoperative nociceptive block may reduce postoperative pain, analgesic requirements, or both, beyond the anticipated duration of action of the analgesic agents. We have investigated, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, pre-emptive analgesia and the respiratory effects of preoperative administration of a… CONTINUE READING