Randomized controlled comparison of combined general and epidural anesthesia versus general anesthesia on diaphragmatic function after laparoscopic prostatectomy.

@article{Oh2013RandomizedCC,
  title={Randomized controlled comparison of combined general and epidural anesthesia versus general anesthesia on diaphragmatic function after laparoscopic prostatectomy.},
  author={Young Jun Oh and Jun Rae Lee and Yong S. Choi and Shin Ok Koh and Sui Na},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 12},
  pages={1371-80}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the effect of anesthetic technique on postoperative diaphragmatic function, which is associated with postoperative morbidity and recovery in patients undergoing laparoscopic pelvic surgery. The aim of this trial was to study the effect of combined general and epidural anesthesia versus general anesthesia on postoperative diaphragmatic function measured by ultrasonography in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP). METHODS… CONTINUE READING