Reducing Postoperative Opioid Consumption by Adding an Ultrasound-Guided Rectus Sheath Block to Multimodal Analgesia for Abdominal Cancer Surgery With Midline Incision

@inproceedings{Bashandy2014ReducingPO,
  title={Reducing Postoperative Opioid Consumption by Adding an Ultrasound-Guided Rectus Sheath Block to Multimodal Analgesia for Abdominal Cancer Surgery With Midline Incision},
  author={Ghada Mohammad Nabih Bashandy and Abeer Hassan Hamed Elkholy},
  booktitle={Anesthesiology and pain medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Many multimodal analgesia techniques have been tried to provide adequate analgesia for midline incisions extending above and below the umbilicus aiming at limiting the perioperative use of morphine thus limiting side effects. Ultrasound (US) guidance made the anesthesiologist reconsider old techniques for wider clinical use. The rectus sheath block (RSB) is a useful technique under-utilized in the adult population. OBJECTIVES Our study examined the efficacy of a preemptive single… CONTINUE READING
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