Role of intercostal nerve block in reducing postoperative pain following video-assisted thoracoscopy: A randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Ahmed2017RoleOI,
  title={Role of intercostal nerve block in reducing postoperative pain following video-assisted thoracoscopy: A randomized controlled trial},
  author={Zulfiqar Ahmed and Khalid Samad and Hameed Ullah},
  booktitle={Saudi journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND The main advantages of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) include less post-operative pain, rapid recovery, less postoperative complications, shorter hospital stay and early discharge. Although pain intensity is less as compared to conventional thoracotomy but still patients experience upto moderate pain postoperatively. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and morphine sparing effect of intercostal nerve block in alleviating immediate post-operative pain… CONTINUE READING

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