The effect of opioids on field block for hernia repair: a study comparing pethidine with a placebo.

@article{Adjei2015TheEO,
  title={The effect of opioids on field block for hernia repair: a study comparing pethidine with a placebo.},
  author={Mawuli Adjei and Timothy S Letsa and Emmanuel N Mahama and Seth Owusu-Agyei},
  journal={South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 3 and 4},
  pages={16-19}
}
BACKGROUND Intramuscular (IM) pethidine injection is used as pre-analgesia (pre-medication) in hernia repair under local anaesthesia in some district hospitals. We evaluated the relevance of this practice in a facility based study at one of the district hospitals in Ghana. METHOD One hundred and twenty patients above 10 years of age with a mean age of… CONTINUE READING