Wound perfusion with bupivacaine: objective evidence for efficacy in postoperative pain relief.

@article{Chester1989WoundPW,
  title={Wound perfusion with bupivacaine: objective evidence for efficacy in postoperative pain relief.},
  author={John F. Chester and K. Ravindranath and Barry Douglas White and Donal Shanahan and Robert Spencer Taylor and K. Lloyd-Williams},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={
          394-6
        }
}
Conflicting reports exist for the efficacy of intermittent wound perfusion with bupivacaine in the relief of postoperative pain. A study was devised to assess postoperative pain relief objectively using a Patient Controlled Analgesic Device (PCAD) during continuous wound perfusion with bupivacaine or saline. Thirty consecutive patients undergoing cholecystectomy were randomised to receive continuous postoperative wound perfusion with 0.5% bupivacaine for 24 h followed by normal saline for a… CONTINUE READING

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