Arch Esp Urol 2017 Jul;70(6):603-611
Department of Anesthesiology. Istanbul University. Istanbul Faculty of Medicine.
J Clin Anesth 2017 Feb 22;37:7-13. Epub 2016 Dec 22.
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain, and Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi 110060, India.
Study Objectives: Pain after total knee replacement (TKR) interferes with early rehabilitation. Although the use of epidural bupivacaine in post-TKR patients is associated with effective analgesia, the associated motor blockade effect delays functional recovery. We compared analgesic efficacy and side effects of postoperative patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) with plain ropivacaine 0. Read More
Urology 2014 Aug 26;84(2):335-9. Epub 2014 Jun 26.
Department of Urology, King George Medical University (also, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University), Lucknow, India.
Objective: To compare the results of transperitoneal laparoscopic vs retroperitoneoscopic simple nephrectomy for benign renal diseases in a prospective randomized design.
Methods: In this study between January 2009 and August 2013, 31 patients underwent transperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy and 31 retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy after randomization. The 2 groups were compared for the visual pain score on the first and second postoperative days as the primary end point of the study. Read More
Middle East J Anaesthesiol 2013 Feb;22(1):59-64
Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sg Buloh Campus, Sg Buloh, Selangor. Malaysia.
This prospective randomized single-blinded study was conducted to determine whether there were differences in consumption, demand dosing and postoperative analgesia quality between PCEA using ropivacaine and levobupivacaine. Seventy patients with ASA classification I and II aged 18 to 80 years old scheduled for elective total knee replacement or total hip replacement were studied. All patients received CSE and then were randomly allocated to receive either ropivacaine 0. Read More
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2001 Apr;45(4):471-6
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.
Background: Patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) has been found to be an effective method for pain relief during labour and after surgery. The goal of this study was to compare the efficacy of bupivacaine-fentanyl PCEA and continuous epidural infusion with the same mixture for treatment of pain after total knee arthroplasty.
Methods: Fifty-four patients under spinal anaesthesia were allocated to two groups in this randomized, double-blind study: the PCEA group could demand a bolus of 0. Read More