The efficacy of thoracic epidural and paravertebral blocks for post-thoracotomy pain management


SAĞIROĞLU G., Baysal A., Copuroglu E., Karamustafaoglu Y. A., Sagiroglu T., YÜKSEL V., ...More

KARDIOCHIRURGIA I TORAKOCHIRURGIA POLSKA, vol.10, no.2, pp.139-147, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/kitp.2013.36135
  • Journal Name: KARDIOCHIRURGIA I TORAKOCHIRURGIA POLSKA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-147
  • Keywords: thoracotomy, postoperative analgesia, thoracic paravertebral block, thoracic epidural analgesia, complication, RANDOMIZED-TRIALS, LUNG RESECTION, ANALGESIA, THORACOTOMY, SURGERY, BUPIVACAINE, 0.2-PERCENT, ROPIVACAINE, INFUSION, RELIEF
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Introduction: The definition of pain focuses mainly on tissue damage and provides information regarding pathophysiological changes in the human being [1]. Patients experience pain as a response to this tissue damage after surgery and the pain intensity after thoracotomies is known to be severe [2].