Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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Kamuf J

Kamuf J


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    Cancer-Free or Overall Survival Rate Following Radical Prostatectomy is not Influenced by Perioperative Pain Management
    Author(s): Kamuf J, Pospich M and Heid FKamuf J, Pospich M and Heid F

    Objective: There is controversial data regarding influence of anesthetic techniques on the outcome of patients undergoing cancer surgery. In particular, whether patients benefit from the application of regional techniques is elaborately discussed. Therefore we enrolled a retrospective analysis to determine the influence of different anesthetic techniques in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy due to prostate cancer. Methods: After ethics approval, we viewed our medical record archive for patients that received radical prostatectomy between 1995 and 2005 and included 300 patients. They were divided according to their postoperative pain regime (systemic opioids vs. epidural analgesia). Recurrence-free survival was defined as the primary endpoint and overall survival as the secondary endpoint. The study period covered at least the firs.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000422

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