Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6148

Muhammed C Shafi

Department of Clinical Research, University of Medical Science, Delhi, India

  • Research Article   
    Assessment of Post Operative Analgesia in Modified Radical Mastectomy Patients Using Surgical Wound Irrigation with 0.25% Bupivacaine
    Author(s): Muhammed C Shafi*

    Modified Radical Mastectomy (MRM) is the most common surgical procedure for operable breast malignancies. Various strategies like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, peripheral nerve blocks, wound infiltration with local anaesthetics, thoracic epidural anaesthesia were found to have significantly improved the postoperative pain. An alternative technique that has widespread applicability is the insertion of catheters to allow for continuous infusions of local anaesthetics into the surgical wound at the end of the procedure. Continuous wound irrigation catheters with local anaesthetic drugs confer several benefits, including improved analgesia, reduced opioid use and its side effects, increased patient satisfaction and reduced hospital stay. Direct application of local anaesthetic to wounds directly block transmission of pain from nociceptive afferents f.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.21.12.1032

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