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Minerva Anestesiologica 1999 June;65(6):401-4

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Regional anaesthesia for outpatients

Korttila K.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Haartmaninkatu 2, Hyks, Finland


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Regional anaesthe­sia is use­ful in day sur­gery ­when prop­er­ly ­applied. Most com­mon­ly ­used tech­niques are ­IVRA, axil­lary ­block, ­local/infil­tra­tion ­plus mon­i­tored anaesthe­sia ­care. Spinal anaesthe­sia is ­also fre­quent­ly ­used in DS. Depending on the tech­nique ­used RA may fas­ten or pro­long dis­charge ­when com­pared to gen­er­al anaesthe­sia. The use of mon­i­tored anaesthe­sia ­care as an ­adjunct to RA increas­es ­patient accept­abil­ity and sat­is­fac­tion ­with dif­fer­ent ­blocks. In ­most cas­es ­there is ­less ­pain ­after oper­a­tion if RA was ­used ­when com­pared to GA but con­trol of ­pain is impor­tant at the ­time ­when the ­block ­wears off. Patient infor­ma­tion and coper­a­tion as ­well as time­ly dis­charge of ­patients ­home is impor­tant for suc­cess­ful RA in DS.

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