Seventy-three patients who underwent thoracic surgery were randomly selected for intraoperative intercostal nerve block using phenol (32 block and 41 control subjects). The patients were divided into three groups: pneumonectomies, lobectomies and explorative thoracotomies and evaluated by pain level, respiratory function parameters (VT, IRV, ERV, VC) and blood-gas analysis, both six and 24 hrs after surgery. The patients who had intraoperative nerve block using phenol enjoyed a more comfortable postoperative period. In particular, respiratory parameters were statistically better.
|Titolo:||Intrathoracic intercostal nerve block with phenol in open chest surgery. A randomized study with statistical evaluation of respiratory parameters|
|Parole Chiave:||Random Allocation ; Respiration ; Humans ; Thoracic Nerves ; Pheno l; Intercostal Nerves ; Phenols; Evaluation Studies as Topic; Nerve Block ; Pneumonectomy ; Intraoperative Care ; Thoracic Surgery ; Blood Gas Analysis ; Time Factors ; Pain, Postoperative|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-1986|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|