Published in Hospital Business Week, February 10th, 2008
"Alternative regional techniques might be applicable in cardiac surgery. The purpose of this study is to present a novel technique of bilateral single-shot paravertebral blocks (BSS-PVB) for cardiac surgery via median sternotomy and compare its efficacy versus high thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA). Fifty-two patients were compared in this prospective cohort audit. In 26 patients, cardiac surgery was performed using low-dose fentanyl/BSS-PVB (bilateral...
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