Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, August 28th, 2006
Scientists at Mayo Clinic report, "We tested the hypothesis that the use of subarachnoid block (SAB) for vaginal hysterectomy produces superior postoperative analgesia and improves functional status at 12 weeks postoperatively."
J. Sprung and colleagues explained, "In this randomized controlled trial 89 patients received either standardized general anesthesia vs SAB with bupivacaine, clonidine, and morphine. Postoperatively, patients in both groups received multimodal pain management. Primary outcomes included evaluation of pain and functional status (SF-36 Health...
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