Randomized controlled trial of epidural versus patient-controlled intravenous analgesia for postoperative pain control after laparoscopic gastrectomy

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Abstract

Although epidural analgesia (EDA) is considered standard postoperative analgesia for open gastrectomy, it has been unclear whether EDA has benefits in laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) because postoperative pain after a laparoscopic procedure is significantly reduced. We are conducting a two-arm, single-center, prospective randomized non-inferiority trial to evaluate the postoperative pain relief of patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) compared to EDA. A total of 132 patients undergoing LG will be randomized to EDA and PCIA groups (n=64 each) for postoperative pain control. The primary endpoint is postoperative pain at 24 h after surgery. This study will clarify the optimal pain management after LG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume72
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Epidural analgesia
  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy
  • Pain relief
  • Patient-controlled intravenous analgesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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