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Postoperative Analgesia in Children After Propofol Versus Sevoflurane Anesthesia.
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PMID:  23294622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE.: Postoperative analgesia remains a problem, especially in pediatric patients. We hypothesize that patients anesthetized with sevoflurane have more postoperative pain than with propofol. DESIGN.: Randomized, prospective, double-blind study. SETTING.: University teaching hospital. SUBJECTS.: The subjects were 88 premedicated children, aged 3-6 years, and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Status I or II. INTERVENTIONS.: Subjectsunderwent hernia repair surgery. METHODS.: Anesthesia was maintained with propofol (group P, N = 46) or sevoflurane (group S, N = 42) and fentanyl was administered during surgery. All children before surgical incision received 40 mg/kg paracetamol, rectally. Prior to wound closure, the margins were infiltrated with 0.5% bupivacaine. OUTCOME MEASURES.: The primary outcome was pain score assessed by Faces Pain Scale (FPS) 2 hours postoperatively. The secondary outcomes included recovery time and adverse events within the first 2 hours. RESULTS.: Group S had a significantly higher proportion of patients who exhibited postoperative pain than group P (24.3% vs 4.5%, respectively; P < 0.05). FPS score in group P was 1.2 ± 0.6, compared with 3.4 ± 1.5 in group S (P < 0.001). Mean recovery time in group S was significantly shorter than the corresponding mean for group P (10.1 ± 1.3 vs 16.5 ± 5.4 minutes, respectively; P < 0.001). CONCLUSION.: In children, anesthesia maintenance with propofol was associated with a significantly lower incidence of postoperative pain than with sevoflurane.
Antigona Hasani; Agreta Gecaj-Gashi; Sadik Llullaku; Hysni Jashari
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-7
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Title:  Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-4637     ISO Abbreviation:  Pain Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100894201     Medline TA:  Pain Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, University Clinical Centre of Kosova, Prishtina, Kosovo.
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