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2019 Oct 01

Pril (Makedon Akad Nauk Umet Odd Med Nauki)



Is Opioid-Free General Anesthesia More Superior for Postoperative Pain Versus Opioid General Anesthesia in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?


Toleska M, Dimitrovski A
Pril (Makedon Akad Nauk Umet Odd Med Nauki). 2019 Oct 01; 40(2):81-87.
PMID: 31605587.


Opioid-free anesthesia (OFA) is a new anesthesiological technique, where the giving of opioids (fentanyl) is avoided in the intra- and post-operative period. This leads to reduction in the opioid-related side effects and lower pain scores in the postoperative period.