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2020 Jun

Indian J Anaesth



Audit of pain management following emergency laparotomies in cancer patients: A prospective observational study from an Indian tertiary care hospital.


Emergency laparotomies present a challenge in pain management given sick patients, odd timings and poor outcomes. Current recommendations favour multimodal opioid-sparing analgesia following elective laparotomies. No recommendation exists for emergency surgeries.