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2020 Oct-Dec




Efficacy and safety of three different analgesic methods for patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy: a prospective, randomized controlled trial.


Ouzounidis X, Moysidis K, Kalinderis N, Papanikolaou D, Koukourikis P, Papaefstathiou E, Hatzimouratidis K
Hippokratia. 2020 Oct-Dec; 24(4):166-172.
PMID: 35023892.


Recent evidence suggests that additional analgesic regimens to periprostatic nerve block (PPNB) anesthesia provide substantial pain relief during transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy. In this regard, we investigated the efficacy and safety of tramadol alone or in combination with parecoxib as adjunct regimens to PPNB anesthesia.