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Front Med (Lausanne)


Erector Spinae Plane Block in Abdominal Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.


Viderman D, Aubakirova M, Abdildin YG
Front Med (Lausanne). 2022; 9:812531.
PMID: 35280917.


Abdominal surgery is one of the most definitive and mainstay treatment options for abdominal pathologies in clinical practice. Acute postoperative pain is a major challenge in the postoperative period. Although opioids are commonly used for analgesia after major abdominal surgeries, they can lead to side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, constipation, pruritus, and life-threatening respiratory depression. Regional anesthetic techniques are commonly used to prevent or minimize these side effects. The objective of this meta-analysis is to assess the effectiveness of erector spinae plane block (ESPB) and standard medical (no block) pain management after major abdominal surgeries.