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2022 Mar 29

Ann Thorac Surg

Effect of Pre-Incisional Liposomal Bupivacaine Sternal Blockade on Post-Sternotomy Opioid Use.


Shih E, DiMaio MJ, Squiers JJ, Wheeless J, Hoffman WJ, Banwait JK, Hamandi M, Baxter R, Harrington KB
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Mar 29.
PMID: 35364051.


Prolonged and excessive opioid use in the postoperative setting is associated with multiple complications. Use of regional analgesia may reduce postoperative opioid use.