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2022 Mar

Indian J Anaesth



Opioid-free anaesthesia for laparoscopic surgeries – A prospective non-randomised study in a tertiary care hospital.


Ragupathy R, Prabhu GSC, Thiyagarajan D, Anto V
Indian J Anaesth. 2022 Mar; 66(3):207-212.
PMID: 35497703.


Opioids have nowadays become superfluous because of their adverse effects involving post-operative recovery of the patients. So, we aimed at comparing opioid-free anaesthesia with opioid-based technique for post-operative pain relief in laparoscopic surgeries. The primary objective was to assess the pain scores in the post-operative period using visual analogue scale (VAS) for 24 h, and the secondary objective was to compare intraoperative haemodynamic parameters, duration of postoperative analgesia and total analgesics consumed in the first 24 h.