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2022 Jul 14

BMC Anesthesiol



The quality of recovery after erector spinae plane block in patients undergoing breast surgery: a randomized controlled trial.


Wiech M, Piwowarczyk P, Mieszkowski M, Tuyakov B, Pituch-Sala K, Czarnik T, Kurylcio A, Czuczwar M, Borys M
BMC Anesthesiol. 2022 Jul 14; 22(1):222.
PMID: 35836116.


The erector spinae plane (ESP) block has recently been shown to effectively alleviate postoperative pain and reduce opioid consumption in breast surgery patients. However, data are still limited concerning the quality of recovery in patients following this procedure.