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2022 Apr

Anesth Pain Med



Erector Spinae Plane Block for Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgeries via Sternotomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Ali Gado A, Alsadek W M, Ali H, Ismail A A
Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Apr; 12(2):e123723.
PMID: 35991776.


Ineffective management of postoperative pain following pediatric cardiac surgeries adversely affects a patient's postoperative course. The erector spinae plane (ESP) block has been described in the literature regarding perioperative pain management. We hypothesized that bilateral ESP blocks in pediatric patients would decrease intraoperative fentanyl consumption, reduce the need for postoperative morphine consumption, and improve pain scores.