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2023 Feb 03

World Neurosurg

Opioid versus non-opioid analgesia for craniotomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.


Sriganesh K, Bharadwaj S, Shanthanna H, Rao G US, Kramer BW, Sathyaprabha TN
World Neurosurg. 2023 Feb 03.
PMID: 36739893.


Despite the use of intraoperative opioid analgesia, postoperative pain is often reported by patients undergoing craniotomies. Opioids also cause undesirable side-effects in neurosurgical patients. Hence, role of non-opioid analgesia has been explored for craniotomies in recent years.