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January 27, 2023


J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36566128?dopt=Abstract

Intraoperative Fascial Plane Blocks Facilitate Earlier Tracheal Extubation and Intensive Care Unit Discharge After Cardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis.

Authors

Revollo SO, Echevarria GC, Fullerton D, Ramirez I, Farias J, Lagos R, Lacassie HJ
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022 Nov 26.
PMID: 36566128.

Abstract

Novel fascial plane blocks may allow early tracheal extubation and discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). The present study primarily aimed to determine whether fascial plane blocks, in comparison with intravenous analgesia alone, significantly shortened tracheal extubation times in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The secondary objectives were to compare each block's performance with that of intravenous analgesia alone in terms of the individual tracheal extubation time and length of ICU stay.