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Regional anaesthesia in vascular surgery: a multidisciplinary approach to accelerate recovery and postoperative discharge

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Title

Regional anaesthesia in vascular surgery: a multidisciplinary approach to accelerate recovery and postoperative discharge

Journal Publication

Minerva anestesiologica

Date

2001

pages

151-154

Research Type

Systematic Review

Keywords

*Anesthesia Recovery Period
Anesthesia, Conduction/*methods
Critical Pathways
Patient Care Team
Patient Discharge/*statistics &amp
*Vascular Surgical Procedures

Abstract

A multimodal, rehabilitative, fast discharge approach to abdominal aortic surgery is analyzed. The approach was developed in two phases during the years 1997-2000: in the first phase (1997) patients had thoracic epidural anesthesia plus TIVA and analgesia. They had improvement of the classical surrogate outcomes and analgesia: pain relief, nasogastric tube withdrawal, mobilization, ileus, hospital length of stay were significantly (p< 0,01) improved when compared to a historical, standard management group (1996: general anesthesia or lumbar epidural anesthesia plus general anesthesia with gas). In the second phase we started a more aggressive perioperative approach based on thoracic epidural anesthesia plus general anesthesia with gas and spontaneous breathing and postoperative epidural analgesia, left subcostal minilaparotomy incisions, aggressive postoperative nursing and pain relief on the ward. Preliminary results on 44 patients show no mortality, low postoperative morbility (cardiac complications 2,2%, peripheral embolization 2,2%, no pulmonary complications), no ICU stay and fast hospital discharge (median: 3,5 days, range: 2-8 days) without complications. We conclude that preliminary data support the safety and the need for further improvement of a multimodal, aggressive rehabilitative approach in abdominal vascular surgery.

pmid

Date of Input: 7/23/2015; Priority: Normal; Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Ospedale degli Infermi, Biella, Italy.; eng; Web: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=11778110

Time in Treatment

67

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