PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, vol.23, no.11, pp.1078-1083, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
paravertebral block, aortic coarctation repair, infant, POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, POSTTHORACOTOMY ANALGESIA, YOUNG INFANTS, CHILDREN, BUPIVACAINE, THORACOTOMY, INFUSION, SURGERY
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
Background: Thoracotomy causes severe pain in the postoperative period. Perioperative thoracic paravertebral block reduces pain score and may improve outcome after pediatric cardiac surgery. This prospective study was designed for the efficacy and duration of a single level, single injection ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) for fifteen infants undergoing aortic coarctation repair.