Canadian Journal Of Anaesthesia-Journal Canadien D Anesthesie, vol.52, no.10, pp.1047-1053, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded)
Purpose: To compare efficacy and patient outcome of wound infiltration with ropivacaine, lornoxicam, or their combination for control of pain following thyroid surgery.
Methods: Eighty patients underwent thyroid surgery were randomly assigned to one of four groups. Before skin closure, local tissues were infiltrated with 12 mL saline in Group S, with 10 mL of ropivacaine 0.75% plus 2 mL saline in Group R, with 2 mL of lornoxicam (8 mg) plus 10 mL saline in Group L, and with 10 mL ropivacaine 0.75% plus 2 mL lornoxicam (8 mg) in Group RL. Pain scores, total and incremental meperidine con-eight, 12, 18, and 24 hr postoperatively. Time to first analgesic requirement, patient satisfaction, and duration of hospital stay were also compared after surgery.