Preperitoneal or subcutaneous wound catheters as alternative for epidural analgesia in abdominal surgery. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 252-260.

Published: 9th April 2019

Authors: Mungroop T, Bond M, Lirk P, Busch O, Hollmann MW, Veelo D et al.

Conclusion

The analysis included 29 RCTs that included 2059 procedures. Preperitoneal catheters had better pain scores at 12 and 24h postoperatively than subcutaneous catheters, and equivalent pain control to epidural analgesia.

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