Study: Direct anesthetic infusion aids in colorectal cancer surgery

08/30/2007 | Washington Post, The

Direct infusion of the local anesthetic ropivacaine to the surgical wound of colorectal cancer surgery patients significantly reduced their pain after the procedure and shortened recovery time, scientists report. The study of 42 patients found that those who received ropivacaine, administered continuously through a special multi-holed catheter for 48 hours after surgery, had lower pain scores and required less morphine to control pain than patients who received a placebo.

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