Pain management in post transperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy is a key to early recovery. Different types of regional anesthesia techniques have been applied for managing post-operative pain. However, the results are still not satisfactory. This study aims to compare effectiveness of ultrasound-guided bilateral Quadratus Lumborum (QL) block with continuous epidural analgesia in improving post transperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy analgesia and motoric mobility. This is a randomized controlled trial that included 26 healthy living kidney donor patients. All subjects were randomized to receive preoperatively bilateral QL block (n=13) or continuous epidural analgesia (n=13). Subjects in QL group received 20 mL of bupivacaine 0.25% bilaterally and subjects in epidural group received continuous bupivacaine 0.125% infusion 6 mL/hour. Numerical rating scale (NRS), Bromage score, and duration of urinary catheterization were recorded. The results presented no significant differences in NRS scores at rest and movement, and Bromage score between QL block group and epidural block group in at 2,6,12,24 hours after surgery. The QL block group received significantly lower total dose of bupivacaine (p<0.001) and duration of urinary catheterization was significantly shorter (p=0.001) compared to epidural group. This study found that QL block produced similar postoperative NRS and Bromage score with fewer dose of bupivacaine and shorter duration of urinary catheterization compared with continuous epidural analgesia within 24 hours.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jul 2019|
|Event||1st Sriwijaya International Conference on Medical Sciences, SICMS 2018 - Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia|
Duration: 26 Oct 2018 → 27 Oct 2018