Paravertebral block during cholecystectomy: Effects on circulatory and hormonal responses

K. Giesecke, B. Hamberger, P. O. Järnberg, C. Klingstedt

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Abstract

Surgical trauma induces a hormonal metabolic response which is partly responsible for postoperative catabolism. In this study 12 patients underwent cholecystectomy during isoflurane anaesthesia, six with a paravertebral block (PVB) in addition. Plasma concentrations of glucose, cortisol and adrenaline, and heart rate and arterial pressure were compared between the two groups. The patients with PVB showed a significantly diminished response to noxious stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)652-656
Number of pages5
JournalBritish journal of anaesthesia
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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