This study uses data from the Vascular Study Group of New England data registry to compare postoperative complication and long-term survival rates in patients who received general anesthesia with those who received combined epidural and general anesthesia for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
This meta-analysis reports that compared with alternative analgesic techniques, epidurals may be associated with superior pain control. However, this does not translate into improved recovery or reduced morbidity when used within an enhanced recovery protocol.
Halabi et al examine the use of epidural analgesia in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the
national level and compare its outcomes with those of conventional analgesia.