Study finds non-narcotic nerve block controls children’s pain, shortens hospital stays

Posted by on May 15, 2016 10:37 pm
Categories: health

A new study has found an effective way to control pain following minimally invasive surgery to correct a congenital condition called pectus excavatum. Children are sent home with catheters that infuse a non-narcotic nerve-blocking drug called a paravertebral blockade. Use of the blocks shortens hospital stays and reduces opioid use after surgery.

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