• Curr Opin Anaesthesiol · Jun 2023


    Analgesia after cesarean section - what is new?

    • Heidrun Lewald and Thierry Girard.
    • Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich.
    • Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2023 Jun 1; 36 (3): 288292288-292.

    Purpose Of ReviewCesarean section is the most frequent surgical intervention, and pain following cesarean delivery unfortunately remains a common issue. The purpose of this article is to highlight the most effective and efficient options for postcesarean analgesia and to summarize current guidelines.Recent FindingsThe most effective form of postoperative analgesia is through neuraxial morphine. With adequate dosing, clinically relevant respiratory depression is extremely rare. It is important to identify women with increased risk of respiratory depression, as they might require more intensive postoperative monitoring. If neuraxial morphine cannot be used, abdominal wall block or surgical wound infiltration are very valuable alternatives. A multimodal regimen with intraoperative intravenous dexamethasone, fixed doses of paracetamol/acetaminophen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce postcesarean opioid use. As the use of postoperative lumbar epidural analgesia impairs mobilization, double epidural catheters with lower thoracic epidural analgesia are a possible alternative.SummaryAdequate analgesia following cesarean delivery is still underused. Simple measures, such as multimodal analgesia regimens should be standardized according to institutional circumstances and defined as part of a treatment plan. Neuraxial morphine should be used whenever possible. If it cannot be used, abdominal wall blocks or surgical wound infiltration are good alternatives.Copyright © 2023 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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