Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-017-2790-7
Title: A Multimodal Analgesic Protocol Reduces Opioid-Related Adverse Events and Improves Patient Outcomes in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Authors: Ng J.J.
Leong W.Q.
Tan C.S.
Poon K.H.
Lomanto D. 
So J.B.Y. 
Shabbir A. 
Keywords: Analgesia
Enhanced recovery
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2017
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Citation: Ng J.J., Leong W.Q., Tan C.S., Poon K.H., Lomanto D., So J.B.Y., Shabbir A. (2017-12-01). A Multimodal Analgesic Protocol Reduces Opioid-Related Adverse Events and Improves Patient Outcomes in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Obesity Surgery 27 (12) : 3075-3081. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-017-2790-7
Abstract: Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most commonly performed procedures for the treatment of obesity. Patients with obesity are more prone to experience opioid-related adverse events (ORAE). Objectives: The objective of this study is to determine if a multimodal analgesia protocol (MAP) reduces ORAE and provides effective pain relief for patients after LSG. Setting: This study was conducted at University Hospital, Singapore. Methods: The MAP consists of mandatory pre-operative etoricoxib, intra-operative acetaminophen, and post-operative acetaminophen with optional post-operative tramadol. We identified and collected data for patients who underwent LSG between May 2010 and November 2015 and compared patients before and after the implementation of the MAP. Results: One hundred fifty-eight patients were included and 68 patients were treated with the MAP. There were no differences in age, gender, body mass index, ethnicity, or comorbidities between the two groups except for the incidence of hypertension (p�=�0.015). There was a significant reduction in the incidence of ORAE from 33.3 to 8.8% (p�<�0.001) after the implementation of the MAP. There was also a significant reduction in the use of opioids intra-operatively from 58.2 to 43.6�mg (p�<�0.001) and post-operatively from 23.7 to 0.7�mg (p�<�0.001). Pain scores were similar at 1, 6, and 48 post-operatively, while pain scores were significantly reduced at 12 (p�=�0.033) and 24�h (p�=�0.02) post-operatively. Multivariate analysis showed that these results remained significant. Conclusion: Our study suggests that a MAP reduces ORAE and provides effective pain relief for patients undergoing LSG. � 2017, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Source Title: Obesity Surgery
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/146705
ISSN: 09608923
DOI: 10.1007/s11695-017-2790-7
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