In this episode, Dr. Batchelor is joined by an astute resident, Dr. Lauren Galbraith, to discuss whether there is any benefit from the use of local anaesthetic for post-operative pain reduction in elective caesarean sections.
Resources for this episode:
Fouladi, RF, Navali, N. and Abbassi, A. 2013. Pre-incisional, post-incisional and combined pre- and post-incisional local wound infiltrations with lidocaine in elective caesarean section delivery: a randomised clinical trial. J Obstet Gynaecol 33(1):54-9. doi: 10.3109/01443615.2012.719945.
Bamigboye, AA and Hoffmeyer, JG. 2009. Local anaesthetic wound infiltration and abdominal nerves block during caesarean section for postoperative pain relief. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (3):CD006954. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006954.pub2.
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