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ACE Report #8739
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Preoperative continuous FNB does not reduce morphine consumption in hip fracture patients

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Impact of preoperative continuous femoral blockades on morphine consumption and morphine side effects in hip-fracture patients: A randomized, placebo-controlled study

Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med. 2016 Feb;35(1):37-43

Contributing Authors: A Chaudet G Bouhours E Rineau JF Hamel D Leblanc V Steiger S Lasocki

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60 patients presenting to the emergency department with a hip fracture were randomized to a preoperative continuous femoral nerve block (cFNB) or preoperative single-shot femoral nerve block (ssFNB). The purpose of this study was to compare pain, morphine consumption, and morphine-related side effects in this patient population awaiting surgery. The results demonstrated significant reductions in p...

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