Faculty Advisor(s)

Cheryl Nimmo

Document Type

Capstone

Publication Date

6-2017

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© 2017 Brittany Guilmet

Abstract

Advances in technology have pushed many practitioners towards the implementation of minimally invasive surgery. Many different specialties have rapidly adopted this new approach and patient outcomes have improved as a result of this transition. One specialty, thoracic surgery, has evolved with this change through the development of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Despite improved patient outcomes, thoracic surgery remains one of the most painful procedures that a patient can endure. Although there are many different analgesic modalities available, the gold standard for post-operative analgesia in this patient population remains unknown. The aim of this literature review is to compare the analgesic benefits of thoracic epidural analgesia to intercostal analgesia.

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Master's capstone

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