Evaluation of Intravenous Paracetamol Administration on Postoperative Pain and Recovery Characteristics in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


Salihoglu Z. , Yildirim M., Demiroluk S., Kaya G., Karatas A., Ertem M., ...More

SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES, vol.19, no.4, pp.321-323, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sle.0b013e3181b13933
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY ENDOSCOPY & PERCUTANEOUS TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-323

Abstract

PURPOSE:

In this study, the effects of intravenous paracetamol treatment on early postoperative period analgesia and recovery characteristics after laparoscopic cholecystectomy have been evaluated.

METHODS:

Forty patients whose American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and randomly divided into 2 equal groups. In the first group, 1 g paracetamol was given to the patients intravenously after intubation before start of the surgery in 15 minutes. The 100 mL 0.9% NaCl was infused intravenously for the control group in 15 minutes. Postoperative pain was evaluated and recovery characteristics were evaluated.

RESULTS:

Verbal and visual pain scores of the paracetamol group were significantly lower than control group (P<0.05). First morphine requirement and total administered morphine dose and duration of staying in recovery room were significantly decreased in the paracetamol group (P<0.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Beside its effective analgesic properties, paracetamol administration during per operative period supports effective and faster recovery.

 

Purpose: In this study, the effects of intravenous paracetamol treatment on early postoperative period analgesia and recovery characteristics after laparoscopic cholecystectomy have been evaluated.