Elvir-Lazo O.L.,Cedars Sinai Medical Center |
White P.F.,University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center |
White P.F.,Cedars Sinai Medical Center |
White P.F.,Leonardo Foundation |
And 2 more authors.
Anesthesiology Clinics | Year: 2010
Multimodal (or balanced) analgesia represents an increasingly popular approach to preventing postoperative pain. The approach involves administering a combination of opioid and nonopioid analgesics. Nonopioid analgesics are increasingly being used as adjuvants before, during, and after surgery to facilitate the recovery process after ambulatory surgery. Early studies evaluating approaches to facilitating the recovery process have demonstrated that the use of multimodal analgesic techniques can improve early recovery as well as other clinically meaningful outcomes after ambulatory surgery. The potential beneficial effects of local anesthetics, NSAIDs, and gabapentanioids in improving perioperative outcomes continue to be investigated. © 2010.