publication . Article . 2018

Does the Use of Intratesticular Blocks in Dogs Undergoing Orchiectomies Serve as an Effective Adjunctive Analgesic?

Erik Davis Fausak; Elizabeth Rodriguez; Anna Elizabeth Simle; Netwarat Merman; Dakota Cook;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2018 Journal: Veterinary Evidence (issn: 2396-9776, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: RCVS Knowledge
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;strong&gt;PICO question&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;In dogs undergoing orchiectomy, does the use of intratesticular blocks reduce the pain in patients compared to not using intratesticular blocks?&lt;/p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Clinical bottom line&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;p&gt;Low level of evidence suggests that when compared to a pre-medication with pure-µ agonist opioids, intratesticular blocks do not appear to provide significant benefit.  However, based on our clinical scenario where pre-medication is with a partial-µ opioid like buprenorphine, there may be benefit in utilising intratesticular lidocaine or bupivicaine.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;br /&gt; ...
Subjects
free text keywords: dogs, intratesticular, local anesthetic, anaesthesia, castration, neuter, lidocaine, bupivicaine, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100
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