publication . Article . 2018

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

Erik Fausak; Elizabeth Rodriguez; Anna Elizabeth Simle; Netwarat Merman; Dakota Cook;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2018 Journal: Veterinary Evidence (issn: 2396-9776, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: RCVS Knowledge
<p><strong>PICO question</strong></p><p><strong></strong>In cats undergoing orchiectomy, does the use of intratesticular lidocaine reduce the pain in patients compared to not using intratesticular lidocaine?</p><p><strong>Clinical bottom line</strong></p><p><strong></strong>With a low grade of evidence, when compared to a pre-medication with pure-µ agonist opioids, intratesticular lidocaine does 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.</p><br /> <img src="
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system
free text keywords: cats, intratesticular, local anesthetic, anesthesia, castration, neuter, lidocaine, bupivicaine, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100
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