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•Question: Does erector spinae plane block, a novel technique for regional analgesia, improve the quality of recovery after modified radical mastectomy? •Findings: Erector spinae plane block in patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy enhanced the quality of recovery and decreased pain and opioid consumption during the early postoperative period. •Meaning: Erector spinae plane block may be a useful regional technique for recovery outcomes after modified radical mastectomy.

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Our findings show that the pre-operative administration of ESPB may be a useful intervention to aid recovery following breast cancer surgery.


I hope this article provoking to evaluate the efficacy of intervention(s) on the quality of recovery after surgery from the patient’s perspective.

Xiaochun Zheng
Chinese Society of Anesthesiology

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This page is a summary of: Efficacy of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block on postoperative quality of recovery and analgesia after modified radical mastectomy: randomized controlled trial, Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, November 2019, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/rapm-2019-100983.
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