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The analgesic effect of gabapentin as a prophylactic anticonvulsant drug on postcraniotomy pain: a prospective randomized study.

Authors
  • Türe, Hatice
  • Sayin, Murat
  • Karlikaya, Geysu
  • Bingol, Canan Aykut
  • Aykac, Bora
  • Türe, Ugur
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2009
Volume
109
Issue
5
Pages
1625–1631
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181b0f18b
PMID: 19713257
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The administration of gabapentin to patients undergoing craniotomy for supratentorial tumor resection was effective for acute postoperative pain. It also decreased analgesic consumption after surgery. However, it may lead to side effects such as delayed tracheal extubation and increased sedation postoperatively.

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