Postoperative pain, recovery and discharge after robot‐assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: A multicentre, single blinded, randomised controlled trial

  • Published on 06/10/2024
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S. Hallengren 1, A. Schening 1, A.‐C. Lindström 1,2, J. Radros 3, J. Eriksson 4, E. Blomqvist 5, R. Knutas 5, N. Fällman 6, M. Aly 3,7, A. Gupta 1,2

1 Department of Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care (PMI) Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm Sweden
2 Institution for Pharmacology and Physiology Karolinska Institute Stockholm Sweden
3 Department of Pelvic Cancer, Theme Cancer Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm Sweden
4 Division of Biostatistics, Institute of Environmental Medicine Karolinska Institute Stockholm Sweden
5 Department of Urology Capio Saint Görans Hospital Stockholm Sweden
6 Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm Sweden
7 Institution for Molecular Medicine and Surgery Karolinska Institute Stockholm Sweden


Background General anaesthesia is standard of care for patients undergoing robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). However, postoperative pain and bladder discomfort remains an issue, and optimising pain management could improve recovery and promote earlier home discharge. The main objective of this trial was to evaluate if patients receiving spinal anaesthesia are more frequently home ready at 8 pm on the same day compared with multimodal pain management...


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