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H. L. Short, K. Kamalanathan

Anaesthesia. Volume 73, Issue 4, April 2018, Pages 412-416


Analgesia is paramount following lung resection surgery as it enables maximal effort for optimal ventilatory function. Although opioids are useful analgesics, there is an advantage to using multi‐modal analgesic techniques in order to limit opioid side‐effects, particularly respiratory depression and sedation. Regional analgesia is a key component of this multi‐modal analgesic regime. This editorial will discuss recent changes in analgesia for lung resection surgery and the authors’ experience in analgesia for lung resection.