Lidocaine patch for postoperative analgesia after radical retropubic prostatectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy under general anesthesia were randomly assigned to receive a lidocaine patch or placebo applied on each side of the wound at the end of surgery. Data were collected for 24 h after surgery. Seventy patients completed the study (36 lidocaine group, 34 placebo group). Demographics and postoperative morphine consumption were not different between the groups. However, the lidocaine patch group reported significantly less pain on coughing (19%-33% reduction) over all time periods (treatment vs placebo P < 0.0001, time x treatment P = 0.3056) and at rest (17%-32% reduction) for up to 6 h (treatment vs placebo P = 0.0003, time x treatment P = 0.0130).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Habib, AS; Polascik, TJ; Weizer, AZ; White, WD; Moul, JW; ElGasim, MA; Gan, TJ

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1950 - 1953

PubMed ID

  • 19448228

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181a21185


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States