Intra-op beta blockers lower post-op opioid use, nausea and length of stay
from Anesthesiology News
From Jan. 26:
Although typically used to promote hemodynamic stability, beta blockers may have another purpose, according to a team of Montreal researchers: reducing postoperative pain. Their systematic review concluded that continuous beta-blocker infusions during surgery can decrease postoperative opioid consumption, the incidence of nausea and PACU length of stay, all with few side effects.
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