Biomedical Research

Research Article - Biomedical Research (2017) Volume 28, Issue 19

Effect of general anesthesia combined with epidural analgesia on the postoperative recovery of patients undergoing laparoscopic radical resection of rectal carcinoma

Objective: The effect of general anesthesia combined with epidural analgesia on post-operative recovery was investigated to improve the therapeutic effectiveness of laparoscopic radical resection of rectal carcinoma.

Methods: Eighty patients who underwent laparoscopic radical resection of rectal carcinoma in our hospital from February 2016 to February 2017 were selected according to their hospitalization order as study objects. The patients were grouped using a random number table. Patients accepting general anesthesia comprised the control group, and those accepting general anesthesia combined with epidural analgesia comprised the test group. The influences of the two schemes on observational indices were compared.

Results: Both test and control groups obtained certain application effects. Patients in the test group displayed significant advantages over those in the control group in terms of narcotic dosage, complete block time, and anesthetic effect, and the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05). Evaluation indices (recovery time of intestinal functions, length of hospital stay, and off-bed movement time) of patients in the test group were better than those in the control group, and the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusion: The application of general anesthesia combined with epidural analgesia to patients who will undergo laparoscopic radical resection of rectal carcinoma leads to improved therapeutic effect and facilitates their recovery. Hence, administering general anesthesia combined with epidural analgesia is worthy of promotion and application.

Author(s): Jian Wen, Hai-Bin Huang, Chun-Gang Fan

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