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Effectiveness of General Anesthesia Bronchial Intubation Combined with Thoracic Paravertebral Nerve Block in Patients Operated for Tuberculous Empyema

Chunyu Duan, Gang Wang, Man Xu, Bei Wang*

Anesthesiology and Surgery Department in Xi’an Chest Hospital, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

*Corresponding author: Bei Wang

Published: 11 May 2024 How to cite this paper


Objective: Exploring the specific utility of performing general anesthesia bronchial intubation combined with thoracic paravertebral nerve block in patients undergoing tuberculous empyema surgery. Method: 60 patients with tuberculous empyema who underwent surgical treatment were selected for analysis, the research period is from June 2022 to June 2023. Based on the randomized numerical table method, all patients were divided into a control group and an observation group, the control group (30 cases) received routine general anesthesia and bronchial intubation, the observation group (30 cases) received thoracic paravertebral nerve block anesthesia based on the control group. Compare the anesthesia effects and postoperative recovery (recovery time, spontaneous breathing recovery time, extubation time) between the two groups. Compare the stress indicators before and after surgery between the two groups, as well as the occurrence of postoperative adverse reactions. Result: The anesthesia effect of the observation group was better than that of the control group (P<0.05), the postoperative recovery time, spontaneous breathing recovery, and extubation time in the observation group were shorter than those in the control group (P<0.05); the stress indicators after surgery in both groups were improved compared to before surgery, but compared to the control group, the observation group was lower (P<0.05), the incidence of adverse reactions in the observation group was only 6.67%, lower than 23.33% in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Based on the use of general anesthesia and bronchial intubation for patients undergoing surgery for tuberculous empyema, the addition of thoracic paravertebral nerve block anesthesia can enhance the overall anesthesia effect. This approach can facilitate the swift recovery of patients post-surgery and holds promising potential for widespread application.

KEYWORDS: Tuberculous empyema, Surgery, Thoracic paravertebral nerve block, General anesthesia, Tracheal intubation


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How to cite this paper

Chunyu Duan, Gang Wang, Man Xu, Bei Wang. Effectiveness of General Anesthesia Bronchial Intubation Combined with Thoracic Paravertebral Nerve Block in Patients Operated for Tuberculous Empyema. International Journal of Medicine Frontiers, 2024, 7(1), 10-15.

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