Comparison of Fentanyl with Sufentanil for Chest Tube Removal

Background: After cardiac surgery, the chest tubes cause pain and their removal is painful and unpleasant forpatients. The aim of this research was to study and compare the analgesic effect of fentanyl and sufentanil on painrelief during chest tube removal in post-cardiac surgical patients.Patients ... Ausführliche Beschreibung

1. Person: M Golmohammadi verfasserin
Weitere Personen: SH Sane verfasserin
Quelle: In Iranian Cardiovascular Research Journal (01.11.2008)
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Genre: Cardiovascular, Medicine (General), Health Sciences
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Zusammenfassung: Background: After cardiac surgery, the chest tubes cause pain and their removal is painful and unpleasant forpatients. The aim of this research was to study and compare the analgesic effect of fentanyl and sufentanil on painrelief during chest tube removal in post-cardiac surgical patients.Patients and Methods: A total of 80 patients scheduled for elective cardiac surgery, were recruited in prospective,randomized and double-blind study. Patients received 1.5μg/kg fentanyl or 0.15μg/kg sufentanyl, intravenously10 minutes before removal of chest tube. Pain intensity was assessed by measuring visual analogscale (VAS) pain score, 10 minutes before, during, and 5 and10 minutes after removing chest tubes. Level ofsedation, heart rate, arterial blood pressure, and oxygenation saturation were recorded at each stage by a blindedobserver.Results: Mean pain intensity scores 10 minutes before removal of chest tube in fentanyl, and sufentanil groupswere 29.5±12.1 and 31±11.2 respectively. Pain scores during chest tube removal were 38.5±11.6 in fentanylgroup and 44.7±12.8 in sufentanil group (P =0.02). In addition, pain scores during chest tube removal were significantly(P value=0.02) more reduced in fentanyl (17.21±7.5) than in sufentanil group (21.51±11.2). Sedationscores remained low in two groups. None of the patients showed any adverse side effects of opioids. No differenceswere seen in the heart rate or arterial blood pressure, but oxygenation saturation was significantly greaterin sufentanil group than in fentanyl group.Conclusion: Both fentanyl and sufentanil provide adequate analgesia for chest tube removal without increasinguntoward side effects.
ISSN: 1735-885X

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