Propofol and postoperative pain. Time to change priorities?

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Currently, the use of inhalational anesthetics is the basic method of general anesthesia. Propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) is not widely used. However, over the past years, evidence-based medicine data have been obtained on a decrease in the intensity of postoperative pain and the need for analgesics in patients operated on under the conditions of propofol-based TIVA, compared with inhalation anesthesia. It is possible that this fact will form the basis for revising general anesthesia regimens.

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A. M. Ovechkin

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3453-8699

д. мед. н., профессор кафедры анестезиологии и реаниматологии

Russian Federation, Moscow


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