Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Pain Relief After Liposuction: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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dc.contributor.author Silva, Milla Pompilio da [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Liebano, Richard Eloin
dc.contributor.author Rodrigues, Victor Ales [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Felipe Abla, Luiz Eduardo [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Ferreira, Lydia Masako [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T14:40:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T14:40:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-015-0451-6
dc.identifier.citation Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York: Springer, v. 39, n. 2, p. 262-269, 2015.
dc.identifier.issn 0364-216X
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38930
dc.description.abstract Liposuction is a common cosmetic surgical procedure, which requires analgesia for postoperative pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) has been used for postoperative pain relief; however, there is no evidence of its effectiveness in liposuction patients and this is the focus of this paper.A prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was conducted with 42 adult patients who underwent liposuction. Patients were randomly allocated to either the TENS group (active TENS) or control group (sham TENS). All patients received morphine (0.1 mg/kg) and dipyrone 1 g immediately after surgery; TENS was delivered 2 h later. the primary outcome was pain intensity. Secondary outcomes were analgesic requirement, number and types of adverse effects of TENS, quality of pain, treatment success, and patient satisfaction. Postoperative pain was measured using a visual analog scale (VAS) and the Brazilian version of the McGill Pain Questionnaire (Br-MPQ).Patients in the TENS group reported significantly lower pain intensity (P < 0.001, effect size = 0.92) compared with those in the control group. TENS significantly decreased the consumption of analgesics in the postoperative period (P < 0.001). No withdrawals or adverse effects were observed in the TENS group, but 33.3 % of patients in the control group reported drowsiness and nausea. About 95 and 38 % of patients in the TENS and control groups, respectively, were satisfied with the analgesic treatment.The results indicate that TENS is effective as an adjunct to analgesics for pain relief after liposuction.This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. for a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266. en
dc.format.extent 262-269
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject Plastic surgery en
dc.subject Liposuction en
dc.subject Postoperative pain en
dc.subject TENS en
dc.subject Analgesia en
dc.subject Electrotherapy en
dc.title Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Pain Relief After Liposuction: A Randomized Controlled Trial en
dc.type Artigo
dc.rights.license http://www.springer.com/open+access/authors+rights?SGWID=0-176704-12-683201-0
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Univ City São Paulo UNICID
dc.description.affiliation Fed Univ São Paulo UNIFESP, Grad Program Translat Surg, Div Plast Surg, BR-04024002 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ City São Paulo UNICID, Phys Therapy Dept, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Sch Med EPM UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Fed Univ São Paulo UNIFESP, Grad Program Translat Surg, Div Plast Surg, BR-04024002 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Sch Med EPM UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00266-015-0451-6
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000351146500014



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