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    Intraperitoneal bupivacaine disappoints in postop pain relief

    By Alice Goodman NEW YORK – While some evidence in the surgical literature suggests that intraperitoneal bupivacaine reduces postoperative pain scores and narcotic use, a new randomized controlled trial shows no significant improvement in patients undergoing robot-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy. “Despite evidence of benefit in laparoscopic surgery, there does not appear to be a benefit […]

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