Abbreviations - ESRA
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Oncological Breast Surgery 2019



bds, b.d.s. Twice a day
CI Confidence interval
COX-2 Cyclo-oxygenase-2
cPVB Continuous paravertebral block
GA General anaesthesia
GoR Grade of recommendation
IM Intramuscular
IV Intravenous
LA Local anaesthetic/anaesthesia
LoE Level of evidence
NA Not Applicable
NRS Numerical rating scale
NS Not significant/ no significant difference
NSAID Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
PVB Paravertebral block
PECS-1 Pectoral nerves block-1 (local anaesthesia injected between the pectoralis major and minor muscles)
PECS-2 Pectoral nerves block-2 (PECS-1 injection combined with infiltration of local anaesthesia between the pectoralis major and the serratus anterior muscles)
PACU Post-anaesthesia care unit
PCA Patient-controlled analgesia
POD Postoperative day
PONV Postoperative nausea and vomiting
VAS Visual analogue score
VRS Verbal rating scale