Abbreviations - ESRA
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Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery 2019


ANB Axillary nerve block
bds, b.d.s. Twice a day
CI Confidence interval
CISB Continuous interscalene block
CCEB Continuous cervical epidural block
COX-2 Cyclo-oxygenase-2
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
PACU Post-anaesthesia care unit
PCA Patient-controlled analgesia
POD Postoperative day
PONV Postoperative nausea and vomiting
PRP Platelet-rich plasma
qds, q.d.s. Four times a day
q30min Every 30 minutes
q4h 6 times a day, every 4 hours
SS-ISB Single-shot interscalene block
SSNB Suprascapular nerve block
tds, t.d.s. Three times a day
TENS Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
VAS Visual analogue score
VRS Verbal rating scale