Abbreviations - ESRA
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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery 2021


6MWT Six-minute walking test
CI Confidence interval
COX-2 Cyclo-oxygenase-2
ESPB Erector spinae plane block
FEV1 Forced expiratory volume in the first second
FVC Forced vital capacity
GA General anaesthesia
ICNB Intercostal nerve block
IQR Interquartile range
IV Intravenous
LA Local anaesthetic
NA Not applicable
NMDA N-Methyl-D-aspartate
NR Not reported
NRS Numeric rating scale
NS Not significant
NSAID Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
PACU Post-anaesthesia care unit
PCA Patient-controlled analgesia
PCIA Patient-controlled intravenous analgesia
PIBI Programmed intermittent bolus infusion
POD Postoperative day
PVB Paravertebral block
QoR-40 Quality of recovery assessed by the 40-item QoR-questionnaire
RCT Randomised controlled trial
SAPB Serratus anterior plane block
SPB Serratus plane block
TEA Thoracic epidural analgesia
TENS Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
VAS Visual analogue score
VATS Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
VRS Visual rating scale