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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery 2021

PROSPECT Publications on VATS

Current recommendations

Sarah Feray, Jelle Lubach, Girish P. Joshi, Francis Bonnet, Marc Van de Velde on behalf of the PROSPECT Working Group of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA).

PROSPECT guidelines for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a systematic review and procedure-specific postoperative pain management recommendations.

Anaesthesia 2022;77:311–325.

Accompanying editorial

B. G. Shelley, K. J. Anderson, A. J. R. Macfarlane.

Regional anaesthesia for thoracic surgery: what is the PROSPECT that fascial plane blocks are the answer?

Anaesthesia 2022;77:252–256. doi: 10.1111/anae.15612.


G. P. Joshi, F. Bonnet, M. Van de Velde.

PROSPECT guidelines for pain management after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a reply.

Anaesthesia 2022;77:934–946. doi: 10.1111/anae.15737. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Comment on: T. K. F. Chow. PROSPECT guidelines no longer recommend thoracic epidural analgesia for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Anaesthesia 2022;77:937.