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Review Article

Perioperative Multimodal Anesthesia Using Regional Techniques in the Aging Surgical Patient

Table 2

Benefits of regional anesthesia
 (i) Improve acute perioperative pain management
 (ii) Reduced opioid use along with reduced incidence of adverse events
 (iii) Can obtain skeletal muscle relaxation, thus limiting need and risks of IV muscle relaxants
 (iv) Option to maintain patient consciousness
 (v) Continued presence of protective upper airway reflexes
 (vi) An isolated regional modality will have minimal effect on pulmonary or cardiac disease

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