Abbreviations

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List of abbreviations

 

BMI

body mass index

CCT

clinical controlled trial

CG

control group

E-LRPE

extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

GA

general anesthesia

IG

intervention group

ITT

intention to treat (statistical method for analysis)

i.t.

intrathecal

i.m. or IM

intramuscular

i.v. or IV

intravenous

IQR

interquartile range

LRP

laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

LOS

length of stay

LN-SV-TPP

laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND), laparoscopically assisted seminal vesicle mobilization, and total perineal prostatectomy

n

absolute value

NPS

numeric pain score

O-RPE

open extraperitoneal radical prostatectomy

PACU

post-anesthesia care unit

PCA

patient controlled analgesia

PCEA

patient-controlled epidural analgesia

POD

postoperative day

PONV

postoperative nausea and vomiting

POSAS

patient and observer scar assessment scale

p.o.

per os

PRN

pro re nata (as needed)

QoL

quality of life

RALRP

robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

RCT

randomised controlled trial

rg

range

RRP

radical retropubic prostatectomy

SD

standard deviation

SEM

standard error of mean

SpA

spinal anesthesia

TAP block

transversus abdominis plane block

TEA

thoracic epidural analgesia

TRUS

transrectal prostatic ultrasound

T-LRPE

transperitoneal laparoscopic radical prostatectomy

VAS

visual analogue scale

VIP

Vattikuti Institute prostatectomy

VNS

verbal numeric scale

VRS

verbal rating scale

yr.

years