Eva Johanzon

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BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate postoperative analgesia and safety of wound instillation of ropivacaine either by a single dose or a patient-controlled regional anaesthesia (PCRA) technique. METHODS In 40 patients undergoing arthroscopic subacromial decompression the surgeon placed a catheter into the subacromial space at the end of the(More)
BACKGROUND Some controversy exists in the literature on the benefit of epidurals compared to patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCA). Also, the dose of ropivacaine for epidural analgesia when combined with morphine remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the epidural vs. PCA technique and high-dose vs. low-dose ropivacaine combined(More)
BACKGROUND In this study we assessed the efficacy of intraarticular regional analgesia on postoperative pain and analgesic requirements. METHODS Fifty-one patients undergoing shoulder surgery (Bankart) were recruited into this double-blind study. At the end of the operation, patients were randomized to three groups to receive intraarticularly via a(More)
Postoperative pain management relevant for specific surgical procedures is debated. The importance of evaluating pain with consideration given to type of surgery and the patient's perspective has been emphasized. In this prospective cohort study, we analysed outcome data from 607 patients in the international PAIN OUT registry for assessment and comparison(More)
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