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UNLABELLED We examined the effects of two perioperative pain management techniques on recovery after laparotomy, as assessed by body weight (BW) and food consumption (FC). All rats received a preoperative intrathecal mixture of morphine plus bupivacaine combined with one of two treatments: (a) injection of slow-release morphine at the end of the surgery or(More)
Pneumothorax (PTX) is the most common complication associated with percutaneous needle aspiration (PNA) of the lung. Age, sex, cooperation, and lesion size, location, and depth, as well as needle size, number of passes, and radiographic calculation of total lung capacity all have been implicated in influencing the rate of PTX. Pulmonary function testing to(More)
Surgical stress is the combined result of tissue injury, anesthesia, and postoperative pain. It is characterized by elevated levels of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), corticosterone (CS), and elevated levels of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in the periphery and in the spinal cord. The present study examined the effects of perioperative pain management in rats(More)
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