M Farschtschian

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Epidural morphine is effective in the treatment of postoperative pain, but the incidence of associated side effects is high. To assess a potential reduction of opioid side effects by droperidol, 4 mg morphine with either placebo or 2.5 mg droperidol was injected epidurally in a double-blind, randomized, postoperative trial. Forty patients undergoing hip(More)
The postoperative combination of epidural sufentanil and epidural droperidol was assessed in 40 patients with hip or knee arthroplasties. Patients were given a single intravenous (i.v.) bolus of sufentanil 50 micrograms with either droperidol 2.5 mg or placebo (0.9% NaCl) epidurally in a double-blind, randomized design at the first request for postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Tramadol is an analgesic with combined opioid agonist and monoamine reuptake blocker properties, which may be useful as a perioperative analgesic and antinociceptive adjuvant. METHODS The dose-dependent effects of adjuvant preoperative epidural tramadol on postoperative analgesia (pain scores and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) use) and pain(More)
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