[On-demand analgesia with tramadol in bilateral multiple rib fractures].

Abstract

A 41-year-old woman sustained bilaterally multiple rib fractures in a severe car accident. She developed severe pain-related dyspnoea. On-demand analgesia with tramadol (by pressing a button the patient could self-administer single doses of 20 mg) rapidly decreased the pain and respiration became almost normal. Daily doses of about 400 mg were sufficient… (More)

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