[Patient-controlled analgesia: a study of fentanyl requirements in burnt patients during the acute phase].

@article{Badetti1994PatientcontrolledAA,
  title={[Patient-controlled analgesia: a study of fentanyl requirements in burnt patients during the acute phase].},
  author={Christian Badetti and Verginia Bernini and Laurence Pascal and J C Man{\'e}lli},
  journal={Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 6},
  pages={
          789-97
        }
}
This study assessed over the first post-burn week the patients' demands for opiates delivered with a PCA device, changes in opioid delivery along the day, especially during painful events and the incidence of side effects. Twenty-two patients (8 women, 14 men), mean age 33 years (+/- 12 SD), mean BSA 21% (+/- 13 SD), mean deep dermal burn 12% (+/- 11 SD) were included. Fentanyl was delivered by i.v. route using a PCA device during the first 6 days post burn. Bolus dose was fixed at 1 microgram… CONTINUE READING

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