[Patient-controlled analgesia versus epidural analgesia using bupivacaine or morphine following major abdominal surgery. No difference in postoperative morbidity].


In 1987, Yeager et al. reported that intraoperative epidural anesthesia with local anesthetics and postoperative epidural analgesia with opiates diminished postoperative morbidity. In our first clinical trial on this topic, the better postoperative analgesia with epidural bupivacaine-fentanyl failed to improve the outcome after major abdominal operations… (More)


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