A comparison of intravenous oxycodone and intravenous morphine in patient-controlled postoperative analgesia after laparoscopic hysterectomy.

@article{Lenz2009ACO,
  title={A comparison of intravenous oxycodone and intravenous morphine in patient-controlled postoperative analgesia after laparoscopic hysterectomy.},
  author={Harald Lenz and Leiv Sandvik and Erik Qvigstad and Carl Eivind Bjerkelund and Johan Georg Raeder},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={
          1279-83
        }
}
INTRODUCTION In this study, we investigated the dose requirements, pain relief, and side effects of oxycodone versus morphine after surgery with visceral pain. METHODS Ninety-one women received IV oxycodone or morphine before the end of laparoscopic hysterectomy and then continued with patient-controlled analgesia for 24 h postoperatively. RESULTS The accumulated oxycodone consumption was less (13.3 +/- 10.4 mg vs 22.0 +/- 13.1 mg, P = 0.001) than morphine. With oxycodone, the visual analog… CONTINUE READING
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