A multicenter evaluation of remifentanil for early postoperative analgesia.

  title={A multicenter evaluation of remifentanil for early postoperative analgesia.},
  author={T. Andrew Bowdle and Enrico Mario Camporesi and L K Maysick and Charles W. Hogue and Rafael V. Miguel and Michael Pitts and James B. Streisand},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={83 6},
We evaluated the use of an infusion of remifentanil to provide postoperative analgesia during recovery from total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) with remifentanil and propofol. One hundred fifty-seven patients from seven medical centers underwent abdominal, spine, joint replacement, or thoracic surgery. Remifentanil was titrated in an effort to limit pain to 0 or 1 on a 0-3 scale. At the end of the 30-min titration period, 78% of infusion rates were in the range of 0.05 to < or = 0.15 microgram… CONTINUE READING


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