A statistical model for pain in patient-controlled analgesia and conventional intramuscular opioid regimens.

@article{Ferrante1988ASM,
  title={A statistical model for pain in patient-controlled analgesia and conventional intramuscular opioid regimens.},
  author={F. Michael Ferrante and E. John Orav and Angelo G. Rocco and Jennifer L. Gallo},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1988},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={
          457-61
        }
}
A statistical model was developed: 1) to compare the efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and traditional intramuscular (IM) opioids for pain relief in 40 patients after total knee replacement and, 2) to evaluate pain cycles associated with each technique. Hourly visual analog pain scores were subjected to two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and time-series analysis. Hourly verbal analog pain scores were used to determine predominant pain levels. According to ANOVA, PCA was no more… CONTINUE READING

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