Adolescents use patient-controlled analgesia effectively for relief from prolonged oropharyngeal mucositis pain.

@article{Mackie1991AdolescentsUP,
  title={Adolescents use patient-controlled analgesia effectively for relief from prolonged oropharyngeal mucositis pain.},
  author={Alan M Mackie and B C Coda and Harlan F. Hill},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1991},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={265-9}
}
We compared patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and continuous infusion (CI) morphine delivery in a randomized controlled trial in adolescents during oropharyngeal mucositis pain after bone marrow transplantation. Results from 20 patients who completed 7 or more days on study (10 PCA, 10 CI) were evaluated. The group means for age, weight and height were comparable. Daily measures were morphine intake, self-report of pain intensity and side effect scores. Over 10 study days, the mean cumulative… CONTINUE READING
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