Alfentanil dose-response relationships for relief of postoperative pain.

  title={Alfentanil dose-response relationships for relief of postoperative pain.},
  author={M. G. Tverskoy and M Oren and Igor Dashkovsky and Igor Kissin},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={83 2},
The aim of this study was to characterize within-patient alfentanil dose-response curves for the relief of spontaneous postoperative pain and to test the closeness of relationships 1) between pain intensity and alfentanil analgesic requirements, and 2) between alfentanil requirements for analgesic and nonanalgesic (sedative and miotic) effects. The effects of alfentanil were studied in 23 patients after elective abdominal surgery. During a 40- to 60-min testing session, the patient received two… CONTINUE READING


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