An evaluation of morphine and oxymorphone administered via patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) or PCA plus basal infusion in postcesarean-delivery patients.

@article{Sinatra1989AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of morphine and oxymorphone administered via patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) or PCA plus basal infusion in postcesarean-delivery patients.},
  author={Raymond S. Sinatra and Ki Suk Chung and David G. Silverman and Sorin J. Brull and Jenny G Y Chung and David M. Harrison and D W Donielson and Arie Weinstock},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={502-7}
}
The analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of morphine and oxymorphone in 32 patients who received traditional patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) following cesarean delivery were compared with those in 32 other patients receiving the same agents via PCA plus basal opioid infusion (PCA + BI). All patients were operated upon during epidural anesthesia with 2% lidocaine and 1:200,000 epinephrine to achieve a T4 sensory level. Upon first complaint of pain in the recovery room, patients were given a… CONTINUE READING
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