Colonic pseudoobstruction associated with patient-controlled analgesia after total joint arthroplasty.

@article{Chambers1990ColonicPA,
  title={Colonic pseudoobstruction associated with patient-controlled analgesia after total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={Henry G Chambers and Steven M Silver and Allan L. Bucknell},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1990},
  volume={254},
  pages={
          255-60
        }
}
Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is a concept that permits patients to administer a prescribed dose of narcotic to themselves when they experience pain. Six patients developed colonic pseudoobstruction after the use of morphine sulfate administered via a PCA infuser. Early recognition and prompt treatment make this a transient, reversible illness. Treatment includes discontinuing the use of the PCA morphine, eliminating oral intake, ensuring adequate hydration and electrolyte balance, placing… CONTINUE READING

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