Comparison of intravenous and epidural clonidine for postoperative patient-controlled analgesia.

Both epidural and intravenous clonidine are used to provide postoperative analgesia, but in predetermined doses. This double-blind randomized study was designed to 1) determine the clonidine dose inducing pain relief after major orthopedic surgery, when controlled by patient, either intravenously or epidurally; and 2) assess whether these two administration… CONTINUE READING