Comparison of spinal anesthesia with general anesthesia on morphine requirement after abdominal hysterectomy.

@article{Massicotte2009ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of spinal anesthesia with general anesthesia on morphine requirement after abdominal hysterectomy.},
  author={Luc Massicotte and K D Chalaoui and Danielle R. Beaulieu and J H Roy and François Bissonnette},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={641-7}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare morphine consumption with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) between spinal anesthesia (SA) (bupivacaine, morphine and fentanyl) and general anesthesia (GA) (sufentanil) after an abdominal hysterectomy. METHODS Forty women were randomly assigned to receive SA with bupivacaine 15 mg, 0.15 mg of intrathecal morphine and 15 microg of fentanyl or GA with sufentanil, both combined with PCA. The primary outcome was morphine consumption with the PCA… CONTINUE READING