Effect of epidural analgesia in patients with traumatic rib fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

@article{Carrier2009EffectOE,
  title={Effect of epidural analgesia in patients with traumatic rib fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={François Martin Carrier and Alexis F Turgeon and Pierre C. Nicole and Claude A. Tr{\'e}panier and Dean Fergusson and Daniel Thauvette and Martin R. Lessard},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesth{\'e}sie},
  year={2009},
  volume={56},
  pages={230-242}
}
PurposeA consensus group recently proposed epidural analgesia as the optimal analgesic modality for patients with multiple traumatic rib fractures. However, its beneficial effects are not consistently recognized in the literature. We performed a systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) of epidural analgesia in adult patients with traumatic rib fractures.MethodsA systematic search strategy was applied to MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and to the annual… CONTINUE READING
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