Effect of epidural bupivacaine vs combined epidural bupivacaine and morphine on gastrointestinal function and pain after major gynaecological surgery.

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In a double-blind study, we investigated the effects of postoperative epidural local anaesthetic, with or without addition of epidural morphine, on postoperative pain and gastrointestinal function in patients scheduled for radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy. Forty patients were randomized into two study groups: 48-h postoperative epidural 0.2… (More)

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@article{Jrgensen2001EffectOE, title={Effect of epidural bupivacaine vs combined epidural bupivacaine and morphine on gastrointestinal function and pain after major gynaecological surgery.}, author={Henrik Stig J\orgensen and Jonna Storm Fomsgaard and Jesper Dirks and J\orn Wetterslev and Bj\orn Andreasson and J\orgen Berg Dahl}, journal={British journal of anaesthesia}, year={2001}, volume={87 5}, pages={727-32} }