Effect of route of buprenorphine on recovery and postoperative analgesic requirement in paediatric patients.


BACKGROUND We compared the effects of extradural with intravenous (i.v.) buprenorphine on postoperative pain and recovery characteristics. METHODS Thirty patients, aged 11-13 years, who were undergoing inguinal hernia repair with or without orchidopexy, were randomly allocated to receive either caudal 0.5% bupivacaine alone (group A) or were additionally… (More)


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