Efficacy and safety of patient-controlled opioid analgesia for acute postoperative pain. A quantitative systematic review.

@article{Walder2001EfficacyAS,
  title={Efficacy and safety of patient-controlled opioid analgesia for acute postoperative pain. A quantitative systematic review.},
  author={Bernhard Walder and Marianne Schafer and Iris Henzi and Martin R. Tram{\`e}r},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={
          795-804
        }
}
BACKGROUND The usefulness of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with opioids for postoperative analgesia is not well defined. METHODS We systematically searched (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, bibliographies, any language, to January 2000) for randomised trials comparing opioid-based PCA with the same opioid given intramuscularly, intravenously, or subcutaneously. Weighted mean differences (WMD) for continuous data, relative risks (RR) and numbers-needed-to-treat (NNT) for… CONTINUE READING

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Efficacy and safety of patient - controlled opioid analgesia for acute postoperative pain : a quantitative systematic review

  • M Schafer, I Henzi, R TramerM
  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
  • 2001

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