Efficacy of postoperative epidural analgesia: a meta-analysis.

@article{Block2003EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of postoperative epidural analgesia: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Brian M. Block and Spencer S. Liu and Andrew J. Rowlingson and Anne R. Cowan and John A. Cowan and Christopher L. Wu},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={290 18},
  pages={
          2455-63
        }
}
CONTEXT Whether epidural analgesia is a better method than parenteral opioids for postoperative pain control remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To systematically review the efficacy of postoperative epidural analgesia vs parenteral opioids, the primary alternative technique. DATA SOURCES Studies were identified primarily by searching the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database (1966 to April 25, 2002) and other sources for studies related to postoperative epidural analgesia. STUDY… Expand
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