Efficacy of postoperative patient-controlled and continuous infusion epidural analgesia versus intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with opioids: a meta-analysis.

@article{Wu2005EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of postoperative patient-controlled and continuous infusion epidural analgesia versus intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with opioids: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Christopher L. Wu and Seth R Cohen and Jeffrey M. Richman and Andrew J. Rowlingson and Genevieve E Courpas and Kristin Cheung and Elaina E. Lin and Spencer S. Liu},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={1079-88; quiz 1109-10}
}
The authors performed a meta-analysis and found that epidural analgesia overall provided superior postoperative analgesia compared with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia. For all types of surgery and pain assessments, all forms of epidural analgesia (both continuous epidural infusion and patient-controlled epidural analgesia) provided significantly… CONTINUE READING