Epidural Analgesia in Open Resection of Colorectal Cancer: Is there a Clinical Benefit? A Retrospective Study on 1,470 Patients

@article{Warschkow2011EpiduralAI,
  title={Epidural Analgesia in Open Resection of Colorectal Cancer: Is there a Clinical Benefit? A Retrospective Study on 1,470 Patients},
  author={Ren{\'e} Warschkow and Thomas Steffen and Andreas L{\"u}thi and Miodrag Filipovic and Ulrich Beutner and Bruno M. Schmied and Sascha A. M{\"u}ller and Ignazio Tarantino},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={1386-1393}
}
Epidural analgesia (EA) is effective for postoperative pain relief and results in an earlier recovery from postoperative paralytic ileus. This study evaluated the influence of epidural analgesia on the postoperative 30-day mortality and morbidity after open colorectal cancer resection. A retrospective observational study was performed at a single, tertiary hospital. All patients with an open colorectal cancer surgery between 1991 and 2008 were identified from the hospital database. Of the 1,470… CONTINUE READING

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