Epidural anaesthesia and analgesia and outcome of major surgery: a randomised trial

@article{Rigg2002EpiduralAA,
  title={Epidural anaesthesia and analgesia and outcome of major surgery: a randomised trial},
  author={J. Rigg and K. Jamrozik and P. Myles and B. Silbert and for the Master Anaesthesia Trial Study Group},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359},
  pages={1276-1282}
}
  • J. Rigg, K. Jamrozik, +2 authors for the Master Anaesthesia Trial Study Group
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Epidural block is widely used to manage major abdominal surgery and postoperative analgesia, but its risks and benefits are uncertain. We compared adverse outcomes in high-risk patients managed for major surgery with epidural block or alternative analgesic regimens with general anaesthesia in a multicentre randomised trial. METHODS 915 patients undergoing major abdominal surgery with one of nine defined comorbid states to identify high-risk status were randomly assigned… CONTINUE READING

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