Epidural analgesia for post-thoracotomy patients.


Fifty-three patients underwent 55 post-thoracotomy bupivacaine epidural analgesia experiences for pain control. Hospital records of all patients were analyzed for effectiveness of pain relief, changes in vital signs, and complications. In most instances, pain relief was adequate and patients were able to move, cough, and deep breathe unusually well in the… (More)


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