Epidural analgesia in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a nationwide analysis of use and outcomes.

@article{Halabi2014EpiduralAI,
  title={Epidural analgesia in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a nationwide analysis of use and outcomes.},
  author={Wissam J. Halabi and Celeste Y. Kang and Vinh Quang Nguyen and Joseph C. Carmichael and Steven D. Mills and Michael J Stamos and Alessio Pigazzi},
  journal={JAMA surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={130-6}
}
IMPORTANCE The use of epidural analgesia in laparoscopic colorectal surgery has demonstrated superiority over conventional analgesia in controlling pain. Controversy exists, however, regarding its cost-effectiveness and its effect on postoperative outcomes. OBJECTIVES To examine the use of epidural analgesia in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the national level and to compare its outcomes with those of conventional analgesia. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This is a retrospective… CONTINUE READING

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