Epidural bupivacaine and morphine plus systemic indomethacin eliminates pain but not systemic response and convalescence after cholecystectomy.

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We studied 24 patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy and randomized to either conventional postoperative pain treatment, with intermittent nicomorphine (10 to 15 mg) and acetaminophen (1 gm) on request, or thoracic epidural analgesia with plain bupivacaine for 48 hours and epidural morphine 4 mg every 8 hours for 96 hours plus systemic indomethacin… (More)

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@article{Schulze1988EpiduralBA, title={Epidural bupivacaine and morphine plus systemic indomethacin eliminates pain but not systemic response and convalescence after cholecystectomy.}, author={S. Schulze and Ole Roikjaer and L. J. Hasselstr\om and Nelly H. Jensen and Henrik Kehlet}, journal={Surgery}, year={1988}, volume={103 3}, pages={321-7} }