Epidural clonidine for treatment of postoperative pain after thoracotomy. A double-blind placebo-controlled study : T. Gordh Jr., Acta Anaesthesiol. Scand., 31 (1988) 702–709

@article{Gordh1988EpiduralCF,
  title={Epidural clonidine for treatment of postoperative pain after thoracotomy. A double-blind placebo-controlled study : T. Gordh Jr., Acta Anaesthesiol. Scand., 31 (1988) 702–709},
  author={Torsten E Gordh},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1988},
  volume={38},
  pages={237-238}
}
Clonidine has been reported to produce analgesia in humans in different painful conditions. The aim of the present study was to investigate if epidural clonidine produced a clinically important analgesia to severe postoperative pain. Using a controlled, randomized double-blind design, one group of patients received a single dose of epidural clonidine 3 micrograms/kg (n = 10) and a control group epidural 0.9% saline (n = 10), when reporting postoperative pain after thoracotomy performed under… CONTINUE READING

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