Epidural diamorphine infusions with and without 0.167% bupivacaine for post-operative analgesia.

@article{Lowson1994EpiduralDI,
  title={Epidural diamorphine infusions with and without 0.167% bupivacaine for post-operative analgesia.},
  author={S M Lowson and Julie S. Alexander and Amanda S Black and Anna Bambridge},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={345-52}
}
Forty patients who underwent upper or mid-abdominal surgery were randomly allocated to receive a post-operative epidural infusion of 0.083 mg ml-1 of diamorphine in either 0.167% bupivacaine or 0.9% NaCl solution. The nursing staff, who were unaware of which solution was being infused, managed the patients' pain according to a standardized scheme. They adjusted the epidural infusion rates to 3, 5 or 7 ml h-1 according to the patient's hourly reports of pain on a four point verbal rating scale… CONTINUE READING

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