Epidural versus ON-Q local anesthetic-infiltrating catheter for post-thoracotomy pain control.

@article{Gebhardt2013EpiduralVO,
  title={Epidural versus ON-Q local anesthetic-infiltrating catheter for post-thoracotomy pain control.},
  author={Rodolfo Gebhardt and Reza John Mehran and Jose Soliz and Juan Pablo Cata and Ashley K Smallwood and Thomas W. Feeley},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={423-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors compared thoracic epidural with ON-Q infiltrating catheters in patients having open thoracotomy to determine whether one method better relieves postoperative pain and would allow earlier discharge from the hospital and, hence, cost savings. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING University hospital. PARTICIPANTS Fifty adult… CONTINUE READING