Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system for acute-pain management after orthopedic surgery: a comparative study with morphine intravenous patient-controlled analgesia.

@article{Hartrick2006FentanylIT,
  title={Fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system for acute-pain management after orthopedic surgery: a comparative study with morphine intravenous patient-controlled analgesia.},
  author={Craig T. Hartrick and Michael H. Bourne and Kathryn Gargiulo and Chandrasekharra V Damaraju and Sue M Vallow and David J. Hewitt},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={546-54}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The fentanyl HCl iontophoretic transdermal system (ITS) has been demonstrated in clinical trials to be safe and effective for acute-pain management after several types of major surgery. The current study compared the efficacy, safety, and convenience of fentanyl ITS with morphine intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) for acute-pain management after unilateral total-hip replacement (THR). METHODS In this multicenter (52 sites), randomized, open-label… CONTINUE READING
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