Influence on number of top-ups after implementing patient controlled epidural analgesia: A cohort study

Abstract

Postoperative epidural analgesia often needs rate readjustment using top-ups. Patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) is said to reduce the requirement of epidural top-ups when compared to continuous epidural analgesia (CEA). We compared CEA and PCEA in major thoracic and abdominal surgery, in a cohort study. The primary endpoint was the required… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186225

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