Intrathecal anesthesia and recovery from radical prostatectomy: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Brown2004IntrathecalAA,
  title={Intrathecal anesthesia and recovery from radical prostatectomy: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={Daniel R. L. Brown and Roger E. Hofer and David E. Patterson and Paul J Fronapfel and Pamela M. Maxson and Bradly J. Narr and John H. Eisenach and Michael L. Blute and Darrell R. Schroeder and David O. Warner},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={926-34}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that intraoperative anesthetic care may influence postoperative pain and recovery from surgery. The authors tested the hypothesis that the addition of intrathecal analgesia to general anesthesia would improve long-term functional status and decrease pain in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy. METHODS One hundred patients received either general anesthesia supplemented with intravenous fentanyl or general anesthesia preceded by intrathecal… CONTINUE READING

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