Intrathecal opioids and lower urinary tract function: a urodynamic evaluation.

@article{Kuipers2004IntrathecalOA,
  title={Intrathecal opioids and lower urinary tract function: a urodynamic evaluation.},
  author={Peter W Kuipers and Ed T Kamphuis and Ger E P M van Venrooij and John P van Roy and Traian I. Ionescu and Johannes T. A. Knape and Cor J. Kalkman},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={1497-503}
}
BACKGROUND Intrathecal administration of opioids may cause lower urinary tract dysfunction. In this study, the authors compared the effects of morphine and sufentanil administered intrathecally in a randomized double-blind fashion (two doses each) on lower urinary tract function in healthy male volunteers. METHODS Urodynamic evaluation was performed before and every hour after drug administration up to complete recovery of lower urinary tract function using pressure and flow measurements… CONTINUE READING

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