Patient-Controlled Spinal Opiate Analgesia in Terminal Cancer

  title={Patient-Controlled Spinal Opiate Analgesia in Terminal Cancer},
  author={Prof. Dr Joachim Chrubasik and Sigrun A Chrubasik and Ernst Martin},
Spinal analgesia can be maintained by cont inuous administration of opiates into the intrat hecal or epidural space. In contrast to local anaesthetics, the transmission of nocicept ive input is blocked selectively by spinal opiates. Propriocept ive. motor and sympathetic information is not influenced. so that pin prick, temperature and pressure stimuli can be perceived throughout ana lgesic treatment by spinal admi nistration of opiates. Neither the motor nor the circulatory system function is… CONTINUE READING

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