Patient controlled analgesia in children and adolescents: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Peters1999PatientCA,
  title={Patient controlled analgesia in children and adolescents: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Jeroen Peters and I E Bandell Hoekstra and Huda Huijer Abu-Saad and J Bouwmeester and Anneke E E Meursing and D Tibboel},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={235-41}
}
In children, patient controlled analgesia (PCA) and continuous infusion (CI) of morphine are well established methods of relieving postoperative pain. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of PCA plus background infusion (BI) (15 microg x kg(-1) x h(-1) and bolus doses of 15 microg x kg(-1) with a lock-out interval of 10 min) with CI (20 to 40 microg x kg(-1) x h(-1)) in terms of analgesia, morphine needs and side-effects. A stratified randomized controlled trial was carried out. 47… CONTINUE READING