Patient-controlled epidural analgesia in children: can they do it?

  title={Patient-controlled epidural analgesia in children: can they do it?},
  author={Patrick K Birmingham and Melissa Wheeler and Santhanam Suresh and Richard M Dsida and Bronwyn R Rae and Jennifer A Obrecht and Vicki A Andreoni and Steven C Hall and Charles J. Cot{\'e}},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={686-91, table of contents}
UNLABELLED Extensive clinical experience and many studies support the use of i.v. patient-controlled analgesia (i.v. PCA) and regional anesthesia techniques for the treatment of postoperative pain in children. In contrast, little has been reported about the ability of children to use patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) or about the efficacy of this technique. We report a descriptive analysis of prospectively recorded data in 128 children (132 procedures) in whom PCEA was used for acute… CONTINUE READING


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