Postoperative epidural infusion of a mixture of bupivacaine 0.2% with fentanyl for upper abdominal surgery. A comparison of thoracic and lumbar routes.

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Thirty-three patients who had undergone elective open cholecystectomy were studied in a prospective, randomised comparison of thoracic (n = 17) and lumbar (n = 16) epidural routes of administration of a mixture of bupivacaine 0.2% with fentanyl 10 micrograms.ml-1 for postoperative pain. Pain relief, cardiovascular stability, respiratory rate and side… (More)

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