Postoperative pain control with a continuous infusion of epidural sufentanil in the intensive care unit: a comparison with epidural morphine.

@article{Dyer1990PostoperativePC,
  title={Postoperative pain control with a continuous infusion of epidural sufentanil in the intensive care unit: a comparison with epidural morphine.},
  author={Robert Anthony Dyer and Brian J Anderson and William Lance Michell and Janet M. Hall},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1990},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={130-6}
}
A prospective, randomized, double-blind trial was conducted to compare the analgesic actions and side effects of sufentanil continuously infused (5 micrograms/h) into the lumbar epidural space (L2-3) with those of an infusion of lumbar epidural morphine (0.5 mg/h). Forty patients admitted to an intensive care unit after elective major abdominal surgery participated over a varying period of 24-40 h. Post-operative pain was treated with an epidural bolus of either sufentanil (50 micrograms) or… CONTINUE READING

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