Postthoracotomy pain and pulmonary function following epidural and systemic morphine.

  title={Postthoracotomy pain and pulmonary function following epidural and systemic morphine.},
  author={Mark S Shulman and Alex Sandler and James R. Bradley and P. S. Young and John L. Brebner},
  volume={61 5},
Thirty patients undergoing thoracotomy for lung resection were entered in a randomized, double-blind trial comparing the effects of epidural (E) versus intravenous (iv) morphine on postoperative pain and pulmonary function. Postoperatively the patients were given repeated doses of either 5.0 mg of morphine epidurally or 0.05-0.07 mg/kg morphine intravenously until there were no further spontaneous complaints of pain. Two, 8, and 24 h postoperatively, the following indices were measured: linear… CONTINUE READING

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