Predictive factors of early morphine requirements in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU).

@article{Dahmani2001PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive factors of early morphine requirements in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU).},
  author={Souhayl Dahmani and Herv{\'e} Dupont and Jean Mantz and Jean Marie Desmonts and Hawa Keita},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={385-9}
}
Use of morphine by titration in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) is often the first step in postoperative pain management. This approach provides rapid analgesia but shows a wide inter-individual variability in morphine requirements and may prolong patient stay in the PACU. The aim of this study was to identify the patient characteristics, surgical, anaesthetic, and postoperative factors predictive of early morphine requirements. The study included 149 patients undergoing various non… CONTINUE READING

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