Preoperative lumbar epidural morphine improves postoperative analgesia and ventilatory function after transsternal thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis.

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OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that preoperative lumbar epidural morphine improves postoperative pain control and ventilatory function after transsternal thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis. DESIGN The study design was randomized, placebo-controlled, and double-blind. SETTING After surgery, all patients were admitted to the Neuroscience… (More)

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