Prevention of postoperative pain by balanced analgesia.

  title={Prevention of postoperative pain by balanced analgesia.},
  author={J\orgen Berg Dahl and Jacob Rosenberg and W E Dirkes and Torben S. Mogensen and Henrik Kehlet},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={64 4},
Fourteen patients undergoing colorectal surgery received an intraoperative afferent neural block with combined intrathecal and extradural local anaesthetics plus a balanced postoperative low-dose regimen of extradural bupivacaine 10 mg h-1-morphine 0.2 mg h-1 and systemic piroxicam 20 mg/24 h. Postoperative pain, assessed repeatedly during the initial 48 h… CONTINUE READING