Short and Long-Term Outcomes of Epidural or Intravenous Analgesia after Esophagectomy: A Propensity-Matched Cohort Study


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES As a well-established technique for postoperative pain relief, the benefits of epidural analgesia (EDA) have been under debate recently. This study aimed to determine whether EDA could improve perioperative outcomes and survival in patients undergoing esophagectomy. METHODS From January 2010 to December 2012, 587 consecutive… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154380


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