Sufentanil Sublingual Tablet System vs. Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia with Morphine for Postoperative Pain Control: A Randomized, Active-Comparator Trial

@inproceedings{Melson2014SufentanilST,
  title={Sufentanil Sublingual Tablet System vs. Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia with Morphine for Postoperative Pain Control: A Randomized, Active-Comparator Trial},
  author={Timothy I Melson and David L Boyer and Harold S. Minkowitz and Alparslan Turan and Yu-kun Chiang and Mark A. Evashenk and Pamela Pierce Palmer},
  booktitle={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Problems with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) are well known, including invasive route of delivery and pump programming errors. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction with a novel sublingual sufentanil PCA system (sufentanil sublingual tablet system 15 mcg with a 20-minute lockout interval; SSTS) to IV PCA morphine sulfate 1 mg with a 6-minute lockout interval (IV PCA MS) for the management of acute postoperative pain. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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