The Comparative Effects of Postoperative Analgesic Therapies on Pulmonary Outcome: Cumulative Meta-Analyses of Randomized, Controlled Trials

@article{Ballantyne1998TheCE,
  title={The Comparative Effects of Postoperative Analgesic Therapies on Pulmonary Outcome: Cumulative Meta-Analyses of Randomized, Controlled Trials},
  author={J. Ballantyne and D. B. Carr and S. deFerranti and T. Su{\'a}rez and W. Lau and T. Chalmers and I. Angelillo and F. Mosteller},
  journal={Anesthesia & Analgesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={86},
  pages={598-612.}
}
  • J. Ballantyne, D. B. Carr, +5 authors F. Mosteller
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • We performed meta-analyses of randomized, control trials to assess the effects of seven analgesic therapies on postoperative pulmonary function after a variety of procedures: epidural opioid, epidural local anesthetic, epidural opioid with local anesthetic, thoracic versus lumbar epidural opioid, intercostal nerve block, wound infiltration with local anesthetic, and intrapleural local anesthetic. Measures of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), vital capacity (VC… CONTINUE READING

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