The analgesic efficacy and neuroendocrine response in paediatric patients treated with two analgesic techniques: using morphine-epidural and patient-controlled analgesia.

@article{Bozkurt2002TheAE,
  title={The analgesic efficacy and neuroendocrine response in paediatric patients treated with two analgesic techniques: using morphine-epidural and patient-controlled analgesia.},
  author={Pervin Bozkurt},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={248-54}
}
BACKGROUND Pain treatment is one of the main concerns of paediatric anaesthesiologists. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the quality of analgesia and stress suppression by morphine when used [epidural (single shot) (EP) or with intravenous (i.v.) for patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in children]. METHODS Forty-four children, aged 5-15 years, and who were undergoing major genitourinary or lower abdominal surgery with a standardized general anaesthesia technique, were… CONTINUE READING