The effect of epidural analgesia on the return of peristalsis and the length of stay after elective colonic surgery.

@article{Lehman1995TheEO,
  title={The effect of epidural analgesia on the return of peristalsis and the length of stay after elective colonic surgery.},
  author={Jeffrey Lehman and jeffrey. wiseman},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 11},
  pages={1009-12}
}
Epidural analgesia has been shown to improve pulmonary function and analgesia after abdominal surgery. Although epidural analgesia may increase colonic motility, its effect on the clinical outcome following colonic surgery is unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effect of epidural analgesia on return of peristalsis and length… CONTINUE READING