The prevalence of and risk factors for adverse events in children receiving patient-controlled analgesia by proxy or patient-controlled analgesia after surgery.

@article{VoepelLewis2008ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of and risk factors for adverse events in children receiving patient-controlled analgesia by proxy or patient-controlled analgesia after surgery.},
  author={Terri Voepel-Lewis and Annette Marinkovic and Amy J Kostrzewa and Alan R. Tait and Shobha V Malviya},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={70-5}
}
BACKGROUND Recent reports emphasize the risks associated with patient-controlled analgesia by proxy (PCA-P), yet data regarding such risks in children remain sparse. We compared the prevalence of clinically significant adverse events in children receiving PCA-P versus PCA, and examined factors that place children at increased risk. METHODS The records were reviewed of opioid-naïve children, ages birth to 18 yr, who received PCA or PCA-P after surgery. Data included demographics, comorbidities… CONTINUE READING

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