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A change in practice from epidural to intrathecal morphine analgesia for hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery.

Authors
  • Sakowska, Magdalena
  • Docherty, Elizabeth
  • Linscott, David
  • Connor, Saxon
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2009
Volume
33
Issue
9
Pages
1802–1808
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-009-0131-2
PMID: 19548026
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a resource-limited setting, ITM, compared with TEA, is associated with a reduced incidence of postoperative hypotension, reduced IVF requirements, shorter hospital stay, and lowers the incidence of respiratory complication.

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