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Continuous spinal analgesia. Comparison between patient-controlled and bolus administration of plain bupivacaine for postoperative pain relief.

Authors
  • Rundshagen, I
  • Standl, T
  • Kochs, E
  • Müller, M
  • Schulte am Esch, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Regional anesthesia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
22
Issue
2
Pages
150–156
Identifiers
PMID: 9089857
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In spite of a higher incidence of technical problems, patient-controlled analgesia with a continuous background infusion via microspinal catheters provides more effective postoperative analgesia, without hemodynamic or respiratory side effects, than bolus administration.

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