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Patient-controlled epidural analgesia reduces analgesic requirements compared to continuous epidural infusion after major abdominal surgery.

Authors
  • Standl, Thomas
  • Burmeister, Marc-Alexander
  • Ohnesorge, Henning
  • Wilhelm, Stephan
  • Striepke, Martina
  • Gottschalk, André
  • Horn, Ernst-Peter
  • Schulte Am Esch, Jochen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2003
Volume
50
Issue
3
Pages
258–264
Identifiers
PMID: 12620949
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

PCEA in comparison to preceding CEI provides equivalent analgesia with lower local anesthetic doses and plasma levels, and without motor blocking side effects, irrespective of the applied drug regimen.

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