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Thoracic epidural analgesia improves pulmonary function in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Authors
  • Tenenbein, Paul K
  • Debrouwere, Roland
  • Maguire, Doug
  • Duke, Peter C
  • Muirhead, Brian
  • Enns, James
  • Meyers, Michael
  • Wolfe, Kevin
  • Kowalski, Stephen E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2008
Volume
55
Issue
6
Pages
344–350
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF03021489
PMID: 18566197
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High TEA decreases postoperative pain and atelectasis and improves pulmonary function in patients undergoing CABG surgery. Our results support the use of TEA in this group of patients.

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