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Randomized clinical trial of local infiltration plus patient-controlled opiate analgesia vs. epidural analgesia following liver resection surgery

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-8
Number of pages8
JournalHPB
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Abstract

Epidural analgesia is recommended for the provision of analgesia following major abdominal surgery. Continuous local anaesthetic wound infiltration may be an effective alternative. A prospective randomized trial was undertaken to compare these two methods following open liver resection. The primary outcome was length of time required to fulfil criteria for discharge from hospital.

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