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Intraspinal narcotic analgesia. A comparison of two methods of postoperative pain relief.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2718037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postoperative analgesia using continuous epidural morphine or a single intrathecal injection of morphine has been compared with standard patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in lumbar fusion patients. Pain relief with epidural morphine was dramatic in some cases (3/12) but was not predictable, and catheter displacement was a frequent occurrence. A single intrathecal bolus of morphine had no advantage over PCA alone. Complications of both intraspinal techniques included nausea and pruritus. No respiratory depression was observed.
R G Johnson; M Miller; M Murphy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-22     Completed Date:  1989-06-22     Revised Date:  2009-07-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Robert H. Dedman Memorial Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesia, Epidural / methods*
Infusion Pumps
Injections, Spinal
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Morphine* / administration & dosage
Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy*
Spinal Fusion*
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