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Management of fifty cases of chest injury with a regimen of epidural bupivacaine and morphine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6517288     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epidural bupivacaine and morphine were administered to fifty patients who had suffered traumatic injuries to the chest. Forty-three of these patients made satisfactory recoveries without requiring any ventilatory support. Six patients were ventilated, one because of cardiovascular complications of myocardial infarction, two because of inadequate analgesia, and three because of respiratory failure. Three patients died. Serious side-effects were not common. One patient developed respiratory depression which required withdrawal of morphine, and one patient developed an epidural space infection.
A P Rankin; R E Comber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-31     Completed Date:  1985-01-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bupivacaine / therapeutic use*
Epidural Space
Middle Aged
Morphine / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Pain / drug therapy*
Rib Fractures
Thoracic Injuries*
Reg. No./Substance:
2180-92-9/Bupivacaine; 57-27-2/Morphine

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