• epidural analgesia
  • The Westmead Anaesthesia Blog: Epidural analgesia in patients with traumatic rib fractures: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. (blogspot.com)
  • This article undertakes a systemic review of the evidence of benefit or harm of continuous epidural analgesia (CEA) vs other analgesic interventions from RCTs in patients with traumatic rib fractures as of July 2014. (blogspot.com)
  • The analysis showed that the amount of information currently available to accurately determine whether there is a clinical benefit or harm with the use of continuous epidural analgesia vs other analgesic techniques (such as systemic opioids, paravertebral block etc) is inadequate and that a good quality large RCT is required in this patient population to provide accurate outcome information. (blogspot.com)
  • Patients
  • Dexmedetomidine in combination with fentanyl-based IV-PCA significantly improved postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing open gastrectomy without hemodynamic instability, which was comparable to thoracic E-PCA. (medsci.org)
  • Minimal analgesic concentration of a local anesthetic (MAC-LA) is the median effective concentration of a local anesthetic during the first stage of labor and corresponds to the concentration infused in the epidural space that will induce analgesia in 50% of patients (EC 50 ) 1 . (scielo.br)