Pain control with continuous infusion preperitoneal wound catheters versus continuous epidural analgesia in colon and rectal surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Surg 2018: 215: 570-576.

Published: 14th June 2018

Authors: Mouawad N, Leichtle SW, Kaoutzanis C, Welch K, Winter S, Lampman R et al.

Conclusion

Epidural anaesthesia provided superior pain control on the day of operation (P=0.04), and reduced analgesic requirements (P=0.02) in this study that included 90 patients. Other endpoints including duration of stay and quality of life were unaffected.

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