Randomized clinical trial of epidural compared with conventional analgesia after minimally invasive colorectal surgery. J Am Coll Surg 2017; 225: 622-630.

Published: 17th May 2018

Authors: Hanna MH, Jafari MD, Jafari F, Phelan MJ, Rinehart J, Sun C et al.

Conclusion

Seventy-nine patients were randomized. The use of an epidural did not reduced postoperative pain (daily visual analogue scores), or speed up hospital discharge (four days in both groups), but it did increase the rate of hypotensive episodes (P<0.05).

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