Systematic review and meta-analysis of epidural analgesia versus different analgesic regimes following oesophagogastric resection. World J Surg 2018; 42: 204-210.

Published: 9th August 2018

Authors: Hughes M, Yim I, Deans DAC, Couper GW, Lamb P, Skipworth RJE et al.

Conclusion

There were six trials that included 249 procedures. Morbidity rates were unaffected, but pain and pulmonary complications were reduced with epidural analgesia.

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