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Type: Journal article
Title: Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia: one size does not fit all
Author: Macintyre, P.
Citation: Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, 2005; 23(1):109-123
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0889-8537
Abstract: Patient-controlled analgesia was introduced as a technique that would allow greater flexibility in opioid delivery for the management of acute pain. However, so far, any benefit compared with conventional methods of pain relief appears to be small. This article reviews some of the factors that could limit the usefulness of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia in the clinical setting and what strategies might allow patient-controlled analgesia to become more effective.
Keywords: Humans; Pain, Postoperative; Analgesics, Opioid; Analgesia, Patient-Controlled; Injections, Intravenous
Description: Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020051270
DOI: 10.1016/j.atc.2004.11.002
Appears in Collections:Anaesthesia and Intensive Care publications

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