Patient controlled intravenous analgesia versus epidural analgesia for pain following intra-abdominal surgery

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  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this review is to expand the 2008 review (Werawatganon 2005) on IVPCA versus CEA for pain after intra-abdominal surgery with the addition of the comparator PCEA. We will compare these three techniques for both efficacy in achieving pain relief and for adverse effects.