Pre-emptive analgesic efficacy of tramadol compared with morphine after major abdominal surgery


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Unlugenc H. , Ozalevli M., Gunes Y., Guler T., Isik G.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, vol.91, no.2, pp.209-213, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bja/aeg163
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-213

Abstract

Background. Studies of pre-emptive analgesia in humans have shown conflicting results. This prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study was designed to test the hypothesis that a reduction in postoperative morphine consumption can be achieved by tramadol administered after induction of anaesthesia.