The effect of pre-anaesthetic administration of intravenous dexmedetomidine on postoperative pain in patients receiving patient-controlled morphine


Unlugenc H. , Gunduz M., Guler T., Yagmur O., Isik G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY, vol.22, no.5, pp.386-391, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0265021505000669
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.386-391

Abstract

Background and objective: This prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study was designed to test the effect of pre-anaesthetic administration of dexmedetomidine, given as a single intravenous (i.v.) dose, on postoperative pain scores and morphine consumption in patients receiving patient-controlled morphine after abdominal surgery.