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2019 Aug

Ann Surg



Intravenous Patient-controlled Analgesia Versus Thoracic Epidural Analgesia After Open Liver Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Noninferiority Trial.


Hausken J, Fretland Å A, Edwin B, Andersen M H, Dagenborg V J, Bjørnelv G M W, Kristiansen R, Røysland K, Kvarstein G, Tønnessen T I
Ann Surg. 2019 Aug; 270(2):193-199.
PMID: 30676382.


We conducted a randomized, controlled, noninferiority trial to investigate if intravenous, multimodal, patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) could be noninferior to multimodal thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) in patients undergoing open liver surgery.