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2020 May 12

HPB (Oxford)

Epidural analgesia for hepatopancreatobiliary operations and postoperative urinary tract infections: an unrecognized association of “best-practices” and adverse outcomes.


Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) is considered "best-practices" for pain-control following HPB operations. It is unknown if TEA increases the risk of UTI. We sought to examine the association of TEA and UTI following HPB operations.