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2022 Aug 17

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Intrathecal hydromorphone for analgesia after partial hepatectomy: a randomized controlled trial.


Ding L, Chen D, Chen Y, Wei X, Zhang Y, Liu F, Li Q
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Aug 17.
PMID: 35977778.


There is substantial interest in adding intrathecal opioids, such as hydromorphone to the multimodal pain management strategies. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine whether adding intrathecal hydromorphone to a multimodal strategy could safely improve analgesic efficacy for patients undergoing partial hepatectomy.