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Thoracic Epidural Analgesia: Does It Enhance Recovery?

08:00 EDT 10th October 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Thoracic Epidural Analgesia: Does It Enhance Recovery?"

Thoracic epidural analgesia has been shown to be an effective method of pain control. The utility of epidural analgesia as part of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol is debatable.

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Name: Diseases of the colon and rectum
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