Thoracic Epidural Analgesia: Does It Enhance Recovery?

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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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The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.

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