Author(s): Owen H, Plummer JL, Armstrong I, Mather LE, Cousins MJ
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Abstract The efficacy of a range of demand doses of morphine for patient-controlled analgesia was studied. Patients who self-administered the smallest dose (0.5 mg) were frequently unable to achieve good pain control; patients who received the largest dose (2 mg) had a high incidence of ventilatory depression. A dose of 1 mg was the best increment under the conditions of this study but the relationship between increment and lockout interval requires consideration.
This article was published in Anaesthesia
and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research