Epidural magnesium reduces postoperative analgesic requirement


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Bilir A. , Gulec S. , Erkan A., Ozcelik A.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA, vol.98, no.4, pp.519-523, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/bja/aem029
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.519-523
  • Keywords: analgesic techniques, extradural, pain, postoperative, pharmacology, fentanyl, pharmacology, magnesium sulphate, SPINAL-CORD, SULFATE, KETAMINE, PAIN, INJURY

Abstract

Background. Magnesium has antinociceptive effects in animal and human models of pain. Our hypothesis was that the addition of magnesium to postoperative epidural infusion of fentanyl may decrease the need for fentanyl.