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ACE Report #8963
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Pain management in children with cerebral palsy undergoing single-event multilevel surgery


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison of lumbar epidural bupivacaine with fentanyl or clonidine for postoperative analgesia in children with cerebral palsy after single-event multilevel surgery

Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Apr;58(4):402-8.

Contributing Authors: GA Chalkiadis D Sommerfield J Low F Orsini SJ Dowden M Tay S Penrose M Pirpiris HK Graham

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Synopsis

50 children with cerebral palsy scheduled for single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) were included in this randomized trial. Each patient received general anesthesia and then epidural analgesia with bupivacaine and either clonidine or standard fentanyl , according to randomization. The purpose of this study was to determine if the addition of clonidine to epidural bupivacaine resulted in signific...

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