Postoperative Anaglesia Liver Resection Opioids
ID Number 07-1133Principal Investigator(s)
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The purpose of this study is to examine how effective a method of pain relief called intrathecal morphine (ITM) is when combined with the standard of care patient-controlled intravenous (into the vein) pain medications in patients who have undergone liver resection surgery. This drug and route of administration are approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for pain management. Many patients who receive this technique have no pain or little pain in the first 24 hours after their surgery. Since the first day after surgery is often the most painful, the spinal morphine may help to control the pain during that time and reduce your need for the intravenous medication.
Recruiting Patients: Yes