Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, March 7th, 2008
"Tertiary-care military hospital. Sixty young patients scheduled for elective thoracic surgery (correction of aorta coarctation and patent ductus arteriosus). Patients were randomized into two groups to receive either IP or TEA for postthoracotomy pain management. Patients in the IP group (n = 30) had a catheter inserted between the parietal and visceral pleura by a surgeon, and 0.2% ropivacaine...
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