Intrathecal morphine analgesia in idiopathic scoliosis surgery: does sex or racial group affect optimal dosing?

By London Spine

Intrathecal morphine analgesia in idiopathic scoliosis surgery: does sex or racial group affect optimal dosing?

J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(5):489-95

Authors: Son-Hing JP, Poe-Kochert C, Thompson GH, Potzman J, Tripi PA

We previously determined the intrathecal morphine optimal dose to maximize analgesia in patients undergoing idiopathic scoliosis surgery while minimizing adverse effects. Our purpose was to determine if this protocol was equally effective across sex and racial groups.

PMID: 21654454 [PubMed – in process]