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J Urol. 1995 Oct;154(4):1429-32.

An outcome study of patient-controlled morphine analgesia, with or without ketorolac, following radical retropubic prostatectomy.

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  • 1Department of Urology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We compared the effects of postoperative pain control strategies on recovery after radical retropubic prostatectomy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The results in 22 consecutive patients who underwent radical retropubic prostatectomy between 1993 and 1994 were evaluated. Pain control was achieved using morphine patient-controlled analgesia in 11 patients or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory ketorolac in 11. Outcome measures were compared between the 2 groups.

RESULTS:

The interval to return of bowel function, length of hospitalization and total hospital costs were significantly decreased in the ketorolac treated patients.

CONCLUSIONS:

Pain control with ketorolac affords excellent analgesia while allowing for earlier recovery of bowel function, shorter hospitalization and lower overall costs in patients undergoing radical retropubic prostatectomy.

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