International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
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International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A
A comparison of morphine versus fentanyl for postoperative analgesia after ambulatory surgical procedures


Author(s): Rakhi Gupta and Dr. Nishat Nasar

Abstract: Background: Morphine and fentanyl are widely used in ambulatory patients to provide analgesia during Phase I recovery in the post anesthesia care unit. The present study was conducted to compare morphine versus fentanyl for postoperative analgesia after ambulatory surgical procedures.
Materials and methods: 60 patients of ASA physical status I and II patients between 18 and 65 years of age undergoing ambulatory surgery of both genders were divided into 2 groups of 30 each. Group I received morphine and group II received fentanyl for postoperative analgesia. The drugs were administered in equipotent doses in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) and were titrated against pain scores until a visual analog score.
Results: Group I had 14 males and 16 females and group II had 12 males and 18 females. The mean age in group I was 34.6 years and in group II was 38.2 years, weight was 72.5 Kgs and 80.2 Kgs in group I and II respectively and anesthetic duration was 58.2 minutes in group I and 68.4 minutes in group II. Operation performed was arthroscopy in 12 and 8 in group I and II respectively, shoulder surgery was 8 and 15 in group I and II respectively, elbow surgery was 10 and 7 in group I and II respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Morphine produced a better quality of post- operative analgesia as compared to fentanyl.


DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2021.v4.i1a.192

Pages: 28-30 | Views: 152 | Downloads: 65

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Rakhi Gupta, Dr. Nishat Nasar. A comparison of morphine versus fentanyl for postoperative analgesia after ambulatory surgical procedures. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2021;4(1):28-30. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2021.v4.i1a.192
International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology