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Correspondence  |   August 2003
Preoperative Epidural Placement in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures: A Request for Essential Information
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  • Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   August 2003
Preoperative Epidural Placement in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures: A Request for Essential Information
Anesthesiology 8 2003, Vol.99, 514. doi:
Anesthesiology 8 2003, Vol.99, 514. doi:
In Reply:—
I take this opportunity to thank Dr. Ilfeld for his comment and showing keen interest in my recent article. 1 As he suggested, positioning the patient for catheter placement often causes excruciating pain, which in the present study was relieved with the intravenous administration of the short-acting opioid, alfentanil (maximal dose of 10 μg/kg in divided doses).
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Matot I, Oppenheim-Eden A, Ratrot R, Baranova J, Davidson E, Eylon S, Peyser A, Liebergall M: Preoperative cardiac events in elderly patients with hip fracture randomized to epidural or conventional analgesia. A nesthesiology 2003; 98: 156–63Matot, I Oppenheim-Eden, A Ratrot, R Baranova, J Davidson, E Eylon, S Peyser, A Liebergall, M