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Advances in Anesthesiology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 948164, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/948164
Review Article

Epidural Anesthesia-Analgesia and Patient Outcomes: A Perspective

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Zayed 8-120, 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA

Received 24 February 2014; Revised 5 May 2014; Accepted 7 May 2014; Published 9 June 2014

Academic Editor: Manuel Wenk

Copyright © 2014 Christopher L. Wu and Jamie D. Murphy. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The use of perioperative epidural anesthesia-analgesia may confer many benefits including superior postoperative analgesia, decreased morbidity, and improvement in patient-centered outcomes. We will review our group’s work on perioperative epidural anesthesia-analgesia on patient outcomes and discuss future research in this area