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Obesity Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 817–818 | Cite as

Continuous Infusion of Intraperitoneal Bupivacaine After Laparoscopic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial—What about Statistical Power and Analysis?

  • L. La CollaEmail author
  • A. Mangano
  • A. Albertin
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Morphine Bupivacaine Sample Size Calculation Intraindividual Variability Local Anesthetic Infusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyVita-Salute San Raffaele University School of Medicine—IRCCS San RaffaeleMilanItaly
  2. 2.Vita-Salute San Raffaele University School of Medicine—IRCCS San RaffaeleMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyIRCCS MultimedicaMilanItaly

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