Patient controlled hallucinationsBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7205.301 (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:301
- Colin E Blogg, consultant anaesthetist
My 70 year old mother suddenly had more than her fair share of ill luck A cataract operation was complicated by postoperative pain, and bad dreams brought on by the opiate analgesia. Then a bus rammed into the car in which she was a restrained front seat passenger. Luckily she escaped with only posterior fractures of four ribs. She was admitted to the local district general hospital and it was decided to manage her chest pain by a continuous intravenous infusion of fentanyl.
After four days in the …