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Analgesic effectiveness of caudal levobupivacaine and ketamine.

Authors
  • Locatelli, B G
  • Frawley, G
  • Spotti, A
  • Ingelmo, P
  • Kaplanian, S
  • Rossi, B
  • Monia, L
  • Sonzogni, V
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Anaesthesia
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2008
Volume
100
Issue
5
Pages
701–706
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/bja/aen048
PMID: 18344552
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The addition of 0.5 mg kg(-1) S(+)-ketamine to levobupivacaine 0.175% for caudal analgesia for lower abdominal and urological surgery is significantly more effective in providing postoperative analgesia than levobupivacaine 0.15% with 0.5 mg kg(-1) S(+)-ketamine or levobupivacaine 0.2%.

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