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Risk of respiratory arrest after intrathecal sufentanil.
After observing a respiratory arrest after 10 pg IT sufentanil, a review of six years of labor anesthetics was reviewed to estimate the frequency of serious complications accompanying IT su fentanin and epidural local anesthetic. Expand
Intrathecal Sufentanil Dose Response in Nulliparous Patients
This is the first study to determine the ED50 of intrathecal sufentanil in spontaneously laboring nulliparous patients, and as dose‐response curves are determined for other labor analgesics, future studies can compare equianalgesic doses or dose combinations. Expand
The Influence of Epidural Needle Bevel Orientation on Spread of Sensory Blockade in the Laboring Parturient
This prospective study shows that an epidural catheter inserted through a needle oriented in the cephalad direction increases the success of labor analgesia in the parturient. Expand
Airway sealing pressures of the laryngeal mask airway in pediatric patients.
The LMA leak test can be safely performed and the airway seal provided by the LMA is well maintained during surgery, and the increase in LMA cuff pressure during surgery in the presence of N2O is small and probably is not a cause for clinical concern. Expand
Baricity, Needle Direction, and Intrathecal Sufentanil Labor Analgesia
Little or no labor analgesia developed for patients receiving sufentanil with dextrose, suggesting that a supraspinal action may contribute to intrathecal sufENTanil's analgesic efficacy. Expand
Mechanism of analgesic action of intrathecal sufentanil.
The authors conclude that the addition of dextrose to intrathecal sufentanil limits the spread of adequate concentrations of sufents in the low thoracic region of the spinal cord and, therefore, that patients in the sitting group did not have pain relief. Expand