Sukdeb Datta

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Knowledge of the relationship of the lumbar sympathetic chain to the vertebral bodies is needed to perform sympathetic block and sympatholysis. This information should be correlated with fluoroscopy to determine the best method to perform this technique clinically. Twenty cadavers were dissected to demonstrate the lumbar sympathetic chain. In five cadavers,(More)
Ropivacaine (LEA-103) is a new amino-amide local anesthetic agent the chemical structure and anesthetic properties of which are similar to bupivacaine. Preliminary studies in animals indicate that the CNS toxicities of ropivacaine and bupivacaine are similar, but that ropivacaine may have less arrhythmogenic effects than bupivacaine. The current study(More)
The effects of fentanyl and sufentanil on peripheral nerves were evaluated in isolated sheathed and desheathed rabbit vagus nerves. The action potential amplitudes of A and C fibers were recorded before and after a 30-min exposure to 50 and 100 micrograms/ml of fentanyl and sufentanil. A reversible decrease in the action potential amplitude of A fibers in(More)
The onset of conduction blockade in the vagus nerve of pregnant and nonpregnant rabbits was studied utilizing an in vitro sheath nerve preparation. The time required for 50% depression of the action potential (AP) of A, B, and C vagal fibers from five pregnant and six nonpregnant animals was determined after the application of bupivacaine (0.35 mM). The(More)
BACKGROUND Unilateral constrictive sciatic nerve injury (uCCI) is a common neuropathic pain model. However, the bilateral constrictive injury (bCCI) model is less well studied, and shows unique characteristics. In the present study, we sought to correlate effects of bCCI on nocifensive responses to cold and mechanical stimuli with selected dorsal horn(More)
Bupivacaine-induced conduction blockade of A, B, and C fibers of the isolated vagus nerve was compared in fourteen pregnant and fourteen nonpregnant rabbits. After a control period in HEPES-Liley solution, the isolated nerves were exposed to bupivacaine concentrations of 0.1 mM to 1.0 mM. After 30 min exposure, the nerves were stimulated supramaximally and(More)
Labor analgesia using continuous epidural infusions of low-dose bupivacaine and fentanyl may be maintained for many hours. We examined the potential for drug accumulation in both mother and neonate after these long-term infusions. Pregnant women receiving a 10-mL/h continuous infusion of labor analgesia with 0.125% bupivacaine and 2 micrograms/mL of(More)
Using an in vitro nerve preparation, we have studied the relative electrophysiological properties of myelinated and unmyelinated nerve fibres in the vagus nerve of 1-, 9- and 36-month-old rabbits and their sensitivity to local anaesthetic. The baseline (values before infusion of local anaesthetic) mean amplitude and conduction velocity (CV) of the compound(More)
UNLABELLED Lidocaine is effective in controlling ventricular dysrhythmia and neuropathic pain. Amiodarone, like lidocaine, has sodium channel blocking properties. In the present study we explore whether amiodarone has a similar effect as lidocaine on the heat, cold, and mechanical hyperalgesia seen in the rat model of neuropathic pain. Ten male(More)