A prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison of epidural levobupivacaine 0.5% with epidural ropivacaine 0.75% for lower limb procedures.

@article{Peduto2003APR,
  title={A prospective, randomized, double-blind comparison of epidural levobupivacaine 0.5% with epidural ropivacaine 0.75% for lower limb procedures.},
  author={Vito Aldo Peduto and Simonetta Baroncini and S Montanini and Rodolfo Proietti and Lucia Rosignoli and Rosalba Tufano and Andrea Casati},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={979-83}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This prospective, randomized, observer-blinded study compared onset time and duration of epidural anaesthesia produced by with levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for lower limb surgery. METHODS ASA I-III adult patients undergoing elective lower limb procedures were randomized to receive epidural levobupivacaine 0.5% 15 mL (n = 30) or epidural ropivacaine 0.75% 15 mL (n = 35). A blinded observer evaluated onset time and regression of motor and sensory block, and… CONTINUE READING

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