Addition of dextrose 3.5% to intrathecal sufentanil for labour analgesia reduces pruritus

  title={Addition of dextrose 3.5\% to intrathecal sufentanil for labour analgesia reduces pruritus},
  author={Amr E. Abouleish and Dmitry Portnoy and Ezzat Abouleish},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anesthesia},
Purpose: To determine whether the addition of a low concentration (3.5%) of dextrose would minimize pruritus while maintaining the quality of analgesia.Methods: In a double blind study 48 parturients in early labour were randomized to one of two study groups: dextrose (Dex, n=24; 10 μg sufentanil in dextrose 3.5%), or normal saline (NS, n=24; 10 μg sufentanil in normal saline). Parturients received the study drug as the intrathecal injection of the combined spinal-epidural (CSE) technique for… Expand
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