Alkalinization improves the quality of lidocaine-fentanyl epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section.

@article{Capogna1993AlkalinizationIT,
  title={Alkalinization improves the quality of lidocaine-fentanyl epidural anaesthesia for caesarean section.},
  author={Giorgio Capogna and Danilo Celleno and Peter D. Costantino and Francesco Muratori and Maurizio Sebastiani and Maria Rosaria Baldassini},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1993},
  volume={40 5 Pt 1},
  pages={
          425-30
        }
}
This double-blind randomized study of 116 healthy women was undertaken to evaluate whether alkalinization potentiated the analgesic effects of epidural fentanyl-lidocaine for elective Caesarean section. After a test-dose of 3 ml, lidocaine 2% with adrenaline 1:200,000, all patients received 100 micrograms, fentanyl in 5 ml saline and they were then divided into two groups, to receive incremental doses of 5 ml lidocaine 2% with adrenaline 1:200,000 with or without 0.1 mEq.ml-1 sodium bicarbonate… CONTINUE READING
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