Caudal ropivacaine and neostigmine in pediatric surgery.

@article{Turan2003CaudalRA,
  title={Caudal ropivacaine and neostigmine in pediatric surgery.},
  author={Alparslan Turan and Dilek Memiş and Umit Nusret Başaran and Beyhan Karamanlioğlu and Necdet S{\"u}t},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={719-22}
}
BACKGROUND Neostigmine has been added to local anesthetics for different nerve blocks. This study was conducted to evaluate effects of neostigmine when added to ropivacaine for caudal anesthesia. METHODS We studied children, aged 1-5 yr, undergoing inguinal hernia and hypospadias surgery. After standard induction of anesthesia, Group I received 0.2% ropivacaine 0.5 ml/kg and Group II received 0.2% ropivacaine 0.5 ml/kg with 2 microg/kg neostigmine via the caudal route. Heart rate, mean… CONTINUE READING