Comparison of continuous brachial plexus infusion of butorphanol, mepivacaine and mepivacaine-butorphanol mixtures for postoperative analgesia.

@article{Wajima1995ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of continuous brachial plexus infusion of butorphanol, mepivacaine and mepivacaine-butorphanol mixtures for postoperative analgesia.},
  author={Zen'ichiro Wajima and Toshiro Shitara and Yasufumi Nakajima and C S Kim and Naohiko Kobayashi and Hitoshi Kadotani and Hiroshi Adachi and Gen Ishikawa and Kazunari Kaneko and Tetsuo Inoue},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={548-51}
}
We have reported recently that continuous administration of butorphanol into the brachial plexus sheath provided analgesia of a quality superior to that of continuous i.v. administration. In the present study, we have compared postoperative pain relief produced by continuous infusion of one of three types of solution into the axillary sheath: opioid alone, local anaesthetic alone or a mixture of local anaesthetic and opioid. In patients undergoing upper extremity surgery with continuous… CONTINUE READING