Comparison of intrathecal fentanyl and diamorphine in addition to bupivacaine for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.

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BACKGROUND Co-administration of small doses of opioids and bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia reduces intraoperative discomfort and may reduce postoperative analgesic requirements in patients undergoing Caesarean section. Fentanyl and diamorphine are the two most frequently used agents in UK obstetric anaesthetic practice. METHODS Seventy-five healthy… (More)

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@article{Cowan2002ComparisonOI, title={Comparison of intrathecal fentanyl and diamorphine in addition to bupivacaine for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia.}, author={Campbell Cowan and Jeremy Kendall and Petra Barclay and Ryan Wilkes}, journal={British journal of anaesthesia}, year={2002}, volume={89 3}, pages={452-8} }