Continuous interscalene analgesia with ropivacaine 2 mg/ml after major shoulder surgery.

@article{Ekatodramis2003ContinuousIA,
  title={Continuous interscalene analgesia with ropivacaine 2 mg/ml after major shoulder surgery.},
  author={Georgios Ekatodramis and Alain Borgeat and Gunilla A I Huledal and Lennart Jeppsson and Lars Westman and Jan Sj{\"o}vall},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={143-50}
}
BACKGROUND In this open, randomized study, the pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy, and safety of a 48-h continuous interscalene infusion of 2 mg/ml ropivacaine for postoperative pain relief were investigated in patients undergoing open major shoulder surgery. METHODS An initial interscalene block with 30 ml ropivacaine, 7.5 mg/ml (225 mg), was performed. After completion of interscalene block, all patients (n = 24) received general anesthesia, and 6 h after interscalene block, a 48-h… CONTINUE READING
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