Continuous peripheral nerve blocks: is local anesthetic dose the only factor, or do concentration and volume influence infusion effects as well?

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BACKGROUND The main determinant of continuous peripheral nerve block effects--local anesthetic concentration and volume or simply total drug dose--remains unknown. METHODS We compared two different concentrations and basal rates of ropivacaine--but at equivalent total doses--for continuous posterior lumbar plexus blocks after hip arthroplasty… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181ca4e5d

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@article{Ilfeld2010ContinuousPN, title={Continuous peripheral nerve blocks: is local anesthetic dose the only factor, or do concentration and volume influence infusion effects as well?}, author={Brian M. Ilfeld and Lisa Moeller and Edward R. Mariano and Vanessa J. Loland and Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley and Adam Fleisher and Paul Girard and Michael C Donohue and Eliza J. Ferguson and Scott T. Ball}, journal={Anesthesiology}, year={2010}, volume={112 2}, pages={347-54} }