Effects of intrathecal ketamine added to bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia.

@article{Kathirvel2000EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of intrathecal ketamine added to bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia.},
  author={S Kathirvel and Senthilkumar Sadhasivam and Abha Saxena and Thogulava R Kannan and Pragati Ganjoo},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={899-904}
}
We prospectively studied 30 healthy female patients undergoing intracavitory brachytherapy applicator insertion for carcinoma of the cervix under spinal anaesthesia. Patients were randomly allocated to receive either intrathecal bupivacaine 10 mg alone or bupivacaine 7.5 mg combined with preservative-free ketamine 25 mg. Spinal block onset, maximum sensory level, duration of blockade, haemodynamic variables, postoperative analgesic requirements and adverse events were recorded. Onset of sensory… CONTINUE READING
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