High plasma ropivacaine concentrations after fascia iliaca compartment block in children.

@article{Paut2004HighPR,
  title={High plasma ropivacaine concentrations after fascia iliaca compartment block in children.},
  author={Olivier Paut and Ehud Schreiber and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lacroix and Val{\'e}rie Meyrieux and Nicolas Simon and Thibaud Lavrut and Jean Camboulives and Bernard Bruguerolle},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={416-8}
}
BACKGROUND The pharmacokinetic profile of local anaesthetics is influenced by the mode of administration. We sought to compare the pharmacokinetics of two doses of ropivacaine after fascia iliaca compartment (FIC) block in children. METHODS In this prospective, double-blind study, children received an FIC block as a part of their anaesthetic management during elective orthopaedic surgery on the thigh. They were randomized to receive ropivacaine 0.7 ml x kg(-1) using either a 0.375% or 0.5… CONTINUE READING