How to prolong postoperative analgesia after caudal anaesthesia with ropivacaine in children: S-ketamine versus clonidine.

@article{Negri2001HowTP,
  title={How to prolong postoperative analgesia after caudal anaesthesia with ropivacaine in children: S-ketamine versus clonidine.},
  author={Pasquale de Negri and Giorgio Ivani and Chiara Visconti and Paolo de Vivo},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={679-83}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to determine whether caudal S-ketamine or clonidine prolonged analgesia together with ropivacaine. METHODS Sixty-three boys, aged 1-5 years, who were undergoing minor surgery, were allocated in order to receive one of three solutions for caudal anaesthesia. Group R received 2 mg x kg(-1) 0.2% ropivacaine; group C, 2 mg x kg(-1) 0.2% ropivacaine + clonidine 2 microg x kg(-1); and group K, 2 mg x kg(-1) 0.2% ropivacaine + S-ketamine 0.5 mg x kg(-1). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING