Intrathecal buprenorphine for postoperative analgesia in the elderly patient.

@article{Capogna1988IntrathecalBF,
  title={Intrathecal buprenorphine for postoperative analgesia in the elderly patient.},
  author={Giorgio Capogna and Danilo Celleno and Vincenzo Tagariello and C Loffreda-Mancinelli},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1988},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          128-30
        }
}
Ninety patients aged 56-85 years scheduled for suprapubic prostatectomy, randomly received intrathecally either bupivacaine 30 mg (group A, n = 30), bupivacaine 30 mg plus buprenorphine 0.03 mg (group B, n = 30) or bupivacaine 30 mg plus buprenorphine 0.045 mg (group C, n = 30). Prolonged postoperative analgesia, minimal disturbance of consciousness and comfortable breathing were common to the groups that received buprenorphine. The higher concentration of buprenorphine improved the quality and… CONTINUE READING
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