Intrathecal lidocaine and sufentanil shorten postoperative recovery after outpatient rectal surgery.

@article{Waxler2004IntrathecalLA,
  title={Intrathecal lidocaine and sufentanil shorten postoperative recovery after outpatient rectal surgery.},
  author={Beverly Waxler and Shirley A Mondragon and Sonal N Patel and Kochuthresia Nedumgottil},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={680-4}
}
PURPOSE A short recovery time for same day surgery is important to the patient and the hospital. A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study in the postanesthetic care unit was designed to compare the recovery time from spinal anesthesia with low-dose intrathecal (IT) lidocaine and sufentanil to that with IT lidocaine alone. The incidence of adverse effects was also assessed. METHODS Forty-nine patients (ASA I-III, age 20-69 yr) underwent spinal anesthesia for rectal surgery. The patients… CONTINUE READING