Intrathecal midazolam added to bupivacaine improves the duration and quality of spinal anaesthesia.

@article{Bharti2003IntrathecalMA,
  title={Intrathecal midazolam added to bupivacaine improves the duration and quality of spinal anaesthesia.},
  author={Neerja Bharti and Rashmi Madan and Prasant Mohanty and Heema Kaul},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={1101-5}
}
BACKGROUND The antinociceptive action of intrathecal midazolam is well documented. In this prospective study, we investigated the addition of midazolam to intrathecal bupivacaine on the duration and quality of spinal blockade. METHODS Forty ASA I or II adult patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery were selected for the study. The patients were randomly allocated to receive 3 ml of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine intrathecally either alone or with 1 mg of midazolam using a combined spinal… CONTINUE READING