Levobupivacaine versus bupivacaine in epidural anesthesia for cesarean section. Comparative study.

@article{Bergamaschi2005LevobupivacaineVB,
  title={Levobupivacaine versus bupivacaine in epidural anesthesia for cesarean section. Comparative study.},
  author={Felipe Bergamaschi and Vanessa Rezende Balle and Marcos Emanuel Wortmann Gomes and Sheila Braga Machado and Florentino Fernandes Mendes},
  journal={Revista brasileira de anestesiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={606-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Local anesthetic bupivacaine is found in two different enantiomers: levobupivacaine - S (-) and dextrobupivacaine - R (+). Based on studies showing that S(-) enantiomers are less cardiotoxic, their use has been increasing in clinical practice. This study aimed at comparing racemic bupivacaine and levobupivacaine in epidural anesthesia for elective cesarean section. METHODS Randomized, double blind clinical trial enrolling physical status ASA I and II parturients… CONTINUE READING