Minimum local anaesthetic dose (MLAD) of intrathecal levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for Caesarean section.

@article{Parpaglioni2006MinimumLA,
  title={Minimum local anaesthetic dose (MLAD) of intrathecal levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for Caesarean section.},
  author={Raffaella Parpaglioni and Maria Grazia Frigo and Anna Lemma and Massimo Sebastiani and Giulia Barbati and Danilo Celleno},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={110-5}
}
We determined the minimum local anaesthetic dose (MLAD) of spinal levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for Caesarean section. Ninety women were randomly allocated to two groups and received 3 ml of study solution by a combined spinal/epidural technique. The initial dose was 12 mg for levobupivacaine and 17 mg for ropivacaine groups. To be considered effective, a test solution had to achieve a visual analogue pain score (VAPS) of 30 mm or less at skin incision, uterine incision, birth, peritoneal… CONTINUE READING

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