Perioperative Analgesic Management of Newborn Bladder Exstrophy Repair Using a Directly Placed Tunneled Epidural Catheter with 0.1% Ropivacaine.

@article{Farid2015PerioperativeAM,
  title={Perioperative Analgesic Management of Newborn Bladder Exstrophy Repair Using a Directly Placed Tunneled Epidural Catheter with 0.1% Ropivacaine.},
  author={Ibrahim S Farid and Elizabeth J Kendrick and Mark J Adamczyk and Nancy R Lukas and Eric Z Massanyi},
  journal={A & A case reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={5 7},
  pages={112-4}
}
Effective multimodal analgesia and sedation reduce the postoperative morbidity and mortality associated with newborn bladder exstrophy repair. Epidural analgesia is safe and effective for major surgery in neonates and infants, reducing the need for muscle relaxants, opioids, and ventilator support postoperatively. The risk of epidural catheter colonization… CONTINUE READING