Pleural bupivacaine placement for optimal postthoracotomy pulmonary function: a prospective, randomized study.

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OBJECTIVE To determine dependent chest tube losses of bupivacaine with paravertebral versus interpleural administration, thereby helping to explain the significant differences in pulmonary function that exist between these two techniques. DESIGN A prospective, randomized study. SETTING A single hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twelve adult patients undergoing… (More)

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@article{Richardson1998PleuralBP, title={Pleural bupivacaine placement for optimal postthoracotomy pulmonary function: a prospective, randomized study.}, author={J. Richardson and Saraswathy Sabanathan and R D Shah and B. J. Clarke and Simrin Cheema and Alan J. Mearns}, journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia}, year={1998}, volume={12 2}, pages={166-9} }