Postoperative analgesia by combined continuous infusion and patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) following hip replacement: ropivacaine versus bupivacaine.

@article{Bertini2001PostoperativeAB,
  title={Postoperative analgesia by combined continuous infusion and patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) following hip replacement: ropivacaine versus bupivacaine.},
  author={Laura Bertini and Stefania Mancini and Pia di Benedetto and Alma Ciaschi and Ornella Martini and Santiago Nava and Vincenzo Tagariello},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={
          782-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ropivacaine is a new local anaesthetic, which compared to bupivacaine is less toxic and shows greater sensory and motor block dissociation. We hypothesised that treatment of postoperative pain with a combined regimen of continuous epidural infusion and Patient-Controlled Epidural Analgesia (PCEA) using ropivacaine could have given better results compared with those we had obtained using bupivacaine. METHODS Patients undergoing total hip replacement were randomly assigned to two… CONTINUE READING
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