Postoperative analgesic requirement after cesarean section: a comparison of anesthetic induction with ketamine or thiopental.

@article{Kee1997PostoperativeAR,
  title={Postoperative analgesic requirement after cesarean section: a comparison of anesthetic induction with ketamine or thiopental.},
  author={Warwick D Ngan Kee and Kim Sun Khaw and Mary L. Z. Ma and P A Mainland and Tony Gin},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={1294-8}
}
UNLABELLED In a randomized, double-blind study, we compared postoperative pain and analgesic requirement in patients who underwent elective cesarean section under general anesthesia induced with thiopental 4 mg/kg (n = 20) or ketamine 1 mg/kg (n = 20). Anesthesia was maintained with nitrous oxide and isoflurane. Postoperative analgesia was provided by patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) using morphine. Median (range) time to first PCA demand was greater in the ketamine group (28 [3-134] min… CONTINUE READING

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