Prolongation of epidural anesthesia using a lipid drug carrier with procaine, lidocaine, and tetracaine.

Abstract

This study evaluated the effect of a lipid drug carrier (iophendylate) on epidural anesthesia. The intensity and duration of motor blockade produced by aqueous and lipid preparations of local anesthetics were assessed in rabbits with long-term indwelling catheters in the epidural space. Motor blockades produced by procaine (1%, 2%, and 4%), lidocaine (1%, 2… (More)

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