Temporal summation during extradural anaesthesia.

  title={Temporal summation during extradural anaesthesia.},
  author={Michele Curatolo and Steen Petersen-Felix and Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Matthias Konstantin Fischer and Alex M. Zbinden},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={75 5},
We have investigated in 10 patients the effect of extradural anaesthesia on temporal summation by comparing pain thresholds to single and repeated (five impulses at 2 Hz) electrical stimuli and compared these tests with pinprick and cold stimulation. Bupivacaine 0.5% (20 ml) was injected at L2-3. After extradural anaesthesia the threshold to repeated… CONTINUE READING