The effect of varied doses of epinephrine on duration of lidocaine spinal anesthesia in the thoracic and lumbosacral dermatomes.

@article{Kito1998TheEO,
  title={The effect of varied doses of epinephrine on duration of lidocaine spinal anesthesia in the thoracic and lumbosacral dermatomes.},
  author={Kouichi Kito and Haruto Kato and Masakazu Shibata and Takehiko Adachi and Shinichi Nakao and Kenjiro Mori},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={1018-22}
}
UNLABELLED The efficacy of epinephrine in prolonging spinal analgesia has recently been confirmed in the lumbosacral but not in the thoracic, segments. Most previous studies used doses of epinephrine smaller than 0.3 mg. We studied the effects of 0.2, 0.4, or 0.6 mg of epinephrine added to hyperbaric lidocaine 60 mg in 7.5% dextrose solution for spinal anesthesia. Eighty patients were randomly divided into four groups: Group A received lidocaine without epinephrine, Group B received lidocaine… CONTINUE READING
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