The efficacy and safety of three concentrations of levobupivacaine administered as a continuous epidural infusion in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery.

@article{Murdoch2002TheEA,
  title={The efficacy and safety of three concentrations of levobupivacaine administered as a continuous epidural infusion in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery.},
  author={John Carr Murdoch and Ursula K Dickson and Paul A. Wilson and Jonathan S Berman and Rita R Gad-Elrab and Nicholas B. Scott},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={438-44, table of contents}
}
UNLABELLED We evaluated the efficacy and safety of three concentrations of levobupivacaine infused epidurally as analgesia for patients undergoing orthopedic procedures. Patients undergoing elective hip or knee joint replacement were enrolled in the study (n = 105). Sensory blockade was established preoperatively with 10-15 mL of 0.75% levobupivacaine. Patients were then randomized to receive 0.0625%, 0.125%, or 0.25% levobupivacaine as a continuous epidural infusion at 6 mL/h for 24 h. IV… CONTINUE READING

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