Ventilatory effects of epidural clonidine during the first 3 hours after caesarean section.

@article{Narchi1992VentilatoryEO,
  title={Ventilatory effects of epidural clonidine during the first 3 hours after caesarean section.},
  author={Patrick Narchi and Dan Benhamou and Jamil Hamza and Herv{\'e} Bouaziz},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1992},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={791-5}
}
Many authors have shown the analgesic efficacy of 150-800 micrograms of epidural clonidine in the postoperative period. Its use as an analgesic after caesarean section has recently been studied with higher dosages (400-800 micrograms). Our study aimed at assessing the analgesic and ventilatory effects of two smaller doses of epidural clonidine (150 and 300 micrograms), which were compared to the effects of 10 mg of parenteral morphine (M) during the first 3 h after caesarean section. The… CONTINUE READING