Ropivacaine, Articaine or Combination of Ropivacaine and Articaine for Epidural Anesthesia in Cesarean Section: a Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blinded Study


Yurtlu D. A. , Kaya K.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA, vol.63, no.1, pp.85-98, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0034-7094(13)70200-9
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-98

Abstract

Background and objectives: Initiation of epidural anesthesia with long-lasting local anesthetics consumes a significant amount of time, which could be problematic in busy obstetric anesthesia suites. We have hypothesized that a combination of articaine and ropivacaine provides faster onset and even an early recovery of sensory-motor block characteristics.