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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.