European Journal of General Medicine
Medical Investigations Society
Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 36-41
Bioline Code: gm08006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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European Journal of General Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 36-41
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Meperidine, As An Effective Adjuvant Agentin Unilateral Spinal Anaesthesia For Knee Arthroscopy|
Fidan, Hüseyin; Ela, Yüksel; Altınel, Levent; Yegit, Muhammed & Pancaroğlu, Mahmut
Unilateral spinal anaesthesia permits early recovery and short ambulatory stay. Our study aimed to search if meperidine may prolong sensory block time when added to hyperbaric bupivacaine.
This is a prospective, double blinded study: Ambulatory, 46 consenting patients aged 18-60 years, undergoing unilateral knee arthroscopy were randomized in two groups. saline group (n=20): 1.3 ml of hyperbaric bupivacaine and 0.2 ml of serum physiologic was used. Meperidine group (n=20): 1.3 ml of hyperbaric bupivacaine and 0.2 ml of 5% meperidine was used. Sensory block times, duration of spinal anaesthesia, intraoperative adverse effects and patient satisfaction were recorded.
Mean duration of sensory block was greater in the meperidine group compared with the saline group. Strict unilateral block and hypotension were comparable among groups.
Addition of meperidine to hyperbaric bupivacaine in unilateral spinal anaesthesia prolonged analgesia without effecting total anesthesia time with minimal adverse effects.
Unilateral spinal anaesthesia, meperidine, outpatient surgery, knee arthroscopy
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