International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A
A randomized comparative study of 0.1% levobupivacaine with fentanyl vs 0.1% ropivacaine with fentanyl
Author(s): Dr. Rakhi Gupta and Dr. Nishat Nasar
Abstract: Background: Pregnant women experience severe labor pain which is the leading cause of stress and anxiety. The present study compared 0.1% ropivacaine and 0.1% levobupivacaine with 2 µg/ml fentanyl as a patient controlled epidural analgesia.
Materials and Methods: 30 labouring parturients were divided into 2 groups of 15 each. Group I patients received 0.1% ropivacaine with 2 µg/ml fentanyl and group II patients received 0.1% levobupivacaine with 2 µg/ml fentanyl as epidural solutions via PCEA pump infusions.
Results: Mode of delivery found to be caesarean seen in 5 in group I and 7 in group II, instrument‑assisted vaginal delivery seen 8 in group I and 6 in group II and normal vaginal delivery seen 7 in group I and 7 in group II. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Demand boluses per hour was 0.08 in group I and 0.36 in group II, mean total number of manual rescue boluses was 1.02 in group I and 0.61 in group II and first requirement of manual rescue bolus was 3.10 in group I and 2.60 in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Both bupivacaine and ropivacaine produced equivalent analgesia with fentanyl for labor.
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Dr. Rakhi Gupta, Dr. Nishat Nasar. A randomized comparative study of 0.1% levobupivacaine with fentanyl vs 0.1% ropivacaine with fentanyl. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2021;4(4):34-36. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2021.v4.i4a.321