International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A
A routine observational study to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of epidural 0.2% ropivacaine in postoperative pain relief
Author(s): Dr. P Veena, Dr. Geethakumari P and Dr. Nimmi Raj
Aim: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of Epidural ropivacaine 0.2% in postoperative pain relief.
Method: A routine data based observational study involved 50 patients of ASA1, ASA2 who received Epidural 0.2% Ropivacaine and 50 patients who received Epidural 0.125% bupivacaine postoperatively. All patients were monitored for postoperative pain by the visual analogy scale (VAS), requirement of rescue analgesia, hemodynamic parameters and adverse effects.
Results: Postoperative Pain scores, Incidence of hypotension and delayed motor block were comparable between the observational groups.
Conclusion: Ropivacaine 0.2% and bupivacaine 0.125% were equally efficient in rescue analgesic requirement, but ropivacaine had a better safety profile in terms of less hypotension and lesser motor block.
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Dr. P Veena, Dr. Geethakumari P, Dr. Nimmi Raj. A routine observational study to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of epidural 0.2% ropivacaine in postoperative pain relief. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2022;5(4):07-09. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2022.v5.i4a.363