MEPERIDINE, AS AN EFFECTIVE ADJUVANT AGENTIN UNILATERAL SPINAL ANAESTHESIA FOR KNEE ARTHROSCOPY
Hüseyin Fidan 1 * , Yüksel Ela 1, Levent Altınel 2, Muhammed Yegit 1, Mahmut Pancaroğlu 1
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1 Afyon Kocatepe University, Medicine Faculty, Department of Anaesthesiology, Afyon, Turkey
2 Afyon Kocatepe University, Medicine Faculty, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Afyon, Turkey
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Abstract

Aim: 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. Methods: 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. Results: 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. Conclusion: Addition of meperidine to hyperbaric bupivacaine in unilateral spinal anaesthesia prolonged analgesia without effecting total anesthesia time with minimal adverse effects.

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https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82572

EUR J GEN MED, 2008 - Volume 5 Issue 1, pp. 36-41

Publication date: 15 Jan 2008

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