Volume 5, Issue 1 (Spring 2001)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2001, 5(1): 11-14 | Back to browse issues page

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Ebtehaj M, Kayyalha H. Mixture of Lidocaine and Bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2001; 5 (1) :11-14
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Background: Spinal anesthesia with lidocaine has a shorter duration as compared to bupivacaine. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the mixture of lidocaine and bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia. Methods: This semi experimental study was performed on 40 patients (20 men and 20 women) who had to undergo surgery on lowerlimb, pelvis and lower abdomen. No contraindication for spinal anesthesia was observed in these patients. Findings: The findings indicated that the duration of action was less than 75 minutes in 4 (10%) patients, in range of 75 to 89 min in 12 (30%) cases, 96 to 104 min in 12 (30%) cases and more than 105 min in 12 (30%). Conclusion: Mixture of lidocaine with bupivacaine results in a medium duration of action in spinal anesthesia.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Anesthesiology

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