Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current ResearchISSN: 2324-903X

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Case Report, Analg Resusc Curr Res Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Postoperative Analgesia by Continuous Interscalene Block of 0.2% Ropivacaine: Comparison of the Two Different Infusion Rates

Tomoki Nishiyama*
Department of Anesthesiology, Shinagawa Shishokai Hospital, Japan
Corresponding author : Tomoki Nishiyama
Department of Anesthesiology, Shinagawa Shishokai Hospital, 3-2-6, Kishi-cho, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
Tel: 81-48-627-6762
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 14, 2013 Accepted: January 28, 2014 Published: February 20, 2014
Citation: Nishiyama T (2014) Postoperative Analgesia by Continuous Interscalene Block of 0.2% Ropivacaine: Comparison of the Two Different Infusion Rates. Analg Resusc: Curr Res 3:2. doi:10.4172/2324-903X.1000113

Abstract

Postoperative Analgesia by Continuous Interscalene Block of 0.2% Ropivacaine: Comparison of the Two Different Infusion Rates

Continuous interscalene block at a rate of 4-10 mL/h has been used for postoperative analgesia of upper extremities. However, with these infusion rates, sometimes local anesthetic leaks from the catheter insertion site. Therefore, lower infusion rate is preferable. The present study investigated whether a lower infusion rate (2 mL/h) of interscalene ropivacaine could be useful on postoperative analgesia of upper extremities.

Keywords: Upper extremity surgery; Interscalene block; Postoperative analgesia; Ropivacaine

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