BACKGROUND: Comparing relative potency of new local anesthetics, such as levobupivacaine and ropivacaine, by the minimum local analgesic concentration model has not been described for caudal anesthesia. Therefore, we performed a prospective, randomized, double-blind study to determine the minimum local analgesic concentrations of a caudal single shot of ropivacaine and levobupivacaine in children and to describe the upper dose-response curve. METHODS: We performed a two-stage prospective, randomized, double-blind study comparing the dose-response curves of caudal ropivacaine and levobupivacaine in children. In phase 1, 80 boys were randomized to receive either ropivacaine or levobupivacaine. In the second phase a further 32 patients were randomly allocated to receive caudal anesthesia with doses designed to delineate the upper dose-response range (the 50% effective dose [ED(50)]-ED(95) range). RESULTS: There were no significant differences in ED(50) values for caudal ropivacaine and levobupivacaine. The ED(50) for levobupivacaine estimated from the Dixon Massey method was 0.069% (95% CI 0.056%-0.082%) and for ropivacaine was 0.075% (95% CI 0.058%-0.092%). Estimated by isotonic regression the ED(50) and ED(95) respectively of levobupivacaine were 0.068 (0.04-0.09) and 0.20% (95% CI 0.16%-0.24%). For ropivacaine ED 50 and ED95 were 0.066 (0.033-0.098) and 0.225% (95% CI 0.21%-0.24%). CONCLUSIONS: In children receiving one minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration of sevoflurane, there were no significant differences in the ED(50) for caudal levobupivacaine and ropivacaine. The potency ratio at ED(50) was 0.92 and 0.89 at ED(95), indicating that caudal levobupivacaine and ropivacaine have a similar potency.
Ingelmo, P.M., Frawley, G., Astuto, M., Duffy, C., Donath, S., Disma, N., et al. (2009). Relative analgesic potencies of levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for caudal anesthesia in children. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 108(3), 805-813.
|Citazione:||Ingelmo, P.M., Frawley, G., Astuto, M., Duffy, C., Donath, S., Disma, N., et al. (2009). Relative analgesic potencies of levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for caudal anesthesia in children. ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, 108(3), 805-813.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||Relative analgesic potencies of levobupivacaine and ropivacaine for caudal anesthesia in children|
|Autori:||Ingelmo, PM; Frawley, G; Astuto, M; Duffy, C; Donath, S; Disma, N; Rosano, G; Fumagalli, R; Gullo, A|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-2009|
|Rivista:||ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/ane.0b013e3181935aa5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|