Drugs: An update

Giorgio Ivani, Pasquale De Negri

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Pediatric regional anesthesia is now well-established and has an important place for peri- and postoperative pain control in children. We also need drugs safe and effective for epidural administration; ropivacaine and levobupivacaine seem to offer a wider safety margin in comparison with the old drugs and are able to provide a valid pain control. Various adjuvants can be used in order to potentiate the analgesic duration; clonidine and ketamine are probably among the best drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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