Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, December 4th, 2005
Anesthesiologists in Germany conducted a "prospective, randomized, single-blind study" to "compare the analgesic effectiveness of postoperative epidural ropivacaine 0.2% with and without the addition of sufentanil following total hip replacement."
A total of "32 patients scheduled for elective hip replacement surgery received either ropivacaine 0.2% alone (n=16, R) or ropivacaine 0.2% together with sufentanil 1 microg/mL (n=16, RS) via continuous epidural infusion at a dose determined by the size of...
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