Volume 56, Issue 1 (30 1998)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1998, 56(1): 21-25 | Back to browse issues page

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Intrathecal injection of sufentanil with adrenalin was performed in 45 cases (20 female, 25 male age range: 18-40 years). All injections were performed in the sitting position, with a number 20 intrathecal needle immersed in adrenalin. The cases were observed for 72 hours. Maximum duration of analgesia was 12 hours (60%) and the minimum was 3 hours (13.3%). This method reduces the need for repeated administration of intravenous or intramuscular narcotics, and unlike intrathecal morphine, dose not cause delayed respiratory depression
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