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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 613--616

Optimal single-dose epidural neostigmine for postoperative analgesia after partial hepatectomy

Qiao Sheng Zhong, Sheng Jin Ge, Bei Wang, Zhang Gang Xue 
 Department of Anaesthesia, Zhongshan Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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Sheng Jin Ge
Department of Anaesthesia, Zhongshan Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai
China

Objective: Neostigmine can produce analgesia by acting on the spinal cord. This study was to determine the optimal single-dose of epidural neostigmine for postoperative analgesia after partial hepatectomy. Patients and Methods: Twenty-six patients undergoing elective partial hepatectomy under general anesthesia combined with epidural block were studied. The dose of epidural neostigmine was determined using Dixon«SQ»s up-and-down method, starting from neostigmine 100 μg with an interval of 25 μg. Thirty minutes after skin incision, a predetermined dose of neostigmine was injected via the epidural catheter. Each patient received 0.125% bupivacaine and fentanyl 2 μg/ml for patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) after the operation. Assessment of analgesia quality was performed at 8 h and 24 h after the operation. Results : The ED 50 of epidural neostigmine in combination with PCEA for satisfactory analgesia was 226.78 ± 33.20 μg. Probit analysis showed that the ED 50 and ED 95 of epidural neostigmine were 228.63 μg (95% CI = 197.95-299.77 μg) and 300.12 μg (95% CI = 259.44-741.65 μg), respectively. Conclusion: The ED 50 and ED 95 of epidural neostigmine in combination with PCEA for satisfactory analgesia after partial hepatectomy were 228.63 μg (95% CI = 197.95-299.77 μg) and 300.12 μg (95% CI = 259.44-741.65 μg).


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Zhong QS, Ge SJ, Wang B, Xue ZG. Optimal single-dose epidural neostigmine for postoperative analgesia after partial hepatectomy .Indian J Pharmacol 2014;46:613-616


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Zhong QS, Ge SJ, Wang B, Xue ZG. Optimal single-dose epidural neostigmine for postoperative analgesia after partial hepatectomy . Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];46:613-616
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