ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Comparative Evaluation of Caudal Block Administration of Ropivacaine, Levobupivacaine, and Bupivacaine in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Lower Abdominal Surgery: An Original Research

    Dr Chandrashekhar Botla, Dr. Voviliveni Srikala, Dr. Potlapelly Vasu Prakash, Dr. Bheemanadhuni Anusha, Dr Sreenivas azmeera
    JCDR. 2024: 409-414


    Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of ropivacaine, levobupivacaine, and bupivacaine administered via caudal block in pediatric patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries. Methods: Prospective, randomized controlled trial involving 75 pediatric patients allocated to one of three groups: ropivacaine (n=25), levobupivacaine (n=25), or bupivacaine (n=25). Caudal blocks were performed using equipotent doses of each drug. Primary outcome was duration of postoperative analgesia. Secondary outcomes included pain scores, adverse events, time to first analgesic request, and patient satisfaction.



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    Volume 15 Issue 3