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Title: Spinal pethidine for elective caesarean section
Authors: Vassiliadis, Rachel M ;Taylor, Penelope G 
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Source: Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 113 - 115
Journal title: Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
Department: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Abstract: Pethidine (meperidine) is a unique member of the opioid family. In addition to its analgesic activity, it also has significant local anaesthetic activity. This property enables it to be used as the sole agent for spinal anaesthesia. We describe the successful use of intrathecal pethidine 1 mg/kg for an elective lower segment caesarean section in a patient presumed to be allergic to amide local anaesthetics. There were no significant adverse effects in either the mother or the newborn.
DOI: 10.1177/0310057X1304100119
ISSN: 0310-057X
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Anaesthetics
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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