Effects of S(+) ketamine added to bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia for prostate surgery in elderly patients


Togal T., Demirbilek S., Koroglu A., Yapici E., Ersoy O.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY, cilt.21, ss.193-197, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0265021504003059
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.193-197

Özet

Background and objective: Intrathecal ketamine as the sole anaesthetic agent has demonstrated a lack of cardiovascular depression that should be of advantage in an elderly population. S(+) ketamine has three-times the analgesic potency of R(-) ketamine and its antinociceptive effects after intrathecal administration in rats are known. We decided to evaluate the effects of intrathecal S(+) ketamine added to a small dose of spinal bupivacaine in elderly patients undergoing transurethral prostate surgery.