Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


COMPARISION OF EPIDURAL MIDAZOLAM WITH BUPRENORPHINE FOR POST-OPERATIVE ANALGESIA


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Author Details: Alpa patel, N. Desai

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 15

Article End Page : 18


Abstract

The present study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of epidural midazolam in relieving post –operative pain compared to epidural Buprenorphine. Thirty patients of ASA Grade I & II, of both sexes were randomly selected for study. Half of them received Inj. Buprenorphine 4μg/kg (Group A) and rest of the patients received Inj. Midazolam 30μg/kg (Group B) epiduraly on complain of pain. Pain score was determined by subjective method that is visual analogue scale. Mild sedation with epidural midazolam was favorable in decreasing agitation & apprehension in post-operative period. The duration of analgesia lasted for 5-24 hrs in Group A & 16-48 hrs in Group B. Patients were stable as far as vitals were concerned.

Key Words: Epidural analgesia, Buprenorphine, Midazolam.