SETTING: Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, an urban, tertiary, government owned hospital in Cebu City, Philippines.
DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive
One hundred and five patients from Obstetric Department who underwent Caesarian section from May 2004 - December 2004.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:
Isobaric bupivacaine produced adequate level of anesthesia for surgery in 75% of the patients and produced a rapid onset of spinal block in 67% of the patients in a dosage compatible with Cesarean section. Complete recovery of motor block occurred in 2 hours with either form of bupivacaine.
General: To compare isobaric bupivacaine 0.5% 12 mg injected intrathecally in patient who underwent caesarian setion.
(1) To compare isobaric bupivacaine 0.5% 12 mg versus hyperbaric bupivacaine 0.5% 12 mg as to:
1.1 adequate level of anesthesia
1.2 rapid onset of spinal block
1.3 complete recovery of motor block