Efficacy of Ketamine and Fentanyl Vs. Intrathecal Bupivacaine Post-operatively in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Hysterectomy: A Prospective Comparative Study
Background: Although disturbing emergence reactions are associated with its use, ketamine has several clinically useful properties, including analgesia and less cardiorespiratory depressant effects than other anaesthetic agents, in fact it causes some stimulation of the cardiovascular system. Methods: Two group were included in this study i.e. Group A & Group B. Both group had 18 cases. This study conducted in Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Hospital.
Results: Demographic variables were compared between both groups A and B. Group A is A significant faster onset of sensory block was found in ketamine group in comparison to fentanyl group. (p-value<0.001). While the time to achieve the highest level of sensory block was found to be almost similar in both the groups.
Conclusion: Addition of ketamine or fentanyl to spinal bupivacaine were equally effective in pain control after abdominal hysterectomy.
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