A Prospective Analytical Study on Postoperative Analgesic Effect in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Hysterectomy
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: This prospective study was undertaken in the department of Anaesthesiology. Two group were included in this study i.e. Group A & Group B. Both groups had 18 cases.
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.
Conclusions: Addition of ketamine or fentanyl to spinal bupivacaine were equally effective in pain control after abdominal hysterectomy.
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