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Submitted: 02 December 2014 Modified: 17 September 2015
HERDIN Record #: R07-CVHRDC-1412020740560

Comparison of spinal block with isobaric bupivacaine versus hyperbaric bupivacaine in caesarian section

Lota J. Badillo

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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.


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.

Publication Type
Research Report


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


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