A STUDY ON COMPARISON OF BUPIVACAINE AND CAUDAL MIDAZOLAM FOR POST-OPERATIVE ANALGESIA AMONG MALE CHILD AGED BELOW 10 YEARS

Dr. Rakesh Bhaisare, Dr. Rakesh Dhoke, Dr. Harsh Salankar

Abstract


Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Studies have been conducted for achieving analgesia
requirement of adults but the response in children are not well known. This study evaluates efficacy of midazolam for
post-operative pain relief when administered epidurally, in patients undergoing unilateral inguinal herniotomy. Study included 60 children, from
age 1-10 years. The patients were divided randomly into group B and group M of 30 each. Group B received caudal bupivaccine 0.25%, 1 ml/kg
and Group M received caudal midazolam 50 mg/kg, diluted as 1 ml/kg with normal saline. Mean duration of post-operative analgesia was longer
in Group B 491.660 ± 64.572 minutes than that in Group M 456.833 ± 59.29 minutes and is statistically significant. We conclude, caudal
midazolam 50mg/kg provides equivalent analgesia to bupivacaine 0.25%, when administered preoperatively in a volume of 1ml/kg to children
undergoing unilateral inguinal herniotomy, without any significant adverse effects.


Keywords


Midazolam, Bupivacaine, caudal analgesia

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