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Shahab Darrehshiri3, M G A E A M, Ziyaeifard1 M. Postoperative pain management with caudal blockage versus apotel®administration in pediatrics undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphyunder sevoflurane anaesthesia. JAP. 2012; 2 (8) :173-0
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Aim and Background:


Postoperative pain is a frequent complication in young children

undergoing general anaesthesi. Sevoflurane anaesthesia in children has been related with higher

incidence of postoperative emergence delirium in comparison with halothane, which some blame

the pain as it&aposs main reason. The current study was designed to compare the effect of caudal block

versus Apotel adminstraion on postoperative pain in pediatrics undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy

under sevoflurane anaesthesia.

Methods and Materials:


In this clinical trial, 60 children aged 2-8 years who were candidate for

elective inguinal herniorrhaphy were included. After maintenance with sevoflurane, the patients

were randomly allocated to receive caudal anesthesia or intravenous Apotel 15 mg.kg



. After

extubation, patient’s pain scores were assessed with Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Scale

(CHEOPS). Fentanyl was administered in cases suffered from acute pain with CHEOPS






Postoperative pain in caudal block group was significantly lower than in Apotel group

(CHEOPS=7.2 vs 8, p=0.017) and opioid was administered much more in Apotel group




Caudal block in comparison with Apotel is more effective in postoperative pain

reduction and is associated with less need for opioids.




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