Simple jQuery Dropdowns
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Plasma concentrations of bupivacaine after spinal anesthesia with single shot femoral nerve block in total knee arthroplasty
Authors: Saowaphak Lapmahapaisan
Thitima Chinachoti
Supornchai Kongpatanakul
Somruedee Chatsiricharoenkul
Bhisoot Tovnich
Winai Duangkaew
Piyapat Pongnarin
Nuchanat Sakulpacharoen
Wannakorn Somcharoen
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2013
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.96, No.3 (2013), 312-317
Abstract: Background: Femoral nerve block is commonly established for postoperative analgesia in total knee arthroplasty but no evidence of plasma bupivacaine level has been reported. Objective: Determine the plasma concentrations of bupivacaine in patients who had single-injection of femoral nerve block. Material and Method: A prospective observational study was undertaken with 25 patients scheduled for unilateral total knee arthroplasty under spinal anesthesia and single shot femoral nerve block with 20 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine. Venous blood samples were collected at 0, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after femoral nerve block. Plasma bupivacaine levels were analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. Results: Four males and 21 females, ASA I-II were enrolled in the present study. Mean age, body mass index, and serum albumin level were 69.9±5.95 years, 27±3.67 kg/m2, and 4.46±0.26 mg/dL, respectively. The median of peak plasma concentration was 538.35 ng/mL (min = 176.30, max = 1,383.99) at 60 minutes after femoral nerve block, while the maximal plasma concentration of bupivacaine was 1,883.39 ng/mL at 10 minutes. None showed signs or symptoms of bupivacaine toxicity. Conclusion: Peak plasma concentrations of bupivacaine were demonstrated at 60 minutes after a single shot femoral nerve block, and no signs or symptoms of bupivacaine toxicity were observed. Therefore, single shot femoral nerve block with 20 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine is safe.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.