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Study of Spinal Sensory Block Height with 0.5% Heavy Bupivacaine in Elderly Patients
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
The relationship among age, height and sensory block height in elderly patients who underwent spinal anesthesia using 0.5% heavy bupivacaine were studied. Methods: Ninety-seven elderly patients, 65 years of age or older, who were scheduled for spinal anesthesia were divided into four groups. 8 mg of 0.5% heavy bupivacaine was injected in patients who were shorter than 160 cm, and 9 mg was injected in patients who were taller than 160 cm. Then they were further divided into a 65-74 year olddoi:10.4097/kjae.2003.44.4.488 fatcat:unye7x4yjje2fgda2xyj6kttfq