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2022 Jul 01

Medicine (Baltimore)



Epidural administration of 2% Mepivacaine after spinal anesthesia does not prevent intraoperative nausea and vomiting during cesarean section: A prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial.


Intraoperative nausea and vomiting (IONV) is a common symptom during cesarean section (CS) delivery causing significant discomfort to patients. Combined spinal and epidural anesthesia (CSEA) can provide both intraoperative anesthesia and postoperative analgesia. During CSEA, it is reasonable to administer local anesthetics to the epidural space before patient complaints to compensate for the diminished effect of spinal anesthesia. Therefore, we hypothesized that intraoperative epidural administration of 2% mepivacaine would reduce the incidence of IONV.