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2022 Dec 26

J Clin Med



A Prospective Randomized Trial of Ropivacaine 5 mg with Sufentanil 2.5 μg as a Test Dose for Detecting Epidural and Intrathecal Injection in Obstetric Patients.


Traditional epidural test dose is somewhat unsuited in obstetrics because of potential risk of severe adverse effects when it is accidentally injected into the subarachnoid space. Some hospitals use a proportion of the total dose of epidural labor analgesia as a test dose. The aim of our study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of ropivacaine 5 mg with sufentanil 2.5 μg to detect intrathecal injection.