- From cocaine to ropivacaine: the history of local anesthetic drugsY A Ruetsch
University of Zurich, Department of Anesthesiology, Orthopedic University Clinic Balgrist, Switzerland
Curr Top Med Chem 1:175-82. 2001..During the rapid and extensive use of ropivacaine in the clinic, unwanted side-effects have been found to be very limited...
- Patient-controlled interscalene analgesia with ropivacaine 0.2% versus bupivacaine 0.15% after major open shoulder surgery: the effects on hand motor functionA Borgeat
Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Zurich Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland
Anesth Analg 92:218-23. 2001..2% and bupivacaine 0.15% after major open shoulder surgery. For similar pain control ropivacaine is associated with better preservation of strength in the hand and less paresthesia in the fingers...