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Sufentanil and Bupivacaine Combination versus Bupivacaine Alone for Spinal Anesthesia during Cesarean Delivery: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials.

Hu J, Zhang C, Yan J, Wang R, Wang Y, Xu M - PLoS ONE (2016)

Bottom Line: Sensory block onset time was shorter and first analgesic request time was longer in sufentanil added group compared with the bupivacaine-alone group (WMD = -1.0 min, 95% CI -1.5 to -0.58, P < 0.001 and WMD = 133 min, 95% CI 75 to 213, P < 192, respectively).There was no significant difference in the risk of hypotension and vomiting between these two groups.However, the addition of sufentanil to bupivacaine increased the incidence of pruritus.

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Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

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Objective: The addition of lipophilic opioids to local anesthetics for spinal anesthesia has become a widely used strategy for cesarean anesthesia. A meta-analysis to quantify the benefits and risks of combining sufentanil with bupivacaine for patients undergoing cesarean delivery was conducted.

Methods: A comprehensive literature search without language or date limitation was performed to identify clinical trials that compared the addition of sufentanil to bupivacaine with bupivacaine alone for spinal anesthesia in healthy parturients choosing cesarean delivery. The Q and I2 tests were used to assess heterogeneity of the data. Data from each trial were combined using relative ratios (RRs) for dichotomous data or weighted mean differences (WMDs) for continuous data and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for each trial. Sensitivity analysis was conducted by removing one study a time to assess the quality and consistency of the results. Begg's funnel plots and Egger's linear regression test were used to detect any publication bias.

Results: This study included 9 trials containing 578 patients in the final meta-analysis. Sufentanil addition provided a better analgesia quality with less breakthrough pain during surgery than bupivacaine alone (RR = 0.10, 95% CI 0.06 to 0.18, P < 0.001). Sensory block onset time was shorter and first analgesic request time was longer in sufentanil added group compared with the bupivacaine-alone group (WMD = -1.0 min, 95% CI -1.5 to -0.58, P < 0.001 and WMD = 133 min, 95% CI 75 to 213, P < 192, respectively). There was no significant difference in the risk of hypotension and vomiting between these two groups. But pruritus was more frequentely reported in the group with sufentanil added (RR = 7.63, 95% CI 3.85 to 15.12, P < 0.001).

Conclusion: Bupivacaine and sufentanil combination is superior to that of bupivacaine alone for spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery in analgesia quality. Women receiving the combined two drugs had less breakthrough pain, shorter sensory block onset time, and longer first analgesic request time. However, the addition of sufentanil to bupivacaine increased the incidence of pruritus.

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pone.0152605.g001: Flow chart of articles selection.The process of systematic literature search, articles retrieved, excluded, and analysed trials.

Mentions: A total of 405 potentially relevant articles from our search of the literature were identified. After excluding 396 articles, a total of 9 articles covering 9 trials published between 1992 and 2012 with 578 patients included (363 received sufentanil in addition to bupivacaine). Fig 1 shows the study selection procedure. A summary of the included studies is shown in Table 1. Quality of included trials were shown in Table 2.


Sufentanil and Bupivacaine Combination versus Bupivacaine Alone for Spinal Anesthesia during Cesarean Delivery: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials.

Hu J, Zhang C, Yan J, Wang R, Wang Y, Xu M - PLoS ONE (2016)

Flow chart of articles selection.The process of systematic literature search, articles retrieved, excluded, and analysed trials.
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4816294&req=5

pone.0152605.g001: Flow chart of articles selection.The process of systematic literature search, articles retrieved, excluded, and analysed trials.
Mentions: A total of 405 potentially relevant articles from our search of the literature were identified. After excluding 396 articles, a total of 9 articles covering 9 trials published between 1992 and 2012 with 578 patients included (363 received sufentanil in addition to bupivacaine). Fig 1 shows the study selection procedure. A summary of the included studies is shown in Table 1. Quality of included trials were shown in Table 2.

Bottom Line: Sensory block onset time was shorter and first analgesic request time was longer in sufentanil added group compared with the bupivacaine-alone group (WMD = -1.0 min, 95% CI -1.5 to -0.58, P < 0.001 and WMD = 133 min, 95% CI 75 to 213, P < 192, respectively).There was no significant difference in the risk of hypotension and vomiting between these two groups.However, the addition of sufentanil to bupivacaine increased the incidence of pruritus.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The addition of lipophilic opioids to local anesthetics for spinal anesthesia has become a widely used strategy for cesarean anesthesia. A meta-analysis to quantify the benefits and risks of combining sufentanil with bupivacaine for patients undergoing cesarean delivery was conducted.

Methods: A comprehensive literature search without language or date limitation was performed to identify clinical trials that compared the addition of sufentanil to bupivacaine with bupivacaine alone for spinal anesthesia in healthy parturients choosing cesarean delivery. The Q and I2 tests were used to assess heterogeneity of the data. Data from each trial were combined using relative ratios (RRs) for dichotomous data or weighted mean differences (WMDs) for continuous data and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for each trial. Sensitivity analysis was conducted by removing one study a time to assess the quality and consistency of the results. Begg's funnel plots and Egger's linear regression test were used to detect any publication bias.

Results: This study included 9 trials containing 578 patients in the final meta-analysis. Sufentanil addition provided a better analgesia quality with less breakthrough pain during surgery than bupivacaine alone (RR = 0.10, 95% CI 0.06 to 0.18, P < 0.001). Sensory block onset time was shorter and first analgesic request time was longer in sufentanil added group compared with the bupivacaine-alone group (WMD = -1.0 min, 95% CI -1.5 to -0.58, P < 0.001 and WMD = 133 min, 95% CI 75 to 213, P < 192, respectively). There was no significant difference in the risk of hypotension and vomiting between these two groups. But pruritus was more frequentely reported in the group with sufentanil added (RR = 7.63, 95% CI 3.85 to 15.12, P < 0.001).

Conclusion: Bupivacaine and sufentanil combination is superior to that of bupivacaine alone for spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery in analgesia quality. Women receiving the combined two drugs had less breakthrough pain, shorter sensory block onset time, and longer first analgesic request time. However, the addition of sufentanil to bupivacaine increased the incidence of pruritus.

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