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Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia

Print version ISSN 0034-7094On-line version ISSN 1806-907X

Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. vol.56 no.5 Campinas Sept./Oct. 2006 



Comparative study of 0.5% racemic bupivacaine versus enantiomeric mixture (S75-R25) of 0.5% bupivacaine in brachial plexus block for orthopedic surgery



Dear Editor,

I think it is relevant that every Brazilian anesthesiologist should be aware of the importance of RBA and what it represents to have a paper published in this journal.

CAPES 1 (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), the organ that regulates post-graduate programs in Brazil, gives RBA the classification qualis A taking into consideration the repercussion and frequency that papers published in this journal, indexed in the SciElo (Scientific Electronic Library Online) are quoted. Therefore, a paper that is published in this respected journal is qualified to validate a stricto senso masters' degree, and might even exempt the author from defending his thesis to the qualified examining board.

Regarding the article in the title 2, it was part of my masters' degree of the Health Technology Post-Graduate Program (PPGTS) of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR) and whose tutor was Professor Dr. Luiz Carlos Von Bahten. Having a paper published by the RBA qualifies me for a CAPES scholarship and validates my master's program.

Therefore, the disclosure and knowledge of this fact to Brazilian anesthesiologists may be an incentive for the scientific promotion of my fellow anesthesiologists, besides creating a positive feedback for RBA, more publications, more quotes.

I hope to have contributed and I would like to thank you for this opportunity.

Roberto Tsuneo Cervato Sato, TSA, M.D.
Anesthesiologist and instructor of the
CET/SBA do Hospital Universitário Cajuru PUC-PR



01. Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, acessado em 02 de junho de 2006.

02. Sato RTC, Porsani DF, Amaral AGV et al. – Bupivacaína racêmica a 0,5% e mistura com excesso enantiomérico de 50% (S75-R25) a 0,5% no bloqueio do plexo braquial para cirurgia ortopédica. Estudo comparativo. Rev Bras Anestesiol, 2005;55:165-174.

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