Comparison of ultrasound guided interscalene brachial plexus block using 0.2% ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine and 0.2% ropivacaine with dexamethasone - A prospective observational study

Manasa Shekar, Sushma Thimmaiah Kanakalakshmi, Shaji Mathew, Shiyad Muhamed, Arun Kumar Handigodu Duggappa, Basavaraj Herekar
2020 Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology  
Conclusion Dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to 0.2% ropivacaine in ultrasound guided interscalene blockade is more efficacious than dexamethasone in hastening the onset, prolonging sensory blockade and delaying the time of request for rescue analgesia. Dexmedetomidine produces mild sedation compared to dexamethasone as an adjuvant.
doi:10.4038/slja.v28i2.8574 fatcat:unvl5eriajd47lbxs35ylorq44