Dexamethasone as an additive to bupivacaine in fascia lliaca compartment block: a prospective, randomized and double blind study.

@article{SureshKumar2014DexamethasoneAA,
  title={Dexamethasone as an additive to bupivacaine in fascia lliaca compartment block: a prospective, randomized and double blind study.},
  author={N SureshKumar and N Kiran and M Ravi and Don Sebastian and Punith Gowda Rm},
  journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 8},
  pages={GC05-8}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with fracture femur experience severe pain on movement during positioning for spinal anaesthesia. Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block (FICB) has been used effectively for providing analgesia during positioning of the patient for spinal anaesthesia. AIM To test the hypothesis that, adding dexamethasone would significantly prolong the duration of Bupivacaine in FICB. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty patients aged 18 to 80 years posted for ORIF (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation… CONTINUE READING

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