Does the use of ketamine or nitroglycerin as an adjuvant to lidocaine improve the quality of intravenous regional anesthesia?

@inproceedings{Elmetwaly2010DoesTU,
  title={Does the use of ketamine or nitroglycerin as an adjuvant to lidocaine improve the quality of intravenous regional anesthesia?},
  author={Khaled Fawzy Elmetwaly and Nasr Abdelmohsen Hegazy and Abdelkhalek Abdelmonem Aboelseoud and Ahmad Abdullah Alshaer},
  booktitle={Saudi journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2010}
}
AIMS To compare and evaluate the effect of adding ketamine or nitroglycerin (NTG) as adjuncts to lidocaine for intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA) on intraoperative and postoperative analgesia, sensorial and motor block onset times, and tourniquet pain. SETTINGS AND DESIGN A prospective, randomized, double-blind study was carried out. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-five patients undergoing hand surgery were divided into three groups as follows: control group receiving lidocaine 2%, LK… CONTINUE READING
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