Effects of dexamethasone as a local anaesthetic adjuvant for brachial plexus block: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.

@article{Choi2014EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dexamethasone as a local anaesthetic adjuvant for brachial plexus block: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.},
  author={Stephen Choi and Reitze Nils Rodseth and Colin J. L. McCartney},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2014},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={427-39}
}
BACKGROUND Brachial plexus nerve blocks (BPBs) have analgesic and opioid sparing benefits for upper extremity surgery. Single-injection techniques are limited by the pharmacological duration and therapeutic index of local anaesthetics (LAs). Continuous catheter techniques, while effective can present management challenges. Off-label use of perineural dexamethasone as an LA adjuvant has been utilized to prolong single-injection techniques. The objectives of this systematic review and meta… CONTINUE READING

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