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Comparative Study of Epidural 0.75% Ropivacaine with Dexmedetomidine and 0.75% Ropivacaine alone in Lower Limb Surgeries and Lower Abdominal Surgeries


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1 MRMC, Kalaburagi, India

Various adjuvants being used with local anaesthetics for prolongation of intra operative and postoperative analgesia in epidural block for lower limb surgeries. Dexmedetomidine, the highly selective α2 adrenergic agonist is a new neuroaxial adjuvant gaining popularity. The aim of the present study was to compare the hemodynamic and analgesia potentiating effects of epidurally administered dexmedetomidine when combined with ropivacaine.


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Dexmedetomidine, Ropivacaine, Epidural.
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  • Anand VG, Kannan M, Thavamani A, Bridgit MJ. Effects of dexmedetomidine added to caudal ropivacaine in paediatric lower abdominal surgeries. Indian J Anaesth. 2011; 55:340–6.
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  • Comparative Study of Epidural 0.75% Ropivacaine with Dexmedetomidine and 0.75% Ropivacaine alone in Lower Limb Surgeries and Lower Abdominal Surgeries

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P. G. Raghavendra
MRMC, Kalaburagi, India
Ravindra S. Giri
MRMC, Kalaburagi, India

Abstract


Various adjuvants being used with local anaesthetics for prolongation of intra operative and postoperative analgesia in epidural block for lower limb surgeries. Dexmedetomidine, the highly selective α2 adrenergic agonist is a new neuroaxial adjuvant gaining popularity. The aim of the present study was to compare the hemodynamic and analgesia potentiating effects of epidurally administered dexmedetomidine when combined with ropivacaine.


Keywords


Dexmedetomidine, Ropivacaine, Epidural.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FFP056