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