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Efficacy of Midazolam as an Adjuvant along with Local Anaesthetic Solution in Brachial Plexus Block


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1 Sri Raja Rajeswari Medical College, India

An effective Brachial plexus block is an alternative to general anesthesia for upper limb surgery. Adjuvants are used to potentiate the action of local anesthetics and prolong the duration of analgesia. Midazolam, a water-soluble benzodiazepine is known to possess anti-nociceptive effects and acts on GABA-A receptors in peripheral nerve. It has been used epidurally and intrathecally in combination with local anaesthetics. Our study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of midazolam added to brachial plexus anaesthesia.

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Anti-Nociception, Postoperative Analgesia, Sensory Block, Motor Block.
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B. Mohammed Nizamuddeen
Sri Raja Rajeswari Medical College, India
H. Sahajanand
Sri Raja Rajeswari Medical College, India

Abstract


An effective Brachial plexus block is an alternative to general anesthesia for upper limb surgery. Adjuvants are used to potentiate the action of local anesthetics and prolong the duration of analgesia. Midazolam, a water-soluble benzodiazepine is known to possess anti-nociceptive effects and acts on GABA-A receptors in peripheral nerve. It has been used epidurally and intrathecally in combination with local anaesthetics. Our study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of midazolam added to brachial plexus anaesthesia.

Keywords


Anti-Nociception, Postoperative Analgesia, Sensory Block, Motor Block.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FFP091