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ACE Report #6001
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Low-dose dexamethasone & levobupivacaine prolongs analgesia in supraclavicular blockade


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Low-dose dexamethasone with levobupivacaine improves analgesia after supraclavicular brachial plexus blockade

Int Orthop. 2014 Jan;38(1):101-5. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-2094-z.

Contributing Authors: J Persec Z Persec M Kopljar M Zupcic L Sakic IK Zrinjscak DK Marinic

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Synopsis

70 patients receiving an ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus blockade for upper-extremity surgery were randomized to receive 25 mL 0.5% levobupivacaine alone or with low-dose dexamethasone (4 mg). Outcome measures were analgesia duration, postoperative pain and analgesic consumption. The results indicated that patients who received the addition of dexamethasone experienced significan...

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