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ACE Report #8298
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IV dexamethasone extends interscalene brachial plexus block analgesia in shoulder surgery

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

A randomised controlled trial of intravenous dexamethasone combined with interscalene brachial plexus blockade for shoulder surgery

Anaesthesia. 2015 Oct;70(10):1180-5

Contributing Authors: M Desmet B Vanneste M Reynvoet J Van Cauwelaert L Verhelst H Pottel C Missant M Van de Velde

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240 patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair or subacromial decompression were included in this study for the purpose of assessing how different doses of intravenous dexamethasone affected analgesic duration of interscalene blockade. The results of the study indicated that administration of both 2.5 mg and 10 mg intravenous dexamethasone, significantly extended the median time to first...

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