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Research Article, Analg Resusc Curr Res Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Dexamethasone Provides Longer Analgesia than Tramadol when Added to Lidocaine after Ultrasound Guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block. A Randomized,Controlled, Double Blinded Study

Walid Trabelsi*, Anis Lebbi, Chihebeddine Romdhani, Imen Naas, Walid Sammoud, Haythem Elaskri, Iheb Labbene and Mustapha Ferjani
Department of anesthesia and intensive care unit, Tunisian Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Corresponding author : Walid Trabelsi
Department of anesthesia and intensive care unit, Tunisian Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
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Received: April 19, 2013 Accepted: July 10, 2013 Published: July 16, 2013
Citation:Trabelsi W, Lebbi A, Romdhani C, Naas I, Sammoud W, et al. (2013) Dexamethasone Provides Longer Analgesia than Tramadol when Added to Lidocaine after Ultrasound Guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block. A Randomized, Controlled, Double Blinded Study. Analg Resusc: Curr Res 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-903X.1000106

Abstract

Dexamethasone Provides Longer Analgesia than Tramadol when Added to Lidocaine after Ultrasound Guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block. A Randomized,Controlled, Double Blinded Study

During nerve blocks (which can control postoperative pain effectively), various drugs have been proposed in combination with local anesthetics (LA) to help reduce onset time and to prolong the duration of action and postoperative analgesia. Dexmedethomidine, Clonidine and Ketamine are commonly used but they induce several side effects. Tramadol and dexamethasone were proposed as safe adjuvants to LA but there were no studies comparing these two drugs in ultrasound guided (US) peripheral nerve blocks.

 

Keywords: Dexamethasone; Tramadol; Lidocaine

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