Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block
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A minimum dose of clonidine added to mepivacaine prolongs duration analgesia after brachial plexus block
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Ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block
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Patients in group A received 30 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine with 1 [micro]g [kg.sup.-1] of dexmedetomidine, and those in group B received 30 mL of 0.5% ropivacaine with 1 [micro]g [kg.sup.-1] of fentanyl under supraclavicular brachial plexus block
using USG guidance.
We understand from very few case reports that interscalene brachial plexus blocks
and combined interscalene-cervical plexus blocks are being used as a single anesthetic modality for surgery of the clavicle in some hospitals .
Narang, "Brachial plexus block
for cancer-related pain: a case series," Pain Physician, vol.
An example of these techniques is combining an infraclavicular brachial plexus block
and a suprascapular nerve block [4,5].
After the ethical committee approval 90 patients of age 20-50 year, either gender, American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) Grade 1 or 2 undergoing upper limb elective orthopedic surgeries under supraclavicular brachial plexus block
were enrolled in the study.
Ultrasonographic study of the spread of local anaesthetic during axillary brachial plexus block
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The brachial plexus block
may be a convenient additional therapy to maintain tissue perfusion combined with anticoagulants and vasodilators drugs after the intra-arterial injection.
 in 2008 used 24 ml lidocaine with 4 mg dexamethasone (n = 30) or neostigmine (n = 30) compared with a control group (n = 30) in brachial plexus block
in 90 patients; the onset was better in the dexamethasone group.
et al., "Neurologic sequelae after interscalene brachial plexus block
for shoulder/upper arm surgery: the association of patient, anesthetic, and surgical factors to the incidence and clinical course," Anesthesia & Analgesia, vol.
Brachial plexus block
is used for regional anesthesia during upper extremity surgery (arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand) .
Knowledge of the infraclavicular topography of the brachial plexus is important for the evaluation of these injuries, as well as parameters during upper limb surgical procedures that require brachial plexus block
(Gusmao et al., 2002).
The objective of this study was to compare the effect of tramadol as adjuvant to ropivacaine on the quality, duration of anaesthesia and postoperative analgesia in supraclavicular brachial plexus block