Dexmedetomidine as an Adjuvant to Local Anaesthetic Agents in Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Review UE01-UE07
Dr. Prannal Bansal,
H. No. 498, Sector 8, HUDA, Ambala City, Haryana-134003, India.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks (PNBs) are widely used for postoperative pain management. PNBs can improve postoperative recovery time and decrease the use of opiates after surgery. PNBs with Local Anaesthetics (LAs) alone last only a few hours. Adjuvants are medications that can be added to LAs to prolong the duration of PNBs. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is one such adjuvant that has been studied extensively in PNBs. The aim of this review was to present an up-to-date literature on the use of DEX in various PNBs.