Dexmedetomidine as an Adjuvant to Local Anaesthetic Agents in Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A ReviewCorrespondence Address :
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.
Adjunct, Pain management, Post-op-analgesia
Prannal Bansal. DEXMEDETOMIDINE AS AN ADJUVANT TO LOCAL ANAESTHETIC AGENTS IN PERIPHERAL NERVE BLOCKS: A REVIEW. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 January [cited: 2019 Jan 23 ]; 13:UE01-UE07. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 16, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Oct 08, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Oct 24, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jan 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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