Volume : VII, Issue : VII, July - 2018

Brachial Plexus bock with bupivacaine: Effects of added alpha adrenergic agonist clonidine & comparison with Epinephrine. A randomised control study

Dr Apurv Mahalle, Dr Dhiraj Bhandari, Dr Himanshu Dongre, Dr Sucheta Tidke

Abstract :

 Supraclavicular achial plexus block is one of the most commonly employed regional anesthesia technique & is

often described as “Spinal anesthesia of Upper limb”. Bupivacaine is one of the commonly used local anesthetic
used for plexus anesthesia as it has long duration of action, however many additives have been tried in various studies in the search to
decrease the latency of its onset of neural blockade as well as to increase its duration of analgesia, thereby improving the efficacy of
peripheral neural blocks. We therefore studied the effect of clonidine 150 micrograms when added as an adjunct to bupivacaine for
supraclavicular achial plexus block in comparison with Bupivacaine combined with Epinephrine and Bupivacaine alone, in a rural tertiary
care medical institute. We found that addition of clonidine provides rapid onset of anesthesia along with prolonged sensory, motor
blockade and prolonged duration of analgesia without any signi􀃶cant side effects as compared to 2.025% bupivacaine with epinephrine or
0.25% Bupivacaine alone.

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Dr Apurv Mahalle, Dr Dhiraj Bhandari, Dr Himanshu Dongre, Dr Sucheta Tidke, Brachial Plexus bock with bupivacaine: Effects of added alpha adrenergic agonist clonidine & comparison with Epinephrine. A randomised control study, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-7 | Issue-7 | July-2018


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