Volume : VIII, Issue : VII, July - 2019

Role of Dexmedetomidine for post-operative pain relief in patients undergoing hernia repair surgery.

Dr Ujjwala S. Andurkar, Dr Rajesh B. Gore

Abstract :

Background: Wound infiltration is a widely used technique for post–operative pain relief in patients undergoing hernia repair surgery. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of dexmedetomidine in post–operative pain relief in patients undergoing hernia repair. Patients underwent wound infiltration with dexmedetomidine and the duration of post–operative pain relief was studied. Materials and Methods: 80 patients undergoing hernia surgery were included in the study. All the patients belonged to ASA grade I to III and had no contraindications for Spinal anaesthesia. 40 patients were infiltrated with 1ml of dexmedetomidine in addition to 29ml of 0.25% bupivacaine and were included in the Study group. The rest 40 patients were infiltrated with 29ml of 0.25% bupivacaine and 1ml of 0.9% saline. Results: The P value was found to be statistically significant. There was a significant difference in the time required for the first analgesic request i.e. rescue analgesia in both the groups. The Visual Analogue Score was higher in the Study group compared to the Control group.

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ROLE OF DEXMEDETOMIDINE FOR POST-OPERATIVE PAIN RELIEF IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING HERNIA REPAIR SURGERY., Dr Ujjwala S. Andurkar, Dr Rajesh B. Gore PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-7 | July-2019


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