Dexamethasone Added to Levobupivacaine Improves Postoperative Analgesia
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||brachial plexus anesthesia, analgesia|
|Treatment||supraclavicular brachial plexus block|
|Sponsor||University Hospital Dubrava|
|Start date||October 2012|
|End date||January 2013|
|Trial size||55 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01739270, 0911|
Adding dexamethasone to local anesthetic will significantly prolong duration of brachial plexus anesthesia and analgesia.
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
|Masking||single blind (investigator)|
duration of analgesia
time frame: 24 hour postoperatively
postoperative analgesic consumption
time frame: 24 hour
Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - patients aged 18 years or older - ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) physical status I, II or III Exclusion Criteria: - refusal of the patients to give informed consent - preexisting coagulation disorders - local infection at the site of the block - neuropathy - drug or alcohol abusers - known allergy to the drug used in study - operation time exceeding six hours
|Official title||Dexamethasone Added to Levobupivacaine Improves Postoperative Analgesia After Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blockade|
|Description||Operations of upper extremities are often performed in regional anesthesia blocks. Single-injection blocks are effective, but time limited. Adding 4mg of dexamethasone to 0.5% levobupivacaine will significantly prolong duration of brachial plexus anesthesia and analgesia for fracture operations of upper extremity. This effect will result in less opioid use postoperatively.|
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