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2021 Feb 18

Can J Anaesth

Analgesic duration of interscalene block after outpatient arthroscopic shoulder surgery with intravenous dexamethasone, intravenous dexmedetomidine, or their combination: a randomized-controlled trial.


Rodrigues D, Amadeo RJJ, Wolfe S, Girling L, Funk F, Fidler K, Brown H, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald P, Dufault B, Mutter TC
Can J Anaesth. 2021 Feb 18.
PMID: 33598889.


Both intravenous dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine prolong the analgesic duration of interscalene blocks (ISB) after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. This study compared their relative effectiveness and the benefit of their use in combination.