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2022 Aug




Addition of Dexmedetomidine and Fentanyl to Intrathecal Hyperbaric Bupivacaine for Lower Limb Surgeries: A Randomized, Comparative Study.


There is an unmet need to prolong analgesia duration following regional anesthesia; dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant for the intrathecal block has gained popularity over the last few years. The present study compares the onset, duration of sensory and motor block, postoperative analgesia, hemodynamic changes, and adverse effect of dexmedetomidine or fentanyl as an adjuvant to hyperbaric bupivacaine administered intrathecally.