2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
Effect of intrathecal dexmedetomidine 5µg and fentanyl 25µg as adjuvants to 12.5mg of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia in total abdominal hysterectomy surgeries
Author(s): Dr. Malashree and Dr. Vinod M
Abstract: Hyperbaric Bupivacaine 0.5% is extensively used in India for spinal anaesthesia. However, postoperative pain control is a major problem encountered during surgeries on female genital organs under spinal anaesthesia because spinal anaesthesia using local anaesthetics alone is associated with relatively short duration of action and thus early analgesic intervention is needed in the postoperative period. Data was collected from 90 patients in the age group of 30-60 years of ASA class I & II, posted for elective TAH without any co-morbid diseases were grouped randomly by using closed sealed opaque envelope technique. The study drug was prepared by an anaesthesiologist, who was not involved with the study. The mean duration of motor blockade in Group-B was 166.33±20.84min, Group-D was 367.83±35.5min and Group-F was 188±9.53min. Statistically there was a highly significant difference with Group-B when compared with Group-F (P=0.000) and Group-D (P<0.000). The maximum mean sedation score in Group-B was 2, Group-D was 3 and Group-F was 2. Statistically there was no significant difference among the groups (p=0.155).
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Dr. Malashree, Dr. Vinod M. Effect of intrathecal dexmedetomidine 5µg and fentanyl 25µg as adjuvants to 12.5mg of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine for spinal anaesthesia in total abdominal hysterectomy surgeries. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2019;2(2):94-100. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2019.v2.i2b.37