International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology
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International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A
Comparison of dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine as adjuvant to 0.375% ropivacaine in erector spinae plane block for lumbar spine surgery: A randomized, double blind, placebo control trial


Author(s): Dr. Rakhi Gupta and Dr. Nishat Nasar

Abstract: Background: (ESPB) Erector spinae plane block is an interfascial plane block that effectively bonds a local anesthetic deep into the erector spinae muscle that lies contiguous to transverse processes. The present study was conducted to assess the outcome of dexmedetomidine and dexamethasone as an adjuvant for the erector spinae plane block (ESPB) to control postoperative pain after lumbar spine surgery.
Materials and Methods: 60 patients selected for undergoing lumbar spine surgery were grouped into 3 groups of 20 each. Group I patients received 0.375% ropivacaine 20 mL group II patients received 0.375% ropivacaine 20 mL with 8 mg dexamethasone and group III patients received 0.375% ropivacaine 20 mL with 1 µg/kg dexmedetomidine deep to the erector spinae muscle. Postoperative tramadol consumption, amount of rescue analgesia use, post-surgical hospital stay and (PONV) postoperative nausea and vomiting were noted.
Results: The demographic data and intraoperative opioid requirement was comparable in all groups. Postoperative tramadol consumption and rescue analgesic need was significantly less in group III as compared to group II and I. Postoperative stay in hospital was 6.1 days in 6.2 days in group II and 4.6 days in group III and the difference was significant.
Conclusion: Dexmedetomidine is found to be better than dexamethasone as an adjuvant to ropivacaine in erector spinae plane block in lumbar spine surgery.


DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2021.v4.i4a.320

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Dr. Rakhi Gupta, Dr. Nishat Nasar. Comparison of dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine as adjuvant to 0.375% ropivacaine in erector spinae plane block for lumbar spine surgery: A randomized, double blind, placebo control trial. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2021;4(4):30-33. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2021.v4.i4a.320
International Journal of Medical Anesthesiology