publication . Article . 2015

Fentanyl, dexmedetomidine, dexamethasone as adjuvant to local anesthetics in caudal analgesia in pediatrics: A comparative study

El-Feky, Elham M.; Abd El Aziz, Ahmed A.;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2015 Journal: Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia (issn: 1110-1849, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Abstract Background Caudal analgesia is a good, reliable and easy method to provide intraoperative and postoperative analgesia in the infraumbilical surgery in pediatrics. Many additives were used in combination with local anesthetics in caudal block to prolong the postoperative analgesia (fentanyl, dexmedetomidine and dexamethasone). Aim of the study This study aimed to compare the intraoperative hemodynamics, postoperative analgesia, postoperative sedation and postoperative side effects of fentanyl, dexmedetomidine and dexamethasone as adjuvant to bupivacaine in caudal analgesia in pediatrics. Methods 120 pediatric patients (3–10 years old) scheduled for lower...
free text keywords: Fentanyl, Dexmedetomidine, Dexamethasone, Caudal analgesia, Anesthesiology, RD78.3-87.3, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Lidocaine, medicine.drug, medicine, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Anesthesia, Saline, medicine.medical_treatment, Pediatrics, business.industry, business, Bupivacaine, Sedation, medicine.symptom, Local anesthetic, medicine.drug_class
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