The technician noted down the name of the patient and the drug given which was not revealed to the anaesthesiologist administering the caudal block
and monitoring the patient.
Apart from conventional methods, caudal block
technique, which has recently gained importance in postoperative analgesia, is preferred as it is easily implemented and has a high chance of success.
KEY WORDS: Biopsy, Caudal block
, Periprostatic nerve block, Prostate, Ultrasound, Transrectal.
Group I (n = 25) patients were given DPNB and group II (n = 25) patients were given caudal block
Hong et al suggested that intravenous dexamethasone when given with caudal block
prolonged its duration by 50%.
The present study was undertaken to compare the postoperative analgesic efficacy and duration of analgesia of ropivacaine alone and ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine combination in caudal block
in paediatric patients.
The double blind study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of ketamine co-administered with bupivacaine in caudal block
for providing postoperative analgesia in paediatric patients.
The time between the caudal block
and administration of the first rescue analgesic drug was noted.
The caudal block
was judged as inadequate if the child's heart rate and/or blood pressure increased by more than 10% of pre-incision values at the beginning of the skin incision.
An analysis of the complications of extradural and caudal block
2) Sacral hiatus is clinically important as caudal block
, also known as caudal epidural anaesthesia, is a commonly undertaken procedure carried out either for the management of chronic back pain or while doing major abdominal surgeries.
Since then studies have described the indications for paediatric caudal block
, the level of analgesia, recommended doses and pharmacokinetics of local anaesthetics used in caudal anaesthesia and the general or specific advantages and disadvantages of the technique.