Twenty years have elapsed since R.E. Loder's introductory article on dextran and regional anesthesia, and throughout this period the use of dextran as a local anesthetic adjuvant has been controversial. The scientific data now confirm its adjuvant activity, albeit limited, and it appears that this property of dextran is due to the pH of the dextran solution. For various reasons dextran's acceptance into clinical practice has never been widespread, and there are indications that its usage might be discontinued entirely in the future because of technologic advances in local anesthetics and regional anesthesia.
- Review article
- Local anesthetic adjuvants
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.