Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Block Properties in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Patients: A Prospective Observational Study.

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Salviz E. A. , Onbası S. , Ozonur A., Orhan-Sungur M. , Berkoz O. , Tugrul K. M.

The Journal of hand surgery, vol.42, pp.190-197, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.01.009
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of hand surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-197
  • Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, axillary brachial plexus blocks, block duration, time until first pain, postoperative analgesia, SCIATIC-NERVE BLOCK, RISK-FACTOR, NEUROPATHY, STIMULATION, PREVALENCE, ANESTHESIA, MELLITUS, DISEASE, GLUCOSE, HEALTH


Purpose Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2 may have subclinical peripheral nerve neuropathy. We performed this study to compare the differences in duration of axillary brachial plexus blocks in patients with type 2 DM and without DM (NODM). Our hypothesis was that the sensory block duration would be prolonged in patients with DM.