Harsh Pathania, Bharti Gupta
Background and aim: The present study evaluated the effect of triamcinolone on blood glucose levels in suprascapular nerve block in patients with periarthritis shoulder. Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Anesthesia and Department of Orthopedics Dr. RPGMC Kangra at Tanda over a period of one year. Patients of both genders above 18 years with pain or stiffness in one or both shoulders suggestive of periarthritis shoulder with gross limitation of the active and passive range of movements for more than four weeks were included in the study. The patients were excluded from the study when 1) patients did not give consent to participate in the study, and uncontrolled diabetic patients with RBS >200mg/dl and HbA1c>6. Results: A total of 35 patients were included. Majority (37.14%) aged between 51-60 years, mean age of the patients was 56.97 years. 51% were males. Right PA was the most common among 10 patients. We found that there was no significant difference in mean blood glucose levels in and triamcinolone group at baseline, 2 hours, Day-3, and Day-7. Conclusion: Blood sugar levels did not rise significantly when triamcinolone was used for suprascapular nerve block in patients with periarthritis shoulder.
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