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Dr. Shalini Dhir

Associate Professor


Recent Publications

Dhir S, Brown B, Mack P, Bureau Y, Yu J, Ross D. Infraclavicular and supraclavicular approaches to brachial plexus for ambulatory elbow surgery: A randomized controlled observer-blinded trial. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2018 Aug;48:67-72.

Vedagiri Sai R, Singh SI, Qasem F, Nguyen D, Dhir S, Marmai K, Adam R, Jones PMOnset of labour epidural analgesia with low-dose bupivacaine and different doses of fentanyl. Anaesthesia. 2017 Nov;72(11):1371-1378.

Chong MA, Wang Y, Dhir S, Lin C. Programmed intermittent peripheral nerve local anesthetic bolus compared with continuous infusions for postoperative analgesia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Anesth. 2017 Aug 19;42:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2017.08.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Sebbag I, Qasem F, Dhir S. Ultrasound guided quadratus lumborum block for analgesia after cesarean delivery: case series. Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2017 (17)30158-7.

Dhir S, Sondekoppam RV, Sharma R, Ganapathy S, Athwal GS. A Comparison of Combined Suprascapular and Axillary Nerve Blocks to Interscalene Nerve Block for Analgesia in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery: An Equivalence Study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Sep-Oct;41(5):564-71.

  • Sondekoppam RV, Dhir S. Reply to Dr. Marty et al.Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Mar/Apr;42(2):274-275.
  • Dhir S, Sondekoppam RV.Reply to Dr Price.Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Jan/Feb;42(1):123.

Dhir S, Armstrong A, Armstrong P, Bouzari A, Mall J, Yu J, Ganapathy S, King G. A randomized comparison between ultrasound and nerve stimulation for infraclavicular catheter placement. Anaesthesia 2016; 71: 198-204.

Dhir S, Racine J, Gratton R, Bergin L, de Vrijer B. Management of labour and delivery in congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2015; 59(10): 1397-1403.

Brookes J, Sondekoppam R, Armstrong K, Uppal V, Dhir S, Terlecki M, Ganapathy S. Comparative evaluation of the visibility and block characteristics of a stimulating needle and catheter vs an echogenic needle and catheter for sciatic nerve block with a low-frequency ultrasound probe. Brit J Anaesth 2015; 116(6): 912-919.

Dhir S, Sondekoppam RV, Ganapathy S. Pharmacologic management of acute pain in trauma [Chapter 15], p. 244-66. In: Smith CE, editor. Trauma Anesthesia, 2nd Ed. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; c2015.

Dhir S, Sharma R, Ganapathy S. Regional anesthesia [Chapter 16], p. 267-303. In: Smith CE, editor. Trauma Anesthesia, 2nd Ed. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press; c2015.

Singh S, Dhir S, Marmai K, Rehou S, Silva M, Bradbury C. Efficacy of ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane block for post cesarean delivery analgesia: a double blond dose comparison, placebo controlled randomized trial. Int J Obs Anesth 2013; 22(3): 188-193.

Dhir S, Tureanu L, Bouzari A, Masood A, Francispragasam M, Ganapathy S. Reduction in sodium content of local anesthetics for peripheral nerve blocks: A comparative evaluation of saline with 5% dextrose- a randomized controlled study. Anesth Analg 2012; 114(6): 1359-1364.