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Table 1 General characteristic of the included studies. FICB, fascia iliaca compartment block

From: The efficacy of fascia iliaca compartment block for pain control after total hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis

Author Country Size (n) Age (years) Female (%) Intervention Control Nature of study Complications Technique Anesthesia Follow-up
Shariat 2013 USA 16/16 61.0 56.2 30 mL 0.5% ropivacaine Placebo RCT NS Parallel GA NS
Stevens 2007 Australia 22/22 54.2 50.0 40 mL mixture of 30 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine with 1:200000 epinephrine and 150 μg of clonidine Placebo RCT NS Perpendicular SA At discharge
Desmet 2017 Belgium 43/42 67.5 65.4 40 mL of ropivacaine 0.5% Placebo RCT NS Perpendicular GA 6 months
Bang 2016 Korea 11/11 81.6 85.2 40 mL of ropivacaine 0.2% with epinephrine 5 mg/mL Placebo RCT NS Parallel GA NS
Goitia 2009 Spanish 21/20 55.6 55.0 40 ml of 5% bupivacaine Placebo RCT NS Parallel NS NS
Deniz 2014 Turkey 20/20 59.1 56.5 2% prilocaine, 30 ml of 0.25% bupivacaine (1 mg/kg) Placebo RCT NS Perpendicular GA 3 days
Cucereanu Badica 2010 Romania 30/ 32 71.0 35.4 50 mL of ropivacaine 0.2% with epinephrine Placebo RCT NS Perpendicular GA NS
Lei 2016 China 23/23 68.7 45.2 40 ml of 5% bupivacaine Placebo RCT Hematoma (n = 1) Parallel GA 2 days