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Regional Anesthesia

Regional Anesthesia

Keys To Success With Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Regional Anesthesia

Peripheral nerve block anesthesia offers many clinical advantages that contribute to both an improved patient outcome and lower overall healthcare costs. Peripheral nerve blocks provide excellent anesthesia and postoperative pain relief, fewer side effects than general anesthesia, and facilitate early physical activity.

Spinal Anesthesia in Children

Pediatric Anesthesia

Introduction Spinal anesthesia is perhaps one of the oldest and well tested modalities for providing pain relief in patients undergoing surgery. J. Leonard Corning is credited with discovering and administering the first spinal anesthetic in 1885 which was published in…

Monitoring and Documentation

Foundations of Regional Anesthesia

AUTHOR: Jeff Gadsden Introduction The incidence of complications from general anesthesia has diminished substantially in recent decades, largely due to advances in respiratory monitoring. (1) The use of objective monitors such as pulse oximetry and capnography allows anesthesiologists to quickly…

Ultrasound Physics

Foundations of Ultrasound Guided Nerve Block Techniques

AUTHOR: Daquan Xu Introduction Ultrasound application allows for noninvasive visualization of tissue structures. Real-time ultrasound images are inte- grated images resulting from reflection of organ surfaces and scattering within heterogeneous tissues. Ultrasound scanning is an interactive procedure involving the operator,…

Toxicity of Local Anesthetics

Foundations of Regional Anesthesia, General

AUTHORS: Steven Dewaele, Alan C. Santos Introduction Systemic toxicity of local anesthetics can occur after administration of an excessive dose, with rapid absorption, or because of an accidental intravenous injection. The management of local anesthetic toxicity can be challenging, and…