Upper limb nerve blocks

Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Pavan Kumar B.C. Raju, James S. BownessAbstractBrachial plexus blockade is used for a variety of upper limb surgical procedures. Ultrasound guidance is generally considered to be the gold-standard technique, although large-scale studies examining efficacy and complications of ultrasound-guided techniques compared with nerve stimulation are still needed. Interscalene block remains the approach of choice for shoulder surgery, although phrenic nerve blockade is common even using low volumes of local anaesthetic. Of the currently available studies comparing the other approaches, there seems to be little difference in efficacy between axillary, supraclavicular and infraclavicular approaches for elbow, forearm and hand surgery when equivalent levels of expertise are used. The major features influencing block choice and performance are discussed.
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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