Research & Resources

Selected Research and Resources in the field of Regional Anesthesia

Research

Benefits Of Regional Anesthesia In Children
Regional anesthesia has wide-ranging benefits but requires technical expertise. Its use in neonates, infants, and children continues to...

Controversial Issues In Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
Regional anesthesia in children has reached in the last decades a widespread approval and today is a valid and effective technique used...

Effects Of Regional Analgesia On Stress Responses To Pediatric Surgery
Invasive surgery induces a combination of local response to tissue injury and generalized activation of systemic metabolic and...

Head And Neck Blocks In Infants Children And Adolescents
This review will discuss the use of peripheral nerve blocks of the head and neck and its application to the practice of pediatric anesthesia using simple...

History Of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
The history of local and regional anesthesia began with the discovery of the local anesthetic properties of cocaine in 1884. Shortly afterwards nerve blocks were being attempted for surgical anesthesia...

Lipid Rescue Information
"How do I introduce lipid therapy at our hospital?" We often encounter this question from people who've just heard of lipidrescue and want to know what to do at the outset. The first thing to do is contact your...

The anatomy and the technique of continuous oblique subcostal blockade
The goal of this approach was to produce a wider sensory blockade suitable for analgesia after surgery both superior and inferior to the umbilicus.

The Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block
for Anterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft Postoperative Pain Relief

Bilateral Ultrasound-Guided Continuous Ilioinguinal-Iliohypogastric Block
for Pain Relief After Cesarean Delivery

Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Catheters and Ambulatory Perineural Infusions
for Outpatient Inguinal Hernia Repair

Oblique sub-costal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheters
an alternative to epidural analgesia after upper abdominal surgery

Hospitalization Costs of Total Knee Arthroplasty
With a Continuous Femoral Nerve Block Provided Only in the Hospital Versus on an Ambulatory Basis: A Retrospective, Case-Control, Cost-Minimization Analysis.

The Economic Implications of a Multimodal Analgesic Regimen
for Patients Undergoing Major Orthopedic Surgery.

Dual Guidance: Regional Anesthesia's win-win
Melton, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, July 2010.

Resources

www.asra.com
Website for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, with excellent resources on Pain Management, including publications and research.

www.outpatientsurgery.net
An excellent monthly magazine dealing with outpatient surgery issues, including ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. Digital edition is free!