Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Therapy 4th Edition PDF
Traditional and Ultrasound-Guided Techniques
57.33 MB PDF
In recent years, the field of regional anesthesia, and in particular peripheral and neuraxial nerve blockade, has entered an unprecedented renaissance. This renaissance is due primarily to the widespread introduction of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. The ability to visualise the anatomy of interest, the needle-nerve relationship, and the spread of the local anesthetic has resulted in significant growth of interest in the use of peripheral and neuraxial nerve blocks. Although ultrasound guidance eventually may become the most prevalent method of nerve blockade, most procedures world-wide are still performed using the methods of peripheral nerve stimulation and/or surface landmarks, particularly in the developing world. Because this book has been one of the important teaching sources internationally, we decided to retain the section on the traditional techniques of nerve blockade in addition to the new section on ultrasound- guided regional anesthesia.
The book contains precise anatomical drawings, illustrations and self-made native anatomical preparations in full-colour throughout, and also provides detailed instructions on how to apply regional anesthesia. The descriptions of anatomy and sonoanatomy are highly relevant to the regional blocks and the clear illustrations helps to better understanding of each block.
We made every effort that the overall style of presentation is methodical, thorough and precise. The description of each block is broken down into headings: defi nition; anatomy; indications; contraindications; technique (ultrasound-guided and traditional); drug choice and dosage; side effects; complications (and how to avoid them or treat them) and medicolegal documentation. The information given in a checklist record for each technique helps in proper documentation of the performed nerve blocks. The book focuses on each area of the body, describes its anatomy and sonoanatomy, and then explains the needed supplies for each nerve block and the details of how to do it.
This book is practically oriented; the book could almost be taken to the operating room and used as a guide. Topics are consistently organized, very detailed and simple to read. This book is intended for practicing anesthesiologists and all specialties engaged in the field of pain therapy (such as pain specialists, general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and general practitioners).
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