Ultrasound Guidance in Regional Anaesthesia: Principles and practical implementation

Paperback | October 9, 2010

byPeter Marhofer

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Ultrasonographic guidance for regional anaesthetic blocks is an innovative technique that allows for the direct visualization of nerves, adjacent structures and the position of the needle, as well as for the precise observation of the spread of local anaesthetic. The advantages of thetechnique allow for the exact administration of moderate volumes of local anaesthetic, reducing the risk of complications. Written by a physician with 16 years' experience in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia, this second edition of the well-received practical handbook provides a concise summary of the basics of ultrasound technology and the most recent techniques in the use of ultrasound to guide peripheral nerveblocks, focusing specifically on ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block techniques.All chapters have been carefully revised to provide the most recent knowledge in the topic of ultrasound in regional anaesthesia. A strong focus has still been attached on anatomical descriptions and subsequent practical implementations. Paediatric applications are now included in this new editionto aid paediatric anaesthesiologists, as well as the incorporation of neuraxial techniques to complete the entire topic. With illustrated colour images throughout, this book is highly relevant to anaesthesiologists and pain specialists with an interest in regional anaesthesia.

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Ultrasonographic guidance for regional anaesthetic blocks is an innovative technique that allows for the direct visualization of nerves, adjacent structures and the position of the needle, as well as for the precise observation of the spread of local anaesthetic. The advantages of thetechnique allow for the exact administration of mode...

Peter Marhofer is Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and Head of Paediatric Anaesthesia in the Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy at the University of Vienna, Austria. Prof. Marhofer is also a leading member of the Austrian Regional Anaesthesia Group, which has developed and performed...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:October 9, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199587353

ISBN - 13:9780199587353

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Table of Contents

1. Basic principles of ultrasonography2. The scientific background of ultrasound guidance in regional anaesthesia3. Initial considerations and potential advantages of regional anaesthesia under ultrasound guidance4. Limitations of the technique and suggestionsfor a training concept5. Have we reached the golden standard in regional anaesthesia?6. Technical and organisation prerequesites for ultrasonographic guided nerve blocks7. Ultrasound guided regional anaesthestic techniques in children - current developments and particular considerations8. Ultrasound appearance of nerves and other anatomical or non-anatomical structures9. Needle guidance techniques10. Pearls and pitfalls11. Nerval supply of big joints12. Neck blocks13. Upper extremity blocks14. Lower extremity blocks15. Truncal blocks16. Neuraxial block techniques17. Catheter techniques18. Future perspectives