Ultrasound Guidance in Regional Anaesthesia

Ultrasound Guidance in Regional Anaesthesia : Principles and Practical Implementation

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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 the technique 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 nerve blocks, 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 edition to 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 16mm | 458.13g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Over 160 full colour photographs, and various line illustrations
  • 0199587353
  • 9780199587353
  • 387,465

About Peter Marhofer

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 ultrasound-guided regional blocks (approximately 25,000 procedures) over the past 15 years and has held practical workshops in the field for participants from all over the world.
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This edition, despite increasing in size from 145 to 264 pages, has managed to retain both its appearance and practicality, allowing ready revision of regional anatomy in the operating theatre and elsewhere...this is an excellent revision of an established handbook. This is well worth buying as a quick reference guide to regional anaesthetic techniques. Although written about a subspecialty of anaesthesia which is developing rapidly, this book will still be useful in decades to come to help ensure the right dose of the right drug is given at the right place. British Journal of Hospital Medicine
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Table of contents

1. Basic principles of ultrasonography ; 2. The scientific background of ultrasound guidance in regional anaesthesia ; 3. Initial considerations and potential advantages of regional anaesthesia under ultrasound guidance ; 4. Limitations of the technique and suggestionsfor a training concept ; 5. Have we reached the golden standard in regional anaesthesia? ; 6. Technical and organisation prerequesites for ultrasonographic guided nerve blocks ; 7. Ultrasound guided regional anaesthestic techniques in children - current developments and particular considerations ; 8. Ultrasound appearance of nerves and other anatomical or non-anatomical structures ; 9. Needle guidance techniques ; 10. Pearls and pitfalls ; 11. Nerval supply of big joints ; 12. Neck blocks ; 13. Upper extremity blocks ; 14. Lower extremity blocks ; 15. Truncal blocks ; 16. Neuraxial block techniques ; 17. Catheter techniques ; 18. Future perspectives
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