Procedural – Nerve blocks

Procedural Studies: Nerve Blocks

Abrahams MS, Aziz MF, Fu RF. et al. Ultrasound guidance compared with electrical neurostimulation for peripheral nerve block: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Br J Anaesth 2009 Mar;102(3): 408-417. Epub 2009 Jan 26.

Beaudoin FL, Nagdev A, Merchant RC, et al. Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve blocks in elderly patients with hip fractures.Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jan;28(1):76-81.

Bhoi S, Sinha TP, Rodha M, et al. Feasibility and safety of ultrasound-guided nerve block for management of limb injuries by emergency care physicians. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2012 Jan;5(1):28-32.

Blaivas M, Adhikari S, Lander L. A prospective comparison of procedural sedation and ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block for shoulder reduction in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Sep;18(9):922-7.

Blaivas M, Lyon M. Ultrasound-guided interscalene block for shoulder dislocation reduction in the ED. Am J Emerg Med.2006;24(3):293-6.

Beaudoin FL, Haran JP, Liebmann O. A Comparison of Ultrasoundguided Three-in-one Femoral Nerve Block Versus Parenteral Opioids Alone for Analgesia in Emergency Department Patients With Hip Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jun;20(6):584-91. doi: 10.1111/acem.12154

Berthier F, Lepage D, Henry Y, Vuillier F, Christophe JL, Boillot A, Samain E, Tatu L. Anatomical basis for ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia at the junction of the axilla and the upper arm.Surg Radiol Anat. 2010 Mar;32(3):299-304

Bhoi S, Chandra A, Galwankar S. Ultrasoundguided nerve blocks in the emergency department. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2010 Jan;3(1):82-8. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.58655.

Casati ABaciarello M, Di Cianni S, Danelli G, De Marco G, Leone S, Rossi M, Fanelli G. Effects of ultrasound guidance on the minimal effective anaesthetic volume required to block the femoral nerve. Br J Anaesth. 2007;98:823-827.

Chan VW.  Applying ultrasound imaging to interscalene brachial plexus block. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2003; 28: 340-3.

Chan VW, Perlas A, McCartney CJ, et al. Ultrasound guidance improves success rate of axillary brachial plexus block. Can J Anaesth 2007 Mar;54(3):176-182.

Chin KJ, Wong NW, Macfarlane AJ, Chan VW. Ultrasound-guided versus anatomic landmark-guided ankle blocks: a 6-year retrospective review. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011;36(6):611-8.

Duggan E, El Beheiry H, Perlas A, Lupu M, Nuica A, Chan VW, Brull R. Minimum effective volume of local anesthetic for ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2009;34:215-8.

Fredrickson MJ, Patel A, Young S, Chinchanwala S. Speed of onset of corner pocket supraclavicular’ and infraclavicular ultrasound guided brachial plexus block: a randomised observer-blinded comparison.  Anaesthesia. 2009;64(7):738-44.

Gray AT, Schafhalter-Zoppth I. Ultrasound guidance for ulnar nerve block in the forearm. Reg Anesth Pain Med., 2003;28:335-339.

Haines L, Dickman E, Ayvazyan S, Pearl M, Wu S, Rosenblum D, Likourezos A. Ultrasoundguided fascia iliaca compartment block for hip fractures in the emergencydepartment. J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct;43(4):692-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.01.050. Epub 2012 Apr 9.

Herring AA, Stone MB, Fischer J, et al. Ultrasound-guided distal popliteal sciatic nerve block for ED anesthesia. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jul;29(6):697.

Hortense A, Perez MV, Amaral JL, Oshiro AC, Rossetti HB. Interscalene brachial plexus block. Effects on pulmonary function. Rev Bras Anesthesiology, 2010;60:130-7.

Jeon DG, Kim WI.  Cases series: ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block in 105 patients. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2010;58:267-71.

Jeon DG, Kim SK, Kang BJ, Kwon MA, Song JG, Jeon SM. Comparison of ultrasoundguided supraclavicular block according to the various volumes of local anesthetic. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2013 Jun;64(6):494-9. doi: 10.4097/kjae.2013.64.6.494. Epub 2013 Jun 24.

Levesque S, Dion N, Desgagne MC. Endpoint for successful, ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block. Can J Anaesth,2008;55(5):308.

Liebmann O, Price D, Mills C, Gardner R, Wang R, Wilson S, Gray A. Feasibility of Forearm Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks of the Radial, Ulnar and Median Nerves for Hand Procedures in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med, 2006; 48: 558-561.

Loewy J. Sonoanatomy of the median, ulnar and radial nerves. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2002;53(1):33-8. Review.

Luger TJ, Kammerlander C, Benz M, Luger MF, Garoscio I. Peridural Anesthesia or UltrasoundGuided Continuous 3-in-1 Block: Which Is Indicated for Analgesia in Very Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture in the Emergency Department? Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2012 Sep;3(3):121-8. doi: 10.1177/2151458512470953

Marhofer P, Schrögendorfer K, Koinig H, Kapral S, Weinstabl C, Mayer N.  Ultrasonographic guidance improves sensory block and onset time of three-in-one blocks. Anesth Analg 1997/ 85: 854 – 857.

McCartney CJ, Xu D, Constantinescu C, Abbas S, Chan VW. Ultrasound examination of peripheral nerves in the forearm. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2007;32(5):434-9. Erratum in: Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2008;33(2):188.

Mittal R, Vermani E. Femoral nerve blocks in fractures of femur: variation in the current UK practice and a review of the literature. Emerg Med J. 2013 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]

O’Donnell BD, Iohom G. An estimation of the minimum effective anesthetic volume of 2% lidocaine in ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block. Anesthesiology, 2009; 111(1): 25-9

O’Donnell BD, Ryan H, O’Sullivan O, et al. Ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block with 20 milliliters local anesthetic mixture versus general anesthesia for upper limb trauma surgery: an observer-blinded, prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jul;109(1):279-283.

Oberndorfer U, Marhofer P, Bösenberg A, Willschke H, Felfernig M, Weintraud M, Kapral S, Kettner SC.  Ultrasonographic guidance for sciatic and femoral nerve blocks in children.  Br J Anaesth 2007; 98: 797 – 801.

Perlas A, Brull R, Chan VW, McCartney CJ, Nuica A, Abbas S Ultrasound guidance improves the success of sciatic nerve block at the popliteal fossa. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2008 May-Jun;33(3):259-65. doi: 10.1016/j.rapm.2007.10.010

Perlas A, Lobo G, Lo N, Brull R, Chan VW, Karkhanis R. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block: outcome of 510 consecutive cases.  Reg Anesth Pain Med.2009;34(2):171-6.

Reid N, Stella J, Ryan M, et al. Use of ultrasound to facilitate accurate femoral nerve block in the emergency department. Emerg Med Australas. 2009 Apr;21(2):124-30.

Redborg KE. Ultrasound improves the success rate of a tibial nerve block at the ankle. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2009;34(3):256-60.

Redborg KE.  Ultrasound improves the success rate of a sural nerve block at the ankle. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 2009; 34(1):24-8.

Riazi S, Carmichael N, Awad I, Holtby RM, McCartney CJ. Effect of local anaesthetic volume (20 vs 5 ml) on the efficacy and respiratory consequences of ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block. Br J Anaesth, 2008, 101(4):549-56.

Sandhu NS, Manne JS, Medabalmi PK, Capan LM. Sonographically guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block in adults: a retrospective analysis of 1146 cases. J Ultrasound Med, 2006;25(12):1555-61.

Schafthalter-Zoppoth I. The “see-saw” sign:  improved sonographic identification of the sciatic nerve. Anesthesiology. 2004;101:808-809.

Sinha A, Chan V W. Ultrasound imaging for popliteal sciatic nerve block. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2004;29:130-134.

Sites BD, Taenzer AH, Herrick MD, Gilloon C, Antonakakis J, Richins J, Beach ML Incidence of local anesthetic systemic toxicity and postoperative neurologic symptoms associated with 12,668 ultrasound-guided nerve blocks: an analysis from a prospective clinical registry. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012 Sep-Oct;37(5):478-82. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e31825cb3d6

Stone MB, Price DD, Wang R. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block for the treatment of upper extremity fractures, dislocations, and abscesses in the ED. Am J Emerg Med 2007 May;25(4):472-475

Stone MB, Wang R, et al.  Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block vs procedural sedation for the treatment of upper extremity emergencies.  Am J Emer Med2008; 26(6):706-710.

Stone MB, Carnell J, Fischer JW, Herring AA, Nagdev A. Ultrasoundguided intercostal nerve block for traumatic pneumothorax requiring tube thoracostomy. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jul;29(6):697.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2010.06.014. Epub 2010 Aug 13. No abstract available.

Stone MB, Muresanu M. Ultrasoundguided ulnar nerve block in the management of digital abscess and hand cellulitis. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jan;17(1):E3-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00611.x. Epub 2009 Nov 5. No abstract available.

Williams R, Saha B.  Best evidence topic report. Ultrasound placement of needle in three-in-one nerve block.  Emerg Med J. 2006;23:401-03.




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