Evidence-based medicine for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

Francis V. Salinas, Neil A. Hanson

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Available evidence favoring the use of ultrasound for regional anesthesia is reviewed, updated, and critically assessed. Important outcome advantages include decreased time to block onset; decreased risk of local anesthetic systemic toxicity; and, depending on the outcome definition, increased block success rates. Ultrasound guidance, peripheral nerve blocks, and central neuraxial blocks are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-787
Number of pages17
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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© 2014 Elsevier Inc.


  • Central neuraxial blocks
  • Complications
  • Local anesthetic systemic toxicity
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Ultrasound guidance


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