Category Archives: Anesthesia

Before and After: Ultrasound and Anesthesia for Reducing Surgical Pain

Taking advantage of today’s technology A few decades ago, the thought of using ultrasound for anesthesia seemed silly and unnecessary. Today, ultrasound has become one of the leading technological innovations for many regional anesthesia procedures. The benefits of using ultrasound … Continue reading

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The Economic Advantages of Regional Anesthesia

Peripheral nerve blocks, continuous local anesthetic infusions save time and money For most modern-day anesthesia providers, the biggest reason to use regional anesthesia is because of the vast improvements the techniques can bring to a patient’s post-op experience. Improved patient … Continue reading

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3 Things to Discuss With Your Anesthesiologists Before Going Under

Anesthesia has never been safer, but that doesn’t mean risks aren’t still involved¬† In the U.S., over 100 million operations and procedures are performed every year using anesthesia. While it’s true that it has advanced and become safer than ever … Continue reading

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Peripheral Nerve Blocks: What Can They Do For You?

An overview of the regional anesthetic procedure Just what exactly is a peripheral nerve block? This regional anesthetic procedure is gaining new ground in modern healthcare for a variety of different reasons. In short, peripheral nerve blocks are a type … Continue reading

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New PTSD Treatment Offers Relief With Neck Injections

Researchers say technique relieved symptoms in 70 percent of combat veterans A new report published in the October issue of Military Medicine found that an anesthesia technique called a stellate ganglion block, or SGB, could provide much needed relief for … Continue reading

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Study Confirms Safeness of Caudal Blocks for Pediatric Surgery

Complication rate fewer than two percent for the regional anesthesia procedure A new report published in the October issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia shows that caudal nerve blocks, a common regional anesthesia procedure used in most pediatric surgeries, are safe … Continue reading

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Anesthesia Alert: Regional vs. General for Post-Op M&M

Study confirms regional anesthesia as a better option According to a new study, patients going in for elective surgery might be better off if they receive regional anesthesia over general anesthesia. These findings were made by researchers at Vanderbilt University … Continue reading

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Postsurgical Pain Drops in Last Decade

Number of patients reporting moderate to severe pain falls 24 percent Good news for pain management: according to a new study, the number of patients that report moderate to severe pain two weeks after surgery has dropped in the last … Continue reading

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Have No Fear: Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Risks Low for Childbirth

Study shows rate of complications under 3 percent According to a new study, the risks associated with receiving an epidural and spinal anesthesia during childbirth are extremely low, with the overall rate of complications just under 3 percent. Data from … Continue reading

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Regional Anesthesia Cuts Pain and Hospital Stay in Half

Study shows femoral nerve block effective in younger patients with knee¬†surgery According to a study by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedure called a femoral nerve block can significantly reduce postoperative pain many young patients experience … Continue reading

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