Category Archives: Regional Anesthesia

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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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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Clearer, Brighter: Ultrasound and the CCR Revolution

A change in methodology created the need for an ultrasound-guided needle  By Zach Rogers Editor, Havel’s Inc. Part Two: Corners, Cubes and the Havel’s Advantage  Earlier, we looked at how ultrasound-guided needle injections are beginning to dominate the field of regional … Continue reading

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Clearer, Brighter: Ultrasound and the CCR Revolution

A change in methodology created the need for an ultrasound-guided needle  By Zach Rogers Editor, Havel’s Inc. Part One: The early days of ultrasound in anesthesia  In recent years, there has been a shift towards using ultrasound guidance in a … Continue reading

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Less Pain, Speedy Recovery With Regional Anesthesia Procedure

Femoral nerve block shows positive results for pediatric knee surgery  A recent study showed that an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia technique called a femoral nerve block is both effective and highly beneficial for pediatric knee surgeries. The study, published in an … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Low Hand Hygiene Compliance Among Anesthesia Providers

A new study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control found the majority of anesthesia providers are missing important opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures. The study, done by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical … Continue reading

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Havel’s Exhibits Ultrasound Needles at ISURA 2014

This Friday, June 20th at this year’s 2014 International Symposium of Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Peri-Operative Application (ISURA), Havel’s own Shelly Ast will be on hand to discuss the benefits of Havel’s leading products. These include some of … Continue reading

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