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Epidural block

Graeme McLeod.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills; Anatomy. 13693 words.

Epidural block has now become well established as an adjunct to general anaesthesia and is regarded as the most effective means of providing pain relief after surgery and during labour...

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Head, neck, and airway blocks

Neil Smart, Stephen Hickey and Alistair Nimmo.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills; Anatomy. 6915 words.

Nerve blocks in the head and neck were, for long, the preserve of the surgeons (dental, maxillofacial, ophthalmic, and ear, nose & throat) specializing in that region of the body. In...

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Lower limb blocks

Colin McCartney.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills; Anatomy. 9459 words.

Peripheral nerve blocks of the lower limb can provide profound intraoperative anaesthesia and postoperative analgesia without many of the side effects of central techniques. However, spinal...

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Ophthalmic regional anaesthesia

Hamish McLure.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills; Ophthalmology. 5241 words.

Regional anaesthesia provides excellent conditions for virtually all types of ophthalmic surgery. The ideal block provides a painless, hypotonic, still eye, with rapid return of function...

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OSH Operative Surgery

Edited by Greg R. McLatchie and David Leaper.

P ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills; Operating Department Practice; Anatomy; Breast Surgery; Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Urology; Paediatric Surgery; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Transplant Surgery. 888 pages.

This completely revised resource provides concise and clear information on how to perform operations in the main surgical specialties.

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Pain and autonomic nerve blocks

Mick Serpell and Andreas Goebel.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills. 10936 words.

The sympathetic nervous system was, for a long time, the target for pain relieving techniques, but they are now used much less frequently than in the past because the mechanisms of pain are...

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Perioperative anaesthetic care and practical procedures

P. Kalia and D. Monkhouse.

in Operative Surgery

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills. 7519 words.

Preoperative evaluation - Airway assessment - Respiratory system - Cardiovascular system - Myocardial infarction (MI) and congestive cardiac failure (CCF) - Hypertension - Valvular...

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Peripheral nerve location techniques

George Corner and Calum Grant.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills. 9099 words.

Safe and effective peripheral block requires injection of an appropriate dose of local anaesthetic solution close to the target nerve, and the localization techniques described here allow...

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Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

Edited by Graeme McLeod, Colin McCartney and Tony Wildsmith.

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Anaesthetics; History of Medicine; Preclinical Medicine; Neurology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Peri-operative Care; Clinical Skills; Communication Skills; Anatomy; Ophthalmology; Obstetrics; Paediatric Surgery. 304 pages.

The fourth edition of this highly successful textbook discusses the practical applications of the various methods of regional anaesthesia, including ultrasound, as well as giving an account...

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Regional anaesthesia for day-care surgery

Stuart Grant.

in Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Clinical Skills. 6429 words.

The continued growth of day surgery has led to more invasive, more prolonged, and increasingly painful procedures being performed (McGrath et al. 2004). With such large numbers of patients...

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