Atlas of Ultrasound- and Nerve Stimulation-Guided Regional Anesthesia / Edition 1

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The Atlas of Ultrasound and Nerve Stimulation-Guided Regional Anesthesia shows how to use ultrasound technology and how to master guided nerve stimulation techniques to achieve consistently good results. Throughout the book, ultrasound images are correlated with MRIs to enhance anatomic identification. In addition, peripheral nerve block techniques for upper and lower extremities and the trunk are demonstrated step by step. With visualized needle placement and the ability to see the nerves, ultrasound and nerve stimulation-guided techniques instill confidence in the anesthesiologist, offer safety to patients, and enhance the efficient use of time in the operating room.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is an excellent book on ultrasound guided regional anesthesia.
Purpose: It is intended to shorten the learning curve of physicians who are starting to perform ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks as well as to improve the success and safety of blocks by providing clinically relevant anatomy in more detail. The author has successfully achieved these valuable goals.
Audience: This book is useful for any anesthesiologist who practices regional anesthesia either in adults or in children. It describes in detail two common techniques, neurostimulation and ultrasound, for performing blocks. The information is useful for both new anesthesia residents and experienced anesthesiologists. The author is a well known authority in the field and recruited some well known experts as consultant editors.
Features: The initial chapters explain the physiology of nerve stimulation, the physics of ultrasound, and the basic skills in ultrasound needed to perform ultrasound guided blocks. These introductory chapters are soul of the book and set it apart from other regional anesthesia textbooks. The information is precise, brief, to the point, and clinically relevant. The book then goes on to describe each nerve block one by one. The format for each chapter is the same: a description of anatomy, MRI images to reinforce the 3D image of the relevant area, an explanation of how to do the block using a twitch monitor, followed by a description of how to do the block using ultrasound. The book provides useful tips on how to improve the block technique using neurostimulation, which probe to use, and how to improve images of a particular area while performing the ultrasound guided block. Using this format, the book covers all the upper and lower extremity blocks. Additional chapters cover how to place a neuraxial catheter using ultrasound and nerve stimulation. The MRI images and the discussion of anatomy before the description of each block are the best parts of the book. The many ultrasound images, which have been taken from real life, give practitioners a real sense of what nerve images look like, as opposed to other regional anesthesia books, which tend to provide neat and clean images rarely seen in patients. The book would have been enhanced by the inclusion of a DVD of all the blocks. It would have made those uncommonly performed techniques, like ultrasound guided epidural blocks, much easier to follow for someone who is beginning to use this technique.
Assessment: This is an extremely valuable addition to the field. It is practically a compilation of all that we know about ultrasound guided regional anesthesia. There is only one other book that specifically addresses the topic of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, Perioperative Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound, Harmon et al. (Elsevier, 2008), but this one covers the topic in much more detail.
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"This is an extremely valuable addition to the field. It is a compilation of practically all that we know about ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia." (Tariq M. Malik, Doody's Review Service, February 2008)

"The completeness of the book based on the most current technological advances in the field of regional anesthesia is laudable. This atlas represents an excellent educational tool for both neophytes and teachers of ultrasound and nerve stimulation-guided regional Anesthesia. At the same time, it embodies a reference book of outstanding value for the more proficient regional Anesthesiologists." (Jovan Popovic, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 106 (6), June 2008)

"The authors are to be congratulated for a well-designed book that explains their approach to performing regional blocks with the aid of nerve stimulation and ultrasound . ...This is an excellent resource for any clinician performing regional blocks." (Steven R. Clendenen, Anesthesiology, Vol. 109 (4), October 2008)

"Atlas of Ultrasound- and Nerve Stimulation-Guided Regional Anesthesia has a wealth of practical information for both students and seasoned anesthesiologists … . fills the vacuum in the literature on modern regional anesthesia techniques, and … it should deserve a spot in every anesthesiologist’s library." (Admir Hadzic, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, January 2009)

“It is a highly detailed book and contains most of the information that one is likely to require, the use of coloured tables for particularly useful information is very good. Because of this it is a good book to dip in and out of when required. So all in all it is a book that comprehensively covers all that one would want from a reference relating to the use of ultrasound and nerve stimulation in regional anaesthesia.” (N. Hawkins, Anaesthesia, Vol. 65, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387681580
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 380,354
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ultrasound Physics.- Equipment Selection and Preparation.- Image Optimization.- Nerve Stimulation Physics.- Equipment Selection and Preparation.- Stimulation Optimization.- Anatomy for Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks.- Interscalene Block.- Supraclavicular Block.- Infraclavicular Block.- Axillary Block.- Midhumeral Block.- Elbow Blocks.- Wrist Blocks.- Anatomy for Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks.- Posterior Sciatic Block.- Anterior Sciatic Block.- Femoral Block.- Psoas Block.- Iliacus Block.- Popliteal Block.- Ankle Block.- Anatomy for Truncal Blocks.- Paravertebral Block.- Intercostal Block.- Inguinal Field Block.

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