Juan Carlos De la Cuadra-Fontaine

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Sir—Pediatric regional anesthesia has been gaining popularity since the introduction of ultrasound techniques, adding precision and new blocks. One newly described ultrasound-guided block in the adult population is the Erector Spinae Plane (ESP) block. It is a facial plane block where local anesthetic is injected between the erector spinae muscle and the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study was set up to assess whether postoperative suppression of gluconeogenesis by dextrose infusion would be influenced by continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) with local anesthetics, in comparison with epidural and with intravenous analgesia. METHODS Twenty-seven patients, undergoing elective primary total knee(More)
A patient undergoing total knee replacement was fitted with a stimulating femoral catheter for postoperative analgesia. After the catheter was secured to the skin, the minimal stimulatory threshold was verified again and found to be extremely low (0.00-0.01 mA; pulse width, 0.1 ms). However, in spite of this situation, no paresthesia or pain was experienced(More)
To the Editor:—We read with great interest Dr. Boezaart’s excellent review on continuous perineural catheters and would like to comment on the optimal length of catheter to be threaded beyond the needle tip. While Dr. Boezaart advocates inserting the catheter 5–10 cm past the needle tip for nonstimulating (blind) catheters and 3–5 cm for stimulating(More)
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