IMPLICATIONS The authors demonstrate that the combination of single and continuous peripheral nerve blocks allows the control of involuntary movements in patients undergoing awake craniotomy.
To the Editor:—Klein et al. 1 recently presented two cases of continuous perineural infusion of local anesthetics for the treatment of prolonged postoperative pain in an ambulatory setting. These cases deserve the following comments. 1. Patients undergoing outpatient procedures deserve the same level of care as if they had remained in the hospital. In our… (More)
The Miller School of Medicine of the University of Miami and Project Medishare, an affiliated not-for-profit organization, provided a large-scale relief effort in Haiti after the earthquake of 12 January 2010. Their experience demonstrates that academic medical centers in proximity to natural disasters can help deliver effective medical care through a… (More)
Nerve stimulation and ultrasound have been introduced to the practice of regional anesthesia mostly in the last two decades. Ultrasound did not gain as much popularity as the nerve stimulation until a decade ago because of the simplicity, accuracy and portability of the nerve stimulator. Ultrasound is now available in most academic centers practicing… (More)