Asleep versus awake: does it matter?: Pediatric regional block complications by patient state: a report from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network.

@article{Taenzer2014AsleepVA,
  title={Asleep versus awake: does it matter?: Pediatric regional block complications by patient state: a report from the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network.},
  author={Andreas H. Taenzer and Benjamin J.A. Walker and Adrian T Bosenberg and Lynn D Martin and Santhanam Suresh and David M Polaner and Christie Wolf and Elliot J. Krane},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          279-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The impact of the patient state at time of placement of regional blocks on the risk of complications is unknown. Current opinion is based almost entirely on case reports, despite considerable interest in the question. Analyzing more than 50,000 pediatric regional anesthesia blocks from an observational prospective database, we determined the rate of adverse events in relation to the patient's state at the time of block placement. Primary outcomes considered were… CONTINUE READING

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