Evidence basis for the use of ultrasound for upper-extremity blocks.

  title={Evidence basis for the use of ultrasound for upper-extremity blocks.},
  author={Colin J. L. McCartney and Lisa Y Lin and Uma Shastri},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  volume={35 2 Suppl},
This article qualitatively assesses and summarizes randomized, controlled studies regarding benefits of ultrasound (US) for brachial plexus block and also examines those studies that have compared different brachial plexus block techniques using US.Studies were identified by a search of PUBMED and EMBASE databases using the MeSH terms anesthetic techniques, brachial plexus, and ultrasound. Included studies were limited to randomized trials that compared a US technique with another accepted… CONTINUE READING
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