Future considerations for pharmacologic adjuvants in single-injection peripheral nerve blocks for patients with diabetes mellitus.

@article{Williams2009FutureCF,
  title={Future considerations for pharmacologic adjuvants in single-injection peripheral nerve blocks for patients with diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Brian A. Williams and Beth Brianna Murinson and Benjamin R Grable and Steven Orebaugh},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={445-57}
}
As the epidemics of obesity and diabetes expand, there are more patients with these disorders requiring elective surgery. For surgery on the extremities, peripheral nerve blocks have become a highly favorable anesthetic option when compared with general anesthesia. Peripheral blocks reduce respiratory and cardiac stresses, while potentially mitigating untreated peripheral pain that can foster physiologic conditions that increase risks for general health complications. However, local anesthetics… CONTINUE READING
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