Peripheral nerve blocks for outpatient surgery: evidence-based indications.

@article{Lin2013PeripheralNB,
  title={Peripheral nerve blocks for outpatient surgery: evidence-based indications.},
  author={Emily S Lin and Jason Choi and Admir Hadzi{\'c}},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={467-74}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW There has been an increasing use of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) in ambulatory surgery. Several recent reports have contributed to our understanding of the optimal PNB technique for specific surgical procedures in this setting. In this review, we have summarized the available literature on indications of PNBs for outpatient surgery of the upper extremity. RECENT FINDINGS Although many of the recent studies focus on technical aspects of PNBs, few center on evidence-based… CONTINUE READING