Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block: outcome of 510 consecutive cases.

@article{Perlas2009UltrasoundguidedSB,
  title={Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block: outcome of 510 consecutive cases.},
  author={Anahi Perlas and Giovanni S Lobo and Nick Lo and Richard Brull and Vincent W S Chan and Reena Karkhanis},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={171-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Supraclavicular brachial plexus block provides consistently effective anesthesia to the upper extremity. However, traditional nerve localization techniques may be associated with a high risk of pneumothorax. In the present study, we report block success and clinical outcome data from 510 consecutive patients who received an ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block for upper extremity surgery. METHODS After institutional review board approval, the outcome of 510 consecutive… CONTINUE READING