16th NYSORA Symposium in NYC

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Foundations of Regional Anesthesia

Monitoring and Documentation

Foundations of Regional Anesthesia

AUTHOR: Jeff Gadsden Introduction The incidence of complications from general anesthesia has diminished substantially in recent decades, largely due to advances in respiratory monitoring. (1) The use of objective monitors such as pulse oximetry and capnography allows anesthesiologists to quickly…

Toxicity of Local Anesthetics

Foundations of Regional Anesthesia, General

AUTHORS: Steven Dewaele, Alan C. Santos Introduction Systemic toxicity of local anesthetics can occur after administration of an excessive dose, with rapid absorption, or because of an accidental intravenous injection. The management of local anesthetic toxicity can be challenging, and…

Indications for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Foundations of Regional Anesthesia

AUTHOR: Jeff Gadsden Introduction During the past 20 years, increasing knowledge in functional regional anesthesia anatomy, coupled with new technologies for locating peripheral nerves, has resulted in expansion of regional anesthesia techniques. This phenomenon served to provide the clinician with…

Equipment for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Foundations of Regional Anesthesia

Ali Nima Shariat, Patrick M. Horan, Kimberly Gratenstein, Colleen McCally, and Ashton P. Frulla Introduction Over the past several decades, regional anesthesia equipment has undergone substantial technological advances. Historically, the development and consequent introduction of the portable nerve stimulator to…

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