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Assessment and treatment of postblock neurologic injury


Borgeat, A; Aguirre, J (2011). Assessment and treatment of postblock neurologic injury. Anesthesiology Clinics, 29(2):243-256.

Abstract

The incidence of neurologic damage after regional anesthesia is rare. However, this complication may have dramatic consequences for the patient because recovery may take several months. As nerve conduction studies and electromyography are the cornerstones of investigations in cases of postblock deficit, it is mandatory for the anesthesiologist performing regional anesthesia to have a basic understanding of these tests to discuss the cause with the surgeon and inform the patient about the prognosis.

The incidence of neurologic damage after regional anesthesia is rare. However, this complication may have dramatic consequences for the patient because recovery may take several months. As nerve conduction studies and electromyography are the cornerstones of investigations in cases of postblock deficit, it is mandatory for the anesthesiologist performing regional anesthesia to have a basic understanding of these tests to discuss the cause with the surgeon and inform the patient about the prognosis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:21 Feb 2012 16:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:40
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1932-2275
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anclin.2011.04.004
PubMed ID:21620341

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