Nerve Block

Superficial Cervical Plexus Block May Be Safe, Effective for Emergency Medicine Use

Superficial Cervical Plexus Block May Be Safe, Effective for Emergency Medicine Use

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Superficial cervical plexus block may be safe and effective for use in emergency medicine.

Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block May Increase Time to First Opioid Request in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block May Increase Time to First Opioid Request in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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Patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic peripheral neuropathy may have an increased time to first opioid request and reduced time to onset of sensory blockade after an ultrasound-guided popliteal sciatic nerve block compared with patients without neuropathy.

Cervical Facet Plane Block: The When, How, on Whom

Cervical Facet Plane Block: The When, How, on Whom

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The cervical facet plane block is a procedure in which a needle is inserted onto the extraarticular surface of the facet joints.

Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block May Predict Treatment Outcomes of Cooled RFA in Chronic Knee Pain

Diagnostic Genicular Nerve Block May Predict Treatment Outcomes of Cooled RFA in Chronic Knee Pain

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Genicular nerve cooled radiofrequency ablation may effectively relieve chronic knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and improve function for up to 6 months.

Periarticular Injection vs Psoas Block for THA-Associated Postoperative Pain

Periarticular Injection vs Psoas Block for THA-Associated Postoperative Pain

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Intraoperative periarticular local anesthetic infiltration and psoas compartment block may provide comparable analgesia after total hip arthroplasty.

Femoral Nerve Block Alone or in Combination With Sciatic Nerve Block for TKA: A Meta-Analysis

Femoral Nerve Block Alone or in Combination With Sciatic Nerve Block for TKA: A Meta-Analysis

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Sciatic nerve block may represent an effective complement to femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty.

Lumbar Sympathetic Block for Post-Amputation-Associated Pain: Case Series

Lumbar Sympathetic Block for Post-Amputation-Associated Pain: Case Series

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A single lumbar sympathetic block may alleviate residual pain, phantom limb pain and perceived disability in patients with post-amputation pain.

Exparel Approved for Use as Interscalene Brachial Plexus Nerve Block

Exparel Approved for Use as Interscalene Brachial Plexus Nerve Block

Additionally, statistical significance vs placebo was also achieved in total postsurgical opioid consumption through 48 hours (P<0.0001); opioid-free subjects through 48 hours (P<0.01); and time to first opioid rescue through 48 hours (P<0.0001).

Efficacy of Greater Occipital Nerve Block for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Headache

Efficacy of Greater Occipital Nerve Block for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Headache

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Greater occipital nerve block may be an effective option for the acute management of migraine headache.

Phrenic Nerve Infiltration vs SNB for Acute Ipsilateral Shoulder Pain

Phrenic Nerve Infiltration vs SNB for Acute Ipsilateral Shoulder Pain

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Investigators sought to determine whether phrenic nerve infiltration and suprascapular nerve block would control acute ipsilateral shoulder pain after thoracotomy.

Conventional Radiofrequency Ablation More Effective Than Pulsed Radiofrequency for Perineal Pain

Conventional Radiofrequency Ablation More Effective Than Pulsed Radiofrequency for Perineal Pain

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In patients with chronic non-oncological perineal pain, ganglion impar block with conventional radiofrequency may result in improved pain relief compared with pulsed radiofrequency ablation.

Regional Nerve Block May Provide Effective Pain Relief In Hip Fracture

Regional Nerve Block May Provide Effective Pain Relief In Hip Fracture

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The use of a regional nerve block may provide noticeable pain relief, reduce time to first mobilization, and decrease the risk for pneumonia in patients with hip fractures.

Radiofrequency Denervation Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain

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Radiofrequency denervation may be ineffective in alleviating chronic low back pain.

Radiofrequency Denervation for Facet Joint Arthropathy-Related Low Back Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation for Facet Joint Arthropathy-Related Low Back Pain

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Radiofrequency denervation improved chronic low back pain arising from the facet joints.

Inconsistent Effects of Dexamethasone on Nerve Block Duration

Inconsistent Effects of Dexamethasone on Nerve Block Duration

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The addition of dexamethasone to ropivacaine for prolonged block duration produced highly variable results in healthy subjects.

Stellate Ganglion Block for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Stellate Ganglion Block for Postherpetic Neuralgia

Report demonstrates benefit in severe photophobia secondary to trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia

Local Infiltrative Anesthesia vs Regional Blockade for Post-TKA Pain

Local Infiltrative Anesthesia vs Regional Blockade for Post-TKA Pain

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In this pooled meta-analysis, LIA provided better analgesia at rest in the immediate post-operative period when compared to RB, in addition to preserving quadriceps function.

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