BioMed Research International

Advances of Techniques in Deep Regional Blocks


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1Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

2Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

3Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan

4Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Japan


Advances of Techniques in Deep Regional Blocks

Description

Best practice of deep regional blocks relies on the precise techniques and avoidance of complications. To achieve both purposes, more light should be shed on the safer and easier alternative approaches, monitoring methods, guiding facilities, optimal dosages, and education. However, current recommendations for clinical practice are often not based on evidence but rather on expert opinions, consensus, and anecdotal reports. Future research should focus on setting up randomized blinded trials adequately designed to evaluate and compare different techniques regarding specific deep regional blocks, either neuraxial (e.g., painless labor) or peripheral (e.g., paravertebral blocks, lumbar plexus blocks, gluteal-level sciatic blocks, truncal blocks, facet joint block, and stellate ganglion block), in the field of regional anesthesia and (acute or chronic) pain management.

Among guiding facilities, ultrasound for regional anesthesia and pain management has gained enormous popularity in the past decade. However, widespread use of the various techniques of ultrasound-guided regional blocks without adequate training raises the danger of malpractice and subsequent impaired outcome. Adequate education in the use of deep regional blocks under ultrasound guidance is essential and, therefore, focused reviews regarding specific ultrasound-guided deep regional blocks are also encouraged.

We invite investigators to submit randomized blinded original articles and focused review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to develop a better choice while practicing deep regional blocks.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • A new approach to an old block technique
  • Truncal blocks for regional anesthesia and pain management
  • Monitoring methods regarding drug onset, efficacy, safety, or adverse effects
  • Use of ultrasound or other imaging modalities to facilitate block performance
  • Novel technologies for nerve imaging, localization, or safety during block performance
  • Comparison of different techniques in comprehensive aspects
  • Assessment of the role of simulation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7268308
  • - Editorial

Advances of Techniques in Deep Regional Blocks

Jui-An Lin | Rafael Blanco | ... | Tatsuo Nakamoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8284363
  • - Review Article

Transversus Abdominis Plane Block: An Updated Review of Anatomy and Techniques

Hsiao-Chien Tsai | Takayuki Yoshida | ... | Kung-Yen Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7920438
  • - Research Article

Transition from Deep Regional Blocks toward Deep Nerve Hydrodissection in the Upper Body and Torso: Method Description and Results from a Retrospective Chart Review of the Analgesic Effect of 5% Dextrose Water as the Primary Hydrodissection Injectate to Enhance Safety

Stanley K. H. Lam | Kenneth Dean Reeves | An-Lin Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1873209
  • - Clinical Study

Real-Time Ultrasound/MRI Fusion for Suprasacral Parallel Shift Approach to Lumbosacral Plexus Blockade and Analysis of Injectate Spread: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial

Jennie Maria Christin Strid | Erik Morre Pedersen | ... | Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9217145
  • - Review Article

Caudal Epidural Block: An Updated Review of Anatomy and Techniques

Sheng-Chin Kao | Chia-Shiang Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7023750
  • - Review Article

Ultrasound-Guided Obturator Nerve Block: A Focused Review on Anatomy and Updated Techniques

Takayuki Yoshida | Tatsuo Nakamoto | Takahiko Kamibayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2752876
  • - Review Article

Ultrasound-Guided Quadratus Lumborum Block: An Updated Review of Anatomy and Techniques

Hironobu Ueshima | Hiroshi Otake | Jui-An Lin
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