The widespread introduction of nerve-stimulation and ultrasound to assist neural blockade
has had a tremendous impact on its use, efficacy and safety in pain management.
The book comprises 51 chapters that are divided into four parts: the first covers the pharmacology and neurophysiology of neural blockade
, the second and third cover neural blockade
techniques and their anaesthetic applications, while the fourth part deals with neural blockade
and the management of pain.
History of Neural Blockade
, in, Cousins MJ, Bridenbaugh PO, eds, Neural Blockade
in Clinical Anesthesia and Management of Pain, 2nd ed, JB Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, 1988.
One third of the book covers treatment modalities ranging from pharmacological, psychological and physical therapy to multiple chapters on neural blockade
. There is an emphasis on musculoskeletal and neuropathic conditions which are well presented and up-to-date.
There are many advantages of neural blockade
. (2) with brachial plexus block for upper limb surgeries over general anaesthesia, namely.
Extensive central neural blockade
following interscalene brachial plexus blockade.
The Use of Prolonged Peripheral Neural Blockade
After Lower Extremity Amputation: The Effect on Symptoms Associated with Phantom Limb Syndrome.