ASRA Practice Advisory on Neurologic Complications in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Neal, J. M.; Bernards, C. M.; Hadzic, A.; Hebl, J. R.; Hogan, Q. H.; Horlocker, T. T.; Lee, L. A.; Rathmell, J. P.; Sorenson, E. J.; Suresh, S.; Wedel, D. J.

Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2008 Sep 9; 33(5):404-15

Abstract

Neurologic complications associated with regional anesthesia and pain medicine practice are extremely rare. The ASRA Practice Advisory on Neurologic Complications in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine addresses the etiology, differential diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of these complications. This Advisory does not focus on hemorrhagic and infectious complications, because they have been addressed by other recent ASRA Practice Advisories. The current Practice Advisory offers recommendations to aid in the understanding and potential limitation of neurologic complications that may arise during the practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine.

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