Everyday regional anesthesia in children

Marhofer, P.; Ivani, G.; Suresh, S.; Melman, E.; Zaragoza, G.; Bosenberg, A.

Paediatr Anaesth. 2012 Sep 13; 22(10):995-1001

Abstract

Regional anesthesia in children is an evolving technique with many advantages in perioperative management. Although most regional anesthesia techniques are sufficiently described in the literature, the implementation of these techniques into daily clinical practice is still lacking. The main problems associated with pediatric regional anesthesia (PRA) include the appropriate selection of blockade, the management around the block, and how to teach these techniques in an optimal manner. This review article provides an overview of these 'hot' topics in PRA.

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