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Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Block

Partownavid, Parisa MD*

American Journal of Therapeutics: July-August 2009 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 304-312
doi: 10.1097/MJT.0b013e3181715684
Symposium: Advances in Anesthesia, Preoperative and Pain Management

With the common use of ultrasound imaging by anesthesiologists, especially for peripheral nerve blocks, this article will review basic physics of ultrasound machine, use of ultrasound in regional anesthesia, review of recent reports in the literature, and the outcome data.

Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, LA.

The author has no conflicts of interest to declare.

*Address for correspondence: Department of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Box 951778, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1778. E-mail: ppartownavid@mednet.ucla.edu

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.