Regional Anesthesia - Complications Common to All Nerve Blocks
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Complications of local anesthetics
Complications of local anesthetics include intravascular injection (Fig. 18.1), local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) (see Chapter 16 Local Anesthetics), and allergic responses. Use of ultrasound, epinephrine in local anesthetic solutions, and intermittent aspiration during injection may help identify intravascular injection. Benzodiazepine premedication increases the seizure threshold and may decrease the central nervous system toxicity of local anesthetics as well as patient anxiety. However, this may also reduce early recognition of toxicity and therefore should be titrated carefully to prevent oversedation.
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Pino, Richard M., editor. "Regional Anesthesia - Complications Common to All Nerve Blocks." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728235/all/Regional_Anesthesia___Complications_Common_to_All_Nerve_Blocks.
Regional Anesthesia - Complications Common to All Nerve Blocks. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728235/all/Regional_Anesthesia___Complications_Common_to_All_Nerve_Blocks. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Regional Anesthesia - Complications Common to All Nerve Blocks. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728235/all/Regional_Anesthesia___Complications_Common_to_All_Nerve_Blocks
Regional Anesthesia - Complications Common to All Nerve Blocks [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728235/all/Regional_Anesthesia___Complications_Common_to_All_Nerve_Blocks.
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