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EJMI. 2021; 5(2): 184-188 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2021.55138

Retrospective Evaluation of Patients with Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Block

Mehmet Mutlu1, Seray Turkmen1
1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Objectives: In this study, we aimed to examine the effect of US-guided periferic nerve stimulator (PNS) versus PNS alone during establishing ISBPB and ABPB on sensory block initiation (SNI), motor block initiation (MBI), total motor block (TMB), and postoperative analgesia (PoAn) durations and related complications. Methods: Records of adult patients with ASA I-II patients who underwent upper extremity surgery under ISPBP (n=40) or ABPB (n=60) with PNS alone or ISBPB (n=40) or ABPB (n=60) with US-guided PNS between January 2016 and January 2018 were collected. Results: Our study showed significantly shorter duration of SBI, MBI, TMB, and PoAn in patients who underwent ISBPB through PNS alone compared to that in those who underwent the procedure under US guidance. However, a study investigating benefits of US reported duration of block initiation shorter than that in those receiving PNS alone. Conclusion: In conclusion, our study seems to indicate possible prevention of complications with US-guided procedure with no substantial contribution to the success rate of the BP block. Keywords: Axillary brachial plexus block, interscalene brachial plexus block

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Mutlu M, Turkmen S. Retrospective Evaluation of Patients with Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Block. EJMI. 2021; 5(2): 184-188

Corresponding Author: Mehmet Mutlu

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