Published August 31, 2021
Overview of the use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in adult critical care, encompassing pharmacological and practical aspects, plus a review of current literature. This review covers the evidence for use of dexmedetomidine in this setting, including clinical and economic outcomes as compared with current standards...
Published August 10, 2021
The shoulder block (combined suprascapular and axillary nerve block) has been developed as an alternative to interscalene block (ISB) for shoulder surgery. The nerves are blocked peripherally around the joint to provide analgesia rather than anaesthesia. It can be used in arthroscopic and open procedures,...
Published July 20, 2021
This tutorial will briefly review various brainstem reflexes in different neurosurgical operations. It also describes the etiologies and mechanisms that may precipitate them. It is important for anesthetists providing perioperative care to neurosurgical patients to have an awareness of the potential brainstem reflexes.
Published July 6, 2021
This tutorial describes ultrasound-guided lumbar plexus blocks in paediatric patients. It outlines the relevant anatomy, indications, contraindications, complications, and equipment required. It also describes various ultrasound approaches and how to perform this block, focusing on the Shamrock method.
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