Peripheral nerve blocks and continuous catheter techniques.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Peripheral nerve blocks provide intense, site-specific analgesia and are associated with a lower incidence of side effects when compared with many other modalities of postoperative analgesia. Continuous catheter techniques further prolong these benefits. These advantages can facilitate a prompt recovery and discharge and achieve significant perioperative cost savings. This is of tremendous value in a modern health care system that stresses cost-effective use of resources and a continued shift toward shorter hospital stay as well as outpatient surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Evans, H; Steele, SM; Nielsen, KC; Tucker, MS; Klein, SM

Published Date

  • March 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 162

PubMed ID

  • 15763416

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8537

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.atc.2004.11.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States