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Suprascapular blocks

Trends are evolving in decreasing intraoperative and postoperative opioid use.  Therefore, anesthesiologists are constantly learning new regional techniques to help with postoperative pain.  For shoulder surgeries, I’ve moved away from interscalene blocks toward supraclavicular blocks.  I think the interscalene block provides a better block of a total shoulder surgery, however, certain patient comorbidities often make

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Paravertebral block basics and cancer recurrence #paravetebral #block #regional #ultrasound #anesthesia #cancer

 Why do paravertebral blocks? Journal of Anesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology – Paravertebral Blocks Paravertebral blocks and decreased cancer recurrence BJA 2010 – Efficacy and Safety of Paravertebral Blocks in Breast Surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials BJA 2010 – Effect of Anesthetic Technique and Other Perioperative Factors on Cancer Reccurence Anesthesiology 2006 – Can anesthetic

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