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Long-term continuous axillary plexus blockade using 0.25% bupivacaine. A study of three cases.
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PMID:  2239126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three patients, presenting with various traumatic, vasospastic and chronic neuromuscular disorders of the upper body, received continuous axillary block ranging from 4 to 16 days. Intermittent injections of 0.25% bupivacaine were used to provide analgesia, sympathetic blockade and muscle relaxation. No systemic or neurological side-effects were recorded. Nerve function recovered promptly after stopping the injections. It is concluded that continuous brachial plexus blockade is a clinically safe and effective technique for the relief of acute traumatic pain and vasospastic disorders of the upper limb. The technique, its merits and possible complications are discussed.
V J Sarma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-07     Completed Date:  1990-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthetics, Piteå General Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Brachial Plexus* / drug effects,  physiology
Nerve Block / methods*
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