Revista Colombiana de Anestesiología
Print version ISSN 0120-3347
SALAZAR PEREZ, Félix Arturo and RODRIGUEZ SANCHEZ, Geovanny. Peripheral Nerve Blocks. Rev. colomb. anestesiol. [online]. 2011, vol.39, n.3, pp. 387-402. ISSN 0120-3347. http://dx.doi.org/10.5554/rca.v39i3.247.
Background. Technological advances and the development of several new techniques have helped expand the use of peripheral nerve blocks in different situations. This paper is designed to review several issues related with the tecniques to perform peripheral nerve blocks. Methods. The literature search and selection was done in PubMed, Cochrane, Scielo, LILACS; it was expanded on the basis of the references found in texts reviewed by the author; the search was done using the MeSH terms included as keywords. Results. Physiology of neural conduction, functioning of the peripheral nerve stimulator, anatomy of the several neural structures, drugs, and techniques are showed.
Keywords : Peripheral nerves; anesthesia; autonomic nerve block; anesthesia and analgesia.