Ultrasound-guided continuous axillary brachial plexus block using a nerve stimulating catheter: EpiStim® catheter

Sang Sik Choi, Mi Kyoung Lee, Jung Eun Kim, Se Hee Kim, Gwi Eun Yeo

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    Abstract

    Brachial plexus block (BPB) under ultrasound guidance has come to be widely used. However, nerve injury has been reported following ultrasound-guided BPB. We hypothesized that BPB under ultrasound guidance in conjunction with real-time electrical nerve stimulation would help us prevent nerve injury and do more successful procedure. Here, we report the successful induction and maintenance of ultrasound-guided BPB and the achievement of good peri- and postoperative pain control using a conductive catheter, the EpiStim®.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)287-289
    Number of pages3
    JournalKorean Journal of Pain
    Volume28
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Brachial plexus blocks
    • Catheters
    • Pain management
    • Peripheral nerve
    • Radial nerve
    • Ultrasonography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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