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Low-dose Intravenous Regional Anesthesia for Upper Extremity Surgery
  1. Jordan Katz, MD and
  2. Theodore J. Sanford Jr., MD
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, and the Anesthesiology Service, Veterans Administration Center, San Diego California

Abstract

Prior reports on low-dose intravenous (IV) regional anesthesia have concluded that the technique is extremely efficacious. Our results have been less satisfactory. This paper details our experience with low-dose IV regional anesthesia for upper extremity surgery and what we feel are the shortcomings of the technique.

  • Anesthesia
  • intravenous regional
  • low-dose
  • Surgery
  • upper extremity
  • Complications
  • low-dose intravenous regional

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  • Address reprint requests to Dr. Katz: Anesthesiology Service (125), VA Medical Center, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161.

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