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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 437-438

A superior indigenous technique for nerve stimulation-assisted peripheral nerve blocks


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry, India

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Akshaya N Shetti
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.105907

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Shetti AN. A superior indigenous technique for nerve stimulation-assisted peripheral nerve blocks. Saudi J Anaesth 2012;6:437-8

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Shetti AN. A superior indigenous technique for nerve stimulation-assisted peripheral nerve blocks. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jun 28];6:437-8. Available from: https://www.saudija.org/text.asp?2012/6/4/437/105907

Sir,

Anesthesiologists in developing and underdeveloped countries are not only concentrating on the clinical status of the patient, but also they have to see for the affordability of the patient. This has become part of training also for the residents to look after in those lines. Anesthesiologist always makes every effort to reduce the cost of each and every technique planned. There is an excellent idea which is published by author Anuj Jain, [1] an indigenous technique for nerve stimulation-assisted peripheral nerve block. This takes care of the cost and really scientific also. Few drawbacks with the technique are: we cannot see the fade response once we take the stylet out of cannula which is a very important step in peripheral nerve block and second one is matter of sterility. I found a near similar technique which has been published recently in other journal which is more superior to this technique. In this technique, the author [2] uses the same design but the approach of negative electrode is from the side port or injection port. The drug is injected from the stylet itself. This helps us to see the fade response with local anesthetic injection after identifying the nerve or plexus. Many anesthesiologists from developing and underdeveloped country are making a great attempt to overcome the cost of the technique; we should always take care of sterility, and choose the best one.

 
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1.Anuj Jain, Surendra Singh. An improvised indigenous technique for nerve stimulation: Assisted peripheral nerve blocks. Saudi J Anaesth 2012;6:315-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Vithal K. Dhulkhed, Pavan Dhulkhed. Self-brewed side port adaptor unit to convert intravenous cannula into low cost insulated nerve stimulator needle. Br J Anaesth 2012. Available from: http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/forum/topic/brjana_el%3b9104. [Last accessed on 2/10/2012.]  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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