What are the benefits of a single-shot interscalene block?

A systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by Abdallah et al. showed that while an interscalene block (ISB) provides effective analgesia in the immediate postoperative period, it’s long term effects may not be so desirable.  A great read for preoperative discussions of the the risk-benefit of an ISB for the patient having shoulder surgery.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25822923

Gastric Ultrasound Utility in Patients with delayed emptying

An interesting article in Anaesthesia supporting perioperative use of gastric ultrasound in patients with delayed gastric emptying.

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