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.


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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