Advancing the Science of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


Peter's Corner for Recent Literature by Peter H. Cheng, DO


"Here you will find a list of practical and innovative articles that have clinical applications in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. Please contact Peter if you wish to refer interesting articles for us to post in this web corner."

Recent Recommendation

Regional Anesthesia [Link to Top]

Green C, Flannery O, Crotty J, Felle P, Harmon D, Masterson E. A cadaveric study of injectate spread in the psoas compartment with a direct iliopsoas injection suggested for use during surgery. Clin Anat 2011;24:763-7.

"This cadaver dye injection study describes the feasibility of a surgeon-delivered technique for producing a lumbar plexus block using direct injection into the iliopsoas muscle under direct vision."
Green C, Byrne AM, O'Loughlin P, Molony D, Harmon D, Masterson E. Surgeon delivered psoas compartment block in total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2014;29:393-396.

"This clinical study demonstrates the analgesic efficacy of psoas compartment block performed during surgical access for total hip arthroplasty. This technique may be considered in the analgesic regimen for total hip arthroplasty."

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Pain Medicine [Link to Top]

Jee H and et al. Ultrasound-guided selective nerve root block versus fluoroscopy-guided transforaminal block for the treatment of radicular pain in the lower cervical spine: A randomized, blinded, controlled study. Skeletal Radiol published May 2012. DOI 10.1007/s00256-012-1434-1

"This study compares the short-term effects and advantages of ultrasound-guided selective nerve root block with fluoroscopy-guided transforaminal epidural block for radicular pain in the lower cervical spine through assessment of pain relief, functional improvement, and safety."
Hara K, Sakura S, Shido A. Ultrasound-guided lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block: comparison of two techniques. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011;39:69-72.

"This study finds that injecting local anesthetic immediately under the inguinal ligament rather than around the nerve itself blocks the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve more reliably."

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Musculoskeletal Imaging [Link to Top]

Backer MW, Lee KS, Blankenbaker DG, Kijowski R, Keene JS. Correlation of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection of the quadratus femoris with MRI findings of ischiofemoral impingement. American Journal of Roentgenology 2014;203:589-93.

"This preliminary study explores the use of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection of the quadratus femoris muscle for treatment of ischiofemoral impingement syndrome."
De Zordo T, Romagnoli C. Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: Soft Tissue Masses, Joints, Tendons, and Muscles. Ultrasound Clinics 2012;7:537-550.

"This pictorial article describes ultrasound guidance for musculoskeletal interventions. Technical approaches and pharmacological aspects are discussed for a variety of soft tissue procedures."

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General Articles [Link to Top]

Walter J. Bo et al. Basic Atlas of Sectional Anatomy with Correlated Imaging, 4th Edition. Saunder Elsevier 2007.
Myra K. Feldman, Sanjeev Katyal, Margaret S. Blackwood. US Artifacts. RadioGraphics 2009; 29:1179-1189.

"This article describes artifacts associated with ultrasound beam characteristics, multiple echos, velocity errors, and attenuation errors."

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