Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. The nerve. Nerve anatomy and physiology. Local anaesthetic action. Pharmacology. Local anaesthetics. Adjuvants. Analgesics (opioid and non-opioid). Equipment and physics. Peripheral nerve stimulator. Needles and catheters. Ultrasound. Newer techniques. Central neuraxial blocks. Spinal anaesthesia. Epidural anaesthesia. Combined spinal epidural anaesthesia. Caudal anaesthesia. Peripheral nerve blocks. Upper limb blocks. Lower limb blocks. Truncal blocks. Intravenous regional anaesthesia. Ophthalmic blocks. Head and neck blocks. Airway anaesthesia. Regional anaesthesia in specific populations. Obstetrics. Paediatrics. Geriatrics. Patients with systemic disease. Pain therapy. Acute pain. Autonomic nervous system and sympathetic blocks. Chronic pain. Complications in regional anaesthesia. Neurological complications. Management of patients on anticoagulants. Infection control. Local anaesthetic toxicity. Statistics. Appendix. Index.
Herman Sehmbi and Ushma Jitendra Shah respectively Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey; Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey