A Randomized Controlled Trial of Ultrasound Versus Nerve Stimulator Guidance for Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

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(Abstracted from Reg Anesth Pain Med, 41(6):671–677, 2016)

This randomized controlled trial compared the sensory and motor block achieved with ultrasound-guided (UG) versus nerve stimulator–guided (NSG) techniques for axillary brachial plexus regional anesthesia when performed by novices. In addition, the authors compared the participants’ speed in acquiring the skill.

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