intravenous regional anesthesia

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Bier block

a form of selective intravenous regional anesthesia of the distal arm or leg in which a tourniquet is applied and local anesthesia is injected through a cannula in the distal extremity.
See also: Bier method.
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in·tra·ve·nous re·gion·al an·es·the·si·a

(in'trā-vē'nŭs rē'jŭn-ăl an'es-thē'zē-ă)
Regional anesthesia by intravenous injection of local anesthetic solution distal to an occlusive tourniquet in an extremity previously exsanguinated by pressure or gravity.
Synonym(s): Bier method (1) .
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August K.G., German surgeon, 1861-1949.
Bier amputation - osteoplastic amputation of the tibia and fibula.
Bier amputation saw
Bier block anesthesia
Bier combined treatment
Bier hyperemia
Bier method - (1) Synonym(s): intravenous regional anesthesia; - (2) treatment of various surgical conditions by reactive hyperemia.
Bier spots - Synonym(s): Marshall-White syndrome
Bier syndrome - Synonym(s): Marshall-White syndrome
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Duprat, Intravenous regional anesthesia using lidocaine and ketorolac.
Pamukcu, Intravenous regional anesthesia using prilocaine and neostigmine.
This analgesic and local anesthetic effect is useful with intravenous regional anesthesia. M We have used injection Tramadol 50mg as additive along with injection lignocaine to evaluate the onset of sensory block, motor blockade, surgical and tourniquet discomfort along with post-operative analgesia.
Group 1-25 patients who received Intravenous Regional Anesthesia with injection lignocaine 0.5% 40cc volume.
[12.] Ko MJ, Lee JH, Cheong SH, Shin CM, Kim YJ, Choe YK, et al Comparison of the effects of acetaminophen to ketorolac when added to lidocaine for intravenous regional anesthesia. Korean j Anesthesiol.
A comparative double blind study of tramadol and fentanyl as adjuvants to lignocaine for intravenous regional anesthesia for forearm orthopaedic surgeries.
Intravenous regional anesthesia using bupivacaine: A double blind comparison with lignocaine; Anesth 1979:34:231
Hartmannsgruberetal; Comparison of Ropivacaine 0.2% and Lidocaine 0.5% for intravenous regional anesthesia in volunteers; Anesth Analg 1999;89:727-31

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