© 2012

Essentials of Regional Anesthesia

  • Alan David Kaye
  • Richard D. Urman
  • Nalini Vadivelu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Principles of Regional Anesthesia Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edward R. Mariano, Karley J. Mariano
      Pages 3-20
    3. Jeff Gadsden
      Pages 21-36
    4. Joseph Marino, Brian E. Harrington
      Pages 37-80
  3. Basic Science and Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Harry J. Gould III, Alan David Kaye
      Pages 83-119
    3. Jose A. Aguirre, Gina Votta-Velis, Alain Borgeat
      Pages 121-156
    4. Rinoo Shah, Alan David Kaye, Adam Kaye, Jeffrey Y. Tsai
      Pages 157-174
  4. Equipment for Regional Anesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Beverly Pearce-Smith, Johnny K. Lee
      Pages 177-190
    3. Paul E. Bigeleisen, Steven Orebaugh
      Pages 191-198
    4. David M. Polaner, Alan Bielsky
      Pages 199-237
    5. Jonathan T. Weed, Brian D. Sites
      Pages 239-258
  5. Techniques for Regional Anesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Maria Teresa Gudin, Ramón López, Jesus Estrada, Esperanza Ortigosa
      Pages 261-291
    3. Sreekumar Kunnumpurath, S. Ramessur, A. Fendius, Nalini Vadivelu
      Pages 293-338
    4. De Q. H. Tran, Shubada Dugani, Juan Francisco Asenjo
      Pages 339-383
    5. Sylvia Wilson, Anna Uskova
      Pages 385-406
    6. Rick Chien-An Chen, Peter A. Blume
      Pages 407-421

About this book


This is a compact, single-source guide to regional anesthesia.  Chapters are authored by regional anesthesia fellowship directors and fellows to insure maximum practicality and up-to-date coverage. 
Essentials of Regional Anesthesia covers all anatomical regions as well as the unique considerations in patients with chronic pain, obstetric patients, pediatric patients, and patients treated in the outpatient setting.   A common chapter format makes it easy to find information quickly, and extensive illustrations enhance the text.   

Stay current with Essentials of Regional Anesthesia, and stay ahead with these helpful features:

• Ultrasound incorporated into each block
• Extremely practical focus
• More than 400 Q & As to test knowledge
• Authored by regional anesthesia fellowship directors and fellows
• Clinical pearls and guidance on complications
• Concise, clinically oriented review of relevant basic science
• Common chapter format for ease of use
• Well illustrated with 350 figures, nearly 200 in color


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan David Kaye
    • 1
  • Richard D. Urman
    • 2
  • Nalini Vadivelu
    • 3
  1. 1.University Hosp and Ochsner Kenner Hosp, Prof and Chairman,Dept of AnesthesiologyDirector of Interventional Pain Mgmt.New OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical School, Director, Proced Sedation Mgmt & SafetyAssistant Professor of AnesthesiaBostonUSA
  3. 3.Yale University School of MedicineAssociate Professor of AnesthesiologyNew HavenUSA

About the editors

Alan David Kaye, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology
Tulane University School of Medicine
Director of Pain Services
University Hospital and Ochsner Kenner Hospital
New Orleans, LA   70112    USA

Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Director, Hospital Procedural Sedation Management and Safety
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Management and Medical Informatics
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA   02115    USA

Nalini Vadivelu, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT   06510    USA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“There are many books available on regional anesthesia, and the trend is either to focus on illustrations, forgoing any discussion, or on text descriptions, making them bulky and hard to read. This book maintains that perfect balance between text and illustrations. It is truly a master companion book on regional anesthesia.” (Tariq M. Malik, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2012)