Updates on pediatric regional anesthesia safety data

Angelica Vargas*, Amod Sawardekar, Santhanam Suresh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose of reviewThe clinical practice of anesthesia continues to evolve and grow toward increasing quality and safety while improving the patient and family perioperative experience. Within the realm of pediatric anesthesia, advances in regional anesthesia techniques are important part in this aim.Recent findingsThe aim of this review is to provide an update on recent advances in pediatric regional anesthesia. This includes an emphasis on safety data from large datasets that previously were not available. In addition, novel blocks within pediatric regional anesthesia will be described.SummaryLarge data sets have given clinical providers information into the practice of regional anesthesia. It has confirmed the safety of common regional anesthetic techniques in addition to providing guidance to improving outcomes for children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-652
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent opinion in anaesthesiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019


  • local anesthetic systemic toxicity
  • neuraxial blockadetoxicity
  • pediatric regional anesthesiatoxicity
  • peripheral nerve block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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