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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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Regional anesthesia, such as brachial plexus blocks, has been found to provide excellent muscle relaxation during surgery as well as decreasing the incidence of unplanned hospital admission and reducing the requirements for postoperative analgesia.
Ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block with 20 milliliters local anesthetic mixture versus general anesthesia for upper limb trauma surgery: an observer-blinded, prospective, randomized, controlled trial.
A prospective, randomized comparison between ultrasound and nerve stimulation guidance for multiple injection axillary brachial plexus block.
Plasma concentrations of ropivacaine given with or without epinephrine for brachial plexus block.
Two instances of central nervous system toxicity in the same patient following repeated ropivacaine-induced brachial plexus block.
Application of the Doppler ultrasound bloodflow detector in supraclavicular brachial plexus block.
Seizure after levobupivacaine for interscalene brachial plexus block.
The total dose of local anaesthetics used in our selective nerve block was small in comparison to that required for a brachial plexus block.
High doses of mepivacaine for brachial plexus block in patients with end-stage chronic renal failure.
Clonidine as an adjuvant for lidocaine in axillary brachial plexus block in patients with chronic renal failure.
We elected to perform an axillary brachial plexus block rather than a supraclavicular block to avoid the risk of respiratory complications, such as a pneumothorax or phrenic nerve palsy, in a patient with pre-existing cardiorespiratory compromise.