3 results match your criteria Image-Guided Stellate Ganglion Blocks

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Minimally-invasive pain management techniques in palliative care.

Ann Palliat Med 2022 Feb 16;11(2):947-957. Epub 2021 Aug 16.

Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, University of Texas - Southwestern, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Pain is a common source of suffering for seriously ill patients. Typical first-line treatments consist of lifestyle modifications and medication therapy, including opioids. However, medical treatments often fail or are associated with limiting systemic toxicities, and more targeted interventional approaches are necessary. Read More

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February 2022

Safety and Patient Acceptability of Stellate Ganglion Blockade as a Treatment Adjunct for Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Quality Assurance Initiative.

Authors:
Brian McLean

Cureus 2015 Sep 10;7(9):e320. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

Tripler Army Medical Center.

Objective:  To perform a quality assurance and performance improvement project through review of our single center data on the safety and patient acceptability of the stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) procedure for the relief of symptoms related to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.

Background:  Our interventional pain management service has been offering trials of SGB therapy to assist with the management of the sympathetically mediated anxiety and hyperarousal symptoms of severe and treatment-refractory combat-related PTSD. There have been multiple case series in the literature describing the potential impact of this procedure for PTSD symptom management as well as the safety of image-guided procedures. Read More

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September 2015
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