Centennial of intravenous regional anesthesia. Bier's block (1908-2008)

van Zundert, Andre, Helmstaedter, Axel, Goerig, Michael and Mortier, Eric (2008) Centennial of intravenous regional anesthesia. Bier's block (1908-2008). Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 33 5: 483-489. doi:10.1016/j.rapm.2008.04.011

Author van Zundert, Andre
Helmstaedter, Axel
Goerig, Michael
Mortier, Eric
Title Centennial of intravenous regional anesthesia. Bier's block (1908-2008)
Journal name Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1098-7339
Publication date 2008-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.rapm.2008.04.011
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Issue 5
Start page 483
End page 489
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract The surgeon August Gustav Bier significantly influenced surgery, general medicine, and especially anesthesia. He was the father of spinal anesthesia (1898) and intravenous regional anesthesia (1908). Both anesthetic techniques are still valuable and widely applied in everyday anesthesia practices throughout the world, with a high degree of safety, efficacy, efficiency, and satisfaction. On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the first use of intravenous regional anesthesia it is appropriate to recall Bier's contribution to the repertoire of anesthesiologists. The evolutionary history of both the injected drugs and the refinements of the technique are elaborated upon.
Keyword August Bier
Intravenous regional anesthesia
Regional anesthesia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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