Sciatic nerve block in tetanus: A case report

Beigmohammadi, M.T. and Tavakoli, F. and Safari, S. and Amiri, H.R. (2015) Sciatic nerve block in tetanus: A case report. Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 5 (6).

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Introduction: Muscle rigidity and generalized spasm can cause severe pain in patients with tetanus. Administration of high dose sedative or narcotic agents can increase respiratory failure and prolong mechanical ventilation support.Case Presentation: In this report, ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block was performed in a 25-year-old patient with tetanus to progress his respiratory drive which was decreased due to high dose sedative administration. This procedure accelerates the weaning process and extubation.Conclusions: Nerve blocks may be appropriate for the particular patient with tetanus to tolerate the pain, reduce depth of sedation, accelerate extubation and subsequently decrease complications of tetanus relating to long time intubation. � 2015, Iranian Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ISRAPM).

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