Dr. Goel Co-Authors Paper on Complications Associated with Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block

Vasudha Goel, MD, Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Anesthesiology, co-authored a paper titled “Complications Associated with Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block: A Systematic Review” published in the Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Journal. 

Stellate ganglion nerve blockade (SGNB) is an important tool physicians use to treat patients who may have a variety of chronic pain symptoms. In this paper, Dr. Goel and her co-authors review and collect data on the systemic and local complications that have occurred as a result of this procedure. 

In their systematic review, the team found that most of the adverse events that were reported happened during or shortly after SGNB. They concluded that constant vigilance and accessibility to resuscitation equipment for all SGNB procedures is paramount to a successful patient outcome.

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