B D Sites

Summary

Affiliation: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Characterizing novice behavior associated with learning ultrasound-guided peripheral regional anesthesia
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:107-15. 2007
  2. ncbi Artifacts and pitfall errors associated with ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Part I: understanding the basic principles of ultrasound physics and machine operations
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:412-8. 2007
  3. doi Incidence of local anesthetic systemic toxicity and postoperative neurologic symptoms associated with 12,668 ultrasound-guided nerve blocks: an analysis from a prospective clinical registry
    Brian Daniel Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 37:478-82. 2012
  4. ncbi Artifacts and pitfall errors associated with ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Part II: a pictorial approach to understanding and avoidance
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:419-33. 2007
  5. ncbi The use of intraoperative ultrasound by anesthesiologists to facilitate the surgical management of peripheral nerve tumors of the upper extremity
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 105:1845-7, table of contents. 2007
  6. doi Regional anesthesia meets ultrasound: a specialty in transition
    B D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 52:456-66. 2008
  7. doi Ultrasound improves the success rate of a sural nerve block at the ankle
    Kirsten E Redborg
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:24-8. 2009
  8. doi The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy Joint Committee recommendations for education and training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:40-6. 2009
  9. doi A comparison of sensory and motor loss after a femoral nerve block conducted with ultrasound versus ultrasound and nerve stimulation
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:508-13. 2009
  10. doi The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy joint committee recommendations for education and training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
    Brian D Sites
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:S74-80. 2010

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi Characterizing novice behavior associated with learning ultrasound-guided peripheral regional anesthesia
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:107-15. 2007
    ..In addition to assessing for both committed errors and accuracy, we aimed to identify previously unrecognized quality-compromising behaviors that could help structure effective training interventions...
  2. ncbi Artifacts and pitfall errors associated with ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Part I: understanding the basic principles of ultrasound physics and machine operations
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:412-8. 2007
  3. doi Incidence of local anesthetic systemic toxicity and postoperative neurologic symptoms associated with 12,668 ultrasound-guided nerve blocks: an analysis from a prospective clinical registry
    Brian Daniel Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 37:478-82. 2012
    ..Our objective was to contribute to the knowledge regarding the incidence of local anesthetic systemic toxicity and postoperative neurologic symptoms in the setting of ultrasound-guided peripheral regional anesthesia...
  4. ncbi Artifacts and pitfall errors associated with ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. Part II: a pictorial approach to understanding and avoidance
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:419-33. 2007
  5. ncbi The use of intraoperative ultrasound by anesthesiologists to facilitate the surgical management of peripheral nerve tumors of the upper extremity
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 105:1845-7, table of contents. 2007
    ..Traditional uses of ultrasound by anesthesiologists include transesophageal echocardiography, facilitation of vascular access, and guidance of peripheral nerve blocks...
  6. doi Regional anesthesia meets ultrasound: a specialty in transition
    B D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 52:456-66. 2008
    ..In the process, we will also highlight several possible limitations of ultrasound techniques including learning curve issues, costs, and artifact generation...
  7. doi Ultrasound improves the success rate of a sural nerve block at the ankle
    Kirsten E Redborg
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:24-8. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that an ultrasound-guided perivascular approach, utilizing the lesser saphenous vein as a reference, would prove more successful than a conventional approach based on surface landmarks...
  8. doi The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy Joint Committee recommendations for education and training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:40-6. 2009
    ..The Joint Committee recommends that the decision to grant UGRA privileges be based at the individual institution level. Each institution that conducts UGRA is encouraged to support a productive quality improvement process...
  9. doi A comparison of sensory and motor loss after a femoral nerve block conducted with ultrasound versus ultrasound and nerve stimulation
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:508-13. 2009
    ..We tested the hypothesis that the quality of a femoral nerve block (FNB) performed with US is equivalent to an FNB performed with US and nerve stimulation...
  10. doi The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy joint committee recommendations for education and training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
    Brian D Sites
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:S74-80. 2010
    ..The Joint Committee recommends that the decision to grant UGRA privileges be based at the individual institution level. Each institution that conducts UGRA is encouraged to support a productive quality improvement process...
  11. ncbi On the edge of the ultrasound screen: Regional anesthesiologists diagnosing nonneural pathology
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:555-62. 2006
  12. ncbi Single-dose caudal anaesthesia for two infants undergoing diagnostic brain magnetic resonance imaging: high risk and nonhigh risk
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    Paediatr Anaesth 13:171-4. 2003
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  13. ncbi Intrathecal clonidine added to a bupivacaine-morphine spinal anesthetic improves postoperative analgesia for total knee arthroplasty
    Brian D Sites
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 96:1083-8, table of contents. 2003
    ..We conclude that the coadministration of intrathecal clonidine and morphine decreases the 24-h IV morphine consumption and improves the 24-h VAS score when compared with intrathecal morphine alone...
  14. ncbi Ultrasound-guided popliteal block demonstrates an atypical motor response to nerve stimulation in 2 patients with diabetes mellitus
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anasthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:479-82. 2003
    ..We also introduce a novel approach to performing a popliteal fossa block using ultrasound guidance...
  15. ncbi The use of magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate the accuracy of a handheld ultrasound machine in localizing the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:413-6. 2004
    ..By using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a gold standard, the objective of this study was to describe the ability of a handheld ultrasound machine to accurately locate the sciatic nerve...
  16. ncbi A single injection ultrasound-assisted femoral nerve block provides side effect-sparing analgesia when compared with intrathecal morphine in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Anesth Analg 99:1539-43; table of contents. 2004
    ..05). We conclude that, in comparison with IT morphine, a single injection femoral nerve block provides equivalent analgesia but with a significant reduction in side effects for patients having TKA under bupivacaine intrathecal anesthesia...
  17. ncbi Ultrasound guidance in peripheral regional anesthesia: philosophy, evidence-based medicine, and techniques
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 19:630-9. 2006
    ..This article introduces the use of ultrasound to facilitate peripheral regional anesthesia...
  18. ncbi Ultrasound guidance improves the success rate of a perivascular axillary plexus block
    B D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 50:678-84. 2006
    ..The main objective of this study was to evaluate if a specific technique of ultrasound guidance could improve the success of axillary blocks in comparison to a two injection transarterial technique...
  19. ncbi An abnormal clinical course of an ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block using 0.375% bupivacaine
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    J Clin Anesth 18:449-51. 2006
    ..In addition to documenting an abnormal course of a supraclavicular block, this case report questions the appropriateness of placing long-acting nerve blocks in outpatients...
  20. doi Ultrasound-guided posterior approach for the placement of a continuous interscalene catheter
    John G Antonakakis
    Department of Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:64-8. 2009
    ..In addition, we provide the clinical characteristics of the first 16 catheters placed at our institution utilizing this approach...
  21. doi Ultrasound improves the success rate of a tibial nerve block at the ankle
    Kirsten E Redborg
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:256-60. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that an ultrasound (US)-guided tibial nerve block at the ankle would prove more successful than a conventional approach based on surface landmarks...
  22. doi Ultrasound-guided interscalene blocks: understanding where to inject the local anaesthetic
    B C Spence
    Anaesthesiology and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
    Anaesthesia 66:509-14. 2011
    ..After adjusting for sex, age and volume injected, intra-plexus blocks lasted a mean of 2.6 h (16%) longer (95% CI 0.25-5.01, p=0.03) than peri-plexus blocks...
  23. doi Severe brachial plexopathy after an ultrasound-guided single-injection nerve block for total shoulder arthroplasty in a patient with multiple sclerosis
    Matthew D Koff
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 0001, USA
    Anesthesiology 108:325-8. 2008
    ..This case report describes a patient with MS who sustained a severe brachial plexopathy after a total shoulder arthroplasty during combined general anesthesia and interscalene nerve block...
  24. ncbi Ultrasound-guided musculocutaneous nerve block: a description of a novel technique
    Brian C Spence
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 30:198-201. 2005
    ..Localizing the musculocutaneous nerve for neural blockade is crucial to providing surgical anesthesia for the distal forearm. We present a novel approach for localizing and anesthetizing the musculocutaneous nerve...
  25. ncbi The learning curve associated with a simulated ultrasound-guided interventional task by inexperienced anesthesia residents
    Brian D Sites
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:544-8. 2004
    ..In doing so, we hoped to identify reproducible patterns of human errors, which could potentially aid in the prevention of real-life iatrogenic injuries...
  26. ncbi Use of a nerve stimulator does not improve the efficacy of ultrasound-guided supraclavicular nerve blocks
    Michael L Beach
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756 0001, USA
    J Clin Anesth 18:580-4. 2006
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of nerve stimulation as an adjunct to ultrasound-guided supraclavicular nerve blocks...
  27. ncbi Orthopaedic anesthesia - part 2. Common techniques of regional anesthesia in orthopaedics
    Khushal Latifzai
    Department of Orthopaedics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire03766, USA
    Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis 66:306-16. 2008
    ....
  28. doi Electron microscopy evaluation of block needle-related trauma to the tibial nerve
    K S MacDonald
    Department of Anesthesiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 54:426-9. 2010
    ..Direct puncture by a needle is a risk factor for nerve damage. This investigation used scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to attempt to visualize the damage caused by different needles...
  29. ncbi Orthopaedic anesthesia - part 1. Commonly used anesthetic agents in orthopaedics
    Khushal Latifzai
    Department of Orthopaedics, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire03766, USA
    Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis 66:297-305. 2008
    ..Part 1 describes anesthetic agents, whereas Part 2 encompasses techniques of administering regional anesthesia...