Stellate Ganglion Block: Novel Uses to Prolong Efficacy Including PTSD, Innovative Technique, and Modern Pharmacology (312)

1:45 PM–2:45 PM Saturday, February 29

There is renewed interest in the stellate ganglion block and its role in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and ulcerative colitis. Putative mechanisms are presented and techniques to optimize the performance of the block are discussed.

Stellate Ganglion Block: More Than Merely a Treatment of Sympathetically Mediated Pain

Joshua Prager

Stellate Ganglion Block: In Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Ulcerative Colitis

Eugene Lipov

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the possible role of the stellate ganglion block in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and ulcerative colitis and examine the putative mechanism of this treatment.
  • Analyze the use of modern imaging techniques to perform the stellate ganglion block, minimize medication administered, optimize efficacy, and minimize adverse events.
  • Identify possible ways to prolong the effect of the stellate ganglion block.
Moderator:

Joshua Prager

Co-Presenters:

Eugene Lipov