Prof. De De TRAN
Department of Anesthesiology, McGill University
Dr Tran is a Professor of Anesthesiology at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). He is a regional anesthesiologist and currently serves as an Executive Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. In 2018, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia awarded him the inaugural Presidential Scholar Award for his research on ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia.
Although interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) remains the gold standard for analgesia after shoulder surgery, the inherent risks of ipsilateral phrenic nerve block and hemidiaphragmatic paralysis limit its use in patients with preexisting pulmonary compromise. This presentation aims to summarize the collective understanding regarding diaphragm-sparing nerve blocks for shoulder surgery, and to identify areas requiring further investigation.