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2022 Feb 03

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Dose-dependent effects of high intensity focused ultrasound on compound action potentials in an ex vivo rodent peripheral nerve model: comparison to local anesthetics.


Anderson T A, Delgado J, Sun S, Behzadian N, Vilches-Moure J, Szlavik RB, Butts-Pauly K, Yeomans D
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Feb 03.
PMID: 35115412.


In animal models, focused ultrasound can reversibly or permanently inhibit nerve conduction, suggesting a potential role in managing pain. We hypothesized focused ultrasound's effects on action potential parameters may be similar to those of local anesthetics.