常規應用超音波於產科Central neuraxial blocks，可減少嘗試入針次數並提升block成功率。超音波亦可精準定位正確之intervertebral space，有助於提升epidural analgesia之品質。此外，vascular ultrasound與optic nerve sheath measurement，也提供產科麻醉醫師緊急處置之自信。本演講希冀可簡短分享與交流台大醫院，目前應用上述簡易超音波技術對於特殊臨床案例之經驗，以及相關研究之進展。
Current Ultrasound Implication for Practice and Research of Obstetric Anesthesia in NTUH
Implication of ultrasound for central neuraxial blocks of obstetric anesthesia and analgesia is associated with reduced needling attempts as well as the increase of successful rate. Accurate intervertebral space could also be localized by using ultrasound and this is particularly beneficial for specific epidural analgesia planning. Furthermore, vascular ultrasound and optic nerve sheath measurement also provide additional advantages for obstetric anesthesiologist. Accordingly, I would like share experiences of management of challenging patients as well as the current progress of obstetric anesthetic research in National Taiwan University Hospital based on implication of these ultrasound techniques.