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Bier, August Karl Gustav

(bēr)

Ger. surgeon, 1861-1949.

Bier block

Regional anesthesia induced by the injection of a local anesthetic into a vein. It is typically used for surgeries on a limb (such as to repair a distal fracture) after placement of a tourniquet on the limb to hold the anesthetic in place.

PATIENT CARE
The limb is exsanguinated before the injection of the anesthetic either by milking blood from its distal end to the tourniquet and placing an Esmarch bandage to keep the blood from flowing back into it or by elevating it above the heart. The tourniquet (such as a blood pressure cuff) is then inflated, and the anesthetic is injected distally.

Bier hyperemia

Passive hyperemia produced by application of an elastic bandage and by suction.
SYN: SEE: constriction hyperemia

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Bier, August Karl Gustav." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730768/all/Bier__August_Karl_Gustav.
Bier, August Karl Gustav. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730768/all/Bier__August_Karl_Gustav. Accessed March 24, 2019.
Bier, August Karl Gustav. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730768/all/Bier__August_Karl_Gustav
Bier, August Karl Gustav [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 March 24]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730768/all/Bier__August_Karl_Gustav.
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