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Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Mohammad Haghighi, Abbas Sedighinejad, Bahram Naderi Nabi, Cyrus Emiralavi, Gelareh Biazar, Kaveh Mirmozaffari, Cyrus Zahedan, Mehdi Jafari
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective mode of therapy for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. However, it is associated with some disturbing side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, dental and tongue injury, confusion, dizziness, headache, and myalgia. OBJECTIVES: The present study focused on the evaluation of myalgia and headache and their predictors after ECT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective analytical descriptive study was conducted from October 2014 to January 2015, in an academic hospital in northern Iran...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Faramarz Mosaffa, Seyed Amir Mohajerani, Reza Aminnejad, Ali Solhpour, Shideh Dabir, Gholam Reza Mohseni
BACKGROUND: Preemptive analgesia is the blocking of pain perception afferent pathways before noxious painful stimuli. Clonidine is an alpha agonist drug that is partially selective for α-2 adrenoreceptors. Clonidine is used as anti-anxiety medication and an, analgesic, and it prolongs the duration of the block in the brachial plexus block. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of preemptive clonidine with midazolam on intraoperative sedation, duration of block, and postoperative pain scores...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Morteza Jabbary Moghaddam, Ali Barkhori, Alireza Mirkheshti, Morteza Hashemian, Seyed Amir Mohajerani
BACKGROUND: Post-thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) is pain that recurs or persists along a thoracotomy incision for at least two months following surgery. Dexmedetomidine (dex) is an α-2 agonist that also has analgesic, sedative-hypnotic, and sympatholytic properties. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of pre-emptive dexmedetomidine on the incidence of PTPS in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial enrolled 104 candidates for elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and randomly assigned them to either a dex group or a control group...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Mahshid Nikooseresht, Mohammad Ali Seifrabiei, Maryam Davoodi, Mashhood Aghajanlou, Mohammad Taghi Sardari
BACKGROUND: Tissue damage caused by surgical procedures nearly always results in pain. The effective management of postoperative pain remains a challenge because of its influence on the surgical outcome and its critical role in early mobilization and functionality. Recent research on postoperative pain management supports a treatment approach known as "multimodal analgesia," which comprises the use of more than one method or modality of pain control and management. OBJECTIVES: In the present study, we compared the effects of diclofenac suppository and intravenous (IV) acetaminophen combined with IV patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for pain management after laminectomy surgery...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Javad Yazdani, Davood Aghamohamadi, Masoomeh Amani, Ali Hossein Mesgarzadeh, Davood Maghbooli Asl, Tannaz Pourlak
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain from open reduction and internal fixation of mandibular fracture is a serious issue. Amantadine is an N-methyl-D-aspartic acid or N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that can be effective against postoperative pain. OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the efficacy of amantadine in alleviating the postoperative pain of mandibular fracture surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this double-blind study, 60 patients (ASA physical status I-II) were randomly divided into two groups...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Mehdi Fathi, Azra Izanloo, Saeed Jahanbakhsh, Mehryar Taghavi Gilani, Ali Majidzadeh, Azam Sabri Benhangi, Naser Paravi
BACKGROUND: Central venous cannulation is a current and important procedure used in the operating room and intensive care unit. Some studies have shown that the application of ultrasound-guided cannulation can improve the success rate of surgery, save time, reduce the number of required needlesticks, and mitigate many complications compared to anatomical landmark-guided cannulation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to draw a comparison between central venous cannulation of the internal jugular vein using ultrasound-guided and anatomical landmark-guided techniques...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Alina Buture, Rubesh Gooriah, Randa Nimeri, Fayyaz Ahmed
CONTEXT: Migraine and cluster headache are undoubtedly painful conditions. The respective pathogenesis of these two conditions is incompletely understood. In both cases, the treatments used have largely been empirical and have relied to a much lesser extent on our understanding of the mechanisms causing pain. We hereby review the pain mechanisms in migraine and cluster headache, two of the commonest primary headache disorders. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of the English literature was conducted by searching PubMed for studies on pain mechanism in migraine and cluster headache...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Lakshmi C Penugonda, Poovendran Saththasivam, Michael Stuart Green
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June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Geetha Chamanhalli Rajappa, Saurabh Vig, Yatish Bevanaguddaiah, Tejesh C Anadaswamy
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin, a structural analogue of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA), is shown to be effective in treatment of several types of neuropathic pain, incisional injury, and inflammatory injury. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study is to compare the efficacy of two doses (75 mg or 150 mg) of pregabalin with the administration of a placebo for post-operative analgesia in patients undergoing hysterectomy under spinal anesthesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 135 patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy under spinal anesthesia...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Merja Kokki, Marja Heikkinen, Elina Kumpulainen, Aura Vähäoja, Hannu Kokki
BACKGROUND: Several factors are thought to affect the spread and duration of spinal anesthesia (SA) in adults. These include the volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the lumbar spinal canal, which has a negative correlation with both the spread and duration of the sensory block. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated whether CSF aspiration before an injection of levobupivacaine affected the spread or duration of SA in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: SA was induced by levobupivacaine (5 mg/mL, 0...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Young-Chang P Arai, Jun Kawanishi, Yoshikazu Sakakima, Koichi Ohmoto, Akihiro Ito, Yuki Maruyama, Tatsunori Ikemoto
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary collapse after intubation is common, and it is caused by a variety of factors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 21-year-old man presented at our operation room to undergo an appendectomy. Except for a history of cigarette smoking, his history was negative. Anesthesia was induced with 100% oxygen and sevoflurane, remifentanil infusion, and propofol. Neuromuscular block was obtained with rocuronium. The tip and cuff of a tracheal tube were lubricated with a topical metered-dose of 8% Lidocaine pump spray...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Mahtab Poorzamany Nejat Kermany, Mastaneh Dahi, Reyhaneh Yamini Sharif, Badiozaman Radpay
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine is a potent and highly specific α2-adrenoreceptor agonist that induces sedative and analgesic effects over a short-term period. As a result of these benefits, dexmedetomidine may be a better alternative than other available drugs for keeping the patient's cognition state in an acceptable condition after outpatient ophthalmic surgeries. OBJECTIVES: This randomized study was conducted to compare the sedative effects of dexmedetomidine and remifentanil on the cognitive state of patients who have undergone cataract surgery...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Alireza Baratloo, Alaleh Rouhipour, Mohammad Mehdi Forouzanfar, Saeed Safari, Marzieh Amiri, Ahmed Negida
CONTEXT: Caffeine is the most commonly used psychoactive legal drug in the world. Caffeine's role in controlling pain has received less attention in the past, yet is being increasingly considered. This article briefly reviewed the literature to clarify the role of caffeine as a drug for pain control and attract investigators to this topic. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The data on Caffeine as an adjuvant therapy or as a main component for pain modulation has been narratively reviewed...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Ozkan Onal, Derya Celik, Emine Aslanlar, Ahmet Avci, Jale Bengi Celik
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June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Timothy J Kovanda, Ecaterina Pestereva, Albert Lee
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal baclofen pumps are valuable treatment options for those with cerebral palsy. Although subfascial baclofen pump placement is generally preferred over a subcutaneous pump placement due to lower infection rates, rare complications can occur with the subfascial approach such as pump migration. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors here describe a case of baclofen pump migration into the peritoneal cavity of a 26-year-old male patient with cerebral palsy, shunted hydrocephalus, and epilepsy...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Rudin Domi, Gentian Huti, Hektor Sula, Nehat Baftiu, Myzafer Kaci, Artan Bodeci, Albert Pesha
CONTEXT: Pre-existing renal dysfunction presents specific features that anesthesiologists must deal with. Anesthesia and renal function are connected and can interfere with each other. Induced hypotension anesthesia and the toxic effects of anesthetic drugs can further deteriorate renal function. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Decreased renal function can prolong anesthetic drug effects by decreased elimination of these drugs. Anesthesia can deteriorate renal function and decreased renal function can interfere with drug elimination leading to their prolonged effect...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Hedayat Jafari, Mohammad Reza Ariaeifar, Jamshid Yazdani Charati, Aria Soleimani, Ebrahim Nasiri Formi
BACKGROUND: Tracheal intubation is an essential method of keeping the airway open in patients under general anesthesia. Sore throat is a prevalent complication after endotracheal intubation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of green tea gargling on sore throat after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a single-blind, randomized clinical trial, in which 121 patients who had undergone CABG were divided into two groups: those who gargled distilled water and those who gargled a green tea solution...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Mahshid Nikooseresht, Mohamad Ali Seif Rabiei, Pooran Hajian, Razieh Dastaran, Nasim Alipour
BACKGROUND: Despite controversies about the safest anesthetic technique for cesarean delivery in severely preeclamptic women, there is evidence that supports the use of spinal anesthesia in this group of patients. OBJECTIVES: This prospective randomized clinical trial was designed to determine the hemodynamic effects of low-dose spinal bupivacaine and the incidence of spinal anesthesia-associated hypotension in severely preeclamptic and healthy parturients undergoing cesarean sections...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Mohammad Sadegh Sanie, Navid Kalani, Mohamed Amin Ghobadifar, Hassan Zabetian, Mehdi Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Postoperative shivering is a major problem in children undergoing general anesthesia. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of low-dose intravenous ketamine for prevention of shivering after induction of general anesthesia in children who had undergone tonsillectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial including 80 children, of American society of anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I or II, scheduled for tonsillectomy under general anesthesia who were randomly assigned to an intravenous ketamine (0...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Badri Prasad Das, Anil Prasad Singh, Ram Badan Singh
INTRODUCTION: Underdevelopment of the lung parenchyma associated with abnormal growth of pulmonary vasculature in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia results in pulmonary hypertension which mandates smooth elective mechanical ventilation in postoperative period, for proper alveolar recruitment and oxygenation, allowing lungs to mature enough for its functional anatomy and physiology. Dexmedetomidine is sympatholytic, reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and exerts sedative and analgesic property to achieve stable hemodynamics during elective ventilation...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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