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intrathecal morphine

Michelle Hook, Sarah Woller, Eric Bancroft, Miriam Aceves, Mary Katherine Funk, John Hartman, Sandra M Garraway
Opioids and NSAIDs are commonly used to manage pain in the early phase of spinal cord injury (SCI). Despite its analgesic efficacy, however, our studies suggest that intrathecal (i.t.) morphine undermines locomotor recovery and increases lesion size in a rodent model of SCI. Similarly, intravenous (i.v.) morphine attenuates locomotor recovery. The current study explores whether i.v. morphine also increases lesion size after a spinal contusion (T12) injury, and quantifies the cell types that are affected by early opioid administration...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
Amit Agrawal, Veena Asthana, J P Sharma, Vineeta Gupta
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid block is the preferred technique for providing anesthesia for patients undergoing cesarean section. Various pharmacological agents in added to local anesthetics (LA) modify their original effects in terms of block characteristics and quality of analgesia. However, there is ongoing debate about this practice of using adjuncts with LA. We tested whether addition of lipophilic versus lipophobic opioids to LA gives any clinical benefits to maternal and fetal outcome when used in these patients requiring spinal anesthesia...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Nitesh Patel, Ayesha Bryant, Kensi Duncan, Promil Kukreja, Mark F Powell
PURPOSE: Intrathecal morphine provides superior pain control for patients undergoing cesarean delivery when compared to intravenous opioid patient-controlled analgesia. However, no study has assessed the overall cost associated with each modality as a primary outcome. The aim of this study is to determine the overall cost of each modality for the first 24 h post cesarean delivery. METHODS: Charts of patients undergoing cesarean delivery at our institution from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 were reviewed...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
H Virgin, E Oddby, J G Jakobsson
INTRODUCTION: Epidural analgesia is commonly used for management of pain during childbirth. Need for emergent Caesarean section e.g. because of signs of foetal distress or lack of progress is however not an uncommon event. In females having an established epidural; general anaesthesia, top-up of the epidural or putting a spinal are all possible options. Dosing of the spinal anaesthesia in females having epidural is a matter of discussion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a healthy 32 years, 0 para mother in gestation week 36 having labour epidural analgesia but due to foetal distress scheduled for an emergent Caesarean section category 2 that developed upper extremity weakness and respiratory depression after administration of standard dose high density bupivacaine/morphine/fentanyl intrathecal anaesthesia...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
J S Berger, A Gonzalez, A Hopkins, T Alshaeri, D Jeon, S Wang, R L Amdur, R Smiley
BACKGROUND: The appropriate dose of intrathecal morphine for post-cesarean analgesia is unclear. With the inclusion of routine non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the required dose of morphine may be significantly less than the 200-300μg common a decade ago. We performed a two-center, prospective, randomized, blinded trial comparing three doses of intrathecal morphine, combined with routine intravenous ketorolac, in 144 healthy women undergoing elective cesarean delivery. METHODS: Patients received an intrathecal injection of hyperbaric bupivacaine 12mg, fentanyl 15μg and a randomized dose of 50, 100, or 150μg morphine in a volume of 2...
August 28, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
R Champaneria, L Shah, M J Wilson, J P Daniels
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for acute pain relief after caesarean section, in comparison to normal practice, remains uncertain. METHODS: Electronic literature databases were searched from inception to May 2016 for randomised controlled trials that assessed the effectiveness of TAP blocks following caesarean section. Trials were eligible if comparisons were made against no block or placebo, and/or intrathecal morphine...
August 5, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Andrew W Gorlin, David M Rosenfeld, Jillian Maloney, Christopher S Wie, Johnathan McGarvey, Terrence L Trentman
The conversion of high-dose intravenous (IV) opioids to an equianalgesic epidural (EP) or intrathecal (IT) dose is a common clinical dilemma for which there is little evidence to guide practice. Expert opinion varies, though a 100 IV:10:EP:1 IT conversion ratio is commonly cited in the literature, especially for morphine. In this study, the authors surveyed 724 pain specialists to elucidate the ratios that respondents apply to convert high-dose IV morphine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl to both EP and IT routes...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
W Porter McRoberts, Catalina Apostol, Abdul Haleem
UNLABELLED: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) presents a therapeutic challenge due to its many presentations and multifaceted pathophysiology. There is no approved treatment algorithm and clinical interventions are often applied empirically. In cases of CRPS where symptoms are localized to an extremity, a targeted treatment is indicated. We describe the use of intrathecal bupivacaine monotherapy, delivered through a retrograde catheter, in the treatment of CRPS affecting the lower extremity...
September 2016: Pain Physician
G C Lynde
BACKGROUND: Morphine is the most common opioid injected into the intrathecal space for postoperative analgesia following cesarean delivery, but ongoing medication shortages have resulted in limited availability. One proposed morphine alternative is hydromorphone. Studies investigating its use in post-cesarean analgesia are limited. This study was conducted to determine the median effective dose of intrathecal hydromorphone 12h postpartum. METHODS: Twenty healthy women undergoing elective cesarean delivery were recruited into this study...
July 16, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
M Maharaj, N Dungwa
A 1-week-old infant was brought to a regional hospital with a history of recurrent seizures following lower abdominal septic skin infection. She was found to have neonatal tetanus, and a spatula test was positive. The tetanus infection was associated with a superficial skin infection, common in neonates. Treatment included sedatives (diazepam, chlorpromazine, phenobarbitone and morphine), muscle relaxants, antibiotics and ventilation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Intrathecal and intramuscular immunoglobulin were given, and the wound was treated...
September 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Jianhui Zhao, Hong Wang, Tieying Song, Yunliang Yang, Kunfeng Gu, Pengyu Ma, Zaiwang Zhang, Limin Shen, Jiabao Liu, Wenli Wang
Opioid analgesics have less efficacy in diabetic neuropathy treatment, and tolerance often occurs after chronic usage. Given that thalidomide can potentiate the morphine efficacy in diabetic neuropathy treatment, we investigated the effects of intrathecal administrations of thalidomide on morphine tolerance during the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. We found that intrathecal administrations of thalidomide (25 mg/kg/ml) potentiated the analgesic effects of morphine on mechanical hyperalgesia and prevented the development of morphine tolerance...
August 30, 2016: Neurochemical Research
Francisco A E Carvalho, Sérgio B Tenório, Fabiano T Shiohara, Luiz R Maia, Angela Mota
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of the combination of intrathecal morphine with clonidine in comparison with 2 doses of intrathecal morphine alone for postcesarean analgesia. DESIGN: Prospective, double-blinded, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Maternity ward of Hospital Santa Cruz, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil (operating room and ward). PATIENTS: The study included 195 American Society of Anesthesiologist I to III singleton parturients undergoing elective cesarean section...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Zhen Hua, LiPing Liu, Jun Shen, Katherine Cheng, Aijun Liu, Jing Yang, Lina Wang, Tingyu Qu, HongNa Yang, Yan Li, Haiyan Wu, John Narouze, Yan Yin, Jianguo Cheng
More than 240 million opioid prescriptions are dispensed annually to treat pain in the US. The use of opioids is commonly associated with opioid tolerance (OT) and opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH), which limit efficacy and compromise safety. The dearth of effective way to prevent or treat OT and OIH is a major medical challenge. We hypothesized that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) attenuate OT and OIH in rats and mice based on the understanding that MSCs possess remarkable anti-inflammatory properties and that both OT and chronic pain are associated with neuroinflammation in the spinal cord...
2016: Scientific Reports
I Elias Veizi, Salim M Hayek, Michael Hanes, Ryan Galica, Sivakanth Katta, Tony Yaksh
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal drug delivery therapy has been used effectively in treating patients with intractable chronic pain. The development of an intrathecal catheter tip granuloma (ICTG) related to delivery of intrathecal opiates is a relatively infrequent, but potentially devastating complication. While there are many morphine-related ICTG cases described, reports of hydromorphone-related ICTG are limited. In addition, studies suggest a strong correlation between the use of higher doses and concentrations of intrathecal opiates and ICTG formation...
October 2016: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Suratsawadee Wangnamthip, Thitima Chinachoti, Somchai Amornyotin, Karuna Wongtangman, Numphung Sukantarat, Papiroon Noitasaeng
BACKGROUND: The incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after intrathecal morphine is high. Ramosetron is a 5-HT₃ antagonist that has been shown to reduce PONV in general anesthesia. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Ramosetron in preventing PONV MATERIAL AND METHOD: 165 patients undergoing elective gynecological surgery under spinal anesthesia were randomly allocated to two groups: the Ramosetron group (0.1 mg orally, n = 82), and the placebo group (oral corn starch, n = 83)...
May 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Sahar Abd-Elbaky Mohamed, Ahmad Mohammad Abd El-Rahman, Khaled M Fares
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal ketamine has been studied extensively in animals, but rarely in humans. Intrathecal dexmedetomidine prolongs the duration of spinal anesthesia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of intrathecal dexmedetomidine, ketamine, or both when added to bupivacaine for postoperative analgesia in major abdominal cancer surgery. DESIGN: Double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Academic medical center...
July 2016: Pain Physician
Arun K Srinivasan, Dhiren Shrivastava, Rebecca E Kurzweil, Dana A Weiss, Christopher J Long, Aseem R Shukla
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of the intra-thecal opiate vs wound site local anesthetic infiltration for perioperative pain control during and after surgery in patients undergoing minimally invasive pediatric urologic procedures. METHODS: Using an IRB approved registry database, we identified patients who underwent minimally invasive urologic procedures at our institution between 2009 and 2013. We collected all relevant preoperative variables and post-operative outcomes...
July 20, 2016: Urology
Philippe Richebé, Véronique Brulotte
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July 21, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Petchara Sundarathiti, Jadesadha Thammasakulsiri, Supawadee Supboon, Supalak Sakdanuwatwong, Molruedee Piangjai
BACKGROUND: Unsatisfactory analgesia for major knee surgery with femoral nerve block (FNB) alone was reported and the additional benefit of sciatic block to continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) was not conclusive. The aim of the present study was to find the benefit of the additional mini-dose spinal morphine (0.035 mg) to CFNB for postoperative pain control and to compare their associated side effects after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: After written informed consent and with Institutional Ethics Committee approval, 68 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Status I-III patients scheduled for elective unilateral TKA under spinal anesthesia (SA) were included in the present prospective, randomized controlled study...
2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Xian-Min Li, Chun-Ming Huang, Cheng-Fan Zhong
OBJECTIVE: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is usually associated with postoperative pain. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of femoral nerve block compared with intrathecal morphine for pain management after TKA. METHODS: Potentially relevant literature was identified from electronic databases including Medline, PubMed, Embase, ScienceDirect and the Cochrane Library. Gray academic studies were also identified from the reference of included literature...
August 2016: International Journal of Surgery
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