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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633155/regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-us-anesthesiology-resident-training-the-year-2015
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Joseph M Neal, Anne Gravel Sullivan, Richard W Rosenquist, Dan J Kopacz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Anesthesiology Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education sets core requirements for residency program accreditation. We periodically report and analyze the US anesthesiology residents' training experience in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. METHODS: Resident caseload, procedure, and pain medicine evaluation data were aggregated for the resident cohort who graduated in 2015. These data were analyzed for present-day experience and compared with previous reports from years 1980, 1990, and 2000 graduates...
July 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631539/regional-nerve-blocks-for-equine-dentistry
#2
Molly K Rice
Regional nerve blocks are necessary to facilitate equine oral surgery in the standing sedated patient. Step-by-step instruction on how to perform common regional nerve blocks are discussed, including infraorbital, maxillary, middle mental, and inferior alveolar nerve blocks. Regional nerve blocks are critical when performing dental procedures in the standing horse.(1) The infraorbital and maxillary nerve blocks provide anesthesia of the infraorbital nerve, which is a branch of the maxillary nerve. Both nerve blocks provide adequate anesthesia for all maxillary dental procedures...
June 2017: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627724/comparative-echogenicity-of-an-epidural-catheter-and-2-new-catheters-designed-for-ultrasound-guided-continuous-peripheral-nerve-blocks
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Daniel M Moy, T Edward Kim, T Kyle Harrison, Jody C Leng, Brendan Carvalho, Steven K Howard, Cynthia Shum, Alex Kou, Edward R Mariano
Visualization of the catheter during ultrasound-guided continuous nerve block performance may be difficult but is an essential skill for regional anesthesiologists. The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate 2 newer catheters designed for enhanced echogenicity and compare them to a widely used catheter not purposely designed for ultrasound guidance. Outcomes were the numbers of first-place rankings among all 3 catheters and scores on individual echogenicity criteria as assessed by 2 blinded reviewers...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625735/analgesic-and-physiological-effect-of-electroacupuncture-combined-with-epidural-lidocaine-in-goats
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Lu-Ying Cui, Ni-Ni Guo, Yu-Lin Li, Meng Li, Ming-Xing Ding
OBJECTIVE: To investigate physiological and antinociceptive effects of electroacupuncture (EA) with lidocaine epidural nerve block in goats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental trial. ANIMALS: Forty-eight hybrid male goats weighing 27 ± 2 kg. METHODS: The goats were randomly assigned to six groups: L2.2, epidural lidocaine (2.2 mg kg(-1)); L4.4, epidural lidocaine (4.4 mg kg(-1)); EA; EA-L1.1, EA with epidural lidocaine (1...
January 12, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621630/evaluation-of-surgical-treatment-for-neuropathic-pain-from-neuroma-in-patients-with-injured-peripheral-nerves
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Valérie Decrouy-Duruz, Thierry Christen, Wassim Raffoul
OBJECTIVE Chronic neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury is a major clinical problem. Its management is difficult, and therapeutic approaches vary and include oral medication, neurostimulation, and surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the adequacy of surgical nerve revision in a large series of patients with long-term follow-up. METHODS The authors reviewed the charts of 231 patients (335 nerve injuries) who experienced neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury and underwent surgery for nerve revision at the authors' institution between 1997 and 2012...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619729/characterization-and-mechanisms-of-the-supragastric-belch-in-the-cat
#6
Ivan M Lang, Bidyut K Medda, Reza Shaker
A response, i.e., the supragastric belch (SGB), in which a belch occurs without gastric involvement has been characterized in humans. The aims of this study were to determine whether animals have an SGB and if so to determine its mechanisms. Studies were conducted in decerebrate cats (N=30) with EMG electrodes on hyoid, pharyngeal, esophageal, and diaphragm muscles. The effects of distending different regions of the esophagus in different manners using a balloon were quantified to determine the most appropriate stimulus for activating the cat SGB...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608253/femoral-nerve-block-with-propofol-sedation-versus-general-anesthesia-in-patients-with-severe-cardiac-dysfunction-undergoing-autologous-myoblast-sheet-transplantation
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Kenta Okitsu, Takeshi Iritakenishi, Akira Iura, Michioki Kuri, Yuji Fujino
PURPOSE: Regional anesthesia is more favorable than general anesthesia in patients with severe comorbidity; however, data on the superiority of peripheral nerve blocks over general anesthesia in patients with severe cardiac dysfunction are lacking. We aimed to demonstrate that peripheral nerve blocks reduce perioperative analgesic requirements and promote faster recovery compared to general anesthesia. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated intraoperative blood pressure, perioperative medications, and postoperative recovery in patients who underwent skeletal muscle harvesting for autologous myoblast sheet transplantation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602828/individual-variability-of-venom-from-the-european-adder-vipera-berus-berus-from-one-locality-in-eastern-hungary
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Tamás Malina, László Krecsák, Alexander Westerström, Gábor Szemán-Nagy, Gyöngyi Gyémánt, Márta M-Hamvas, Edward G Rowan, Alan L Harvey, David A Warrell, Balázs Pál, Zoltán Rusznák, Gábor Vasas
We have revealed intra-population variability among venom samples from several individual European adders (Vipera berus berus) within a defined population in Eastern Hungary. Individual differences in venom pattern were noticed, both gender-specific and age-related, by one-dimensional electrophoresis. Gelatin zymography demonstrated that these individual venoms have different degradation profiles indicating varying protease activity in the specimens from adders of different ages and genders. Some specimens shared a conserved region of substrate degradation, while others had lower or extremely low protease activity...
June 9, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593417/laparoscopic-approach-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-groin-pain-after-inguinal-hernia-repair-laparoscopic-approach-for-inguinodynia
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Bruce Ramshaw, Vincent Vetrano, Mayuri Jagadish, Brandie Forman, Eric Heidel, Matthew Mancini
BACKGROUND: Traditional methods of clinical research may not be adequate to improve the value of care for patients with complex medical problems such as chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair. This problem is very complex with many potential factors contributing to the development of this complication. METHODS: We have implemented a clinical quality improvement (CQI) effort in an attempt to better measure and improve outcomes for patients suffering with chronic groin pain (inguinodynia) after inguinal hernia repair...
June 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580083/implementation-of-clinical-practice-changes-by-experienced-anesthesiologists-after-simulation-based-ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia-training
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T Edward Kim, Toni Ganaway, T Kyle Harrison, Steven K Howard, Cynthia Shum, Alex Kuo, Edward R Mariano
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists who have finished formal training and want to learn ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) commonly attend 1 day workshops. However, it is unclear whether participation actually changes clinical practice. We assessed change implementation after completion of a 1 day simulation-based UGRA workshop. METHODS: Practicing anesthesiologists who participated in a 1 day UGRA course from January 2012 through May 2014 were surveyed. The course consisted of clinical observation of UGRA procedures, didactic lectures, ultrasound scanning, hands-on perineural catheter placement, and mannequin simulation...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576901/anankle-trial-study-protocol-a-randomised-trial-comparing-pain-profiles-after-peripheral-nerve-block-or-spinal-anaesthesia-for-ankle-fracture-surgery
#11
Rune Sort, Stig Brorson, Ismail Gögenur, Ann Merete Møller
INTRODUCTION: Ankle fracture surgery is a common procedure, but the influence of anaesthesia choice on postoperative pain and quality of recovery is poorly understood. Some authors suggest a benefit of peripheral nerve block (PNB) in elective procedures, but the different pain profile following acute fracture surgery and the rebound pain on cessation of the PNB both remain unexplored. We present an ongoing randomised study aiming to compare primary PNB anaesthesia with spinal anaesthesia for ankle fracture surgery regarding postoperative pain profiles and quality of recovery...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567575/analysis-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-laparoscopic-pancreatoduodenectomy
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Michael H Gerber, Daniel Delitto, Cristina J Crippen, Thomas J George, Kevin E Behrns, Jose G Trevino, Jessica L Cioffi, Steven J Hughes
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (LPD) is a cost-effective alternative to open pancreatoduodenectomy (OPD). METHODS: Hospital cost data, discharge disposition, readmission rates, and readmission costs from periampullary cancer patient cohorts of LPD and OPD were compared. The surgical cohorts over a 40-month period were clinically similar, consisting of 52 and 50 patients in the LPD and OPD groups, respectively. RESULTS: The total operating room costs were higher in the LPD group as compared to the OPD group (median US$12,290 vs US$11,299; P = 0...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554710/the-pecs-ii-block-as-a-major-analgesic-component-for-clavicle-operations-a-description-of-7-case-reports
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J B Schuitemaker R, X Sala-Blanch, C L Rodriguez-Pérez, J T Mayoral R, L A López-Pantaleon, A P Sánchez-Cohen
Clavicle fractures correspond to 35% of traumatic fractures of the shoulder girdle. Regional anaesthesia has shown better analgesic results than systemic treatment for perioperative management. Innervation of the clavicle is complex, at present its knowledge raises controversy. The lateral pectoral nerve through the innervating musculature predominantly participates in the lateral and anterior part of the clavicle. The following report of 7 cases describes the effective postoperative analgesia of modified PEC II block in patients with middle third clavicle fracture or acromioclavicular dislocation who underwent a modified PEC II block for postoperative pain management, in the context of a multimodal analgesia...
May 26, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550902/quantification-of-the-vasodilatory-effect-of-axillary-plexus-block-a-prospective-controlled-study
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Andrea Wenger, Jens Rothenberger, Lara-Elena Hakim-Meibodi, Thomas Notheisen, Hans-Eberhard Schaller
BACKGROUND: Axillary plexus block is a common method for regional anesthesia, especially in hand and wrist surgery. Local anesthetics (e.g., mepivacaine) are injected around the peripheral nerves in the axilla. A vasodilatory effect due to sympathicolysis has been described, but not quantified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective controlled study between October 2012 and July 2013, we analyzed 20 patients with saddle joint arthritis undergoing trapeziectomy under axillary plexus block...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506780/a-novel-approach-for-regional-anaesthesia-of-the-auricular-region-in-horses-an-anatomic-and-imaging-study
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Ilaria Cerasoli, Pieter Cornillie, Frank Gasthuys, Ingrid Gielen, Stijn Schauvliege
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the anatomy of the ear innervation in horses and develop a new approach for the block of the internal and external pinna and acoustic meatus. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive, cadaveric study. ANIMALS: A total of 25 heads and necks from horse cadavers. METHODS: Phase I: anatomical dissection and dye deposition on 19 heads. With the head positioned in lateral recumbency, 10 mL methylene blue (1:1 sterile water) for the internal auricular and 2 mL for the great auricular nerve block were injected in 21 ears (seven left, 10 right and two bilaterally)...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504992/trends-in-perioperative-practice-and-resource-utilization-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-undergoing-joint-arthroplasty
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Crispiana Cozowicz, Jashvant Poeran, Ashley Olson, Madhu Mazumdar, Eva E Mörwald, Stavros G Memtsoudis
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence associating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with adverse perioperative outcomes has recently heightened the level of awareness among perioperative physicians. In particular, estimates projecting the high prevalence of this condition in the surgical population highlight the necessity of the development and adherence to "best clinical practices." In this context, a number of expert panels have generated recommendations in an effort to provide guidance for perioperative decision-making...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502907/neuropathic-and-inflammatory-antinociceptive-effects-and-electrocortical-changes-produced-by-salvia-divinorum-in-rats
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Karina Simón-Arceo, Ma Eva González-Trujano, Ulises Coffeen, Rodrigo Fernández-Mas, Francisco Mercado, Angélica Almanza, Bernardo Contreras, Orlando Jaimes, Francisco Pellicer
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvia divinorum is a medicinal plant traditionally used in hallucinogenic ethnopharmacological practices and for its analgesic and antinflammatory properties. Its active compounds include diterpenes known as salvinorins which act as potent κ opioid receptor agonists. AIM OF THE STUDY: Given its effects in acute animal models of pain, as well as its antinflammatory attributes, we decided to investigate the analgesic effects of an SD extract in neuropathic (sciatic loose nerve ligature) and inflammatory (intra plantar carrageenan) pain models in rats...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497931/is-outpatient-continuous-regional-analgesia-more-effective-and-equally-safe-than-single-shot-peripheral-nerve-blocks-after-ambulatory-orthopedic-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trials
#18
Andrea Saporito, Luciano Anselmi, Evelina Sturini, Alain Borgeat, José A Aguirre
BACKGROUND: Continuous regional analgesia is an established technique for effective postoperative pain treatment, particularly after orthopedic surgical procedures. Even if it has been increasingly applied to the outpatient setting as well, many anesthesiologists are still reluctant to discharge patients with a perineural catheter in place. Aim of this review was to clarify the evidences about safety and effectiveness of outpatient continuous peripheral nerve blocks. METHODS: A systematic review of all prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials of the last 20 years on outpatient continuous peripheral nerve blocks after ambulatory orthopedic surgery was performed, using both PubMed and OVID databases were...
May 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494088/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-hip-fractures
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Joanne Guay, Martyn J Parker, Richard Griffiths, Sandra Kopp
BACKGROUND: Various nerve blocks with local anaesthetic agents have been used to reduce pain after hip fracture and subsequent surgery. This review was published originally in 1999 and was updated in 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2017. OBJECTIVES: This review focuses on the use of peripheral nerves blocks as preoperative analgesia, as postoperative analgesia or as a supplement to general anaesthesia for hip fracture surgery. We undertook the update to look for new studies and to update the methods to reflect Cochrane standards...
May 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490686/-a-case-of-meralgia-paresthetica-treated-with-neurolysis
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Toshiki Nozaki, Daijiro Morimoto, Kyongsong Kim, Takao Kitamura, Rinko Kokubo, Fumio Yamaguchi, Toyohiko Isu, Akio Morita
A 60-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of pain and numbness in the left anterolateral thigh. The symptoms aggravated on walking and standing. Her visual analogue scale(VAS)score was 7.1/10. Tinel's like sign was positive over the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve(LFCN), in the inguinal ligament region. LFCN block at the trigger point, in the inguinal ligament, resulted in relief of the symptoms and we diagnosed meralgia paresthetica(MP), which is the entrapment neuropathy of the LFCN. Initially, we performed observation therapy with oral medication and LFCN blocks...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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