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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135590/the-analgesic-effect-of-ultrasound-guided-quadratus-lumborum-block-after-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anders Krohg, Kyrre Ullensvang, Leiv Arne Rosseland, Eldrid Langesæter, Axel R Sauter
BACKGROUND: Landmark and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks have demonstrated an opioid-sparing effect postoperatively after cesarean delivery. The more posterior quadratus lumborum (QL) might provide superior local anesthetic spread to the thoracolumbar fascia and paravertebral space. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of the QL block after cesarean delivery. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was performed. Forty parturients undergoing cesarean delivery received bilateral ultrasound-guided QL blocks with either 2 mg/mL ropivacaine or saline postoperatively...
November 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046933/-regional-anesthesia-are-the-standards-changing
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T Volk, C Kubulus
Regional anesthesia has undergone many changes over the years and the increasing use of ultrasound has certainly played an important role in this. Apart from individual case reports in the literature of very different blocking options, some new procedures seem to have become established and can be broadly applied. Among these are blockades, by which ultrasound-guided injection of local anesthetics is carried out in fascial or muscular layers rather than around target nerves (e.g. cervical plexus blocks and truncal blocks)...
October 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936908/central-neuraxial-analgesia-for-labor-an-update-of-the-literature
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Serena Sodha, Alexandra Reeve, Roshan Fernando
Numerous techniques are in use to provide analgesia for labor, of which central neuraxial block is widely considered superior to non-neuraxial options. Central neuraxial techniques have evolved over many years to provide greater efficacy, safety and maternal satisfaction. This narrative review focuses on the literature relating to central neuraxial labor analgesia from the past 5 years, from November 2010 to October 2015. We discuss the evidence related to the various central neuraxial techniques used, the increasingly widespread use of ultrasound guidance and the evidence surrounding other novel methods of central neuraxial block insertion...
September 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919152/erector-spinae-plane-esp-block-in-the-management-of-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) remains a common complication of thoracic surgery with significant impact on patients' quality of life. Management usually involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes oral and topical analgesics, performing appropriate interventional techniques, and coordinating additional care such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. A variety of interventional procedures have been described to treat PTPS that is inadequately managed with systemic or topical analgesics...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858898/the-accuracy-of-a-handheld-ultrasound-device-for-neuraxial-depth-and-landmark-assessment-a-prospective-cohort-trial
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Katherine M Seligman, Carolyn F Weiniger, Brendan Carvalho
This study investigated the accuracy of a wireless handheld ultrasound with pattern recognition software that recognizes lumbar spine bony landmarks and measures depth to epidural space (Accuro, Rivanna Medical, Charlottesville, VA) (AU). AU measurements to epidural space were compared to Tuohy needle depth to epidural space (depth to loss of resistance at epidural placement). Data from 47 women requesting labor epidural analgesia were analyzed. The mean difference between depth to epidural space measured by AU versus needle depth was -0...
August 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696947/regional-blocks-carried-out-during-general-anesthesia-or-deep-sedation-myths-and-facts
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Peter Marhofer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More patients will accept regional blocks if these are performed during sedation or general anesthesia. This review discusses regional anesthesia in sedated or anesthetized patients. RECENT FINDINGS: As complications of regional blocks are rare, regional anesthesia can be considered aswell-tolerated. Awake patients will notice only a minority of needle-to-nerve contacts, that renders the notion of a 'live monitor' obsolete. Using high-resolution ultrasound, the needle can be advanced to an extraepineural position for injection, thus strictly avoiding needle-to-nerve contact or intraepineural injection of local anesthetic...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663625/a-comparative-study-of-analgesic-efficacy-of-intrathecal-buprenorphine-with-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-postcesarean-delivery-analgesia
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Prakash Marappa, Manjunath Abloodu Chikkapillappa, Nagaraj Mungasuvalli Chennappa, Vinayak Seenappa Pujari
BACKGROUND: Women undergoing cesarean (CS) delivery present a unique set of challenges to the anesthetist in terms of postoperative pain management. This study was conducted to compare the analgesic efficacy of intrathecal buprenorphine (ITB) with ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in post-CS delivery pain. METHODOLOGY: A prospective randomized comparative study of sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II pregnant patients divided into two groups of thirty each as ITB group and TAP block group after satisfying the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607343/failed-epidural-for-labour-what-now
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Emilia Guasch, Fabrizio Iannuccelli, Nicolas Brogly, Fernando Gilsanz
Labour epidural failure is a challenging situation for the obstetric anaesthetist, especially when associated to high risk of caesarean delivery, obesity, and difficult airway predictors. Labour epidural failure is still not standardly defined, consequently its incidence is uncertain: improving the knowledge of risk factors related to failure will increase epidural block success rate. Prolonged labours, previous history of epidural failure, and repeated topups needed during labour are recognized risk factors for failure...
June 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551063/-superior-gluteal-nerve-a-new-block-on-the-block
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Miguel Sá, Rita Graça, Hugo Reis, José Miguel Cardoso, José Sampaio, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The superior gluteal nerve is responsible for innervating the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia latae muscles, all of which can be injured during surgical procedures. We describe an ultrasound-guided approach to block the superior gluteal nerve which allowed us to provide efficient analgesia and anesthesia for two orthopedic procedures, in a patient who had significant risk factors for neuraxial techniques and deep peripheral nerve blocks. CLINICAL REPORT: An 84-year-old female whose regular use of clopidogrel contraindicated neuraxial techniques or deep peripheral nerve blocks presented for urgent bipolar hemiarthroplasty in our hospital...
May 24, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504988/the-labor-analgesia-requirements-in-nulliparous-women-randomized-to-epidural-catheter-placement-in-a-high-or-low-intervertebral-space
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Albert Moore, Valerie Villeneuve, Bruno Bravim, Aly El-Bahrawy, Eva El-Mouallem, Ian Kaufman, Roupen Hatzakorzian, William Li Pi Shan
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that an epidural catheter placed in a lower vertebral interspace will require less medication for labor analgesia. METHODS: Nulliparous women requesting neuraxial labor analgesia were randomized to epidural catheter placement at the ultrasound-confirmed L1-2 or L4-5 interspace. Patient-controlled epidural analgesia and breakthrough manual epidural boluses of 10 mL of 0.125% bupivacaine with 50 µg of fentanyl or 8 mL of 2% lidocaine were utilized...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413286/transversus-abdominis-plane-catheters-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-pediatric-patients
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Sumitra G Bakshi, Jeson R Doctor, Bhakti D Trivedi, Sajid S Qureshi
Regional techniques provides excellent post operative pain relief in pediatric patients. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a newer regional technique available. Though there is emerging evidence proving the efficacy of TAP blocks, there is limited literature on use of TAP catheters in pediatric patients. TAP catheters were placed in two children following laparotomy with transverse incisions and in both epidural was avoided, with good post operative pain relief. Ultrasound guidance was used in one child, while in the other the catheter was placed under direct vision after dissection of the plane between transversus abdominis and internal oblique...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339540/interventional-pain-management-for-sacroiliac-tumors-in-the-oncologic-population-a-case-series-and-paradigm-approach
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Nathan Hutson, Joseph C Hung, Vinay Puttanniah, Eric Lis, Ilya Laufer, Amitabh Gulati
Introduction: Tumors invading the sacrum and/or ilium often represent incurable metastatic disease, and treatment is targeted toward palliation of symptoms and control of pain. As systemic opioid therapy is frequently inadequate and limited by side effects, a variety of interventional techniques are available to better optimize analgesia. Using six patients as a paradigm for interventional approaches to pain relief, we present a therapeutic algorithm for treating sacroiliac tumor-related pain in the oncologic population...
May 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291128/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Carolyn F Weiniger, Limor Sharoni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review considers an array of recent applications for point-of-care ultrasound in clinical practice including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that may be relevant for the obstetric anesthesiologist. The rapid advancement of technology and clinical applications for bedside ultrasound in obstetric anesthesiology requires an appraisal of the limitations and uses. RECENT FINDINGS: The review presents the most recent literature describing ultrasound-guided airway assessments, airway management, cricothyroidotomy, transthoracic echocardiography, gastric volume assessments, point-of-care lung ultrasound diagnoses, intracranial pressure assessments, vascular access, neuraxial blocks, and transversus abdominis plane blocks...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230717/imaging-performance-of-a-handheld-ultrasound-system-with-real-time-computer-aided-detection-of-lumbar-spine-anatomy-a-feasibility-study
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Mohamed Tiouririne, Adam J Dixon, F William Mauldin, David Scalzo, Arun Krishnaraj
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the imaging performance of a handheld ultrasound system and the accuracy of an automated lumbar spine computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm in the spines of human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the University of Virginia. The authors designed a handheld ultrasound system with enhanced bone image quality and fully automated CAD of lumbar spine anatomy...
August 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217069/can-ultrasound-guided-subcostal-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-be-used-as-sole-anesthetic-technique
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Pooja Bihani, Pradeep Bhatia, Swati Chhabra, Pradeepika Gangwar
Subcostal transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block anesthetizes area of the abdomen with cutaneous innervation of T6-T10 dermatomes. These abdominal field blocks become very advantageous when cardiac patient presents for noncardiac surgeries as sole anesthetic or as a part of multimodal anesthesia. A 58-year-male came for open surgical repair of subxiphoid incisional hernia developed post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Echocardiography showed hypokinesia of left ventricle (LV) in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery territory, dilated LV, and ejection fraction of 30%, and coronary angiography after 6 months of CABG showed 70% stenosis of LAD...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217056/preprocedural-ultrasound-examination-versus-manual-palpation-for-thoracic-epidural-catheter-insertion
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Ahmed M Hasanin, Ali M Mokhtar, Shereen M Amin, Ahmed A Sayed
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ultrasound imaging before neuraxial blocks was reported to improve the ease of insertion and minimize the traumatic trials. However, the data about the use of ultrasound in thoracic epidural block are scanty. In this study, pre-insertion ultrasound scanning was compared to traditional manual palpation technique for insertion of the thoracic epidural catheter in abdominal operations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients scheduled to midline laparotomy under combined general anesthesia with thoracic epidural analgesia were included in the study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118226/intraoperative-placement-of-pectoral-nerve-block-catheters-description-of-a-novel-technique-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Katharine M Hinchcliff, Jared R Hylton, Hakan Orbay, Michael S Wong
Regional and neuraxial anesthesia for pain management after breast surgery is not widely used despite data showing improved postoperative pain control and patient satisfaction scores. We report a case of a 61-year-old woman who underwent bilateral mastectomies, and received postoperative analgesia via pectoral nerves 1 and 2 nerve blocks. This case highlights a previously undescribed technique of prolonged postoperative pain control by intraoperative placement of pectoral nerves 1 and 2 regional anesthesia catheters under direct visualization...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094482/real-time-ultrasound-guided-spinal-anesthesia-in-patients-with-predicted-difficult-anatomy
#18
Hesham Elsharkawy, Ankit Maheshwari, Rovnat Babazade, Anahi Perlas, Sherif Zaky, Loran M Soliman
BACKGROUND: There are limited reports of lumbar neuraxial blocks using real-time ultrasound in patients with predicted difficulties. We compared the number of attempts to perform spinal anesthesia using real time ultrasound guidance versus landmark technique in patients meeting predefined criteria for difficult spinal anesthesia. We also compared procedure time, block success, patient satisfaction and difficulty scores between groups. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval patients scheduled for total hip or knee arthroplasty with expected difficulty to perform spinal anesthesia were included...
January 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045758/a-virtual-reality-simulation-model-of-spinal-ultrasound-role-in-teaching-spinal-sonoanatomy
#19
Reva Ramlogan, Ahtsham U Niazi, Rongyu Jin, James Johnson, Vincent W Chan, Anahi Perlas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound assessment of the lumbar spine improves the success of spinal and epidural anesthesia, especially for patients with underlying difficult anatomy. To assist with the teaching and learning of ultrasound-guided neuraxial anesthesia, we have created an online interactive educational model (http://www.usra.ca/vspine.php and http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/vspine). The aim of the current study was to determine whether the virtual spine model improved the knowledge of neuraxial anatomy and sonoanatomy...
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002229/evaluation-of-ultrasound-assisted-thoracic-epidural-placement-in-patients-undergoing-upper-abdominal-and-thoracic-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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David B Auyong, Lucy Hostetter, Stanley C Yuan, April E Slee, Neil A Hanson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The placement of thoracic epidurals can be technically challenging and requires a thorough understanding of neuraxial anatomy. Although ultrasound imaging of the thoracic spine has been described, no outcome studies on the use of this imaging have been performed. We evaluated whether preprocedural ultrasound of the thoracic spine would facilitate the process of epidural catheterization. METHODS: Subjects undergoing thoracic or upper abdominal surgery with planned thoracic epidural placement at T10 or higher were enrolled in this randomized double-blind study...
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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