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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742785/-peripheral-regional-anesthesia-without-any-complications-a-dream-comes-true
#1
Thomas Wiesmann, Jens Döffert, Thorsten Steinfeldt
Peripheral regional anesthesia procedures, such as femoral nerve block, are relatively safe procedures in clinical anesthesia. Nevertheless, it may lead to typical, usually transient and rarely even persistent complications. This article aims to highlight key aspects of complications in peripheral regional anesthesia and, in particular, strategies to reduce risk. Moreover, beside general complications, which might potentially occur in any peripheral nerve blockade ("bleeding/infection/nerve damage"), accidental co-blockades of other nerval structures are discussed using the example of the brachial plexus...
April 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738329/transthoracic-arteriovenous-graft-repair-with-the-pectoralis-pecs-ii-nerve-block-for-primary-intraoperative-anesthesia-and-postoperative-analgesia-a-case-report
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Gabriel Farkas, Garret Weber, Jonathon Miller, Jeff Xu
The PECS II nerve block is a relatively new regional anesthetic technique that targets the medial and lateral pectoral nerves, as well as the lateral cutaneous branches of the intercostal nerves. It has been described for surgical cases involving the breast, as an adjunct or alternative to neuraxial or paravertebral techniques. This case report describes the first successful use of the PECS II nerve block placed using ultrasound guidance as the primary anesthetic and postoperative analgesic in a non-breast-related chest wall surgery...
May 7, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732608/ultrasound-guided-proximal-suprascapular-nerve-block-a-cadaveric-study
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Pierre Laumonerie, Fabrice Ferré, Jérémy Cances, E Meagan Tibbo, Mathieu Roumiguié, Pierre Mansat, Vincent Minville
INTRODUCTION: Difficulty in identifying the susprascapular nerve (SSN) limits the success of US-guided regional anesthetic injections. A proximal SSN block could be an effective and reliable approach. The primary objective was to validate the feasibility of the US-guided proximal SSN block. The secondary objective was to quantify the spread of the colored local anesthetic to the phrenic nerve (PN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen brachial plexuses from seven cadavers were included...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730687/echogenicity-and-ultrasound-visibility-of-peripheral-nerves-of-the-upper-extremity
#4
Lori A Stolz, Josie Galarza Acuna, Kevin Gaskin, Amanda M Murphy, Lucas Friedman, Summer Stears-Ellis, Parisa Javedani, Uwe Stolz, Srikar Adhikari
AIM: Regional anesthesia with ultrasound-guidance is an excellent option for pain control if nerves are adequately visualized. Gender, body mass index (BMI), history of diabetes, neck and forearm circumference may affect echotexture and visualization. This study evaluates patient characteristics for their ability to predict the echogenicity or visibility of upper extremity peripheral nerves. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. A convenience sample of adult emergency department patients were enrolled...
May 2, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728240/adaptive-median-binary-patterns-for-fully-automatic-nerves-tracking-in-ultrasound-images
#5
Mohammad Alkhatib, Adel Hafiane, Omar Tahri, Pierre Vieyres, Alain Delbos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In the last decade, Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) gained importance in surgical procedures and pain management, due to its ability to perform target delivery of local anesthetics under direct sonographic visualization. However, practicing UGRA can be challenging, since it requires high skilled and experienced operator. Among the difficult task that the operator can face, is the tracking of the nerve structure in ultrasound images. Tracking task in US images is very challenging due to the noise and other artifacts...
July 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719743/ultrasound-guided-erector-spinae-plane-block-in-a-child-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#6
David Terence Thomas, Serkan Tulgar
Erector spinae plane block (ESP) is a recently described regional anesthesia technique that leads to the blockage of both visceral and somatic nerve fibers. While there are anecdotal reports of ESP used in children, none are for laparoscopic procedures. Herein we report a child undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which ESP was used as part of multimodal anesthesia. Ultrasound-guided ESP block is an easily performed peripheral nerve block that leads to long-lasting postoperative analgesia. It can be successfully used in pediatric laparoscopic procedures such as cholecystectomy and should be kept in mind as an option for multimodal analgesia in children...
February 27, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672368/pectoral-i-block-does-not-improve-postoperative-analgesia-after-breast-cancer-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-dual-centered-controlled-trial
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Jérôme Cros, Patrick Sengès, Suzan Kaprelian, Julie Desroches, Caroline Gagnon, Anaïs Labrunie, Benoît Marin, Sabrina Crépin, Nathalie Nathan, Pierre Beaulieu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: General anesthesia for breast surgery may be supplemented by using a regional anesthetic technique. We evaluated the efficacy of the first pectoral nerve block (Pecs I) in treating postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, dual-centered, placebo-controlled trial was performed. One hundred twenty-eight patients scheduled for unilateral breast cancer surgery were recruited. A multimodal analgesic regimen and surgeon-administered local anesthetic infiltration were used for all patients...
April 18, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652687/ultrasound-guided-transversalis-fascia-plane-block-an-alternative-approach-for-anesthesia-in-inguinal-herniorrhaphy-a-case-report
#8
Paolo Scimia, Erika Basso Ricci, Emiliano Petrucci, Astrid Ursula Behr, Franco Marinangeli, Pierfrancesco Fusco
Ultrasound (US)-guided transversalis fascia plane block (TFPB) was first described by Hebbard as a technique for blockade of T12-L1 nerves. Although this technique appears similar to the quadratus lumborum 1 block, the point of injection is more caudal and anterior, specifically targeting ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves. There are only few published data on US-guided TFPB demonstrating effective postoperative analgesia in iliac crest bone graft harvesting. We report the use of US-guided TFPB in a patient undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy...
April 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628564/comparison-of-magnesium-sulfate-and-dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-0-5-ropivacaine-in-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
#9
Mohamed M Abu Elyazed, Mona M Mogahed
Background: Magnesium sulfate and dexmedetomidine were used as adjuvants to local anesthesia to improve the quality of regional anesthesia. Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the effects of magnesium sulfate and dexmedetomidine when added to ropivacaine on the quality of infraclavicular brachial plexus block (BPB). Settings and Design: This was a prospective randomized double-blinded controlled study. Patients and Methods: A total of 105 adult patients undergoing surgery in hands, wrist, and forearm using infraclavicular BPB were randomly assigned into three groups...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570501/local-anesthetic-injection-speed-and-common-peroneal-nerve-block-duration-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-healthy-volunteers
#10
Mikkel Herold Madsen, Claus B Christiansen, Christian Rothe, Asger M Andreasen, Lars H Lundstrøm, Kai H W Lange
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The speed of local anesthetic (LA) injections in peripheral regional anesthesia ranges from slow continuous infusions (3-12 mL/h) to rapid manual injections (>7500 mL/h). Optimizing injection speed could augment the spread of LA toward the targeted nerves and influence nerve block characteristics. The objective of this study was to investigate whether injection speed of a single dose of LA affects peripheral nerve block duration. METHODS: After approval from the Danish Regional Scientific Ethics Committee, we enrolled 60 healthy adult volunteers...
March 22, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565951/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-added-to-modified-pectoral-block-on-postoperative-pain-and-stress-response-in-patient-undergoing-modified-radical-mastectomy
#11
Mohamed A Bakr, Sahar A Mohamed, Mohamad F Mohamad, Montaser A Mohamed, Fatma A El Sherif, Eman Mosad, Mohammed F Abdel-Hamed
BACKGROUND: The most common surgical procedure for breast cancer is the modified radical mastectomy (MRM), but it is associated with significant postoperative pain. Regional anesthesia can reduce the stress response associated with surgical trauma. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to explore the efficacy of 1 µg/kg dexmedetomedine added to an ultrasound (US)-modified pectoral (Pecs) block on postoperative pain and stress response in patients undergoing MRM. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study...
March 2018: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561295/interfascial-plane-blocks-back-to-basics
#12
Hesham Elsharkawy, Amit Pawa, Edward R Mariano
Ultrasound-guided interfascial plane blocks are a recent development in modern regional anesthesia research and practice and represent a new route of transmission for local anesthetic to various anatomic locations, but much more research is warranted. Before becoming overtaken with enthusiasm for these new techniques, a deeper understanding of fascial tissue anatomy and structure, as well as precise targets for needle placement, is required. Many factors may influence the ultimate spread and quality of resulting interfascial plane blocks, and these must be understood in order to best integrate these techniques into contemporary perioperative pain management protocols...
March 20, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500558/emergency-physician-performed-ultrasound-guided-nerve-blocks-in-proximal-femoral-fractures-provide-safe-and-effective-pain-relief-a-prospective-observational-study-in-the-netherlands
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Rein Ketelaars, Joram T Stollman, Evelien van Eeten, Ties Eikendal, Jörgen Bruhn, Geert-Jan van Geffen
BACKGROUND: The treatment of acute pain in the emergency department is not always optimal. Peripheral nerve blocks using "blind" or nerve stimulator techniques have substantial disadvantages. Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia may provide quick, safe, and effective pain relief in patients with proximal femoral fractures with severe pain. However, no evidence exists on emergency physician-performed ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in these patients in Dutch emergency departments...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493802/ultrasound-guided-serratus-anterior-plane-block-combined-with-the-two-incision-technique-for-subcutaneous-icd-implantation
#14
Andrea Droghetti, Erika Basso Ricci, Paolo Scimia, Fabiola Harizai, Massimiliano Marini
BACKGROUND: The standard technique for implanting a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) requires three incisions and the pocket of the device is created in the subcutaneous tissue of the left lateral thoracic wall. However, a two-incision technique may be adopted, in which the cranial parasternal region is avoided and the device is positioned more deeply, completely under the latissimus dorsi muscle. This can also be combined with ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane block (US-SAPB) for intraoperative anesthesia and perioperative analgesia...
March 1, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467544/ultrasound-detection-of-diaphragm-position-in-the-region-for-lung-monitoring-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-during-laparoscopy
#15
Kristyna Buzkova, Martin Muller, Ales Rara, Karel Roubik, Tomas Tyll
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During laparoscopic surgery, a capnoperitoneum is created to optimize the operating space for surgeons. One effect of this is abdominal pressure which alters the physiological thoraco-abdominal configuration and pushes the diaphragm and lungs cranially. Since the lung image acquired by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) depends on the conditions within the thorax and abdomen, it is crucial to know the diaphragm position to determine the effect of diaphragm shift on EIT thorax image...
March 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452835/a-comparison-of-preoperative-and-intraoperative-vein-mapping-sizes-for-arteriovenous-fistula-creation
#16
Samuel H Hui, Ryan Folsom, Lois A Killewich, Joel E Michalek, Mark G Davies, Lori L Pounds
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasound (DUS) mapping of the veins and arteries of the upper extremity is a well-established practice in arteriovenous fistula creation for long-term hemodialysis access. Previous publications have shown that vein diameters varying from 2 to 3 mm are predictive of success. Regional anesthesia is known to result in vasodilation and thus to increase the diameter of upper extremity veins. This study compares the sizes of veins measured by preoperative DUS mapping with those obtained after regional anesthesia to determine whether intraoperative DUS results in increased vein diameters and thus changes in the operative plan...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445296/the-ultrasound-guided-retrolaminar-block-volume-dependent-injectate-distribution
#17
Marija Damjanovska, Tatjana Stopar Pintaric, Erika Cvetko, Kamen Vlassakov
Purpose: The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block is one of the newer and simpler alternatives to the traditional, often technically challenging, paravertebral (PV) block. Its feasibility, safety, and efficacy have already been clinically demonstrated in patients with multiple rib fractures using higher volumes of local anesthetic, when compared with the traditional approach. The primary aim of this observational anatomical study was to assess the spread of local anesthetic from the retrolaminar injection point to the PV space and its volume dependence...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356773/the-third-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-practice-advisory-on-local-anesthetic-systemic-toxicity-executive-summary-2017
#18
Joseph M Neal, Michael J Barrington, Michael R Fettiplace, Marina Gitman, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Eva E Mörwald, Daniel S Rubin, Guy Weinberg
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine's Third Practice Advisory on local anesthetic systemic toxicity is an interim update from its 2010 advisory. The advisory focuses on new information regarding the mechanisms of lipid resuscitation, updated frequency estimates, the preventative role of ultrasound guidance, changes to case presentation patterns, and limited information related to local infiltration anesthesia and liposomal bupivacaine. In addition to emerging information, the advisory updates recommendations pertaining to prevention, recognition, and treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity...
February 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332115/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-postoperative-analgesia-in-children-with-spinal-dysraphism
#19
Eralp Çevikkalp, Koray Erbüyün, Serpil Erbüyün, Gülay Ok
Pediatric regional anesthesia is widely used to relieve postoperative pain after abdominal surgery. Commonly used techniques of regional anesthesia include lumbar epidural and caudal block. However, the use of central neuraxial blockade has limitations. It is contraindicated in patients with clotting abnormalities, spinal dysraphism with tethered cord syndrome, meningomyelocele, and following spinal surgery with instrumentation. Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane block is a new method of regional anesthesia that can be used in settings where central neuraxial blockade is contraindicated...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
#20
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
February 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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