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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915967/the-concept-of-protective-nerve-stimulation-for-ultrasound-guided-nerve-blocks
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Martin Ertmer, Edda Klotz, Jürgen Birnbaum
Regional plexus and nerve blocks are a common technique in modern anesthesia. Since ultrasound machines are available in many departments, the role of nerve stimulation is highly discussed and different approaches to perform the blocks are taken into account. Common technique for electrical nerve stimulation is searching for a stimulating threshold of 0.4-0.5mA using an impulse width of 0.1ms. We present our hypothesis of using all possible information with a new concept of protective nerve stimulation together with first data supporting our theory...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867151/-axillary-local-anesthetic-spread-after-the-thoracic-interfacial-ultrasound-block-a-cadaveric-and-radiological-evaluation
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Patricia Alfaro de la Torre, Jerry Wayne Jones, Servando López Álvarez, Paula Diéguez Garcia, Francisco Javier Garcia de Miguel, Eva Maria Monzon Rubio, Federico Carol Boeris, Monir Kabiri Sacramento, Osmany Duany, Mario Fajardo Pérez, Borja de la Quintana Gordon
BACKGROUND: Oral opioid analgesics have been used for management of peri- and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing axillary dissection. The axillary region is a difficult zone to block and does not have a specific regional anesthesia technique published that offers its adequate blockade. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, anatomic and radiological studies were conducted to determine the deposition and spread of methylene blue and local anesthetic injected respectively into the axilla via the thoracic inter-fascial plane...
August 31, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851295/assessing-advances-in-regional-anesthesia-by-their-portrayals-in-meta-analyses-an-alternative-view-on-recent-progress
#3
Kamen V Vlassakov, Igor Kissin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to delineate research reflecting advances in regional/local anesthesia where recent clinical progress was clearly defined by meta-analysis. METHODS: We conducted a search to identify all articles with meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials related to the field of regional/local anesthesia. From 279 titles, after multiple exclusions, 16 meta-analyses on important clinical practice developments with high potential for a positive conclusion on the effectiveness of the treatment were left for the assessment...
August 29, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832894/ultrasound-guided-regional-blockade-for-lipoma-excision-a-new-approach-to-an-old-technique
#4
T F Tammam, G A Kamhawy
BACKGROUND: Local anesthesia for lipoma excision can be feasible with anesthetic injection in the fascial plane between the lipoma and the surrounding soft tissues under real-time ultrasonography [ultrasound- guided lipoma plane (ULP) block]. The advantage of targeting a single anesthetic injection plane under ultrasound guidance may allow for technically easier block placement and long-term analgesic effects. METHODS: Forty-eight patients were randomly assigned to receive ULP block, group A (n = 24) or traditional block, group B (n = 24)...
August 22, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814096/ankle-block-vs-single-shot-popliteal-fossa-block-as-primary-anesthesia-for-forefoot-operative-procedures-prospective-randomized-comparison
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Oliver N Schipper, Kenneth J Hunt, Robert B Anderson, W Hodges Davis, Carroll P Jones, Bruce E Cohen
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is often difficult to control with oral medications, requiring large doses of opioid analgesia. Regional anesthesia may be used for primary anesthesia, reducing the need for general anesthetic and postoperative pain medication requirements in the immediate postoperative period. The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic effects of an ankle block (AB) to a single-shot popliteal fossa block (PFB) for patients undergoing orthopedic forefoot procedures...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806212/ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia-2nd-ed
#6
David MacLean, Faraj W Abdallah
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August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777464/preliminary-experience-using-eye-tracking-technology-to-differentiate-novice-and-expert-image-interpretation-for-ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia
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Lindsay K Borg, T Kyle Harrison, Alex Kou, Edward R Mariano, Ankeet D Udani, T Edward Kim, Cynthia Shum, Steven K Howard
OBJECTIVES: Objective measures are needed to guide the novice's pathway to expertise. Within and outside medicine, eye tracking has been used for both training and assessment. We designed this study to test the hypothesis that eye tracking may differentiate novices from experts in static image interpretation for ultrasound (US)-guided regional anesthesia. METHODS: We recruited novice anesthesiology residents and regional anesthesiology experts. Participants wore eye-tracking glasses, were shown 5 sonograms of US-guided regional anesthesia, and were asked a series of anatomy-based questions related to each image while their eye movements were recorded...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761368/ultrasound-guided-bilateral-superficial-cervical-plexus-block-is-more-effective-than-landmark-technique-for-reducing-pain-from-thyroidectomy
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Tjokorda Gde Agung Senapathi, I Made Gede Widnyana, I Gusti Ngurah Mahaalit Aribawa, Made Wiryana, I Ketut Sinardja, I Ketut Wibawa Nada, Aa Gde Putra Semara Jaya, I Gede Koko Swadharma Putra
PURPOSE: Thyroidectomy causes postoperative pain and patient discomfort. Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block is a regional anesthesia technique that can provide analgesia during and after surgery. This study aims to compare the effectiveness of ultrasound (US)-guided versus landmark (LM) technique for bilateral superficial cervical plexus block in thyroidectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients undergoing thyroidectomy were divided into two groups randomly (n=18); either US-guided (US group) or LM technique (LM group) for bilateral superficial cervical plexus block...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759501/ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia-simulation-training-a-systematic-review
#9
Xiao Xu Chen, Vatsal Trivedi, AbdulHadi A AlSaflan, Suzanne Clare Todd, Andrea C Tricco, Colin J L McCartney, Sylvain Boet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) has become the criterion standard of regional anesthesia practice. Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia teaching programs often use simulation, and guidelines have been published to help guide URGA education. This systematic review aimed to examine the effectiveness of simulation-based education for the acquisition and maintenance of competence in UGRA. METHODS: Studies identified in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ERIC were included if they assessed simulation-based UGRA teaching with outcomes measured at Kirkpatrick level 2 (knowledge and skills), 3 (transfer of learning to the workplace), or 4 (patient outcomes)...
July 28, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732521/retroclavicular-approach-vs-infraclavicular-approach-for-plexic-bloc-anesthesia-of-the-upper-limb-study-protocol-randomized-controlled-trial
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P L Langlois, A F Gil-Blanco, D Jessop, Y Sansoucy, F D'Aragon, N Albert, P Echave
BACKGROUND: The coracoid approach is recognized as the simplest approach to perform brachial plexus anaesthesia, but needle visualization needs to be improved. With a different needle entry point, the retroclavicular approach confers a perpendicular angle between the ultrasound and the needle, which theoretically enhances needle visualization. This trial compares these two techniques. The leading hypothesis is that the retroclavicular approach is comparable to the infraclavicular coracoid approach in general aspects, but needle visualization is better with this novel approach...
July 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727314/transperitoneal-rectus-sheath-block-and-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-laparoscopic-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-novel-approach
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Jun Nagata, Jun Watanabe, Masato Nagata, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Masaki Akiyama, Takehide Tajima, Koichi Arase, Noritaka Minagawa, Takayuki Torigoe, Yoshifumi Nakayama, Reiko Horishita, Kentaro Kida, Kotaro Hamada, Keiji Hirata
INTRODUCTION: A laparoscopic approach for inguinal hernia repair is now considered the gold standard. Laparoscopic surgery is associated with a significant reduction in postoperative pain. Epidural analgesia cannot be used in patients with perioperative anticoagulant therapy because of complications such as epidural hematoma. As such, regional anesthetic techniques, such as ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block and transversus abdominis plane block, have become increasingly popular. However, even these anesthetic techniques have potential complications, such as rectus sheath hematoma, if vessels are damaged...
August 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713758/two-concurrent-large-epidermoid-cysts-in-sublingual-and-submental-region-resembling-plunging-ranula-report-of-a-rare-case
#12
Ranjan Kumar Sahoo, Pradyumna Kumar Sahoo, Debahuti Mohapatra, Santosh Subudhi
An elderly female patient presented to surgical outpatient clinic with complaint of gradual onset of painless submental and sublingual midline swellings for 6 months of duration. The swellings were noncompressible, nontranslucent, nonpulsatile, and nontender on palpation. Clinical diagnosis was plunging ranula or dermoid cysts. Ultrasound examination of sublingual swelling showed cystic lesion with particulate content. Submental swelling showed cystic swelling with few echogenic floating lobules inside suggesting possibility of epidermoid/dermoid cyst...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696947/regional-blocks-carried-out-during-general-anesthesia-or-deep-sedation-myths-and-facts
#13
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...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692439/lipid-emulsion-in-local-anesthetic-toxicity
#14
Martyn Harvey, Grant Cave
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Enthusiasm for regional anesthesia has been driven by multimodal benefits to patient outcomes. Despite widespread awareness and improved techniques (including the increasing use of ultrasound guidance for block placement), intravascular sequestration and the attendant risk of local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) remains. Intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) for the treatment of LAST has been endorsed by anesthetic regulatory societies on the basis of animal study and human case report data...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688963/continuous-interscalene-brachial-plexus-blockade-is-associated-with-reduced-length-of-stay-after-shoulder-arthroplasty
#15
P N Chalmers, D Salazar, M E Fingerman, J D Keener, A Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Catheter-delivered continuous interscalene anesthesia has demonstrated improved pain control in randomized clinical trials. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the introduction of continuous catheter anesthesia was associated with a change in length of stay (LOS), readmission, rates of discharge home without home health or nursing services, or opioid administration. We hypothesized that the introduction of continuous catheter anesthesia would be associated with a decrease in LOS, readmission, non-home discharge, and opioid administration...
July 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663615/randomized-controlled-trial-for-evaluating-the-analgesic-effect-of-nalbuphine-as-an-adjuvant-to-bupivacaine-in-supraclavicular-block-under-ultrasound-guidance
#16
Nazia Nazir, Shruti Jain
INTRODUCTION: Benefits of regional anesthesia can be prolonged by adding adjuvants to local anesthetics. This study was designed to test the efficacy of adding nalbuphine to bupivacaine in supraclavicular brachial plexus blockade using ultrasound (US) guidance. METHODOLOGY: This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study involving sixty patients of either sex undergoing elective orthopedic procedures of upper limb. In control Group C (n = 30), 30 mL of 0...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654558/the-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-type-ii-pectoral-nerve-blocks-in-perioperative-pain-management-for-immediate-reconstruction-after-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Kaiyuan Wang, Xiaobei Zhang, Tingting Zhang, Hui Yue, Shan Sun, Hongwei Zhao, Peng Zhou
OBJECTIVES: The pectoral nerves (Pecs) II block is a technique that places local anesthetic between the thoracic muscles to block the axillary and breast regions. This study aimed to compare the quality of perioperative analgesia and side effects of the Pecs II block under general anesthesia versus general anesthesia alone in immediate unilateral breast reconstruction with an implant and latissimus dorsi (LD) flap after modified radical mastectomy. METHODS: Sixty-four patients scheduled for immediate breast reconstruction after modified radical mastectomy were randomly allocated into the Pecs II block under general anesthesia group (Group P, n=32) or the general anesthesia alone group (Group G, n=32)...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651954/case-report-ultrasound-guided-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-for-a-case-with-posterior-elbow-dislocation
#18
Sinan Akay, Sami Eksert, Murtaza Kaya, Kenan Keklikci, Ali Kantemir
BACKGROUND: The interest in regional anesthesia procedures for the management of upper-extremity emergencies has increased. Toward that end, supraclavicular, interscalene, or infraclavicular approaches, with or without ultrasound guidance, are used for brachial plexus nerve blocks. Although many studies have reported on the use of ultrasound-guided supraclavicular and interscalene brachial plexus blocks for upper-extremity dislocations, very few studies have reported on the use of ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus blocks...
August 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641968/femoral-nerve-catheters-improve-home-disposition-and-pain-in-hip-fracture-patients-treated-with-total-hip-arthroplasty
#19
Diren Arsoy, James I Huddleston, Derek F Amanatullah, Nicholas J Giori, William J Maloney, Stuart B Goodman
BACKGROUND: Opioids have been the mainstay of treatment in the physiologically young geriatric hip fracture patient undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). However opioid-related side effects increase morbidity. Regional anesthesia may provide better analgesia, while decreasing opioid-related side effects. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of perioperative continuous femoral nerve blockade with regards to pain scores, opioid-related side effects and posthospital disposition in hip fracture patients undergoing THA...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627724/comparative-echogenicity-of-an-epidural-catheter-and-2-new-catheters-designed-for-ultrasound-guided-continuous-peripheral-nerve-blocks
#20
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
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