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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214220/comparison-of-the-hanging-drop-technique-and-running-drip-method-for-identifying-the-epidural-space-in-dogs
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Fernando Martinez-Taboada, José I Redondo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the running-drip and hanging-drop techniques for locating the epidural space in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, clinical trial. ANIMALS: Forty-five healthy dogs requiring epidural anaesthesia. METHODS: Dogs were randomized into four groups and administered epidural anaesthesia in sternal (S) or lateral (L) recumbency. All blocks were performed by the same person using Tuohy needles with either a fluid-prefilled hub (HDo) or connected to a drip set attached to a fluid bag elevated 60 cm (RDi)...
January 8, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210635/combined-spinal-epidural-for-vaginal-delivery-in-a-parturient-with-takayasu-s-arteritis
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Sean Patrick Clifford, Paul Brian Mick, Brian Matthew Derhake
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare, progressive panendarteritis involving all layers of the arterial wall. This disease includes variable involvement of the aorta and its major branches. The most common complication with this condition is severe, uncontrolled hypertension, often leading to end organ dysfunction. We describe the management of a 27-year-old woman diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis that presented in labor with intense pain and underwent a combined spinal-epidural for anesthetic management. Per literature review, a combined spinal-epidural technique for planned vaginal delivery has not been described for a laboring Takayasu patient...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203020/-effect-of-continuous-femoral-nerve-block-combined-with-periarticular-local-infiltration-analgesia-on-early-operative-functional-recovery-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-study
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Y Deng, T L Jiang, X X Yang, M Li, J Wang, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of early rehabilitation training after total knee arthroplasty surgery by continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) with or without periarticular local infiltration analgesia (PLIA). METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, controlled study, 100 patients under-going primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty in patients with knee osteoarthritis were enrolled. All the patients received CFNB for postoperative analgesia before combined spinal epidural anesthesia...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202311/anesthetic-considerations-for-labor-and-delivery-in-women-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunts
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S Rajagopalan, S Gopinath, V T Trinh, S Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND: The anesthetic management of labor and delivery in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts can be challenging. We conducted a literature review to understand the anesthetic implications in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Medline databases to identify reports of pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts during the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015. Twenty-four studies reporting anesthetic techniques for labor and delivery were included in the analyses...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185794/neuraxial-opioids-for-post-cesarean-delivery-analgesia-can-hydromorphone-replace-morphine-a-retrospective-study
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B Marroquin, C Feng, A Balofsky, K Edwards, A Iqbal, J Kanel, M Jackson, M Newton, D Rothstein, E Wong, R Wissler
BACKGROUND: Cesarean delivery is the most common surgical procedure performed in the USA. We evaluated the postoperative analgesic properties of neuraxial hydromorphone compared to neuraxial morphine for post-cesarean delivery analgesia. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of women who underwent cesarean delivery and received neuraxial anesthesia from March to November 2011 and from March to November 2012. A total of 450 patients received intrathecal morphine 200μg and 387 patients received intrathecal hydromorphone 60μg...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185289/effect-of-epidural-compared-to-patient-controlled-intravenous-analgesia-on-outcomes-for-patients-undergoing-liver-resection-for-neoplastic-disease
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Shelby Allen, Amy DeRoche, Lu Adams, Karen Valerie Slocum, Clancy J Clark, Nora F Fino, Perry Shen
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia is routinely used for postoperative pain control following abdominal surgeries, yet data regarding the safety and efficacy of epidural analgesia is controversial. METHODS: Pain-related and clinical perioperative data were extracted and correlated with baseline clinicopathologic data and method of analgesia (epidural vs. intravenous patient-controlled analgesia) in patients who underwent hepatectomy from 2012 to 2014. Chronic pain was defined by specific narcotic requirements preoperatively...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185011/continuous-intraoperative-epidural-infusions-affect-recovery-room-length-of-stay-and-analgesic-requirements-a-single-center-observational-study
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Aalap C Shah, Bala G Nair, Charles F Spiekerman, Laurent A Bollag
PURPOSE: Continuous intraoperative epidural analgesia may improve post-operative pain control and decrease opioid requirements. We investigate the effect of epidural infusion initiation before or after arrival in the post-anesthesia care unit on recovery room duration and post-operative opioid use. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of abdominal, thoracic and orthopedic surgeries where an epidural catheter was placed prior to surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center during a 24 month period...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183557/parturient-recall-of-neuraxial-analgesia-risks-impact-of-labor-pain-vs-no-labor-pain
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Christopher M Burkle, David A Olsen, Hans P Sviggum, Adam K Jacob
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Information exchange between anesthesia providers and parturients about neuraxial analgesia risks often occurs in the presence of labor pain. This study examined whether the presence of pain impacted the level of recall of information provided to parturients regarding risks of neuraxial techniques. DESIGN: Single-center, nonrandomized study. SETTING: Labor and delivery suite and postpartum patient rooms in a large academic medical center...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181346/comparison-of-caudal-ropivacaine-morphine-and-paravertebral-catheter-for-major-upper-abdominal-surgery-in-infants
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Makoto Sato, Takafumi Iida, Chika Kikuchi, Tomoki Sasakawa, Takayuki Kunisawa
BACKGROUND: The caudal epidural block is one of the most commonly used regional anesthetic techniques in children. Administration of morphine via caudal injection enables analgesia, even for upper abdominal surgery. The thoracic paravertebral block has also been successfully used to treat perioperative pain during upper abdominal procedures in pediatric patients. AIM: In the current study, we compared the two regional techniques for upper abdominal surgery in infants to determine whether one of them was preferable to the other...
February 8, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159127/opting-for-natural-birth-a-survey-of-birth-intentions-among-young-icelandic-women
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Emma Marie Swift, Helga Gottfredsdottir, Helga Zoega, Mechthild M Gross, Kathrin Stoll
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyse factors associated with natural birth intentions in a sample of pre-pregnant Icelandic women. METHODS: An internationally validated tool was used to survey pre-pregnant women about their attitudes towards birth. The online survey was sent to all students at the University of Iceland in November 2014. Log binomial regression was used to calculate crude and adjusted relative risks (RRa), and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI), for intentions of natural birth (defined as vaginal birth without epidural analgesia) by high, moderate and low childbirth fear and by high, moderate and low confidence in birth knowledge...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158169/pneumocephalus-following-unidentified-dural-puncture-a-case-report-with-an-unusual-neurological-presentation
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Helena Dutra Figueiera, Joana Guimaraes, Ana Luisa Sousa, Ana Margarida Regalado
Pneumocephalus is a rare consequence of epidural anesthesia, which may occur following inadvertent or unidentified dural puncture when the loss of resistance to air technique is applied to identify the epidural space. Headache is the most common symptom presented in this condition, usually with sudden onset. This case report describes an unusual presentation of diffuse pneumocephalus after an unidentified dural puncture. The patient (male, 67 years old) was submitted to epidural catheter placement for the treatment of acute exacerbation of ischemic chronic pain using loss of resistance to air technique...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149551/is-early-postoperative-administration-of-pregabalin-beneficial-for-patients-with-lung-cancer-randomized-control-trial
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Takuro Miyazaki, Tetsuya Sakai, Shuntaro Sato, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Keitaro Matsumoto, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Ryoichiro Doi, Takeshi Nagayasu
BACKGROUND: Post-thoracotomy pain is an obstacle for lung-cancer patients even after introduction of less invasive surgical procedures. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate if early postoperative administration of pregabalin is beneficial for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We conducted a randomized open control trial. Patients with NSCLC were allocated randomly to epidural and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use for analgesia (control group) or pregabalin use (pregabalin group)...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149082/epidural-tramadol-via-intraoperatively-placed-catheter-as-a-standalone-analgesic-after-spinal-fusion-procedure-an-analysis-of-efficacy-and-cost
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Vijaysundar Ilangovan, Thanga Tirupathi Rajan Vivakaran, D Gunasekaran, D Devikala
OBJECTIVE: This was a prospective analysis of epidural tramadol as a single analgesic agent delivered through intraoperatively placed epidural catheter for postoperative pain relief after spinal fusion procedures in terms of efficacy and cost. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent spinal fusion procedures were included in the study. After completion of the procedure, an epidural catheter was placed at the highest level of exposed dura and brought out through a separate tract...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144162/thoracic-epidural-catheter-for-postoperative-pain-control-following-an-ineffective-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-using-liposome-bupivacaine
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Brian D Terrien, David Espinoza, Charles C Stehman, Gabriel A Rodriguez, Nicholas C Connolly
A 24-year-old female with a history of ulcerative colitis underwent colectomy. The patient received an ineffective transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with liposome bupivacaine (Exparel) intraoperatively and was started on a hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia 5 hours after the TAP block, which did not relieve her pain. A continuous thoracic epidural (CTE) was then placed after blood levels of bupivacaine were drawn, and the patient immediately experienced significant pain relief. The combined use of liposome bupivacaine and bupivacaine CTE infusion in the postoperative management of this patient demonstrated no safety concerns, provided excellent analgesia and plasma concentrations of bupivacaine remained far below toxic levels...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131113/epidural-analgesia-for-labor-continuous-infusion-versus-programmed-intermittent-bolus
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REVIEW
Onyi C Onuoha
Despite the traditional practice to maintain labor analgesia with a combination of continuous epidural infusion and patient-controlled epidural analgesia using an automated epidural pump; compelling data now shows that bolus injection through the epidural catheter may result in better distribution of anesthetic solution in the epidural space. The programmed intermittent epidural bolus technique is proposed as a better maintenance mode and may represent a more effective mode of maintaining epidural analgesia for labor, especially prolonged labor...
March 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122571/continuous-paravertebral-block-using-a-thoracoscopic-catheter-insertion-technique-for-postoperative-pain-after-thoracotomy-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Yoshikane Yamauchi, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Kamon Ando, Keita Mori, Hideaki Kojima, Tomohiro Maniwa, Shoji Takahashi, Eiji Ando, Yasuhisa Ohde
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (EDA) is the gold standard for pain control after thoracotomy. However, because of its severe side effects, it is contraindicated in patients taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs. In addition, some patients' anatomy can make epidural catheter insertion challenging. We therefore investigated the safety and efficacy of paravertebral block (PVB) using a thoracoscopic insertion technique, which avoids damage to the parietal pleura, for postoperative pain after thoracotomy...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121757/the-perinatal-birth-environment-communication-strategies-and-processes-for-adherence-to-a-standardized-guideline-in-women-undergoing-second-stage-labor-with-epidural-anesthesia
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Samantha A Sommerness, Rebecca Gams, Phillip N Rauk, Ananta Bangdiwala, Daniel V Landers, Melissa D Avery, Charles Hirt, Kristi Miller, Amy Millar, Suzin Cho, Andrea Shields
Key to any perinatal safety initiative is buy-in and strong leadership from obstetric and pediatric providers, advanced practice nurses, and labor and delivery nurses in collaboration with ancillary staff. In the fall of 2007, executives of a large Midwestern hospital system created the Zero Birth Injury Initiative. This multidisciplinary group sought to eliminate birth injury using the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Perinatal Bundles. Concurrently, the team implemented a standardized second-stage labor guideline for women who choose epidural analgesia for pain management to continue the work of eliminating birth injuries in second-stage labor...
January 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116412/-anaesthesia-for-canine-caesarean-section-an-evidence-based-approach
#18
Michaele Alef
In recent years, several new studies on anaesthesia for caesarean section have been published. This paper refers to these and ground-breaking research on risk factors affecting the puppies. Based on the available evidence, a recommendation for an anaesthetic procedure is given and in addition, alternatives are discussed. Induction with propofol or alfaxalone and maintenance by inhalation anaesthesia appears to be the method with the least risk. Intraoperatively, an adequate and low-risk analgesia is achieved by an epidural anaesthesia...
February 9, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115866/serratus-anterior-plane-block-for-hybrid-transthoracic-esophagectomy-a-pilot-study
#19
Cinzia Barbera, Pamela Milito, Michele Punturieri, Emanuele Asti, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Pain is a major limiting factor in patient's recovery from major thoracic surgical procedures. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), the current gold standard of perioperative management, has contraindications, can technically fail, and carries a risk of complications such as epidural abscess and spinal hematoma. The ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane (SAP) block is a promising regional analgesia technique. OBJECTIVES: Since the anatomic space involved in the SAP block corresponds to the area exposed by the surgeon during right posterolateral thoracotomy, we investigated the feasibility of a "surgically guided" continuous SAP block as an alternative to TEA in selected esophagectomy patients...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103372/the-effect-of-epidural-levobupivacaine-and-fentanyl-on-stress-response-and-pain-management-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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A Ahiskalioglu, O Ahiskalioglu, A Dostbil, C Abdullah, A Megnet, M Celik, I Ilker, K Husnu
Objective: The perioperative stress response of patients who were scheduled to have percutaneous nephrolithotomy under epidural anaesthesia with opioids and local anaesthetics has not been investigated in detail yet. Our hypothesis is that the stress response following percutaneous nephrolithotomy can be lessened by epidural analgesia. Methods: A total of 48 patients, between 18-65 years of age and ASA I-II, for whom elective percutaneous nephrolithotomy was planned, were randomly divided into two groups namely: Group GA (n = 24): general anaesthesia by sevoflurane and fentanyl and postoperative intravenous PCA; Group GE (n = 24): epidural anaesthesia and general anaesthesia together with postoperative epidural analgesia (0...
March 14, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
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