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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769140/local-infiltration-anesthesia-versus-epidural-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chen Li, Ji Qu, Su Pan, Yang Qu
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy and safety of local infiltration anesthesia (LIA) versus epidural analgesia (EPA) for postoperative pain control in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: In December 2017, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in Pubmed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. RCTs of patients prepared for spine surgery that compared LIA versus EPA for postoperative pain control in TKA were retrieved...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757778/a-contemporary-analysis-of-medicolegal-issues-in-obstetric-anesthesia-between-2005-and-2015
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Vesela P Kovacheva, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Arvind Palanisamy, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Detailed reviews of closed malpractice claims have provided insights into the most common events resulting in litigation and helped improve anesthesia care. In the past 10 years, there have been multiple safety advancements in the practice of obstetric anesthesia. We investigated the relationship among contributing factors, patient injuries, and legal outcome by analyzing a contemporary cohort of closed malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the principal defendant...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753523/testicular-transposition-in-children-undergoing-brachytherapy-for-bladder-and-or-prostate-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Guenolee de Lambert, Cyrus Chargari, Véronique Minard-Colin, Christine Haie-Meder, Florent Guérin, Hélène Martelli
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Fertility preservation is a major goal in treatment of children with cancer. We describe a new technique of testicular transposition (TT) in patients treated with pulse-dose-rate (PDR) brachytherapy as part of the multimodal conservative treatment of bladder neck and/or prostate rhabdomyosarcoma (BP RMS). METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients treated between September 2016 and August 2017 were studied. These patients underwent a TT performed during BP RMS surgery by the same suprapubic incision...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744650/a-novel-in-vivo-porcine-model-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-induced-by-cryoinjury
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Charles-Henri Flouzat-Lachaniette, Nicolas Jullien, Charlie Bouthors, Eric Beohou, Béatrice Laurent, Philippe Bierling, Arnaud Dubory, Hélène Rouard
PURPOSE: Degenerative disc disease involves sequential events that lead to the loss of cells, a decrease in disc matrix production, disc dehydration, and alteration of its biomechanical properties. The aim of this study was to determine whether cryoinjury of the nucleus pulposus performed through endplate perforation contributes to disc degeneration and to compare this technique with standard methods. METHOD: Under general anesthesia, the lumbar discs of six pigs were exposed and randomly submitted to needle puncture of the annulus fibrosus (NeP), isolated endplate injury (EP), or cryoinjury using a 2...
May 10, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742889/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-a-review-of-techniques-used-for-brain-tumor-surgery-in-children
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Keewon Kim, Charles Cho, Moon-Suk Bang, Hyung-Ik Shin, Ji-Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim
Intraoperative monitoring (IOM) utilizes electrophysiological techniques as a surrogate test and evaluation of nervous function while a patient is under general anesthesia. They are increasingly used for procedures, both surgical and endovascular, to avoid injury during an operation, examine neurological tissue to guide the surgery, or to test electrophysiological function to allow for more complete resection or corrections. The application of IOM during pediatric brain tumor resections encompasses a unique set of technical issues...
May 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734574/sensorineural-hearing-loss-after-spine-surgery-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-two-case-reports
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Eric Goodrich, Richard P Goodrich, Charles A Reese
Acute idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) following lumbar spinal surgery is an exceedingly rare phenomenon. This paper presents a case of ISSNHL presenting acutely after lumbar spine decompression and fusion treated with transtympanic steroids and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy. It also presents the ironic case of SSNHL secondary to presumed viral pathology sustained by the patient's operative surgeon who was treated with transtympanic steroids and HBO₂ as well. Proposed etiologies of the patient's ISSNHL include: hypotension, prone operative position, malfitted/malpositioned headrest, microemboli from a cell-saver, and nitrous oxide anesthesia...
March 2018: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729473/anatomical-variation-in-a-patient-with-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy
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Rinko Kokubo, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Toyohiko Isu, Naotaka Iwamoto, Takao Kitamura, Akio Morita
This 53-year-old man had a 10-year history of paresthesia and pain in the right antero-lateral thigh exacerbated by prolonged standing and walking. His symptoms improved completely but transiently by lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) block. The diagnosis was LFCN entrapment (LFCN-EN). As additional treatment with drugs and repeat LFCN block was ineffective, we performed surgical decompression under local anesthesia. A nerve stimulator located the LFCN 4.5 cm medial to the anterior superior iliac spine, it formed a sharp curve and was embedded in connective tissue...
May 2, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704223/low-thoracic-erector-spinae-plane-block-for-perioperative-analgesia-in-lumbosacral-spine-surgery-a-case-series
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Josh P Melvin, Rudolph J Schrot, George M Chu, Ki Jinn Chin
PURPOSE: Severe postoperative pain following spine surgery is a significant cause of morbidity, extended length of facility stay, and marked opioid usage. The erector spinae plane (ESP) block anesthetizes the dorsal rami of spinal nerves that innervate the paraspinal muscles and bony vertebra. We describe the use of low thoracic ESP blocks as part of multimodal analgesia in lumbosacral spine surgery. CLINICAL FEATURES: We performed bilateral ESP blocks at the T10 or T12 level in six cases of lumbosacral spine surgery: three lumbar decompressions, two sacral laminoplasties, and one coccygectomy...
April 27, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696112/epidural-anesthesia-combined-with-light-general-anesthesia-for-a-juvenile-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-undergoing-corrective-spine-surgery-a-case-report
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Amir Poya Zanjani, Azam Ghorbani, Babak Eslami, Babak Mirzashahi
General anesthesia (GA) is associated with serious concerns in advanced cases of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT). Despite several benefits of applying regional anesthesia (RA), recommendation for RA is controversial in CMT due to insufficient supporting documents and trials. We report combined epidural/general anesthesia for a 12-year-old boy with CMT disease undergoing major spine corrective surgery. This manuscript is presented not only to evaluate the costs and benefits of RA, but also to highlight the safety of neuraxial anesthesia and emphasis on the broad potential role of RA to reduce risks of GA in CMT patients...
October 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670012/percutaneous-imaging-guided-biopsy-of-bone-metastases
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Filippiadis, Argyro Mazioti, Alexios Kelekis
Approximately 70% of cancer patients will eventually develop bone metastases. Spine, due to the abundance of red marrow in the vertebral bodies and the communication of deep thoracic-pelvic veins with valve-less vertebral venous plexuses, is the most common site of osseous metastatic disease. Open biopsies run the risk of destabilizing an already diseased spinal or peripheral skeleton segment. Percutaneous biopsies obviate such issues and provide immediate confirmation of correct needle location in the area of interest...
April 18, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657440/magnetic-growth-modulation-in-orthopaedic-and-spine-surgery
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REVIEW
Adam E M Eltorai, Carolina Fuentes
Purpose: To examine distraction-based methods for treatment of early onset scoliosis (EOS), focusing on the magnetically controlled growing rod system (MCGR) relative to traditional growing rod system (TGR). To briefly discuss internal magnetically controlled nails for bone lengthening as another application of magnetic growth modulation. Results: Relative to TGR, MCGR involves fewer complications related to infection and general anesthesia because of fewer successive surgeries required...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628666/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-unusual-techniques-for-unusual-situations
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Vidhu Bhatnagar, Kavitha Jinjil, Deepak Dwivedi, Rohit Verma, Urvashi Tandon
Background: The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in prone position has been dealt with in 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines but have not been reviewed in 2015 guidelines. The guidelines for patients presenting with cardiac arrest under general anesthesia in lateral decubitus position and regarding resuscitation in confined spaces like airplanes are also not available in AHA guidelines. This article is an attempt to highlight the techniques adopted for resuscitation in these unusual situations...
January 2018: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628589/clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-caudal-epidural-ropivacaine-for-lumbosacral-spine-surgeries
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Saraswathi Nagappa, Sandhya Kalappa, Raghavendra Biligiri Sridhara
Background: Caudal epidural analgesia is a proven technique for providing analgesia for spinal surgeries. Prolonged pain relief with no motor blockade is desired for early mobilization. Objective: The objective of this study is to compare the effect of adding 1 μg/kg of clonidine to injection ropivacaine 0.2% with respect to duration of analgesia, hemodynamic effects, and associated side effects. Methodology: In this prospective double-blind study, a total of 60 patients undergoing lumbosacral spine surgery were randomized to receive 25 cc caudal epidural injection of either injection ropivacaine 0...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624542/effects-of-combined-lower-thoracic-epidural-general-anesthesia-on-pain-control-in-patients-undergoing-elective-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marvin Thepsoparn, Jariya Sereeyotin, Patt Pannangpetch
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare postoperative pain relief and operating field condition of single shot low thoracic epidural anesthesia combined with general anesthesia versus general anesthesia alone. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Prior studies have suggested that continuous epidural analgesia provides better postoperative pain relief and less intraoperative blood loss, but with the risk of the epidural catheter contaminating the surgical field...
April 5, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605279/epstein-barr-virus-associated-smooth-muscle-tumor-involving-the-spine-of-an-hiv-infected-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jeffrey S Ehresman, A Karim Ahmed, Doreen N Palsgrove, Zachary Pennington, C Rory Goodwin, Daniel M Sciubba
Within the last two decades, there have been multiple reports of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated smooth muscle tumors in immunocompromised patients. This includes HIV-infected patients, post-transplant patients, and patients with congenital defects of their immune systems. Here we report the case of a 24-year-old African American female with congenital HIV presenting with progressive lower extremity weakness, constipation, aching pain in her shoulders, and subcostal anesthesia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a large circumferential lesion extending from T1-T3 and a smaller left paraspinal lesion at C6-C7...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600206/a-unique-case-of-cervical-myelopathy-in-an-adult-patient-with-scheie-syndrome
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Farzam Vazifehdan, Vasilios G Karantzoulis, Robert Ebner, Vasilios G Igoumenou
Introduction: Scheie syndrome is an extremely rare systematic disease that represents the most attenuated form of mucopolysaccharidosis Type I disorder. Although associated with a variety of manifestations, Scheie syndrome leading to the development of cervical myelopathyis yet to be reported. Our purpose was to present a unique case of a Scheie syndrome patient, who underwent surgery due to cervical myelopathy, and to discuss the clinical and imaging findings, as well as the challenges and outcomes of surgical treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578864/spinal-protein-kinase-m%C3%AE-regulates-%C3%AE-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic-acid-receptor-trafficking-and-dendritic-spine-plasticity-via-kalirin-7-in-the-pathogenesis-of-remifentanil-induced-postincisional-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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Linlin Zhang, Suqian Guo, Qi Zhao, Yize Li, Chengcheng Song, Chunyan Wang, Yonghao Yu, Guolin Wang
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative remifentanil anesthesia exaggerates postoperative pain sensitivity. Recent studies recapitulate the significance of protein kinase Mζ in α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor-mediated pathologic pain. Kalirin-7, a Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor, coordinates AMPA receptor trafficking and dendritic spine plasticity. This study examines whether protein kinase Mζ and Kalirin-7 contribute to remifentanil-induced postincisional hyperalgesia via AMPA receptor...
March 26, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576907/spinal-case-of-the-month-with-short-perspective-how-would-you-treat-this-l3-l4-synovial-cyst
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REVIEW
Nancy E Epstein
Background: In this new section, Case of the Month with Short Perspective from Surgical Neurology International, we want to see how various spine surgeons would approach different spinal pathologies. In this first case, an elderly male presented with 3 years of lower back pain and progressive neurogenic claudication with bilateral radiculopathy that had exacerbated over the prior 6 months. An outside physician performed a magnetic resonance (MR) study of the lumbar spine that showed a massive synovial cyst filling the spinal canal (e...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563982/propofol-and-sevoflurane-combined-with-remifentanil-on-the-pain-index-inflammatory-factors-and-postoperative-cognitive-function-of-spine-fracture-patients
#19
Yu Zhao, Hongqi Zhang
The effects of propofol vs. sevoflurane combined with remifentanil on the pain index, inflammatory factors and postoperative cognitive function in spine fracture patients were studied and analyzed. A total of 62 patients with vertebral fracture were randomly divided into the propofol group (P group, n=41) and the sevoflurane group (S group, n=41). P group used induction anesthesia with propofol, and maintained anesthesia via intravenous injection of remifentanil. While patients in S group received induction anesthesia with sevoflurane, and also remifentanil as the maintained anesthesia...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533256/use-of-survey-and-delphi-process-to-understand-trauma-anesthesia-care-practices
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Catherine M Kuza, Monica S Vavilala, Rebecca M Speck, Richard P Dutton, Maureen McCunn
BACKGROUND: Few trauma guidelines evaluate and recommend anesthesiology practices and there are no trauma anesthesia-specific guidelines. There is no information on how anesthesiologists perceive clinical practice patterns. Our objective was to understand the perceptions of anesthesiologists regarding trauma anesthesia practices. METHODS: A survey assessing anesthesia management of trauma patients was distributed to 21,491 anesthesiologists. A subset of 10 of these questions was subsequently reviewed by a trauma anesthesiology focus group through a 3-round web-based Delphi process...
May 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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