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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30086609/caudal-and-epidural-blocks-in-infants-and-small-children-historical-perspective-and-ultrasound-guided-approaches
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Hae Keum Kil
In infants and small children, ultrasound (US) provides ample anatomical information in combination with neuraxial block. We can measure the distance from the skin to the epidural space in the US image and can refer to it in the needle puncture. And we may detect the needle or a catheter during real-time US-guided epidural catheterization. In cases where direct needle or catheter visualization is difficult, US allows predicting successful puncture and catheterization using surrogate markers, such as dura mater displacement, epidural space widening due to drug injection, or mass movement of the drug within the caudal space...
August 8, 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914782/a-randomized-trial-comparing-surgeon-administered-intraoperative-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-with-anesthesiologist-administered-transcutaneous-block
#2
D M Narasimhulu, L Scharfman, H Minkoff, B George, P Homel, K Tyagaraj
BACKGROUND: Injection of local anesthetic into the transversus abdominis plane (TAP block) decreases systemic morphine requirements after abdominal surgery. We compared intraoperative surgeon-administered TAP block (surgical TAP) to anesthesiologist-administered transcutaneous ultrasound-guided TAP block (conventional TAP) for post-cesarean analgesia. We hypothesized that surgical TAP blocks would take less time to perform than conventional TAP blocks. METHODS: We performed a randomized trial, recruiting 41 women undergoing cesarean delivery under neuraxial anesthesia, assigning them to either surgical TAP block (n=20) or conventional TAP block (n=21)...
August 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808972/anesthesia-and-analgesia-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-narrative-review
#3
Ellen M Soffin, Stavros G Memtsoudis
BACKGROUND: The demand for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is rising worldwide. Controversy persists in the literature regarding the benefits of general vs. neuraxial anesthesia and which anesthetic is associated with the best outcomes. Likewise, the abundance of analgesic options for post-TKA pain have led to debate regarding the safest, most effective regimens. METHODS: In this narrative review, we evaluated a selection of recent publications regarding anesthetic and analgesic choices for TKA...
May 28, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794942/major-laparoscopic-intraperitoneal-surgery-performed-with-combined-bilateral-subcostal-transversus-abdominal-plane-block-and-celiac-plexus-block-intravenous-sedation-without-tracheal-intubation-a-feasibility-study-of-3-cases
#4
Azeddine Taleb, MʼHamed Boumadani, Paul J Zetlaoui, Dan Benhamou
OBJECTIVES: Major abdominal surgery usually requires general anesthesia with tracheal intubation and may be supplemented with neuraxial anesthesia to provide intraoperative and postoperative pain relief. Attempts at using only neuraxial anesthesia for major abdominal surgery have often been shown to be poorly effective. This report demonstrates that laparoscopic colonic surgical procedures can be performed with ultrasound-guided blocks (bilateral transversus abdominal plane block and celiac plexus block) and intravenous sedation, while avoiding general or neuraxial anesthesia...
August 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489674/a-case-report-the-use-of-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-nerve-block-during-above-knee-amputation-in-a-severely-cardiovascular-compromised-patient-who-required-continuous-anticoagulation
#5
Myong-Hwan Karm, Sohee Lee, Syn-Hae Yoon, Sukyung Lee, Wonuk Koh
RATIONALE: Although lower-extremity surgeries are mainly performed under general or central neuraxial anesthesia, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block (PNB) can be a good alternative, especially for patients who require continuous anticoagulation treatment and present with poor cardiovascular conditions. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The patient required continuous anticoagulation treatment due to the high risk of thromboembolism and poor cardiovascular conditions. DIAGNOSES: The patient required lower-extremity amputation due to atherosclerotic and thromboembolic obstruction...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332115/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-postoperative-analgesia-in-children-with-spinal-dysraphism
#6
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/29078504/anaesthetic-considerations-for-pectus-repair-surgery
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REVIEW
Chinmay Patvardhan, Guillermo Martinez
Repair of pectus is one of the most common congenital abnormality for which patient presents for thoracic surgery. In recent years, innovative minimally invasive techniques involving video assisted thoracoscopy for pectus repair have become the norm. Similarly, anaesthetic techniques have evolved to include principles of enhanced recovery, multimodal analgesia and innovative ultrasound guided neuraxial and nerve blocks. Adequate anaesthetic set up and monitoring including the use of real time intraoperative monitoring with transesophageal echocardiography (TOE) has enabled the anaesthetist to enhance patient safety by providing instantaneous imaging of cardiac compression and complications during surgery...
2016: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046933/-regional-anesthesia-are-the-standards-changing
#8
REVIEW
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)...
December 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607343/failed-epidural-for-labor-what-now
#10
Emilia Guasch, Fabrizio Iannuccelli, Nicolas Brogly, Fernando Gilsanz
Labor epidural failure is a challenging situation for the obstetric anesthetist, especially when associated to high risk of caesarean delivery, obesity, and difficult airway predictors. Labor 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 labors, previous history of epidural failure, and repeated top-ups needed during labor are recognized risk factors for failure...
November 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551063/-superior-gluteal-nerve-a-new-block-on-the-block
#11
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...
July 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291128/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-obstetric-anesthesia
#12
REVIEW
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/28118226/intraoperative-placement-of-pectoral-nerve-block-catheters-description-of-a-novel-technique-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
REVIEW
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
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Ankit Maheshwari, Rovnat Babazade, Anahi Perlas, Sherif Zaky, Loran Mounir-Soliman
BACKGROUND: There are limited reports of lumbar neuraxial blocks using real-time US in patients with predicted difficulties. We compared the number of attempts to perform spinal anesthesia using real-time US 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...
May 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903338/-ultrasound-imaging-increases-first-attempt-success-rate-of-neuraxial-block-in-elderly-patients
#15
J Geng, X L Chen, X D Wang, X Y Guo, M Li
Objective: To verify whether preprocedural ultrasound of the lumbar spine could improve first-attempt success rate (defined as a successful neuraxial anesthesia with only one skin puncture) of neuraxial block in elderly patients. Methods: From septemble 2015 to February 2016, 200 elderly patients undergoing lower-limb surgery with neuraxial block at the Peking Universty Third Hospital were enrolled in this study.RandA 1.0 software was used to randomize patients into two groups: conventional surface landmark-guided group (group LM) and ultrasound-assisted group (group US)...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836523/-why-and-how-to-perform-an-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-a-step-by-step-approach
#16
E Nohuz, B El Drayi, A Triki, K Grossmannova, B Boudier, K Koffi, M Albaut, C Dualé
Used in clinical practice as part of a multimodal analgesic regimen, the transversus abdominis plane block (TAP block) is a relative novel procedure in which local anaesthetic agents are injected into the anatomic neurofascial space between the internal oblique and the transversus abdominis muscle. It allows a significantly prolonged duration of analgesia during the early postoperative stage in abdominal surgery. This regional anesthesia technique provides analgesia to the skin, muscles of the anterior abdominal wall and parietal peritoneum in order to decrease the incision-related pain...
December 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828783/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-a-premature-infant-a-case-report
#17
Rashmi Ramachandran, Sumit Bansal, Preeti Yadav, Vimi Rewari
In this report, we describe the case of a premature infant (36 weeks' postgestational age) who underwent left inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia without the use of any airway device. Anesthesia was induced and maintained with sevoflurane in oxygen and nitrous oxide. An ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block was performed that provided effective analgesia, obviating the need for opioids in the intraoperative period. The infant's hemodynamics remained stable throughout the surgery. This report also briefly explains the advantages of using a transversus abdominis plane block, compared with neuraxial blockade, for hernia repair surgery...
January 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785357/perioperative-regional-anaesthesia-and-postoperative-longer-term-outcomes
#18
REVIEW
Jan Jakobsson, Mark Z Johnson
Regional anaesthesia provides effective anaesthesia and analgesia in the perioperative setting. Central neuraxial blocks-that is, spinal and epidural blocks-are well established as an alternative or adjunct to general anaesthesia. Peripheral blocks may be used as part of multimodal anaesthesia/analgesia in perioperative practice, reducing the need for opioid analgesics and enhancing early recovery. Furthermore, regional anaesthesia has increased in popularity and may be done with improved ease and safety with the introduction of ultrasound-guided techniques...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650294/clinical-usefulness-of-pectoral-nerve-block-for-the-management-of-zoster-associated-pain-case-reports-and-technical-description
#19
Yeon-Dong Kim, Seon-Jeong Park, Junho Shim, Hyungtae Kim
The recently introduced pectoral nerve (Pecs) block is a simple alterative to the conventional thoracic paravertebral block or epidural block for breast surgery. It produces excellent analgesia and can be used to provide balanced anesthesia and as a rescue block in cases where performing a neuraxial blockade is not possible. In the thoracic region, a neuraxial blockade is often used to manage zoster-associated pain. However, this can be challenging for physicians due to the increased risk of hemodynamic instability in the upper thoracic level, and comorbid and contraindicated medical conditions such as coagulopathy...
December 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27482314/an-ultrasound-guided-fascia-iliaca-catheter-technique-does-not-impair-ambulatory-ability-within-a-clinical-pathway-for-total-hip-arthroplasty
#20
Seshadri C Mudumbai, T Edward Kim, Steven K Howard, Nicholas J Giori, Steven Woolson, Toni Ganaway, Alex Kou, Robert King, Edward R Mariano
BACKGROUND: Both neuraxial and peripheral regional analgesic techniques offer postoperative analgesia for total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. While no single technique is preferred, quadriceps muscle weakness from peripheral nerve blocks may impede rehabilitation. We designed this study to compare postoperative ambulation outcome in THA patients who were treated with a new ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca catheter (FIC) technique or intrathecal morphine (ITM). METHODS: We reviewed the electronic health records of a sequential series of primary unilateral THA patients who were part of a standardized clinical pathway; apart from differences in regional analgesic technique, all other aspects of the pathway were the same...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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