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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036728/a-retrospective-study-evaluating-the-effect-of-low-doses-of-perineural-dexamethasone-on-ropivacaine-brachial-plexus-peripheral-nerve-block-analgesic-duration
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Gregory D Schnepper, Benjamin I Kightlinger, Yunyun Jiang, Bethany J Wolf, Eric D Bolin, Sylvia H Wilson
Objective: Examination of the effectiveness of perineural dexamethasone administered in very low and low doses on ropivacaine brachial plexus block duration. Design: Retrospective evaluation of brachial plexus block duration in a large cohort of patients receiving peripheral nerve blocks with and without perineural dexamethasone in a prospectively collected quality assurance database. Setting: A single academic medical center. Methods: A total of 1,942 brachial plexus blocks placed over a 16-month period were reviewed...
September 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035977/long-term-safety-of-using-local-anesthetic-injections-in-professional-rugby-league-for-modified-indications
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Safaa Sebak, John W Orchard, Leigh D Golding, Elizabeth Steet, Steph A Brennan, Ameer Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To assess and evaluate the long-term safety of local anesthetic injections before or during games in professional rugby league players. DESIGN: Retrospective case series; Level of evidence, 4. SETTING: Professional rugby league team. PARTICIPANTS: Sydney Roosters players over a 6-year period (2008-2013), who had been administered a local anesthetic injection for an injury before or during a match to aid return to play...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034961/a-randomized-trial-of-automated-intermittent-ropivacaine-administration-vs-continuous-infusion-in-an-interscalene-catheter
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J Oxlund, A H Clausen, S Venø, M D Nielsen, M Pall, T Strøm, P Toft
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block with ropivacaine as local anesthetic agent given as boluses or continuous infusion is the preferred pain management after major shoulder surgery. The use of automated intermittent boluses has been shown to be superior to continuous infusion in sciatic and epidural nerve block. HYPOTHESIS: Automated intermittent boluses reduce pain after major shoulder surgery. METHODS: Seventy patients aged 18-75 years, scheduled for major shoulder surgery under general anesthesia with interscalene nerve block were included in this randomized controlled trial...
October 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034443/prospective-clinical-study-comparing-intraligamentary-anesthesia-and-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block-for-extraction-of-posterior-mandibular-teeth
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P W Kämmerer, A Adubae, I Buttchereit, D G E Thiem, M Daubländer, B Frerich
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of intraligamentary anesthesia (ILA) with conventional inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) for extraction of mandibular posterior teeth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective clinical trial, a total of 301 mandibular posterior teeth were extracted in 266 patients. Randomization was conducted into those who received ILA (patients n = 98; teeth n = 105) and those who received IANB (patient n = 140; teeth n = 140)...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033727/ultrasound-assessment-of-cranial-spread-during-caudal-blockade-in-children-effect-of-different-volumes-of-local-anesthetic
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Chandni Sinha, Amarjeet Kumar, Shalini Sharma, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Somak Majumdar, Ajeet Kumar, Nishant Sahay, Bindey Kumar, U K Bhadani
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided caudal block injection is a simple, safe, and effective method of anesthesia/analgesia in pediatric patients. The volume of caudal drug required has always been a matter of debate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This present prospective, randomized, double-blinded study aimed to measure extent of the cranial spread of caudally administered levobupivacaine in Indian children by means of real-time ultrasonography. Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists I/II children scheduled for urogenital surgeries were enrolled in this trial...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033726/ultrasound-guided-multilevel-paravertebral-block-versus-local-anesthesia-for-medical-thoracoscopy
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Maha A Abo-Zeid, Mohammad M Elgamal, Asem A Hewidy, Amro A Moawad, Alaa Eldin Adel Elmaddawy
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetic infiltration for medical thoracoscopy has an analgesic properties for short duration. Single injection thoracic paravertebral block (PVB) provides limited analgesia. PURPOSE: Comparison between thoracic PVB performed at two or three levels with local infiltration for anesthetic adequacy in adult medical thoracoscopy as a primary outcome and postthoracoscopic analgesia and pulmonary function as secondary outcomes for adult medical thoracoscopy...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033722/effect-of-intravenous-phenylephrine-infusion-on-dose-requirement-of-intrathecal-plain-levobupivacaine-for-cesarean-section-a-placebo-controlled-preliminary-study
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Asha Tyagi, Aanchal Kakkar, Namrata Niwal, Medha Mohta, Ashok Kumar Sethi
BACKGROUND: Phenylephrine infusion has been shown to decrease rostral spread of plain and hyperbaric local anesthetic (LA) when compared to ephedrine infusion. However, it does not result in higher dose requirement of hyperbaric LA for cesarean section. There is no trial evaluating the effect of phenylephrine infusion on ED50 of a plain intrathecal LA. METHODS: Pregnant patients with term uncomplicated singleton pregnancy undergoing elective cesarean section were given combined spinal-epidural anesthesia...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033152/intraoperative-infiltration-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-vs-bupivacaine-hydrochloride-for-pain-management-in-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Itay Perets, John P Walsh, Brian H Mu, Leslie C Yuen, Lyall Ashberg, Muriel R Battaglia, Benjamin G Domb
BACKGROUND: Pain management after total hip arthroplasty is well studied. Nevertheless, there is no consensus regarding the "cocktail" to use in periarticular infiltration (PAI). Liposomal bupivacaine (LB) is a slow release local anesthetic that can be infiltrated during surgery. In this study, we compared LB to bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCL). METHODS: Between September 2014 and March 2016, 181 patients were screened for this prospective randomized trial. A total of 107 patients were enrolled and studied...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031203/local-anaesthetic-pain-relief-therapy-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-nanotechnological-formulation-co-loaded-with-ropivacaine-and-dexamethasone
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Yongxin Zhang, Yaocun Yue, Meng Chang
Combination therapy is frequently applied to anesthesia and analgesia for its benefits, which includes prolonged analgesia following peripheral nerve blockade, and reduced side effects. The aim of this study was to develop chitosan (CH) coated poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) nanoparticles to co-deliver ropivacaine (RPV) and dexamethasone (DEM) (RPV/DEM CH-PCL NPs) for the prolongation of anesthesia and pain relief. In the present study, RPV/DEM CH-PCL NPs were fabricated. The properties of CH-PCL NPs were evaluated for their particle sizes, zeta potential, drug loading capacity and in vitro drug release profile...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030933/technical-success-of-the-ultrasound-guided-supra-inguinal-fascia-iliaca-compartment-block-in-older-children-and-adolescents-for-hip-arthroscopy
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Elizabeth Eastburn, Maria A Hernandez, Karen Boretsky
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopic surgery is performed on older pediatric patients. Fascia iliaca compartment block has proven efficacy in providing analgesia following hip surgery and can be performed with target location of local anesthetic below or above the inguinal ligament. The reported success of ultrasound-guided infra-inguinal fascia iliaca compartment block is lower when compared to traditional landmark technique, while the reliability of supra-inguinal fascia iliaca compartment block is unreported...
November 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028436/pain-management-after-hip-arthroscopy-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-and-cohort-studies
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Jason J Shin, Chris L McCrum, Craig S Mauro, Dharmesh Vyas
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy is often associated with significant postoperative pain and opioid-associated side effects. Effective pain management after hip arthroscopy improves patient recovery and satisfaction and decreases opioid-related complications. PURPOSE: To collect, examine, and provide a comprehensive review of the available evidence from randomized controlled trials and comparative studies on pain control after hip arthroscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028153/tailored-intraoperative-localization-of-non-palpable-pulmonary-lesions-for-thoracoscopic-wedge-resection-using-hybrid-room-technology
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Alessia Stanzi, Federico Mazza, Francesco Lucio, Donatella Ghirardo, Maurizio Grosso, Alessandro Locatelli, Giulio Melloni
INTRODUCTION: VATS wedge resection can require conversion to thoracotomy when pulmonary lesions cannot be identified. Hybrid operating rooms (HOR) provide real-time image acquisition capabilities allowing the intraoperative placement of markers, to facilitate the removal of non-palpable nodules during VATS. OBJECTIVES: To present our workflow based on the alternative use of two different markers according to the location of the lung lesion, and report our initial results...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027690/ultrasound-guided-posterior-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-block-a-cadaveric-study
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Christopher S Johnson, Rebecca L Johnson, Adam D Niesen, David E Stoike, Wojciech Pawlina
OBJECTIVES: To identify any anatomic barriers to local anesthetic spread between the sciatic nerve (SN) and the posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (PFCN) at the level of the infragluteal crease and to describe a potential technique for an ultrasound (US)-guided subgluteal PFCN block in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Bilateral US-guided subgluteal injections of a colored latex solution were performed around the SN (15 mL) and PFCN (10 mL) in 4 unembalmed cadavers, for a total of 8 cadaver thighs...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027006/comparative-outcomes-of-combined-corticosteroid-with-low-volume-compared-to-high-volume-of-local-anesthetic-in-subacromial-injection-for-impingement-syndrome-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-rcts
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Sermsak Sumanont, Manusak Boonard, Ekachot Peradhammanon, Alisara Arirachakaran, Pattanapong Suwankomonkul, Worawit Oungbumrungpan, Jatupon Kongtharvonskul
Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is one of the most frequent pathologies of the shoulder, which may cause serious restriction of daily activities and lifestyle changes. Corticosteroid injection (CI) into the subacromial space is a palliative treatment option. Currently, there have been no studies that compare between the different volumes of CI injection. We have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to answer our specific study questions: Are high volume (< 5 ml) better than low volume (≥ 5 ml) of CI injection with respect to pain reduction? This systematic review was conducted according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026354/novel-regional-techniques-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-promote-reduced-hospital-length-of-stay-an-analysis-of-106-patients
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Salman Thobhani, Lauren Scalercio, Clint E Elliott, Bobby D Nossaman, Leslie C Thomas, Dane Yuratich, Kim Bland, Kristie Osteen, Matthew E Patterson
BACKGROUND: Novel regional techniques, including the adductor canal block (ACB) and the local anesthetic infiltration between the popliteal artery and capsule of the knee (IPACK) block, provide an alternative approach for controlling pain following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study compared 3 regional techniques (femoral nerve catheter [FNC] block alone, FNC block with IPACK, and ACB with IPACK) on pain scores, opioid consumption, performance during physical therapy, and hospital length of stay in patients undergoing TKA...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026331/poorly-controlled-postoperative-pain-prevalence-consequences-and-prevention
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Tong J Gan
This review provides an overview of the clinical issue of poorly controlled postoperative pain and therapeutic approaches that may help to address this common unresolved health-care challenge. Postoperative pain is not adequately managed in greater than 80% of patients in the US, although rates vary depending on such factors as type of surgery performed, analgesic/anesthetic intervention used, and time elapsed after surgery. Poorly controlled acute postoperative pain is associated with increased morbidity, functional and quality-of-life impairment, delayed recovery time, prolonged duration of opioid use, and higher health-care costs...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025110/effect-of-continuous-local-anesthetic-in-post-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review
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Serena S Hong, Maree A Milross, Jennifer A Alison
Objective: The purpose of this review was to determine the effect of CLA infusion post cardiac surgery on pain, time to ambulation, severe adverse events, patient satisfaction, time to extubation, length of stay in the intensive care unit and in the hospital, total narcotic consumption, and pulmonary function. Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis (PROSPERO CRD42014010188). Methods: We searched the following electronic databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); MEDLINE; EMBASE; CINAHL; Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED); and PsycINFO; as well as hand-searching cardiothoracic surgery and anesthetic journals and meeting abstracts...
August 16, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024718/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-continuous-subpleural-bupivacaine-after-thoracoscopic-surgery
#18
Charles D Ghee, Daniel L Fortes, Chang Liu, Sandeep J Khandhar
OBJECTIVES: We seek to evaluate the merit of routine placement of a subpleural tunneled pain catheter delivering local anesthetic as measured by narcotic medication usage and subjective pain score analysis. METHODS: Eighty-six patients were randomized into the subpleural catheter or intraoperative incision site injection groups in a 1:1 fashion and underwent thoracoscopic surgery utilizing two incisions. All patients had standardized anesthetic delivery and postoperative pain control...
October 9, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017927/eleclazine-exhibits-enhanced-selectivity-for-lqt3-associated-late-ina
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Nesrine El-Bizri, Cheng Xie, Lynda Liu, James Limberis, Michael Krause, Ryoko Hirakawa, Steven Nguyen, Dennis R Tabuena, Luiz Belardinelli, Kristopher M Kahlig
BACKGROUND: Eleclazine (GS-6615) is a sodium channel blocker designed to improve the selectivity for cardiac late INa over peak INa. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the inhibition of late INa by eleclazine using a sample of Long QT type-3 (LQT3) and overlap LQT3/Brugada syndrome (LQT3/BS) mutant channels. The apparent binding rates for eleclazine were compared to other class 1 antiarrhythmics and the binding site was investigated. METHODS: Wild-type hNaV1...
October 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016543/finer-needles-reduce-pain-associated-with-injection-of-local-anesthetic-using-a-minimal-insertion-injection-technique
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Blake R Zelickson, Leonard H Goldberg, Marc K Rubenzik, Wesley J Wu
BACKGROUND: The injection of local anesthetic into the skin is often the only memorable event described by the patient after dermatologic procedures. OBJECTIVE: The authors compared the pain felt during injection of local anesthetic using a minimal needle insertion technique with a 30- or 33-gauge needle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred eighteen patients with tumors on the head and neck were injected with lidocaine using a previously described technique with either a 30- or 33-gauge needle...
October 6, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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