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Rectus Sheath Block

Murid Siawash, Rudi Roumen, Walther Tjon A Ten, Ernst van Heurn, Marc Scheltinga
Some children suffering from chronic abdominal pain may have an abdominal wall entity such as anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. This syndrome is largely suspected on a combination of findings at history and physical examination. The aim is to obtain clues in history and physical examinations in a selected population of children with anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. We analyzed all children with abdominal pain visiting our hospital between January 2013 and January 2015. A total of 71 cases were identified (median age 15 years, range 8-17, 77% female)...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
A Ammar, K Mahmoud, Z Kasemy
BACKGROUND: Various adjuvants have been tried to improve quality and increase duration of local anaesthetics during various nerve blocks. We aimed to evaluate the effect of adding midazolam to bupivacaine on rectus sheath (RS) block in patients undergoing umbilical or epigastric hernia repair. METHODS: In all, 60 adult patients were divided into two equal groups, each group included 30 patients. Group I received 20 ml of bupivacaine hydrochloride 0.25% + midazolam 50 μg/kg in 2 ml saline 0...
February 14, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Martin Purdy, Mari Kinnunen, Merja Kokki, Maarit Anttila, Matti Eskelinen, Heidi Hautajärvi, Marko Lehtonen, Hannu Kokki
BACKGROUND: There is a controversy regarding the efficacy of rectus sheath block (RSB). The aim of the present study was to evaluate analgesic efficacy and safety of three different methods of RSB in postoperative pain management after midline laparotomy. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled, open-label clinical trial with 4 parallel groups was conducted in a tertiary care hospital in Finland. A total of 57 patients undergoing midline laparotomy were randomized to the control group (n = 12) or to 1 of the 3 active RSB analgesia groups: single-dose (n = 16), repeated-doses (n = 12), or continuous infusion (n = 17)...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Feng Jin, Zhe Li, Wen-Fei Tan, Hong Ma, Xiao-Qian Li, Huang-Wei Lu
BACKGROUND: Nerve block is usually performed before surgery because it inhibits reflection of the skin incision and reduces the amount of intraoperative anesthetic used. We hypothesized that performing rectus sheath block (RSB) after surgery would result in a longer duration of the analgesic effects and have a subtle influence on sleep time after surgery but that it would not decrease the perioperative cytokine levels of patients undergoing gynecological surgery. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial was conducted from October 2015 to June 2016...
February 9, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Sooyoung Cho, Youn Jin Kim, Kyungah Jeong, Hye-Sung Moon
PURPOSE: Rectus sheath block (RSB) is an anterior abdominal wall block that reduces postoperative pain associated with midline incisions. This study aims to investigate the effect of ultrasound-guided bilateral RSB (US-BRSB) on postoperative pain and analgesic consumption in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients who underwent laparoscopic gynecologic surgery were allocated to RSB (n = 30) or control (n = 30) group. A bilateral US-BRSB procedure (30 ml of 0...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Jari Kärkkäinen, Tuomas Selander, Martin Purdy, Petri Juvonen, Matti Eskelinen
BACKGROUND/AIM: The levels of the oxidative stress biomarker superoxide dismutase (SOD1) in plasma in relation to pain at rest 24 hours after (NRS24) midline laparotomy in patients with rectus sheath block (RSB) analgesia is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Initially, 56 patients (39 with cancer), each with an intravenous oxycodone pump as patient-controlled analgesia, were randomized to four groups: control group, no RSB (n=12), single-dose (n=16), repeated-dose (n=12) and continuous infusion (n=16) of RSB analgesia...
February 2018: Anticancer Research
Lance M Relland, Joseph D Tobias, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Ralph J Beltran, Christopher McKee, Tarun Bhalla
Background: Umbilical hernia repair is a common pediatric surgical procedure. While opioid analgesics are a feasible option and have long been a mainstay in the pharmacological intervention for pain, the effort to improve care and limit opioid-related adverse effects has led to the use of alternative techniques, including regional anesthesia. The current study prospectively compares the analgesic efficacy of three techniques, including caudal epidural blockade, peripheral nerve blockade, and local wound infiltration, in a double-blinded study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
Jun Nagata, Jun Watanabe, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Masaki Akiyama, Koichi Arase, Noritaka Minagawa, Takayuki Torigoe, Kotaro Hamada, Yoshifumi Nakayama, Keiji Hirata
A 62-year-old man who had acute rectal obstruction due to a large rectal cancer is presented. He underwent emergency laparoscopic colostomy. We used the laparoscopic puncture needle to inject analgesia with the novel transperitoneal approach. In this procedure, both ultrasound and laparoscopic images assisted with the accurate injection of analgesic to the correct layer. The combination of laparoscopic visualization and ultrasound imaging ensured infiltration of analgesic into the correct layer without causing damage to the bowel...
August 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Woosuk Chung, Yeomyung Yoon, Jae Woo Kim, Sun In Kwon, Jung Bo Yang, Ki Hwan Lee, Heon Jong Yoo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic effect of surgical bilateral rectus sheath block (BRSB) and ultrasonography-guidance BRSB in patients undergoing single port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) for ovarian cyst. STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-five patients were randomly allocated into three groups: the control and ultrasound (US)-guidance group (n=25, each) received BRSB with 10ml of normal saline or 0.5% ropivacaine bilaterally under US guidance at the end of surgery, respectively; the surgical group (n=25) received BRSB with10ml of 0...
October 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Erik M Helander, Michael P Webb, Meghan Bias, Edward E Whang, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Principles of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS® ) protocols are well established, with the primary goal of optimizing perioperative care and recovery. The use of multimodal analgesia is a key component of these protocols, including regional analgesia techniques such as thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), transversus abdominis plane (TAP), rectus sheath blocks or continuous wound infiltration (CWI)/catheters, and spinal anesthesia. We compare and contrast regional anesthesia approaches in different institutional colorectal surgery ERAS protocols...
September 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Ronald Seidel, Andreas Wree, Marko Schulze
The anterior cutaneous branches of the thoracolumbar spinal nerves enter the rectus sheath at its lateral border and perforate the muscle after travelling a short distance in the ventral direction. In this anatomical case series, we show that dye injection at the medial margin did not lead to reliable impregnation of the target nerves. The local anesthetic should therefore be injected at the lateral edge of the rectus sheath. Preceding surgical procedures to the ventral abdominal wall may affect the craniocaudal spread of local anesthetic...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
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
P J Cowlishaw, P J Kotze, L Gleeson, N Chetty, L E Stanbury, P J Harms
Effective analgesia after midline laparotomy surgery is essential for enhanced recovery programs. We compared three types of continuous abdominal wall block for analgesia after midline laparotomy for gynaecological oncology surgery. We conducted a single-centre, double-blind randomised controlled trial. Ninety-four patients were randomised into three groups to receive two days of programmed intermittent boluses of ropivacaine (18 ml 0.5% ropivacaine every four hours) via either a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheter, posterior rectus sheath (PRS) catheter, or a subcutaneous (SC) catheter...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Caroline Maloney, Michelle Kallis, Ibrahim Abd El-Shafy, Aaron M Lipskar, John Hagen, Michelle Kars
INTRODUCTION: Despite its minimally invasive approach, laparoscopic surgery can cause considerable pain. Regional analgesic techniques such as the rectus sheath block (RSB) offer improved pain management following elective umbilical hernia repair in the pediatric population. This effect has not been examined in laparoscopic single-incision surgery in children. We sought to compare the efficacy of bilateral ultrasound-guided RSB versus local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in providing postoperative pain relief in pediatric single-incision transumbilical laparoscopic assisted appendectomy (TULA) with same-day discharge...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Lili Xu, Zhiyong Hu, Jianjun Shen, Patrick M McQuillan
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and rectus sheath (RS) blocks with ropivacaine and dexmedetomidine in elderly, high-risk patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. METHODS: Sixty elderly patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery receiving both bilateral ultrasound-guided TAP and RS blocks were randomly divided into two groups: R+D (10 mL of 0.25% ropivacaine+0...
January 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
J Rahiri, J Tuhoe, D Svirskis, N J Lightfoot, P B Lirk, A G Hill
Background.: Safe and efficacious modalities of perioperative analgesia are essential for enhanced recovery after surgery. Truncal nerve blocks are one potential adjunct for analgesia of the abdominal wall, and in recent years their popularity has increased. Transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) and rectus sheath block (RSB) have been shown to reduce morphine consumption and improve pain relief after abdominal surgery. These blocks typically require large volumes of local anaesthetic (LA)...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Jun Nagata, Jun Watanabe, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Masaki Akiyama, Koichi Arase, Noritaka Minagawa, Takayuki Torigoe, Kotaro Hamada, Yoshifumi Nakayama, Keiji Hirata
BACKGROUND: Although the laparoscopic approach reduces pain associated with abdominal surgery, postoperative pain remains a problem. Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block and transversus abdominis plane block have become increasingly popular means of providing analgesia for laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Ninety patients were enrolled in this study. A laparoscopic puncture needle was inserted via the port, and levobupivacaine was injected into the correct plane through the peritoneum...
April 4, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
Cristen N Litz, Sandra M Farach, Allison M Fernandez, Richard Elliott, Jenny Dolan, Nikhil Patel, Lillian Zamora, Paul M Colombani, Nebbie E Walford, Ernest K Amankwah, Christopher W Snyder, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthesia is commonly used in children. Our hypothesis was that percutaneous ultrasound-guided (PERC) rectus sheath blocks would result in lower postoperative pain scores compared to intraoperative (IO) rectus sheath blocks following umbilical hernia repair. METHODS: A single-institution randomized blinded trial was conducted in pediatric patients undergoing elective umbilical hernia repair. The primary outcome was mean postoperative Wong-Baker pain score...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Alessandra Landmann, Mihaela Visoiu, Marcus M Malek
BACKGROUND: Bilateral rectus sheath blocks have proven to be superior to local anesthetic infiltration for umbilical incisions and have been gaining popularity for the treatment of perioperative pain in children. We aim to develop a technique of surgeon performed rectus sheath blocks under laparoscopic-guidance alone. METHODS: In phase I, we observed the laparoscopic appearance of a rectus sheath block. The pain management team performed an ultrasound-guided rectus sheath nerve block as we visualized the posterior rectus sheath with the laparoscope...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Murid Siawash, Frederique Mol, Walther Tjon-A-Ten, Christel Perquin, Percy van Eerten, Ernst van Heurn, Rudi Roumen, Marc Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: Chronic abdominal pain in children may be caused by the anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. Local nerve blocks are recommended as an initial treatment in adults. Evidence on effectiveness and safety of such a treatment in children is lacking. AIM: Our aim was to study outcome and adverse events of anterior rectus sheath blocks in childhood anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome. METHODS: Patients <18 years of age receiving anterior rectus sheath blocks were prospectively followed...
May 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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