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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652687/ultrasound-guided-transversalis-fascia-plane-block-an-alternative-approach-for-anesthesia-in-inguinal-herniorrhaphy-a-case-report
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Paolo Scimia, Erika Basso Ricci, Emiliano Petrucci, Astrid Ursula Behr, Franco Marinangeli, Pierfrancesco Fusco
Ultrasound (US)-guided transversalis fascia plane block (TFPB) was first described by Hebbard as a technique for blockade of T12-L1 nerves. Although this technique appears similar to the quadratus lumborum 1 block, the point of injection is more caudal and anterior, specifically targeting ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves. There are only few published data on US-guided TFPB demonstrating effective postoperative analgesia in iliac crest bone graft harvesting. We report the use of US-guided TFPB in a patient undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy...
April 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643620/opioid-free-anesthesia-for-breast-cancer-surgery-an-observational-study
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Swagata Tripathy, Satyajit Rath, Suresh Agrawal, P Bhaskar Rao, A Panda, T S Mishra, Sukdev Nayak
Background and Aims: Opioids are associated with postoperative nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and increased analgesic requirement. A nonopioid anesthesia technique may reduce morbidity, enable day care surgery, and possibly decrease tumor recurrence. We compared opioid-free, nerve block-based anesthesia with opioid-based general anesthesia for breast cancer surgery in a prospective cohort study. Material and Methods: Twenty four adult American Society of Anesthesiologists grade I-III patients posted for modified radical mastectomy (MRM) with axillary dissection were induced with propofol and maintained on isoflurane (0...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630033/a-randomized-comparison-between-interscalene-and-small-volume-supraclavicular-blocks-for-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Julián Aliste, Daniela Bravo, Diego Fernández, Sebastián Layera, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q Tran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This randomized trial compared ultrasound (US)-guided interscalene block (ISB) and small-volume supraclavicular block (SCB) for arthroscopic shoulder surgery. We hypothesized that SCB would provide equivalent analgesia to ISB 30 minutes after surgery without the risk of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis (HDP). METHODS: All patients received an US-guided intermediate cervical plexus block. In the ISB group, US-guided ISB was performed with 20 mL of levobupivacaine 0...
April 6, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628577/comparison-of-dexamethasone-and-buprenorphine-as-adjuvant-in-ultrasound-guided-brachial-plexus-blocks-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Prasanna Vadhanan, Narendren Ganesh, M I Hussain Ahmed
Introduction: Effective postoperative analgesia is imperative for orthopedic surgeries to enhance recovery and facilitate early ambulation. Various additives have been used as adjuvants with local anesthetics in peripheral nerve blocks to provide postoperative analgesia. The aim of this study is to compare the duration of postoperative analgesia with buprenorphine and dexamethasone when administered as an adjuvant during ultrasound-guided brachial plexus blocks. Methodology: Sixty adult patients undergoing various upper arm surgeries were recruited for the study after acquiring ethics committee clearance...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628554/comparison-of-ultrasound-with-peripheral-nerve-stimulator-guided-technique-for-supraclavicular-block-in-upper-limb-surgeries-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vinu Mervick Alfred, Gnanasekaran Srinivasan, Mamie Zachariah
Background: The supraclavicular approach is considered to be the easiest and most effective approach to block the brachial plexus for upper limb surgeries. The classical approach using the anatomical landmark technique was associated with higher failure rates and complications. Ultrasonography (USG) guidance and peripheral nerve stimulator (PNS) have improved the success rates and safety margin. Aims: The aim of the present study is to compare USG with PNS in supraclavicular brachial plexus block for upper limb surgeries with respect to the onset of motor and sensory blockade, total duration of blockade, procedure time, and complications...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627431/the-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-type-i-and-type-ii-pectoral-nerve-blocks-for-postoperative-analgesia-after-breast-augmentation-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Omer Karaca, Huseyin U Pınar, Enver Arpacı, Rafi Dogan, Oya Y Cok, Ali Ahiskalioglu
PURPOSE: The present study was planned to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided Pecs I and II blocks for postoperative analgesia after sub-pectoral breast augmentation. METHODS: Fifty-four adult female patients undergoing breast augmentation were randomly divided into two groups: the control group (Group C, n = 27) who were not subjected to block treatment and Pecs group (Group P, n = 27) who received Pecs I (bupivacain 0.25%, 10mL) and Pecs II (bupivacain 0...
April 5, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625919/ultrasound-guided-lateral-and-subcostal-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-calves-a-cadaveric-study
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Alessandro Mirra, Alois von Rotz, Marta Schmidhalter, Lara Moser, Daniela Casoni, Claudia Spadavecchia
OBJECTIVE: To describe and assess the ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block feasibility in calf cadavers, to compare two injection volumes and to evaluate possible undesired solution spreads. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive, anatomic study. ANIMALS: A group of 15 bovine cadavers weighing 47±11 kg (mean±standard deviation). METHODS: Lateral (n = 24) and subcostal (n = 12) TAP block approaches were assessed...
March 15, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611793/hemidiaphragmatic-paralysis-a-case-report
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Lebur Rohman, Jazlina Sutanto, Yusuf Michla
Hemidiaphragmatic paralysis is initially recognised as postoperative respiratory distress. The subsequent sequential management of the patient following arthroscopic shoulder surgery under interscalene block is described. Ultrasound-guided technique is considered to be the safest for interscalene block. Reducing the volume of anaesthetic used reduces its spread to the phrenic nerve and thus reduces the incidence of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis. Furthermore, a reduction in anaesthetic volume has equivalent analgesic efficacy...
April 2018: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605459/postoperative-analgesic-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric-nerve-block-compared-with-medial-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-in-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-prospective-randomised-trial
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Nidhi Bhatia, Indu Mohini Sen, Banashree Mandal, Ankita Batra
PURPOSE: Analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided transverse abdominis plane block, administered a little more medially, just close to theorigin of the transverse abdominis muscle has not yet been investigated in patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair. We hypothesised that medial transverse abdominis plane block would provide comparable postoperative analgesia to ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve block in inguinal hernia repair patients. METHODS: This prospective, randomised trial was conducted in 50 ASA I and II male patients ≥ 18 years of age...
March 29, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576126/investigation-into-the-visual-perceptive-ability-of-anaesthetists-during-ultrasound-guided-interscalene-and-femoral-blocks-conducted-on-soft-embalmed-cadavers-a-randomised-single-blind-study
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A Mustafa, J Seeley, S Munirama, M Columb, M McKendrick, A Schwab, G Corner, R Eisma, G Mcleod
BACKGROUND: Errors may occur during regional anaesthesia whilst searching for nerves, needle tips, and test doses. Poor visual search impacts on decision making, clinical intervention, and patient safety. METHODS: We conducted a randomised single-blind study in a single university hospital. Twenty trainees and two consultants examined the paired B-mode and fused B-mode and elastography video recordings of 24 interscalene and 24 femoral blocks conducted on two soft embalmed cadavers...
April 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574861/updated-retrospective-single-center-comparative-analysis-of-peripheral-nerve-block-complications-using-landmark-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-versus-ultrasound-guidance-as-a-primary-means-of-nerve-localization
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Vladyslav Melnyk, James W Ibinson, Michael L Kentor, Steven L Orebaugh
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to perform an updated analysis of complications associated with upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) performed with ultrasound (US) guidance versus the landmark approach. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort analysis to compare the incidence of PNB complications between the techniques. The primary outcome was local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST), whereas the secondary outcomes included short- and long-term nerve injuries...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570507/how-central-is-central-post-stroke-pain-the-role-of-afferent-input-in-post-stroke-neuropathic-pain-a-prospective-open-label-pilot-study
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Simon Haroutounian, Andria L Ford, Karen Frey, Lone Nikolajsen, Nanna B Finnerup, Alicia Neiner, Evan D Kharasch, Pall Karlsson, Michael M Bottros
Central post-stroke pain is a neuropathic pain disorder, the underlying mechanisms of which are not well understood. It has been suggested that stroke-associated loss of inhibitory neurons in the spinothalamic tract causes disinhibition of thalamic neurons, which autonomously generate ectopic nociceptive action potentials responsible for the pain experience. We hypothesized that central post-stroke pain is a result of misinterpretation of afferent sensory input by the sensitized neurons within the brain, rather than generated spontaneously by the damaged CNS neurons...
March 21, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570501/local-anesthetic-injection-speed-and-common-peroneal-nerve-block-duration-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-healthy-volunteers
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Mikkel Herold Madsen, Claus B Christiansen, Christian Rothe, Asger M Andreasen, Lars H Lundstrøm, Kai H W Lange
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The speed of local anesthetic (LA) injections in peripheral regional anesthesia ranges from slow continuous infusions (3-12 mL/h) to rapid manual injections (>7500 mL/h). Optimizing injection speed could augment the spread of LA toward the targeted nerves and influence nerve block characteristics. The objective of this study was to investigate whether injection speed of a single dose of LA affects peripheral nerve block duration. METHODS: After approval from the Danish Regional Scientific Ethics Committee, we enrolled 60 healthy adult volunteers...
March 22, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545039/assessment-of-discomfort-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-fusion-mri-guided-versus-trus-guided-prostate-biopsy
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Dennis Robins, Michael Lipsky, Arindam RoyChoudry, Sven Wenske
OBJECTIVE: To investigate patient pain perception from receiving MRI fusion guided prostate biopsy (FBx) in addition to transrectal ultrasound guided template biopsy (TBx) versus pain from standard TBx alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing FBx+TBx or TBx alone from April 2016 through February 2017 completed a validated pain survey after biopsy. Responses were graded from 0-10 (0: no pain/willing to return for repeat procedure; 10: excruciating pain/not willing to return for repeat procedure if necessary)...
March 12, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536008/a-review-of-the-quadratus-lumborum-block-and-eras
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Michael Akerman, Nada Pejčić, Ivan Veličković
The use of truncal nerve blocks has been described since 2001. Since then, there have been many studies trying to understand the ideal clinical scenarios for its use. Since 2001, the transversus abdominis plane block has evolved in many ways including from landmark based technique to ultrasound guided and more recently, into the quadratus lumborum (QL) block. Its anatomical placement, concentration of local anesthetic, volume of local anesthetic, and anatomic placement have all been raised as clinical questions...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535876/ultrasound-guided-interscalene-catheter-complicated-by-persistent-phrenic-nerve-palsy
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Andrew T Koogler, Michael Kushelev
A 76-year-old male presented for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in the beach chair position. A preoperative interscalene nerve catheter was placed under direct ultrasound-guidance utilizing a posterior in-plane approach. On POD 2, the catheter was removed. Three weeks postoperatively, the patient reported worsening dyspnea with a subsequent chest X-ray demonstrating an elevated right hemidiaphragm. Pulmonary function testing revealed worsening deficit from presurgical values consistent with phrenic nerve palsy...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534383/-application-of-continuous-serratus-plane-block-with-patient-controlled-analgesia-on-postoperation-analgesia-after-thoracoscopic-surgery
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K Deng, S J Xu, Y F Qian, G D Chen, X Z Yuan, X Y Zhou, M Yao
Objective: To investigate the application of ultrasound-guided continuous serratus plane block with patient-controlled analgesia on postoperation analgesia after thoracoscopic surgery, and influence on postoperative rehabilitation. Methods: Sixty patients scheduled for thoracoscopic surgery were randomly divided into two groups. PCNA group ( n =30) received ultrasound guided continuous serratus plane block with patient-controlled nerve analgesia, with continuous infusion of 0.2% ropivacaine and 30 ml of 0.3% ropivacaine for the first does...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531569/a-comparison-of-pain-control-and-complications-using-three-different-ways-of-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy
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Hamid Mazdak, Amir Mohamad Abtahi, Fatemeh Momeni, Mohammad Hossein Izadpanahi
Background: We aim to compare the degree of pain control and complications in three types of anesthesia using periprostatic nerve block (PPNB) plus intrarectal local anesthesia (IRLA), low-dose spinal anesthesia, and intravenous (IV) sedation in patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy. Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial study, 106 patients were participated from December 2015 to December 2016 at Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529612/saphenous-nerve-block-from-within-the-knee-is-feasible-for-tka-mri-and-cadaveric-study
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Joseph J Kavolus, David Sia, Hollis G Potter, David E Attarian, Paul F Lachiewicz
BACKGROUND: Surgeon-performed periarticular injections and anesthesiologist-performed femoral nerve or adductor canal blocks with local anesthetic are in common use as part of multimodal pain management regimens for patients undergoing TKA. However, femoral nerve blocks risk causing quadriceps weakness and falls, and anesthesiologist-performed adductor canal blocks are costly in time and resources and may be unreliable. We investigated the feasibility of a surgeon-performed saphenous nerve ("adductor canal") block from within the knee at the time of TKA...
January 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510808/from-acute-to-chronic-postsurgical-pain-the-significance-of-the-acute-pain-response
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Morten Rune Blichfeldt-Eckhardt
The thesis comprises an overview and four papers, all published or submitted for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
 
Chronic pain after surgery is a common and debilitating complication after many types of surgery. The cause and pathology behind is still mainly uncovered, though several risk factors have been proposed. One of the strongest risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain is the intensity of the acute pain response though the mechanisms involved remain unsettled...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
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