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Cervical plexus block

R Seidel, K Zukowski, A Wree, M Schulze
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound-guided blocks of the cervical plexus are established anesthetic procedures for carotid endarterectomy. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study tested the hypothesis that an additional ultrasound-guided periarterial injection of local anesthetic leads to a lower frequency of periarterial supplementation by the surgeon. METHODS: A total of 40 patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. In both groups an ultrasound-guided intermediate cervical plexus block (20 ml of 0...
October 14, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
M Seretny, L A Colvin
Vascular disease covers a wide range of conditions, including arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders, with many of these being more common in the elderly. As the population ages, the incidence of vascular disease will increase, with a consequent increase in the requirement to manage both acute and chronic pain in this patient population. Pain management can be complex, as there are often multiple co-morbidities to be considered. An understanding of the underlying pain mechanisms is helpful in the logical direction of treatment, particularly in chronic pain states, such as phantom limb pain or complex regional pain syndrome...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
R Kamal Kanthan
AIM: (1) To assess the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of superficial cervical plexus (SCP) block in oral and maxillofacial surgical (OMFS) practice as an alternative to general anesthesia in selective cases. (2) To assess any associated complication specifically related to the procedure. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The total number of patients was 10, out of which 6 were male and 4 were female patients. Six patients had incision and drainage of perimandibular space infections, two patients had Level Ib cervical lymph node biopsies, one patient had enucleation of cyst in the body of mandible, one patient had open reduction and internal fixation isolated angle fracture...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Gloria S Cheng, Brian M Ilfeld
OBJECTIVE: To review the published evidence regarding perioperative analgesic techniques for breast cancer-related surgery. DESIGN: Topical review. METHODS: Randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) were selected for inclusion in the review. Also included were large prospective series providing estimates of potential risks and technical reports and small case series demonstrating a new technique or approaches of interest to clinicians. RESULTS: A total of 514 abstracts were reviewed, with 284 studies meeting criteria for full review...
August 22, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Michael K Ritchie, Colin A Wilson, Brian W Grose, Pavithra Ranganathan, Stephen M Howell, Matthew B Ellison
A greater auricular nerve (GAN) block was used as the sole anesthetic for facial surgery in an 80-year-old male patient with multiple comorbidities which would have made general anesthesia challenging. The GAN provides sensation to the ear, mastoid process, parotid gland, and angle of the mandible. In addition to anesthesia for operating room surgery, the GAN block can be used for outpatient or emergency department procedures without the need for a separate anesthesia team. Although this nerve block has been performed using landmark-based techniques, the ultrasound-guided version offers several potential advantages...
April 26, 2016: Clinics and Practice
Arslane Alilet, Pascal Petit, Benedicte Devaux, Corinne Joly, Emmanuel Samain, Sebastien Pili-Floury, Guillaume Besch
INTRODUCTION: The value of ultrasound guidance for intermediate cervical blocks in patients undergoing carotid artery endarterectomy is poorly described. This study aimed at comparing the efficacy of ultrasound-guided intermediate cervical block to superficial cervical block for carotid artery endarterectomies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a single-centre randomized-controlled study in a French University Hospital, from April 2011 to March 2012. The anaesthesia technique was randomly allocated to patients scheduled for carotid artery endarterectomy under regional anaesthesia (ropivacaine 4...
July 29, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Lars Bergmann, Stefan Martini, Miriam Kesselmeier, Wolf Armbruster, Thomas Notheisen, Michael Adamzik, Rϋdiger Eichholz
BACKGROUND: Interscalene brachial plexus (ISB) block is often associated with phrenic nerve block and diaphragmatic paresis. The goal of our study was to test if the anterior or the posterior ultrasound guided approach of the ISB is associated with a lower incidence of phrenic nerve blocks and impaired lung function. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized and single-blinded study of 84 patients scheduled for elective shoulder surgery who fullfilled the inclusion and exclusion critereria...
2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Jin-Soo Kim, Jeonghun Lee, Euy-Young Soh, Hyoeun Ahn, Sang Eon Oh, Jung-Dong Lee, Han Bum Joe
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Single-incision transaxillary robotic thyroidectomy (START) requires substantial tissue disruption, which produces moderate-to-severe pain in the axilla and neck areas during the early postoperative period. This study aimed to investigate the analgesic effects of ultrasound-guided serratus-intercostal plane blocks and intermediate cervical plexus blocks (CPBs) on the early postoperative pain after START. METHODS: We randomized 22 patients to undergo either ultrasound-guided serratus-intercostal plane and intermediate CPBs (the block group, n = 11) or to not undergo any block (the control group, n = 11)...
September 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Rodrigo Mencalha, Carlos Augusto Dos Santos Sousa, Orlando Costa, Marcelo Abidu-Figueiredo
PURPOSE: To update the gross and sonographic anatomy and propose landmarks to perform ultrasound-guided (US-guided) axillary brachial plexus block (BPB) in rabbits. METHODS: Forty New Zeeland's rabbit (NZR) cadavers were dissected and the nerves were trimmed, identified, measured, and photographed. Additionally, in twenty NZRs, sonographic images of brachial plexus (BP) were performed through a simple-resolution ultrasound device. The US-guided block was achieved through a minimum volume of lidocaine necessary to surround the BP roots...
April 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Anne C Kraima, Marloes Derks, Noeska N Smit, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Gemma G Kenter, Marco C DeRuiter
OBJECTIVE: Radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy (RHL) is the preferred treatment for early-stage cervical cancer. Although oncological outcome is good with regard to recurrence and survival rates, it is well known that RHL might result in postoperative bladder impairments due to autonomic nerve disruption. The pelvic autonomic network has been extensively studied, but the anatomy of nerve fibers branching off the inferior hypogastric plexus to innervate the bladder is less known...
June 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Hongmin Yun, Kira L Lathrop, Robert L Hendricks
PURPOSE: Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a neurotrophic virus that can cause herpes stromal keratitis (HSK), a severe corneal inflammation that can lead to corneal scarring and blindness. This study identified neurologic changes that occur in HSV-1-infected corneas and related them to HSV-1-induced immunopathology. METHODS: Corneas of BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice were infected with HSV-1 strains that induce HSK. Changes in sensory nerves were identified by immunofluorescence staining of sensory and sympathetic nerves for substance P (SP) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), respectively, and confocal microscopic examination...
April 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Sunil Malla Bujar Barua, Anjali Mishra, Kamal Kishore, Saroj Kanta Mishra, Gyan Chand, Gaurav Agarwal, Amit Agarwal, Ashok Kumar Verma
The aim of the current study was to investigate the efficacy of greater occipital nerve (GON) block and bilateral superficial cervical plexuses (BSCP) blocks in alleviating postoperative occipital headache and posterior neck pain after thyroidectomy. This randomized prospective study consisted of 75 women undergoing total thyroidectomy. Patients were randomized into three groups: Group I (n = 25): patients receiving GON, Group II (n = 25): patients receiving bilateral (BSCP) blocks, and Group III (n = 25): patients receiving no block...
2016: Journal of Thyroid Research
Suniti Kale, Shipra Aggarwal, Vineet Shastri, Chintamani
Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block may help in reduction of postthyroidectomy pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCB) given either presurgically or postsurgically on analgesia in postthyroidectomy patients. Sixty adult euthyroid patients were randomly allocated to one of the three groups, to receive BSCB either presurgically (group A) or postsurgically (group B). Both of the above groups were compared with parenteral analgesics (group C)...
December 2015: Indian Journal of Surgery
B S Santosh, Sripada Gopalakrishna Mehandale
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) is effective in reducing pain following thyroid surgeries. We studied the effect of dexmedetomidine on duration and quality of analgesia produced by BSCPB with 0.5% ropivacaine in patients undergoing thyroid surgeries. METHODS: In this prospective double-blinded study, 60 adults undergoing thyroid surgeries were randomised into two equal groups to receive BSCPB, either with 20 ml 0.5% ropivacaine (Group A) or 20 ml 0...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Shivakumar M Channabasappa, Gopinath H Venkatarao, Shobha Girish, Nandakishore K Lahoti
CONTEXT: Alpha-2 adrenergic agonists clonidine and dexmedetomidine, are well known to produce analgesia through an opioid independent mechanism. Alpha-2 agonists are used as an adjuvant to local anesthetic agents to extend the duration of spinal, epidural and brachial plexus blocks. AIMS: We compared clonidine and dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to Ropivacaine in cervical epidural anesthesia (CEA) with respect to onset and duration of sensory block, duration of analgesia and adverse effects...
January 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Jean-Michel Wattier, Robert Caïazzo, Grégoire Andrieu, Eric Kipnis, François Pattou, Gilles Lebuffe
Chronic postoperative pain exists in varying degrees for every type of surgery. An evaluation of the incidence, the typology and predictive factors of chronic pain was carried out at 3 and 6months after thyroidectomy. A prospective observational study, having included each of the patients prior to their thyroidectomy, was carried out over 12months. The patients used an 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS), a neuropathic pain screening questionnaire (DN4), an evaluation scale for anxiety and for the need for information related to anaesthesia and surgery (APAIS), a questionnaire describing pain (QDSA) and a questionnaire evaluating neuropathic pain (NPSI) before surgery and at three and six months later...
June 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Yinglan Su, Zhongjun Zhang, Qiuli Zhang, Yaoxian Zhang, Zhanli Liu
PURPOSE: Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) develops in patients with chronic renal failure. This study aimed to compare analgesic efficacy in SHPT patients who undergo subtotal parathyroidectomy after superficial versus deep cervical plexus block. METHODS: Sixty chronic renal failure patients with SPHT scheduled for subtotal parathyroidectomy were randomized to receive general anesthesia (group GA), general anesthesia plus bilateral superficial and deep cervical plexus block (group BD), or general anesthesia plus bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (group BS) (n = 20)...
December 2015: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Ali Sait Kavaklı, Nilgün Kavrut Öztürk, Raif Umut Ayoğlu, Kadir Sağdıç, Gül Çakmak, Kerem İnanoğlu, Mustafa Emmiler
OBJECTIVES: Carotid endarterectomy under regional anesthesia may be performed by using superficial, intermediate, deep or combined cervical plexus block. The authors compared the combined and intermediate cervical plexus block by use of ultrasound guidance in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded trial. SETTING: Education and research hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients undergoing carotid artery surgery...
April 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Santosh U P, Prashanth K B, Shamna J Mohammed, Nivedeeta J Pereira, Srijoy Gupta, Sumanth K R, Triveni K M
BACKGROUND: The use of regional anaesthesia as an effective alternative to general anaesthesia in thyroid surgeries is now being accepted in many parts of the world. In this day of computers and technology, there is an increased awareness among the people of the available options of anaesthesia and the adverse effects of general anaesthesia. They thus have an inclination to avoid general anaesthesia wherever feasible. This study dwells on the use of regional anaesthesia as an alternative tool that can be offered to the patients undergoing thyroidectomy...
October 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
M Barone, C Brigand, T Sonnek, D Ramlugun, B Calon, D Rottenberg, P Diemunsch
We report the case of a 97 year old woman suffering from a voluminous diverticle of the cervical esophagus with important comorbidities and a very poor quality of life. A diverticulectomy under general anesthesia implied a high level of risk. Regional anesthesia was chosen, i.e. an intermediate cervical plexus block, with mild sedation allowing to maintain contact with the patient. The procedure was carried out without complications and the patient's and surgical staff satisfaction were optimal.
2015: Acta Anaesthesiologica Belgica
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