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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829018/paravertebral-block-plus-thoracic-wall-block-versus-paravertebral-block-alone-for-analgesia-of-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Nai-Liang Li, Ben-Long Yu, Chen-Fang Hung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Paravertebral block placement was the main anesthetic technique for modified radical mastectomy in our hospital until February 2014, when its combination with blocks targeting the pectoral musculature was initiated. We compared the analgesic effects of paravertebral blocks with or without blocks targeting the pectoral musculature for modified radical mastectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from a single surgeon and anesthesiologist from June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2015...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813034/-horner-syndrome-following-combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia
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Ömer Karaca, Sezen Kumaş Solak, Serdar Demirgan, Mehmet Bademci
Horner syndrome is rarely observed in connection with epidural anesthesia. It is characterized by ptosis, enophthalmos, miosis, anisocoria, and conjunctival hyperemia in the affected eye, as well as anhydrosis and flushing on the affected side of the face. It is usually a complication spontaneously resolved without permanent neurological deficits. Intraoral anesthesia; stellate ganglion, cervical or brachial plexus blocks; thoracic, lumbar or caudal epidural anesthesia, and intrapleural analgesia are the main causes for Horner syndrome related to anesthesia...
July 2016: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797095/anaesthesia-for-carotid-endarterectomy-ultrasound-guided-superficial-intermediate-cervical-plexus-block-combined-with-carotid-sheath-infiltration
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Paweł Mądro, Alina Dąbrowska, Jarosław Jarecki, Piotr Garba
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy carries a significant risk of intraoperative brain ischaemia. Various methods for intraoperative cerebral function monitoring can be utilized, but the assessment of the patient's consciousness remains the easiest and most available method, requiring that the patient remain awake and under local/regional anaesthesia. The aim of this study was to compare infiltration anaesthesia with an ultrasound-guided superficial/combined cervical plexus block for patient safety and comfort...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788289/brachial-plexus-in-the-pampas-fox-lycalopex-gymnocercus-a-descriptive-and-comparative-analysis
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Paulo de Souza Junior, Natan da Cruz de Carvalho, Karine de Mattos, Marcelo Abidu Figueiredo, André Luiz Quagliatto Santos
Twenty thoracic limbs of ten Lycalopex gymnocercus were dissected to describe origin and distribution of the nerves forming brachial plexuses. The brachial plexus resulted from the connections between the ventral branches of the last three cervical nerves (C6, C7 and C8) and first thoracic nerve (T1). These branches connected the suprascapular, subscapular, axillary, musculocutaneous, radial, median and ulnar nerves to the intrinsic musculature and connected the brachiocephalic, thoracodorsal, lateral thoracic, long thoracic, cranial pectoral and caudal pectoral nerves to the extrinsic musculature...
October 27, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742968/ultrasound-guided-intermediate-cervical-plexus-block-and-perivascular-local-anesthetic-infiltration-for-carotid-endarterectomy-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566812/pain-management-in-patients-with-vascular-disease
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563598/the-use-of-superficial-cervical-plexus-block-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgical-practice-as-an-alternative-to-general-anesthesia-in-selective-cases
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27550949/an-evidence-based-review-of-the-efficacy-of-perioperative-analgesic-techniques-for-breast-cancer-related-surgery
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478586/ultrasound-guided-greater-auricular-nerve-block-as-sole-anesthetic-for-ear-surgery
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476828/ultrasound-guided-intermediate-cervical-block-versus-superficial-cervical-block-for-carotid-artery-endarterectomy-the-randomized-controlled-cervecho-trial
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473162/phrenic-nerve-block-caused-by-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-breathing-effects-of-different-sites-of-injection
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380104/analgesic-effects-of-ultrasound-guided-serratus-intercostal-plane-block-and-ultrasound-guided-intermediate-cervical-plexus-block-after-single-incision-transaxillary-robotic-thyroidectomy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27168533/ultrasound-and-gross-anatomy-of-the-brachial-plexus-and-major-nerves-of-the-forelimb-an-anesthetic-approach-using-the-domestic-rabbit-oyctolagus-cuniculus-as-an-experimental-model1
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27101584/careful-dissection-of-the-distal-ureter-is-highly-important-in-nerve-sparing-radical-pelvic-surgery-a-3d-reconstruction-and-immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-vesical-plexus
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27070108/a-central-role-for-sympathetic-nerves-in-herpes-stromal-keratitis-in-mice
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27034886/effect-of-preoperative-nerve-block-on-postthyroidectomy-headache-and-cervical-pain-a-randomized-prospective-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27011535/evaluation-of-the-analgesic-effect-of-bilateral-superficial-cervical-plexus-block-for-thyroid-surgery-a-comparison-of-presurgical-with-postsurgical-block
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26962253/does-dexmedetomidine-improve-analgesia-of-superficial-cervical-plexus-block-for-thyroid-surgery
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26957695/comparative-evaluation-of-dexmedetomidine-and-clonidine-with-low-dose-ropivacaine-in-cervical-epidural-anesthesia-for-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26808897/chronic-post-thyroidectomy-pain-incidence-typology-and-risk-factors
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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
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