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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440926/local-anesthetics-for-brain-tumor-resection-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Jan-Willem Potters, Markus Klimek
This review summarizes the added value of local anesthetics in patients undergoing craniotomy for brain tumor resection, which is a procedure that is carried out frequently in neurosurgical practice. The procedure can be carried out under general anesthesia, sedation with local anesthesia or under local anesthesia only. Literature shows a large variation in the postoperative pain intensity ranging from no postoperative analgesia requirement in two-thirds of the patients up to a rate of 96% of the patients suffering from severe postoperative pain...
2018: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436434/updates-in-palliative-care-overview-and-recent-advancements-in-the-pharmacological-management-of-cancer-pain
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Helen Wood, Andrew Dickman, Angela Star, Jason W Boland
Pain is a common symptom in many types of cancer. Interdisciplinary team management, including pain assessment, explanation to the patient/family, treating the reversible, non-pharmacological treatments and reassessment are essential. This article focuses on the pharmacological management of cancer pain, and overviews and updates on the recent advances in this field. Both non-opioid and opioid analgesia as well as coanalgesics (adjuvants) are reviewed. Within non-opioid analgesia the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are considered and recommendations for NSAIDs in patients at risk of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular toxicity are made...
February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436137/caudal-and-intravenous-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-to-pediatric-caudal-block-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Change Zhu, Saiji Zhang, Zhiqing Gu, Yiru Tong, Rong Wei
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone has become a popular additive for regional anesthesia. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the effectiveness of this additive on the duration of postoperative analgesia, postoperative vomiting, and possible adverse events in pediatrics. METHODS: We searched databases, conference records, and registered trials for randomized controlled trials. The databases included the Cochrane Library, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Science-Direct, and Embase...
March 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431909/dermatologic-surgery-in-children-an-update-on-indication-anesthesia-analgesia-and-potential-perioperative-complications
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Diana Crisan, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Sabine Kastler, Maria Crisan, Avram Manea, Katja Wagner, Lars Alexander Schneider
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing dermatosurgical procedures require, unlike adults, particular attention; the administration of various analgesics, anesthetics or sedatives requires a thorough knowledge of drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Furthermore, there are concerns that drugs used for sedation/general anesthesia may result in anesthetic/analgesic complications in children undergoing surgery, with a risk of impaired mental development. OBJECTIVES: Based on our clinical experience and a literature review, we illustrate the most commonly used analgesic, anesthetic and sedative drugs in pediatric dermatosurgery, and identify risk factors and complications following dermatosurgical procedures...
February 12, 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423823/blunt-testicular-trauma-is-surgical-exploration-necessary
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E J Redmond, F T Mac Namara, S K Giri, H D Flood
OBJECTIVES: EAU and AUA guidelines recommend urgent surgical exploration in cases of suspected testicular rupture. However, the management of rupture to other encapsulated organs (e.g. kidney) is primarily non-operative. The aim of this study was to evaluate the conservative management of blunt scrotal trauma. METHODS: Standard practice in our Level II trauma centre is to manage all blunt scrotal injuries conservatively with analgesia, antibiotics and scrotal support...
February 8, 2018: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423252/extracapsular-local-infiltration-analgesia-in-hip-arthroscopy-a-retrospective-study
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Matthew T Philippi, Timothy L Kahn, Temitope F Adeyemi, Travis G Maak, Stephen K Aoki
Many hip arthroscopy patients experience significant pain in the immediate postoperative period. Although peripheral nerve blocks have demonstrated efficacy in alleviating some of this pain, they come with significant costs. Local infiltration analgesia (LIA) may be a significantly cheaper and efficacious treatment modality. Although LIA has been well studied in hip and knee arthroplasty, its efficacy in hip arthroscopy is unclear. The purpose of this retrospective study is to determine the efficacy of a single extracapsular injection of bupivacaine-epinephrine during hip arthroscopy in reducing the rate of elective postoperative femoral nerve blocks...
January 2018: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420427/the-price-we-pay-for-radical-curative-pelvic-exenterations-prevalence-and-management-of-pain
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Jessica Shao-Yeung Lim, Cherry E Koh, Hannah Liu, Michael J Solomon, Charlotte S H Johnstone
BACKGROUND: Pelvic exenterations are extensive surgical procedures for locally advanced or recurrent malignancies of the pelvis. However, this is often at the cost of significant morbidity due to perioperative pain, which has been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to review perioperative pain management in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of patients undergoing pelvic exenteration between January 2013 and December 2014...
March 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419667/comparison-of-intravenous-and-oral-acetaminophen-for-pain-control-after-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lixin Sun, Xiaopei Zhu, Jianhong Zou, Yongchun Li, Wei Han
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy between intravenous and oral acetaminophen as adjunct to multimodal analgesia regimens for pain management after total knee and hip arthroplasties. METHODS: We conduct electronic searches of Medline (1966-2017.09), PubMed (1966-2017.09), Embase (1980-2017.09), ScienceDirect (1985-2017.09), and the Cochrane Library. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are included. The quality assessment is performed according to the Cochrane systematic review method...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417799/a-synthesis-of-the-world-s-guidelines-on-photodynamic-therapy-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
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Colin A Morton
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), using topically administered photosensitizing agents, is widely approved as a treatment for certain nonmelanoma skin cancers. As a tissue-sparing non-surgical modality, there is great potential for PDT to enhance the choice of therapies available to treat, and potentially prevent, skin cancer. Treatment-specific guidelines have assessed the evidence for various photosensitizing agents and light sources, dosimetry, and evaluate reported adverse effects. Discomfort is frequently experienced during treatment but no analgesia was required in most pivotal lesion-directed studies...
February 7, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416155/erector-spinae-plane-block-as-an-alternative-to-epidural-analgesia-for-post-operative-analgesia-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-case-study-and-a-literature-review-on-the-spread-of-local-anaesthetic-in-the-erector-spinae-plane
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Sanjib Das Adhikary, Ashlee Pruett, Mauricio Forero, Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan
Post-operative pain after minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in adults is commonly managed with oral and parenteral opioids and invasive regional techniques such as thoracic epidural blockade. Emerging research has shown that the novel erector spinae plane (ESP) block, can be employed as a simple and safe alternative analgesic technique for acute post-surgical, post-traumatic and chronic neuropathic thoracic pain in adults. We illustrate this by presenting a paediatric case of VATS, in which an ESP block provided better analgesia, due to greater dermatomal coverage, as well as reduced side-effects when compared with a thoracic epidural that had previously been employed on the same patient for a similar procedure on the opposite side...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413524/mu-opioid-pharmacology-40-years-to-the-promised-land
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Gavril W Pasternak
Opioids continue to play a major role in medicine, but not without problems. Side effects limit their utility medically, while the potential of addiction has had a major societal impact. Pharmacologists have been trying to develop opioids lacking side effects since the first derivative, heroin, was synthesized in the 1870s. The identification of opioid receptors about 40 years ago opened up new insights into our understanding of opioid action, fueled by the molecular biology revolution of the 1980s and 1990s...
2018: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411048/comparison-of-analgesic-interventions-for-traumatic-rib-fractures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jesse Peek, Diederik P J Smeeing, Falco Hietbrink, Roderick M Houwert, Marije Marsman, Mirjam B de Jong
PURPOSE: Many studies report on outcomes of analgesic therapy for (suspected) traumatic rib fractures. However, the literature is inconclusive and diverse regarding the management of pain and its effect on pain relief and associated complications. This systematic review and meta-analysis summarizes and compares reduction of pain for the different treatment modalities and as secondary outcome mortality during hospitalization, length of mechanical ventilation, length of hospital stay, length of intensive care unit stay (ICU) and complications such as respiratory, cardiovascular, and/or analgesia-related complications, for four different types of analgesic therapy: epidural analgesia, intravenous analgesia, paravertebral blocks and intercostal blocks...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410716/cellular-reorganization-plays-a-vital-role-in-acupuncture-analgesia
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REVIEW
Conner E Liddle, Richard E Harris
Background: Acupuncture has a long history of relieving many forms of pain. However, many of acupuncture's mechanisms are still unknown and/or misunderstood. Objective: This review looks at past research on many different methods and targets of study related to acupuncture. The main focus is upon the importance of connective-tissue planes in and around acupuncture points. Method: Relevant articles from journals as well as books on the topic were searched manually for information related to the topic. Results: Various studies offered different (and sometimes interrelated) mechanisms for how acupuncture needling results in analgesia among other effects...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406172/the-impact-of-neuraxial-clonidine-on-postoperative-analgesia-and-perioperative-adverse-effects-in-women-having-elective-caesarean-section-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
T K Allen, B M Mishriky, R Y Klinger, A S Habib
Neuraxial clonidine improves postoperative analgesia in the general surgical population. The efficacy and safety of neuraxial clonidine as a postoperative analgesic adjunct in the Caesarean section population still remains unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the effect of perioperative neuraxial clonidine on postoperative analgesia in women having Caesarean section under neuraxial anaesthesia. We included randomized controlled trials comparing the analgesic efficacy of the perioperative administration of neuraxial clonidine alone or in combination with a local anaesthetic and/or opioids in women having elective Caesarean section under neuraxial anaesthesia when compared with placebo...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406171/co-administration-of-dexamethasone-with-peripheral-nerve-block-intravenous-vs-perineural-application-systematic-review-meta-analysis-meta-regression-and-trial-sequential-analysis
#15
REVIEW
M Heesen, M Klimek, G Imberger, S E Hoeks, R Rossaint, S Straube
BACKGROUND: I.V. and perineural dexamethasone have both been found to prolong loco-regional analgesia compared with controls without dexamethasone. It is unclear whether perineural administration offers advantages when compared with i.v. dexamethasone. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed to identify randomized controlled double-blind trials that compared i.v. with perineural dexamethasone in patients undergoing surgery. Using the random effects model, risk ratio (for binary variables), weighted mean difference (for continuous variables) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405671/light-sedation-with-dexmedetomidine-a-practical-approach-for-the-intensivist-in-different-icu-patients
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Stefano Romagnoli, Angela Amigoni, Ilaria Blangetti, Giampaolo Casella, Cosimo Chelazzi, Francesco Forfori, Cristiana Garisto, Maria C Mondardini, Marco Moltrasio, Daniela Pasero, Tiziana Principi, Zaccaria Ricci, Fabio Tarantino, Giorgio Conti
Light sedation, corresponding to a Richmond AgitationSedation Scale between 0 and 1 is a priority of modern critical care practice. Dexmedetomidine, a highly selective, central, 2adrenoceptor agonist, is increasingly administered in the intensive care units (ICUs) as an effective drug to induce light sedation, analgesia and a quasiphysiological sleep in critically ill patients. Although in general dexmedetomidine is well tolerated, side effects as bradycardia, hypertension, and hypotension may occur. Although a general dosing range is suggested, different ICU patients may require different and highly precise titration that may significantly vary due to neurological status, cardiorespiratory function, baseline blood pressure, heart rate, liver efficiency, age and coadministration of other sedatives...
February 5, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404791/chronification-of-pain-mechanisms-current-understanding-and-clinical-implications
#17
REVIEW
Daniel J Pak, R Jason Yong, Alan David Kaye, Richard D Urman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The development of acute to chronic pain involves distinct pathophysiological changes in the peripheral and central nervous systems. This article reviews the mechanisms, etiologies, and management of chronic pain syndromes with updates from recent findings in the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is not limited to major surgeries and can develop after smaller procedures such as hernia repairs. While nerve injury has traditionally been thought to be the culprit for CPSP, it is evident that nerve-sparing surgical techniques are not completely preventative...
February 5, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402857/association-between-comt-polymorphism-val158met-and-opioid-consumption-in-patients-with-postoperative-pain-a-meta-analysis
#18
Bo Hu, Xiaomin Zhang, Guangtao Xu, Qinmei Zhang, Ping Qian, Shengbing Liu, Jia Zhu, Ruilin Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Several factors influencing postoperative pain and the effect of opioid analgesics have been investigated on an individual level. The aim of this study was to clarify the impact of catecholamine-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene Val158Met on opioid consumption in postoperative patients. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature up to September 30, 2017, were performed by using PubMed, Cochrane Library, ISI Web of Science, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database...
January 25, 2018: Neuro-Signals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402345/updated-review-of-fish-analgesia
#19
Frederic Chatigny, Catherine M Creighton, E Don Stevens
Analgesics are an integral part of routine pain management in mammals, yet their use in fish is still limited. Some recommendations on the use of analgesics in fish are currently in the literature; however, information on the properties of analgesic drugs in most fish species is still scarce and sometimes misleading. The present review of information on the use of analgesics in fish was thus compiled to help clinicians make an informed decision as to which drug and dose to use. The main agents that have been investigated are opioids, NSAID, and local anesthetics, primarily in rainbow trout and zebrafish...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398999/the-fascia-iliaca-block-as-the-primary-intraoperative-anesthesia-for-hip-fracture-surgery-a-preliminary-study
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Joseph J Ruzbarsky, Elizabeth B Gausden, Elan M Goldwyn, Isaac P Lowenwirt, Vitaly Kotlyar
Background: Early surgical intervention for hip fractures in the elderly has proven efficacious. However, surgical delays commonly occur in this patient population due to comorbid conditions that put these patients at a high risk for hypotension-related complications of general or neuraxial anesthesia or anticoagulants that delay the safe use of neuraxial anesthesia. Questions/Purposes: The questions/purposes of this study are (1) to investigate if a fascia iliaca block in conjunction with light to moderate sedation could provide adequate analgesia throughout open surgery for intertrochanteric hip fractures (AO/OTA 31-1) without requiring conversion to general anesthesia with airway support and (2) to assess its perioperative complication profile...
February 2018: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
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