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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100520/evidence-basis-for-using-perineural-dexmedetomidine-to-enhance-the-quality-of-brachial-plexus-nerve-blocks-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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L Vorobeichik, R Brull, F W Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine has been proposed as a perineural local anaesthetic (LA) adjunct to prolong peripheral nerve block duration; however, results from our previous meta-analysis in the setting of brachial plexus block (BPB) did not support its use. Many additional randomized trials have since been published. We thus conducted an updated meta-analysis. METHODS: Randomized trials investigating the addition of dexmedetomidine to LA compared with LA alone (Control) in BPB for upper extremity surgery were sought...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100519/paravertebral-block-in-paediatric-abdominal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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E A Page, K L Taylor
The increased popularity of paravertebral block (PVB) can be attributed to its relative safety and comparable efficacy when compared with epidural analgesia. It has thus been recommended for open cholecystectomy and other less painful surgeries such as inguinal herniorraphy and appendectomy. We performed a systematic review of PVB in paediatric abdominal conditions to assess its clinical efficacy and side effects compared with other analgesic therapies.A search of Medline, Embase, and Web of Science and hand-searching references from inception date to May 2016 was done...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098413/dermatomal-spread-following-posterior-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-pediatric-patients-our-initial-experience
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Maria A Hernandez, Tricia Vecchione, Karen Boretsky
INTRODUCTION: Several techniques for the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block have been described. The extent of sensory changes using an ultrasound-guided posterior TAP block (pTAP) remains unclear in pediatric patients. The primary aim of this study was to report the extent of sensory changes achieved with pTAP; specifically the highest thoracic dermatome anesthetized. Secondary outcomes were pain scores (PS), opioid consumption, and complications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients less than 21 years of age undergoing abdominal surgery with a unilateral or bilateral pTAP(s) for postoperative analgesia...
January 18, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097183/local-anesthesia-for-percutaneous-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Martijn van Dorp, Martijn Gilbers, Patrick Lauwers, Paul E Van Schil, Jeroen M H Hendriks
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) requires large-bore vascular access due to the considerable diameters of the endoprosthesis and delivery device. The preclose technique preceding endograft delivery has opened the door for an evolved access strategy. In addition, treatment under local anesthesia offers the advantage of optimal neuromonitoring. The goal of this study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of percutaneous TEVAR under local anesthesia. METHODS: All patients undergoing TEVAR in an elective setting at the Antwerp University Hospital between June 2012 and June 2015 were prospectively entered into an endovascular database...
June 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096620/epidural-analgesia-in-cattle-buffalo-and-camels
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REVIEW
Zuhair Bani Ismail
Epidural analgesia is commonly used in large animals. It is an easy, cheap, and effective technique used to prevent or control pain during surgeries involving the tail, anus, vulva, perineum, caudal udder, scrotum, and upper hind limbs. The objectives of this article were to comprehensively review and summarize all scientific data available in the literature on new techniques and drugs or drug combinations used for epidural anesthesia in cattle, camel, and buffalo. Only articles published between 2006 and 2016 were included in the review...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090652/a-systematic-review-of-the-analgesic-efficacy-of-cannabinoid-medications-in-the-management-of-acute-pain
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REVIEW
A J Stevens, M D Higgins
BACKGROUND: Cannabinergic medications have been postulated to demonstrate efficacy in the management of pain. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of cannabinoids when used for the management of acute pain. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching the MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL databases, and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform for human randomized controlled trials that assessed the analgesic efficacy of cannabinoids compared to placebo or active comparators...
January 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089636/influence-of-perioperative-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-complications-after-gastrointestinal-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fang Peng, Shijiang Liu, Youli Hu, Min Yu, Jing Chen, Cunming Liu
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a key part of multimodal perioperative analgesia. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of perioperative NSAIDs application on complications after gastrointestinal surgery by using meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic review of published literature was conducted by searching computerized databases including PubMed, CBM, Springer, Chinese Academic Journals, and China Info since the databases were published until June 2015...
January 12, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088377/intracapsular-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly-do-we-know-what-is-important
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Diana Crego-Vita, Coral Sanchez-Perez, Jose Adolfo Orellana Gomez-Rico, Celia Clemente de Arriba
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures in the elderly are a common reason for admission to the department of orthopaedic surgery, this condition asks an important part of health resources and is associated with high levels of co-morbidity and mortality. Many improvements have been introduced in the treatment of these patients, preoperative regional analgesia, intensive physical therapy, interdisciplinary care program; but still remain unresolved gaps. The aim of this study is to document the natural history of early versus delayed surgical intervention in elderly patients with hip fractures and to establish the prognostic factors of mortality and walking ability after discharge...
January 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087889/national-audit-of-the-quality-of-pain-relief-provided-in-emergency-departments-in-aotearoa-new-zealand-the-prized-1-study
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OBJECTIVE: Pain is a common feature of ED presentations and the timely provision of adequate analgesia is important for patient care. However, there is currently no New Zealand data with respect to this indicator of care quality. The present study aimed to provide a baseline for the quality of care with respect to the provision of timely and adequate analgesia in New Zealand EDs. METHODS: The present study is a secondary analysis of data initially collected for the Shorter Stays in Emergency Department Study, using a retrospective chart review of 1685 randomly selected ED presentations (2006-2012) from 26 New Zealand public hospital EDs...
January 13, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079734/thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-and-prophylactic-three-times-daily-unfractionated-heparin-within-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-pathway-for-colorectal-surgery
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Alexander B Stone, Michael C Grant, Brandyn D Lau, Deborah B Hobson, Michael B Streiff, Elliot R Haut, Christopher L Wu, Elizabeth C Wick
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common cause of preventable harm. Perioperative thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) presents a challenge to optimal VTE prophylaxis. Our primary aim was to characterize missed doses of VTE prophylaxis associated with epidural catheter placement and removal. Our secondary aim was to measure the effect of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway on the rate of TEA-associated missed VTE prophylaxis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a prospectively collected database of 1264 colorectal surgery patients at a single academic center...
January 9, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079666/intravenous-tissue-plasminogen-activator-administration-for-ischemic-stroke-1-hour-after-epidural-catheter-removal-a-case-report
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Anne M Baciewicz, Calvin Lee, Alon Ben-Ari, Hojoong Kim, Alex T Lee
Anticoagulation after a recent neuraxial procedure poses risk for development of spinal hematoma. Clinical evidence supports prompt IV tissue plasminogen activator administration after onset of ischemic stroke. There is an absence of data regarding emergency fibrinolytic therapy for patients experiencing a stroke with recent neuraxial procedures, resulting in highly disparate, nonevidence-based guidelines. This report describes a patient who developed ischemic stroke when receiving postoperative epidural analgesia...
January 11, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074426/use-of-colour-doppler-and-m-mode-ultrasonography-to-confirm-the-location-of-an-epidural-catheter-a-retrospective-case-series
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Abraham Sonny, Srinivasa Raghavan Govindarajan, Vincent Chan
PURPOSE: Epidural anesthesia and analgesia has a reported failure rate ranging from 13% to 32%. We describe a technique using colour Doppler and M-mode ultrasonography to determine the position of the epidural catheter after placement in adults. METHODS: This retrospective review included 37 adult patients who received postoperative epidural analgesia and underwent technically difficult epidural catheter placement. The demographic characteristics, type of surgery, use of ultrasonography, method of insertion, intervertebral level, and success of epidural localization using colour Doppler were noted for each patient...
January 10, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074409/management-of-depression-in-patients-with-dementia-is-pharmacological-treatment-justified
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REVIEW
Andrew H Ford, Osvaldo P Almeida
Depression in the context of dementia is common and contributes to poorer outcomes in individuals and those who care for them. Non-pharmacological treatments are the preferred initial approach to managing these symptoms but data in support of these are scarce. There are a number of pharmacological treatment options available to clinicians but efficacy is uncertain and concern about potential side effects in an aging and vulnerable population needs to be taken into consideration. This review aims to provide a concise overview of pharmacological treatments for depression in dementia...
January 10, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074295/-neuraxial-anaesthesia-and-noacs
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T Standl
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular comorbidities in surgical patients are frequent and have a substantial impact on the postoperative outcome. Neuraxial blockades are able to reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality. The increasing use of new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) requires a high level of attention, especially in patients undergoing neuraxial blockades or requiring postoperative analgesia. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this article is to present the benefit of neuraxial anaesthesia and analgesia in patients with cardiovascular risks and perioperative management of NOAC in this setting...
January 10, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072900/efficacy-of-adductor-canal-blockade-compared-to-multimodal-peri-articular-analgesia-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Priya Jha, Anton Khlopas, Melbin Thomas, Morad Chughtai, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be an impediment to patient recovery. Many commonly used pain control modalities are effective, but are also associated with adverse effects. Other modalities, such as adductor canal blocks (ACB) and multimodal periarticular analgesia (MPA), have gained popularity due to their efficacy and high safety profile. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no published studies indicating if a therapeutic advantage exists between the two pain control modalities...
January 10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065792/the-analgesic-effects-of-oxytocin-in-the-peripheral-and-central-nervous-system
#16
Qing Xin, Bo Bai, Wenyan Liu
Pain is a ubiquitously unpleasant feeling among humans as well as many animal species often caused by actual and potential tissue damage. However, it is absolutely crucial for our survival in many ways. Acute pain can signal the presence of danger or life-threatenting events, which help escape noxious stimuli. By contrast, when pain becomes chronic or persistent, it becomes an encumbrance and exerts deleterious effects to the body and mind, often co-occured with anxiety and depression. Additionaly, chronic pain is more or less an economic burden for the patients because it requires immediate medical treatments and seriously hinders pepople in their work...
January 5, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063774/does-addition-of-multimodal-periarticular-analgesia-to-adductor-canal-block-improve-lengths-of-stay-pain-discharge-status-and-opioid-use-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Anton Khlopas, Morad Chughtai, Melbin Thomas, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be burdensome. Multiple methods of pain control have been used, including adductor canal block (ACB) and multimodal periarticular analgesia (MPA). These two techniques have been studied have proven to be efficacious separately. The purpose of this study was to compare: (1) lengths of stay (LOS), (2) pain level, (3) discharge status, and (4) opioid use in TKA patients who received ACB alone vs patients who received ACB and MPA...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062325/a-system-based-nursing-approach-to-improve-outcomes-in-the-postoperative-esophagectomy-patient
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REVIEW
Susan Collazo, Nicole L Graf
OBJECTIVE: To review essential nursing implications in the care of postoperative esophagectomy patients. DATA SOURCES: Peer-reviewed literature, institutional experience, journal articles. CONCLUSION: Utilizing a system-based approach to assess the post-esophagectomy patient will assist the nurse in ensuring safe and comprehensive care. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Nursing care measures to reduce perioperative esophagectomy morbidity includes aggressive fluid management, pain management, use of epidural analgesia, and early ambulation...
January 3, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056879/association-between-infection-and-fever-in-terminations-of-pregnancy-using-misoprostol-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tobias A J Nijman, Kevin G J A Voogdt, Pim W Teunissen, Patrick J Jp van der Voorn, Christianne J M de Groot, Petra C A M Bakker
BACKGROUND: Fever is a well-known side effect of misoprostol, but clinically difficult to distinguish from an intra uterine infection. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of fever in terminations of pregnancy (TOP) using misoprostol and to evaluate fever as indication of intra uterine infection. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Consecutive second trimester TOP with misoprostol between January 2008 and October 2012 were selected...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056159/obturator-artery-injury-resulting-in-massive-hemorrhage-from-a-low-energy-pubic-ramus-fracture
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Mark K Solarz, Justin M Kistler, Saqib Rehman
Pelvic ring fractures are common in the elderly population and are usually a result of low-energy trauma, such as falls from standing. In most cases, low-energy pelvic ring injuries can be treated with appropriate analgesia and early mobilization. Arterial injury resulting in hemodynamic instability from a low-energy pelvic ring injury is rare but, given the poor compliance of vessels in the elderly population, possible. These patients must be carefully monitored after the initial injury. The purpose of this report is to describe an elderly patient who sustained a superior pubic ramus fracture and arterial injury following a low-energy fall from standing that required angiographic intervention...
January 5, 2017: Orthopedics
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