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Liposomal bupivacaine

Stephen Yu, John Dundon, Olga Solovyova, Joseph Bosco, Richard Iorio
BACKGROUND: TKA pain management protocols vary widely with no current consensus on a standardized pain management regimen. Multimodal TKA pain management protocols aim to address pain control, facilitate functional recovery, and maintain patient satisfaction. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Did changes to our pain management protocol, specifically adding liposomal bupivacaine, eliminating patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), and discontinuing femoral nerve blocks (FNBs), affect narcotic consumption after TKA? (2) Did these changes to our pain management protocols affect patient-reported pain scores? (3) Does the use of an immediate postoperative PCA affect rapid rehabilitation and functional recovery? (4) How did changes to our pain management regimen affect discharge disposition and pain-related Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores? METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed an institutional arthroplasty database between September 2013 and September 2015 containing 1808 patients who underwent primary TKA...
January 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Svetlana S Efimova, Evgeny G Chulkov, Olga S Ostroumova
The effects of local anesthetics (LAs), namely, lidocaine (LDC), prilocaine (PLC), mepivacaine (MPV), bupivacaine (BPV), procaine (PC), and tetracaine (TTC), on the steady-state transmembrane conductance induced by the cis-side addition of the antifungal polyene macrolide antibiotic, nystatin (NYS), in planar lipid bilayers were studied. The addition of TTC to model membranes comprising DOPC and cholesterol (33 mol%) led to a nearly twenty-fold increase in the steady-state NYS-induced membrane conductance...
March 8, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Marko Tomov, Kevin Tou, Rose Winkel, Ross Puffer, Mohamad Bydon, Ahmad Nassr, Paul Huddleston, Michael Yaszemski, Bradford Currier, Brett Freedman
Study Design: Retrospective case-control study using prospectively collected data. Purpose: Evaluate the impact of liposomal bupivacaine (LB) on postoperative pain management and narcotic use following standardized single-level low lumbar transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). Overview of Literature: Poor pain control after surgery has been linked with decreased pain satisfaction and increased economic burden. Unfortunately, opioids have many limitations and side effects despite being the primary treatment of postoperative pain...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Richard L Purcell, Kyle E Nappo, Daniel W Griffin, Michael McCabe, Terrence Anderson, Michael Kent
PURPOSE: A newer formulation of bupivacaine, encapsulated within carrier molecules, has garnered attention for its role in providing extended post-operative analgesia. The purpose was to evaluate the addition of liposomal bupivacaine to fascia iliaca blockade during hip arthroscopy. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing hip arthroscopy with a pre-operative fascia iliaca blockade with either liposomal bupivacaine (Group 1; 266mg + 20 cc 0...
February 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Chandrakanth Boddu, Ashley Genza, Peter D McCann
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with a bridging multimodal pain management program that provides comprehensive 48-hour pain control in patients undergoing total shoulder replacement (TSR). METHODS: The study included all patients undergoing unilateral TSR by 1 surgeon between May 2015 and April 2017. There were 62 patients (23 men, 39 women) with an average age of 68 years (range 38-92 years). Of these, 31 underwent standard nonconstrained TSR and 31 underwent reverse TSR...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Kristopher M Day, Narayanan M Nair, Devan Griner, Larry A Sargent
BACKGROUND: Liposomal bupivacaine (LB, Exparel) is a long-acting local anesthetic reported to decrease postoperative. The authors demonstrate the first safe use of LB in pediatric patients with improved pain control following pharyngoplasty. METHODS: Retrospective case-control of all the patients who underwent pharyngoplasty at a tertiary craniofacial center from March 2010 to June 2016. Treatment group (TG) administered 1.3% LB and 0.5% bupivacaine and 1:200,000 epinephrine...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Sharmila Dissanaike, Jayne McCauley, Carlo Alphonso
Donor site pain associated with skin graft procedures is frequently intense and difficult to treat. Liposomal bupivacaine, a prolonged-release local anesthetic indicated for single-dose administration to produce postsurgical analgesia, may be a viable option in managing donor site pain.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Joseph M Neal, Michael J Barrington, Michael R Fettiplace, Marina Gitman, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Eva E Mörwald, Daniel S Rubin, Guy Weinberg
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine's Third Practice Advisory on local anesthetic systemic toxicity is an interim update from its 2010 advisory. The advisory focuses on new information regarding the mechanisms of lipid resuscitation, updated frequency estimates, the preventative role of ultrasound guidance, changes to case presentation patterns, and limited information related to local infiltration anesthesia and liposomal bupivacaine. In addition to emerging information, the advisory updates recommendations pertaining to prevention, recognition, and treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity...
February 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Erick G Torres, Ashley B Anderson, Brandon Broome, Stephen P Geary, Brian Burnikel
Inadequate pain management after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can interfere with participation in and progression of physical rehabilitation, and thereby prolong hospital stay, and increase costs and overall dissatisfaction with the procedure. At our institution, TKA traditionally has been performed with femoral nerve catheters (FNCs) for postoperative pain control. We conducted a retrospective, longitudinal, repeated -measures study to compare FNC and long-acting liposomal bupivacaine (LALB) with respect to pain control, range of motion, ability to ambulate, and hospital length of stay...
November 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
Brian Faley, Lani Dvorak, Meghan Faley
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December 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
Xin Zhang, Qing Yang, Zhi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficiency and safety of local liposomal bupivacaine infiltration and traditional cocktail analgesia for pain management in total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of science, Medline, and Cochrane library databases were systematically searched. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Participants: patients planned for a THA with a diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis. INTERVENTIONS: liposomal bupivacaine was administrated in the experimental groups for pain control...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alina Y Rwei, Robert T Sherburne, David Zurakowski, Bruce Wang, Daniel S Kohane
BACKGROUND: The relatively short duration of effect of local anesthetics has been addressed by encapsulation in drug delivery systems. Codelivery with a single compound that produces an adjuvant effect on nerve block but without intrinsic local anesthetic properties can further prolong the nerve block effect. Here, we investigated whether codelivery of more than 1 encapsulated adjuvant compound can further enhance nerve blockade. METHODS: Liposomes loaded with bupivacaine (Bup), dexamethasone phosphate (DexP), or dexmedetomidine (DMED) were synthesized and its in vitro drug release profiles were determined...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Hsiao-Chien Tsai, Takayuki Yoshida, Tai-Yuan Chuang, Sheng-Feng Yang, Chuen-Chau Chang, Han-Yun Yao, Yu-Ting Tai, Jui-An Lin, Kung-Yen Chen
Purpose of Review: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a regional technique for analgesia of the anterolateral abdominal wall. This review highlights the nomenclature system and recent advances in TAP block techniques and proposes directions for future research. Recent Findings: Ultrasound guidance is now considered the gold standard in TAP blocks. It is easy to acquire ultrasound images; it can be used in many surgeries involving the anterolateral abdominal wall...
2017: BioMed Research International
Jennifer Yeung, Catrina C Crisp, Donna Mazloomdoost, Steven D Kleeman, Rachel N Pauls
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of liposomal bupivacaine on postoperative pain among patients undergoing robotic sacrocolpopexy with posterior repair. METHODS: This was a randomized, patient-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of women undergoing robotic sacrocolpopexy with posterior repair. Liposomal bupivacaine or normal saline placebo was injected into laparoscopic and vaginal incisions at completion of surgery. Perioperative care was standardized. Visual analog scales were collected at 4, 18, and 24 hours postoperatively in hospital...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abigail L Campbell, Stephen Yu, Raj Karia, Richard Iorio, Steven A Stuchin
BACKGROUND: There is evidence to suggest that liposomal bupivacaine (LB) is an effective component of a multimodal pain regimen for total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Obesity has been associated with chronic pain following TJA. This study assessed whether early postoperative pain is affected by body mass index (BMI), and whether the standard LB dose has similar effects on obese vs nonobese patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 2629 primary TJA over a 12-month period was conducted, with LB used in half of this group...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
Mollie S Davis, Ileana Marrero-Berrios, Xiomara I Perez, Timothy Maguire, Palangat Radhakrishnan, Devasena Manchikalapati, Joseph SchianodiCola, Hattiyangangadi Kamath, Rene S Schloss, Joel Yarmush
Mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapies have become potential treatment options for multiple ailments and traumatic injuries. In the clinical setting, MSC are likely to be co-administered with local anesthetics (LA) which have been shown to have dose- and potency-dependent detrimental effects on the viability and function of cells. We previously developed and characterized a sustained-release LA delivery formulation comprised of alginate-encapsulated liposomal bupivacaine. The current studies were designed to evaluate the effect of this formulation on the secretion of three key MSC regulatory molecules, interleukin 6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1)...
February 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
Michael O'Rourke, Emily S Schmidt, Jonathan E Metry, Michael B Majewski
Pain control after open abdominal surgery often includes multimodal analgesia with thoracic epidural or transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. After liposomal bupivacaine was approved for TAP blocks in 2015, it became an alternative to indwelling catheters. However, the pharmacokinetics and safety of its use during the perioperative period have not been thoroughly investigated, especially in conjunction with parenteral opioids. We present a case report of an elderly patient having urgent laparoscopic converted to open abdominal surgery, who experienced postoperative respiratory depression in the recovery room after multimodal therapy with liposomal bupivacaine TAP blocks, intravenous (IV) opioids, and ketorolac...
November 30, 2017: A & A Case Reports
Amanda Kumar, Alina Hulsey, Hector Martinez-Wilson, James Kim, Jeff Gadsden
The erector spinae plane block is a novel interfascial plane block that can provide thoracic and abdominal analgesia. We describe a patient with opioid intolerance scheduled for breast surgery who received an erector spinae plane block with liposomal bupivacaine as well as a supplemental T1 paravertebral block resulting in profound analgesia throughout her postoperative course. This case report demonstrates that use of liposomal bupivacaine in the erector spinae plane block can be successful in providing extended duration postoperative analgesia and minimizing systemic opioid requirements...
November 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad A Waqas, Vikram Jadhav, Muhammad A Saleem, Jeff Campbell, Shawn S Wallery
Introduction: We describe the use of long acting liposomal bupivacaine for percutaneous stellate ganglion blockade to treat severe headaches following internal carotid artery dissection. Methods: A 43-year old woman developed right-sided refractory headache after right internal carotid artery dissection. Patient underwent percutaneous stellate ganglion block using bupivacaine hydrochloride (0.25%-20 ml) in the past with short acting relief. Liposomal bupivacaine (EXPAREL) 13...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
Caroline M Sawicki, January K Kim, Michael D Weber, Brant L Jarrett, Jonathan P Godbout, John F Sheridan, Michelle Humeidan
OBJECTIVE: Mounting evidence indicates that stress influences the experience of pain. Exposure to psychosocial stress disrupts bi-directional communication pathways between the central nervous system and peripheral immune system, and can exacerbate the frequency and severity of pain experienced by stressed subjects. Repeated social defeat (RSD) is a murine model of psychosocial stress that recapitulates the immune and behavioral responses to stress observed in humans, including activation of stress-reactive neurocircuitry and increased pro-inflammatory cytokine production...
November 8, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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