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Axillary Brachial Plexus Block

Philippe Marty, Fabrice Ferré, Bertrand Basset, Constance Marquis, Benoit Bataille, Martine Chaubard, Mehdi Merouani, Olivier Rontes, Alain Delbos
PURPOSE: Ambulatory process in arthroscopic shoulder surgery has boomed over past decades. Some anesthetic techniques such as interscalene block (ISB) and its surrogates are associated with diaphragmatic paralysis and might compromise outpatient procedure. HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to assess consequences of diaphragmatic paralysis in obese patients. METHODS: This prospective observational study screened patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2 undergoing acromioplasty or supraspinatus tendon repair...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Cun-Jin Wang, Ya-Li Ge, Ju Gao, Feng-Yun Long, Zhi-Hua Mi, Tian-Feng Huang, Xiang-Zhi Fang, Xiao-Ping Chen, Yu-Si Hua, Yang Zhang
Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus blockade (IBPB) has a relatively high success rate in shoulder surgery; however, whether multiple injections are superior to a single injection (SI) is currently unknown. In the present study, ultrasound-guided SI and triple-injection (TI) IBPBs were compared in a prospective randomized trial. A total of 111 patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery and presenting with an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status grading of I-II were randomly allocated to receive IBPB with 15 ml of 1% ropivacaine as a SI or TI...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Alicia Skelding, Alexander Valverde, Melissa Sinclair, Jeffrey Thomason, Noel Moens
OBJECTIVES: To describe the ventral spinal nerve rami contribution to the formation of the brachial plexus (BP), and to compare ease of performing and nerve staining between three blind techniques for BP blockade in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blind study. ANIMALS: A total of 18 dog cadavers weighing 28.2 ± 9.7 kg (mean ± standard deviation). METHODS: Dogs were randomly assigned to two of three BP treatments: traditional approach (TA), perpendicular approach (PA), and axillary approach (AA)...
December 12, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Dario Musso, Sandra Flohr-Madsen, Lars Marius Ytrebø, Øivind Klaastad
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February 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Aaron Y Chen, Isaac Laniado, Peter H Lin
Pseudoaneurysm formation caused by iatrogenic arterial injury during a regional anesthetic block is a rare complication. We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient who developed an axillary artery pseudoaneurysm caused by brachial plexus block performed for an upper extremity dialysis access operation. Successful repair of this pseudoaneurysm was achieved with endovascular stent graft exclusion. The repaired axillary artery with the stent graft remained patent after 10 years of follow-up. The successful long-term patency of this treatment and a strategy to potentially avoid this complication are discussed...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
E Koraki, C Stachtari, I Kapsokalyvas, Z Stergiouda, A Katsanevaki, A Trikoupi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of dexmedetomidine added to ropivacaine on the onset and duration of sensory and motor block and duration of analgesia of ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block. METHODS: Thirty-seven ASA physical status I-II patients with elective forearm and hand surgery under ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block were randomly divided into 2 groups. Patients in ropivacaine-dexmedetomidine group (group RD, n = 19) received 15 mL of 0...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Aysun Ertikin, Güldeniz Argun, Mesut Mısırlıoğlu, Murat Aydın, Murat Arıkan, Nihal Kadıoğulları
Objective: In this study, we aimed to compare axillary brachial plexus block using the two-injection and four-injection techniques assisted with ultrasonography (USG) and nerve stimulator in patients operated for carpal tunnel syndrome with articaine. To evaluate which technique is more effective, we compared the onset time, effectiveness, and duration of block procedures, patient satisfaction, adverse effect of the drug, and complication rates of the motor and sensory blocks. Methods: Sixty patients were randomly divided into two groups...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
C S Xu, X L Zhao, H B Zhou, Z J Qu, Q G Yang, H J Wang, G Wang
Objective: To explore the efficacy and safety of bilateral axillary brachial plexus block under the guidance of ultrasound or neurostimulator. Methods: From February 2012 to April 2014, 120 patients undergoing bilateral hand/forearm surgery in Beijing Jishuitan Hospital were enrolled and anaesthetized with bilateral axillary brachial plexus block. All patients were divided into two groups randomly using random number table: the ultrasound-guided group (group U, n=60) and the neurostimulator-guidedgroup (group N, n=60)...
October 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Leonardo H C Ferraro, Alexandre Takeda, Cleber N Barreto, Bernadete Faria, Nilson A Assunção
INTRODUCTION: The risk of systemic bupivacaine toxicity is a persistent problem, which makes its pharmacokinetic study fundamental for regional anesthesia safety. There is little evidence of its influence on plasma peak at different concentrations. The present study compares two bupivacaine concentrations to establish how the concentration affects this drug plasma peak in axillary brachial plexus block. Postoperative latency and analgesia were also compared. METHODS: 30 patients were randomized...
October 14, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Omur Ozturk, Aysu Hayriye Tezcan, Ali Bilge, Hakan Ateş, Hatice Yagmurdur, Mesut Erbas
To investigate the topographic anatomy of the median, musculocutaneous, radial and ulnar nerves with respect to the axillary artery and to seek whether these configurations are associated with baseline descriptive data including age, gender, and body-mass index. This cross-sectional trial was carried out on 199 patients (85 women, 114 men; average age: 46.78 ± 15.45 years) in the department of anaesthesiology and reanimation of a tertiary care center. Topographic anatomy of the median, musculocutaneous, radial and ulnar nerves was assessed with ultrasonography...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Jason K Panchamia, David A Olsen, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, Adam W Amundson
Interscalene brachial plexus block is considered the most complete postoperative analgesia after total shoulder arthroplasty. Interscalene brachial plexus block-induced ipsilateral hemidiaphragmatic paralysis may not be tolerated in patients with preexisting pulmonary disease. Selective distal nerve blocks avoid the risk of phrenic nerve block; however, they may provide incomplete analgesia to the glenohumeral joint. We report a case of combined selective suprascapular and axillary nerve blockade in combination with local infiltration analgesia in a patient with severe lung disease undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty...
December 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
O M A Ahmed, T Niessen, B D O'Donnell, A G Gallagher, D S Breslin, A DunnGalvin, G D Shorten
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of metrics-based vs. non-metrics-based feedback on novices learning predefined competencies for acquisition and interpretation of sonographic images relevant to performance of ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block. Twelve anaesthetic trainees were randomly assigned to either metrics-based-feedback or non-metrics-based feedback groups. After a common learning phase, all participants attempted to perform a predefined task that involved scanning the left axilla of a single volunteer...
September 2017: Anaesthesia
Leonardo Henirque Cunha Ferraro, Alexandre Takeda, Paulo César Castello Branco de Sousa, Fernanda Moreira Gomes Mehlmann, Jorge Kiyoshi Mitsunaga Junior, Luiz Fernando Dos Reis Falcão
INTRODUCTION: Randomized prospective study comparing two perivascular techniques with the perineural technique for ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block (US-ABPB). The primary objective was to verify if these perivascular techniques are noninferior to the perineural technique. METHOD: 240 patients were randomized to receive the techniques: below the artery (BA), around the artery (AA) or perineural (PN). The anesthetic volume used was 40mL of 0.375% bupivacaine...
June 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Aman Thakur, Jai Singh, Sudarshan Kumar, Shelly Rana, Priyanka Sood, Versha Verma
INTRODUCTION: The effect of adding dexmedetomidine (α2-adrenoceptor agonist) to local anaesthetics in brachial plexus blocks has been evaluated, however there has been no consensus regarding the ideal dose of dexmedetomidine. Without ultrasound axillary block has been considered as the safest approach for brachial block. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of two doses of dexmedetomidine (0.5 μg/kg and 1 μg/kg) as an adjuvant to lignocaine in patients undergoing forearm surgeries under axillary brachial plexus block...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Wouter Droog, D-Yin Lin, José S Huisman, Fleur A Franssen, G Peter van Aggelen, J Henk Coert, Eilish M Galvin
BACKGROUND: The duration of effect for axillary plexus block using ropivacaine is highly variable. The available literature does not offer any plausible means of predicting time of block offset for individual patients, making it difficult to give accurate information and plan postoperative analgesics. This study was designed to identify factors influencing axillary plexus block offset time. METHODS: A total of 92 patients participated in this prospective double centred observational study...
November 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
Osman M Ahmed, Brian D O'Donnell, Anthony G Gallagher, George D Shorten
PURPOSE: Change in the landscape of medical education coupled with a paradigm shift toward outcome-based training mandates the trainee to demonstrate specific predefined performance benchmarks in order to progress through training. A valid and reliable assessment tool is a prerequisite for this process. The objective of this study was to characterize ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block to develop performance and error metrics and to verify face and content validity using a modified Delphi method...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Gokhan Demirelli, Semih Baskan, Isil Karabeyoglu, Ismail Aytac, Dilsen Hatice Ornek, Alper Erdogmus, Mustafa Baydar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of axillary plexus blockade applied using ultrasound only and using ultrasound together with nerve stimulator in patients undergoing planned forearm, wrist or hand surgery. METHODS: This randomised, prospective, double-blinded, single-centre study was conducted at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, from November 2014 to August 2015, and comprised patients undergoing forearm, wrist or hand surgery...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
H O Idehen, C A Imarengiaye
BACKGROUND: The different approaches to the brachial plexus have clinical implications and all these approaches have clinical limitations. Combining different approaches helps to reduce these limitations. Can a combination of two different methods of brachial plexus block give a better anaesthetic outcome? AIM: To compare the effect of combining axillary plexus block with interscalene as opposed to axillary plexus block with supraclavicular blocks. DESIGN OF STUDY: Prospective observational study...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
Santoshi V Badiger, Sameer N Desai
BACKGROUND: A variety of techniques have been described for the axillary block using nerve stimulator, either with single injection, two, three, or four separate injections. Identification of all the four nerves is more difficult and time-consuming than other methods. AIMS: Aim of the present study is to compare success rate, onset, and duration of sensory and motor anesthesia of axillary block using nerve stimulator, either with single injection after identification of any one of the four nerves or four separate injections following identification of each of nerve...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Brian M Fitzgerald, Lee A Babbel, Ferdinand K Bacomo, Sandeep T Dhanjal
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to describe the first reported use of an axillary brachial plexus block to treat the entrapment of a transradial artery catheter due to vasospasm. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old man undergoing transradial arterial cardiac catheterization suffered arterial vasospasm causing the catheter to become entrapped and refractory to conservative (warm compresses) and standard pharmacologic interventions (intracatheter verapamil, intravenous infusions of nitroglycerin and nicardipine, and subcutaneous lidocaine and topical nitroglycerin)...
July 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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