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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908296/sonographically-guided-plantaris-tendon-release-a-cadaveric-validation-study
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Jay Smith, Håkan Alfredson, Lorenzo Masci, Jacob L Sellon, Charonn D Woods
BACKGROUND: The plantaris tendon (PT) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of symptoms in a subset of patients with Achilles region pain syndromes and has been traditionally managed via open surgical resection. Although the PT can be visualized on ultrasound, a minimally invasive technique for sonographically guided PT release has not been formally described. OBJECTIVE: To validate a technique to perform sonographically guided PT release in an unembalmed cadaveric model...
June 13, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905631/ultrasound-guided-selective-versus-conventional-block-of-the-medial-brachial-cutaneous-and-the-intercostobrachial-nerves-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Philippe Magazzeni, Denis Jochum, Gabriella Iohom, Gérard Mekler, Eliane Albuisson, Hervé Bouaziz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: For superficial surgery of anteromedial and posteromedial surfaces of the upper arm, the medial brachial cutaneous nerve (MBCN) and the intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) must be selectively blocked, in addition to an axillary brachial plexus block. We compared efficacy of ultrasound-guided (USG) versus conventional block of the MBCN and the ICBN. METHODS: Eighty-four patients, undergoing upper limb surgery, were randomized to receive either USG (n = 42) or conventional (n = 42) block of the MBCN and the ICBN with 1% mepivacaine...
June 13, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29863605/risks-and-benefits-of-ultrasound-nerve-stimulation-and-their-combination-for-guiding-peripheral-nerve-blocks-a-retrospective-registry-analysis
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Hagen Bomberg, Laura Wetjen, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Jakob Schöpe, Paul Kessler, Hinnerk Wulf, Thomas Wiesmann, Thomas Standl, André Gottschalk, Jens Döffert, Werner Hering, Jürgen Birnbaum, Bernd Kutter, Jörg Winckelmann, Simone Liebl-Biereige, Winfried Meissner, Oliver Vicent, Thea Koch, Hartmut Bürkle, Daniel I Sessler, Thomas Volk
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound, nerve stimulation, and their combination are all considered acceptable ways to guide peripheral nerve blocks. Which approach is most effective and associated with the fewest complications is unknown. We therefore used a large registry to analyze whether there are differences in vascular punctures, multiple skin punctures, and unintended paresthesia. METHODS: Twenty-six thousand seven hundred and thirty-three cases were extracted from the 25-center German Network for Regional Anesthesia registry between 2007 and 2016 and grouped into ultrasound-guided puncture (n = 10,380), ultrasound combined with nerve stimulation (n=8173), and nerve stimulation alone (n = 8180)...
May 31, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29849332/ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-block-to-facilitate-the-closed-reduction-of-a-dislocated-hip-prosthesis
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Edward Carlin, Brendon Stankard, Ashley Voroba, Mathew Nelson
Prosthetic hip dislocation is a common but unfortunate complication in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty. Successful closed reduction in the emergency department leads to a reduced length of stay and rate of hospitalization.1,2 The use of regional anesthesia by femoral nerve block represents a novel approach for controlling pain in patients with hip pathologies.3 Ultrasound-guided approaches have been used with great success for controlling pain in patients with hip fractures.4,5 Here we report the case of a 90-year-old male who presented with a dislocated hip prosthesis, which was subsequently corrected with closed reduction following delivery of regional anesthesia to the femoral nerve under ultrasound guidance...
November 2017: Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29848599/ultrasound-guided-oblique-sub-costal-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-as-the-principal-anesthesia-technique-in-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-implantation-and-plasma-ropivacaine-concentration-evaluation-in-esrd-patients-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded
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Zi Li, Xiao Hong Tang, Qi Li, Wen-Juan Zhang, Tian Tao, Tao Zhu
BACKGROUND: The ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is generally used for analgesia but not for anesthesia. A TAP block has a partial analgesic effect on the parietal peritoneum in abdominal surgeries. We hypothesized that an ultrasound-guided oblique subcostal TAP block, used as the principal anesthesia technique, could provide a better anesthetic effect on peritoneum stimulation in peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) implantation in end-stage renal diseases (ESRD) patients than local anesthetic infiltration (LAI)...
May 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808972/anesthesia-and-analgesia-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-narrative-review
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Ellen M Soffin, Stavros G Memtsoudis
BACKGROUND: The demand for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is rising worldwide. Controversy persists in the literature regarding the benefits of general vs. neuraxial anesthesia and which anesthetic is associated with the best outcomes. Likewise, the abundance of analgesic options for post-TKA pain have led to debate regarding the safest, most effective regimens. METHODS: In this narrative review, we evaluated a selection of recent publications regarding anesthetic and analgesic choices for TKA...
May 28, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794944/use-of-serratus-plane-block-for-repair-of-coarctation-of-aorta-a-report-of-3-cases
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Abhijit Biswas, Igor Luginbuehl, Elod Szabo, Monica Caldeira-Kulbakas, Mark W Crawford, Tobias Everett
OBJECTIVES: The practice of regional anesthesia techniques (thoracic, epidural, paravertebral) in pediatric cardiac surgery enhances perioperative outcomes such as improved perioperative analgesia, decreased stress response, early extubation, and shortened hospital stay. However, these blocks can be technically challenging and can be associated with unacceptable failure rate and complications in infants. For these reasons, regional anesthesia is sometimes avoided in pediatric cardiac surgery...
May 23, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794942/major-laparoscopic-intraperitoneal-surgery-performed-with-combined-bilateral-subcostal-transversus-abdominal-plane-block-and-celiac-plexus-block-intravenous-sedation-without-tracheal-intubation-a-feasibility-study-of-3-cases
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Azeddine Taleb, MʼHamed Boumadani, Paul J Zetlaoui, Dan Benhamou
OBJECTIVES: Major abdominal surgery usually requires general anesthesia with tracheal intubation and may be supplemented with neuraxial anesthesia to provide intraoperative and postoperative pain relief. Attempts at using only neuraxial anesthesia for major abdominal surgery have often been shown to be poorly effective. This report demonstrates that laparoscopic colonic surgical procedures can be performed with ultrasound-guided blocks (bilateral transversus abdominal plane block and celiac plexus block) and intravenous sedation, while avoiding general or neuraxial anesthesia...
May 23, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742785/-peripheral-regional-anesthesia-without-any-complications-a-dream-comes-true
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Thomas Wiesmann, Jens Döffert, Thorsten Steinfeldt
Peripheral regional anesthesia procedures, such as femoral nerve block, are relatively safe procedures in clinical anesthesia. Nevertheless, it may lead to typical, usually transient and rarely even persistent complications. This article aims to highlight key aspects of complications in peripheral regional anesthesia and, in particular, strategies to reduce risk. Moreover, beside general complications, which might potentially occur in any peripheral nerve blockade ("bleeding/infection/nerve damage"), accidental co-blockades of other nerval structures are discussed using the example of the brachial plexus...
April 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738329/transthoracic-arteriovenous-graft-repair-with-the-pectoralis-pecs-ii-nerve-block-for-primary-intraoperative-anesthesia-and-postoperative-analgesia-a-case-report
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Gabriel Farkas, Garret Weber, Jonathon Miller, Jeff Xu
The PECS II nerve block is a relatively new regional anesthetic technique that targets the medial and lateral pectoral nerves, as well as the lateral cutaneous branches of the intercostal nerves. It has been described for surgical cases involving the breast, as an adjunct or alternative to neuraxial or paravertebral techniques. This case report describes the first successful use of the PECS II nerve block placed using ultrasound guidance as the primary anesthetic and postoperative analgesic in a non-breast-related chest wall surgery...
May 7, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732608/ultrasound-guided-proximal-suprascapular-nerve-block-a-cadaveric-study
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Pierre Laumonerie, Fabrice Ferré, Jérémy Cances, E Meagan Tibbo, Mathieu Roumiguié, Pierre Mansat, Vincent Minville
INTRODUCTION: Difficulty in identifying the susprascapular nerve (SSN) limits the success of US-guided regional anesthetic injections. A proximal SSN block could be an effective and reliable approach. The primary objective was to validate the feasibility of the US-guided proximal SSN block. The secondary objective was to quantify the spread of the colored local anesthetic to the phrenic nerve (PN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen brachial plexuses from seven cadavers were included...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730687/echogenicity-and-ultrasound-visibility-of-peripheral-nerves-of-the-upper-extremity
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Lori A Stolz, Josie Galarza Acuna, Kevin Gaskin, Amanda M Murphy, Lucas Friedman, Summer Stears-Ellis, Parisa Javedani, Uwe Stolz, Srikar Adhikari
AIM: Regional anesthesia with ultrasound-guidance is an excellent option for pain control if nerves are adequately visualized. Gender, body mass index (BMI), history of diabetes, neck and forearm circumference may affect echotexture and visualization. This study evaluates patient characteristics for their ability to predict the echogenicity or visibility of upper extremity peripheral nerves. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. A convenience sample of adult emergency department patients were enrolled...
May 2, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728240/adaptive-median-binary-patterns-for-fully-automatic-nerves-tracking-in-ultrasound-images
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Mohammad Alkhatib, Adel Hafiane, Omar Tahri, Pierre Vieyres, Alain Delbos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In the last decade, Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) gained importance in surgical procedures and pain management, due to its ability to perform target delivery of local anesthetics under direct sonographic visualization. However, practicing UGRA can be challenging, since it requires high skilled and experienced operator. Among the difficult task that the operator can face, is the tracking of the nerve structure in ultrasound images. Tracking task in US images is very challenging due to the noise and other artifacts...
July 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719743/ultrasound-guided-erector-spinae-plane-block-in-a-child-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
#14
David Terence Thomas, Serkan Tulgar
Erector spinae plane block (ESP) is a recently described regional anesthesia technique that leads to the blockage of both visceral and somatic nerve fibers. While there are anecdotal reports of ESP used in children, none are for laparoscopic procedures. Herein we report a child undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which ESP was used as part of multimodal anesthesia. Ultrasound-guided ESP block is an easily performed peripheral nerve block that leads to long-lasting postoperative analgesia. It can be successfully used in pediatric laparoscopic procedures such as cholecystectomy and should be kept in mind as an option for multimodal analgesia in children...
February 27, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672368/pectoral-i-block-does-not-improve-postoperative-analgesia-after-breast-cancer-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-dual-centered-controlled-trial
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Jérôme Cros, Patrick Sengès, Suzan Kaprelian, Julie Desroches, Caroline Gagnon, Anaïs Labrunie, Benoît Marin, Sabrina Crépin, Nathalie Nathan, Pierre Beaulieu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: General anesthesia for breast surgery may be supplemented by using a regional anesthetic technique. We evaluated the efficacy of the first pectoral nerve block (Pecs I) in treating postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, dual-centered, placebo-controlled trial was performed. One hundred twenty-eight patients scheduled for unilateral breast cancer surgery were recruited. A multimodal analgesic regimen and surgeon-administered local anesthetic infiltration were used for all patients...
April 18, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652687/ultrasound-guided-transversalis-fascia-plane-block-an-alternative-approach-for-anesthesia-in-inguinal-herniorrhaphy-a-case-report
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Paolo Scimia, Erika Basso Ricci, Emiliano Petrucci, Astrid Ursula Behr, Franco Marinangeli, Pierfrancesco Fusco
Ultrasound (US)-guided transversalis fascia plane block (TFPB) was first described by Hebbard as a technique for blockade of T12-L1 nerves. Although this technique appears similar to the quadratus lumborum 1 block, the point of injection is more caudal and anterior, specifically targeting ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves. There are only few published data on US-guided TFPB demonstrating effective postoperative analgesia in iliac crest bone graft harvesting. We report the use of US-guided TFPB in a patient undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy...
April 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628564/comparison-of-magnesium-sulfate-and-dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-0-5-ropivacaine-in-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
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Mohamed M Abu Elyazed, Mona M Mogahed
Background: Magnesium sulfate and dexmedetomidine were used as adjuvants to local anesthesia to improve the quality of regional anesthesia. Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the effects of magnesium sulfate and dexmedetomidine when added to ropivacaine on the quality of infraclavicular brachial plexus block (BPB). Settings and Design: This was a prospective randomized double-blinded controlled study. Patients and Methods: A total of 105 adult patients undergoing surgery in hands, wrist, and forearm using infraclavicular BPB were randomly assigned into three groups...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570501/local-anesthetic-injection-speed-and-common-peroneal-nerve-block-duration-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-healthy-volunteers
#18
Mikkel Herold Madsen, Claus B Christiansen, Christian Rothe, Asger M Andreasen, Lars H Lundstrøm, Kai H W Lange
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The speed of local anesthetic (LA) injections in peripheral regional anesthesia ranges from slow continuous infusions (3-12 mL/h) to rapid manual injections (>7500 mL/h). Optimizing injection speed could augment the spread of LA toward the targeted nerves and influence nerve block characteristics. The objective of this study was to investigate whether injection speed of a single dose of LA affects peripheral nerve block duration. METHODS: After approval from the Danish Regional Scientific Ethics Committee, we enrolled 60 healthy adult volunteers...
March 22, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565951/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-added-to-modified-pectoral-block-on-postoperative-pain-and-stress-response-in-patient-undergoing-modified-radical-mastectomy
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Mohamed A Bakr, Sahar A Mohamed, Mohamad F Mohamad, Montaser A Mohamed, Fatma A El Sherif, Eman Mosad, Mohammed F Abdel-Hamed
BACKGROUND: The most common surgical procedure for breast cancer is the modified radical mastectomy (MRM), but it is associated with significant postoperative pain. Regional anesthesia can reduce the stress response associated with surgical trauma. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to explore the efficacy of 1 µg/kg dexmedetomedine added to an ultrasound (US)-modified pectoral (Pecs) block on postoperative pain and stress response in patients undergoing MRM. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study...
March 2018: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561295/interfascial-plane-blocks-back-to-basics
#20
Hesham Elsharkawy, Amit Pawa, Edward R Mariano
Ultrasound-guided interfascial plane blocks are a recent development in modern regional anesthesia research and practice and represent a new route of transmission for local anesthetic to various anatomic locations, but much more research is warranted. Before becoming overtaken with enthusiasm for these new techniques, a deeper understanding of fascial tissue anatomy and structure, as well as precise targets for needle placement, is required. Many factors may influence the ultimate spread and quality of resulting interfascial plane blocks, and these must be understood in order to best integrate these techniques into contemporary perioperative pain management protocols...
May 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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