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Brachial Plexus block

Jerzy Wordliczek, Joanna Jakowicka-Wordliczek, Renata Zajaczkowska
Professor Henryk Hilarowicz was a Polish surgeon who first described the technique of brachial plexus block performed in the interscalene groove between the anterior and middle scalene muscles. The article devoted to the technique appeared in the German-language journal Zentralblatt für Chirurgie in 1925, 45 years before Alon Winnie, who is widely regarded as the originator of this method, published his paper in Anesthesia & Analgesia in 1970.
January 2018: Journal of Anesthesia History
Andrew T Koogler, Michael Kushelev
A 76-year-old male presented for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in the beach chair position. A preoperative interscalene nerve catheter was placed under direct ultrasound-guidance utilizing a posterior in-plane approach. On POD 2, the catheter was removed. Three weeks postoperatively, the patient reported worsening dyspnea with a subsequent chest X-ray demonstrating an elevated right hemidiaphragm. Pulmonary function testing revealed worsening deficit from presurgical values consistent with phrenic nerve palsy...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
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
Pekka Talke, Brian J Anderson
AIMS: Alpha-2 agonists are direct peripheral vasoconstrictors by activation of vascular smooth muscle alpha-2 adrenoceptors. The impact of this response during dexmedetomidine infusion remains poorly quantified. Our goal was to investigate the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD, vasoconstriction) effects of a computer controlled dexmedetomidine infusion in healthy volunteers. METHODS: After local ethics committee approval, we studied 10 healthy volunteers...
March 1, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Silvia Duong, Daniela Bravo, Keith J Todd, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q Tran
PURPOSE: Although multiple treatments have been advocated for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), the levels of supportive evidence are variable and sometimes limited. The purpose of this updated review is to provide a critical analysis of the evidence pertaining to the treatment of CRPS derived from recent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs). SOURCE: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Psychinfo, and CINAHL databases were searched to identify relevant RCTs conducted on human subjects and published in English between 1 May 2009 and 24 August 2017...
February 28, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Wang Xiu-Zhen, Ye-Ying Ge, Guang-Yao Ye, Jing-Wei Zhang, Wei-Hu Ma
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of ultrasound guided inter-scalene brachial plexus block and patient-controlled infraclavicular brachial plexus block for postoperative pain and surgical efficacy in patients with terrible tyriad of the elbow. METHODS: From March 2015 to August 2016, 60 patients with terrible tyriad of the elbows were treated in Ningbo No.6 Hospital with ASA I to II internal fixation. There were 32 males and 28 females, ranging in age from 16 to 70 years old, with a mean age of (55...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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
Rashmi Datta, Jyotsna Agrawal, Amit Sharma, Vikram Singh Rathore, Shivesh Datta
Background and Aims: The effect of stellate ganglion blocks (SGBs) was examined in complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS) of the upper body. Material and Methods: A total of 287 SGB were given to patients with documented CRPS on medications. Spontaneous and provoked pain assessment was done with numeric pain rating scale (NPRS). The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and range of motion (ROM) was recorded before and after each blockade...
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Paolo Monticelli, Ella Fitzgerald, Jaime Viscasillas
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel in-plane ultrasound (US)-guided approach to the sixth (C6), seventh (C7), eighth (C8) cervical and to the first thoracic (T1) spinal nerves. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive, experimental anatomic study. ANIMALS: A total of seven canine Beagle cadavers. METHODS: Phase 1: One cadaver was used to define bony landmarks for the C6-T1 spinal nerves using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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
K H Quek, E Y Low, Y R Tan, A S C Ong, T Y Tang, J W Kam, A S C Kiew
BACKGROUND: Brachial plexus block is often utilised for proximal arm arteriovenous access creation. However, the medial upper arm and axilla are often inadequately anaesthetised, requiring repeated, intraoperative local anaesthetic supplementation, or conversion into general anaesthesia. We hypothesised that the addition of a PECS II block would improve anaesthesia and analgesia for proximal arm arteriovenous access surgery. METHODS: In this prospective, double-blinded, randomised proof-of-concept study, 36 consenting adults with end-stage renal disease aged between 21 and 90 years received either a combined supraclavicular and PECS II block (Group PECS, n = 18), or combined supraclavicular and sham block (Group SCB, n = 18) for proximal arm arteriovenous access surgery...
January 22, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Dario Musso, Sandra Flohr-Madsen, Lars Marius Ytrebø, Øivind Klaastad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
Andrzej Krol, Arber Vala, Leonidas Phylactides, Matthew Szarko, Miguel A Reina, Jose de Andrés
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the difference between intraneural and perineural injection pressures in human cadavers. Targeted nerves included the cervical roots, the supraclavicular and infraclavicular brachial plexus, the sciatic-subgluteal nerve and the common peroneal and tibial nerves. METHODS: Ten readings were obtained for each nerve location. 1mL of 0.9% NaCl was injected over ten seconds - deliberately slower than in clinical practice to eliminate the risk of aberrant readings relating to the speed of injection...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
J Tang, S Y Zhang, F J Lu, W H Qin, Y S Shi
Objective: To observe the effect of low dose naloxone combinewith ropivacaine for supraclavicular brachial plexus block. Methods: Seventy patients undergoing elective upper limb surgery were randomly divided into two groups, ropivacaine group (Group R, n=35) and naloxone group (Group N, n=35). An ultrasound guided technique was used in both two groups.The onset and duration time of sensory and motor blockade, visual analog score(VAS)of 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 h postoperatively, time of first request fordezocine, total amount of dezocine needed, incidence of nausea and vomiting postoperatively(PONV) and patients' satisfaction score for analgesia in 24 h after surgery were measured...
December 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Mathew Nelson, Alexandra Reens, Lara Reda, David Lee
BACKGROUND: Interscalene brachial plexus blocks have been a routinely performed method of anesthesia for shoulder surgery that decreases the need for general anesthesia, length of stay, and recovery time. We describe a case of bupivacaine toxicity after an interscalene block. CASE REPORT: The patient was a 66-year-old man who presented to our Emergency Department by emergency medical services from an ambulatory surgery center where he had undergone rotator cuff surgery, with bradycardia and hypotension...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Bikash Bisui, Swastika Samanta, Sumanta Ghoshmaulik, Amit Banerjee, Tirtha R Ghosh, Suman Sarkar
Context: Brachial plexus block is effective with good postoperative analgesia in upper limb surgery has gained importance as it safe, low cost, and maintains stable hemodynamics intraoperatively. To decrease the onset time and prolong the duration of nerve block bicarbonate, opioids (morphine, fentanyl, etc.), sympathomimetic agents (epinephrine, phenylephrine, etc.), α-2 agonists (clonidine and dexmedetomidine), calcium channel blocker (verapamil), magnesium sulfate, etc., were studied with local anesthetics and their isomers...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Cheng Zhou, Stephen Choi, Richard Brull, Faraj W Abdallah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Masanori Nakayama, Yu Sakuma, Hitoshi Imamura, Koichiro Yano, Takao Kodama, Katsunori Ikari
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review and evaluate the selection and dose of anesthetic agents and the interval from the block procedure to skin incision for supraclavicular brachial plexus block in upper extremity surgery. METHODS: We reviewed our cases that underwent upper extremity surgery using only ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block in our hospital between 2011 and 2016. Adverse events during surgery were evaluated. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were constructed to investigate the relationship between the time from the end of the block procedure to skin incision and the use of local anesthesia on the surgical site...
December 2017: Asian journal of anesthesiology
Stanley K H Lam, Kenneth Dean Reeves, An-Lin Cheng
Deep nerve hydrodissection uses fluid injection under pressure to purposely separate nerves from areas of suspected fascial compression, which are increasingly viewed as potential perpetuating factors in recalcitrant neuropathic pain/complex regional pain. The usage of 5% dextrose water (D5W) as a primary injectate for hydrodissection, with or without low dose anesthetic, could limit anesthetic-related toxicity. An analgesic effect of 5% dextrose water (D5W) upon perineural injection in patients with chronic neuropathic pain has recently been described...
2017: BioMed Research International
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