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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326164/ptsd-symptom-severity-relates-to-cognitive-and-psycho-social-dysfunctioning-a-study-with-congolese-refugees-in-uganda
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Herbert E Ainamani, Thomas Elbert, David K Olema, Tobias Hecker
Background: In the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), civilians have been heavily exposed to traumatic stressors. Traumatizing experiences cumulatively heighten the risk for trauma-related disorders, and with it affect cognitive and psycho-social functioning. Objectives: We aimed at investigating the association between trauma-related disorders and cognitive and psycho-social functioning and hypothesized that PTSD symptom severity would negatively correlate with executive functioning, working memory and psycho-social functioning in everyday life...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320524/seasonally-related-effects-on-natural-organic-matter-characteristics-from-source-to-tap-in-korea
#2
S H So, I H Choi, H C Kim, S K Maeng
In this study, natural organic matter (NOM) characteristics were investigated over three years of monthly monitoring to determine the effect of seasonal variations on NOM levels from source to tap. Liquid chromatography with organic carbon detection (LC-OCD) was used to determine NOM characteristics and the level of reduction of biodegradable dissolved organic carbon (BDOC). The average dissolved organic matter concentration in the source water (Lake Paldang, Korea) was not significantly different between summer and winter...
March 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319550/continuous-transversus-abdominis-plane-nerve-blocks-does-varying-local-anesthetic-delivery-method-automatic-repeated-bolus-versus-continuous-basal-infusion-influence-the-extent-of-sensation-to-cold-a-randomized-triple-masked-crossover-study-in-volunteers
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Bahareh Khatibi, Engy T Said, Jacklynn F Sztain, Amanda M Monahan, Rodney A Gabriel, Timothy J Furnish, Johnathan T Tran, Michael C Donohue, Brian M Ilfeld
BACKGROUND: It remains unknown whether continuous or scheduled intermittent bolus local anesthetic administration is preferable for transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheters. We therefore tested the hypothesis that when using TAP catheters, providing local anesthetic in repeated bolus doses increases the cephalad-caudad cutaneous effects compared with a basal-only infusion. METHODS: Bilateral TAP catheters (posterior approach) were inserted in 24 healthy volunteers followed by ropivacaine 2 mg/mL administration for a total of 6 hours...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298781/analgesic-efficacy-of-transverse-abdominal-plane-block-after-elective-cesarean-delivery-bupivacaine-with-fentanyl-versus-bupivacaine-alone-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Roshan John, R V Ranjan, T R Ramachandran, Sagiev Koshy George
BACKGROUND: The analgesic benefit of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for cesarean delivery remains controversial. In our study, we compared the analgesic efficacy of TAP block using local anesthetic bupivacaine and adjunct fentanyl with bupivacaine alone in patients undergoing elective cesarean section. METHODS: Our study was a randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trial where sixty patients undergoing elective cesarean delivery under subarachanoid block (2 ml of 0...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294508/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-abdominal-wall-pain-following-surgery-a-case-series
#5
Marco Baciarello, Greta Migliavacca, Maurizio Marchesini, Adriana Valente, Massimo Allegri, Guido Fanelli
OBJECTIVE: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively simple regional anesthesia technique which entails the injection of local anesthetics (LA) into the interfascial plane between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles, where nerves supplying the anterolateral abdominal wall course. It is widely used for acute pain management following abdominal surgical procedures. We describe a series of cases in which TAP blocks were used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP)...
March 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293188/evidence-for-narrow-transfer-after-short-term-cognitive-training-in-older-adults
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Dustin J Souders, Walter R Boot, Kenneth Blocker, Thomas Vitale, Nelson A Roque, Neil Charness
The degree to which "brain training" can improve general cognition, resulting in improved performance on tasks dissimilar from the trained tasks (transfer of training), is a controversial topic. Here, we tested the degree to which cognitive training, in the form of gamified training activities that have demonstrated some degree of success in the past, might result in broad transfer. Sixty older adults were randomly assigned to a gamified cognitive training intervention or to an active control condition that involved playing word and number puzzle games...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274034/efficacy-of-triple-antibiotic-paste-moxifloxacin-calcium-hydroxide-and-2-chlorhexidine-gel-in-elimination-of-e-faecalis-an-in-vitro-study
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Ashik Ali Lakhani, K S Sekhar, Pankaj Gupta, Bellam Tejolatha, Anjali Gupta, Shruti Kashyap, Veena Desai, Shanin Farista
INTRODUCTION: Root canal treatment is incomplete without usage of intra canal medicaments. They help in the reduction of bacterial count and its by-products, making canals clean and decreasing postoperative pains. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial activity of triple antibiotic paste, Moxifloxacin, calcium hydroxide and 2% Chlorhexidine (CHX) gel in elimination of Enterococcous faecalis (E. faecalis). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-five root blocks were obtained from extracted single rooted human teeth...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272260/analgesic-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-subcostal-transversus-abdominis-plane-block
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Jianfeng Ma, Yifei Jiang, Shiyi Tang, Benfu Wang, Qingquan Lian, Zuokai Xie, Jun Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy on defined areas of the abdomen and back after ultrasound-guided subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block using 0.25% levobupivacaine 0.5 mL/kg. METHODS: Twenty patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy, between 20 and 60 years of age with operative time <1 hour, received subcostal TAP block using 0.25% levobupivacaine 0.5 mL/kg on the left side. Surgery started after 1 hour of observation...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271227/clinical-safety-and-effectiveness-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-in-post-operative-analgesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ning Ma, Joanna K Duncan, Anje J Scarfe, Susanne Schuhmann, Alun L Cameron
Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks can provide analgesia postoperatively for a range of surgeries. Abundant clinical trials have assessed TAP block showing positive analgesic effects. This systematic review assesses safety and effectiveness outcomes of TAP block in all clinical settings, comparing with both active (standard care) and inactive (placebo) comparators. PubMed, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library and the University of York CRD databases were searched. RCTs were screened for their eligibility and assessed for risk of bias...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238856/gemcitabine-kills-proliferating-endothelial-cells-exclusively-via-acid-sphingomyelinase-activation
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Albert J van Hell, Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman, Zvi Fuks, William D Tap, Richard Kolesnick
Gemcitabine is a widely-used anti-cancer drug with a well-defined mechanism of action in normal and transformed epithelial cells. However, its effect on endothelial cells is largely unknown. Acid sphingomyelinase (ASMase) is highly expressed in endothelial cells, converting plasma membrane sphingomyelin to pro-apoptotic ceramide upon activation by diverse stresses. In the current study, we investigated gemcitabine impact in primary cultures of endothelial cells. We find baseline ASMase increases markedly in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC) as they transit from a proliferative to a confluent growth-arrested state...
February 24, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235529/dexmedetomidine-decreases-the-required-amount-of-bupivacaine-for-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-pediatrics-patients-a-randomized-study
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Rehab Abdel Raof, Shahira Ahmed El Metainy, Doaa Abou Alia, Moataza Abdel Wahab
BACKGROUND: The effect of dexmedetomidine on the potency of bupivacaine for transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in pediatric patients has not been investigated. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine to decrease the concentration of bupivacaine needed for analgesia for ultrasound-guided TAP block in a pediatric patient undergoing hernia repair or hydrocelectomy. DESIGN: This is a randomized, double-blind, up-down, dose-finding study...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235522/preprocedural-ultrasound-assessment-does-not-improve-trainee-performance-of-spinal-anesthesia-for-obstetrical-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Timothy P Turkstra, Kristine L Marmai, Kevin P Armstrong, Kamal Kumar, S Indu Singh
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy of additional information from preprocedure ultrasound examination to aid anesthesiology trainees performing spinal anesthesia for obstetric patients. DESIGN: Trainee residents were randomly allocated to landmark technique and anatomy demonstration via ultrasound examination or landmark technique only for spinal anesthetic placement. SETTING: Obstetric delivery suite...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235493/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-living-liver-donors-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-trial
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Arzu Kıtlık, Mehmet Ali Erdogan, Ulku Ozgul, Mustafa Said Aydogan, Muharrem Ucar, Huseyin Ilksen Toprak, Cemil Colak, Mahmut Durmus
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a peripheral nerve block that reduces postoperative pain, nausea, vomiting and the need for postoperative opioids following various types of abdominal surgery. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of TAP block on postoperative analgesia and opioid consumption in living liver donors in whom a right "J" abdominal incision was used. METHODS: This prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled study was conducted with 50 living liver donors, aged 18-65years, who were scheduled to undergo right hepatectomy...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222631/analgesic-effects-of-ultrasound-guided-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-using-different-volumes-and-concentrations-of-local-analgesics-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Ayça Sultan Şahin, Necmiye Ay, Nuri Alper Şahbaz, Mehlika Kocabaş Akay, Yavuz Demiraran, Abdurrahim Derbent
Objective To evaluate the effects of an ultrasound-guided transverse abdominis plane (US-TAP) block used for postoperative pain relief by comparing the efficacy of two different volumes/concentrations of the local anaesthetic bupivacaine in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Methods This randomized study enrolled patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomies. They were randomized to two groups: group A received a 20 ml US-TAP block (50 mg bupivacaine +10 ml saline solution) and group B received a 30 ml US-TAP block (50 mg bupivacaine + 20 ml saline solution)...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217069/can-ultrasound-guided-subcostal-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-be-used-as-sole-anesthetic-technique
#15
Pooja Bihani, Pradeep Bhatia, Swati Chhabra, Pradeepika Gangwar
Subcostal transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block anesthetizes area of the abdomen with cutaneous innervation of T6-T10 dermatomes. These abdominal field blocks become very advantageous when cardiac patient presents for noncardiac surgeries as sole anesthetic or as a part of multimodal anesthesia. A 58-year-male came for open surgical repair of subxiphoid incisional hernia developed post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Echocardiography showed hypokinesia of left ventricle (LV) in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery territory, dilated LV, and ejection fraction of 30%, and coronary angiography after 6 months of CABG showed 70% stenosis of LAD...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217055/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-what-are-the-benefits-of-adding-dexmedetomidine-to-ropivacaine
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Manjaree Mishra, Shashi Prakash Mishra, Somendra Pal Singh
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has recently come up as a modality to take care of postoperative pain. It can somewhat avoid the use of intravenous opioid analgesics and hence to avoid its complications. We have performed a prospective, double-blinded, randomized study to assess the analgesic effect of adding dexmedetomidine to local ropivacaine on TAP block for patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries. AIM: The aim is to assess whether addition of dexmedetomidine to ropivacaine may bring some improvements to the analgesic efficacy of TAP blocks in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213055/electrophysiological-measurements-that-can-explain-and-guide-temporary-accelerated-pacing-to-avert-re-occurrence-of-torsade-de-pointes-arrhythmias-in-the-canine-chronic-atrioventricular-block-model
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Sofieke C Wijers, Alexandre Bossu, Albert Dunnink, Jet D M Beekman, Rosanne Varkevisser, Alfonso Aranda Hernández, Mathias Meine, Marc A Vos
BACKGROUND: Pacing at higher rates is known to suppress torsade de pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. Nevertheless, exact application and mechanism need further clarification. In the anesthetized canine chronic atrioventricular block model, ventricular remodeling is responsible for a high and reproducible incidence of TdP upon a challenge with dofetilide. OBJECTIVE: We used this model to investigate by what mechanism accelerated pacing averts TdP and what repolarization parameter could be used to guide temporary accelerated pacing (TAP)...
February 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199752/effect-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-combination-with-general-anesthesia-on-perioperative-opioid-consumption-hemodynamics-and-recovery-in-living-liver-donors-the-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-study
#18
Mehmet Ali Erdogan, Ulku Ozgul, Muharrem Uçar, Rıdvan Yalin, Yusuf Ziya Colak, Cemil Çolak, Huseyin Ilksen Toprak
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block provides effective postoperative analgesia after abdominal surgeries. It can be also a useful strategy to reduce perioperative opioid consumption, support intraoperative hemodynamic stability and promote early recovery from anesthesia. The aim of this prospective randomized double-blind study was to assess the effect of subcostal TAP blocks on perioperative opioid consumption, hemodynamic and recovery time in living liver donors. METODS: The prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled study was conducted with 49 living liver donors, aged 18-65 years, who were scheduled to undergo right hepatectomy...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184266/utility-of-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-day-case-inguinal-hernia-repair
#19
Luciano Frassanito, Sara Pitoni, Gianluigi Gonnella, Sergio Alfieri, Miryam Del Vicario, Stefano Catarci, Gaetano Draisci
BACKGROUND: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a regional anesthesia technique that effectively reduces the pain intensity and use of analgesia in abdominal surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the utility of the ultrasound-guided TAP block in improving the efficacy of the ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve (IIN/IHN) block for intraoperative anesthesia and postoperative pain control in day-case inguinal hernia repair (IHR). METHODS: We conducted a descriptive study of patients undergoing elective primary unilateral open IHR...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182074/skin-and-mucosal-ischemia-as-a-complication-after-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block
#20
Pedro Christian Aravena, Camila Valeria, Nicolás Nuñez, Francisco Perez-Rojas, Cesar Coronado
The anesthetic block of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is one of the most common techniques used in dental practice. The local complications are due to the failures on the anesthetic block or to anatomic variations in the tap site such as intravascular injection, skin ischemia and ocular problems. The aim of this article is to present a case and discuss the causes of itching and burning sensation, blanching, pain and face ischemia in the oral cavity during the IAN block.
November 2016: Dental Research Journal
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