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Adam M Fahs, Denise M Koueiter, Michael D Kurdziel, Kristine A Huynh, Clayton R Perry, James J Verner
BACKGROUND: The psoas compartment block (PCB) or periarticular soft-tissue local anesthetic injection are forms of regional anesthesia often used as one of the components in multimodal anesthesia applied during total hip arthroplasty (THA). The most efficacious form of regional anesthesia for THA has yet to be determined. METHODS: In a single-surgeon, prospective, clinical trial, patients undergoing THA via direct anterior approach were randomized to receive an intraoperative periarticular local anesthetic infiltration (periarticular injection) or a PCB...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Angelica G Mancone, Alyssa R Dickey, Brian M Fitzgerald, Gregory P Kraus, Sandeep T Dhanjal
Introduction: Wrong site peripheral nerve blocks are included in the National Quality Forum and Joint Commission's category of "never event." Multiple attempts have been made by various groups in an effort to eliminate these events. Prior attempts to eliminate these never events include the Regional Block Preprocedural Checklist provided by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) taskforce. Following a series of errors involving anticoagulation prior to regional anesthesia, our department saw a need for a more comprehensive checklist...
March 15, 2018: Military Medicine
M J Harris, R A Gabriel, R P Dutton, R D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Accurately predicting cesarean delivery case duration is an integral component of designing appropriate workflow protocols and ensuring adequate provider availability. Our primary objective was to describe the variability of case duration, based on factors that we hypothesized would be influential, such as hospital facility type, United States region, time of day, case volume, and patient and provider characteristics. METHODS: We analyzed hospital-, patient-, and provider-level variables from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry, a voluntary registry created to share anesthesia-related data and outcomes...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Felix Greimel, Guenther Maderbacher, Clemens Baier, Armin Keshmiri, Timo Schwarz, Florian Zeman, Winfried Meissner, Joachim Grifka, Achim Benditz
Numbers of knee replacement surgeries have been rising over the past years. After having ameliorated operation techniques and material, pain management and anesthetic methods have come into focus. All 15326 patients included had undergone primary knee arthroplasty within this multicenter cohort-study, conducted in 46 orthopedic departments. Parameters were evaluated on first postoperative day. Primary outcome values were pain levels (activity, minimum and maximum pain, and pain management satisfaction). Pain medication necessity was analyzed...
February 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
Gregory Reychler, Valeska Uribe Rodriguez, Cheryl Elizabeth Hickmann, Bertrand Tombal, Pierre-François Laterre, Axel Feyaerts, Jean Roeseler
INTRODUCTION: Impairment of global and regional pulmonary ventilations is a well-known consequence of general anesthesia. Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) or incentive spirometry (IS) is commonly prescribed, albeit their efficacy is poorly demonstrated. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of PEP and IS on lung ventilation and recruitment in patients after surgery involving anesthesia using electrical impedance tomography (EIT). METHOD: Ten male subjects (age = 61...
February 27, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Siaffa Romain, Bordes Julien, Vatin Loraine, Prunet Bertrand, Vinciguerra Daniel Md, Meaudre Eric Professor, Lacroix Guillaume
OBJECTIVE: We compared the effectiveness of nerve blocks (regional anesthesia, RA) versus local anesthesia (LA) to treat face and hand wounds. Emergency physicians who had not previously used nerve blocks administered the anesthesia based on anatomic landmarks. METHODS: This prospective observational open study was conducted at a military teaching hospital emergency department (ED) between May 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014. All patients requiring treatment of facial or hand wounds were included...
February 21, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Allana Munro, Ana Sjaus, Ronald B George
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: High-quality analgesia has been linked to improved patient satisfaction as well as improved short-term and long-term postoperative outcomes. Acute surgical pain is a modifiable risk factor for development of chronic postoperative pain, which is reported by up to 26% of gynecologic surgical patients. In other surgical populations, multimodal analgesia has shown improved pain control and decreased reliance on opioids. This review examines recent evidence for various analgesic modalities applied specifically to the gynecologic surgical population...
February 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Nan Li, Hao Kong, Shuang-Ling Li, Sai-Nan Zhu, Dong-Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: Current evidences show that regional anesthesia is associated with decreased risk of complications after major surgery. However, the effects of combined regional-general anesthesia remain controversial. The purpose of our study was to analyze the impact of anesthesia (combined epidural-general anesthesia vs. general anesthesia) on the risk of postoperative complications in patients undergoing open surgery for pheochromocytoma. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study...
2018: PloS One
Marco Moscarelli, Nora Terrasini, Anna Nunziata, Prakash Punjabi, Gianni Angelini, Marco Solinas, Alba Buselli, Paolo Del Sarto, Dorela Haxhiademi
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair may be associated with prolonged cardioplegic arrest times and ischemic reperfusion injury. Intravenous (propofol) and volatile (sevoflurane) anesthesia are used routinely during cardiac surgery and are thought to provide cardioprotection; however, the individual contribution of each regimen to cardioprotection is unknown. Therefore, the authors sought to compare the cardioprotective effects of propofol and sevoflurane anesthesia in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Hirad Hedayat, Daniel R Felbaum, John E Reynolds, Rashid M Janjua
Neurosurgical pathologies presenting during pregnancy are uncommon. If present, the situation creates a unique diagnostic, observational, and therapeutic challenge as both lives are placed at potential risk. Surgical procedures during pregnancy are approached carefully as physiological stressors associated with surgery and anesthesia may cause fetal or maternal compromise. We present the only known case of a pseudoaneurysm treated with an awake craniotomy, allowing us to abate the risks associated with general anesthesia in pregnancy...
December 7, 2017: Curēus
Shankar Vallapu, Nidhi Bidyut Panda, Navneh Samagh, Neerja Bharti
Context: Scalp infiltration and scalp block are being used to manage postcraniotomy pain. Dexmedetomidine has been successfully used as an adjuvant in regional anesthesia. The study was intended to compare whether addition of dexmedetomidine prolonged the duration of analgesia as well as to compare the two techniques. Aims: The primary objective was to assess whether addition of dexmedetomidine to bupivacaine prolonged the duration of analgesia. The secondary objective was to compare between scalp nerve block and scalp infiltration as techniques for pain relief...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Samuel H Hui, Ryan Folsom, Lois A Killewich, Joel E Michalek, Mark G Davies, Lori L Pounds
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasound (DUS) mapping of the veins and arteries of the upper extremity is a well-established practice in arteriovenous fistula creation for long-term hemodialysis access. Previous publications have shown that vein diameters varying from 2 to 3 mm are predictive of success. Regional anesthesia is known to result in vasodilation and thus to increase the diameter of upper extremity veins. This study compares the sizes of veins measured by preoperative DUS mapping with those obtained after regional anesthesia to determine whether intraoperative DUS results in increased vein diameters and thus changes in the operative plan...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Marija Damjanovska, Tatjana Stopar Pintaric, Erika Cvetko, Kamen Vlassakov
Purpose: The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block is one of the newer and simpler alternatives to the traditional, often technically challenging, paravertebral (PV) block. Its feasibility, safety, and efficacy have already been clinically demonstrated in patients with multiple rib fractures using higher volumes of local anesthetic, when compared with the traditional approach. The primary aim of this observational anatomical study was to assess the spread of local anesthetic from the retrolaminar injection point to the PV space and its volume dependence...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Jonathan W Cheah, David C Sing, Erik N Hansen, Pedram Aleshi, Thomas P Vail
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) combined with bupivacaine spinal anesthesia can improve postoperative pain, but has potential side effects of postoperative nausea/vomiting (PONV) and pruritus. With the use of multimodal analgesia and regional anesthetic techniques, postoperative pain control has improved significantly to a point where ITM may be avoided in total joint arthroplasty (TJA). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of primary TJA patients who underwent a standardized multimodal recovery pathway and received bupivacaine neuraxial anesthesia with ITM vs bupivacaine neuraxial anesthesia alone (control)...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Ioannis Baloyiannis, Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Chamaidi Sarakatsianou, George Tzovaras
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia has been used as a standard for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair including both techniques (Trans-Abdominal Pre-Peritoneal repair and the Total Extra-Peritoneal repair), while regional anesthesia has been occasionally applied in high risk patients where general anesthesia is contraindicated. In case of the total extraperitoneal repair (TEP), several authors have attempted to perform TEP repair under regional anesthesia and reported on the safety and feasibility of this procedure...
February 5, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Zirui Huang, Xiaolin Liu, George A Mashour, Anthony G Hudetz
Environmental events are processed on multiple timescales via hierarchical organization of temporal receptive windows (TRWs) in the brain. The dependence of neural timescales and TRWs on altered states of consciousness is unclear. States of reduced consciousness are marked by a shift toward slowing of neural dynamics (<1 Hz) in EEG/ECoG signals. We hypothesize that such prolongation of intrinsic timescales are also seen in blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) signals. To test this hypothesis, we measured the timescales of intrinsic BOLD signals using mean frequency (MF) and temporal autocorrelation (AC) in healthy volunteers (n=23; male/female 14/9) during graded sedation with propofol...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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
M D Herrick, H Liu, M Davis, J-E Bell, B D Sites
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthesia can be used as part of the anesthetic to optimize anesthesia and analgesia during shoulder arthroplasty, but little is known about the overall effect that regional anesthesia has on perioperative outcomes and resource utilization. We hypothesized that regional anesthesia may decrease complication rates and resource utilization in shoulder arthroplasty patients. METHODS: We examined administrative data from 588 US hospitals from 2010 to 2015...
January 7, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
K Kalopita, L Michala, C Theofanakis, D Valsamidis
Turner's syndrome, one of the most common sex chromosome abnormalities in females, is caused by loss of part or all of an X chromosome. We report a case of mosaic Turner's syndrome, posted for elective cesarean delivery under low-dose sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia. The unique features of this case were the combination of an anticipated difficult airway and both short stature and scoliosis in the lumbar region. A titrated combined spinal-epidural technique was performed in order to avoid hemodynamic instability, which could have been exacerbated in the presence of cardiovascular deformities that accompany this syndrome in many cases...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
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
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