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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096587/is-dedicating-an-ultrasound-machine-to-regional-anesthesia-an-economically-viable-option
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Vrushali Ponde, Dinesh Borse, Jayashree More, Tulsidas Mange
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The cost effectiveness of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia is an issue which requires discussion. Based on our experience, we hypothesized that this is an economically viable option. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we included 90 patients who underwent upper extremity surgeries in our institute solely under ultrasound (USG)-guided brachial plexus blocks in a year. The cost of the block was derived by adding the cost of the material and drugs used for the block...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079754/ultrasound-guided-needle-technique-accuracy-prospective-comparison-of-passive-magnetic-tracking-versus-unassisted-echogenic-needle-localization
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Angela N Johnson, Jeffery S Peiffer, Nahi Halmann, Luke Delaney, Cindy A Owen, Jeff Hersh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia facilitates an approach to sensitive targets such as nerve clusters without contact or inadvertent puncture. We compared accuracy of needle placement with a novel passive magnetic ultrasound needle guidance technology (NGT) versus conventional ultrasound (CU) with echogenic needles. METHODS: Sixteen anesthesiologists and 19 residents performed a series of 16 needle insertion tasks each, 8 using NGT (n = 280) and 8 using CU (n = 280), in high-fidelity porcine phantoms...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034969/a-prospective-randomized-study-to-evaluate-a-new-learning-tool-for-ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia
#3
Sanjib Das Adhikary, Demetrius Karanzalis, Wai-Man Raymond Liu, Admir Hadzic, Patrick M McQuillan
OBJECTIVE : To evaluate the effectiveness of a new learning tool for needle insertion accuracy skills during a simulated ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedure. METHODS : Thirty participants were included in this randomized controlled study. After viewing a prerecorded video of a single, discreet, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia task, all participants performed the same task three consecutive times (pretest), and needle insertion accuracy skills in a phantom model were recorded as baseline...
December 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018749/focused-training-for-humanitarian-responders-in-regional-anesthesia-techniques-for-a-planned-randomized-controlled-trial-in-a-disaster-setting
#4
Adam R Aluisio, Carrei Teicher, Tess Wiskel, Allysia Guy, Adam Levine
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity trauma during earthquakes accounts for the largest burden of geophysical disaster-related injuries. Insufficient pain management is common in disaster settings, and regional anesthesia (RA) has the potential to reduce pain in injured patients beyond current standards. To date, no prospective research has evaluated the use of RA in a disaster setting. This cross-sectional study assesses knowledge translation and skill acquisition outcomes for lower extremity RA performed with and without ultrasound guidance among a cohort of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) volunteers who will function as proceduralists in a planned randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of RA for pain management in an earthquake setting...
November 16, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999501/axillary-block-induced-chemical-sympathectomy-in-the-setting-of-digital-ischemia
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José R Soberón, T Michael Truxillo, Christin C Gethers, Taylor A Smith, William E Davis
BACKGROUND: Digital ischemia is associated with several rheumatologic disorders and is often difficult to treat. Symptoms and sequelae can include pain, disability, need for amputation, and poor quality of life. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with digital ischemia were referred for an ultrasound-guided axillary nerve block using liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel, Pacira Pharmaceuticals). The primary outcome measure was radial and ulnar artery diameter preprocedure and postprocedure...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997488/-stop-at-the-stoplight-seeking-alternative-targets-in-ultrasound-guided-brachial-plexus-block-for-regional-anesthesia-of-the-shoulder
#6
Laith Malhas, Ki Jinn Chin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990435/low-volume-brachial-plexus-block-providing-surgical-anesthesia-for-distal-arm-surgery-comparing-supraclavicular-infraclavicular-and-axillary-approach-a-randomized-observer-blind-trial
#7
Mojgan Vazin, Kenneth Jensen, Danja L Kristensen, Mathias Hjort, Katrine Tanggaard, Manoj K Karmakar, Thomas F Bendtsen, Jens Børglum
Background. Distal arm surgery is widely performed under regional anesthesia with brachial plexus block. The preponderance of evidence for the efficacy relies upon injection of local anesthetic in excess of 30 mL. We aimed to compare three different ultrasound-guided brachial plexus block techniques restricting the total volume to 20 mL. Methods. 120 patients were prospectively randomized to ultrasound-guided brachial plexus block with 20 mL ropivacaine 0.75% at either the supraclavicular, infraclavicular, or axillary level...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842565/regional-anesthesia-for-painful-injuries-after-disasters-rapid-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Adam C Levine, Carrie Teicher, Adam R Aluisio, Tess Wiskel, Pola Valles, Miguel Trelles, Justin Glavis-Bloom, Rebecca F Grais
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity trauma during earthquakes accounts for the largest burden of disaster-related injuries. Insufficient pain management is common in resource-limited disaster settings, and regional anesthesia (RA) may reduce pain in injured patients beyond current standards of care. To date, no controlled trials have been conducted to evaluate the use of RA for pain management in a disaster setting. METHODS/DESIGN: The Regional Anesthesia for Painful Injuries after Disasters (RAPID) study aims to evaluate whether regional anesthesia (RA), either with or without ultrasound (US) guidance, can reduce pain from earthquake-related lower limb injuries in a disaster setting...
November 14, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836523/-why-and-how-to-perform-an-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-a-step-by-step-approach
#9
E Nohuz, B El Drayi, A Triki, K Grossmannova, B Boudier, K Koffi, M Albaut, C Dualé
Used in clinical practice as part of a multimodal analgesic regimen, the transversus abdominis plane block (TAP block) is a relative novel procedure in which local anaesthetic agents are injected into the anatomic neurofascial space between the internal oblique and the transversus abdominis muscle. It allows a significantly prolonged duration of analgesia during the early postoperative stage in abdominal surgery. This regional anesthesia technique provides analgesia to the skin, muscles of the anterior abdominal wall and parietal peritoneum in order to decrease the incision-related pain...
December 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776096/education-in-ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia-lots-of-learning-left-to-do
#10
Colin J L McCartney, Edward R Mariano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727021/automatic-segmentation-and-probe-guidance-for-real-time-assistance-of-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-blocks
#11
Erik Smistad, Daniel Høyer Iversen, Linda Leidig, Janne Beate Lervik Bakeng, Kaj Fredrik Johansen, Frank Lindseth
Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia can be challenging, especially for inexperienced physicians. The goal of the proposed methods is to create a system that can assist a user in performing ultrasound-guided femoral nerve blocks. The system indicates in which direction the user should move the ultrasound probe to investigate the region of interest and to reach the target site for needle insertion. Additionally, the system provides automatic real-time segmentation of the femoral artery, the femoral nerve and the two layers fascia lata and fascia iliaca...
January 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687351/new-technique-targeting-the-c5-nerve-root-proximal-to-the-traditional-interscalene-sonoanatomical-approach-is-analgesic-for-outpatient-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
#12
Katherine H Dobie, Yaping Shi, Matthew S Shotwell, Warren S Sandberg
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Regional anesthesia and analgesia for shoulder surgery is most commonly performed via interscalene nerve block. We developed an ultrasound-guided technique that specifically targets the C5 nerve root proximal to the traditional interscalene block and assessed its efficacy for shoulder analgesia. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Surgery Center. PATIENTS: Patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy at an ambulatory surgery center...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685347/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-ultrasound-versus-nerve-stimulator-guidance-for-axillary-brachial-plexus-block
#13
Michael J Barrington, Samuel R Gledhill, Roman Kluger, Alexander L Clarke, Daniel M Wong, Henry Davidson, Rowan Thomas
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided techniques improve outcomes in regional anesthesia when compared with traditional techniques; however, this assertion has not been studied with novices. The primary objective of this study was to compare sensory and motor block after axillary brachial plexus block when performed by novice trainees allocated to an ultrasound- or nerve-stimulator-guided group. A secondary objective was to compare the rates of skill acquisition between the 2 groups. METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized, observer-blinded, 2-arm controlled trial...
November 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650294/clinical-usefulness-of-pectoral-nerve-block-for-the-management-of-zoster-associated-pain-case-reports-and-technical-description
#14
Yeon-Dong Kim, Seon-Jeong Park, Junho Shim, Hyungtae Kim
The recently introduced pectoral nerve (Pecs) block is a simple alterative to the conventional thoracic paravertebral block or epidural block for breast surgery. It produces excellent analgesia and can be used to provide balanced anesthesia and as a rescue block in cases where performing a neuraxial blockade is not possible. In the thoracic region, a neuraxial blockade is often used to manage zoster-associated pain. However, this can be challenging for physicians due to the increased risk of hemodynamic instability in the upper thoracic level, and comorbid and contraindicated medical conditions such as coagulopathy...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498527/efficiency-of-ultrasound-guided-lower-limb-peripheral-nerve-blocks-in-perioperative-pain-management-for-knee-arthroscopy-in-children-a-randomized-study
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Dragan Marinković, Jovana M Simin, Biljana Drasković, Ivana M Kvrgić, Marina Pandurov
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound guided lower limb peripheral nerve blocks are efficient for perioperative pain treatment in children. The aim was to see if lower limb peripheral nerve blocks reduced the amount of propofol and opioid analgesics used intraoperatively, as well as the level of pain and consumption of systemic analgesics postoperatively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized, prospective clinical trial was carried out. It included 60 children between 11 and 18 years of age scheduled for elective knee arthroscopy...
January 2016: Medicinski Pregled
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27466975/teaching-concepts-in-ultrasound-guided-regional-anesthesia
#16
Jens Kessler, Jessica T Wegener, Markus W Hollmann, Markus F Stevens
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia is a challenging, complex skill and requires competence in teaching. The aim of this study was to review current literature on identification of education and learning of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and to summarize recent findings on teaching concepts. RECENT FINDINGS: Several teaching programs have been described and implemented into daily routine. Factors relevant to current practice are the knowledge of sonoanatomy, the acquisition of manual skills, the teaching ability, and the feedback given to the trainee...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442683/ultrasound-guided-bilateral-combined-inguinal-femoral-and-subgluteal-sciatic-nerve-blocks-for-simultaneous-bilateral-below-knee-amputations-due-to-bilateral-diabetic-foot-gangrene-unresponsive-to-peripheral-arterial-angioplasty-and-bypass-surgery-in-a-coagulopathic
#17
Sung Hye Byun, Jonghoon Lee, Jong Hae Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients on antiplatelet therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention can become coagulopathic due to infection. Performing regional anesthesia for bilateral surgery in such cases is challenging. We report a case of successful combined inguinal femoral and subgluteal sciatic nerve blocks (CFSNBs) for simultaneous bilateral below-knee amputations in a coagulopathic patient on antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: A 70-year-old male patient presented with pain in both feet due to diabetic foot syndrome...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442394/effect-of-adding-dexamethasone-as-a-ropivacaine-adjuvant-in-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Andrijan Kartalov, Nikola Jankulovski, Biljana Kuzmanovska, Milka Zdravkovska, Mirjana Shosholcheva, Tatjana Spirovska, Aleksandra Panovska Petrusheva, Marija Tolevska, Marija Srceva, Vesna Durnev, Gjorgji Jota, Redzep Selmani, Atanas Sivevski
BACKGROUND: The transverses abdominals plane block (TAP) is a regional anesthesia technique that provided analgesia to the parietal peritoneum, skin and muscles of the anterior abdominal wall. The aim of this randomized double-blind study was to evaluate postoperative analgesia on patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia (GA), (GA + TAP) block preformed with ropivacaine and (GA + TAP-D) block preformed with ropivacaine and 4 mg dexamethasone. METHODS: 90 (ASA I-II) adult patients for unilateral open inguinal hernia repair were included in this study...
2015: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27397645/feasibility-and-pharmacokinetics-of-caudal-blockade-in-children-and-adolescents-with-30-50-kg-of-body-weight
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Maya Keplinger, Peter Marhofer, Wolfgang Klug, Birgit Reiter, Thomas Stimpfl, Stephan C Kettner, Lena Korf, Markus Zeitlinger, Daniela Marhofer, Lydia Triffterer
BACKGROUND: Caudal blockade, although an important technique of pediatric regional anesthesia, is rarely used in children heavier than 30 kg. This reservation is due to anatomical concerns and lack of pharmacokinetic data. We therefore set out to evaluate, in pediatric patients weighing 30-50 kg, the feasibility of ultrasound-guided caudal blockade and the pharmacokinetics of caudally administered ropivacaine. METHODS: Twenty consecutive children were included. General anesthesia was used to ensure a secured airway...
November 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27377713/current-practice-in-regional-anaesthesia-in-south-america-an-online-survey
#20
M A Corvetto, J Carmona, M I Vásquez, C Salgueiro, J Crostón, R Sosa, V Folle, F R Altermatt
OBJECTIVE: A survey was conducted in order to obtain a profile of the practice of regional anesthesia in South America, and determine the limitations of its use. METHODS: After institutional ethics committee approval, a link to an online questionnaire was sent by e-mail to anaesthesiologists in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, and Uruguay. The questionnaire was processed anonymously. RESULTS: A total of 1,260 completed questionnaires were received...
January 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
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