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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079734/thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-and-prophylactic-three-times-daily-unfractionated-heparin-within-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-pathway-for-colorectal-surgery
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Alexander B Stone, Michael C Grant, Brandyn D Lau, Deborah B Hobson, Michael B Streiff, Elliot R Haut, Christopher L Wu, Elizabeth C Wick
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common cause of preventable harm. Perioperative thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) presents a challenge to optimal VTE prophylaxis. Our primary aim was to characterize missed doses of VTE prophylaxis associated with epidural catheter placement and removal. Our secondary aim was to measure the effect of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway on the rate of TEA-associated missed VTE prophylaxis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a prospectively collected database of 1264 colorectal surgery patients at a single academic center...
January 9, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079662/recognition-of-a-thoracic-epidural-hematoma-in-the-setting-of-transient-paralysis-a-case-report
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Beth VanderWielen, Lindsay Rubenstein, Marc Shnider, Cindy Ku, Jason Wakakuwa
A 71-year-old woman on aspirin presented for a distal pancreatectomy, splenectomy, and partial colectomy with a T8/9 epidural catheter placed preoperatively in 3 attempts. Prophylactic 5000 units of subcutaneous heparin were given before the procedure. After catheter removal on postoperative day 2, the patient developed transient bilateral lower extremity paralysis, with near complete recovery within 30 minutes. An urgent MRI revealed a T4-T8 epidural hematoma prompting an emergent T3-T8 laminectomy. This case presentation highlights the need for heightened awareness regarding complications related to neuraxial analgesia in patients receiving unfractionated heparin for thromboembolism prophylaxis with concurrent aspirin use...
January 11, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074788/comparison-of-two-doses-of-heparin-on-outcome-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-patients-a-prospective-randomized-control-study
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Murali Chakravarthy, Dattatreya Prabhakumar, Patil Thimmannagowda, Jayaprakash Krishnamoorthy, Antony George, Vivek Jawali
INTRODUCTION: While off pump coronary artery bypass surgery is practiced with an intention to reduce the morbidity associated with cardiopulmonary bypass, the resultant 'hypercoagulability' needs to be addressed. Complications such as cavitary thrombus possibly due to the hyper coagulability after off pump coronary artery bypass surgery have been described. Many clinicians use higher doses of heparin - up to 5 mg/kg in order to thwart this fear. Overall, there appears to be no consensus on the dose of heparin in off pump coronary artery bypass surgeries...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074295/-neuraxial-anaesthesia-and-noacs
#4
T Standl
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular comorbidities in surgical patients are frequent and have a substantial impact on the postoperative outcome. Neuraxial blockades are able to reduce perioperative morbidity and mortality. The increasing use of new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) requires a high level of attention, especially in patients undergoing neuraxial blockades or requiring postoperative analgesia. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this article is to present the benefit of neuraxial anaesthesia and analgesia in patients with cardiovascular risks and perioperative management of NOAC in this setting...
January 10, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072798/reliability-and-safety-of-contra-lateral-oblique-view-for-interlaminar-epidural-needle-placement
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Richard Derby, Irina Melnik, Jongwoo Choi, Sang-Hoon Lee, Jeong-Eun Lee
Cord trauma is a risk with a cervical and thoracic interlaminar epidural approach to the epidural space. Intermittent lateral fluoroscopic imaging to detect needle depth is often cumbersome and may be difficult to interpret. In comparison, the contra-lateral oblique (CLO) fluoroscopic view is efficient and easy to interpret. However, the in vivo reliability and safety of this technique has not been formally investigated.The senior author collected fluoroscopic images on 278 consecutive patients undergoing an interlaminar epidural block at the T1-T2 level performed using a 17 gauge Tuohy needle...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068278/cervical-spondylitis-and-epidural-abscess-caused-by-brucellosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hatice Reşorlu, Suzan Saçar, Beşir Şahin Inceer, Ayla Akbal, Ferhat Gökmen, Coskun Zateri, Yilmaz Savaş
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease widely seen in endemic regions and that can lead to systemic involvement. The musculoskeletal system is frequently affected, and the disease can exhibit clinical involvements such as arthritis, spondylitis, spondylodiscitis, osteomyelitis, tenosynovitis and bursitis. Spondylitis and spondylodiscitis, common complications of brucellosis, predominantly affect the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae. Epidural abscess may occur as a rare complication of spondylitis. Spinal brucellosis and development of epidural abscess in the cervical region are rare...
December 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057591/surgical-management-of-spontaneous-spinal-cerebrospinal-fluid-epidural-fistula
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Declan G Siedler, Imogen M Ibbett, Nova B Thani
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hypotension secondary to spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula is a rare condition which can have serious sequelae. Early diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a 17-year-old man who presented with a history of sudden onset, postural headaches, associated with upper thoracic back pain. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) demonstrated a thoracic extradural fluid collection and slumping of the brain within the posterior fossa...
January 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043447/immediate-spinal-cord-collateral-blood-flow-during-thoracic-aortic-procedures-the-role-of-epidural-arcades
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Fabian A Kari, Karin Wittmann, Babak Saravi, Luisa Puttfarcken, Sonja Krause, Katharina Förster, Sven Maier, Ulrich Göbel, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
The objective of this study was to investigate the functional differences between paraspinal and intraspinal compartments of the spinal collateral network and the importance of circular epidural arcades in thoracic aortic surgery. N = 33 pigs (mean body weight: 34 ± 3kg) were included. A single-inlet-model of spinal collateral flow was created: paraspinal inflow into the collateral network was isolated by cephalad and caudal interruption of inflow into epidural arcades using laminectomies. Animals were assigned to treatment groups (Treatment "open" [patent epidural arcades, n = 10] and Treatment "closed" [closed epidural arcades, n = 10]) and Sham groups (Sham "open" n = 8 and Sham "closed" n = 5)...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034746/new-imaging-characteristics-for-predicting-postoperative-neurological-status-in-patients-with-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression-a-retrospective-analysis-of-81-cases
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Mingxing Lei, Shubin Liu, Shaoxing Yang, Yaosheng Liu, Cheng Wang, Hongjun Gao
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Several clinical features have been proposed for prediction of postoperative functional outcome in patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC). However, few articles address the relationship between preoperative imaging characteristics and the postoperative neurological status. PURPOSE: This study aims to analyze the postoperative functional outcome and identify new imaging parameters for predicting postoperative neurological status in patients with MESCC...
December 26, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028447/spinal-epidural-abscess-in-a-patient-with-piriformis-pyomyositis
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Gerald S Oh, Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Gregory D Arnone, Ashley L Barks, Ziad A Hage, Sergey Neckrysh
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess resulting from piriformis pyomyositis is extremely rare. Such condition can result in serious morbidity and mortality if not addressed in a timely manner. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors describe the case of a 19-year-old male presenting with a 2-week history of fever, low back pain, and nuchal rigidity. When found to have radiographic evidence of a right piriformis pyomyositis, he was transferred to our institution for further evaluation...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002229/evaluation-of-ultrasound-assisted-thoracic-epidural-placement-in-patients-undergoing-upper-abdominal-and-thoracic-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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David B Auyong, Lucy Hostetter, Stanley C Yuan, April E Slee, Neil A Hanson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The placement of thoracic epidurals can be technically challenging and requires a thorough understanding of neuraxial anatomy. Although ultrasound imaging of the thoracic spine has been described, no outcome studies on the use of this imaging have been performed. We evaluated whether preprocedural ultrasound of the thoracic spine would facilitate the process of epidural catheterization. METHODS: Subjects undergoing thoracic or upper abdominal surgery with planned thoracic epidural placement at T10 or higher were enrolled in this randomized double-blind study...
December 19, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000203/comparison-of-continuous-epidural-block-and-continuous-paravertebral-block-in-postoperative-analgaesia-after-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-a-randomised-non-inferiority-trial
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Sylweriusz Kosiński, Edward Fryźlewicz, Michał Wiłkojć, Adam Ćmiel, Marcin Zieliński
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted (VATS) lung lobectomy can be associated with stronger postoperative pain than is commonly believed. It is generally accepted to introduce multimodal analgaesic strategies based on regional blockade, opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, there is still no consensus regarding the optimal regional technique. The aim of this study was to compare the analgaesic efficacy of continuous thoracic epidural block (TEA) and percutaneous continuous paravertebral block (PVB) in patients undergoing video-assisted lung lobectomy...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979491/postoperative-urinary-retention-in-colorectal-surgery-within-an-enhanced-recovery-pathway
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Fabian Grass, Juliette Slieker, Pierre Frauche, Josep Solà, Catherine Blanc, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) guidelines for colorectal surgery suggest routine transurethral bladder drainage with early removal to prevent urinary tract infection (UTI). The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for urinary retention (UR). METHODS: This retrospective analysis included all colorectal patients since ERAS implementation in May 2011-November 2014. From the prospective ERAS database, over 100 items related to demographics, surgery, compliance, and outcome were analyzed...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955978/role-of-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-for-thoracic-surgery-and-its-perioperative-effects
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Mohamed R El-Tahan
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September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939192/ultrasound-guided-serratus-anterior-plane-block-versus-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-for-thoracotomy-pain
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Asmaa Elsayed Khalil, Nasr Mahmoud Abdallah, Ghada M Bashandy, Tarek Abdel-Haleem Kaddah
OBJECTIVE: Thoracotomy is one of the most painful surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) compared with thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) for controlling acute thoracotomy pain. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, observer-blinded, controlled study. SETTING: The study was performed as a single-institution study in the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt...
August 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930507/thoracic-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-fishbone-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jian-Min Chen, Zhi-Yong Wang, Guo-Xin Ni
RATIONALE: Ingestion of a fishbone is a common cause of esophageal injury, but spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare condition due to the esophageal penetration by a swallowed fishbone. Prompt diagnosis can be seldom made owing to incomplete patient history taking and difficulties in imaging evidence identification. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who was stuck in her throat by a fishbone, and complained of back pain, paresis of the lower limbs and fever, successively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922948/fluoroscopic-guidance-increases-the-incidence-of-thoracic-epidural-catheter-placement-within-the-epidural-space-a-randomized-trial
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Michelle C Parra, Kristin Washburn, Jeremiah R Brown, Michael L Beach, Mark P Yeager, Patricia Barr, Kathy Bonham, Kathryn Lamb, Randy W Loftus
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thoracic epidural analgesia can reduce postoperative pain and cardiopulmonary morbidity, but it is associated with a high rate of clinical failure. Up to 50% of clinical failure is thought to be related to technical insertion. In this study, patients undergoing thoracic surgery were randomized to one of two catheter insertion techniques: fluoroscopically guided or conventional loss of resistance with saline/air. Our primary aim was to examine whether fluoroscopic guidance could increase the incidence of correct catheter placement and improve postoperative analgesia...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909035/randomised-controlled-pilot-study-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-thoracic-epidural-and-paravertebral-blockade-in-reducing-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-topic-feasibility-study-protocol
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Joyce Yeung, Teresa Melody, Amy Kerr, Babu Naidu, Lee Middleton, Kostas Tryposkiadis, Jane Daniels, Fang Gao
INTRODUCTION: Open chest surgery (thoracotomy) is considered the most painful of surgical procedures. Forceful wound retraction, costochondral dislocation, posterior costovertebral ligament disruption, intercostal nerve trauma and wound movement during respiration combine to produce an acute, severe postoperative pain insult and persistent chronic pain many months after surgery is common. Three recent systematic reviews conclude that unilateral continuous paravertebral blockade (PVB) provides analgesia at least equivalent to thoracic epidural blockade (TEB) in the postoperative period, has a lower failure rate, and symptom relief that lasted months...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906944/the-safety-of-ct-guided-epidural-steroid-injections-in-an-older-patient-cohort
#19
Andrew J Fenster, Kevin Fernandes, Alan L Brook, Todd Miller
BACKGROUND: Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common method for treating lower back pain, which is one of the most prevalent health-related complaints in the adult US population. Although the safety of CT-guided ESIs has been extensively studied in adults, there is limited data concerning the procedure's safety profile in an older patient population. OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study analyzed safety data among a single-center cohort of patients > 65 years-old who received one or more CT-guided interlaminar ESIs from 2012 to 2015...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906718/anesthesia-for-nonintubated-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
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Hiroshi Sunaga, Justin D Blasberg, Paul M Heerdt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses primarily on nonintubated video-assisted thoracic surgery (NIVATS), and discusses advantages, indications, anesthetic techniques, and approaches to intraoperative crisis management. RECENT FINDINGS: Advancements in endoscopic, endovascular, and robotic techniques have expanded the range of surgical procedures that can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion. For thoracic operations in particular, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has largely replaced traditional thoracotomy, and continued technical development has made surgical access into the pleural space even less disruptive...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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