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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340013/implications-of-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-on-hospital-charges-in-rib-fracture-patients
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Courtney D Jensen, Jamie T Stark, Lewis E Jacobson, Jan M Powers, Kathy L Leslie, Jeffrey M Kinsella-Shaw, Michael F Joseph, Craig R Denegar
Objective.:  Rib fractures are present in more than 150,000 patients admitted to US trauma centers each year. Those who fracture two or more ribs are typically treated with oral analgesic drugs and are discharged with few complications. The cost of this care generally reflects its brevity. When a patient fractures three or more ribs, there is an elevated risk of complication. In response, treatments are often broadened and their durations prolonged; this affects cost. While health, function, and survival have been widely explored, patient billing has not...
March 7, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339551/anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-management-for-spinal-procedures-a-prospective-descriptive-study-and-interpretation-of-guidelines
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Bradly S Goodman, L McLean House, Sridhar Vallabhaneni, Srinivas Mallempati, Matthew R Willey, Matthew Thomas Smith
Setting.:  Epidural hematoma rarely complicates interventional spine procedures. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs increase bleeding risk, cessation may precipitate serious thromboembolic events. The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) put forth guidelines that dissent with regard to management of hemostatically active agents during commonly performed spinal injections. Objective.:  To validate an antiplatelet/anticoagulant management table based on modifications of the SIS 2013 and ASRA 2015 guidelines...
October 6, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339449/reversal-of-progressive-conscious-disturbance-with-epidural-blood-patch-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-at-c2-level
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Yi-Chen Lai, Yuan-Yi Chia, Wei-Hung Lien
Intracranial hypotension syndrome (IHS) is generally caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Complications include bilateral subdural hygroma or haematoma and herniation of the cerebellar tonsils. Epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy is indicated if conservative treatment is ineffective. We reported the case of a 46-year-old man with a history of postural headache and dizziness. The patient was treated with bed rest and daily hydration with 2000 mL of fluid for 2 weeks. However, dizziness and headache did not resolve, and he became drowsy and disoriented with incomprehensible speech...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339431/perioperative-ketamine-administration-for-thoracotomy-pain
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Daniel W Moyse, Alan D Kaye, James H Diaz, Muhammad Y Qadri, David Lindsay, Srinivas Pyati
BACKGROUND: Of all the postsurgical pain conditions, thoracotomy pain poses a particular therapeutic challenge in terms of its prevalence, severity, and ensuing postoperative morbidity. Multiple pain generators contribute to the severity of post-thoracotomy pain, and therefore a multimodal analgesic therapy is considered to be a necessary strategy. Along with opioids, thoracic epidural analgesia, and paravertebral blocks, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists such as ketamine have been used as adjuvants to improve analgesia...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320469/epidural-spinal-angiolipoma-a-case-series
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Fei Fei Wang, Song Wang, Wen Hua Xue, Jing Liang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Spinal angiolipomas (SAL) are rare benign tumors, commonly presenting with slow progressive spinal cord compression. There are only about 170 cases identified so far. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the modality of choice for SAL. The purpose of this article is to report three cases of SAL and their characteristic MRI features. CASE PRESENTATION: Three cases of epidual spinal angiolipoma from ethnic Han Chinese patients are presented here, including one lumbar and two thoracic tumors...
March 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314303/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-programs-for-laparoscopic-colorectal-resection-may-not-need-thoracic-epidural-analgesia
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Ken Eto, Ichiro Kondo, Makoto Kosuge, Masahisa Ohkuma, Koichiro Haruki, Kai Neki, Hiroshi Sugano, Ryosuke Hashizume, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the necessity of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) as enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs for laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively compared between perioperative outcomes of patients who underwent LC with TEA (n=31) and with multimodal analgesia (MMA) (n=31). Furthermore, we also evaluated the patients' satisfaction by a questionnaire survey to the nurses...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298776/a-comparative-study-for-post-operative-analgesia-in-the-emergency-laparotomies-thoracic-epidural-ropivacaine-with-nalbuphine-and-ropivacaine-with-butorphanol
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Saravana Babu, Bikram Kumar Gupta, Gyanendra Kumar Gautam
BACKGROUND: Adequate postoperative pain therapy for emergency abdominal surgeries is important far beyond the perioperative period because sensitization to painful stimuli can cause postoperative morbidity. A prospective, double-blind, randomized study was carried out to compare the quality of postoperative analgesia and side-effect profile between epidurally administered butorphanol and nalbuphine as an adjuvant to 0.2% ropivacaine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of eighty patients, 43 men and 37 women between the age of 18 and 65 years of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Class I E and II E, who underwent intestinal perforation repair surgery were randomly allocated into two groups ropivacaine with butorphanol (RB) and ropivacaine with nalbuphine (RN), comprising of 40 patients each...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298766/comparison-of-perioperative-thoracic-epidural-fentanyl-with-bupivacaine-and-intravenous-fentanyl-for-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
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Amitabh Chanchal Sen, Sunil Rajan, Rakhi Balachandran, Lakshmi Kumar, Suresh Gangadharan Nair
CONTEXT: Two-thirds of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery report moderate to severe pain, particularly with ambulatory or respiratory effort. AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare the analgesic effect of perioperative thoracic epidural fentanyl with bupivacaine and intravenous fentanyl in patients undergoing CABG surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study was a prospective, randomized, nonblinded comparative study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291768/case-report-of-serratus-plane-catheter-for-pain-management-in-a-patient-with-multiple-rib-fractures-and-an-inferior-scapular-fracture
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Peter Fu, Paul D Weyker, Christopher A J Webb
We placed a superficial serratus anterior plane catheter in an elderly woman with dementia and elevated clotting times who presented with multiple rib fractures after a mechanical fall. She was not a surgical candidate, and treatment consisted of conservative management with physical therapy and pain control. She was not a candidate for a patient-controlled analgesia regimen because of her dementia. Given her elevated international normalized ratio, thoracic epidural and paravertebral analgesia was also contraindicated...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275918/robotic-thoracic-surgery-results-in-shorter-hospital-stay-and-lower-postoperative-pain-compared-to-open-thoracotomy-a-matched-pairs-analysis
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Christopher Darr, Danjouma Cheufou, Gerhard Weinreich, Thomas Hachenberg, Clemens Aigner, Sandra Kampe
BACKGROUND: To evaluate postoperative pain intensity and length of hospital stay after open or robotic thoracic surgery in a standardized postoperative pain therapy setting. METHODS: In the present retrospective (oberservation period: January 2015 until January 2016) study we matched data of 38 patients with robotic thoracic surgery ("robotic patients"; age: 62.2 years, male gender: 42.1%) with 38 patients with open thoracic surgery ("open patients"; age: 62.5 years, male gender: 42...
March 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263243/use-of-3-dimensional-printing-to-create-patient-specific-thoracic-spine-models-as-task-trainers
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Jelliffe Jeganathan, Yanick Baribeau, Jeffrey Bortman, Feroze Mahmood, Marc Shnider, Muneeb Ahmed, Azad Mashari, Rabia Amir, Yannis Amador, Robina Matyal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thoracic epidural anesthesia is a technically challenging procedure with a high failure rate of 24% to 32% nationwide. Residents in anesthesiology have limited opportunities to practice this technique adequately, and there are no training tools available for this purpose. Our objective was to build a low-cost patient-specific thoracic epidural training model. METHODS: We obtained thoracic computed tomography scan data from patients with normal and kyphotic spine...
March 3, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255506/spinal-epidural-hematoma-related-to-vertebral-fracture-in-an-atypical-rigid-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-a-case-report
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José Ramírez Villaescusa, Marcela Restrepo Pérez, David Ruiz Picazo
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare disease that causes cord compression and neurologic deficit. Spontaneous SEH is related to minor trauma, bleeding disorders, and anticoagulant medications. Posttraumatic SEH has been associated with low-energy spine hyperextension injuries in patients with ankylosing spinal disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). A variant named atypical DISH-like with SEH is reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe the management, diagnosis, and treatment of an unusual SEH case in a patient causing delayed neurologic deficit with rigid atypical DISH-like spine...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254591/a-small-leak-will-sink-the-brain-targeted-c1-c2-patching
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Thomas Decramer, Pieter Jan Van Dyck-Lippens, Tom P Franken, Philippe Demaerel, Johannes van Loon, Tom Theys
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) syndrome results from spontaneous spinal CSF leaks. The first treatment of choice consists of lumbar epidural blood patching. If this fails further imaging is mandatory to explore the possibility of targeted therapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a case of a 50-year old woman who developed spontaneous intracranial hypotension after minor blunt cervical trauma, complicated with bilateral subdural hematomas. Two lumbar epidural blood patches were unsuccessful...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253945/-pyogenic-spinal-infections-in-adults-a-5-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-centre
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O Džupová, R Cihlářová
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To describe epidemiological and clinical features of pyogenic spinal infections in patients treated at the Department of Infectious, Parasitic and Tropical Diseases of the Hospital Na Bulovce in 2010-2014, and to analyse a predictive significance of selected variables. MATERIAL AND METHODS A single-centre retrospective cohort study carried out from 1.1.2010 to 31.12.2014 enrolled adult patients with septic spondylitis, discitis and facet joint infections. Recorded parameters included: demographics, chronic comorbidities, time to diagnosis, radiological work-up, anatomical level of spinal infection, source of infection, etiological agent, complications, treatment and outcomes...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252539/continuous-erector-spinae-plane-block-for-rescue-analgesia-in-thoracotomy-after-epidural-failure-a-case-report
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
The ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a newly described technique for providing thoracic analgesia. It is simple to perform and relatively noninvasive compared with thoracic epidural analgesia. In addition, the anatomy lends itself well to catheter insertion for continuous blockade. In this report, we describe the use of the ESP block as a rescue analgesic technique for postthoracotomy analgesia in a patient with failed thoracic epidural analgesia.
March 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250635/the-role-of-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-in-the-management-of-pyogenic-spinal-discitis
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Mazda K Turel, Mena Kerolus, Harel Deutsch
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic yields for spondylodiscitis from CT guided biopsy is low. In the recent years, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has shown to have a low morbidity and faster recovery. For spinal infections, MIS surgery may offer an opportunity for early pain control while obtaining a higher diagnostic yield than CT-guided biopsies. The aim of this study was to review our patients who underwent MIS surgery for spinal infection and report outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of seven patients who underwent MIS decompression and/or discectomy in the setting of discitis, osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, and/or an epidural abscess was identified...
January 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243340/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-differentatial-diagnosis-of-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-and-tuberculous-spondylodiscitis
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Małgorzata Frel, Jerzy Białecki, Janusz Wieczorek, Łukasz Paluch, Agnieszka Dąbrowska-Thing, Jerzy Walecki
BACKGROUND: Infectious spondylodiscitis is characterized by the involvement of two adjacent vertebrae and the intervening disc. Incidence rate of the disease is estimated at 0.4-2 cases per 100000 per year. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common infectious agent causing pyogenic spondylodiscitis. Non-pyogenic infections of the spine are most frequently caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and fungi. Clinical symptoms are nonspecific. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent unfavorable irreversible sequela for the patient...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239802/anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-for-noncardiac-surgery
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C-Q Chen, X Wang, J Zhang, S-M Zhu
Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a challenge to the anesthesiologist, due to poor left systolic function, ventricular enlargement, risk of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Therefore, preoperative assessment and appropriate anesthetic management are important in patients with DCM. This review describes the preoperative evaluation and anesthesia considerations of patients with DCM undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Patient pathophysiology and clinical status, such as ventricular function, degree of myocardial fibrosis, resting heart rate and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein can affect survival rates...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235492/anesthesia-management-with-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-donor-nephrectomy-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Ozlem Yenidünya, Huseyin Yuce Bircan, Dilek Altun, Ismail Caymaz, Alp Demirag, Ayda Turkoz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block intraoperatively and 24 hours postoperatively in patients undergoing donor nephrectomy. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study. SETTING: Private foundation university hospital; November 2014 to June 2015. PATIENTS: Thirty-two patients undergoing donor nephrectomy (exclusion criteria: coagulation disorders, allergy to local anesthetics, and unwillingness to participate)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217056/preprocedural-ultrasound-examination-versus-manual-palpation-for-thoracic-epidural-catheter-insertion
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Ahmed M Hasanin, Ali M Mokhtar, Shereen M Amin, Ahmed A Sayed
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ultrasound imaging before neuraxial blocks was reported to improve the ease of insertion and minimize the traumatic trials. However, the data about the use of ultrasound in thoracic epidural block are scanty. In this study, pre-insertion ultrasound scanning was compared to traditional manual palpation technique for insertion of the thoracic epidural catheter in abdominal operations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients scheduled to midline laparotomy under combined general anesthesia with thoracic epidural analgesia were included in the study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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