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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29913895/discriminative-sensory-characteristics-of-the-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-after-mepivacaine-induced-block
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Christian Menzer, Marcus Schley, Roman Rukwied, Martin Schmelz, Martin Dusch, Justus Benrath
Background and objectives Unmyelinated C-fibres comprise the largest group of somatic afferents and have demonstrated a crucial role not only in the perception of high-threshold mechanically, thermally or chemically induced pain, but also in non-harmful low-threshold mechanical stimuli [1,2]. The objective of our study was to characterize differential sensitivity changes of C-fibre related subclasses of high-threshold and low-threshold polymodal nociceptors and low-threshold mechanoreceptors to the local anaesthetic (LA) mepivacaine during nerve block of the purely sensory lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) in human...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911581/real-time-ultrasound-guided-infraorbital-nerve-block-to-treat-trigeminal-neuralgia-using-a-high-concentration-of-tetracaine-dissolved-in-bupivacaine
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Kenichi Takechi, Amane Konishi, Kotaro Kikuchi, Shiho Fujioka, Tomomi Fujii, Toshihiro Yorozuya, Koh Kuzume, Takumi Nagaro
Background Trigeminal neuralgia is a neuropathic disorder characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face. Drug therapy is the first choice of treatment. However, in cases where drug therapy are contraindicated due to side effects, patients can get pain relief from lengthy neurosurgical procedures. Alternatively, a peripheral trigeminal nerve block can be easily performed in an outpatient setting. Therefore it is a useful treatment option for the acute paroxysmal period of TN in patients who cannot use drug therapy...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911579/ultrasound-guided-high-concentration-tetracaine-peripheral-nerve-block-effective-and-safe-relief-while-awaiting-more-permanent-intervention-for-tic-douloureux
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Axel Sauter, Harald Breivik
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December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905630/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-neuromodulation-of-the-sciatic-nerve-for-postoperative-analgesia-following-ambulatory-foot-surgery-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Brian M Ilfeld, Rodney A Gabriel, Engy T Said, Amanda M Monahan, Jacklynn F Sztain, Wendy B Abramson, Bahareh Khatibi, John J Finneran, Pia T Jaeger, Alexandra K Schwartz, Sonya S Ahmed
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is an analgesic modality involving the insertion of a lead through an introducing needle followed by the delivery of electric current. This modality has been reported to treat chronic pain as well as postoperative pain the day following knee surgery. However, it remains unknown if this analgesic technique may be used in ambulatory subjects following foot procedures beginning within the recovery room immediately following surgery, and with only short series of patients reported to date, the only available data are derived from strictly observational studies...
June 13, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29894344/peripheral-nerve-block-provides-effective-analgesia-for-a-patient-with-peripheral-nerve-hyperexcitability-syndrome-isaacs-syndrome-case-report
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Akinori Asai, Eisuke Kako, Tatsuya Hasegawa, Kazuya Sobue
Isaacs syndrome is a rare peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndrome. The painful discharges in Isaacs syndrome are abolished by the blockade of the neuromuscular junction but not by peripheral nerve blocks (PNB). However, the efficacy of PNB for intraoperative and postoperative analgesia among those with Isaacs syndrome is unknown. A 41-year-old woman with Isaacs syndrome underwent open reduction and internal fixation of radius fractures. Ultrasound-guided bilateral axillary brachial plexus blocks were performed, followed by general anesthesia...
June 11, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889698/perineural-low-dose-dexamethasone-prolongs-interscalene-block-analgesia-with-bupivacaine-compared-with-systemic-dexamethasone-a-randomized-trial
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Richard L Kahn, Jennifer Cheng, Yuliya Gadulov, Kara G Fields, Jacques T YaDeau, Lawrence V Gulotta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perineural dexamethasone and intravenous (IV) dexamethasone have been shown to prolong peripheral nerve block duration. The effects of perineural and IV dexamethasone have only been compared at doses of 4 mg or greater. This triple-blind, randomized trial examined the effect of 1 mg IV versus perineural dexamethasone on interscalene block (ISB) analgesia duration. METHODS: Patients undergoing ambulatory shoulder arthroscopy received an ultrasound-guided ISB with 15 mL bupivacaine 0...
June 8, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886442/ultrasound-guided-versus-landmark-approach-for-peripheral-intravenous-access-by-critical-care-nurses-a-randomised-controlled-study
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Céline Bridey, Nathalie Thilly, Thomas Lefevre, Adeline Maire-Richard, Maxime Morel, Bruno Levy, Nicolas Girerd, Antoine Kimmoun
OBJECTIVE: Establishing a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) after a long intensive care unit (ICU) stay can be a challenge for nurses, as these patients may present vascular access issues. The aim of this study was to compare an ultrasound-guided method (UGM) versus the landmark method (LM) for the placement of a PIVC in ICU patients who no longer require a central intravenous catheter (CIVC). DESIGN: Randomised, controlled, prospective, open-label, single-centre study...
June 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885373/bronchoscopic-and-electromagnetic-transthoracic-navigational-approaches-for-the-biopsy-of-peripheral-pulmonary-nodules
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Jeffrey Thiboutot, Hans J Lee, Gerard A Silvestri, Alex Chen, Momen M Wahidi, Christopher R Gilbert, Nicholas J Pastis, Jenna Los, Alexa M Barriere, Christopher Mallow, Benjamin Salwen, Marcus J Dinga, Eric L Flenaugh, Jason A Akulian, Roy Semaan, Lonny B Yarmus
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary nodules are a common but difficult issue for physicians as most identified on imaging are benign but those identified early that are cancerous are potentially curable. Multiple diagnostic options are available, ranging from radiographic surveillance, minimally invasive biopsy (bronchoscopy or transthoracic biopsy) to more invasive surgical biopsy/resection. Each technique has differences in diagnostic yield and complication rates with no established gold standard...
June 6, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879053/ultrasound-guided-perineural-injection-with-dextrose-for-treatment-of-radial-nerve-palsy-a-case-report
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Si-Ru Chen, Yu-Ping Shen, Tsung-Yen Ho, Liang-Cheng Chen, Yung-Tsan Wu
RATIONALE: Perineural injection with dextrose could be a novel intervention for peripheral entrapment neuropathy. However, this intervention has not been reported for treating radial nerve palsy (RNP). Here, we present a case with RNP having outstanding improvement after 2 sessions of ultrasound-guided perineural injection with 5% dextrose (D5W). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 62-year-old woman presented with difficulty and weakness in extension of her left wrist and fingers after she slept with the arm compressed against her body...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29863605/risks-and-benefits-of-ultrasound-nerve-stimulation-and-their-combination-for-guiding-peripheral-nerve-blocks-a-retrospective-registry-analysis
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Hagen Bomberg, Laura Wetjen, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Jakob Schöpe, Paul Kessler, Hinnerk Wulf, Thomas Wiesmann, Thomas Standl, André Gottschalk, Jens Döffert, Werner Hering, Jürgen Birnbaum, Bernd Kutter, Jörg Winckelmann, Simone Liebl-Biereige, Winfried Meissner, Oliver Vicent, Thea Koch, Hartmut Bürkle, Daniel I Sessler, Thomas Volk
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound, nerve stimulation, and their combination are all considered acceptable ways to guide peripheral nerve blocks. Which approach is most effective and associated with the fewest complications is unknown. We therefore used a large registry to analyze whether there are differences in vascular punctures, multiple skin punctures, and unintended paresthesia. METHODS: Twenty-six thousand seven hundred and thirty-three cases were extracted from the 25-center German Network for Regional Anesthesia registry between 2007 and 2016 and grouped into ultrasound-guided puncture (n = 10,380), ultrasound combined with nerve stimulation (n=8173), and nerve stimulation alone (n = 8180)...
May 31, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29858517/the-ability-of-a-real-time-injection-pressure-monitoring-system-to-discriminate-between-perineural-and-intraneural-injection-of-the-sciatic-nerve-in-fresh-cadavers
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A Saporito, C Quadri, X Capdevila
Injection pressure monitoring provides valuable information to prevent intraneural injections and possibly consequent nerve damage during peripheral nerve block. However, the measurement of injection pressure along the injection line is inaccurate as it is influenced by several variables. The aim of this study was to test a new system for precise injection pressure monitoring at the needle tip in a cadaveric model. The system consists of a miniaturised pressure sensor embedded within the needle shaft that is connected via an optical fibre to an external control unit...
June 2, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29858510/comparison-of-peripheral-nerve-blockade-characteristics-between-non-diabetic-patients-and-patients-suffering-from-diabetic-neuropathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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M Baeriswyl, P Taffé, K R Kirkham, I Bathory, V Rancati, X Crevoisier, S Cherix, E Albrecht
Animal data have demonstrated increased block duration after local anaesthetic injections in diabetic rat models. Whether the same is true in humans is currently undefined. We, therefore, undertook this prospective cohort study to test the hypothesis that type-2 diabetic patients suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy would have increased block duration after ultrasound-guided popliteal sciatic nerve block when compared with patients without neuropathy. Thirty-three type-2 diabetic patients with neuropathy and 23 non-diabetic control patients, scheduled for fore-foot surgery, were included prospectively...
June 2, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808972/anesthesia-and-analgesia-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-narrative-review
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Ellen M Soffin, Stavros G Memtsoudis
BACKGROUND: The demand for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is rising worldwide. Controversy persists in the literature regarding the benefits of general vs. neuraxial anesthesia and which anesthetic is associated with the best outcomes. Likewise, the abundance of analgesic options for post-TKA pain have led to debate regarding the safest, most effective regimens. METHODS: In this narrative review, we evaluated a selection of recent publications regarding anesthetic and analgesic choices for TKA...
May 28, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794563/ultrasound-guided-single-injection-versus-continuous-sciatic-nerve-blockade-on-pain-management-and-mobilisation-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-cosinus-trial-a-randomised-triple-blinded-controlled-trial
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Thomas Wiesmann, Ivo Hüttemann, Nora Schilke, Thomas Heyse, Turgay Efe, Daphne Eschbach, Hinnerk Wulf, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Carsten Feldmann
BACKGROUND: Combining continuous femoral nerve blockade with single injection sciatic nerve blockade is standard peripheral nerve block practice for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) during the first 24 postoperative hours. OBJECTIVES: To assess the analgesic benefits and mobilisation capability of continuous sciatic blockade in conjunction with continuous femoral nerve blockade for 72 h after arthroplasty. DESIGN: Randomised, triple-blinded controlled trial...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791964/ultrasound-guided-treatment-of-peripheral-nerve-pathology
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Nathan Dettori, Hema Choudur, Avneesh Chhabra
High-resolution ultrasound serves as a fast, accessible, reliable, and radiation-free tool for anatomical and dynamic evaluation of various peripheral nerves. It can be used not only to identify and diagnose peripheral nerve and perineural pathology accurately but also to guide various nerve and perineural interventions. We describe the normal and pathologic appearances of peripheral nerves, the pathologies commonly affecting the individual peripheral nerves, and the current ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve interventions and techniques...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789705/the-short-term-effect-of-ultrasound-and-peripheral-nerve-stimulator-guided-femoral-nerve-block-with-phenol-on-the-outcomes-of-patients-with-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Yasin Demir, Ayça Uran Şan, Serdar Kesikburun, Evren Yaşar, Bilge Yılmaz
STUDY DESIGN: A pre-post descriptive study. OBJECTIVES: To examine the immediate effects of ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block with phenol (UGFNBwP) in managing the lower limb spasticity of individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Ankara, Turkey. METHODS: Nineteen patients with traumatic SCI presenting with lower extremity spasticity were treated with UGFNBwP. Modified Ashworth Scale of hip flexion and knee extension, functional independence measure motor subscale, difficulty of catheterization, hygiene score, spasm frequency, sleep quality, and patient satisfaction (PS) were measured in all patients prior to treatment, in the first week and second month...
May 22, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764751/needle-wash-solution-cultures-following-ebus-tbna-with-or-without-endobronchial-intubation
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Daisuke Minami, Nagio Takigawa, Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Takuo Shibayama, Katsuyuki Kiura
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive procedure with a high diagnostic yield in lesions adjacent to the airways. However, complications associated with EBUS-TBNA, such as mediastinitis, have recently been reported. Oral bacteria contamination in punctured lymph nodes can cause severe infections. In the current study, we investigated whether endobronchial intubation using EBUS-TBNA can prevent oral bacterial contamination of punctured lymph nodes...
May 10, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738061/use-of-ultrasound-guided-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-as-an-anesthesia-technique-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-a-case-report
#18
Emine Aysu Şalvız, Emre Sertaç Bingül, Meltem Savran Karadeniz, Ömer Berköz, Erman Ak, Kamil Mehmet Tuğrul
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant condition characterized by cutaneous and/or plexiform neurofibromas and hyperpigmented café-au-lait spots. It affects multiple endocrine and visceral organs and can be associated with several difficulties such as potential airway (ventilation/intubation) problems, abnormal spinal anatomy, and peripheral neurofibromas. Therefore, anesthesia technique selection becomes more of an issue in terms of avoiding complications and decreasing morbidity and mortality...
April 2018: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727758/deliberate-practice-using-validated-metrics-improves-skill-acquisition-in-performance-of-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-nerve-block-in-a-simulated-setting
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Osman M A Ahmed, Imran Azher, Anthony G Gallagher, Dara S Breslin, Brian D O'Donnell, George D Shorten
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of deliberate vs. self-guided practices (both using validated metrics) on the acquisition of needling skills by novice learners. DESIGN: Randomized Controlled Study. SETTING: Simulation lab, Department of Anesthesia, St.Vincent's Hospital, Dublin. SUBJECTS: Eighteen medical students. INTERVENTIONS: Students were assigned to either (i) deliberate practice (n = 10) or (ii) self-guided practice (n = 8) groups...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725428/ultrasound-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-enhances-natural-killer-mediated-antitumor-immunity-against-liver-cancer
#20
Zelai Mo, Hailan Lu, Shaowei Mo, Xiangmin Fu, Shunwu Chang, Jie Yue
For patients with liver cancer who are not sufficiently fit for surgical resection, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective and low risk treatment modality; however, the mechanism underlying this procedure is not fully understood. In the present study, a series of experiments were conducted, which demonstrated that RFA therapy stimulates innate antitumor immunity via directly enhancing natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity, thus achieving a favorable outcome for patients with liver tumors. It was determined that the percentage of NK cells within the peripheral blood of the rabbits in the RFA treatment groups were significantly higher, compared with the control groups...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
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