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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236967/postoperative-analgesia-after-pulmonary-resection-with-a-focus-on-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Marzia Umari, Valentina Carpanese, Valeria Moro, Gaia Baldo, Stefano Addesa, Enrico Lena, Stefano Lena, Umberto Lucangelo
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is a widespread technique that has been linked to improved postoperative respiratory function, reduced hospital length of stay and a higher level of tolerability for the patients. Acute postoperative pain is of considerable significance, and the late development of neuropathic pain syndrome is also an issue. As anaesthesiologists, we have investigated the available evidence to optimize postoperative pain management. An opioid-sparing multimodal approach is highly recommended...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233569/continuous-adductor-canal-blocks-provide-superior-ambulation-and-pain-control-compared-to-epidural-analgesia-for-primary-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Erdan Kayupov, Kamil Okroj, Adam C Young, Mario Moric, Timothy J Luchetti, Gilat Zisman, Asokumar Buvanendran, Tad L Gerlinger, Craig J Della Valle
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal blocks (ACBs) are an alternative to femoral nerve blocks that minimize lower extremity weakness. However, it is unclear whether this block will provide analgesia that is equivalent to techniques, such as epidural analgesia. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to compare continuous ACBs with epidural analgesia for primary total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, 145 patients were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: combined spinal-epidural (CSE), spinal + continuous ACB (CACB), or general + CACB...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216390/dose-area-product-values-of-fluoroscopically-guided-pain-management-procedures-comparison-of-a-belgian-teaching-hospital-with-national-diagnostic-reference-levels
#3
Nicolas Hustinx, Arnaud Steyaert, Bernard le Polain de Waroux, Patrice Forget
In 2011, national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) were proposed for pain management fluoroscopic procedures in Belgium. The primary goal of this work is to compare the dose area product values (DAP) recorded at the Saint-Luc University Hospital to these DRLs. From 2012 to 2015, 7664 interventional pain management procedures (4740 epidural, 2097 medial branch and 807 transforaminal infiltrations) were performed. Uni/multivariable analyses were done regarding the influence of different factors. The fluoroscopy duration and the DAP are lower to the DRLs (p < 0...
December 5, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211841/perioperative-benefit-and-outcome-of-thoracic-epidural-in-esophageal-surgery-a-clinical-review
#4
P Feltracco, A Bortolato, S Barbieri, E Michieletto, E Serra, A Ruol, S Merigliano, C Ori
Surgery for esophageal cancer is a highly stressful and painful procedure, and a significant amount of analgesics may be required to eliminate perioperative pain and blunt the stress response to surgery. Proper management of postoperative pain has invariably been shown to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications and accelerate recovery. Neuraxial analgesic techniques after major thoracic and upper abdominal surgery have long been established to reduce respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory, and neurohormonal complications...
December 2, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207811/comparative-evaluation-of-ropivacaine-and-fentanyl-versus-ropivacaine-and-fentanyl-with-clonidine-for-postoperative-epidural-analgesia-in-total-knee-replacement-surgery
#5
Shivali Panwar, Preeti S Govind, Parag Jyoti Duarah, Hari Kishan Mahajan, Smita Anil Korde
Introduction: Clonidine an alpha 2 adrenoceptor agonist possesses analgesic properties and has been used as an adjuvant in epidural analgesia. The addition of clonidine to other analgesics may result in enhanced analgesia through additive mechanisms or synergistic mechanisms. The enhanced analgesia may lead to a decrease in the dosage of analgesic drugs along with reduction of side effects. Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding clonidine to epidural ropivacaine and fentanyl mixture in terms of quality of analgesia and side effects in patients of total knee replacement surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206803/clinical-indicators-of-the-need-for-telemetry-postoperative-monitoring-in-patients-with-suspected-obstructive-sleep-apnea-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Kethy M Jules-Elysée, Natasha A Desai, Yan Ma, Wei Zhang, Thuyvan H Luu, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Gregory A Liguori
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased complication rates postoperatively. Current literature does not provide adequate guidance on management of these patients. This study used the STOP-Bang questionnaire to diagnose patients with possible obstructive sleep apnea (score ≥3). We hypothesized that a STOP-Bang score of 3 or greater would significantly correlate with the number of oxygen desaturation episodes during the first 48 hours after total knee arthroscopy...
December 4, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203308/magnetic-resonance-imaging-undetectable-epiduroscopic-hotspot-in-chronic-discogenic-back-pain-does-sinuvertebral-neuropathy-actually-exists
#7
Sung Ho Choi, Nitin Adsul, Hyeun Sung Kim, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh
BACKGROUND: The causes of chronic discogenic back pain have not yet been clearly identified. Neural ingrowth around the annulus is widely considered to be one of the possible cause. However, neuropathy around the annulus has yet to be observed visually. We report a case of a hotspot that was observed in an epiduroscopic view, but not in imaging findings. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 46-year-old woman was admitted with pain in the back, left buttock, and posterior thigh for 2 years...
December 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198854/efficacy-and-safety-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-blocks-versus-thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-oncologic-resections-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tamer M Shaker, Joseph T Carroll, Mathew H Chung, Tracy J Koehler, Brian R Lane, Andrea M Wolf, G Paul Wright
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare patient outcomes for thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks. METHODS: A prospective, randomized trial was performed for patients undergoing abdominal oncologic surgeries. RESULTS: There were 32 TAP and 35 TEA subjects. The TEA group demonstrated increased episodes of hypotension in the first 24 h (3 v 0.6, p = 0.02). There was no difference in 24-48 h fluid balance between the groups...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198625/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-improves-perioperative-outcome-after-esophagectomy-versus-epidural
#9
Gal Levy, Mark A Cordes, Alexander S Farivar, Ralph W Aye, Brian E Louie
BACKGROUND: Pain control is challenging during esophagectomy. An epidural is commonly used, but the sympathetic blockade can have unintended consequences such as hypotension or delayed return of bowel function. A transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has the potential to control upper abdominal pain without these adverse consequences. We aimed to compare bilateral TAP blocks with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for immediate management after esophagectomy with a cohort using a thoracic (T5 to T8) epidural...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197080/determination-of-the-optimal-programmed-intermittent-epidural-bolus-volume-of-bupivacaine-0-0625-with-fentanyl-2-%C3%AE-g-ml-1-at-a-fixed-interval-of-forty-minutes-a-biased-coin-up-and-down-sequential-allocation-trial
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P Zakus, C Arzola, R Bittencourt, K Downey, X Y Ye, J C Carvalho
The optimum time interval for 10 ml boluses of bupivacaine 0.0625% + fentanyl 2 μg.ml-1 as part of a programmed intermittent epidural bolus regimen has been found to be 40 min. This regimen was shown to be effective without the use of supplementary patient-controlled epidural analgesia boluses in 90% of women during the first stage of labour, although with a rate of sensory block to ice above T6 in 34% of women. We aimed to determine the optimum programmed intermittent epidural bolus volume at a 40 min interval to provide effective analgesia in 90% of women (EV90 ) during the first stage of labour, without the use of patient-controlled epidural analgesia...
December 2, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194065/delayed-respiratory-depression-secondary-to-opioid-overdose-after-multimodal-analgesia-with-transversus-abdominis-plane-blocks-in-postanesthesia-care-unit-a-case-report
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Michael O'Rourke, Emily S Schmidt, Jonathan E Metry, Michael B Majewski
Pain control after open abdominal surgery often includes multimodal analgesia with thoracic epidural or transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. After liposomal bupivacaine was approved for TAP blocks in 2015, it became an alternative to indwelling catheters. However, the pharmacokinetics and safety of its use during the perioperative period have not been thoroughly investigated, especially in conjunction with parenteral opioids. We present a case report of an elderly patient having urgent laparoscopic converted to open abdominal surgery, who experienced postoperative respiratory depression in the recovery room after multimodal therapy with liposomal bupivacaine TAP blocks, intravenous (IV) opioids, and ketorolac...
November 30, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189266/epidural-space-identification-with-loss-of-resistance-technique-for-epidural-analgesia-during-labor-a-randomized-controlled-study-using-air-or-saline-new-arguments-for-an-old-controversy
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Nicolas Brogly, Emilia Guasch, Estibaliz Alsina, Carla García, Laura Puertas, Ana Dominguez, Jesús Diez, Jorge Gómez, Fernando Gilsanz
BACKGROUND: The best technique to identify the epidural space for labor analgesia is still unclear despite the publication of various randomized controlled studies and meta-analyses. Our aim was to assess the superiority of the saline loss of resistance (SLOR) technique over the air loss of resistance (ALOR) technique with respect to the quality of the block. METHODS: Consenting parturients admitted to our obstetric suite for spontaneous or induced labor were randomized to receive epidural analgesia using either the ALOR or SLOR technique...
November 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184439/ultrasound-guided-rectus-sheath-block-caudal-analgesia-or-surgical-site-infiltration-for-pediatric-umbilical-herniorrhaphy-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-comparison-of-three-regional-anesthetic-techniques
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Lance M Relland, Joseph D Tobias, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Ralph J Beltran, Christopher McKee, Tarun Bhalla
Background: Umbilical hernia repair is a common pediatric surgical procedure. While opioid analgesics are a feasible option and have long been a mainstay in the pharmacological intervention for pain, the effort to improve care and limit opioid-related adverse effects has led to the use of alternative techniques, including regional anesthesia. The current study prospectively compares the analgesic efficacy of three techniques, including caudal epidural blockade, peripheral nerve blockade, and local wound infiltration, in a double-blinded study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181841/epidural-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-pre-eclampsia-in-non-labouring-women
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REVIEW
Amita Ray, Sujoy Ray
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-organ disorder, which is characterised by hypertension and multisystem organ involvement and which has significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Failure of the placental vascular remodelling and reduced uteroplacental flow form the etiopathological basis of pre-eclampsia. There are several established therapies for pre-eclampsia including antihypertensives and anticonvulsants. Most of these therapies aim at controlling the blood pressure or preventing complications of elevated blood pressure, or both...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180895/postoperative-pain-management-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-an-update
#15
REVIEW
Jie Luo, Su Min
Acute postoperative pain remains a major problem, resulting in multiple undesirable outcomes if inadequately controlled. Most surgical patients spend their immediate postoperative period in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU), where pain management, being unsatisfactory and requiring improvements, affects further recovery. Recent studies on postoperative pain management in the PACU were reviewed for the advances in assessments and treatments. More objective assessments of pain being independent of patients' participation may be potentially appropriate in the PACU, including photoplethysmography-derived parameters, analgesia nociception index, skin conductance, and pupillometry, although further studies are needed to confirm their utilities...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169795/paravertebral-block-for-thoracic-surgery
#16
REVIEW
Francine D'Ercole, Harendra Arora, Priya A Kumar
Local anesthetic injected into a wedge-shaped space lateral to the spinal nerves as they emerge from the intervertebral foramina produces somatosensory and sympathetic nerve blockade effective for anesthesia and for managing pain of unilateral origin from the chest and abdomen. Paravertebral blockade (PVB) is versatile and may be applied unilaterally or bilaterally. Unlike thoracic epidural, the PVB technique may be used to avoid contralateral sympathectomy, thereby minimizing hypotension and leading to better preservation of blood pressure...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152521/isokinetic-strength-deficit-6-months-after-adductor-canal-blockade-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#17
James E Christensen, Natalie E Taylor, Scott J Hetzel, John A Shepler, Tamara A Scerpella
Background: Recent evidence shows a delayed return to sport in children and delayed quadriceps recovery in both adults and children who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with concomitant femoral nerve blockade (FNB) compared with those who had no blockade. We evaluated the use of adductor canal blockade (ACB), as an alternative to FNB, at the time of ACL reconstruction. Hypothesis: Patients who receive ACB will have greater isokinetic strength at 6 months postoperative compared with patients who receive FNB at the time of ACL reconstruction...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149139/reversal-of-growth-of-utilization-of-interventional-techniques-in-managing-chronic-pain-in-medicare-population-post-affordable-care-act
#18
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Amol Soin, Dharam P Mann, Sanjay Bakshi, Vidyasagar Pampati, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Over the past 2 decades, the increase in the utilization of interventional techniques has been a cause for concern. Despite multiple regulations to reduce utilization of interventional techniques, growth patterns continued through 2009. A declining trend was observed in a previous evaluation; however, a comparative analysis of utilization patterns of interventional techniques has not been performed showing utilization before and after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141373/-a-concentration-response-observation-of-hydromorphone-combined-with-ropivacaine-in-labor-analgesia
#19
Y Y Lu, H Huang, W L Mao, R H Liu, M J Hu, L X Shao, M P Hu, J Li
Objective: To investigate the median effective dose (ED(50)) of hydromorphone and the appropriate concentration of ropivacaine combined with hydromorphone in epidural labor analgesia. Methods: One hundred and forty nulliparous women undergoing labor selected for delivery with epidural analgesia were enrolled in our hospital from January to June 2016. The first of top 50 women received 0.12% ropivacaine plus 20 μg/ml hydromorphone complex solution, then sequential women were used the modified sequential method to determine the ED(50) and ED(95) of hydromorphone...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135692/ultrasound-with-neurostimulation-compared-with-ultrasound-guidance-alone-for-lumbar-plexus-block-a-randomised-single-blinded-equivalence-trial
#20
Vanlapa Arnuntasupakul, Theerawat Chalachewa, Prangmalee Leurcharusmee, Worakamol Tiyaprasertkul, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q Tran
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided lumbar plexus blocks usually require confirmatory neurostimulation. A simpler alternative is to inject local anaesthetic inside the posteromedial quadrant of the psoas muscle under ultrasound guidance. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that both techniques would result in similar total anaesthesia time, defined as the sum of performance and onset time. DESIGN: A randomised, observer-blinded, equivalence trial (equivalence margin = 7...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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