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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049686/national-practice-variation-in-pneumonectomy-perioperative-care-among-canadian-thoracic-surgeons
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Biniam Kidane, John K Peel, Andrew Seely, Richard A Malthaner, Christian Finley, Sean Grondin, Brian E Louie, Sadeesh Srinathan, Gail E Darling
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess perioperative pneumonectomy practices among Canadian thoracic surgeons as part of a quality-improvement initiative to determine practice variability and identify areas for study/improvement. METHODS: After several rounds of survey development and piloting, a 29-item survey was distributed using the Dillman method to all practicing members of the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons. RESULTS: The response rate was 87% (62 of 71)...
July 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048703/a-pilot-study-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-minimally-invasive-surgical-and-anesthetic-approach-for-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Jonida Bejko, Demetrio Pittarello, Gianclaudio Falasco, Guido Di Gregorio, Vincenzo Tarzia, Giulio Rizzoli, Dario Gregori, Gino Gerosa, Tomaso Bottio
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to compare 2 surgical and anesthetic approaches during ventricular assist device implantation. METHODS: 68 patients (50.4 ± 17.1 years old) were supported with the HeartWare® HVAD (32 patients) and the Jarvik 2000 VAD (36 patients) between January 2010 and August 2016. Two surgical techniques were applied: a minimally invasive approach with the aid of paravertebral-block (mini-invasive group, 41 patients) and a standard-surgical-approach with the aid of general anesthesia (27 patients)...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037799/thermography-as-an-early-predictive-measurement-for-evaluating-epidural-and-femoral-sciatic-block-success-in-dogs
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Nina Küls, Karen J Blissitt, Darren J Shaw, Gudrun Schöffmann, Richard E Clutton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate skin temperature increase as an early predictive measure for evaluating epidural and femoral-sciatic block success in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS: A total of 29 dogs undergoing orthopaedic surgery on one hindlimb. METHODS: Dogs were anaesthetized and placed into lateral recumbency with the affected limb uppermost and the coat was clipped. Baseline infrared thermographic images (T0) of the affected limb, of the paw pad of the affected leg and of the ipsilateral paw pad were taken...
March 25, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037478/five-hundred-seventy-six-cases-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-utilizing-local-anesthesia-and-sedation-lessons-learned
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Mark R Katlic
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia and endotracheal intubation are a luxury rather than a necessity for many video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) operations. Twenty-three years ago the author began utilizing local anesthesia and sedation for pleural disease and subsequently for pericardial and lung disease. STUDY DESIGN: The records of all patients undergoing VATS utilizing local anesthesia and sedation at hospitals of the Geisinger Health System (Danville and Wilkes-Barre, PA) June 1, 2002 to June 30, 2011 and the Lifebridge Health System (Baltimore, MD) July 1, 2011 to March 1, 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034961/a-randomized-trial-of-automated-intermittent-ropivacaine-administration-vs-continuous-infusion-in-an-interscalene-catheter
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J Oxlund, A H Clausen, S Venø, M D Nielsen, M Pall, T Strøm, P Toft
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block with ropivacaine as local anesthetic agent given as boluses or continuous infusion is the preferred pain management after major shoulder surgery. The use of automated intermittent boluses has been shown to be superior to continuous infusion in sciatic and epidural nerve block. HYPOTHESIS: Automated intermittent boluses reduce pain after major shoulder surgery. METHODS: Seventy patients aged 18-75 years, scheduled for major shoulder surgery under general anesthesia with interscalene nerve block were included in this randomized controlled trial...
October 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033722/effect-of-intravenous-phenylephrine-infusion-on-dose-requirement-of-intrathecal-plain-levobupivacaine-for-cesarean-section-a-placebo-controlled-preliminary-study
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Asha Tyagi, Aanchal Kakkar, Namrata Niwal, Medha Mohta, Ashok Kumar Sethi
BACKGROUND: Phenylephrine infusion has been shown to decrease rostral spread of plain and hyperbaric local anesthetic (LA) when compared to ephedrine infusion. However, it does not result in higher dose requirement of hyperbaric LA for cesarean section. There is no trial evaluating the effect of phenylephrine infusion on ED50 of a plain intrathecal LA. METHODS: Pregnant patients with term uncomplicated singleton pregnancy undergoing elective cesarean section were given combined spinal-epidural anesthesia...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032916/combination-of-magnesium-sulphate-and-ropivacaine-epidural-analgesia-for-hip-arthroplasty-in-dogs
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Elena Lardone, Bruno Peirone, Chiara Adami
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether lumbosacral epidural administration of magnesium sulphate added to ropivacaine prolongs and improves perioperative analgesia, without adverse effects on motor block duration or hind limb neurological function, in dogs undergoing hip arthroplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Investigator-blind, controlled, randomized, prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS: A group of 20 client-owned dogs undergoing hip arthroplasty were allocated randomly to either group C (control, 1 mg kg(-1)epidural ropivacaine) or group M (magnesium, epidural injection of 1 mg kg(-1) ropivacaine and 2 mg kg(-1)magnesium sulphate)...
June 16, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028948/volumes-of-the-spinal-canal-and-caudal-space-in-children-zero-to-three-years-of-age-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-implications-for-volume-dosage-of-caudal-blockade
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J Forestier, P Castillo, T Finnbogason, M Lundblad, S Eksborg, P A Lönnqvist
Background: The primary aim of this study was to objectively assess the different spinal and caudal volumes that are of interest for caudal block volume dosing. Methods: Three directly assessed (volume of spinal canal/caudal space, volume of the dural sac and volume of spinal cord) and two derived volumes (volume of the epidural space and cerebrospinal fluid volume) were determined from magnetic resonance images (MRI) in 20 children (zero - three yr of age). The assessed volumes were correlated to age, height and weight...
September 27, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020054/a-novel-approach-for-automatic-visualization-and-activation-detection-of-evoked-potentials-induced-by-epidural-spinal-cord-stimulation-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Samineh Mesbah, Claudia A Angeli, Robert S Keynton, Ayman El-Baz, Susan J Harkema
Voluntary movements and the standing of spinal cord injured patients have been facilitated using lumbosacral spinal cord epidural stimulation (scES). Identifying the appropriate stimulation parameters (intensity, frequency and anode/cathode assignment) is an arduous task and requires extensive mapping of the spinal cord using evoked potentials. Effective visualization and detection of muscle evoked potentials induced by scES from the recorded electromyography (EMG) signals is critical to identify the optimal configurations and the effects of specific scES parameters on muscle activation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017311/posterior-epidural-herniation-of-a-lumbar-disk-fragment-at-l2-3-that-mimicked-an-epidural-hematoma
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Jin-Sang Kil, Jong-Tae Park
Lumbar disk herniation is common. Because of the posterior longitudinal ligament, migration usually occurs into the ventral epidural space. Rarely, fragments migrate into the dorsal epidural space. A 57-year-old man presented with lower back pain and weakness on right hip flexion and right knee flexion. He had lower back pain 1 day previously and received a transforaminal epidural block at a local hospital. The next day, he reported weakness of the right lower extremity. Lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging revealed a dorsal epidural lesion with compression of the thecal sac at L2-3...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987417/-radicular-pain-caused-by-schm%C3%A3-rl-s-node-a-case-report
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Saeyoung Kim, Seungwon Jang
Schmörl's node is focal herniation of intervertebral disc through the end plate into the vertebral body. Most of the established Schmörl's nodes are quiescent. However, disc herniation into the vertebral marrow can cause low back pain by irritating a nociceptive system. Schmörl's node induced radicular pain is very rare condition. Some cases of Schmörl's node which generated low back pain or radicular pain were treated by surgical methods. In this article, authors reported a rare case of a patient with radicular pain cause by Schmörl's node located inferior surface of the 5th lumbar spine...
October 4, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974849/comparison-of-hemodynamic-changes-in-unilateral-spinal-anesthesia-versus-epidural-anesthesia-below-the-t10-sensory-level-in-unilateral-surgeries-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alieh Zamani Kiasari, Anahita Babaei, Abbas Alipour, Shima Motevalli, Afshin Gholipour Baradari
BACKGROUND: Unilateral spinal anesthesia is used to limit the spread of block. The aim of the present study was to compare hemodynamic changes and complications in unilateral spinal anesthesia and epidural anesthesia below the T10 sensory level in unilateral surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind randomized clinical trial in total 120 patients were randomly divided into a unilateral spinal anesthesia group (Group S) and an epidural anesthesia group (Group E)...
August 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943040/treatment-of-musculo-skeletal-pain-in-haemophilia
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E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
Musculo-skeletal pain treatment is inadequate in many haemophilic patients. Analgesics are used only by 36% of adult patients. FVIII/FIX intravenous infusion is mainly used to lessen pain, followed in frequency by usage of NSAIDS (primarily COX-2 inhibitors). In about 30% of patients, pain continues after infusion of F VIII/IX. In acute haemarthroses pain treatment must continue until total disappearance (checked by ultrasonography) and include haematologic treatment, short-term rest of the involved joint, cryotherapy, joint aspiration and analgesic medication (paracetamol in mild pain, metamizole for more intense pain, and in a few precise patients, soft opioids such as codeine or tramadol)...
September 19, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938298/safety-and-efficacy-of-epidural-analgesia
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Elke M E Bos, Markus W Hollmann, Philipp Lirk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Epidural analgesia remains a widely used analgesic technique. This article aims to assess the safety of epidural analgesia by balancing efficacy and complications, of epidural analgesia for acute, labor and chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Main indications for epidural analgesia include major open abdominal surgery, thoracotomy and labor analgesia. Past and current literature show that epidural analgesia leads to statistically significant, but possibly clinically less meaningful, reductions in pain scores compared with intravenous analgesia...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937423/deep-serratus-plane-catheter-for-management-of-acute-postthoracotomy-pain-after-descending-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-a-morbidly-obese-patient-a-case-report
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Renuka M George, Maria Yared, Sylvia H Wilson
Regional procedures for postthoracotomy pain control have classically focused on paravertebral blocks and thoracic epidurals; however, these techniques may be challenging in an increasingly obese population and contraindicated with numerous anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents. While less studied, truncal blocks allow analgesic intervention for this growing patient cohort. This case report describes placement of a deep serratus anterior plane catheter in an intubated, morbidly obese patient with a lumbar drain who failed extubation secondary to acute postthoracotomy pain...
September 20, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934798/clinical-course-of-cervical-percutaneous-epidural-neuroplasty-in-single-level-cervical-disc-disease-with-12-month-follow-up
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Chang Hyun Oh, Gyu Yeul Ji, Dong Ah Shin, Pyung Goo Cho, Seung Hwan Yoon
BACKGROUND: Cervical disc disease is a common and occasionally disabling condition, occurring as a natural consequence of aging in the vast majority of the adult population. Percutaneous epidural neuroplasty (PEN) has been used to deliver highly concentrated drugs for chronic neck pain and to prevent scarring in cases refractory to conventional epidural blocks. However, the clinical course after PEN in cervical disc disease is not well-documented. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of cervical PEN for single-level cervical disc disease...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932352/novel-technique-of-abdominal-wall-nerve-block-for-laparoscopic-colostomy-rectus-sheath-block-with-transperitoneal-approach
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Jun Nagata, Jun Watanabe, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Masaki Akiyama, Koichi Arase, Noritaka Minagawa, Takayuki Torigoe, Kotaro Hamada, Yoshifumi Nakayama, Keiji Hirata
A 62-year-old man who had acute rectal obstruction due to a large rectal cancer is presented. He underwent emergency laparoscopic colostomy. We used the laparoscopic puncture needle to inject analgesia with the novel transperitoneal approach. In this procedure, both ultrasound and laparoscopic images assisted with the accurate injection of analgesic to the correct layer. The combination of laparoscopic visualization and ultrasound imaging ensured infiltration of analgesic into the correct layer without causing damage to the bowel...
August 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928573/a-comparative-study-for-the-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-fentanyl-versus-clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-epidural-ropivacaine-0-75-in-lower-abdominal-surgeries
#18
Shuchi Nigam, Shivani Rastogi, Amit Tyagi, Rajlakshmi Bhandari
CONTEXT: Different adjuvants are coadministered with local anesthetics to improve the speed of onset and duration of analgesia, and to reduce the dose, the selection of which is often left to the choice of an anesthesiologist. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety profile of fentanyl and clonidine as an adjuvant to epidural ropivacaine anesthesia. SETTING AND DESIGN: With institutional ethical committee clearance, a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind clinical study was conducted at Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928569/comparison-of-epidural-analgesia-with-transversus-abdominis-plane-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-lower-abdominal-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sadasivan Shankar Iyer, Harshit Bavishi, Chadalavada Venkataram Mohan, Navdeep Kaur
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists play an important role in postoperative pain management. For analgesia after lower abdominal surgery, epidural analgesia and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block are suitable options. The study aims to compare the analgesic efficacy of both techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery under spinal anesthesia were randomized to postoperatively receive lumbar epidural catheter (Group E) or ultrasound-guided TAP block (Group T) through intravenous cannulas placed bilaterally...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928552/comparative-efficacy-of-minimal-concentration-of-racemic-bupivacaine-0-0625-with-fentanyl-and-ropivacaine-0-1-with-fentanyl-for-epidural-labor-analgesia
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T N Chethanananda, M R Shashank, N Madhu, J Achyutha, Karna Venkata Siva Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study aims to compare the minimum effective concentration of local anesthetic (LA) bupivacaine and ropivacaine with highly lipid soluble opioids fentanyl for providing optimal labor epidural analgesia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of racemic bupivacaine 0.0625% and 0.1% of ropivacaine both mixed with 2 μg/ml of fentanyl for epidural labor analgesia in parturients with spontaneous labor and normal fetal heart rate tracing...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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