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alternative local anesthesia

Brian M Ilfeld
A continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) consists of a percutaneously inserted catheter with its tip adjacent to a target nerve/plexus through which local anesthetic may be administered, providing a prolonged block that may be titrated to the desired effect. In the decades after its first report in 1946, a plethora of data relating to CPNB was published, much of which was examined in a 2011 Anesthesia & Analgesia article. The current update is an evidence-based review of the CPNB literature published in the interim...
October 3, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Avais Jabbar, Ayush Khurana, Ashfaq Mohammed, Rajiv Das, Azfar Zaman, Richard Edwards
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is conventionally performed under general anesthesia (GA) allowing intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiogram imaging. We present our experience in patients having the procedure under local anesthesia (LA), who were subsequently transferred to a low dependency unit postprocedure, to assess safety and length of hospital stay. We retrospectively assessed all the transfemoral TAVR procedures conducted at our center from January 03, 2011. Of 216 patients, 145 had the procedure under GA and 71 under LA...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Iman Khalil, Saad E Itani, Zeina Naja, Ahmad Salah Naja, Fouad M Ziade, Jean-Marc Ayoubi, Mariam A El-Rajab, Zoher M Naja
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Compare the effectiveness of nerve stimulator-guided pudendal nerve block (PNB) vs general anesthesia (GA) for anterior and posterior (AP) colporrhaphy in terms of pain relief and analgesic consumption within 24 and 48 hours postoperatively. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. PATIENTS: Fifty-seven patients whose ages ranged between 20 and 53 years scheduled to undergo AP colporrhaphy due to the presence of cystorectocele...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Marcus Hards, Arisa Harada, Isobel Neville, Sheelagh Harwell, Mahwash Babar, Abdulsatar Ravalia, Giles Davies
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of serratus plane block performed under direct vision on postoperative pain after mastectomy. DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study of elective breast surgery patients undergoing mastectomy over 6 months. We collected data on the outcomes for the pain score and use of analgesia in recovery, the use of analgesia and antiemetics overnight, and the pain score and mobilization status of the patient 1 day after the operation...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Chaw-Ning Lee, Shin-Chen Pan, Julia Yu-Yun Lee, Tak-Wah Wong
BACKGROUND: Wide excision or Mohs surgery is the standard treatment of skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Superficial SCC or tumor smaller than 1 cm has been treated successfully with open spray cryosurgery. Larger tumor may not be as effective because tissue destruction is usually superficial. Intralesional cryosurgery (IC) may provide a deeper and better cell killing effect in larger tumors. We investigated the safety and efficacy of treating nodular SCC in 4 patients with IC. METHODS: Four patients with nodular SCC/keratoacanthoma (tumor size, 1-2...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
David C Noriega, Francisco Ardura, Ruben Hernández-Ramajo, Miguel Angel Martín-Ferrero, Israel Sánchez-Lite, Borja Toribio, Mercedes Alberca, Veronica García, José Maria Moraleda, Ana Sánchez, Javier García-Sancho
BACKGROUND: Degenerative disc disease often causes severe low-back pain, a public health problem with huge economic and life quality impact. Chronic cases often require surgery, which may lead to biomechanical problems and accelerated degeneration of the adjacent segments. Autologous mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) treatments have shown feasibility, safety and strong indications of clinical efficacy. We present here a randomized, controlled trial using allogeneic MSC, which are logistically more convenient than autologous cells...
September 21, 2016: Transplantation
Fangfan Ye, Gaoyin Kong, Jia Huang
INTRODUCTION: Scleroderma is a progressive fibrotic disorder of connective tissue which can present multiple anesthetic challenges to anesthetists, especially airway management. Awake intubation with fiberoptic bronchoscope is widely accepted and implemented for progressive systematic scleroderma patients. With the development and improvement of intubation devices these years, there is no report addressing other intubation methods for sclerotic patients. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 47 year-old, 42-kg man with 1-year history of localized scleroderma was scheduled for the operation of inner fixation after 6 days of his acetabular fracture...
2016: SpringerPlus
Mahtab Poorzamany Nejat Kermany, Mastaneh Dahi, Reyhaneh Yamini Sharif, Badiozaman Radpay
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine is a potent and highly specific α2-adrenoreceptor agonist that induces sedative and analgesic effects over a short-term period. As a result of these benefits, dexmedetomidine may be a better alternative than other available drugs for keeping the patient's cognition state in an acceptable condition after outpatient ophthalmic surgeries. OBJECTIVES: This randomized study was conducted to compare the sedative effects of dexmedetomidine and remifentanil on the cognitive state of patients who have undergone cataract surgery...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Aileen Chen, Erwin J Loquias, Ramesh Roshan, Richard Levene, Raymond Zelhof, Terry Hickey, Gail Austin Cooney, Faustino Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Diphenhydramine (DPH) is most commonly used via oral, topical, intramuscular (IM) and intravenous (IV) routes for the palliation of pruritus, treatment of extrapyramidal symptoms, management of parkinsonism and for allergic reactions. However, many hospice patients are unable to take oral medications and/or do not have IV access. Moreover, topical administration has a relatively slow rate of absorption. For this reason, in the hospice setting it is not uncommon for diphenhydramine to be administered via the subcutaneous (SC) route secondary to its ease of access, low infection rates and its low levels of discomfort...
September 13, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Deniz Bolat, Tansu Degirmenci, Bulent Gunlusoy, Erhan Aydin, Ozgu Aydogdu, Yasin Ceylan
INTRODUCTION: The study aimed to compare the efficiency of periprostatic nerve blockage (PPNB) and intrarectal lidocaine gel (PPNB + gel) with a transperineal prostatic block (TPPB) technique during transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TRUS-PBx) in patients with anorectal pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 376 patients who underwent TRUS-PBx were randomized into 2 groups. Group-I (n = 198) received TPPB with 10 ml 2% prilocaine, and group-II (n = 178) received intrarectal administration of 10 ml 2% lidocaine gel followed by PPNB with 10 ml 2% prilocaine...
September 6, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Dirk Rüsch, Tilo Koch, Florian Seel, Leopold Eberhart
OBJECTIVES: Local infiltration with lidocaine is a frequently used measure to prevent pain during arterial cannulation. Its administration is associated with pain. Vapocoolants like ethyl chloride or alkanes also affect rapid-onset anesthesia. However, their administration causes less discomfort compared with administration of lidocaine. The effectiveness of vapocoolants in mitigating discomfort associated with arterial cannulation never has been studied. The authors therefore compared vapocoolant with lidocaine for reducing discomfort caused by arterial cannulation...
June 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Thomas Gerhard Wolf, Dominik Wolf, Angelika Callaway, Dagna Below, Bernd d'Hoedt, Brita Willershausen, Monika Daubländer
This prospective randomized clinical crossover trial was designed to compare hypnosis and local anesthesia for experimental dental pain relief. Pain thresholds of the dental pulp were determined. A targeted standardized pain stimulus was applied and rated on the Visual Analogue Scale (0-10). The pain threshold was lower under hypnosis (58.3 ± 17.3, p < .001), maximal (80.0) under local anesthesia. The pain stimulus was scored higher under hypnosis (3.9 ± 3.8) than with local anesthesia (0.0, p < ...
October 2016: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Ioannis Zachos, Konstantinos Dimitropoulos, Anastasios Karatzas, Michael Samarinas, Argiro Petsiti, Vassilios Tassoudis, Vassilios Tzortzis
OBJECTIVES: Surgical management of small renal masses can be challenging in frail patients and thus modalities such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) have emerged as valid alternative options. The aim of the current study was to present mid-term oncological and functional results on a series of patients with cT1a renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) who were unfit for surgery and underwent RFA using ultrasound guidance under local anesthesia. METHODS: Data from patients fulfilling the study selection criteria were retrospectively collected...
September 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
R Wahba, R Kleinert, M Hellmich, C Kurschat, N Heiermann, G Dieplinger, J Löser, D L Stippel
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative pain management in living kidney donor nephrectomy plays a key role in donor comfort and is important for the further acceptance of living kidney donation in times of organ shortage. Standard pain treatment (SPT) based on opioids is limited due to related side effects. Continuous infusion of local anesthesia (CILA) into the operative field is a promising alternative. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether CILA could reduce the dose of opioids in living kidney donors operated with hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic donor nephrectomy (HARP)...
July 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
R Kamal Kanthan
AIM: (1) To assess the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of superficial cervical plexus (SCP) block in oral and maxillofacial surgical (OMFS) practice as an alternative to general anesthesia in selective cases. (2) To assess any associated complication specifically related to the procedure. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The total number of patients was 10, out of which 6 were male and 4 were female patients. Six patients had incision and drainage of perimandibular space infections, two patients had Level Ib cervical lymph node biopsies, one patient had enucleation of cyst in the body of mandible, one patient had open reduction and internal fixation isolated angle fracture...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Seung Uk Bang, Dong Ju Kim, Jin Ho Bae, Kyudon Chung, Yeesuk Kim
Because of its rapid onset time, recent years have seen an increase in the use of ultrasound (US)-guided popliteal sciatic nerve block (PSNB) via subparaneural injection for induction of surgical anesthesia. Moreover, in below-knee surgery, combined blocks, as opposed to sciatic nerve block alone, have become more common. These combined blocks often require a large volume of local anesthetic (LA), thus increasing the risk of local-anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST). Thus, to decrease the risk of LAST, it is important to know the minimum effective volume (MEV) required for an adequate block...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sensen Liu, ShiNung Ching
Burst suppression, a pattern of the electroencephalogram characterized by quasi-periodic alternation of high-voltage activity (burst) and isoelectric silence (suppression), is typically associated with states of unconsciousness, such as in deep general anesthesia and certain etiologies of coma. Recent computational models for burst suppression have attributed the slow (up to tens of seconds) time-scale of burst termination and re-initiation to cycling in supportive physiological process, such as cerebral metabolism...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Mathematical Biology
Q L Zeng, X Guo, X Y Huang, W H Wu, T Z Li, G R Liu, L Z Sun, L J Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of simultaneous thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients complicating acute aortic syndrome (AAS). METHODS: Data of 17 patients (16 men, mean age (65.2±6.9) years old) , who underwent simultaneous TEVAR and EVAR between September 2010 and June 2015 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital, were retrospectively reviewed.All patients were diagnosed with concomitant AAA and AAS by preoperative CTA...
August 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Nahid Ramazani, Seyed Masoud Iranmanesh
OBJECTIVES: Instruction of local anesthesia injection in an important part of dental education curricula. This study was performed to compare dental students' preference with regard to tactile or visual determination of injection site for an inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This crossover randomized clinical trial was conducted on dental students of Zahedan Dental School who took the first practical course of pediatric dentistry in the first academic semester of 2013-14 (n=42)...
January 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
José R Soberón, Joseph W Crookshank, Bobby D Nossaman, Clint E Elliott, Leslie E Sisco-Wise, Scott F Duncan
PURPOSE: Limited data exist regarding the role of perineural blockade of the distal median, ulnar, and radial nerves as a primary anesthetic in patients undergoing hand surgery. We conducted a prospective and randomized pilot study to compare these techniques to brachial plexus blocks as a primary anesthetic in this patient population. METHODS: Sixty patients scheduled for hand surgery were randomized to receive either an ultrasound-guided supraclavicular, infraclavicular, or axillary nerve block (brachial plexus blocks) or ultrasound-guided median, ulnar, and radial nerve blocks performed at the level of the mid to proximal forearm (forearm blocks)...
October 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
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