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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/28934797/percutaneous-endoscopic-debridement-and-drainage-with-four-different-approach-methods-for-the-treatment-of-spinal-infection
#2
Eun-Ji Choi, Su-Young Kim, Hyuck-Goo Kim, Hong-Sik Shon, Tae-Kyun Kim, Kyung-Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of spinal infection seems to be increasing in recent years. Percutaneous endoscopic debridement and drainage (PEDD) has become an effective alternative to extensive open surgery. OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed the charter of patients who received PEDD using 4 different approach methods to evaluate the clinical results. STUDY DESIGN: An Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved retrospective chart review. SETTING: University hospital inpatient referred to our pain clinic...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932962/reduction-of-artifacts-caused-by-orthopedic-hardware-in-the-spine-in-spectral-detector-ct-examinations-using-virtual-monoenergetic-image-reconstructions-and-metal-artifact-reduction-algorithms
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Nils Große Hokamp, V Neuhaus, N Abdullayev, K Laukamp, S Lennartz, A Mpotsaris, J Borggrefe
OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study was to assess the artifact reduction in patients with orthopedic hardware in the spine as provided by (1) metal-artifact-reduction algorithms (O-MAR) and (2) virtual monoenergetic images (MonoE) as provided by spectral detector CT (SDCT) compared to conventional iterative reconstruction (CI). METHODS: In all, 28 consecutive patients with orthopedic hardware in the spine who underwent SDCT-examinations were included. CI, O-MAR and MonoE (40-200 keV) images were reconstructed...
September 21, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928578/comparison-of-spinal-anesthesia-and-paravertebral-block-in-inguinal-hernia-repair
#4
Ranjana Khetarpal, Veena Chatrath, Arminder Kaur, Reeta Jassi, Renu Verma
CONTEXT: Inguinal hernia repair (IHR) is a common surgical procedure which can be performed under general, regional, or peripheral nerve block anesthesia. AIM: The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy of paravertebral block (PVB) with spinal anesthesia (SA) for IHR with respect to postoperative analgesia, ambulation, and adverse effects. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective, single-blind randomized controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I-II patients of 20-60 years scheduled for IHR were randomized by a computer-generated list into two groups of thirty each, to receive either PVB (Group PVB: at T12-L2 levels, 10 ml of 0...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928572/comparison-of-bupivacaine-plus-magnesium-sulfate-and-ropivacaine-plus-magnesium-sulfate-infiltration-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-laminectomy-a-randomized-double-blinded-study
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Rajib Hazarika, Samit Parua, Dipika Choudhury, Rajesh Kumar Barooah
AIM: The objective of this study was to assess and compare the analgesic duration of local infiltration of bupivacaine plus magnesium sulfate and ropivacaine plus magnesium sulfate for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing lumbar laminectomy. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, prospective, double-blinded single hospital, comparative study. METHODS: Sixty adult patients of the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical Status I and II were randomly allocated into two Groups BM and RM, comprising 30 and 31 patients...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924315/comparison-between-continuous-thoracic-epidural-block-and-continuous-thoracic-paravertebral-block-in-the-management-of-thoracic-trauma
#6
Shalendra Singh, Mathews Jacob, S Hasnain, Mathangi Krishnakumar
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is thought to be the single most important factor leading to ineffective ventilation and impaired secretion clearance after thoracic trauma. Effective pain relief can be provided by thoracic epidural analgesia but may have side effects or contraindications. Paravertebral block is an effective alternative method without the side effects of a thoracic epidural. We did this study to compare efficacy of thoracic epidural and paravertebral block in providing analgesia to thoracic trauma patients...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921865/extramedullary-hematopoiesis-a-new-feature-of-inherited-thrombocytopenias
#7
Carlo Zaninetti, Federica Melazzini, Giorgio A Croci, Emanuela Boveri, Carlo L Balduini
Most commonly located in liver and spleen, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is the presence of hematopoietic tissue outside the bone marrow. MYH9-related thrombocytopenia (MYH9-RD) and ANKRD26-related thrombocytopenia (ANKRD26-RT) are two of the most frequent form of inherited thrombocytopenia (IT). Until recently, EMH has been associated with neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematologic conditions in which ITs were not included. We describe a case of mass-like EMH in the presacral space in a patient affected with ANKRD26-RT, comparing it with another case of paravertebral EMH we recently described in a subject with MYH9-RD...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918003/relevance-of-adding-a-triangular-dynamic-cushion-on-a-traditional-chair-a-3d-analysis-of-seated-schoolchildren
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T Fettweis, M N Onkelinx, C Schwartz, C Demoulin, J L Croisier, M Vanderthommen
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is highly prevalent in the general population and is even reported as early as at primary school. A poor sitting position has been suggested as an etiologic factor. This study analysed, in primary schoolchildren, the influence of a triangular dynamic cushion that aims to help children maintain their physiological lumbar lordosis and to induce movement to reduce the static effect of the sitting position. METHODS: Thirty 8-year-old children took part in this study...
September 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913488/bilateral-thoracic-paravertebral-nerve-blocks-for-placement-of-percutaneous-radiologic-gastrostomy-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-series
#9
Arun Kalava, Steven Clendenen, J Mark McKinney, Elird Bojaxhi, Roy A Greengrass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the efficacy of bilateral thoracic paravertebral nerve blocks (PVB) in providing procedural anesthesia and post-procedural analgesia for placement of percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy tubes (PRG) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We prospectively observed 10 patients with ALS scheduled for PRG placement that had bilateral thoracic PVBs at thoracic 7, 8, and 9 levels with administration of a mixture of 3 mL of 1% ropivacaine, 0...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#10
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900474/malignant-extra-adrenal-pelvic-paraganglioma-in-a-paediatric-patient
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Gabriel Cao, Julian Mendez, Daniel Navacchia
The extra-adrenal paraganglioma is a neoplasm originating in regional structures, uncommon in paediatrics. We report on a case of a 13-year-old patient who began with severe arterial hypertension, tachycardia, dilated cardiomyopathy and elevated levels of catecholamines in the blood and urine. The presence of a retrovesical pelvic mass in contact with the right vaginal dome was determined by imaging studies. A diagnosis of malignant extra-adrenal pelvic paraganglioma with lymph node metastases was reached through biopsy and the surgical resection of subsequent local recurrences...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890559/comparison-of-the-post-operative-analgesic-effect-of-paravertebral-block-pectoral-nerve-block-and-local-infiltration-in-patients-undergoing-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-randomised-double-blind-trial
#12
Kartik Syal, Ankita Chandel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Paravertebral block, pectoral nerve (Pecs) block and wound infiltration are three modalities for post-operative analgesia following breast surgery. This study compares the analgesic efficacy of these techniques for post-operative analgesia. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status 1 or 2 undergoing modified radical mastectomy with axillary dissection were recruited for the study. All patients received 21 mL 0...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882381/trunk-muscle-activation-pattern-in-parkinsonian-camptocormia-as-revealed-with-surface-electromyography
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Nils G Margraf, Marten Rogalski, Günther Deuschl, Johann P Kuhtz-Buschbeck
INTRODUCTION: Camptocormia is frequently seen in Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy. It is characterized by a pathological forward bending of the trunk during standing, often combined with a lateral trunk deviation. The etiology of camptocormia in PD is still unknown. Muscle MRI studies show abnormalities mainly of the erector spinae confirmed by muscle biopsies. Quantitative electromyographic examination of trunk muscle activity is missing. METHODS: Ventral (rectus and obliquus externus abdominis) and dorsal (iliocostalis lumborum, longissimus, multifidus) trunk muscles and the rectus femoris were recorded bilaterally with surface electromyography in standing PD patients with camptocormia (n = 10) and matched healthy controls (n = 10) who mimicked the patients' posture...
August 31, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859388/postoperative-pain-management-after-esophagectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
E Visser, M Marsman, P S N van Rossum, E Cheong, K Al-Naimi, W A van Klei, J P Ruurda, R van Hillegersberg
Effective pain management after esophagectomy is essential for patient comfort, early recovery, low surgical morbidity, and short hospitalization. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to determine the best pain management modality focusing on the balance between benefits and risks. Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane library were systematically searched to identify all studies investigating different pain management modalities after esophagectomy in relation to primary outcomes (postoperative pain scores at 24 and 48 hours, technical failure, and opioid consumption), and secondary outcomes (pulmonary complications, nausea and vomiting, hypotension, urinary retention, and length of hospital stay)...
October 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857802/paravertebral-block-does-not-reduce-cancer-recurrence-but-is-related-to-higher-overall-survival-in-lung-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Eun Kyung Lee, Hyun Joo Ahn, Jae Ill Zo, Kyunga Kim, Dae Myung Jung, Joo Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Postoperative analgesic methods are suggested to have an impact on long-term prognosis after cancer surgery through opioid-induced immune suppression. We hypothesized that regional analgesia that reduces the systemic opioid requirement would be related to lower cancer recurrence and higher overall survival compared to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for lung cancer surgery. METHODS: Records for all patients who underwent open thoracotomy for curative resection of primary lung cancer between 2009 and 2013 in a tertiary care hospital were retrospectively analyzed...
October 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857520/a-combination-of-levobupivacaine-and-lidocaine-for-paravertebral-block-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-quadrantectomy-causes-greater-hemodynamic-oscillations-than-levobupivacaine-alone
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Miroslav Župčić, Sandra Graf Župčić, Viktor Duzel, Tatjana Šimurina, Livija Šakić, Jurica Fudurić, Jasminka Peršec, Milan Milošević, Zdenko Stanec, Anđelko Korušić, Stjepan Barišin
AIM: To test for differences in hemodynamic and analgesic properties in patients with breast cancer undergoing quadrantectomy with paravertebral block (PVB) induced with a solution of either one or two local anesthetics. METHOD: A prospective, single-center, randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial was conducted from June 2014 until September 2015. A total of 85 women with breast cancer were assigned to receive PVB with either 0.5% levobupivacaine (n=42) or 0...
August 31, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854556/approach-affects-injectate-spread-in-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-a-cadaveric-trial
#17
Y Taketa, T Fujitani
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August 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846539/catheterization-in-an-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block%C3%A2-using-thoracoscopy
#18
T Fujii, Y Shibata, Y Ban, A Shitaokoshi, K Nishiwaki
Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) is an efficient alternative to epidural anesthesia. The location of a catheter within the thoracic paravertebral space (TPVS) has been examined in the human cadaver studies, but it is unclear how it goes into the TPVS during catheterization. In this report, thoracoscopy was used to observe the thoracic cavity in real-time during a parasagittal in-plane approach of ultrasound-guided TPVB. During thoracoscopy, we observed whether a paravertebral catheter could be advanced caudally beyond the ribs into the neighboring TPVS...
March 2017: Asian J Anesthesiol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844921/spinal-coccidioidomycosis-a-current-review-of-diagnosis-and-management
#19
Eduardo Martinez-Del-Campo, Samuel Kalb, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Karam Moon, Ana Moran, Omar Gonzalez, Hector Soriano-Baron, Nicholas Theodore
OBJECTIVE: Coccidioidomycosis is an invasive fungal disease that may present with extrathoracic dissemination. Patients with spinal coccidioidomycosis require unique medical and surgical management. The authors review the risk factors and clinical presentations, discuss the indications for surgical intervention, and evaluate outcomes and complications after medical and surgical management. METHODS: A review of the English-language literature was performed. Eighteen articles included the management of 140 patients with spinal coccidioidomycosis...
August 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839518/extrahepatic-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-to-the-paravertebral-muscle-a-case-report
#20
Kazuhiro Takahashi, Krishna G Putchakayala, Mohamed Safwan, Dean Y Kim
Identification of extrahepatic metastases (EHM) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been paradoxically increasing due to an increase in the survival of HCC patients. However, metastasis of HCC to the skeletal muscle tissue is extremely rare. We describe a unique case of HCC metastasizing to the paravertebral muscle. A 55-year-old man with a history of hepatitis B cirrhosis underwent partial liver resection with complete removal of HCC. Three months later, a computed tomography (CT) scan showed intrahepatic recurrence...
August 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
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