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Vijeta Maheshwari, Mohd Asim Rasheed, Raj Bahadur Singh, Sanjay Choubey, Arindam Sarkar
CONTEXT: Epidural anesthesia is nowadays considered as the gold standard anesthetic technique for lower limb orthopedic surgeries, and the present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of levobupivacaine and ropivacaine in terms of onset, duration of sensory and motor block with duration of postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing lower limb orthopedic surgeries under epidural anesthesia. AIMS: To compare the efficacy of 15 mL of levobupivacaine 0.5% with that of 15 mL of ropivacaine 0...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Joginder Pal Attri, Reena Makhni, Savinder Sethi
BACKGROUND: Combined spinal-epidural analgesia has become the preferred technique for labor analgesia as it combines the benefits of both spinal analgesia and flexibility of epidural catheter. Study was carried out with the primary aim to compare levobupivacaine and ropivacaine with fentanyl in terms of onset and duration of sensory block and to know maternal and fetal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective randomized double-blind study, 60 primipara of the American Society of Anesthesiologists health status Class I and II with singleton pregnancy in active stage of labor were randomly allocated into two groups of 30 each...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Arvinder Pal Singh, Malika Mahindra, Ruchi Gupta, Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Supplementation of dexmedetomidine produces a dose-dependent sedation, anxiolysis and analgesia without respiratory depression. This study was conducted to evaluate the possible effect of dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to levobupivacaine for supraclavicular brachial plexus block in upper limb surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Tertiary care institute, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, a placebo-controlled study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining Ethical Committee approval, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted on sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II patients in the age group of 18-60 years, divided randomly into two groups, Group I received 30 ml of 0...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
R Kearns, A Macfarlane, A Grant, K Puxty, P Harrison, M Shaw, K Anderson, J Kinsella
We performed a single centre, double blind, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority study comparing ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca block with spinal morphine for the primary outcome of 24-h postoperative morphine consumption in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty under spinal anaesthesia with levobupivacaine. One hundred and eight patients were randomly allocated to receive either ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca block with 2 levobupivacaine (fascia iliaca group) or spinal morphine 100 μg plus a sham ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca block using saline (spinal morphine group)...
October 7, 2016: Anaesthesia
Yan Zhang, Hong Lin, Wen-Bo Yi
Spinal anesthesia or regional anesthesia is a potent anesthetic procedure. Additional modalities have been sought to increase the duration of block in spinal anesthesia. Ketamine is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor blocker that has an anesthetic effect when injected intrathecally and has a synergic effect with bupivacaine. Ketamine also has potent analgesic properties. The present study investigated the effect of intrathecally administered ketamine on spinal anesthesia with levobupivacaine or ropivacaine...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Mustafa Soner Özcan, Mahmut Kalem, Menekşe Özçelik, Ercan Şahin, Sanem Çakar, Nazlı Hayırlı, Oya Evirgen, Feyhan Ökten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this study it was aimed to examine the histological and morphometric effects on cartilage structure of intra-articular application of levobupivacaine to the shoulder joint. METHODS: In twenty New Zealand adult male rabbits, 35 shoulders were used for the study and prepared in 5 groups of 7. These groups were defined as Groups L1, L2, L3 and L4 which were right shoulders administered with 0.25% and 0.5% levobupivacaine, Group C which were left shoulders as the control group and Groups S1 and S2 which were left shoulders administered with 0...
September 28, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
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
José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Hugo Reis, Liliana Almeida, José Carlos Sampaio, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Quadratus Lumborum block was recently described and has already shown good results as an analgesic technique in abdominal surgeries, having the potential to significantly reduce opioids consumption and be a valid alternative to epidural catheter. We performed a type II Quadratus Lumborum block for analgesia in a septic patient having a sub-total gastrectomy. CASE REPORT: An 80 year-old, ASA III, male patient, weighting 50kg, with a history of arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, diagnosed with sepsis due to purulent peritonitis was submitted to an open laparotomy...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
A Rajeev, N Tumia, K Karn, S Kashyap, D Mayne
Pain control plays a key role in joint-replacement -surgery. As a surgeon the challenge is to reduce pain to an acceptable level in the post-operative period. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of bolus -local anaesthesia, infusion in to the surgical site and nerve blocks with femoral nerve catheter and its functional outcome. A prospective audit of 114 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty were carried out.The patients were divided in to three groups : Group 1 (n = 27) received a bolus injection of 20 ml 0...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Merja Kokki, Marja Heikkinen, Elina Kumpulainen, Aura Vähäoja, Hannu Kokki
BACKGROUND: Several factors are thought to affect the spread and duration of spinal anesthesia (SA) in adults. These include the volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the lumbar spinal canal, which has a negative correlation with both the spread and duration of the sensory block. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated whether CSF aspiration before an injection of levobupivacaine affected the spread or duration of SA in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: SA was induced by levobupivacaine (5 mg/mL, 0...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Raffael Vorberg, Nils Trapp, Daniel Zimmerli, Björn Wagner, Holger Fischer, Nicole A Kratochwil, Manfred Kansy, Erick M Carreira, Klaus Müller
The modulation of pharmacologically relevant properties of N-alkyl-piperidine-2-carboxamides was studied by selective introduction of 1-3 fluorine atoms into the n-propyl and n-butyl side chains of the local anesthetics ropivacaine and levobupivacaine. The basicity modulation by nearby fluorine substituents is essentially additive and exhibits an exponential attenuation as a function of topological distance between fluorine and the basic center. The intrinsic lipophilicity of the neutral piperidine derivatives displays the characteristic response noted for partially fluorinated alkyl groups attached to neutral heteroaryl systems...
October 6, 2016: ChemMedChem
Prakash Khairnar, Munisha Agarwal, Uttam Chandra Verma, Rakesh Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with burns may require multiple surgeries, but poor general condition and underlying protein energy malnutrition make them unsuitable candidates for general or spinal anaesthesia. This study evaluated the role of magnesium sulphate as an adjuvant with levobupivacaine and ropivacaine used in combined femoral and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) blocks in burn patients with relative sparing of thigh portion. METHODS: This prospective, randomised, double-blind study included 54 adult patients of 18-65 years age, undergoing split-thickness skin graft harvest from the thigh, allotted to three equal groups of 18 each...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Esra Uyar Türkyilmaz, Nuray Camgöz Eryilmaz, Nihan Aydin Güzey, Özlem Moraloğlu
BACKGROUND: Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is an important complication of neuroaxial anesthesia and more frequently noted in pregnant women. The pain is described as severe, disturbing and its location is usually fronto-occipital. The conservative treatment of PDPH consists of bed rest, fluid theraphy, analgesics and caffeine. Epidural blood patch is gold standard theraphy but it is an invasive method. The greater occipital nerve (GON) is formed of sensory fibers that originate in the C2 and C3 segments of the spinal cord and it is the main sensory nerve of the occipital region...
September 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Lorenzo Ball, Giulia Pellerano, Laura Corsi, Nadia Giudici, Anna Pellegrino, Daniela Cannata, Gregorio Santori, Domenico Palombo, Paolo Pelosi, Angelo Gratarola
BACKGROUND: We compared a bundle of interventions including wound infiltration and continuous infusion with local anaesthetics plus a single morphine bolus (CWI-M) with continuous epidural infusion (CEI) as postoperative analgesia. METHODS: Fifty-one adults undergoing open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair were randomised in this non-inferiority open-label trial. In the CEI group, patients received thoracic epidural levobupivacaine 0.12% plus sufentanil 0.4 g·ml-1 infusion for 48h...
August 30, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Chee Kean Chen, Francis C S Lau, Woo Guan Lee, Vui Eng Phui
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To compare the anesthetic potency and safety of spinal anesthesia with higher dosages of levobupivacaine and bupivacaine in patients for bilateral sequential for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Operation theater with postoperative inpatient follow-up. PATIENTS: The medical records of 315 patients who underwent sequential bilateral TKA were reviewed. INTERVENTIONS: Patients who received intrathecal levobupicavaine 0...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
N Sakai, M Nakatsuka, T Tomita
BACKGROUND: Continuous femoral nerve block (cFNB) induces quadriceps muscle weakness, but patient-controlled femoral nerve block (PCFNB) can provide analgesia with lower consumption of local anesthetics compared to cFNB. We hypothesized that cFNB followed by PCFNB leads to accelerated recovery of quadriceps weakness after total knee arthroplasty compared to cFNB alone. Secondary outcomes were local anesthetic consumption, pain, and mobilization. METHODS: Fifty-six subjects received post-operative cFNB for 24 h and then randomized to receive either cFNB (basal infusion of 6 ml/h using a dummy bolus button; n = 27) or PCFNB (bolus infusion of 3 ml with a lockout time of 30 min and no basal infusion; n = 29) using 0...
November 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Takeshi Murouchi, Michiaki Yamakage
PURPOSE: Retrolaminar block (RLB) is a thoracic truncal block that can produce analgesia for the thoracic and abdominal wall. However, the characteristics of RLB are not well known. The aim of this study was to determine analgesic efficacy by measuring postoperative consume of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), additional nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) rescue, and opioid rescue. Our secondary analysis included assessment of the chronological change in arterial levobupivacaine concentrations after the block...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Sudarshan Kumar Chaudhary, Ravinder Kumar Verma, Shelly Rana, Jai Singh, Bhanu Gupta, Yuvraj Singh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The advent of ultrasonographic-guided techniques has led to increased interest in femoro-sciatic nerve block (FSNB) for lower limb surgeries. α2-agonists have been used recently as adjuvants to local anaesthetics in nerve blocks. We aimed to compare equal doses of clonidine or dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to levobupivacaine in FSNB for post-operative analgesia. METHODS: Ninety patients scheduled to undergo below knee orthopaedic surgeries under subarachnoid block were divided into three groups: Group LL (n = 30) patients received 38 mL of 0...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Ritu Baloda, Jatinder Paul Singh Bhupal, Parmod Kumar, Gurjit Singh Gandhi
INTRODUCTION: Brachial plexus block is an excellent method for attaining optimal operating conditions by producing complete muscular relaxation, maintaining stable intraoperative haemodynamics and the associated sympathetic block. In addition, they provide extended postoperative analgesia with minimal side effects. Different adjuvants have been described in literature to hasten the onset and prolong the duration of block. The present study was conducted to study the effect of adding dexamethasone to levobupivacaine in supraclavicular brachial plexus block...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Vanessa Henriques Carvalho, Angélica de Fátima de Assunção Braga, Franklin Sarmento da Silva Braga, Gloria Maria Braga Potério, Filipe Nadir Caparica Santos, Fernando Eduardo Féres Junqueira
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of levobupivacaine on neuromuscular transmission and neuromuscular blockade produced by pancuronium in vitro. METHODS: Thirty rats were distributed into groups (n = 5) according to the drug used alone or in combination: Group I - levobupivacaine (5 µg.mL-1); Group II - pancuronium (2 µg.mL-1); Group III - pancuronium (2 µg.mL-1) + levobupivacaine (5µg.mL-1). The following parameters were evaluated: 1) amplitude of diaphragmatic response to indirect stimulation, before and 60 minutes after the addition of levobupivacaine and pancuronium alone, and after the addition of levobupivacaine combined with pancuronium; 2) membrane potentials (MP) and miniature endplate potentials (MEPP)...
July 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
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