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Spinal and epidural anesthesia

Takahiro Tadokoro, Manabu Kakinohana, Michael Navarro, Motoaki Goya, Yuichiro Odo
BACKGROUND: Insufficient fixation of an epidural catheter may result in migration of the catheter and eventual catheter failure. However, the best fixation method remains to be established. Aron Alpha A (2-ethyl cyanoacrylate) adhesive is approved for clinical use and can be used for surgical adhesion to both skin and blood vessels. We hypothesized that the addition of Aron Alpha A adhesive to film dressing would result in consistent and dependable catheter fixation. METHODS: In this study, 58 women who were scheduled for cesarean delivery under spinal and epidural anesthesia were recruited...
March 12, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
N Levy, O Goren, A Cattan, C F Weiniger, I Matot
BACKGROUND: Laboring women with low platelet counts may be denied neuraxial block due to concerns about causing a spinal-epidural hematoma. AIMS: To assess the anesthetic management, complications and outcome variables of women with low platelet counts, and to expand the existing data regarding the safety of neuraxial blocks in this patient population. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of anesthetic and obstetric data from women with platelet counts <100 000/μL, who were admitted to a single referral center during 2011-2014...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Pawan Kumar Hamal, Puspa Raj Poudel, Janith Singh
BACKGROUND: Bone cement implantation syndrome is a known complication causing mortality during perioperative period particularly in patients with malignancy. With rise in aging population with malignancy in low income country, the syndrome is more likely to be encountered. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of 66 years old male patient with metastatic bronchogenic carcinoma of lung with pathological proximal femur fracture of left hip that underwent a cemented endoprosthesis under combined spinal epidural anesthesia who succumbed to intraoperative mortality due to grade III bone cement implantation syndrome even after aggressive fluid resuscitation, vasopressor use, and mechanical ventilation...
March 2, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Syuhei Domoto, Manzo Suzuki, Shinpei Suzuki, Hiroyasu Bito
Background: Subdural hematoma (SDH) after accidental dural puncture (ADP) is rare but may be lethal. We experienced a patient who developed SDH after combined spinal and epidural anesthesia without a headache. Case presentation: A 41-year-old parturient female with an unruptured cerebral aneurysm, was scheduled to undergo elective cesarean delivery. Cerebrospinal fluid leakage was identified during puncture of the epidural space, and a catheter was placed after re-puncture...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Viktor Zsolt Kovari, Laszlo Horvath
PURPOSE: This article presents a surgical solution of a lumbar disc hernia of a pregnant woman focusing on the use of right lateral positioning, spinal anesthesia which has not previously been utilized in third trimester and discusses positioning options, and possible anesthesia methods with the surgical procedure options. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A left-sided L5/S1 lumbar disc hernia (verified by magnetic resonance imaging) of a 35-year-old, 32-week-pregnant woman with a deteriorating neurological status leading to cauda syndrome was treated successfully by microdiscectomy in right lateral position applying spinal anesthesia...
February 22, 2018: European Spine Journal
Kei Houri, Shinichi Hamasaki, Takatoshi Tsujimoto, Tomohisa Uchida, Tatsushige Iwamoto, Toru Shirai, Shinichi Nakao
Background: Spinal cord infarction (SCI) after epidural anesthesia is quite rare. Although most cases of perioperative SCI are associated with aortic, cardiac, or spinal surgery, and/or abnormal preoperative conditions, such as spinal stenosis or hypercoagulopathy, intraoperative events, such as severe hypotension or epidural puncture and catheterization, can be contributory factors. Case presentation: A 52-year-old male was underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy. Before induction of general anesthesia, an epidural catheter was placed without any problems...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Akiko Yamashita, Shingo Irikoma
Background: The Nihon Kohden linear inflationary non-invasive blood pressure (iNIBP) monitoring technology is an oscillometric device that measures blood pressure by detecting oscillations during inflation. Systolic blood pressure can be recorded without overinflating the cuff higher than the true systolic pressure. Thus, total time taken for inflation and deflation is shorter than that by the conventional deflation devices. In this study, the ability of iNIBP to detect maternal hypotension during cesarean section faster than deflationary non-invasive blood pressure (dNIBP) monitoring devices under clinical settings was evaluated prospectively...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Yumiko Nishio, Teruyuki Hiraki, Hiroko Taniguchi, Kazuo Ushijima
Background: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a type of skeletal dysplasia, which is primarily characterized by delayed ossification of skeletal structures. It causes facial and oral abnormalities, resulting in difficult airway management and neuraxial anesthesia. Case presentation: The patient was a 24-year-old primipara (height 138 cm, weight 42 kg) with a hypoplastic right clavicle, patent fontanelles, dental malalignment, and a high palate. She was diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia at birth, although gene examination has not been performed...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Christine Demers, Christine Derzko, Michele David, Joanne Douglas
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of bleeding disorders, notably von Willebrand disease (vWD), among adult women with objectively documented menorrhagia is consistently reported to be 10% to 20% and is even higher in adolescents presenting with menorrhagia. OPTIONS: Diagnostic tools and specific medical and, where appropriate, surgical alternatives to management are reviewed and evidence-based recommendations presented. EVIDENCE: A MEDLINE search of the English literature between January 1975 and November 2003 was performed using the following key words: menorrhagia, uterine bleeding, pregnancy, von Willebrand, congenital bleeding disorder, desmopressin/DDAVP, tranexamic acid, oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone, therapy, hysterectomy, anesthesia, epidural, spinal...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Li Yang, Jinjing Wu, Tao Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the analgesic effect and safety of the application of different doses of nalbuphine in patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) for patients undergoing subtotal gastrectomy. A total of 120 patients, who underwent subtotal gastrectomy at our hospital between May, 2015 and January, 2017 under combined spinal epidural combined anesthesia, were selected. The patients received PCIA after surgery. The patients were randomly divided into four groups, including the morphine (MOP group), nalbuphine 60 mg (N60 group), nalbuphine 80 mg (N80 group) and nalbuphine 100 mg (N100 group)...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Abdulmohsen Al Ghamdi
Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS), a rare form of mitochondrial myopathy, is a triad of chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, bilateral pigmentary retinopathy, and cardiac conduction abnormalities. In this report, we show how a combined spinal epidural anesthesia can be useful for cesarean delivery, as we illustrate in a dual-chamber and VVI implantable defibrillator pacemaker/defibrillator parturient with a KSS and preeclampsia.
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Vikas Saini, Tanvir Samra, Gurpreet Kaur
A 25-year-old female with congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries (CCTGAs), atrial septal defect, and severe pulmonary stenosis underwent lower segment cesarean section at 34 weeks of gestation using combined spinal epidural anesthesia (CSEA). We used transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for intraoperative monitoring of the cardiovascular system because these patients are reported to have a high prevalence of myocardial perfusion defects, regional wall motion abnormalities, and impaired ventricular contractility...
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Kazuki Hayashi, Kohei Murata, Atsushi Naito, Yoshinori Kagawa, Kenji Kawai, Ryota Mori, Yohei Nose, Yasuki Akiyama, Takuya Sakamoto, Kohei Murakami, Tohru Masuzawa, Yoshiteru Katsura, Yoshiaki Ohmura, Atsushi Takeno, Yutaka Takeda
An 89-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with vomiting, abdominal distension, and anorexia.A CT scan revealed an enhanced thickening lesion on the wall of the ascending colon, and intestinal expansion from the small intestine to the caecum.On colon fibroscopy, a round tumor was observed adjacent to the oral side of the hepatic flexure even though the end of the microscope could not progress toward the deeper regions.As the obstructive colon cancer was complicated by the presence of aspiration pneumonia, surgery could not be performed under general anesthesia...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Bo Zhuang, Robert Rohling, Purang Abolmaesumi
In recent years, ultrasound has been increasingly used to guide needle insertion procedures for spinal anesthesia. The primary anatomical targets are facet joints and epidural spaces. For these procedures, accurate visualization of the spine anatomy is of critical importance. Challenges arising from the interactions between the ultrasound beam and spinal structures including tilt caused by specular reflections, off-axis interference, and reverberations often result in weakened and blurred vertebra surfaces...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Eralp Çevikkalp, Koray Erbüyün, Serpil Erbüyün, Gülay Ok
Pediatric regional anesthesia is widely used to relieve postoperative pain after abdominal surgery. Commonly used techniques of regional anesthesia include lumbar epidural and caudal block. However, the use of central neuraxial blockade has limitations. It is contraindicated in patients with clotting abnormalities, spinal dysraphism with tethered cord syndrome, meningomyelocele, and following spinal surgery with instrumentation. Ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane block is a new method of regional anesthesia that can be used in settings where central neuraxial blockade is contraindicated...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Jason R Audlin, Swamy Kurra, William Lavelle, Richard A Tallarico, Mike H Sun, Nathaniel R Ordway, Elizabeth A Demers Lavelle
Introduction The use of intrathecal morphine has the potential to help alleviate the pain that patients experience undergoing spinal surgeries. Complications can cause immobilization, which can lead to vascular thrombosis and ileus. Studies have shown epidural analgesia significantly lowered postoperative pain scores in scoliosis surgeries. Intrathecal anesthesia has been shown to have good pain control over the initial 24-hour postoperative period. Purpose Determine if intrathecal morphine would reduce postoperative pain with minimal side effects...
November 3, 2017: Curēus
K Kalopita, L Michala, C Theofanakis, D Valsamidis
Turner's syndrome, one of the most common sex chromosome abnormalities in females, is caused by loss of part or all of an X chromosome. We report a case of mosaic Turner's syndrome, posted for elective cesarean delivery under low-dose sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia. The unique features of this case were the combination of an anticipated difficult airway and both short stature and scoliosis in the lumbar region. A titrated combined spinal-epidural technique was performed in order to avoid hemodynamic instability, which could have been exacerbated in the presence of cardiovascular deformities that accompany this syndrome in many cases...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Lu-Yang Zhou, Wei Gu, Yun Liu, Zheng-Liang Ma
BACKGROUND The objective of the present study was to evaluate the varying efficacy of general anesthesia (GA), combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA), and total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) on the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIAL AND METHODS From July 2013 to May 2015, a total of 197 cases of patients who had undergone TKA treatment at either the Drum Tower Hospital or Nanjing General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command were recruited to participate in the study...
January 4, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Owais Mushtaq Shah, Kharat Mohammad Bhat
Introduction: The combined spinal epidural (CSE) technique involves intentional subarachnoid blockade and epidural catheter placement during the same procedure to combine their individual best features, to reduce the total drug dosage and avoid their respective disadvantages. The addition of opioids to local anesthetics (bupivacaine) for CSE anesthesia (CSEA) is increasingly common to enhance the block. Neuraxial fentanyl is more potent and has shorter duration of action than morphine which provides prolonged anesthesia and analgesia, however at the cost of increased incidence of adverse effects like delayed respiratory depression...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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...
January 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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