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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773486/labor-analgesia-in-czech-republic-and-slovakia-a-2015-national-survey
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J Bláha, P Štourač, M Grochová, R Klozová, S Richterová, P Nosková, D Seidlová, V Zenkner, A Novotný, D Schwarz, J Ščamburová, M Kosinová, Ch Kufa, M Kirchnerová, J Macková, L Várošová, R Toboláková, J Cepák, J Firment
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this international survey was to describe the current practices and techniques of labor analgesia in the Czech Republic (CZE) and Slovakia (SVK). METHODS: All Czech and Slovak departments that provide obstetric anesthesia were invited to participate in a one-month (November 2015) prospective study that monitored in detail all peripartum anesthetic procedures delivered by anesthesiologists. Participating centers recorded all data on-line in the CLADE-IS database (Masaryk University, CZE)...
April 7, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771608/paced-breathing-and-phrenic-nerve-responses-evoked-by-epidural-stimulation-following-complete-high-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Tatiana Bezdudnaya, Michael A Lane, Vitaliy Marchenko
Spinal cord injury (SCI) at the level of cervical segments often results in life-threatening respiratory complications and requires long-term mechanical ventilator assistance. Thus, restoring diaphragm activity and regaining voluntary control of breathing are the primary clinical goals for patients with respiratory dysfunction following cervical SCI. Epidural stimulation (EDS) is a promising strategy that has been explored extensively for non-respiratory functions, and to a limited extent within the respiratory system...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768964/effects-of-combined-spinal-epidural-analgesia-on-first-stage-of-labor-a-cohort-study
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Silvia Poma, Luigia Scudeller, Chiara Verga, Giorgio Mirabile, Barbara Gardella, Federica Broglia, Maria Ciceri, Marinella Fuardo, Simona Pellicori, Maddalena Gerletti, Silvia Zizzi, Elena Masserini, Maria Paola Delmonte, Giorgio Antonio Iotti
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial anesthesia is considered as the gold standard in the control labor of pain. Its variants are epidural analgesia and combined spinal-epidural analgesia. Few studies, as yet, have investigated the duration of labor as a primary outcome. Some authors have suggested that combined spinal-epidural analgesia may reduce labor duration but at the moment the benefit of shortening labor is uncertain. The main aim of this study was to compare combined spinal-epidural with epidural analgesia in terms of their effect on duration of stage I labor, maternal, and neonatal outcomes...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752149/tourniquet-pressure-settings-based-on-limb-occlusion-pressure-determination-or-arterial-occlusion-pressure-estimation-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-trial
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Bahattin Tuncali, Hakan Boya, Zeynep Kayhan, Sukru Arac
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the limb occlusion pressure (LOP) determination and arterial occlusion pressure (AOP) estimation methods for tourniquet pressure setting in adult patients undergoing knee arthroplasty under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. METHODS: Ninety-three patients were randomized into two groups. Pneumatic tourniquet inflation pressures were adjusted based either on LOP determination or AOP estimation in Group 1 (46 patients, 38 female and 8 male; mean age: 67...
May 8, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732150/efficacy-of-prophylactic-epidural-ketamine-for-reducing-shivering-in-patients-undergoing-caesarean-section-with-combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia
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Xing Xue, Ying Lv, Youhong Zhao, Yufang Leng, Yan Zhang
Intravenous ketamine is known to inhibit postoperative shivering; however, at present, there has been little research on whether this effect may be achieved with epidural application. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of epidural ketamine as a prophylactic agent to prevent shivering in patients undergoing caesarean section during combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study was performed. A total of 60 patients who were undergoing elective caesarean section under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia and had an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status of I or II were recruited...
May 2018: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721359/acute-cauda-equina-syndrome-following-orthopedic-procedures-as-a-result-of-epidural-anesthesia
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Lisa B E Shields, Vasudeva G Iyer, Yi Ping Zhang, Christopher B Shields
Background: Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare complication of spinal or epidural anesthesia. It is attributed to direct mechanical injury to the spinal roots of the cauda equina that may result in saddle anesthesia and paraplegia with bowel and bladder dysfunction. Case Description: The first patient underwent a hip replacement and received 5 mL of 1% lidocaine epidural anesthesia. Postoperatively, when the patient developed an acute CES, the lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan demonstrated clumping/posterior displacement of nerve roots of the cauda equina consistent with adhesive arachnoiditis attributed to the patient's previous L4-L5 lumbar decompression/fusion...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693946/a-case-of-sudden-shock-during-caesarean-section-in-whi-ch-amniotic-fluid-embolism-is-suspected
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Hiroo Shimono, Satoko Haraguchi, Yuko Minoda, Mari Beppu, Naomi Shinmura, Yuki Suzuki, Mikiko Higashi, Yuichi Kanmura
We report a case of sudden shock during caesarean section under combined spinal epidural anesthesia. The patient was a 29-year-old woman. During the operation vital signs had been almost stable until a female-baby was born. But after the delivery of the placenta, the patient developed an episode of coughing and dyspnea followed by unconsciousness and bradycardia. She was given adrenaline and intubated, appearing ventricular fibrillation on a EKG. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was immediately started and sinus rhythm returned...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628594/an-unusual-case-of-a-parturient-with-uncorrected-pentalogy-of-fallot-presenting-for-elective-cesarean-section-delivery-of-twins
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Ying Ci Ho, Sek Koon Boey, Abey Matthew Varughese Mathews, Hooi Geok See, Nian Chih Hwang
We present a 31-year-old primigravida with uncorrected pentalogy of Fallot, pregnant with monochorionic-diamniotic twins, undergoing elective lower segment cesarean section at 36 weeks gestation. Preoperative workup included a transthoracic echocardiogram which revealed a large ventricular septal defect of 1.8 cm with bidirectional shunting, a moderate size atrial septal defect of 1.8 cm with predominant left-to-right shunting, an overriding aorta, moderate right ventricular hypertrophy, and severe pulmonary valve stenosis...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628589/clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-caudal-epidural-ropivacaine-for-lumbosacral-spine-surgeries
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Saraswathi Nagappa, Sandhya Kalappa, Raghavendra Biligiri Sridhara
Background: Caudal epidural analgesia is a proven technique for providing analgesia for spinal surgeries. Prolonged pain relief with no motor blockade is desired for early mobilization. Objective: The objective of this study is to compare the effect of adding 1 μg/kg of clonidine to injection ropivacaine 0.2% with respect to duration of analgesia, hemodynamic effects, and associated side effects. Methodology: In this prospective double-blind study, a total of 60 patients undergoing lumbosacral spine surgery were randomized to receive 25 cc caudal epidural injection of either injection ropivacaine 0...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628571/epidural-volume-extension-with-saline-in-combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia-for-hip-surgeries-using-low-dose-of-intrathecal-hyperbaric-bupivacaine
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Rajiv Singh Bhandari, Rohan Bhatia, Sanjay Agrawal
Background and Aims: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of epidural volume extension (EVE) technique in terms of sensory and motor block characteristics along with hemodynamic parameters as a part of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA). Materials and Methods: A total of 60 patients undergoing hip surgeries were assigned to one of the two groups containing 30 patients each. Group I (the CSE-EVE group) patients were anesthetized using CSE with EVE and Group II (the CSE group) patients were anesthetized using CSE without EVE, using the same technique and low dose of intrathecal hyperbaric bupivacaine...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620662/good-outcomes-after-the-delayed-removal-of-an-epidural-hematoma-a-case-report
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Yong-Xing Yao, Ming-Xia Li, Lian-Juan Sun
RATIONALE: Epidural hematomas can develop following intrathecal puncture, spinal vascular malformation, or spontaneous hemorrhage. Prompt recognition of symptoms and referral to neurosurgical services are crucial for recovery. We report a rare case of delayed removal of an epidural hematoma that resulted in good patient outcomes. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 69-year-old woman weighing 58 kg presented with back pain that had persisted for 12 years. Her medical history was notable for hypertension...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587655/impedance-cardiography-as-tool-for-continuous-hemodynamic-monitoring-during-cesarean-section-randomized-prospective-double-blind-study
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Alessandro D'Ambrosio, Antonella Cotoia, Renata Beck, Potito Salatto, Lada Zibar, Gilda Cinnella
BACKGROUND: Impedance Cardiography (ICG) is a non-invasive tool for continuous hemodynamic monitoring. Aims of our study were to assess the utility of ICG to evaluate the hemodynamic impact of 6 mg (GL6) vs 8 mg (GL8) levobupivacaine combined with fentanyl in healthy patients undergoing elective cesarean section; secondary, to compare the duration and quality of analgesia and anesthesia. METHODS: Sixty-two women receiving combined spinal-epidural (CSE) for elective cesarean delivery were randomly allocated to GL6 or GL8 groups...
March 27, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576907/spinal-case-of-the-month-with-short-perspective-how-would-you-treat-this-l3-l4-synovial-cyst
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Nancy E Epstein
Background: In this new section, Case of the Month with Short Perspective from Surgical Neurology International, we want to see how various spine surgeons would approach different spinal pathologies. In this first case, an elderly male presented with 3 years of lower back pain and progressive neurogenic claudication with bilateral radiculopathy that had exacerbated over the prior 6 months. An outside physician performed a magnetic resonance (MR) study of the lumbar spine that showed a massive synovial cyst filling the spinal canal (e...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573815/safety-of-lumbar-puncture-performed-on-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
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Ivan D Carabenciov, Maximiliano A Hawkes, Sara Hocker
Practice guidelines generally recommend delaying lumbar puncture (LP) in patients on dual antiplatelet therapy, with these recommendations often citing an increased risk of hemorrhagic complications, specifically the development of epidural hematomas. However, no data exist about the risks of performing an LP in the setting of dual antiplatelet therapy and conclusions are often based on data from spinal anesthesia literature. We reviewed the medical records of 100 patients who underwent LP while taking dual antiplatelet therapy...
March 22, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533260/the-effectiveness-of-applying-soft-tissue-bonding-adhesive-composed-of-2-ethyl-cyanoacrylate-to-epidural-catheter-fixations-using-film-dressings-an-open-label-randomized-parallel-group-comparative-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502991/neuraxial-block-for-delivery-among-women-with-low-platelet-counts-a-retrospective-analysis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499640/grade-iii-bone-cement-implantation-syndrome-in-malignant-lung-cancer-patient-a-case-report
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497683/subdural-hematoma-after-cesarean-delivery-without-symptoms-a-case-report
#18
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 Clinical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470714/surgical-management-of-cauda-syndrome-in-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-focusing-on-spinal-anesthesia-and-right-lateral-positioning-during-surgery-as-possible-practices
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457116/a-spinal-cord-infarction-that-occurred-after-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-performed-under-general-anesthesia-and-epidural-analgesia
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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 clinical reports
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