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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352812/usefulness-of-a-visual-aid-in-achieving-optimal-positioning-for-spinal-anesthesia-a-randomized-trial
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Usha Gurunathan, Shakeel Meeran Kunju, Karen Elizabeth Hay, Sharyn van Alphen
BACKGROUND: Optimal patient positioning is perceived as an essential factor to increase the success of performing neuraxial blockade. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the benefit of using a visual image in addition to verbal instructions in order to optimize positioning for spinal block. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial on 85 adult patients undergoing lower limb joint replacements at a tertiary academic hospital. Group 1(n = 43) randomized to receive standardized verbal instructions; Group 2 (n = 42) received standardized verbal instructions in conjunction with visual aids to achieve positioning for spinal anesthesia...
January 20, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352624/anesthetic-management-of-two-parturients-with-cerebral-palsy-and-prior-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy
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C M Aiudi, E E Sharpe, K W Arendt, J J Pasternak, H P Sviggum
Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a surgical spine procedure used to reduce spasticity in patients with upper motor neuron dysfunction caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy. The optimal anesthetic approach for obstetric patients who have undergone a selective dorsal rhizotomy is unknown. The use and efficacy of neuraxial anesthesia in these patients has not been described. We describe the use of neuraxial anesthesia in two patients with prior selective dorsal rhizotomy. Unless contraindicated for other reasons, a neuraxial anesthetic approach appears to be an effective option in patients with a history of a selective dorsal rhizotomy...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344649/effects-of-intrathecal-bupivacaine-on-the-nr2b-camkii%C3%AE-creb-signaling-pathway-in-the-rat-lumbar-spinal-cord
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Liyan Zhao, Yonghai Zhang, Fan Yang, Di Zhu, Ningkang Li, Li Zhao, Na Li, Jianqiang Yu, Hanxiang Ma
Neuraxial anesthesia produces an anesthetic-sparing, sedative effect. The mechanism underlying this effect potentially involves decreased spinal afferent input. However, the neurochemical mechanisms at the spinal level remain unknown. The N‑methyl‑D‑aspartate receptor 2B subunit/calcium‑calmodulin‑dependent protein kinase II α/cAMP response element‑binding protein (NR2B/CaMKIIα/CREB) signaling pathway serves an important role in regulating the transmittance of peripheral noxious stimulation to supraspinal regions in the process of nociception...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332115/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-postoperative-analgesia-in-children-with-spinal-dysraphism
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325324/-obstetric-outcome-in-pregnancy-complained-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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C X Zhu, W Xiong, J Yang, H Q Chen, G Niu, Z L Wang
Objective: To identify whether pregnancy outcomes vary by the severity of pulmonary hypertension. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on 78 cases of pregnancies complained with pulmonary hypertension who delivered in the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University from 2006 to 2016.The selected cases were divided into three groups according to severity of pulmonary hypertension: mild pulmonary hypertension group (mild PAH group) was defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure 30-49 mmHg, moderate pulmonary hypertension (moderate PAH group) as mean pulmonary artery pressure 50-69 mmHg and severe pulmonary hypertension (severe PAH group) as mean pulmonary artery pressure 70 mmHg or greater...
December 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319605/epidural-hematoma-following-interlaminar-epidural-injection-in-patient-taking-aspirin
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Rebecca A Sanders, Markus A Bendel, Susan M Moeschler, William D Mauck
OBJECTIVE: We present a case report of a patient who developed an epidural hematoma following an interlaminar epidural steroid injection with no risk factors aside from old age and aspirin use for secondary prevention. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old man developed an epidural hematoma requiring surgical treatment following an uncomplicated interlaminar epidural steroid injection performed for neurogenic claudication. In the periprocedural period, he continued aspirin for secondary prophylaxis following a myocardial infarction...
January 9, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319586/the-role-of-the-anesthesiologist-in-preventing-severe-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality
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Emily McQuaid, Lisa R Leffert, Brian T Bateman
Anesthesiologists are responsible for the safe and effective provision of analgesia for labor and anesthesia for cesarean delivery and other obstetric procedures. In addition, obstetric anesthesiologists often have a unique role as the intensivists of the obstetric suite. The anesthesiologist is frequently the clinician with the greatest experience in the acute bedside management of a hemodynamically unstable patient and expertise in life-saving interventions. This review will discuss (1) risks associated with neuraxial and general anesthesia for labor and delivery, and (2) clinical scenarios in which the obstetric anesthesiologist is commonly called upon to function as a "peridelivery intensivist...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305266/pre-emptive-awake-airway-management-under-dexmedetomidine-sedation-in-a-parturient-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy-type-2
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C A Godlewski, P F Castellanos
Historically, pregnancy in females with spinal muscular atrophy was contraindicated due to the great risk to the parturient, but with improved management and increased survival more patients are becoming pregnant. We describe the management of a pregnant patient with spinal muscular atrophy type-2, who had severe restrictive lung disease, extensive spinal fusion that precluded neuraxial anesthesia, and chronic respiratory failure on nocturnal Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure. Airway management was further complicated by limited mouth opening and cervical spine ankylosis...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303238/perioperative-management-of-a-parturient-with-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-for-elective-c-section
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Badie S Mansour, Gretchen Wienecke, Neeti Sadana, Pooya Pouralifazel, Alberto de Armendi
A 33 year-old female at 38 weeks gestation with a history of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type 1 of the upper extremities, diagnosed 13 years prior to this admission, was scheduled for an elective cesarean section (C-Section). She refused neuraxial anesthesia and requested general anesthesia. This abstract discusses the general anesthesia steps taken to pre-empt recurrence of CRPS symptoms.
April 2017: Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284849/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-morphine-and-fentanyl-as-adjuvants-to-bupivacaine-in-providing-operative-anesthesia-and-postoperative-analgesia-in-subumblical-surgeries-using-combined-spinal-epidural-technique
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278605/erector-spinae-plane-block-for-surgery-of-the-posterior-thoracic-wall-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Maria Alejandra Hernandez, Lucio Palazzi, Julio Lapalma, Mauricio Forero, Ki Jinn Chin
OBJECTIVE: Historically, regional anesthesia for surgery on the posterior thoracic wall has been limited to neuraxial and paravertebral nerve blocks. The erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a novel technique that anesthetizes the dorsal rami of the spinal nerves innervating the posterior thoracic wall. We report the use of the ESP block for this clinical application in a pediatric patient. CASE REPORT: A healthy 3-year-old girl was scheduled for resection of a giant paraspinal lipoma extending over the T4-T7 dermatomes...
December 22, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217448/perioperative-outcomes-after-regional-versus-general-anesthesia-for-above-the-knee-amputations
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Andrew J B Pisansky, Ethan Y Brovman, Christine Kuo, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Nontraumatic lower extremity amputation (LEA) remains a common procedure among patients who frequently have significant comorbidities. Patients undergoing above knee amputation (AKA) have the highest rates of mortality in this cohort, yet there is little evidence to support selection between peripheral nerve block or neuraxial regional anesthesia (RA) versus general anesthesia (GA) techniques. The objective of this study was to determine whether RA (neuraxial or peripheral nerve block) techniques were associated with more favorable outcomes versus general anesthesia among patients undergoing AKA...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211841/perioperative-benefit-and-outcome-of-thoracic-epidural-in-esophageal-surgery-a-clinical-review
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P Feltracco, A Bortolato, S Barbieri, E Michieletto, E Serra, A Ruol, S Merigliano, C Ori
Surgery for esophageal cancer is a highly stressful and painful procedure, and a significant amount of analgesics may be required to eliminate perioperative pain and blunt the stress response to surgery. Proper management of postoperative pain has invariably been shown to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications and accelerate recovery. Neuraxial analgesic techniques after major thoracic and upper abdominal surgery have long been established to reduce respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory, and neurohormonal complications...
December 2, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210726/baclofen-pump-replacement-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report-demonstrating-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-as-the-sole-anesthetic
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Iman A Hadaya, Andrew T Gray, Matthias R Braehler
A patient with end-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) presented for Baclofen pump replacement. She underwent a left transversus abdominis plane block to anesthetize the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. No sedatives or analgesics were administered, and the procedure was successfully completed without complication. It is prudent to consider anesthetic plans that avoid complications associated with general or neuraxial anesthesia in patients with ALS. This case report demonstrates successful placement of a transversus abdominis plane block in a patient with ALS and offers a safe anesthetic technique that can be performed in other high-risk patients...
November 27, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189286/epidural-anesthesia-to-facilitate-organ-blood-flow-during-the-first-penile-transplantation-in-the-united-states-a-case-report
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Katarina J Ruscic, Grettel J Zamora-Berridi, Francis J McGovern, Curtis Cetrulo, Jonathan M Winograd, Kyle R Eberlin, Branko Bojovic, Dicken S Ko, T Anthony Anderson
Regional anesthesia has been used to help create local sympathectomy and improve blood flow in plastic surgery procedures involving tissue grafts and flaps. However, anesthetic techniques that reduce systemic vascular resistance must be used with caution in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). Combined neuraxial and general anesthesia with careful titration of the local anesthetic dose can be a safe approach for patients with AS undergoing microvascular procedures. We present the anesthetic management of the first North American penile transplant, on an obese patient with moderate AS...
November 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184439/ultrasound-guided-rectus-sheath-block-caudal-analgesia-or-surgical-site-infiltration-for-pediatric-umbilical-herniorrhaphy-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-comparison-of-three-regional-anesthetic-techniques
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Lance M Relland, Joseph D Tobias, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Ralph J Beltran, Christopher McKee, Tarun Bhalla
Background: Umbilical hernia repair is a common pediatric surgical procedure. While opioid analgesics are a feasible option and have long been a mainstay in the pharmacological intervention for pain, the effort to improve care and limit opioid-related adverse effects has led to the use of alternative techniques, including regional anesthesia. The current study prospectively compares the analgesic efficacy of three techniques, including caudal epidural blockade, peripheral nerve blockade, and local wound infiltration, in a double-blinded study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135590/the-analgesic-effect-of-ultrasound-guided-quadratus-lumborum-block-after-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anders Krohg, Kyrre Ullensvang, Leiv Arne Rosseland, Eldrid Langesæter, Axel R Sauter
BACKGROUND: Landmark and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks have demonstrated an opioid-sparing effect postoperatively after cesarean delivery. The more posterior quadratus lumborum (QL) might provide superior local anesthetic spread to the thoracolumbar fascia and paravertebral space. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of the QL block after cesarean delivery. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was performed. Forty parturients undergoing cesarean delivery received bilateral ultrasound-guided QL blocks with either 2 mg/mL ropivacaine or saline postoperatively...
November 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135475/using-activity-trackers-to-quantify-postpartum-ambulation-a-prospective-observational-study-of-ambulation-after-regional-anesthesia-and-analgesia-interventions
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Julia Ma, Rachel Martin, Bokman Chan, Michael Gofeld, Michael P Geary, John G Laffey, Faraj W Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Early postoperative ambulation is associated with enhanced functional recovery, particularly in the postpartum population, but ambulation questionnaires are limited by recall bias. This observational study aims to objectively quantify ambulation after neuraxial anesthesia and analgesia for cesarean delivery and vaginal delivery, respectively, by using activity tracker technology. The hypothesis was that vaginal delivery is associated with greater ambulation during the first 24 h postdelivery, compared to cesarean delivery...
November 14, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108403/epidemiology-of-septic-meningitis-associated-with-neuraxial-anesthesia-a-historical-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Ryan J Healy, Lucia Rivera-Lara, Michael C Grant, Lisa L Maragakis, Kevin Escandón-Vargas, Marek A Mirski
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial anesthesia in the form of spinal and epidural are two of the most frequent forms of regional anesthesia. We aimed to describe and compare the relevant epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics of all reported cases of septic meningitis associated with the use of spinal and epidural anesthetics. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of septic meningitis associated with neuraxial anesthesia. We included all relevant case-reports and observational studies in which authors described septic meningitis in association with spinal, epidural or combined neuraxial anesthesia using local anesthetics...
November 6, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107311/the-use-of-remifentanil-as-the-primary-agent-for-analgesia-in-parturients
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REVIEW
Bryan Anderson
Pain control in parturients can be particularly challenging for the hospital staff. To achieve optimal outcomes in anesthesia patients, it is important to consider multiple options for pain control, especially when traditional options pose a problem or are not options. In particular, there are parturient clients for whom the use of neuraxial anesthesia (epidural and spinal blockade) is not an option. One option that warrants consideration for patient centered anesthesia practice is the use of remifentanil.
December 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
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