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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046933/-regional-anesthesia-are-the-standards-changing
#1
REVIEW
T Volk, C Kubulus
Regional anesthesia has undergone many changes over the years and the increasing use of ultrasound has certainly played an important role in this. Apart from individual case reports in the literature of very different blocking options, some new procedures seem to have become established and can be broadly applied. Among these are blockades, by which ultrasound-guided injection of local anesthetics is carried out in fascial or muscular layers rather than around target nerves (e.g. cervical plexus blocks and truncal blocks)...
October 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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
#2
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/28796131/beyond-ultrasound-guidance-for-regional-anesthesiology
#3
De Q Tran, André P Boezaart, Joseph M Neal
Despite its popularity, ultrasound (US)-guided regional anesthesiology is associated with significant limitations. The latter can be attributed to either the US machine (ie, decreased ability to insonate deep neural structures, as well as the thoracic spine) or the operator. Shortcomings associated with the operator can be explained by errors in perception (ie, ambiguous criteria for needle/catheter tip-to-nerve proximity and subparaneural local anesthetic injection) or interpretation. Perhaps the greatest confusion afflicting US-guided regional anesthesiology originates from an intellectual misconception pertaining to its application...
September 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774283/effectiveness-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-painful-camptocormia-with-pisa-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-report
#4
Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Masashi Akamatu, Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Osamu Nishikido, Soichiro Inoue
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has recently been reported to be effective for truncal postural abnormalities such as camptocormia and Pisa syndrome in Parkinson's disease. In this case report, we describe a case of a woman with Parkinson's disease in whom SCS was effective for painful camptocormia with Pisa syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of painful camptocormia. She had noticed resting tremor in the left upper limb and aprosody at 48 years of age...
August 3, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759502/quadratus-lumborum-block-versus-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-children-undergoing-low-abdominal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Gözen Öksüz, Bora Bilal, Yavuz Gürkan, Aykut Urfalioğlu, Mahmut Arslan, Gökçe Gişi, Hafize Öksüz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Truncal blocks have a place within multimodal analgesia techniques in abdominal surgery. The quadratus lumborum block is a new abdominal truncal block used for somatic analgesia of both the upper and lower abdomen. In this prospective, double-blind, randomized study, we aimed to compare quadratus lumborum block and transversus abdominis plane block in pediatric patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery. METHODS: Fifty-three children undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair or orchiopexy surgery were randomized into 2 groups: transversus abdominis plane block and quadratus lumborum block...
September 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403398/systematic-review-of-the-systemic-concentrations-of-local-anaesthetic-after-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-and-rectus-sheath-block
#6
J Rahiri, J Tuhoe, D Svirskis, N J Lightfoot, P B Lirk, A G Hill
Background.: Safe and efficacious modalities of perioperative analgesia are essential for enhanced recovery after surgery. Truncal nerve blocks are one potential adjunct for analgesia of the abdominal wall, and in recent years their popularity has increased. Transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) and rectus sheath block (RSB) have been shown to reduce morphine consumption and improve pain relief after abdominal surgery. These blocks typically require large volumes of local anaesthetic (LA)...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932568/targeting-hif2-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#7
Hyejin Cho, William G Kaelin
Inactivation of the von Hippel-Lindau tumor-suppressor protein (pVHL) is the signature "truncal" event in clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common form of kidney cancer. pVHL is part of a ubiquitin ligase the targets the α subunit of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) transcription factor for destruction when oxygen is available. Preclinical studies strongly suggest that deregulation of HIF, and particularly HIF2, drives pVHL-defective renal carcinogenesis. Although HIF2α was classically considered undruggable, structural and chemical work by Rick Bruick and Kevin Gardner at University of Texas Southwestern laid the foundation for the development of small molecule direct HIF2α antagonists (PT2385 and the related tool compound PT2399) by Peloton Therapeutics that block the dimerization of HIF2α with its partner protein ARNT1...
December 8, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761032/ultrasound-guided-truncal-blocks-a-new-frontier-in-regional-anaesthesia
#8
REVIEW
Arunangshu Chakraborty, Rakhi Khemka, Taniya Datta
The practice of regional anaesthesia is rapidly changing with the introduction of ultrasound into the working domain of the anaesthesiologist. New techniques are being pioneered. Among the recent techniques, notable are the truncal blocks, for example, the transversus abdominis plane block, rectus sheath block, hernia block and quadratus lumborum block in the abdomen and the pectoral nerves (Pecs) block 1 and 2, serratus anterior plane block and intercostal nerve block. This narrative review covers the brief anatomical discourse along with technical description of the ultrasound-guided truncal blocks...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547903/-update-on-ultrasound-for-truncal-blocks-interpret-cautiously
#9
COMMENT
Kariem El-Boghdadly, Herman Sehmbi, Vincent W S Chan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518726/retrolaminar-block-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-evaluation
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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...
December 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156349/truncal-blocks-for-perioperative-pain-management-a-review-of-the-literature-and-evolving-techniques
#11
REVIEW
Ramon Go, Yolanda Y Huang, Paul D Weyker, Christopher Aj Webb
As the American healthcare system continues to evolve and reimbursement becomes tied to value-based incentive programs, perioperative pain management will become increasingly important. Regional anesthetic techniques are only one component of a successful multimodal pain regimen. In recent years, the use of peripheral and paraneuraxial blocks to provide chest wall and abdominal analgesia has gained popularity. When used within a multimodal regimen, truncal blocks may provide similar analgesia when compared with other regional anesthetic techniques...
October 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26866299/update-on-ultrasound-for-truncal-blocks-a-review-of-the-evidence
#12
REVIEW
Matthew Abrahams, Ryan Derby, Jean-Louis Horn
UNLABELLED: We summarized the evidence for ultrasound (US) guidance for truncal blocks in 2010 by performing a systematic literature review and rating the strength of evidence for each block using a system developed by the United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Since then, numerous studies of US guidance for truncal blocks have been published. In addition, 3 novel US-guided blocks have been described since our last review. To provide updated recommendations, we performed another systematic search of the literature to identify studies pertaining to US guidance for the following blocks: paravertebral, intercostal, transversus abdominis plane, rectus sheath, ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric, as well as the Pecs, quadratus lumborum, and transversalis fascia blocks...
March 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26735154/quadratus-lumborum-block-analgesic-effects-and-chronological-ropivacaine-concentrations-after-laparoscopic-surgery
#13
Takeshi Murouchi, Soshi Iwasaki, Michiaki Yamakage
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is an abdominal truncal block, similar to transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB). However, the characteristics of QLB with regard to its duration and safety are not well known. The primary aim of this study was to determine the block duration and the cutaneous sensory block area. Our secondary analysis included assessment of the chronological change in arterial local anesthetic concentrations after QLB. METHODS: This study included 11 patients scheduled for laparoscopic ovarian surgery under general anesthesia...
March 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24882154/chronic-stress-increases-vulnerability-to-diet-related-abdominal-fat-oxidative-stress-and-metabolic-risk
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Kirstin Aschbacher, Sarah Kornfeld, Martin Picard, Eli Puterman, Peter J Havel, Kimber Stanhope, Robert H Lustig, Elissa Epel
BACKGROUND: In preclinical studies, the combination of chronic stress and a high sugar/fat diet is a more potent driver of visceral adiposity than diet alone, a process mediated by peripheral neuropeptide Y (NPY). METHODS: In a human model of chronic stress, we investigated whether the synergistic combination of highly palatable foods (HPF; high sugar/fat) and stress was associated with elevated metabolic risk. Using a case-control design, we compared 33 post-menopausal caregivers (the chronic stress group) to 28 age-matched low-stress control women on reported HPF consumption (modified Block Food Frequency Questionnaire), waistline circumference, truncal fat ultrasound, and insulin sensitivity using a 3-h oral glucose tolerance test...
August 2014: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24474619/effects-of-adding-epinephrine-on-the-early-systemic-absorption-kinetics-of-local-anesthetics-in-abdominal-truncal-blocks
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Masato Kitayama, Morito Wada, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Kudo, Norikazu Takada, Kazuyoshi Hirota
We evaluated the pharmacokinetics of ropivacaine following rectus sheath block (RSB) and transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with or without epinephrine. A total of 26 adult patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery with RSB (=RSB trial) and another 26 adult patients undergoing open prostatectomy with TAP block (=TAP trial) were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either a mixture of 0.75 % ropivacaine 13.2 mL with 1 % plain lidocaine 6.8 mL (TAP-E(-) and RSB-E(-) groups) or a mixture of 0...
August 2014: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24359542/successful-treatment-of-a-congenital-extra-truncal-vascular-malformation-by-orally-administered-propranolol
#16
Claudia Pföhler, Eva Janssen, Arno Buecker, Thomas Vogt, Cornelia S L Müller
Abstract The β-blocker propranolol has become a valuable and effective drug for the treatment of infantile hemangiomas. Its therapeutic action probably results from vasoconstriction, blocking of angiogenesis through effects on vascular endothelial growth factor and induction of apoptosis. It is reasonable to suggest that propranolol can also be used effectively in the treatment of other vascular abnormalities. This case report describes propranolol treatment of vascular malformations such as Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome or Parkes-Weber syndrome in adults...
February 2015: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24126691/beyond-the-caudal-truncal-blocks-an-alternative-option-for-analgesia-in-pediatric-surgical-patients
#17
REVIEW
Jodi-Ann Oliver, Lori-Ann Oliver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss and compare the more commonly used truncal blocks with neuraxial techniques in children undergoing a variety of thoracic, abdominal and urological procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: Owing to the advent of ultrasonography and its increasing use in regional anesthesia, there has been a renewed interest in implementing these techniques in children for intraoperative and postoperative pain management. SUMMARY: The use of regional anesthesia particularly with ultrasound guidance is an integral part of pain management during the intraoperative and postoperative period in children who undergo surgery...
December 2013: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24088870/intravenous-hemostats-challenges-in-translation-to-patients
#18
REVIEW
Margaret Lashof-Sullivan, Andrew Shoffstall, Erin Lavik
Excessive bleeding and the resulting complications are a leading killer of young people globally. There are many successful methods to halt bleeding in the extremities, including compression, tourniquets, and dressings. However, current treatments for internal hemorrhage (including from head or truncal injuries), termed non-compressible bleeding, are inadequate. For these non-compressible injuries, blood transfusions are the current treatment standard. However, they must be refrigerated, may potentially transfer disease, and are of limited supply...
November 21, 2013: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23910036/getting-truculent-with-truncal-rashes
#19
Stan L Block
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2013: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23577321/gastrojejuno-colic-fistula-after-gastrojejunostomy
#20
Kil Hwan Kim, Ye Seob Jee
Gastrojejunocolic fistula is a rare condition after gastrojejunostomy. It is severe complications of gastrojejunostomy, which results an inadequate resection or incomplete vagotomy during peptic ulcer surgery. The symptoms are diarrhea, upper abdominal pain, bleeding, vomiting and weight loss. A 55-year-old man with chronic diarrhea and weight loss for 6 months visited Dankook University Hospital. The patient had received a truncal vagotomy and gastrojejunostomy for duodenal ulcer obstruction 15 years previously...
April 2013: Journal of the Korean Surgical Society
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