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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456348/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-local-anesthetic-agent-in-scalp-block-and-scalp-infiltration-to-control-postcraniotomy-pain-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
#1
Shankar Vallapu, Nidhi Bidyut Panda, Navneh Samagh, Neerja Bharti
Context: Scalp infiltration and scalp block are being used to manage postcraniotomy pain. Dexmedetomidine has been successfully used as an adjuvant in regional anesthesia. The study was intended to compare whether addition of dexmedetomidine prolonged the duration of analgesia as well as to compare the two techniques. Aims: The primary objective was to assess whether addition of dexmedetomidine to bupivacaine prolonged the duration of analgesia. The secondary objective was to compare between scalp nerve block and scalp infiltration as techniques for pain relief...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452835/a-comparison-of-preoperative-and-intraoperative-vein-mapping-sizes-for-arteriovenous-fistula-creation
#2
Samuel H Hui, Ryan Folsom, Lois A Killewich, Joel E Michalek, Mark G Davies, Lori L Pounds
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasound (DUS) mapping of the veins and arteries of the upper extremity is a well-established practice in arteriovenous fistula creation for long-term hemodialysis access. Previous publications have shown that vein diameters varying from 2 to 3 mm are predictive of success. Regional anesthesia is known to result in vasodilation and thus to increase the diameter of upper extremity veins. This study compares the sizes of veins measured by preoperative DUS mapping with those obtained after regional anesthesia to determine whether intraoperative DUS results in increased vein diameters and thus changes in the operative plan...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452441/assessing-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-regional-anesthesia-for-lower-extremity-microvascular-reconstruction-enhancing-recovery
#3
Qing Zhao Ruan, Shawn Diamond, Scott Zimmer, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND: Perioperative pain, increased sympathetic tone, and peripheral vasospasm may be safely managed with regional nerve blockade during microvascular reconstruction in the lower extremity. Limited reports exist in this setting; therefore, we evaluated our use of peripheral nerve catheters (PNCs) during microvascular limb salvage to determine safety and efficacy for both patient and flap. METHODS: A single-institution, retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database on all patients with lower extremity free tissue transfers between 2012 and 2017 was completed...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445296/the-ultrasound-guided-retrolaminar-block-volume-dependent-injectate-distribution
#4
Marija Damjanovska, Tatjana Stopar Pintaric, Erika Cvetko, Kamen Vlassakov
Purpose: The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block is one of the newer and simpler alternatives to the traditional, often technically challenging, paravertebral (PV) block. Its feasibility, safety, and efficacy have already been clinically demonstrated in patients with multiple rib fractures using higher volumes of local anesthetic, when compared with the traditional approach. The primary aim of this observational anatomical study was to assess the spread of local anesthetic from the retrolaminar injection point to the PV space and its volume dependence...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436137/caudal-and-intravenous-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-to-pediatric-caudal-block-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Change Zhu, Saiji Zhang, Zhiqing Gu, Yiru Tong, Rong Wei
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone has become a popular additive for regional anesthesia. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the effectiveness of this additive on the duration of postoperative analgesia, postoperative vomiting, and possible adverse events in pediatrics. METHODS: We searched databases, conference records, and registered trials for randomized controlled trials. The databases included the Cochrane Library, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Science-Direct, and Embase...
March 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433962/does-intrathecal-morphine-in-spinal-anesthesia-have-a-role-in-modern-multimodal-analgesia-for-primary-total-joint-arthroplasty
#6
Jonathan W Cheah, David C Sing, Erik N Hansen, Pedram Aleshi, Thomas P Vail
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) combined with bupivacaine spinal anesthesia can improve postoperative pain, but has potential side effects of postoperative nausea/vomiting (PONV) and pruritus. With the use of multimodal analgesia and regional anesthetic techniques, postoperative pain control has improved significantly to a point where ITM may be avoided in total joint arthroplasty (TJA). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of primary TJA patients who underwent a standardized multimodal recovery pathway and received bupivacaine neuraxial anesthesia with ITM vs bupivacaine neuraxial anesthesia alone (control)...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430498/a-comparison-between-single-and-double-tourniquet-technique-in-distal-upper-limb-orthopedic-surgeries-with-intravenous-regional-anesthesia
#7
Mohammad Haghighi, Mohsen Mardani-Kivi, Ahmadreza Mirbolook, Samaneh Ghazanfar Tehran, Nasim Ashouri Saheli, Keyvan Hashemi-Motlagh, Khashayar Sahbe-Ekhtiari
Background: Several studies have put an effort to minimize the tourniquet pain and complications after conventional double tourniquet intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA). We expressed in our hypothesis that an upper arm single wide tourniquet (ST) may serve a better clinical efficacy rather than the conventional upper arm double tourniquet (DT) in distal upper extremity surgeries. Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, 80 patients undergoing upper limb orthopedic surgeries were randomized into two groups...
January 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428022/the-effect-of-regional-anesthesia-on-oncologic-outcomes-after-resection-of-colorectal-hepatic-metastases
#8
Mary Garland, Dylan Addis, Greg Russell, Clancy Clark, Edward Levine, Russell Howerton, Konstantinos Votanopoulos, Sean Dobson, Perry Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426743/bridging-multimodal-pain-management-provides-48-hour-pain-control-in-patients-undergoing-total-shoulder-replacement
#9
Chandrakanth Boddu, Ashley Genza, Peter D McCann
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with a bridging multimodal pain management program that provides comprehensive 48-hour pain control in patients undergoing total shoulder replacement (TSR). METHODS: The study included all patients undergoing unilateral TSR by 1 surgeon between May 2015 and April 2017. There were 62 patients (23 men, 39 women) with an average age of 68 years (range 38-92 years). Of these, 31 underwent standard nonconstrained TSR and 31 underwent reverse TSR...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420427/the-price-we-pay-for-radical-curative-pelvic-exenterations-prevalence-and-management-of-pain
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Jessica Shao-Yeung Lim, Cherry E Koh, Hannah Liu, Michael J Solomon, Charlotte S H Johnstone
BACKGROUND: Pelvic exenterations are extensive surgical procedures for locally advanced or recurrent malignancies of the pelvis. However, this is often at the cost of significant morbidity due to perioperative pain, which has been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to review perioperative pain management in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of patients undergoing pelvic exenteration between January 2013 and December 2014...
March 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420315/prolonged-catheter-use-and-infection-in-regional-anesthesia-a-retrospective-registry-analysis
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Hagen Bomberg, Ina Bayer, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Paul Kessler, Hinnerk Wulf, Thomas Standl, André Gottschalk, Jens Döffert, Werner Hering, Jürgen Birnbaum, Claudia Spies, Bernd Kutter, Jörg Winckelmann, Simone Liebl-Biereige, Winfried Meissner, Oliver Vicent, Thea Koch, Daniel I Sessler, Thomas Volk, Alexander Raddatz
BACKGROUND: Prolonged catheter use is controversial because of the risk of catheter-related infection, but the extent to which the risk increases over time remains unknown. We thus assessed the time-dependence of catheter-related infection risk up to 15 days. METHODS: Our analysis was based on the German Network for Regional Anesthesia, which includes 25 centers. We considered 44,555 patients who had surgery between 2007 and 2014 and had continuous regional anesthesia as well as complete covariable details...
February 8, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417072/knowledge-regarding-anesthesiologist-and-anesthesiology-among-patients-and-attendants-attending-a-rural-hospital-of-new-delhi
#12
Tulika Singh, Sanju Sharma, Bratati Banerjee, Suneela Garg
INTRODUCTION: Anesthesia has become one of the most advanced specialties in modern medicine with tremendous growth in knowledge and substances available for use. However, public awareness toward anesthesiologist and anesthesiology is limited. It is important for us to make people aware about the role played by an anesthesiologist in medical setup. The present study was conducted among patients and attendants to assess the knowledge regarding the anesthesiologist and anesthesiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out at a rural hospital of New Delhi, on 250 adult patients and attendants visiting outpatient departments to assess their knowledge regarding anesthesiologists and anesthesiology...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416456/evaluation-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-regional-anesthesia-compared-with-general-anesthesia-in-thoracoscopic-lung-biopsy-procedure-on-patient-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Waseem M Hajjar, Sami A Al-Nassar, Ghaida S Al-Sugair, Alaa Al-Oqail, Shahd Al-Mansour, Rand Al-Haweel, Adnan W Hajjar
Background: Interstitial lung diseases are diseases that need histology diagnosis or obtaining a lung biopsy to establish the diagnosis. Surgical biopsies are performed usually using the thoracoscopy technique under general anesthesia (GA) although this procedure is still associated with morbidity rate. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of regional anesthesia (RA) compared with GA in thoracoscopic lung biopsy procedures done on patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416372/effect-of-bupivacaine-and-adjuvant-drugs-for-regional-anesthesia-on-nerve-tissue-oximetry-and-nerve-blood-flow
#14
Thomas Wiesmann, Stefan Müller, Hans-Helge Müller, Hinnerk Wulf, Thorsten Steinfeldt
Background: Nerve blood flow has a critical role in acute and chronic pathologies in peripheral nerves. Influences of local anesthetics and adjuvants on tissue perfusion and oxygenation are deemed as relevant factors for nerve damage after peripheral regional anesthesia. The link between low tissue perfusion due to local anesthetics and resulting tissue oxygenation is unclear. Methods: Combined tissue spectrophotometry and laser-Doppler flowmetry were used to assess nerve blood flow in 40 surgically exposed median nerves in pigs, as well as nerve tissue oximetry for 60 min...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416234/off-label-use-of-drugs-in-regional-anesthesia-a-need-for-setting-up-policies
#15
Saru Singh, Pranav Bansal, Jagdish Dureja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406181/local-anaesthetic-dosage-of-peripheral-nerve-blocks-in-children-analysis-of-40%C3%A2-121-blocks-from-the-pediatric-regional-anesthesia-network-database
#16
S Suresh, G S De Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The knowledge regarding appropriate dosage of local anaesthetics for peripheral nerve blocks in children is very scarce. The main objective of the current investigation was to evaluate dosing patterns of local anaesthetics in children receiving peripheral nerve blocks across multiple paediatric hospitals in the USA. We also sought to estimate the incidence of local anaesthetic systemic toxicity. METHODS: This is an observational study using the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN) database...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404730/laparoscopic-total-extraperitoneal-hernia-repair-under-regional-anesthesia-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Ioannis Baloyiannis, Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Chamaidi Sarakatsianou, George Tzovaras
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia has been used as a standard for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair including both techniques (Trans-Abdominal Pre-Peritoneal repair and the Total Extra-Peritoneal repair), while regional anesthesia has been occasionally applied in high risk patients where general anesthesia is contraindicated. In case of the total extraperitoneal repair (TEP), several authors have attempted to perform TEP repair under regional anesthesia and reported on the safety and feasibility of this procedure...
February 5, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398586/prospective-study-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocol-in-children-undergoing-reconstructive-operations
#18
K O Rove, M A Brockel, A F Saltzman, M I Dönmez, K E Brodie, D J Chalmers, B T Caldwell, V M Vemulakonda, D T Wilcox
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol is a set of peri-operative strategies to increase speed of recovery. ERAS is well established in adults but has not been well studied in children. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to establish the safety and efficacy of an ERAS protocol in pediatric urology patients undergoing reconstructive operations. It was hypothesized that ERAS would reduce length of stay and decrease complications when compared with historical controls...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396730/nerve-detection-during-surgery-optical-spectroscopy-for-peripheral-nerve-localization
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Gerrit C Langhout, Koert F D Kuhlmann, Michel W J M Wouters, Jos A van der Hage, Frits van Coevorden, Manfred Müller, Torre M Bydlon, Henricus J C M Sterenborg, Benno H W Hendriks, Theo J M Ruers
Precise nerve localization is of major importance in both surgery and regional anesthesia. Optically based techniques can identify tissue through differences in optical properties, like absorption and scattering. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of optical spectroscopy (diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) for clinical nerve identification in vivo. Eighteen patients (8 male, 10 female, age 53 ± 13 years) undergoing inguinal lymph node resection or resection or a soft tissue tumor in the groin were included to measure the femoral or sciatic nerve and the surrounding tissues...
February 2, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387317/analgesic-effects-of-lidocaine-ketorolac-compared-to-lidocaine-alone-for-intravenous-regional-anesthesia
#20
Shahram Seyfi, Nadia Banihashem, Ali Bijani, Karimollah Hajian-Taliki, Mohsen Daghmehchi
Background: Intravenous regional anesthesia is a simple and reliable method for upper extremity surgery. In order to increase the quality of blocks and reduce the amount of pain, many drugs are used with lidocaine. In this study, the effect of ketorolac-lidocaine in intravenous regional anesthesia was investigated. Methods: 40 patients undergoing elective upper limb with America Society of Anesthesiologists class I and II were selected and randomly divided into two groups...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
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