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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928578/comparison-of-spinal-anesthesia-and-paravertebral-block-in-inguinal-hernia-repair
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Ranjana Khetarpal, Veena Chatrath, Arminder Kaur, Reeta Jassi, Renu Verma
CONTEXT: Inguinal hernia repair (IHR) is a common surgical procedure which can be performed under general, regional, or peripheral nerve block anesthesia. AIM: The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy of paravertebral block (PVB) with spinal anesthesia (SA) for IHR with respect to postoperative analgesia, ambulation, and adverse effects. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective, single-blind randomized controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I-II patients of 20-60 years scheduled for IHR were randomized by a computer-generated list into two groups of thirty each, to receive either PVB (Group PVB: at T12-L2 levels, 10 ml of 0...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913488/bilateral-thoracic-paravertebral-nerve-blocks-for-placement-of-percutaneous-radiologic-gastrostomy-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-series
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Arun Kalava, Steven Clendenen, J Mark McKinney, Elird Bojaxhi, Roy A Greengrass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the efficacy of bilateral thoracic paravertebral nerve blocks (PVB) in providing procedural anesthesia and post-procedural analgesia for placement of percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy tubes (PRG) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We prospectively observed 10 patients with ALS scheduled for PRG placement that had bilateral thoracic PVBs at thoracic 7, 8, and 9 levels with administration of a mixture of 3 mL of 1% ropivacaine, 0...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890559/comparison-of-the-post-operative-analgesic-effect-of-paravertebral-block-pectoral-nerve-block-and-local-infiltration-in-patients-undergoing-modified-radical-mastectomy-a-randomised-double-blind-trial
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Kartik Syal, Ankita Chandel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Paravertebral block, pectoral nerve (Pecs) block and wound infiltration are three modalities for post-operative analgesia following breast surgery. This study compares the analgesic efficacy of these techniques for post-operative analgesia. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status 1 or 2 undergoing modified radical mastectomy with axillary dissection were recruited for the study. All patients received 21 mL 0...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878182/ruo-8322-ph-sensor-with-super-glue-inspired-reference-electrode
#4
Wade Lonsdale, Magdalena Wajrak, Kamal Alameh
A pH-sensitive RuO₂ electrode coated in a commercial cyanoacrylate adhesive typically exhibits very low pH sensitivity, and could be paired with a RuO₂ working electrode as a differential type pH sensor. However, such sensors display poor performance in real sample matrices. A pH sensor employing a RuO₂ pH-sensitive working electrode and a SiO₂-PVB junction-modified RuO₂ reference electrode is developed as an alternative high-performance solution. This sensor exhibits a performance similar to that of a commercial glass pH sensor in some common sample matrices, particularly, an excellent pH sensitivity of 55...
September 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872972/expression-and-significance-of-th17-and-treg-cells-in-pulmonary-infections-with-gram-negative-bacteria
#5
Ying Liu, Jia-Kui Sun, Xiang Qi, Yong-Ming Chen, Jing Li, Shang-Yu Chen, Han Liu
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression and significance of T helper type 17 (Th17) and regulatory T (Treg) cells in severe pulmonary infection with gram-negative bacteria (GNB). The peripheral venous blood (PVB) and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were collected from patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU) owing to: (1) pulmonary GNB infection (group I) and (2) nonpulmonary infection (group NI). Patients from the two groups were matched based on their Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scores and were recruited in the same period...
October 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865144/intraoperative-cervical-treatment-does-not-affect-the-prevalence-of-vaginal-bleeding-one-year-postoperatively-after-subtotal-hysterectomy-a-register-study-from-the-swedish-national-register-for-gynecological-surgery
#6
Ninnie Borendal Wodlin
INTRODUCTION: The objectives were to establish the prevalence of persistent vaginal bleeding (PVB) following subtotal hysterectomy, to analyze the effect of intraoperative cervical treatment on the occurrence of PVB and to evaluate the impact of PVB on the patient-reported opinion concerning result of surgery and medical condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study with data from the Swedish National Register for Gynecological Surgery including 5240 women undergoing subtotal hysterectomy for benign conditions between January 2004 and June 2016...
September 2, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858258/response-of-a-zn%C3%A2-tio%C3%A2-gas-sensor-to-propanol-at-room-temperature
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Ibrahim Gaidan, Dermot Brabazon, Inam Ul Ahad
In this study, three different compositions of ZnO and TiO₂ powders were cold compressed and then heated at 1250 °C for five hours. The samples were ground to powder form. The powders were mixed with 5 wt % of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) as binder and 1.5 wt % carbon black and ethylene-glyco-lmono-butyl-ether as a solvent to form screen-printed pastes. The prepared pastes were screen printed on the top of alumina substrates containing arrays of three copper electrodes. The three fabricated sensors were tested to detect propanol at room temperature at two different concentration ranges...
August 31, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857802/paravertebral-block-does-not-reduce-cancer-recurrence-but-is-related-to-higher-overall-survival-in-lung-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eun Kyung Lee, Hyun Joo Ahn, Jae Ill Zo, Kyunga Kim, Dae Myung Jung, Joo Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Postoperative analgesic methods are suggested to have an impact on long-term prognosis after cancer surgery through opioid-induced immune suppression. We hypothesized that regional analgesia that reduces the systemic opioid requirement would be related to lower cancer recurrence and higher overall survival compared to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for lung cancer surgery. METHODS: Records for all patients who underwent open thoracotomy for curative resection of primary lung cancer between 2009 and 2013 in a tertiary care hospital were retrospectively analyzed...
October 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857520/a-combination-of-levobupivacaine-and-lidocaine-for-paravertebral-block-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-quadrantectomy-causes-greater-hemodynamic-oscillations-than-levobupivacaine-alone
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Miroslav Župčić, Sandra Graf Župčić, Viktor Duzel, Tatjana Šimurina, Livija Šakić, Jurica Fudurić, Jasminka Peršec, Milan Milošević, Zdenko Stanec, Anđelko Korušić, Stjepan Barišin
AIM: To test for differences in hemodynamic and analgesic properties in patients with breast cancer undergoing quadrantectomy with paravertebral block (PVB) induced with a solution of either one or two local anesthetics. METHOD: A prospective, single-center, randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial was conducted from June 2014 until September 2015. A total of 85 women with breast cancer were assigned to receive PVB with either 0.5% levobupivacaine (n=42) or 0...
August 31, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836969/the-application-of-a-novel-integrated-rigid-and-flexible-nephroscope-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-for-renal-staghorn-stones
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Huan Yang, Jianxing Li, Gang Long, Shaogang Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal staghorn stones are challenging for urologists to ensure maximum stone clearance and minimal morbidity. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has become the gold standard treatment for renal staghorn stones. To assess the safety and efficacy of a novel integrated rigid and flexible percutaneous nephroscope(Rigi-flex nephroscope) in PCNL for renal staghorn stones.We present our initial experience with this new technique. METHODS: From March to July 2016, a prospective analysis of 3 patients with staghorn stones treated with Rigi-flex nephroscope in PCNLunder totally ultrasound guidance by paravertebral block (PVB) anesthesia was done...
August 24, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836009/contralateral-cerebral-hemoglobin-oxygen-saturation-changes-in-patients-undergoing-thoracotomy-with-general-anesthesia-with-or-without-paravertebral-block-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Keika Mukaihara, Maiko Hasegawa-Moriyama, Yuichi Kanmura
PURPOSE: Perioperative analgesia during thoracotomy is often achieved by combining paravertebral block (PVB) with general anesthesia (GA). Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can detect changes in cerebral oxygenation resulting from nociceptive stimuli in the awake state or under sedation. We used NIRS to measure changes in cerebral blood flow provoked by thoracotomy incision made under GA and determine how these changes were influenced by supplementation of GA with PVB. METHODS: Thirty-four patients undergoing elective thoracotomy were enrolled...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805780/-regional-and-peripheral-blockades-for-prevention-of-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-in-oncosurgical-practice
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V E Khoronenko, A S Malanova, D S Baskakov, A B Ryabov, O V Pikin
AIM: To compare an effectiveness of thoracic epidural anesthesia/analgesia, paravertebral and intercostal blockades in prevention of chronic post-thoracotomy pain syndrome (CPTPS) in oncosurgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: There were 300 patients who underwent open surgery including lobectomy or pneumonectomy. Patients were randomized into 3 groups depending on type of anesthesia: TEA (n=100) - combined general and epidural anesthesia; PVB (n=50) - combined general and paravertebral anesthesia; ICB (n=50) - general anesthesia was supplemented by intercostal blockade after removal of the drug...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744155/efficacy-of-single-injection-unilateral-thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-post-open-cholecystectomy-pain-relief-a-prospective-randomized-study-at-gondar-university-hospital
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Demeke Yilkal Fentie, Endale Gebreegziabher Gebremedhn, Zewditu Abdissa Denu, Amare Hailekiros Gebreegzi
BACKGROUND: Cholecystectomy can be associated with considerable postoperative pain. While the benefits of paravertebral block (PVB) on pain after thoracotomy and mastectomy have been demonstrated, not enough investigations on the effects of PVB on pain after open cholecystectomy have been conducted. We tested the hypothesis that a single-injection thoracic PVB reduces pain scores, decreases opioid consumption, and prolongs analgesic request time after cholecystectomy. METHODS: Of 52 patients recruited, 50 completed the study...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740682/combined-analgesic-treatment-of-epidural-and-paravertebral-block-after-thoracic-surgery
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Yujiro Yokoyama, Takahiro Nakagomi, Daichi Shikata, Taichiro Goto
In pulmonary surgical practice, appropriate pain management after thoracotomy is essential for patient recovery and the prevention of complications. Although epidural analgesia (EPI) has been established for chest surgery, it has some limitations and contraindications. Recently, paravertebral block (PVB) was reported as a good alternative method with fewer side effects. Despite the significant effects of these two treatments, postoperative pain remains among the greatest patient burdens. In our institution, we apply a combination of epidural and PVBs after thoracic surgery to reduce pain more effectively...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731925/thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-postoperative-pain-management-after-renal-surgery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Maja Copik, Szymon Bialka, Andrzej Daszkiewicz, Hanna Misiolek
BACKGROUND: Thoracic paravertebral block (ThPVB) combined with general anaesthesia is used in thoracic and general surgery. It provides effective analgesia, reduces surgical stress response and the incidence of chronic postoperative pain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of ThPVB in reducing opioid requirements and decreasing the intensity of pain after renal surgery. DESIGN: A randomised, open label study. SETTING: A single university hospital...
September 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730712/slow-conduction-through-an-arc-of-block-a-basis-for-arrhythmia-formation-postmyocardial-infarction
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Eugene Patterson, Benjamin J Scherlag, Edward J Berbari, Ralph Lazzara
INTRODUCTION: The electrophysiologic basis for characteristic rate-dependent, constant-late-coupled (390 + 54 milliseconds) premature ventricular beats (PVBs) present 4-5 days following coronary artery occlusion were examined in 108 anesthetized dogs. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fractionated/double potentials were observed in injured zone bipolar and composite electrograms at prolonged sinus cycle lengths (1,296 ± 396 milliseconds). At shorter cycle lengths, conduction of the delayed potential decremented, separating from the initial electrogram by a progressively prolonged isoelectric interval...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718036/paravertebral-blocks-reduce-narcotic-use-without-affecting-perfusion-in-patients-undergoing-autologous-breast-reconstruction
#17
Elizabeth B Odom, Nili Mehta, Rajiv P Parikh, Ryan Guffey, Terence M Myckatyn
BACKGROUND: Autologous breast reconstruction offers excellent long term outcomes after mastectomy. However, maintaining adequate postoperative analgesia remains challenging. Use of paravertebral blocks (PVBs) reduces postoperative narcotic use and length of stay, and enhanced recovery protocols with mixed analgesia methods are gaining popularity, but few studies have explored the intraoperative effects of these interventions. METHODS: Patients who underwent abdominally based autologous breast reconstruction between 2010 and 2016 were compiled into a retrospective database...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665874/single-injection-versus-multiple-injection-technique-of-ultrasound-guided-paravertebral-blocks-a-randomized-controlled-study-comparing-dermatomal-spread
#18
Vishal Uppal, Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Parvinder Sodhi, David Johnston, Sugantha Ganapathy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the extent of dermatomal spread following an ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (PVB) when equal volumes of local anesthetic are injected at 1 versus 5 vertebral levels. METHODS: Seventy patients undergoing a unilateral mastectomy were randomized to receive either single or multiple injections of a PVB under real-time ultrasound guidance using a parasagittal approach. The patients in the single-injection group received a PVB at T3-T4 level with 25 mL of 0...
September 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664348/paravertebral-blocks-for-same-day-breast-surgery
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REVIEW
Mark R Jones, Graham R Hadley, Alan D Kaye, Philipp Lirk, Richard D Urman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Breast surgery, performed for medical or cosmetic reasons, remains one of the most frequently performed procedures, with over 500,000 cases performed annually in the USA alone. Historically, general anesthesia (GA) has been widely accepted as the gold-standard technique, while epidural anesthesia was largely considered too invasive and thus unnecessary for breast surgery. Over the past years, paravertebral block (PVB) has emerged as an alternative analgesic or even anesthetic technique...
August 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663622/comparative-evaluation-of-continuous-thoracic-paravertebral-block-and-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-techniques-for-post-operative-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-open-nephrectomy-a-prospective-randomized-single-blind-study
#20
Sujeet Kumar Singh Gautam, Pravin Kumar Das, Anil Agarwal, Sanjay Kumar, Sanjay Dhiraaj, Abhishek Keshari, Abinash Patro
BACKGROUND: Open surgical procedures are associated with substantial postoperative pain; an alternative method providing adequate pain relief with minimal side effects is very much required. AIM: The aim of this study was a comparative evaluation of the efficacy of continuous thoracic paravertebral block (PVB) and thoracic epidural analgesia (EA) for postoperative pain relief in patients undergoing open nephrectomy. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, and single-blind study...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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