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Local anesthetic and children and local anesthetic

Christina L Szperka, Amy A Gelfand, Andrew D Hershey
OBJECTIVE: To describe current patterns of use of nerve blocks and trigger point injections for treatment of pediatric headache. BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve blocks are often used to treat headaches in adults and children, but the available studies and practice data from adult headache specialists have shown wide variability in diagnostic indications, sites injected, and medication(s) used. The purpose of this study was to describe current practice patterns in the use of nerve blocks and trigger point injections for pediatric headache disorders...
October 12, 2016: Headache
Karthik Venkataraghavan, Jolly Shah, Manpreet Kaur, Krishna Trivedi, Shalin Shah, Mira Virda
INTRODUCTION: The contemporary parents are more active and participate in the decision making during dental treatment. AIM: To assess the parents' acceptance towards behavior management techniques commonly used in the pediatric dentistry in different dental situation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-one parents participated in the study. Children's dental fear was assessed by the parents before attending power point presentation using Dental Subscale of the Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS)...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
James K Hamill, Andrew Liley, Andrew G Hill
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of intraperitoneal local anesthetic (IPLA) on pain after acute laparoscopic appendectomy in children. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: IPLA reduces pain in adult elective surgery. It has not been well studied in acute peritoneal inflammatory conditions. We hypothesized that IPLA would improve recovery in pediatric acute laparoscopic appendectomy. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial in acute laparoscopic appendectomy recruited children aged 8 to 14 years to receive 20 mL 0...
August 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Arun K Srinivasan, Dhiren Shrivastava, Rebecca E Kurzweil, Dana A Weiss, Christopher J Long, Aseem R Shukla
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of the intra-thecal opiate vs wound site local anesthetic infiltration for perioperative pain control during and after surgery in patients undergoing minimally invasive pediatric urologic procedures. METHODS: Using an IRB approved registry database, we identified patients who underwent minimally invasive urologic procedures at our institution between 2009 and 2013. We collected all relevant preoperative variables and post-operative outcomes...
July 20, 2016: Urology
Jeffrey H Zimering, Yuanlin Dong, Fang Fang, Lining Huang, Yiying Zhang, Zhongcong Xie
Early postnatal anesthesia causes long-lasting learning and memory impairment in rodents, however, evidence for a specific neurotoxic effect on early synaptogenesis has not been demonstrated. Drebrin A is an actin binding protein whose localization in dendritic protrusions serves an important role in dendritic spine morphogenesis, and is a marker for early synaptogenesis. We therefore set out to investigate whether clinically-relevant concentrations of anesthetic sevoflurane, widely- used in infants and children, alters dendritic morphology in cultured fetal day 16 mouse hippocampal neurons...
2016: PloS One
MaryKate Driscoll, Hyun Kee Chung, Manisha S Desai
Surgeons influence the introduction and development of anesthesia in many ways. Robert Emmett Farr is frequently cited as the first to describe the use of brachial plexus anesthesia in children. A surgeon based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he passionately believed that regional anesthesia was superior to general anesthesia for many surgical procedures. He wrote extensively promoting other regional techniques, including local infiltration of local anesthetics for pyloromyotomy and harelip repairs, as well as caudal blocks for lower abdominal procedures...
July 13, 2016: Journal of Medical Biography
Maya Keplinger, Peter Marhofer, Wolfgang Klug, Birgit Reiter, Thomas Stimpfl, Stephan C Kettner, Lena Korf, Markus Zeitlinger, Daniela Marhofer, Lydia Triffterer
BACKGROUND: Caudal blockade, although an important technique of pediatric regional anesthesia, is rarely used in children heavier than 30 kg. This reservation is due to anatomical concerns and lack of pharmacokinetic data. We therefore set out to evaluate, in pediatric patients weighing 30-50 kg, the feasibility of ultrasound-guided caudal blockade and the pharmacokinetics of caudally administered ropivacaine. METHODS: Twenty consecutive children were included. General anesthesia was used to ensure a secured airway...
November 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
L Gasteiger, S Ofner, B Stögermüller, B Ziegler, J Brimacombe, C Keller
BACKGROUND: As there are currently no data available comparing the practicability of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) Supreme™ size 2 versus the laryngeal tube LTS II™ size 2 in children, this trial was conducted to quantify the differences between these two airway devices concerning leak pressure and fiber optic-controlled positioning in non-paralyzed, anesthetized pediatric patients. METHODS: A total of 56 children aged 1-6 years and weighing between 11 and 23 kg were enrolled in the study...
August 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Julia Termühlen, Antje Gottschalk, Nicole Eter, Esther M Hoffmann, Hugo Van Aken, Ulrike Grenzebach, Verena Prokosch
BACKGROUND: Reliable measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) is crucial in pediatric patients with suspected glaucoma. General anesthesia (GA) is usually needed in infants to allow a thorough examination. However, anesthesia itself may influence IOP, depending on the type used and the depth of sedation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the normal distribution of IOP during GA in healthy children and to analyze differences in IOP relative to the anesthetics used and the measurement time point...
September 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Yukitoshi Niiyama, Takatoshi Yotsuyanagi, Michiaki Yamakage
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In reconstructive surgery for microtia during childhood, costal cartilage is used for pinna formation. Postoperative pain in the region from which the costal cartilage is taken is severe, which delays recovery after surgery. We evaluated prospectively whether continuous wound infiltration (CWI) of a local anesthetic (LA) reduces pain and enables rapid recovery compared with a single intercostal nerve block (ICNB). METHOD: Forty-eight patients were randomly divided into two groups...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Yutaka Oda
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August 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Ramón Eizaga Rebollar, María V García Palacios, Javier Morales Guerrero, Luis M Torres Morera
We report the case of a 17-month-old child who underwent laparotomy under general anesthesia and caudal block. Electrocardiogram ST-T changes were observed after local anesthetic injection. The prompt use of Intralipid 30% was successful in normalizing ECG alterations. Our experience is consistent with previous literature, mainly carried out in adults. Thereby, we conduct a brief review of the subject in pediatrics. As a major conclusion, we strongly recommend the "fast-track" lipid rescue as soon as this severe complication is detected...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Ali Bagherian, Mahmood Sheikhfathollahi
BACKGROUND: Topical anesthesia has been widely advocated as an important component of atraumatic administration of intraoral local anesthesia. The aim of this study was to use direct observation of children's behavioral pain reactions during local anesthetic injection using cotton-roll vibration method compared with routine topical anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight children participated in this randomized controlled clinical trial. They received two separate inferior alveolar nerve block or primary maxillary molar infiltration injections on contralateral sides of the jaws by both cotton-roll vibration (a combination of topical anesthesia gel, cotton roll, and vibration for physical distraction) and control (routine topical anesthesia) methods...
May 2016: Dental Research Journal
Soad A Abdelmoniem, Sara A Mahmoud
Local anesthesia forms the backbone of pain control techniques and is necessary for a painless dental procedure. Nevertheless, administering a local anesthetic injection is among the most anxiety-provoking procedures to children. This study was performed to compare the efficacy of different distraction techniques (passive, active, and passive-active) on children's pain perception during local anesthesia administration. A total of 90 children aged four to nine years, requiring inferior alveolar nerve block for primary molar extraction, were included in this study and randomly divided into three groups according to the distraction technique employed during local anesthesia administration...
May 2016: Journal of Advanced Research
S Yu Sichkar, I I Afukov, O V Koshko, N V Yeliseeva
Introduction of local anesthetic proved application of epidural (EP) as an effective and safe way of an analgesia in intra- and the post-operational period and now it is widely applied at children of all age groups (1). However there is a number of contraindications for application of this type of an analgesia. At children till 6 months lower dosages of a ropivacain of 2 mg/kg are applied, considering their age features. At the phenomena of system toxicity infusion of 20% lipofundin is applied. The child has an age 1...
January 2016: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Ilkka Mattila, Tommi Pätilä, Paula Rautiainen, Reijo Korpela, Satu Nikander, Juha Puntila, Jukka Salminen, Pertti K Suominen, Paula Tynkkynen, Arja Hiller
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain after median sternotomy is usually treated with i.v. opioids. We hypothesized that continuous wound infusion of ropivacaine decreases postoperative morphine consumption and improves analgesia in children who undergo cardiac surgery. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind study comprised 49 children aged 1-9 years who underwent atrial septal defect (ASD) closure. Patients received continuous local anesthetic wound infiltration either with 0...
July 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Tim Murphy, Alan McCheyne, Jacob Karlsson
BACKGROUND: It is important that postoperative analgesic management after thoracotomy is very effective in order to optimize postoperative recovery. A regional technique such as an epidural or a paravertebral catheter with an infusion of local anesthetic may be supplemented with systemically administered analgesic drugs in order to achieve satisfactory analgesia. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this observational study was to evaluate whether a paravertebral infusion of local anesthetic delivered via a surgically placed catheter together with systemic analgesics is associated with low pain scores and satisfactory analgesia after thoracotomy for decortication in children...
July 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
James K Hamill, Jamie-Lee Rahiri, Andrew Liley, Andrew G Hill
: Introduction Systematic reviews report intraperitoneal local anesthetic (IPLA) effective in adults but until now no review has addressed IPLA in children. The objective of this review was to answer the question, does IPLA compared with control reduce pain after pediatric abdominal surgery. Materials and Methods Data sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane databases, trials registries, ProQuest, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Open Gray. STUDY SELECTION: Independent duplicate searching for randomized controlled trials of IPLA versus no IPLA/placebo in children ≤ 18 years of age, reporting pain, or opioid use outcomes...
April 22, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Dino Samartzis, Cora Bow, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Phoebe Sham, Kin-Cheung Mak, Wai-Yuen Cheung, Yat-Wa Wong, Keith D K Luk, Kenneth M C Cheung, Jean-Claude Lawmin
Study Design Randomized controlled trial. Objective Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a common spinal deformity that affects every population. In severe deformity, surgical intervention is performed. Autogenous iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) harvesting remains a common procedure worldwide for scoliosis surgery. Postoperative pain at the ICBG donor site is a major concern in patients undergoing spine surgery that affects postoperative functional outcome and consumes health care resources. Previous studies have noted a decrease in pain and postoperative analgesic use with the application of continuous infusion of anesthetic at the ICBG site in comparison with placebo...
May 2016: Global Spine Journal
Jyoti Oberoi, Anup Panda, Iti Garg
PURPOSE: Hypnosis is a tool that can help pediatric dentists allay fear or increase patient cooperation while administering local anesthesia. The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypnosis altered a patient's physical and/or verbal resistance and oxygen saturation or heart rate during administration of local anesthesia. METHODS: Two hundred six- to 16-year-olds were randomly allocated to either a control group or an experimental group that received hypnotic induction prior to the delivery of local anesthesia...
March 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
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