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Paravertebral nerve block

Young Deog Cha, Chun Woo Yang, Jung Uk Han, Jang Ho Song, WonJu Na, Sora Oh, Byung-Gun Kim
BACKGROUND: Coccygodynia is a pain in the region of the coccyx that radiates to the sacral, perineal area. The cause of the pain is often unknown. Coccygodynia is diagnosed through the patient's past history, a physical examination, and dynamic radiographic study, but the injection of local anesthetics or a diagnostic nerve blockade are needed to distinguish between somatic, neuropathic, and combined pain. Ganglion impar is a single retroperitoneal structure made of both paravertebral sympathetic ganglions...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ahmed H Othman, Ahmad M Abd El-Rahman, Fatma El Sherif
BACKGROUND: Breast surgery is an exceedingly common procedure with an increased incidence of acute and chronic pain. Pectoral nerve block is a novel peripheral nerve block alternative to neuro-axial and paravertebral blocks for ambulatory breast surgeries. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety of modified Pecs block with ketamine plus bupivacaine versus bupivacaine in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Yeon-Dong Kim, Seon-Jeong Park, Junho Shim, Hyungtae Kim
The recently introduced pectoral nerve (Pecs) block is a simple alterative to the conventional thoracic paravertebral block or epidural block for breast surgery. It produces excellent analgesia and can be used to provide balanced anesthesia and as a rescue block in cases where performing a neuraxial blockade is not possible. In the thoracic region, a neuraxial blockade is often used to manage zoster-associated pain. However, this can be challenging for physicians due to the increased risk of hemodynamic instability in the upper thoracic level, and comorbid and contraindicated medical conditions such as coagulopathy...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
A M-H Ho, M K Karmakar, S K Ng, S Wan, C S H Ng, R H L Wong, S K C Chan, G M Joynt
We conducted a small pilot observational study of the effects of bilateral thoracic paravertebral block (BTPB) as an adjunct to perioperative analgesia in coronary artery bypass surgery patients. The initial ropivacaine dose prior to induction of general anaesthesia was 3 mg/kg, which was followed at the end of the surgery by infusion of ropivacaine 0.25% 0.1 ml/kg/hour on each side (e.g. total 35 mg/hour for a 70 kg person). The BTPB did not eliminate the need for supplemental opioids after CABG in the eight patients studied...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Mercedes Fernández Gacio, Ana Maria Agrelo Lousame, Susana Pereira, Clara Castro, Juliana Santos
BACKGROUND: Several locoregional techniques have been described for the management of acute and chronic pain after breast surgery. The optimal technique should be easy to perform, reproducible, with little discomfort to the patient, little complications, allowing good control of acute pain and a decreased incidence of chronic pain, namely intercostobrachial neuralgia for being the most frequent entity. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the paravertebral block with preoperative single needle prick for major breast surgery and assess initially the control of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and acute pain in the first 24h and secondly the incidence of neuropathic pain in the intercostobrachial nerve region six months after surgery...
September 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Gloria S Cheng, Brian M Ilfeld
OBJECTIVE: To review the published evidence regarding perioperative analgesic techniques for breast cancer-related surgery. DESIGN: Topical review. METHODS: Randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) were selected for inclusion in the review. Also included were large prospective series providing estimates of potential risks and technical reports and small case series demonstrating a new technique or approaches of interest to clinicians. RESULTS: A total of 514 abstracts were reviewed, with 284 studies meeting criteria for full review...
August 22, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Rajesh Kumar Singh, J P Chaturvedi, H S Agrawal, Nitesh Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Aging causes progressive deterioration of all the organ systems. Physiological changes of aging and co-morbidities make regional anesthesia a preferred technique for this age group. Regional anesthesia with risk of hypotension and its consequences is fraught with dangers. Peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) are much safer and give much superior post-op analgesia. The present study was undertaken to perform major lower limb orthopedic surgeries PNBs in geriatric settings. METHODS: A feasibility study was undertaken in patients above age of 60 years admitted for lower limb surgeries to undertake these surgeries under para-vertebral blocks for a period of one year from Mar 2011 to Feb 2012...
July 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
S Kulhari, N Bharti, I Bala, S Arora, G Singh
BACKGROUND: Pectoral nerve (PecS) block is a recently introduced technique for providing surgical anaesthesia and postoperative analgesia during breast surgery. The present study was planned to compare the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided PecS II block with thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) for postoperative analgesia after modified radical mastectomy. METHODS: Forty adult female patients undergoing radical mastectomy were randomly allocated into two groups...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Samuel Michael Galvagno, Charles E Smith, Albert J Varon, Erik A Hasenboehler, Shahnaz Sultan, Gregory Shaefer, Kathleen B To, Adam D Fox, Darrell E R Alley, Michael Ditillo, Bellal A Joseph, Bryce R H Robinson, Elliot R Haut
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic trauma is the second most prevalent nonintentional injury in the United States and is associated with significant morbidity. Analgesia for blunt thoracic trauma was first addressed by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) with a practice management guideline published in 2005. Since that time, it was hypothesized that there have been advances in the analgesic management for blunt thoracic trauma. As a result, updated guidelines for this topic using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) framework recently adopted by EAST are presented...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Geoff Frawley, Jacinta Frawley, Joe Crameri
BACKGROUND: Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, occurring in 1 : 1000 children with a male to female ratio of 4 : 1. Several procedures have been described to manage this deformity, including cartilage resection with sternal osteotomy (the Ravitch procedure) and a minimally invasive repair technique (the Nuss procedure). While initially described as a nonthoracoscopic technique, the current surgical approach of the Royal Childrens Hospital involves thoracoscopic assistance...
November 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
J Mayes, E Davison, P Panahi, D Patten, F Eljelani, J Womack, M Varma
The serratus anterior plane block has been described for analgesia of the hemithorax. This study was conducted to determine the spread of injectate and investigate the anatomical basis of the block. Ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane block was performed on six soft-fix embalmed cadavers. All cadavers received bilateral injections, on one side performed with 20 ml latex and on the other with 20 ml methylene blue. Subsequent dissection explored the extent of spread and nerve involvement. Photographs were taken throughout dissection...
September 2016: Anaesthesia
J Matek, P Michálek, S Trča, Z Krška
UNLABELLED: Postoperative pain management is an important part of complex perioperative care in patients undergoing thoracotomy, irrespective of the procedure type. Adequate pain relief leads to early mobilisation, improves respiratory functions and decreases global stress response. Thus, good perioperative pain management significantly reduces postoperative complications. Currently, numerous analgesic methods are available for the management of acute postthoracotomy pain including patient- or nurse-controlled systemic administration of analgesics, infiltration with local anaesthetics, intrapleural or intercostal nerve blockades and neuroaxial blocks (paravertebral, intrathecal, epidural)...
2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Kristin L Schreiber, Jacques E Chelly, R Scott Lang, Ezeldeen Abuelkasem, David A Geller, J Wallis Marsh, Allan Tsung, Tetsuro Sakai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although many studies have found no difference between thoracic epidural block and unilateral thoracic paravertebral block after thoracotomy, no previous studies have compared epidural block with bilateral thoracic paravertebral block (bTPVB) in patients undergoing open liver resection. We aimed to investigate whether there was a significant analgesic advantage of thoracic epidural over bTPVB after liver resection. METHODS: This randomized, prospective, open-label study included adult patients undergoing elective open liver resection...
July 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Anje J Scarfe, Susanne Schuhmann-Hingel, Joanna K Duncan, Ning Ma, Yasoba N Atukorale, Alun L Cameron
A continuous paravertebral block is used when pain relief is required beyond the duration of a single-injection paravertebral block. Surgical procedures requiring an incision into the pleural cavity are some of the most painful procedures postoperatively and, if not managed appropriately, can lead to chronic pain. The current gold standard for post-cardiothoracic surgery pain management is epidural analgesia, which has contraindications, a failure rate of up to 12% and risk of complications such as epidural abscess and spinal haematoma...
May 30, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Gerald Matchett
Management of intractable cancer-associated chest wall pain is difficult once patients have reached dose-limiting side effects of opioids and coanalgesic medications. This case series describes 11 patients with intractable cancer-associated chest wall pain who were treated with a diagnostic intercostal nerve block. Six patients subsequently received chemical neurolysis with phenol using the same approach. No serious adverse events were observed. Radiopaque contrast dye spread into the paravertebral space in all 11 patients, and in 1 patient contrast dye spread into the epidural space...
June 2016: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Nils Lenz, Markus Hirschburger, Rainer Roehrig, Thilo Menges, Matthias Mueller, Winfried Padberg, Valesco Mann
Background Lung transplantation is the only treatment option for many patients with end-stage pulmonary disease. Therefore, postthoracotomy pain therapy is of vital interest. Thoracic epidural analgesia (EPI) is the "gold standard" for postthoracotomy pain, but especially in lung transplantation contraindications, and potential infectious complications limit its advantages. Under these circumstances surgically placed postthoracotomy catheter-assisted continuous paravertebral intercostal nerve block (PVB) could be of advantage...
April 4, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Ming-xing Tang, Hong-qi Zhang, Yu-xiang Wang, Chao-feng Guo, Jin-yang Liu
Surgical treatment for spinal tuberculosis includes focal tuberculosis debridement, segmental stability reconstruction, neural decompression and kyphotic deformity correction. For the lesions mainly involved anterior and middle column of the spine, anterior operation of debridement and fusion with internal fixation has been becoming the most frequently used surgical technique for the spinal tuberculosis. However, high risk of structural damage might relate with anterior surgery, such as damage in lungs, heart, kidney, ureter and bowel, and the deformity correction is also limited...
February 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
Yukiko Niwa, Masahiko Koike, Masashi Hattori, Naoki Iwata, Hideki Takami, Masamichi Hayashi, Mitsuro Kanda, Daisuke Kobayashi, Chie Tanaka, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Goro Nakayama, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Shuji Nomoto, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
In our department, we have attempted to reduce the incidence of complications of conventional esophagectomy. The objective of this retrospective study was to report the short-term outcomes of esophagectomy. We reviewed 138 consecutive patients who had undergone subtotal esophagectomy by combined laparotomy via a 12-cm upper abdominal vertical incision combined with right anterior muscle-sparing thoracotomy from August 2010 to August 2014. Most of the cervical para-esophageal lymph node dissection was completed within the thoracic cavity...
February 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
Kanako Hiro, Tomohiro Sugiyama, Masashi Kurata, Yumiko Oi, Masahiro Okuda
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia or paravertebral block is widely used in postoperative analgesia for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). We investigated the efficacy of the continuous intravenous infuion of fentanyl combined with intercostal nerve block, in comparison with the continuous epidural analgesia. METHODS: Forty-one patients received a bolus of 0.375% ropivacaine 6-10 ml through the epidural catheter placed at the T5-9 at the end of surgery. Then, continuous epidural infusion of 0...
February 2016: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Gaurav Singh Tomar, Suprio Ganguly, Grace Cherian
Various analgesic modalities have been tried to prolong the duration and to improve the quality of postoperative analgesia for the early rehabilitation and discharge from hospital after nephrectomy. Using local anaesthetic along with perineural steroids as adjuvant may prove promising for peripheral nerve block, especially paravertebral block (PVB). This article aims to assess the efficacy of dexamethasone with bupivacaine as adjuvant for single bolus injection of thoracic PVB in patients undergoing elective nephrectomy...
January 27, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
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