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Anesthesia and pain management

Steven M Falowski, Ashwini Sharan, James McInerney, Darren Jacobs, Lalit Venkatesan, Filippo Agnesi
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a common intervention for managing intractable pain. Generally, leads are implanted in a minimally invasive procedure with verbal feedback regarding the location and nature of generated paresthesias by active stimulation; in this way their optimal location can be confirmed. However, lead placement under general anesthesia can have additional benefits. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of awake vs asleep lead placement procedures...
March 14, 2018: Neurosurgery
Faye M Evans, Juan C Duarte, Carolina Haylock Loor, Wayne Morriss
There is an urgent need to train more anesthesia providers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). There is also a need to provide more educational opportunities in subspecialty areas of anesthetic practice such as trauma management, pain management, obstetric anesthesia, and pediatric anesthesia. Together, these subspecialty areas make up a large proportion of the clinical workload in LMICs. In these countries, the quality of education may be variable, there may be few teachers, and opportunities for continued learning and mentorship are rare...
April 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Wayne W Morriss, Miodrag S Milenovic, Faye M Evans
There are inadequate numbers of anesthesia providers in many parts of the world. Good quality educational programs are needed to increase provider numbers, train leaders and teachers, and increase knowledge and skills. In some countries, considerable external support may be required to develop self-sustaining programs. There are some key themes related to educational programs in low- and middle-income countries:(1) Programs must be appropriate for the local environment-there is no "one-size-fits-all" program...
April 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Stephen Yu, John Dundon, Olga Solovyova, Joseph Bosco, Richard Iorio
BACKGROUND: TKA pain management protocols vary widely with no current consensus on a standardized pain management regimen. Multimodal TKA pain management protocols aim to address pain control, facilitate functional recovery, and maintain patient satisfaction. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Did changes to our pain management protocol, specifically adding liposomal bupivacaine, eliminating patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), and discontinuing femoral nerve blocks (FNBs), affect narcotic consumption after TKA? (2) Did these changes to our pain management protocols affect patient-reported pain scores? (3) Does the use of an immediate postoperative PCA affect rapid rehabilitation and functional recovery? (4) How did changes to our pain management regimen affect discharge disposition and pain-related Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores? METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed an institutional arthroplasty database between September 2013 and September 2015 containing 1808 patients who underwent primary TKA...
January 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Mustafa Kir, Gulay Kir
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain is a frequently problem after orthopedic procedures like hallux valgus surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ankle block improves early and mid-term functional outcomes and postoperative pain management after hallux valgus surgery in patients receiving general anesthesia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial investigated 60 patients who underwent hallux valgus surgery under general anesthesia. Patients were prospectively randomized into two groups; general anesthesia only (Group A) and ankle block added to general anesthesia (Group B)...
March 12, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
Solina Tith, Garinder Bining, Laurent Bollag
Background : Opioid use during pregnancy is a growing concern in the United States. Buprenorphine has been recommended by "The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology" as an alternative to methadone to decrease risks associated with the use of illicit opioids during pregnancy. The partial μ-opioid agonists' unique pharmacology, including its long half time and high affinity to the μ-opioid receptor, complicates patient management in a highly kinetic, and often urgent field like obstetric anesthesia...
2018: F1000Research
Heni Rachmawati, Yang Aryani Arvin, Sukmadjaja Asyarie, Kusnandar Anggadiredja, Raymond Rubianto Tjandrawinata, Gert Storm
Bupivacaine HCl (1-butyl-2',6'-pipecoloxylidide hydrochloride), an amide local anesthetic compound, is a local anesthetic drug utilized for intraoperative local anesthesia, post-operative analgesia and in the treatment of chronic pain. However, its utility is limited by the relative short duration of analgesia after local administration (approximately 9 h after direct injection) and risk for side effects. This work is aimed to develop a nanoemulsion of bupivacaine HCl with sustained local anesthetics release kinetics for improved pain management, by exhibiting extended analgesic action and providing reduced peak levels in the circulation to minimize side effects...
March 7, 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
Atsushi Hanzawa, Toshiyuki Handa, Yoshihiko Kohkita, Tatsuya Ichinohe, Ken-Ichi Fukuda
We compared the effects of preoperative administration of diclofenac sodium, celecoxib, and acetaminophen on postoperative pain in patients undergoing minor oral surgery under general anesthesia. One hundred twenty-eight patients were randomly divided into 4 groups preoperatively treated with diclofenac sodium 50 mg, celecoxib 400 mg, acetaminophen 1000 mg, or placebo. Postoperative pain was managed using intravenous patient-controlled infusion of fentanyl. Assessments included levels of postoperative pain by using visual analog scale (VAS) scores at 4, 5, and 6 hours after administration of the test drug; consumption of fentanyl up to each time point; and time to first requirement for fentanyl...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
M Werntz, R Burwick, B Togioka
BACKGROUND: Use of intraperitoneal local anesthetic to treat intraoperative pain during cesarean delivery has not been described previously. The aim of this study was to determine if intraperitoneal chloroprocaine may be useful as an adjunct to neuraxial block in reducing the proportion of patients with severe intraoperative pain that requires conversion to general anesthesia. Intraperitoneal chloroprocaine was administered during cesarean delivery as a potential alternative, when the anesthesiologist considered performing a general anesthetic due to severe intraoperative pain...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Adone Baroni
Xanthelasma palpebrarum is the most common type of xanthoma affecting the eyelids. It is characterized by asymptomatic soft yellowish macules, papules, or plaques over the upper and lower eyelids. Many treatments are available for management of xanthelasma palpebrarum, the most commonly used include surgical excision, ablative CO2 or erbium lasers, nonablative Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, trichloroacetic acid peeling, and radiofrequency ablation. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of RF ablation in the treatment of xanthelasma palpebrarum, with D...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Eric C Stiefel, Louis McIntyre
Normal knee range of motion varies slightly between individuals and measures approximately 0° to -5° of extension to 140° of flexion. A full arc of motion is required for normal gait and knee function. Loss of normal joint range of motion may occur after a traumatic knee injury and may contribute to increased pain, lower functional outcome scores, and decreased patient satisfaction. Although multiple factors may contribute to the development of motion loss, the occurrence of intra-articular scar tissue adhesions, or post-traumatic arthrofibrosis, may limit the patient's knee motion in the early postoperative period...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Felix Greimel, Guenther Maderbacher, Clemens Baier, Armin Keshmiri, Timo Schwarz, Florian Zeman, Winfried Meissner, Joachim Grifka, Achim Benditz
Numbers of knee replacement surgeries have been rising over the past years. After having ameliorated operation techniques and material, pain management and anesthetic methods have come into focus. All 15326 patients included had undergone primary knee arthroplasty within this multicenter cohort-study, conducted in 46 orthopedic departments. Parameters were evaluated on first postoperative day. Primary outcome values were pain levels (activity, minimum and maximum pain, and pain management satisfaction). Pain medication necessity was analyzed...
February 27, 2018: Scientific Reports
Brittany L Ko, John H Unkel
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a rare cerebrovascular disorder involving progressive constriction of the internal carotid artery and its branches. The disease has a particularly aggressive course in very young patients, and early surgical intervention is often necessary to prevent permanent neurological damage. MMD patients have an increased risk of stroke development, which may be provoked by pain or anxiety. Currently, no reports of pediatric patients with MMD exist in the dental literature. The purpose of this paper was to discuss the dental management of a two-year-old with moyamoya disease who presented with early childhood caries and dental fear, offering recommendations for dental providers with emphasis on stroke prevention, collaboration with the medical team, anesthesia considerations for patients with increased stroke risk, and the challenges to maintain the oral health of a patient undergoing complex medical treatment...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric Dentistry
Kimmo T Murto, Wesley Chen, Sherri L Katz, Deborah A Schwengel, Lisa M Elden, Kumar G Belani, David Gozal
Recent concerns have been raised about the quality and safety of adenotonsillectomy, a common surgery performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children. OSA is a risk factor for opioid-related perioperative respiratory complications including those associated with anoxic brain injury or death. Our objective was to identify controversial issues related to the care of children with OSA. A standardized Delphi consensus technique involving an interdisciplinary group of 24 pediatric OSA experts identified 3 key issues: "postoperative disposition, preoperative screening, and pain management...
February 23, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ivan Utrobičić, Frane Utrobičić, Ivona Prološčić, Toni Utrobičić, Milka Jerić, Antonia Jeličić Kadić, Livia Puljak
The management of postoperative pain after carpal tunnel syndrome surgical treatment at a tertiary hospital was analyzed and compared with the guidelines for perioperative pain management. This retrospective study included 579 patients operated on for carpal tunnel syndrome at the Split University Hospital Center in Split, Croatia. The following key data were collected from patient medical records: age, gender, type and dosage of premedication, type and dosage of anesthesia, type and dosage of postoperative analgesia per each postoperative day...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Salvatore Butticè, Antonio Simone Laganà, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Christopher Netsch, Yiloren Tanidir, Francesco Cantiello, Laurian Dragos, Michele Talso, Esteban Emiliani, Rosa Pappalardo, Tarik Emre Sener
OBJECTIVE: Clinical presentation of ureteral stones during pregnancy is generally with renal colic pain. The aim of this study is to present our experience in the management of renal colic during pregnancy in emergency settings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 208 pregnant patients who presented to emergency department with renal colic pain and underwent ureteroscopy (URS) due to failed conservative therapy were enrolled in the study. Urinary tract stones were diagnosed either with ultrasound (US) examination or during URS...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
William R Vincent, Paul Huiras, Jennifer Empfield, Kevin J Horbowicz, Keith Lewis, David McAneny, David Twitchell
PURPOSE: Results of an interprofessional formulary initiative to decrease postoperative prescribing of i.v. acetaminophen are reported. SUMMARY: After a medical center added i.v. acetaminophen to its formulary, increased prescribing of the i.v. formulation and a 3-fold price increase resulted in monthly spending of more than $40,000, prompting an organizationwide effort to curtail that cost while maintaining effective pain management. The surgery, anesthesia, and pharmacy departments applied the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Model for Improvement to implement (1) pharmacist-led enforcement of prescribing restrictions, (2) retrospective evaluation of i...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Mohammad Hossein Soltani, Sepehr Hamedanchi, Behnam Shakiba, Hassan Hoshyar
A 40-year-old man was referred to our urology clinic due to vague abdominal pain and hematuria. Computed tomography (CT) without contrast material visualized an ectopic kidney in the left iliac fossa with a complete staghorn stone. Under general anesthesia, operation was done in supine position with a gentle lateral elevation on the right side. The surgeon stands on the right side of the patient. First, a 12 mm port was inserted at the umbilicus using the Hasson technique. After creation of pneumoperitoneum, operation was done by three 5 mm trocars were arranges as paraumbilical, the point between umbilicus and inguinal canal at left and right side...
February 18, 2018: Urology Journal
Tsia-Shu Lo, Sukanda Bin Jaili, Rami Ibrahim, Chuan Chi Kao, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio
OBJECTIVE: To know the diagnostic tools and proper management of ureterovaginal fistula following neglected vaginal foreign body in order to achieve optimal outcome. CASE REPORT: A case of ureterovaginal fistula associated with a neglected vaginal foreign body. The patient was complaining of a foul-smelling vaginal discharge and lower abdominal pain. On vaginal examination, a hard and large foreign body was found. Examination under anesthesia was performed, and an aerosol cap was removed from her vagina...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ji Li, Zhong-Li Li, Hao Zhang, Ke-Tao Wang, Yi-Meng Yang, Xiang-Zheng Su
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of popliteal cyst excision combined with debridement of the knee under arthroscopy with local anesthesia. METHODS: From February 2009 to August 2014, 52 patients with popliteal cysts were treated in our hospital, including 34 males and 18 females with an average age of 43.6 years old ranging from 14 to 62 years old; 29 cases were on the right knee and 23 on the left knee. Preoperative diagnosis was performed according to MRI findings and to determine whether other knee disorders were associated with the disease, 52 patients were diagnosed as popliteal cyst before operation; 23 cases of simple meniscus injury or cartilage injury, 18 cases of osteoarthritis, 7 cases of cruciate ligament injury, 2 cases of gouty arthritis, 1 case of rheumatoid arthritis, 1 case of pigmented villonodular arthritis...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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