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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934781/posture-influences-the-extent-of-spread-of-contrast-medium-during-thoracic-epidurography-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Ji Hee Hong, Sung Won Jung, Ji Hoon Park
BACKGROUND: Various factors influencing the distribution of sensory blockade in epidural anesthesia have been identified; however, reports on the effects of gravity and different postures in thoracic epidural anesthesia have been rare. Medications may be injected with the lateral decubitus or the neutral position; however, it is unclear whether the distribution range of medication is similar or significantly different between these 2 postures. OBJECTIVE: We focused on identifying the effect of different postures on the distribution of local anesthetics using epidurography at the thoracic level...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932733/pectoral-nerve-block-pecs-block-with-sedation-for-breast-conserving-surgery-without-general-anesthesia
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Eun-Jin Moon, Seung-Beom Kim, Jun-Young Chung, Jeong-Yoon Song, Jae-Woo Yi
Most regional anesthesia in breast surgeries is performed as postoperative pain management under general anesthesia, and not as the primary anesthesia. Regional anesthesia has very few cardiovascular or pulmonary side-effects, as compared with general anesthesia. Pectoral nerve block is a relatively new technique, with fewer complications than other regional anesthesia. We performed Pecs I and Pec II block simultaneously as primary anesthesia under moderate sedation with dexmedetomidine for breast conserving surgery in a 49-year-old female patient with invasive ductal carcinoma...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928589/laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-under-segmental-thoracic-spinal-anesthesia-a-feasible-economical-alternative
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Aditya Kumar Kejriwal, Shaheen Begum, Gopal Krishan, Richa Agrawal
Laparoscopic surgery is normally performed under general anesthesia, but regional techniques like thoracic epidural and lumbar spinal have been emerging and found beneficial. We performed a clinical case study of segmental thoracic spinal anaesthesia in a healthy patient. We selected an ASA grade I patient undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy and gave spinal anesthetic in T10-11 interspace using 1 ml of bupivacaine 5 mg ml(-1) mixed with 0.5 ml of fentanyl 50 μg ml(-1). Other drugs were only given (systemically) to manage patient anxiety, pain, nausea, hypotension, or pruritus during or after surgery...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928577/a-prospective-observational-study-to-evaluate-the-role-of-gabapentin-as-preventive-analgesic-in-thyroidectomy-under-general-anesthesia
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Vadakkoot Raghavan Hema, Konnanath Thekkethil Ramadas, Kannammadathy Poulose Biji, Suseela Indu, Aravind Arun
BACKGROUND: Effective management of postoperative pain is a part of well-organized perioperative care, which helps in reduced morbidity and improved patient satisfaction. Preventive analgesia can reduce acute and chronic pain by blocking the noxious inputs to pain pathways, preventing sensitization. Studies have reported efficacy of gabapentin as a preventive analgesic in perioperative pain. In this study, we aimed to determine whether preoperative gabapentin reduced postoperative pain and tramadol consumption after thyroidectomy under general anesthesia...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928570/gabapentinoids-as-a-part-of-multi-modal-drug-regime-for-pain-relief-following-laproscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-study
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Anjali Kochhar, Kanika Chouhan, Pratibha Panjiar, Homay Vajifdar
BACKGROUND: Gabapentinoids have been used as preemptive analgesics for pain management following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Recently, multimodal analgesic techniques have been found superior to preemptive analgesia alone. AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare a single preoperative dose of pregabalin 150 mg and gabapentin 300 mg for pain relief following laparoscopic cholecystectomy as a part of multimodal drug regime. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This randomized, single-blind study was conducted after Ethical Committee approval and written informed consent from the patients...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928569/comparison-of-epidural-analgesia-with-transversus-abdominis-plane-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-lower-abdominal-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sadasivan Shankar Iyer, Harshit Bavishi, Chadalavada Venkataram Mohan, Navdeep Kaur
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists play an important role in postoperative pain management. For analgesia after lower abdominal surgery, epidural analgesia and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block are suitable options. The study aims to compare the analgesic efficacy of both techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery under spinal anesthesia were randomized to postoperatively receive lumbar epidural catheter (Group E) or ultrasound-guided TAP block (Group T) through intravenous cannulas placed bilaterally...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919813/a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-comparison-of-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-block-with-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-block-versus-standard-anesthetic-management-for-pain-control-during-and-after-traumatic-femur-fracture-repair-in-the-pediatric-population
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Nicole M Elsey, Joseph D Tobias, Kevin E Klingele, Ralph J Beltran, Tarun Bhalla, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Julie Rice, Dmitry Tumin
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury of the femur resulting in femoral fracture may result in significant postoperative pain. As with other causes of acute pain, regional anesthesia may offer a benefit over conventional therapy with intravenous opioids. This study prospectively assesses the effects of femoral nerve blockade with a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block (FN-LFCN) on intraoperative anesthetic requirements, postoperative pain scores, and opioid requirements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen pediatric patients (age 2-18 years) undergoing surgical repair of a traumatic femur fracture fulfilled the study criteria and were randomly assigned to general anesthesia with either an FN-LFCN block (n = 10) or intravenous opioids (n = 7)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914647/effect-of-an-intravenous-dexamethasone-added-to-caudal-local-anesthetics-to-improve-postoperative-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Hiromasa Kawakami, Takahiro Mihara, Nobuhito Nakamura, Koui Ka, Takahisa Goto
BACKGROUND: Caudal anesthesia has been used for postoperative pain control in pediatric surgical patients, but the duration of the analgesic effect is occasionally unsatisfactory. Intravenous steroids have been shown to be effective for postsurgical pain management after certain surgeries. The aim of this meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis (TSA) was to evaluate the analgesic effect of steroids in patients administered with caudal anesthesia. METHODS: This study was a systematic review and meta-analysis...
September 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913502/regional-anesthesia-for-a-total-knee-arthroplasty-on-an-adult-patient-with-spastic-diplegia-and-an-intrathecal-baclofen-pump
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Elird Bojaxhi, David R Salek, Courtney E Sherman, Roy A Greengrass
We describe the clinical presentation of a patient with spastic diplegia, and its unique perioperative challenges. Opioids and antispasmodic medications are the primary therapy for managing pain and spasticity in the perioperative setting. However, such combination results in several side-effects and their sedative properties are synergistic. A 64-year-old woman with a history of spastic diplegia and an intrathecal baclofen pump for the treatment of her lower extremity spasticity was scheduled for a third elective left knee arthroplasty...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904657/risk-factors-for-postoperative-throat-pain-after-general-anaesthesia-with-endotracheal-intubation-at-the-university-of-gondar-teaching-hospital-northwest-ethiopia-2014
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Biruk Melkamu Gemechu, Endale Gebreegziabher Gebremedhn, Tadesse Belayneh Melkie
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative sore throat is listed from the top as patients' most undesirable outcome in the postoperative period. It is believed to originate from mucosal dehydration or edema, tracheal ischemia secondary to the pressure of endotracheal tube cuffs, aggressive oropharyngeal suctioning, and mucosal erosion from friction between delicate tissues and the endotracheal tube. Even if the problem was indicated in many literatures, it has never been studied in our country. The study aimed to assess prevalence and factors associated with postoperative sore throat among patients who were operated under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888802/yamamoto-new-scalp-acupuncture-for-postoperative-pain-management-in-cats-undergoing-ovariohysterectomy
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Matheus R Ribeiro, Carolina B de Carvalho, Ricardo H Z Pereira, Gabriel M Nicácio, Rejane B Brinholi, Renata N Cassu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) as an adjuvant for postoperative pain management in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded, clinical study. ANIMALS: Twenty cats aged (mean ± standard deviation) 25 ± 9 months and weighing 2.7 ± 0.6 kg undergoing ovariohysterectomy. METHODS: The cats were sedated with intramuscular (IM) ketamine (5 mg kg(-1)), midazolam (0...
April 13, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888318/under-pressure-applying-practice-based-learning-and-improvement-to-the-treatment-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-burns
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REVIEW
Mihaela Rapolti, Cindy Wu, Olga A Schuth, Charles Scott Hultman
Chronic neuropathic pain after burn injury may have multiple causes, such as direct nerve injury, nerve compression, or neuroma formation, and can significantly impair quality of life and limit functional recovery. Management includes a team-based approach that involves close collaboration between occupational and physical therapists, plastic surgeons, and experts in chronic pain, from neurology, anesthesia, psychiatry, and physiatry. Carefully selected patients with an anatomic cause of chronic neuropathic pain unequivocally benefit from surgical intervention...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879317/the-evaluation-of-implementing-smart-patient-controlled-analgesic-pump-with-a-different-infusion-rate-for-different-time-duration-on-postoperative-pain-management
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Saeyoung Kim, Younghoon Jeon, Hyeonjun Lee, Jung A Lim, Sungsik Park, Si Oh Kim
BACKGROUND: Control of postoperative pain is an important aspect of postoperative patient management. Among the methods of postoperative pain control, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) has been the most commonly used. This study tested the convenience and safety of a PCA method in which the dose adjusted according to time. METHODS: This study included 100 patients who had previously undergone orthognathic surgery, discectomy, or total hip arthroplasty, and wished to control their postoperative pain through PCA...
December 2016: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875141/intramuscular-hemangioma-in-buccal-cheek-a-case-report
#14
Jae Woo Park, Chul-Hwan Kim, Chan Woong Moon
Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of a vascular origin, and is characterized by the abnormal proliferation of blood vessels. Intramuscular hemangioma (IMH) usually involves the skeletal muscles of the trunk or limbs, but rarely occurs in the head and neck region. This case report presents a patient with IMH showing multiple phleboliths in the buccal cheek. A 13-year-old boy was referred for the evaluation and management of painful swelling of the left cheek that had gradually increased in size over a 6 year duration...
August 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873217/geriatrics-literature-2016-year-in-review
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Kaitlin Willham, Kenneth Covinsky, Eric Widera
We present 10 of the most effective articles from 2016 in geriatric medicine. They address wide-ranging topics including the use of antipsychotics for delirium in palliative care, fall prevention and mobility interventions, efficacy and potential risks of testosterone, cranberry capsules and their effect on bacteriuria and pyuria, beta-blockers after acute myocardial infarction in a nursing home population, the effect of a healthy lifestyle on disability, a goals-of-care intervention in individuals with advanced dementia, the benefits of regional anesthesia in hip repair, and mindfulness in chronic pain management...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873028/randomized-prospective-evaluation-of-intraoperative-intravenous-acetaminophen-in-pediatric-adenotonsillectomy
#16
Christopher A Roberts, Shivani Shah-Becker, Ashley O'Connell Ferster, Aaron Baker, Lauren E Stahl, Khaled Sedeek, Michele M Carr
Objective To establish the safety and efficacy of single-dose intraoperative intravenous (IV) acetaminophen in postoperative pain management following adenotonsillectomy in addition to a standardized regimen of oral pain medication. Study Design Randomized, controlled prospective clinical trial. Setting Single academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Patients between the ages of 3 and 17 years scheduled for tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy by a single surgeon between December 2014 and November 2016 were recruited...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870310/peripheral-nerve-blocks-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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REVIEW
Tyler W Fraser, Jesse F Doty
Postoperative pain is one of the most important factors in regard to patient outcomes. It has been linked with patient satisfaction, length of stay, and overall hospital costs. Peripheral nerve blocks have provided a safe, effective method to control early postoperative pain when symptoms are most severe. Peripheral nerve blocks, whether used intraoperatively or postoperatively, provide an alternative or adjunct to conventional pain management methods for patients who may not tolerate heavy narcotics or general anesthesia, in particular the elderly and those with cardiopulmonary disease...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870309/multimodal-analgesia-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Jessica M Kohring, Nathan G Orgain
Progress in surgical acute pain management has allowed most foot and ankle surgery to be performed in ambulatory outpatient surgical centers. Multimodal analgesia focuses on improving postoperative pain by combining pharmacologic and other modalities, addressing multiple pain mechanisms and receptor pathways while reducing adverse effects through lower doses of oral medications. Local anesthesia techniques provide excellent pain relief with few adverse events. Multimodal analgesia in foot and ankle surgery provides superior pain relief, and reduced opioid dependence and opioid-related side effects, improving patient satisfaction, safety, and timely return to function...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870308/perioperative-pain-management-for-upper-extremity-surgery
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REVIEW
Alexander C Coleman
Upper extremity surgeons are currently faced with a daunting array of anesthesia techniques, ranging from traditional general anesthesia to wide-awake surgery, during which patients can watch their surgeons operate in the morning and return to work as soon as that afternoon. This range of options means that surgeons must consider patient-related factors such as disease process and relevant comorbidities, as well as surgery-related factors such as anatomic location, complexity, length of procedure, and postoperative pain expectations...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870306/pediatric-perioperative-pain-management
#20
REVIEW
Kaela H Frizzell, Priscilla K Cavanaugh, Martin J Herman
Effective perioperative pain control in pediatric patients undergoing orthopedic surgery remains a challenge. Developing a successful pain control regimen begins preoperatively with assessment of the patient and discussion with the patient and family regarding expectations. Perioperative pain control regimens are customized based on the type of surgery, patient characteristics, and anticipated severity and duration of the postoperative pain. Recent study focuses on multimodal strategies and regional anesthesia options, allowing for decreased opioid use...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
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