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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735135/endoscope-assisted-abscess-drainage-secondary-to-endoscope-assisted-tlif-1-year-follow-up
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Karthik Madhavan, Steven Shelby Burks, Lee Onn Chieng, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Y Wang
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic discectomy and fusions have been gaining popularity in the recent past and are noted to be safe for its application in elderly population. It involves ultra-small incision for discectomy followed by placement of percutaneous screws in awake patients. Treatment of advanced spinal pathology using endoscope-assisted techniques are challenging. Although not common with endoscopic approach, post-operative infection can be problematic as there are no established guidelines on its management...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733841/analgosedation-of-adult-patients-with-elevated-intracranial-pressure-survey-of-current-clinical-practice-in-austria
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Guenther Herzer, Claudia Mirth, Udo M Illievich, Wolfgang G Voelckel, Helmut Trimmel
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are key items in intensive care. Recently published S3 guidelines specifically address treatment of patients with elevated intracranial pressure. METHODS: The Austrian Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine carried out an online survey of neurointensive care units in Austria in order to evaluate the current state of practice in the areas of analgosedation and delirium management in this high-risk patient group...
July 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728322/perioperative-hypertension-management-during-facelift-under-local-anesthesia-with-intravenous-hypnotics
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Ki Ho Chung, Myeong Soo Cho, Hoon Jin
Perioperative hypertension is a phenomenon in which a surgical patient's blood pressure temporarily increases throughout the preoperative and postoperative periods and remains high until the patient's condition stabilizes. This phenomenon requires immediate treatment not only because it is observed in a majority of patients who are not diagnosed with high blood pressure, but also because occurs in patients with underlying essential hypertension who show a sharp increase in their blood pressure. The most common complication following facelift surgery is hematoma, and the most critical risk factor that causes hematoma is elevated systolic blood pressure...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727707/continuing-anti-thrombotic-medication-during-low-to-intermediate-risk-spinal-procedures-a-retrospective-evaluation
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Noud van Helmond, Wesley Day, Kenneth B Chapman
BACKGROUND: The current American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) guidelines recommend discontinuing anti-thrombotic therapy prior to any interventional spine procedures to decrease the incidence of bleeding complications. However, discontinuing anti-thrombotics may pose considerable danger in terms of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events. Recent evidence suggests that some spinal interventions may still be performed safely with anti-thrombotics on board and some practitioners thus elect to continue certain anti-thrombotics for these procedures...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725244/optimal-perioperative-anesthesia-management-for-gynecologic-interstitial-brachytherapy
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Alison A Nielsen, Tehani A Liyanage, Gary S Leiserowitz, Jyoti Mayadev
PURPOSE: To propose an optimal perioperative pain management clinical care pathway for interstitial brachytherapy for gynecologic cancer based on our interdepartmental experience. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 23 women who underwent 32 interstitial brachytherapy procedures for gynecological cancers, analyzing patient demographics, type of anesthetic, medications, postoperative pain scores, adverse events, and delays in discharge. We measured the association of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting (PONV) with hydromorphone use, and postoperative pain scores and total narcotic administration with type of anesthesia...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721690/pre-or-postoperative-interscalene-block-and-or-general-anesthesia-for-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Laura Bosco, Cheng Zhou, John A C Murdoch, Ryan Bicknell, Wilma M Hopman, Rachel Phelan, Vidur Shyam
PURPOSE: Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can be performed with an interscalene brachial plexus block (ISBPB) alone, ISBPB combined with general anesthesia (GA), or GA alone. Postoperative pain is typically managed with opioids; however, both GA and opioids have adverse effects which can delay discharge. This retrospective study compares the efficacy of four methods of anesthesia management for arthroscopic shoulder surgery. METHODS: Charts of all patients who underwent shoulder surgery by a single surgeon from 2012-2015 were categorized by analgesic regimen: GA only (n = 177), single-shot ISBPB only (n = 124), or pre- vs postoperative ISBPB combined with GA (ISBPB + GA [n = 72] vs GA + ISBPB [n = 52], respectively)...
July 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720187/experiences-with-regional-anesthesia-for-analgesia-during-prolonged-aeromedical-evacuation
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Jeffrey M Carness, Melissa A Wilson, Mark J Lenart, Danny E Smith, Susan F Dukes
INTRODUCTION: There is much debate regarding the appropriate analgesic management of patients undergoing medical evacuation following combat trauma. Our primary objective was to review the utility of regional anesthetic techniques in patients undergoing aeromedical evacuation following surgical limb amputation as treatment for combat trauma. METHODS: This study was conducted as an observational retrospective cohort whereby acutely injured amputee patients were identified via the U...
August 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716738/photodynamic-therapy-and-pain-a-systematic-review
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Jennifer Maria Ang, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Gyorgy Paragh, Nathalie C Zeitouni
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for actinic keratoses and early skin cancers, and the only office procedure to control field cancerization. Procedure-associated pain limits widespread PDT use and by early termination of treatment can decrease overall therapeutic efficacy. Here we review and assess reported interventions on PDT-associated pain, in order to identify the most promising methods to manage treatment-associated pain and identify focus for future studies. Literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library by two independent reviewers to select publications that assessed and compared pain quantitatively during PDT treatment for actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinomas, and/or in situ squamous cell carcinomas...
July 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712478/comparison-of-effects-of-local-anesthesia-and-two-point-acupressure-on-the-severity-of-venipuncture-pain-among-hospitalized-6-12-year-old-children
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Parisa Shahmohammadi Pour, Golnaz Foroogh Ameri, Majid Kazemi, Yones Jahani
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of topical anesthesia and acupressure at the Yintang (Extra 1) and the Laogong (P-8) points on the severity of venipuncture pain among hospitalized 6-12-year-old children. A sample (n = 120) of 6-12-year-old hospitalized children was recruited from two teaching hospitals located in Rafsanjan, Iran. The children were allocated to the topical anesthesia, acupressure, and control groups. For children in the topical anesthesia and the acupressure groups, eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream and two-point acupressure were used, respectively, prior to performing venipuncture, whereas children in the control group only received routine prevenipuncture care...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710563/an-observational-study-examining-the-effects-of-a-surgically-induced-inflammatory-response-on-the-distribution-of-morphine-and-its-metabolites-into-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Yan Wang, Kerry B Goralski, Derek J Roberts, Kathryn Landry, Mark E Issa, Lekha Sleno, Lisa C Julien, Jeremy Wood, Richard I Hall
PURPOSE: Morphine is administered intravenously for pain management in the perioperative period. The effect of the inflammatory response to surgery on morphine distribution across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in humans was investigated. We hypothesized that a graded surgically induced, systemic inflammatory response alters cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G), and morphine-6-glucuronide (M6G) through a temporary reduction in BBB drug efflux transporter function...
July 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699416/interview-with-david-tauben-university-of-washington-chief-of-the-division-of-pain-medicine
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David Tauben
Dr Tauben is Clinical Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, and is the Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is also University of Washington (UW) Director of Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine, and Medical Director of UW TelePain, a tele-video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to a five-state northwest regional primary care providers...
July 12, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692519/intralesional-lidocaine-anesthesia-a-novel-facilitated-anesthesia-technique-for-ethanol-sclerotherapy-of-venous-malformation
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Xi Yang, Hui Chen, XiaoXi Lin, YunBo Jin, Gang Ma, Li Hu, YongYing Wang, WenXin Yu, Lei Chang, YaJing Qiu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe a novel anesthesia, intralesional lidocaine anesthesia (ILA), for ethanol sclerotherapy of venous malformation and evaluate the efficacy and safety. METHODS: A prospective study of 100 patients with venous malformations undergoing 100 sclerotherapy procedures with intralesional lidocaine anesthesia (ILA) was conducted. Pain was evaluated by numeric rating scale (NRS) immediately following the procedure. The grade of pain was classified by the NRS as no pain (0), mild (1-3), moderate (4-6), and severe (7-10)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691979/perioperative-management-for-abdominal-surgery-in-bilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Glenio B Mizubuti, Louie Wang, Anthony M-H Ho, Robert C Tanzola, Jordan Leitch
The optimal approach to postoperative analgesia in patients with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis undergoing abdominal surgery remains unclear. We report a 69-year-old woman with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis who underwent a laparoscopic hernia repair and an open laparotomy for reversal of a Hartmann procedure under general anesthesia. Postoperative analgesia was provided by intravenous opioid and epidural local anesthetic and opioid, respectively. The patient's trachea was successfully extubated at the end of both surgical procedures...
July 6, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688643/topical-anesthesia-for-staple-removal-from-surgical-wounds-on-the-knee-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Tzu-Hao Tseng, Ching-Chuan Jiang, Shau-Huai Fu, Tsung-Lin Lee, Ya-Hui Chuang, Hongsen Chiang
BACKGROUND: Staple removal from surgical wounds is painful. Only a few articles have provided expert opinions using anesthetic cream for such a problem; however, direct application of the anesthetic cream to a wound may cause infection. A safe alternative can be an anesthetic patch without wound contact. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical trial. Sixty patients who underwent primary total knee replacement were assigned to an experimental group or control group...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686756/local-anesthetics-in-cosmetic-dermatology
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Peter W Hashim, John K Nia, Mark Taliercio, Gary Goldenberg
Local anesthetics play an important role in cosmetic dermatology. Techniques using topical and regional anesthesia provide numerous pain management options for laser and injection treatments. In this article, we review strategies to maximize patient comfort during cosmetic interventions.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682286/analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-of-transdermal-and-oral-diclofenac-in-postoperative-pain-management-following-dental-implant-placement
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S Raja Rajeswari, Triveni Gowda, Tarun Kumar, Dhoom S Mehta, Kanchan Arya
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of transdermal and oral routes of diclofenac for postoperative pain management in patients undergoing dental implant placement. Twenty systemically healthy, partially edentulous patients who required dental implants bilaterally in the mandibular first molar region were included. While the patient was under local anesthesia, an implant was placed in the mandibular first molar region of one quadrant. After a minimum of 4 weeks, an implant was placed in the contralateral quadrant under local anesthesia...
July 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679199/ultrasound-guided-genitofemoral-nerve-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-the-male-adult-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Luciano Frassanito, Bruno A Zanfini, Sara Pitoni, Paolo Germini, Miryam Del Vicario, Gaetano Draisci
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided (USG) ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve (II/IHN) block is a widely validated anesthetic technique for inguinal herniorrhaphy. As the spermatic cord, scrotum, and adjacent thigh receive sensory innervation from the genital branch of genitofemoral nerve (GFN), the addition of GFN block has been suggested to improve the quality of perioperative anesthesia and analgesia. The aim of this study is to compare GFN block plus II/IHN block with II/IHN block alone for intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management...
July 5, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677010/preoperative-paravertebral-blocks-for-the-management-of-acute-pain-following-mastectomy-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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REVIEW
Anaeze C Offodile, Clifford C Sheckter, Austin Tucker, Anna Watzker, Kevin Ottino, Martin Zammert, William V Padula
PURPOSE: Preoperative paravertebral blocks (PPVBs) are routinely used for treating post-mastectomy pain, yet uncertainties remain about the cost-effectiveness of this modality. We aim to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of PPVBs at common willingness-to-pay (WTP) thresholds. METHODS: A decision analytic model compared two strategies: general anesthesia (GA) alone versus GA with multilevel PPVB. For the GA plus PPVB limb, patients were subjected to successful block placement versus varying severity of complications based on literature-derived probabilities...
July 4, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676733/evaluation-of-paracervical-block-and-iv-sedation-for-pain-management-during-hysteroscopic-polypectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Zahra Asgari, Maryam Razavi, Reihaneh Hosseini, Masoumeh Nataj, Mahroo Rezaeinejad, Mahdi Sepidarkish
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of paracervical block (PB) and IV sedation (IVS) on women's pain perception during operative hysteroscopy. METHODS: A total of 84 patients with uterine polyps were randomized to either PB or IV sedation or general anesthesia (GA) as control group. In PB group, the patients received oral diazepam 10 mg and 100 mg diclofenac Na suppository 60 min before surgery and 10 cc of 2% buffered lidocaine was injected at cervix...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669869/intraperitoneal-ropivacaine-instillation-versus-no-intraperitoneal-ropivacaine-instillation-for-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lv Yong, Bai Guang
BACKGROUND: Pain is one of the important reasons for delayed discharge and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. To assess the benefits and disadvantage of intraperitoneal instillation of ropivacaine in people undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Science Citation Index Expanded to December 2016 to identify randomised clinical trials of relevance to this review...
June 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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