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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269192/a-probabilistic-framework-based-on-slic-superpixel-and-gaussian-processes-for-segmenting-nerves-in-ultrasound-images
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Julian Gil Gonzalez, Mauricio A Alvarez, Alvaro A Orozco
We deal with an important problem in the field of anesthesiology known as automatic segmentation of nerve structures depicted in ultrasound images. This is important to aid the experts in anesthesiology, in order to carry out Peripheral Nerve Blocking (PNB). Ultrasound imaging has gained recent interest for performing PNB procedures since it offers a non-invasive visualization of the nerve and the anatomical structures around it. However, the location of these nerves in ultrasound images is a difficult task for the specialist due to the artifacts (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267069/upgrading-a-social-media-strategy-to-increase-twitter-engagement-during-the-spring-annual-meeting-of-the-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine
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Eric S Schwenk, Kellie M Jaremko, Rajnish K Gupta, Ankeet D Udani, Colin J L McCartney, Anne Snively, Edward R Mariano
Microblogs known as "tweets" are a rapid, effective method of information dissemination in health care. Although several medical specialties have described their Twitter conference experiences, Twitter-related data in the fields of anesthesiology and pain medicine are sparse. We therefore analyzed the Twitter content of 2 consecutive spring meetings of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine using publicly available online transcripts. We also examined the potential contribution of a targeted social media campaign on Twitter engagement during the conferences...
March 6, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227422/a-probabilistic-framework-based-on-slic-superpixel-and-gaussian-processes-for-segmenting-nerves-in-ultrasound-images
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Julian Gil Gonzalez, Mauricio A Alvarez, Alvaro A Orozco, Julian Gil Gonzalez, Mauricio A Alvarez, Alvaro A Orozco, Mauricio A Alvarez, Julian Gil Gonzalez, Alvaro A Orozco
We deal with an important problem in the field of anesthesiology known as automatic segmentation of nerve structures depicted in ultrasound images. This is important to aid the experts in anesthesiology, in order to carry out Peripheral Nerve Blocking (PNB). Ultrasound imaging has gained recent interest for performing PNB procedures since it offers a non-invasive visualization of the nerve and the anatomical structures around it. However, the location of these nerves in ultrasound images is a difficult task for the specialist due to the artifacts (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184270/randomized-comparison-of-popliteal-sciatic-perineural-catheter-tip-migration-and-dislocation-in-a-cadaver-model-using-two-catheter-designs
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Lauren Steffel, Steven K Howard, Lindsay Borg, Edward R Mariano, Jody C Leng, T Edward Kim
BACKGROUND: New catheter-over-needle (CON) technology for continuous peripheral nerve blockade has emerged, but its effect on the risk of perineural catheter tip dislocation is unknown. Less flexible catheters may be more likely to migrate away from the nerve with simulated patient movement. In the present study, we evaluated catheter tip migration between CON catheters and traditional catheter-through-needle (CTN) catheters during ultrasound-guided short-axis in-plane (SAX-IP) insertion...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144687/-trial-sequential-analysis-sample-size-calculation-for-reliable-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
S Weibel, P Kranke
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses have a great impact on medical decision-making. Random errors are, however, often the reason for misinterpretation of interventional effects in meta-analyses. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to introduce authors and readers of meta-analyses to the problem of random errors. The article presents trial sequential analysis (TSA) as a suitable and user-friendly method that adjusts for the risk of random errors in meta-analyses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The practical application of TSA is illustrated and exemplified using regional anesthesiology procedures versus conventional pain therapy with respect to the prevention of persistent postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery or thoracotomy...
February 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126454/ultrasound-guided-retroclavicular-approach-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-for-upper-extremity-emergency-procedures
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Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Arun Nagdev
The America Society of Anesthesiology guidelines recommend multimodal analgesia that combines regional anesthetic techniques with pharmacotherapy to improve peri-procedural pain management and reduce opioid related complications. Commonly performed emergency procedures of the upper extremity such as fracture and dislocation reduction, wound debridement, and abscess incision and drainage are ideal candidates for ultrasound-guided (USG) regional anesthesia of the brachial plexus. However, adoption of regional anesthesia by emergency practitioners has been limited by concerns for potential complications and perceived technical difficulty...
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079754/ultrasound-guided-needle-technique-accuracy-prospective-comparison-of-passive-magnetic-tracking-versus-unassisted-echogenic-needle-localization
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Angela N Johnson, Jeffery S Peiffer, Nahi Halmann, Luke Delaney, Cindy A Owen, Jeff Hersh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia facilitates an approach to sensitive targets such as nerve clusters without contact or inadvertent puncture. We compared accuracy of needle placement with a novel passive magnetic ultrasound needle guidance technology (NGT) versus conventional ultrasound (CU) with echogenic needles. METHODS: Sixteen anesthesiologists and 19 residents performed a series of 16 needle insertion tasks each, 8 using NGT (n = 280) and 8 using CU (n = 280), in high-fidelity porcine phantoms...
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994479/transsacrococcygeal-approach-to-ganglion-impar-radiofrequency-application-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-intractable-coccydynia
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Cemil Adas, Ugur Ozdemir, Huseyin Toman, Nurettin Luleci, Emel Luleci, Hilal Adas
OBJECTIVE: Coccydynia is defined as pain in the coccygeal region. Among the many causes of coccydynia, the most common cause is trauma as a result of falling on the buttocks, repetitive microtrauma, or childbirth. Several methods are currently used for the treatment of coccydynia, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, intrarectal manipulation, epidural injections, ganglion impar blocks, and radiofrequency treatment (RFT). Wemm and Saberski used the transacrococcygeal methods to reduce tissue trauma...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787571/-anesthesia-for-medical-students-a-brief-guide-to-practical-anesthesia-in-adults-with-a-web-based-video-illustration
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REVIEW
S Mathis, O Schlafer, J Abram, J Kreutziger, P Paal, V Wenzel
In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, anesthesiologists are the second largest group of physicians in hospitals, but this does not correspond to the amount of anesthesiology teaching that medical students receive in medical schools. Accordingly, the chances of medical students recognizing anesthesiology as a promising personal professional career are smaller than in other disciplines with large teaching components. Subsequent difficulties to recruit anesthesiology residents are likely, although many reasons support anesthesiology as a professional career...
December 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642344/an-evaluation-of-the-usefulness-of-extracorporeal-liver-support-techniques-in-patients-hospitalized-in-the-icu-for-severe-liver-dysfunction-secondary-to-alcoholic-liver-disease
#10
Mariusz Piechota, Anna Piechota
BACKGROUND: The mortality rate in patients with severe liver dysfunction secondary to alcoholic liver disease (ALD) who do not respond to the standard treatment is exceptionally high. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of applying extracorporeal liver support techniques to treat this group of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The data from 23 hospital admissions of 21 patients with ALD who were admitted to the department of anesthesiology and intensive therapy (A&IT) at the Dr Wł...
July 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595259/-the-radiologist-physician-in-major-trauma-evaluation
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REVIEW
Gaspar Alberto Motta-Ramírez
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the most common cause of death in young adults. A multidisciplinary trauma team consists of at least a surgical team, an anesthesiology team, radiologic team, and an emergency department team. OBJECTIVE: Recognize the integration of multidisciplinary medical team in managing the trauma patient and which must include the radiologist physician responsible for the institutional approach to the systematization of the trauma patient regarding any radiological and imaging study with emphasis on the FAST (del inglés, Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma)/USTA, Whole body computed tomography...
July 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547900/spring-2016-abstract-titles-asra-41st-annual-regional-anesthesiology-and-acute-pain-medicine-meeting-march-31-april-2-2016-new-orleans-la
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September 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485090/availability-and-readability-of-online-patient-education-materials-regarding-regional-anesthesia-techniques-for-perioperative-pain-management
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Gunjan Kumar, Steven K Howard, Alex Kou, T Edward Kim, Alexander J Butwick, Edward R Mariano
OBJECTIVE : Patient education materials (PEM) should be written at a sixth-grade reading level or lower. We evaluated the availability and readability of online PEM related to regional anesthesia and compared the readability and content of online PEM produced by fellowship and nonfellowship institutions. METHODS : With IRB exemption, we constructed a cohort of online regional anesthesia PEM by searching Websites from North American academic medical centers supporting a regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowships and used a standardized Internet search engine protocol to identify additional nonfellowship Websites with regional anesthesia PEM based on relevant keywords...
August 2, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461766/current-practice-of-acute-pain-management-in-children-a-national-follow-up-survey-in-germany
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Miriam I Emons, Frank Petzke, Ulrike M Stamer, Winfried Meißner, Regina Koschwitz, Joachim Erlenwein
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to summarize the current standard practices for acute pain management in children in Germany and the implementation of these procedures. The last survey on acute pain management in children was performed in 1999, highlighting the need for an up to date review. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to German departments of anesthesiology (n = 885), asking for structures and processes of acute pain management in children. Results were compared between hospitals with and without an acute pain service and with and without a pediatric department...
September 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365892/complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#15
Emily S Carr, Ashley De La Cerda, Katherine Fiala
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a neurologic disorder that often results in debilitating chronic pain, but the diagnosis may elude providers as it is one of exclusion. A history of trauma may be elucidated. We report a case of CRPS and review the clinical findings, appropriate workup, and treatment options for the patient. The patient we describe went through an extensive workup before receiving the correct diagnosis. Delay in diagnosis leads to prolonged suffering for the patient and, at times, unnecessary invasive debridement procedures...
July 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336874/laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-identifies-ischemic-areas-on-gastric-tube-reconstructions-following-esophagectomy
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Dan M J Milstein, Can Ince, Suzanne S Gisbertz, Kofi B Boateng, Bart F Geerts, Markus W Hollmann, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Denise P Veelo
Gastric tube reconstruction (GTR) is a high-risk surgical procedure with substantial perioperative morbidity. Compromised arterial blood supply and venous congestion are believed to be the main etiologic factors associated with early and late anastomotic complications. Identifying low blood perfusion areas may provide information on the risks of future anastomotic leakage and could be essential for improving surgical techniques. The aim of this study was to generate a method for gastric microvascular perfusion analysis using laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) and to test the hypothesis that LSCI is able to identify ischemic regions on GTRs...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220647/supportive-care-services-in-hemato-oncology-centers-a-national-survey
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Andrea Costanzi, Fabrizio David, Patrizia Villari, Maurizio Musso, Paolo Marchetti, Alessandra Casuccio
BACKGROUND: In the field of hemato-oncology, there is paucity of data assessing models of integration between hemato-oncology and other partner specialties. The aim of this national survey was to gather information about the status of the integration of this kind of activity in hemato-oncologic units existing in Italy. METHODS: A national telephone survey was conducted to gather information about the status of the integration of hemato-oncologic and supportive care/anesthesiological services...
October 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27212746/effect-of-intrathecal-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-with-small-dose-clonidine-versus-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-alone-in-lower-abdominal-surgeries-a-comparative-study
#18
Amit Tyagi, Shivani Rastogi, Manoj Tripathi, Rajlaxmi Bhandari, Prateek Singh Bais, Mahendra Singh
CONTEXT: The continued success of regional anesthetic techniques can be credited due to improved local anesthetic drugs, with lower toxicities and longer duration of action, but still many efforts are being done to increase the duration of the block and postoperative analgesia. Therefore, use of adjuvant drugs for anesthesia is intended to prolong analgesia and preventing deleterious clinical effects of local anesthetics. AIMS: The present study is designed to evaluate effects of intrathecal hyperbaric bupivacaine versus hyperbaric bupivacaine with low dose clonidine on the onset and level of sensory and motor block, the intensity of motor blockade, and time of analgesia required in the postoperative period...
May 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27158297/cme-article-perceptions-of-acupuncture-and-acupressure-by-anesthesia-providers-a-quantitative-descriptive-study
#19
Amanda C Faircloth, Arkadiy Dubovoy, Chuck Biddle, Diane Dodd-McCue, John F Butterworth
Background: Randomized controlled trials show that acupuncture and acupressure support anesthesia management by decreasing anxiety, opioid requirements, and treating post-operative nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture and acupressure have demonstrated clinical usefulness but have not yet diffused into mainstream anesthesia practice. To determine why, this study assessed U.S. anesthesia provider's perceptions of acupuncture and acupressure. Methods: After institutional review board approval, 96 anesthesiology departments stratified by geographic region (Northeast, South, West, and Midwest) and institution type (university medical centers, community hospitals, children's hospitals, and veterans affairs hospitals) were selected for participation in an anonymous, pretested, online survey...
April 1, 2016: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122974/canadian-recommendations-for-the-management-of-breakthrough-cancer-pain
#20
P Daeninck, B Gagnon, R Gallagher, J D Henderson, Y Shir, C Zimmermann, B Lapointe
Breakthrough cancer pain (btcp) represents an important element in the spectrum of cancer pain management. Because most btcp episodes peak in intensity within a few minutes, speed of medication onset is crucial for proper control. In Canada, several current provincial guidelines for the management of cancer pain include a brief discussion about the treatment of btcp; however, there are no uniform national recommendations for the management of btcp. That lack, accompanied by unequal access to pain medication across the country, contributes to both regional and provincial variability in the management of btcp...
April 2016: Current Oncology
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