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Paravertebral analgesia

Ashutosh Sahu, Rajnish Kumar, Mumtaz Hussain, Ajit Gupta, K H Raghwendra
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthesia using paravertebral block has been suggested as an ideal adjunct to general anesthesia for modified radical mastectomy. Paravertebral block is an effective management of peri-operative pain for Modified radical mastectomy, however, there are no established guidelines regarding what is the most suitable strategy when varying drugs and dosages between different groups. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of paravertebral block comparing the most frequently employed drugs in this procedure (bupivacaine vs ropivacaine)...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Juan P Cata, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Vicente Valero, Walter Black, Daliah M Black, Farzin Goravanchi, Ifey C Ifeanyi, Mike Hernandez, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Vijaya Gottumukkala
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The impact of regional anesthesia on breast cancer recurrence is controversial. We tested the hypothesis that the use of paravertebral block (PVB) analgesia during breast cancer surgery prolongs the recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) of women with breast cancer. METHODS: Seven hundred ninety-two women with nonmetastatic breast cancer were included in this retrospective study. Patients were divided based on the administration of PVB analgesia for mastectomy surgeries...
September 28, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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
Hideaki Kojima, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Yoshiyuki Yasuura, Reiko Shimizu, Hiroyuki Kayata, Shoji Takahashi, Eiji Ando, Yasuhisa Ohde
We retrospectively assessed the effectiveness and the safety of thoracic paravertebral block(PVB) in patients ineligible for epidural block (EP). Eleven PVB patients and 33 EP patients were enrolled. Postoperative pain was evaluated using a numerical rating scale (NRS). The mean NRS ± standard deviation at rest 24 and 48 hours after surgery were 1.36 ± 1.63 and 0.55 ± 1.03 in the PVB group and 1.07 ± 1.47 and 1.38 ± 1.31 in the EP group, respectively. There were no statistically significant differences in the NRS scores...
September 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Rajesh Kasimahanti, Suman Arora, Nidhi Bhatia, Gurpreet Singh
OBJECTIVES: Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) for breast surgery reduces acute and chronic postoperative pain. Using ultrasound for administering the block makes it easier, with its administration at multiple levels decreasing the number of unblocked segments. We conducted this study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of single- vs double-level ultrasound-guided TPVB in patients undergoing total mastectomy with axillary clearance under general anesthesia. DESIGN: This is a prospective, randomized study...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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
K El-Boghdadly, C Madjdpour, K J Chin
Thoracic paravertebral blocks (TPVBs) have an extensive evidence base as part of a multimodal analgesic strategy for thoracic and breast surgery and have gained popularity with the advent of ultrasound guidance. However, this role is poorly defined in the context of abdominal surgery. We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, to clarify the impact of TPVB on perioperative analgesic outcomes in adult abdominal surgery. We identified 20 published trials involving a total of 1044 patients that met inclusion criteria; however there was significant heterogeneity in terms of type of surgery, TPVB technique, comparator groups and study quality...
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
Takeshi Murouchi, Michiaki Yamakage
PURPOSE: Retrolaminar block (RLB) is a thoracic truncal block that can produce analgesia for the thoracic and abdominal wall. However, the characteristics of RLB are not well known. The aim of this study was to determine analgesic efficacy by measuring postoperative consume of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), additional nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) rescue, and opioid rescue. Our secondary analysis included assessment of the chronological change in arterial levobupivacaine concentrations after the block...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Sunil Kumar Sinha, Yudhyavir Brahmchari, Manpreet Kaur, Aruna Jain
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Unilateral paravertebral block (PVB) as a sole anaesthetic technique is underutilised even in experienced hands. Hence, this study was undertaken regarding the efficacy and safety of PVB and compared with subarachnoid block (SAB) for inguinal hernia repair procedures. METHODS: Sixty-three consenting adult male patients scheduled for unilateral inguinal hernia repair were randomly assigned to receive either PVB or SAB (Group P: PVBs at T10-L2 levels, 5 mL of 0...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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
T Anthony Anderson, Jeon Woong Kang, Tatyana Gubin, Ramachandra R Dasari, Peter T C So
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial anesthesia and epidural steroid injection techniques require precise anatomical targeting to ensure successful and safe analgesia. Previous studies suggest that only some of the tissues encountered during these procedures can be identified by spectroscopic methods, and no previous study has investigated the use of Raman, diffuse reflectance, and fluorescence spectroscopies. The authors hypothesized that real-time needle-tip spectroscopy may aid epidural needle placement and tested the ability of spectroscopy to distinguish each of the tissues in the path of neuraxial needles...
October 2016: Anesthesiology
Kenta Okitsu, Takeshi Iritakenishi, Sho Carl Shibata, Keitaro Domae, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa, Yuji Fujino
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is increasingly being used as a bridging therapy to heart transplantation. Infection is a major complication in patients with implanted LVADs, and it is associated with short- and long-term mortality. Surgical management for infection control is sometimes necessary; however, providing pain management during the surgical procedures is challenging. Anesthesiologists may be able to contribute to better pain management during surgical interventions to treat LVAD infections...
July 26, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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
Yong Liu, Xiao Yu, Xingxing Sun, Qing Ling, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu, Ailin Luo, Yuke Tian, Wei Mei
BACKGROUND: Paravertebral block is often used to provide postoperative analgesia after renal surgery. In this case-series report, we present our experience with 3 patients in whom percutaneous nephrolithotomy was performed successfully under ultrasound-guided 3-segment lumbar-thoracic paravertebral block. CASE SUMMARY: Three patients were scheduled for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. All 3 patients were high-risk cases for both general and neuraxial anesthesia. After due deliberation and with the consent of patient and his family, ultrasound-guided paravertebral block was performed...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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