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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277325/the-pathway-of-injectate-spread-with-the-transmuscular-quadratus-lumborum-block-a-cadaver-study
#1
Mette Dam, Bernhard Moriggl, Christian K Hansen, Romed Hoermann, Thomas F Bendtsen, Jens Børglum
BACKGROUND: The spread of injectate resulting from a transmuscular quadratus lumborum (TQL) block and a transverse oblique paramedian (TOP) TQL block has never been examined. The aim of this cadaveric study was to investigate by which pathway the injectate spreads cephalad into the thoracic paravertebral space and which nerves were dyed by the injectate cephalad and caudad to the diaphragm when performing a TQL and a TOP TQL block. We also aimed to investigate whether the thoracic and lumbar sympathetic trunks as well as the lumbar plexus were covered by the injectate...
March 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154824/ultrasound-guided-quadratus-lumborum-block-an-updated-review-of-anatomy-and-techniques
#2
REVIEW
Hironobu Ueshima, Hiroshi Otake, Jui-An Lin
Purpose of Review. Since the original publication on the quadratus lumborum (QL) block, the technique has evolved significantly during the last decade. This review highlights recent advances in various approaches for administering the QL block and proposes directions for future research. Recent Findings. The QL block findings continue to become clearer. We now understand that the QL block has several approach methods (anterior, lateral, posterior, and intramuscular) and the spread of local anesthetic varies with each approach...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098413/dermatomal-spread-following-posterior-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-pediatric-patients-our-initial-experience
#3
Maria A Hernandez, Tricia Vecchione, Karen Boretsky
INTRODUCTION: Several techniques for the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block have been described. The extent of sensory changes using an ultrasound-guided posterior TAP block (pTAP) remains unclear in pediatric patients. The primary aim of this study was to report the extent of sensory changes achieved with pTAP; specifically the highest thoracic dermatome anesthetized. Secondary outcomes were pain scores (PS), opioid consumption, and complications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients less than 21 years of age undergoing abdominal surgery with a unilateral or bilateral pTAP(s) for postoperative analgesia...
January 18, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036319/quadratus-lumborum-block-as-an-alternative-to-lumbar-plexus-block-for-hip-surgery-a-report-of-2-cases
#4
Luca La Colla, Bruce Ben-David, Rita Merman
Quadratus lumborum (QL) block was first described several years ago, but few articles have been published regarding this technique, for the most part case series involving abdominal surgery. We report 2 cases of prolonged, extensive block of thoracic and lumbar dermatomes after QL block in patients undergoing different hip surgery procedures for whom QL block was used in place of lumbar plexus block. Further prospective studies comparing these 2 techniques are necessary to better characterize the role of QL block in hip surgery...
January 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017162/quadratus-lumborum-block-in-chronic-pain-after-abdominal-hernia-repair-case-report
#5
Rita Carvalho, Elena Segura, Maria do Céu Loureiro, José Pedro Assunção
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The quadratus lumborum blockade was described by R. Blanco in its two approaches (I and II). The local anesthetic deposition in this location can provide blockade to T6-L1 dermatomes. We performed this fascia blockade guided by ultrasound for treating a chronic neuropathic pain in the abdominal wall. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 61 years old, 83kg, with a history of thrombocytopenia due to alcoholic cirrhosis, among others; had chronic pain in the abdominal wall after multiple abdominal hernia repairs in the last year and a half, with poor response to treatment with neuromodulators and opioids...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997498/quadratus-lumborum-block-conundrums-and-questions
#6
LETTER
Luca La Colla, Bruce Ben-David
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997495/single-shot-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-after-minimally-invasive-hip-arthroplasty-a-new-alternative-to-continuous-lumbar-plexus-block
#7
Luca La Colla, Anna Uskova, Bruce Ben-David
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939905/quadratus-lumborum-block-intramuscular-approach-for-pediatric-surgery
#8
Takeshi Murouchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891579/unexpected-motor-weakness-following-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-gynaecological-laparoscopy
#9
M Wikner
Quadratus lumborum block has recently been described as an effective and long-lasting analgesic strategy for various abdominal operations, including gynaecological laparoscopy. Despite evidence that the analgesic effect is mediated by indirect paravertebral block and that local anaesthetic spreads to the lumbar paravertebral space, there have been no reports to date of lower limb motor weakness. We present a patient with unilateral hip flexion and knee extension weakness leading to unplanned overnight admission following lateral quadratus lumborum block with 20 ml levobupivacaine 0...
November 28, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761032/ultrasound-guided-truncal-blocks-a-new-frontier-in-regional-anaesthesia
#10
REVIEW
Arunangshu Chakraborty, Rakhi Khemka, Taniya Datta
The practice of regional anaesthesia is rapidly changing with the introduction of ultrasound into the working domain of the anaesthesiologist. New techniques are being pioneered. Among the recent techniques, notable are the truncal blocks, for example, the transversus abdominis plane block, rectus sheath block, hernia block and quadratus lumborum block in the abdomen and the pectoral nerves (Pecs) block 1 and 2, serratus anterior plane block and intercostal nerve block. This narrative review covers the brief anatomical discourse along with technical description of the ultrasound-guided truncal blocks...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755488/quadratus-lumborum-block-versus-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-postoperative-pain-after-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Rafael Blanco, Tarek Ansari, Waleed Riad, Nanda Shetty
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Effective postoperative analgesia after cesarean delivery enhances early recovery, ambulation, and breastfeeding. In a previous study, we established the effectiveness of the quadratus lumborum block in providing pain relief after cesarean delivery compared with patient-controlled analgesia (morphine). In the current study, we hypothesized that this method would be equal to or better than the transversus abdominis plane block with regard to pain relief and its duration of action after cesarean delivery...
November 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749354/continuous-peripheral-nerve-blocks-an-update-of-the-published-evidence-and-comparison-with-novel-alternative-analgesic-modalities
#12
Brian M Ilfeld
A continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) consists of a percutaneously inserted catheter with its tip adjacent to a target nerve/plexus through which local anesthetic may be administered, providing a prolonged block that may be titrated to the desired effect. In the decades after its first report in 1946, a plethora of data relating to CPNB was published, much of which was examined in a 2011 Anesthesia & Analgesia article. The current update is an evidence-based review of the CPNB literature published in the interim...
January 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730633/a-radiologic-and-anatomic-assessment-of-injectate-spread-following-transmuscular-quadratus-lumborum-block-in-cadavers
#13
S D Adhikary, K El-Boghdadly, Z Nasralah, N Sarwani, A M Nixon, K J Chin
We performed bilateral transmuscular quadratus lumborum blocks in six cadavers using iodinated contrast and methylene blue. Computed tomography imaging was performed in four cadavers and anatomical dissection was completed in five. This demonstrated spread to the lumbar paravertebral space in 63% of specimens, laterally to the transversus abdominis muscle in 50% and caudally to the anterior superior iliac spine in 63% of specimens. There was no radiographic evidence of spread to the thoracic paravertebral space...
January 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687315/-type-ii-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-a-sub-total-gastrectomy-in-a-septic-patient
#14
José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Hugo Reis, Liliana Almeida, José Carlos Sampaio, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Quadratus Lumborum block was recently described and has already shown good results as an analgesic technique in abdominal surgeries, having the potential to significantly reduce opioids consumption and be a valid alternative to epidural catheter. We performed a type II Quadratus Lumborum block for analgesia in a septic patient having a sub-total gastrectomy. CASE REPORT: An 80 year-old, ASA III, male patient, weighting 50kg, with a history of arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, diagnosed with sepsis due to purulent peritonitis was submitted to an open laparotomy...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583851/quadratus-lumborum-block-for-femoral-femoral-bypass-graft-placement-a-case-report
#15
Kunitaro Watanabe, Shingo Mitsuda, Joho Tokumine, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Kumi Moriyama, Tomoko Yorozu
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis has a complex etiology that leads to arterial obstruction and often results in inadequate perfusion of the distal limbs. Patients with atherosclerosis can have severe complications of this condition, with widespread systemic manifestations, and the operations undertaken are often challenging for anesthesiologists. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old woman with chronic heart failure and respiratory dysfunction presented with bilateral gangrene of the distal lower extremities with obstruction of the left common iliac artery due to atherosclerosis...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543534/a-cadaver-study-comparing-spread-of-dye-and-nerve-involvement-after-three-different-quadratus-lumborum-blocks
#16
L Carline, G A McLeod, C Lamb
BACKGROUND: Posterior variants of abdominal wall block include the quadratus lumborum type I, quadratus lumborum type II and quadratus lumborum transmuscular blocks. Our objectives were to compare the spread of injectate and nerve involvement, after conducting blocks using ultrasound guidance in soft embalmed cadavers. METHODS: After randomization, an experienced anaesthetist conducted three quadratus lumborum 1, three quadratus lumborum 2 and four transmuscular blocks on the left or right sides of five cadavers...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513972/continuous-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-postoperative-pain-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-case-report
#17
Margaret M Hockett, Sheena Hembrador, Alex Lee
A 69-year-old man with a history of chronic pain and opioid use presented for total hip arthroplasty. In the interests of ensuring early mobilization and pain control, we chose a continuous quadratus lumborum block technique, a novel ultrasound-guided block that has not yet been described for total hip arthroplasty, hypothesizing that it would be motor-sparing. While the perineural catheter was infused, the patient required no IV opioids. He was able to ambulate on the first postoperative day, reporting pain scores between 0 and 3/10...
September 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429253/abdominal-wall-blocks-in-adults
#18
Jens Børglum, Ismail Gögenür, Thomas F Bendtsen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Abdominal wall blocks in adults have evolved much during the last decade; that is, particularly with the introduction of ultrasound-guided (USG) blocks. This review highlights recent advances of block techniques within this field and proposes directions for future research. RECENT FINDINGS: Ultrasound guidance is now considered the golden standard for abdominal wall blocks in adults, even though some landmark-based blocks are still being investigated...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315184/quadratus-lumborum-block-nomenclature-and-anatomical-considerations
#19
COMMENT
Kariem El-Boghdadly, Hesham Elsharkawy, Anthony Short, Ki Jinn Chin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156349/truncal-blocks-for-perioperative-pain-management-a-review-of-the-literature-and-evolving-techniques
#20
REVIEW
Ramon Go, Yolanda Y Huang, Paul D Weyker, Christopher Aj Webb
As the American healthcare system continues to evolve and reimbursement becomes tied to value-based incentive programs, perioperative pain management will become increasingly important. Regional anesthetic techniques are only one component of a successful multimodal pain regimen. In recent years, the use of peripheral and paraneuraxial blocks to provide chest wall and abdominal analgesia has gained popularity. When used within a multimodal regimen, truncal blocks may provide similar analgesia when compared with other regional anesthetic techniques...
October 2016: Pain Management
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