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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672872/neuromuscular-ultrasound-of-the-brachial-plexus-a-standardized-approach
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REVIEW
Vanessa Baute, Jeffrey A Strakowski, Jon W Reynolds, Kristopher R Karvelas, Paul Ehlers, Kevin J Brenzy, Zhongyu J Li, Michael S Cartwright
Reliable assessment of brachial plexus disorders can be challenging due to the complexity of the anatomy and variation of potential pathology. Electrodiagnostic testing can be both uncomfortable for the patient and inconclusive. Ultrasound can serve as a complement to clinical assessment, electrodiagnostic testing, and other imaging modalities. This paper describes a systematic approach for performing neuromuscular ultrasound for suspected pathology in the brachial plexus. The literature regarding techniques for brachial plexus ultrasound was reviewed...
April 19, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628840/lumbar-epidural-depth-using-transverse-ultrasound-scan-and-its-correlation-with-loss-of-resistance-technique-a-prospective-observational-study-in-indian-population
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Amit Kumar Chauhan, Rohan Bhatia, Sanjay Agrawal
Background and Objectives: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the skin-epidural space distance as assessed by ultrasonography and conventional loss of resistance (LOR) technique and to find the correlation of epidural depth with body mass index (BMI). Methods: Ninety-eight patients of either sex, American Society of Anesthesiology I/II, BMI <30 kg/m2 requiring lumbar epidural for surgery were enrolled. The epidural space was assessed with a curvilinear ultrasound (US) probe, 2-5 MHz, in the transverse plane at L3-L4 intervertebral space...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594120/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-continuous-peripheral-nerve-block-in-postoperative-analgesia-of-pediatric-patients
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REVIEW
Dušica Simić, Marija Stević, Zorana Stanković, Irena Simić, Siniša Dučić, Ivana Petrov, Miodrag Milenović
Postoperative analgesia is imperative in the youngest patients. Pain, especially if experienced during childhood, has numerous adverse effects-from psychological, through complications of the underlying disease (prolonged treatment, hospital stay, and increased costs of the treatment) to an increase in the incidence of death due to the onset of the systemic inflammatory response. Peripheral blocks provide analgesia for 12-16 h, and are safer due to rare side effects that are easier to treat. The continuous peripheral block (CPNB) has been increasingly used in recent years for complete and prolonged analgesia of pediatric patients, as well as a part of multidisciplinary treatment of complex regional pain syndrome...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578350/severe-cardiorespiratory-complications-derived-from-propofol-sedation-monitored-by-an-endoscopist
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Sergio Maestro Antolín, Bruno Antonio Moreira Da Silva, Fernando Santos Santamarta, Arantza Germade, Laura Pérez Citores, Ana Santamaría, Rocío Bonoso Criado, Rosa Eva Madrigal, Esther Saracibar, Javier Barcenilla Laguna, Francisco Igea Arisqueta, Antonio Germán Pérez-Millán
INTRODUCTION: deep sedation with propofol monitored by an endoscopist in different endoscopy units is a controversial subject and the source of conflicts of interest between the various scientific societies of Anesthesiology and Gastroenterology. Many studies have already demonstrated the efficacy, efficiency and low incidence of complications associated with sedation when under the control of a trained endoscopist vs an anesthesiologist. MATERIAL AND METHODS: the rate of severe cardiorespiratory complications during various endoscopic examinations (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP] and endoscopic ultrasound [EUS]) where sedation was controlled by an endoscopist within our unit, from 2011 to 2016, was reviewed...
April 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512305/financial-impact-and-effect-on-the-outcome-of-preoperative-tests-for-at-risk-older-hip-fracture-patients
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Ely L Steinberg, Yaniv Warschawski, Jacob Elis, Dani Rotman, Gil Rachevsky, Shai Factor, Moshe Salai, Tomer Ben-Tov
AIM: Older patients with proximal femoral fractures often undergo preoperative tests due to coexisting morbidities. Our aim was to evaluate these tests and their impact on patient outcome and medical expenses. METHODS: This retrospective study includes data on head computed tomography, carotid ultrasound, echocardiography and pulmonary functional tests calculated according to the type of surgery (osteosynthesis or hip arthroplasty) carried out on 2798 patients. Time-to-surgery, test repeated postoperatively, American Society of Anesthesiology Physical Status score, additional procedures, hospitalization time, 30-day mortality and associated medical expenses were evaluated...
March 7, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445882/procedure-rates-performed-by-emergency-medicine-residents-a-retrospective-review
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Joshua T Bucher, Christopher Bryczkowski, Grant Wei, Renee L Riggs, Anoop Kotwal, Brian Sumner, Jonathan V McCoy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to investigate rates of individual procedures performed by residents in our emergency medicine (EM) residency program. Different programs expose residents to different training environments. Our hypothesis is that ultrasound examinations are the most commonly performed procedure in our residency. METHODS: The study took place in an academic level I trauma center with multiple residency and fellowship programs including surgery, surgical critical care, trauma, medicine, pulmonary/critical care, anesthesiology and others...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352416/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-pediatric-anesthesiology-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Erik Su, Nicholas Dalesio, Aliaksei Pustavoitau
Ultrasound has increasingly become a clinical asset in the hands of the anesthesiologist and intensivist who cares for children. Though many applications for ultrasound parallel adult modalities, children as always are not simply small adults and benefit from the application of ultrasound to their management in various ways. Body composition and size are important factors that affect ultrasound performance in the child, as are the pathologies that may uniquely afflict children and aspects of procedures unique to this patient population...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327135/acquiring-and-maintaining-point-of-care-ultrasound-pocus-competence-for-anesthesiologists
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REVIEW
T Jared McCormick, Elizabeth Clarke Miller, Robert Chen, Viren N Naik
PURPOSE: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) involves the bedside use of ultrasound to answer specific diagnostic questions and to assess real-time physiologic responses to treatment. Although POCUS has become a well-established resource for emergency and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists are still working to obtain POCUS skills and to incorporate them into routine practice. This review defines the benefits of POCUS to anesthesia practice, identifies challenges to establishing POCUS in routine anesthesia care, and offers solutions to help guide its incorporation going forward...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301653/successful-emergency-pain-control-for-posterior-rib-fractures-with-ultrasound-guided-erector-spinae-plane-block
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Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Brittany Dixon, Eben Clattenburg, Arun Nagdev
The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Trauma Anesthesiology Society Guidelines recommend prompt and effective multimodal analgesia for rib fractures that combines regional anesthesia (RA) techniques with pharmacotherapy to treat pain, optimize pulmonary function, and reduce opioid related complications. However, RA techniques such as epidurals and paravertebral blocks, are generally underutilized or unavailable for emergency department (ED) patients. The recently described serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) is a promising technique, but failures with posterior rib fractures have been observed...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284852/a-comparative-study-of-postoperative-analgesia-provided-by-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-using-two-concentrations-of-bupivacaine-in-patients-undergoing-inguinal-hernia-repair
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Rajesh Prabhu, Dewan Roshan Singh, N Krishnaveni
Background: Pain after open inguinal hernia surgery can be moderate to severe and is known to prolong hospital stay and delay return to normal daily activities. Settings: A randomized controlled trial conducted in the Department of Anesthesiology in a tertiary care hospital. Aims and Objectives: To compare the efficacy of postoperative analgesia provided by equal volumes of 0.125% and 0.25% bupivacaine administered in an ultrasound (US)-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204875/focused-assessment-with-sonography-in-trauma-a-review-of-concepts-and-considerations-for-anesthesiology
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Jacob Pace, Robert Arntfield
The use of point-of-care ultrasound in trauma provides diagnostic clarity and routinely influences management. A scanning protocol known as the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) has been widely adopted by trauma providers of all specialties. The FAST exam addresses a broad array of pathologic conditions capable of causing instability, including hemoperitoneum, hemopericardium, hemothorax, and pneumothorax. The exam is an integral component to the primary assessment of injured patients and an iconic application of point-of-care ultrasound...
December 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200069/visualization-improves-supraclavicular-access-to-the-subclavian-vein-in-a-mixed-reality-simulator
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Joshua Warren Sappenfield, William Brit Smith, Lou Ann Cooper, David Lizdas, Drew B Gonsalves, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Samsun Lampotang, Albert R Robinson
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether visual augmentation (3D, real-time, color visualization) of a procedural simulator improved performance during training in the supraclavicular approach to the subclavian vein, not as widely known or used as its infraclavicular counterpart. METHODS: To train anesthesiology residents to access a central vein, a mixed reality simulator with emulated ultrasound imaging was created using an anatomically authentic, 3D-printed, physical mannequin based on a computed tomographic scan of an actual human...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184439/ultrasound-guided-rectus-sheath-block-caudal-analgesia-or-surgical-site-infiltration-for-pediatric-umbilical-herniorrhaphy-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-comparison-of-three-regional-anesthetic-techniques
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Lance M Relland, Joseph D Tobias, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Ralph J Beltran, Christopher McKee, Tarun Bhalla
Background: Umbilical hernia repair is a common pediatric surgical procedure. While opioid analgesics are a feasible option and have long been a mainstay in the pharmacological intervention for pain, the effort to improve care and limit opioid-related adverse effects has led to the use of alternative techniques, including regional anesthesia. The current study prospectively compares the analgesic efficacy of three techniques, including caudal epidural blockade, peripheral nerve blockade, and local wound infiltration, in a double-blinded study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046933/-regional-anesthesia-are-the-standards-changing
#14
REVIEW
T Volk, C Kubulus
Regional anesthesia has undergone many changes over the years and the increasing use of ultrasound has certainly played an important role in this. Apart from individual case reports in the literature of very different blocking options, some new procedures seem to have become established and can be broadly applied. Among these are blockades, by which ultrasound-guided injection of local anesthetics is carried out in fascial or muscular layers rather than around target nerves (e.g. cervical plexus blocks and truncal blocks)...
December 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016368/perioperative-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-ambulatory-anesthesia-thinking-beyond-nerve-blocks
#15
Ranjit Deshpande, Davinder Ramsingh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ultrasound has become readily available in the perioperative area. In this review, we aim to bring forth some uses of ultrasound beyond that in regional anesthesia. RECENT FINDINGS: Critical care and emergency physicians have embraced ultrasound in their respective fields. We as anesthesiologists and practitioners of acute care medicine are not immune to this penetration. There is been a lot of recent literature on the various uses of perioperative point of care ultrasound...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975073/usefulness-of-ultrasound-view-of-larynx-in-pre-anesthetic-airway-assessment-a-comparison-with-cormack-lehane-classification-during-direct-laryngoscopy
#16
Sussan Soltani Mohammadi, Alireza Saliminia, Nasim Nejatifard, Roxana Azma
BACKGROUND: One of the main challenges in anesthesiology is difficult intubation. There are many anatomical parameters for evaluating the feasibility of tracheal intubation; one that can reliably predict a difficult intubation is the Cormack-Lehane classification obtained during direct laryngoscopy. This is an invasive procedure that cannot be performed in an awake patient or for pre-anesthetic airway assessments in patients with no prior history of tracheal intubation. Recently, ultrasound has been successfully used for several airway-related applications...
December 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967732/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-under-conscious-sedation-with-meperidine-and-midazolam
#17
Lorenzo Agostini, Nicola Facciolongo, Mirco Lusuardi, Eleonora Casalini, Carla Galeone, Luciano Lasagni, Luigi Zucchi
Endobronchial Ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is usually performed under general anesthesia or deep sedation with drugs such as Propofol that, at least in Italy, can be administered only by an anesthesiologist. Aim of the study was to assess conscious sedation feasibility, safety and tolerability using Meperidine and Midazolam as administered by Pulmonologist and relevant impact on the efficiency of the sampling procedures.All patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA from February 2013 to July 2014 were examined retrospectively...
July 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937424/a-case-report-of-incidental-hepatic-cysts-found-on-ultrasound-imaging-implications-for-the-anesthesiologist
#18
Aysha Hasan, Walid Alrayashi, David Waisel, Karen Boretsky
Point-of-care ultrasound imaging is increasingly used by anesthesiologists to facilitate rapid clinical diagnosis and treatment in the perioperative period. With its growing popularity, inevitably, unfamiliar structures will be observed. We present a case of cystic liver lesions in a healthy model during a point-of-care workshop. We address the clinical, ethical, and legal implications of incidental findings in anesthesiology. We offer recommendations and an algorithmic approach to these occurrences.
September 20, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934784/sonographic-guidance-for-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-blocks-single-vs-double-injection-cluster-approach
#19
Jung Ju Choi, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Wol Seon Jung, Seung Hyun Chung, Mi Geum Lee
BACKGROUND: The cluster approach for supraclavicular brachial plexus block (SC-BPB) can be easily performed but may result in asymmetric local anesthetic (LA) spread. The authors hypothesized that the use of a cluster approach in each of the 2 planes would achieve better 3-dimensional LA distribution than the traditional single cluster approach. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to compare a double injection (DI) in 2 planes (one injection in each plane) with the traditional single injection (SI) cluster approach for ultrasound-guided SC-BPB...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928549/efficacy-of-tramadol-or-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-to-levobupivacaine-in-ultrasound-guided-supraclavicular-plexus-block-for-upper-limb-surgery-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-study
#20
S Aravind Raj, Dewan Roshan Singh, S Antony John Charles, N Krishnaveni
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of tramadol or dexamethasone as an adjuvant to levobupivacaine in ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block in terms of onset time of complete sensory and motor blockade, duration of motor blockade, duration of analgesia, and any complication. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a randomized controlled trial conducted in the Department of Anesthesiology, a tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients of the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status Class I and II who were posted for upper limb surgeries were recruited...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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