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Bupivacaine toxicity

Arvind Kumar, Ritesh Kumar, Vinod Kumar Verma, Chandrakant Prasad, Rajesh Kumar, Shashi Kant, Gunjan Kumar, Neha Singh, Rupam Kumari
INTRODUCTION: Opioids are widely used in conjunction with local anesthetics as they permit the use of lower dose of local anesthetics while providing adequate anesthesia and analgesia. It both provides adequate anesthesia as well as lower drug toxicity neuraxial administration of opioids in conjunction with local anesthetics improves the quality of intraoperative analgesia and prolongs the duration of postoperative analgesia. Bupivacaine is the most commonly used drug for subarachnoid block due to its lesser side effects...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Hyunhoo Cho, Seong Ho Ok, Seong Chun Kwon, Soo Hee Lee, Jiseok Baik, Sebin Kang, Jiah Oh, Ju-Tae Sohn
BACKGROUND: The goal of this in vitro study was to investigate the effect of lipid emulsion on vasodilation caused by toxic doses of bupivacaine and mepivacaine during contraction induced by a protein kinase C (PKC) activator, phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate (PDBu), in an isolated endothelium-denuded rat aorta. METHODS: The effects of lipid emulsion on the dose-response curves induced by bupivacaine or mepivacaine in an isolated aorta precontracted with PDBu were assessed...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Pain
Ying-Dong Lian, Zong-Xiang Chen, Kang-Ru Zhu, Shu-Yin Sun, Li-Ping Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The increase in the prevalence of obesity presents a significant health and economic problem. Obesity has been reported to be a major contributor to variety of chronic diseases. Childhood obesity has been rising over the past decades leading to various complications in health. Millions of infants and children undergo surgery every year on various health grounds. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the effect of spinal anesthesia of equipotent doses of ropivacaine and bupivacaine on over-weight neonatal rats...
September 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Sophie Gosselin, Lotte C G Hoegberg, Robert S Hoffman, Andis Graudins, Christine M Stork, Simon H L Thomas, Samuel J Stellpflug, Bryan D Hayes, Michael Levine, Martin Morris, Andrea Nesbitt-Miller, Alexis F Turgeon, Benoit Bailey, Diane P Calello, Ryan Chuang, Theodore C Bania, Bruno Mégarbane, Ashish Bhalla, Valéry Lavergne
BACKGROUND: Although intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) was first used to treat life-threatening local anesthetic (LA) toxicity, its use has expanded to include both non-local anesthetic (non-LA) poisoning and less severe manifestations of toxicity. A collaborative workgroup appraised the literature and provides evidence-based recommendations for the use of ILE in poisoning. METHODS: Following a systematic review of the literature, data were summarized in four publications: LA and non-LA poisoning efficacy, adverse effects, and analytical interferences...
September 8, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Stine Mogensen, Eva Sverrisdóttir, Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir, Charlotte Treldal, Kenneth Jensen, Anders Bonde Jensen, Claus Andrup Kristensen, Jette Jacobsen, Mads Kreilgaard, Janne Petersen, Ove Andersen
The aim was to investigate systemic exposure after administration of a novel bupivacaine lozenge in healthy individuals with normal mucosa and in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients with oral mucositis. A lozenge containing 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg and 50mg bupivacaine, respectively, was administered as single dose to 10 healthy invididuals and lozenge containing 25 mg bupivacaine was administered as single dose to 10 HNC patients with oral mucositis and as multiple doses to 5 HNC patients. Blood samples were collected for 6 hr from the healthy individuals and 3 hr from the HNC patients, respectively, after administration...
July 19, 2016: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Jeffrey Gadsden, William J Long
BACKGROUND: Liposome bupivacaine is a prolonged-release bupivacaine formulation indicated for single-dose administration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia. METHODS: An overview of time to onset of analgesia observed with liposome bupivacaine in human studies is provided, as well as a summary of data from pharmacokinetic studies including those that assessed pharmacokinetics after separate versus coadministration of liposome bupivacaine and bupivacaine HCl...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Siavash Beiranvand, Ali Eatemadi, Arash Karimi
Lipid nanoparticles (liposomes) were first described in 1965, and several work have led to development of important technical advances like triggered release liposomes and drug-loaded liposomes. These advances have led to numerous clinical trials in such diverse areas such as the delivery of anti-cancer, antifungal, and antibiotic drugs; the delivery of gene medicines; and most importantly the delivery of anesthesia drugs. Quite a number of liposomes are on the market, and many more are still in developmental stage...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
Richard N Yu, Constance S Houck, Alfonso Casta, Richard H Blum
Dorsal penile nerve block is a widely used method of analgesia for infants undergoing penile surgery. Because of its potency, extended duration of action, and lack of vasoconstriction, bupivacaine remains the most commonly used local anesthetic. Rapid systemic absorption of bupivacaine, however, has been associated with profound central nervous system and cardiovascular side effects, including cardiac arrest. As determined by retrospective medical record analysis, the incidence of complications associated with dorsal penile blockade in our institution was 0...
August 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Trylon Mathew Tsang, Alfin Taddeo Okullo, Jeremy Field, Patrick Mamo
A 66-year-old man underwent a left minithoracotomy for pleural biopsies and thoracentesis. A left T3 paravertebral catheter was placed prior to induction of general anaesthesia, and a total of 20 mL of bupivacaine 0.25% administered. Postoperatively, ropivacaine 0.2% infusion was commenced at 10 mL/hour. Thirty-seven hours after the initial block, the patient developed convulsions without loss of consciousness. The ropivacaine infusion rate was unchanged and no further boluses had been given. He reported of perioral tingling, a burning sensation in his legs and penis and agitation...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Preethi Chintamaneni, Heather L Stevenson, Shahid M Malik
Bupivacaine is an established and efficacious anesthetic that has become increasingly popular in postoperative pain management. However, there is limited literature regarding the potential for bupivacaine-induced delayed liver toxicity. Describe cholestasis as a potential adverse reaction of bupivacaine infusion into a surgical wound. Retrospective review of patients' medical records. We report the cases of 3 patients with new onset of cholestatic injury after receiving bupivacaine infusion for postoperative herniorrhaphy pain management...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Mengxu Luo, Xia Yun, Chaoxing Chen, Nana Bao, Xiaona Feng, Linmin Pan, Zhousheng Jin, Cong Wu, Xianqin Wang, Thomas J Papadimos, Xuzhong Xu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Epinephrine is usually administered in concert with a lipid emulsion during local anesthetic toxicity. However, the timing and role of epinephrine administration in combination with a lipid emulsion remain unclear. Specifically, the temporal association of epinephrine and lipid emulsion administration with related changes in pulmonary vascular pressures that may lead to pulmonary edema and hemorrhage needs to be determined. METHODS: This study consisted of 2 parts, experiments A and B...
July 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Wan Tang, Quanguang Wang, Kejian Shi, Jiaojiao Dong, Shengxian Lin, Shishi Zhao, Cong Wu, Yun Xia, Thomas J Papadimos, Xuzhong Xu
BACKGROUND: Lipid infusions have been proposed to treat local anesthetic-induced cardiac toxicity. This study compared the effects of long-chain triglyceride (LCT) emulsions with those of long- and medium-chain triglyceride (LCT/MCT) emulsions on the pharmacokinetics of bupivacaine in a rat model. METHODS: After administration of intravenous infusion of bupivacaine at 2 mg·kg·min for 5 minutes in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, either Intralipid 20%, an LCT emulsion (LCT group, n = 6), or Lipovenoes 20%, an LCT/MCT emulsion (LCT/MCT group, n = 6), was infused at 2mg·kg·min for 5 minutes...
May 24, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
J A Heinonen, A A Schramko, M B Skrifvars, E Litonius, J T Backman, E Mervaala, P H Rosenberg
Local anesthetic toxicity is thought to be mediated partly by inhibition of cardiac mitochondrial function. Intravenous (i.v.) lipid emulsion may overcome this energy depletion, but doses larger than currently recommended may be needed for rescue effect. In this randomized study with anesthetized pigs, we compared the effect of a large dose, 4 mL/kg, of i.v. 20% Intralipid(®) (n = 7) with Ringer's acetate (n = 6) on cardiovascular recovery after a cardiotoxic dose of bupivacaine. We also examined mitochondrial respiratory function in myocardial cell homogenates analyzed promptly after needle biopsies from the animals...
May 24, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
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
Patrick Strube, Berit M Pfitzner, Florian Streitparth, Tony Hartwig, Michael Putzier
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to histologically compare chondrotoxicity in surgically harvested intervertebral discs (IVDs) of patients following discoblock, discography, or no preoperative intervention. METHODS: Thirty patients (IVD degeneration Modic ≥ 2°, Pfirrmann 3° or 4°) at L4/5 or L5/S1 who were planned for anterior lumbar interbody fusion were randomly assigned to three groups (open MRI: group DG - discography with gadobutrol; group DB - discoblock with bupivacaine at 4 weeks prior to surgery; group C - no intervention)...
April 16, 2016: European Radiology
Abhinav Gulihar, Shibby Robati, Haider Twaij, Alan Salih, Grahame J S Taylor
BACKGROUND: Chondrolysis involves the breakdown of cartilage following arthroscopic surgery, most commonly affecting the glenohumeral joint. METHODS: This review summarises all clinical and laboratory studies regarding local anaesthetic (LA) and its association with chondrolysis. We identified 289 papers, 41 of which met our inclusion criteria and were included in the final review. RESULTS: Bupivacaine, lidocaine, ropivacaine and levobupivacaine are all toxic to cartilage...
December 2015: Journal of Orthopaedics
Ra Jeong Kim, Jae-Ran Kang, Young-Sool Hah, Hyung Bin Park
Local anesthetics (LA) are among the drugs most frequently used for musculoskeletal problems, in procedures ranging from diagnosis to postoperative pain control. Chondrocyte toxicity induced by LA is an emerging area of concern. The purpose of this study was to determine whether N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), an antioxidant, will exert cytoprotective effects against chondrocyte death induced by LA. Primary cultured human chondrocytes were used for this study. This study used control, NAC, LA, and NAC-LA groups. Cytotoxicity was induced in the LA subgroups and their paired NAC-LA subgroups through exposure to ropivacaine (0...
April 2, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Khaled Abdelsalam, O W Mohamdin
BACKGROUND: Regional anesthetic techniques can be used to alleviate postoperative pain in patients undergoing major upper abdominal surgery. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of bilateral ultrasound (US)-guided rectus sheath (RS) and transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for better perioperative analgesia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: It is a prospective, observer-blinded, randomized clinical study. 40 eligible patients undergoing elective liver resection or Whipple procedure were included...
January 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Lotte C G Hoegberg, Theodore C Bania, Valéry Lavergne, Benoit Bailey, Alexis F Turgeon, Simon H L Thomas, Martin Morris, Andrea Miller-Nesbitt, Bruno Mégarbane, Sheldon Magder, Sophie Gosselin
BACKGROUND: Following national and regional recommendations, intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) has become established in clinical practice as a treatment for acute local anesthetic (LA) toxicity, although evidence of efficacy is limited to animal studies and human case reports. A collaborative lipid emulsion workgroup was therefore established by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology to review the evidence on the effect of ILE for LA toxicity. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature published through 15 December 2014...
March 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Jun Tian, Yan Li
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular injections of local anesthetics are commonly used to enhance post-operative analgesia following orthopedic surgery as arthroscopic surgeries. Nevertheless, recent reports of severe complications due to the use of intra-articular local anesthetic have raised concerns. OBJECTIVES: The study aims to assess use of vitamin C in reducing adverse effects of the most commonly employed anesthetics - ropivacaine, bupivacaine and lidocaine - on human chondrocytes...
January 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
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