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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714266/potential-biotechnological-capabilities-of-cultivable-mycobiota-from-carwash-effluents
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Timothy Sibanda, Ramganesh Selvarajan, Memory Tekere, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Stephen Meddows-Taylor
Urban life has created man-made extreme environments like carwashes. These environments have, however, not been sufficiently explored for mycobiota that can be sources of biotechnologically useful products, as has been the case with natural extreme environments. Using a combination of culture and molecular techniques, fungi from carwash effluents was characterized for production of lipase and cellulase enzymes, nonpolar and polar biotechnologically relevant secondary metabolites and hydrocarbon utilization...
July 17, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703891/duration-of-action-of-mepivacaine-and-lidocaine-in-equine-palmar-digital-perineural-blocks-in-an-experimental-lameness-model
#2
Mona Hoerdemann, Rachael L Smith, Giselle Hosgood
OBJECTIVE: To establish and compare the onset and duration of action of 2 local anesthetics based on objective lameness and skin sensitivity assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Interventional crossover experimental trial with balanced randomization. ANIMALS: Eight horses. METHODS: Reversible forelimb lameness was induced in 8 horses. A palmar digital nerve block (PDNB) was applied with mepivacaine or lidocaine (both 2%). Quantitative lameness and skin sensitivity data were collected with an inertial sensor system and a force gauge, respectively...
July 13, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694714/sensitivity-specificity-predictive-values-and-accuracy-of-three-diagnostic-tests-to-predict-inferior-alveolar-nerve-blockade-failure-in-symptomatic-irreversible-pulpitis
#3
Daniel Chavarría-Bolaños, Laura Rodríguez-Wong, Danny Noguera-González, Vicente Esparza-Villalpando, Mauricio Montero-Aguilar, Amaury Pozos-Guillén
INTRODUCTION: The inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) is the most common anesthetic technique used on mandibular teeth during root canal treatment. Its success in the presence of preoperative inflammation is still controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and accuracy of three diagnostic tests used to predict IANB failure in symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP). METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was carried out on the mandibular molars of 53 patients with SIP...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671067/the-antimicrobial-activity-of-bupivacaine-lidocaine-and-mepivacaine-against-equine-pathogens-an-investigation-of-40-bacterial-isolates
#4
D M T Adler, P Damborg, D R Verwilghen
Lameness is the most commonly reported health problem in horses, and lameness investigations which include local anaesthetic injections are routinely performed by equine practitioners. Through this process, bacteria can enter the tissues perforated by the needle and may cause local infections at the injection site. The objective of this in vitro study was to investigate if local anaesthetics at concentrations available in commercially available solutions could inhibit growth and/or kill bacteria that could be inoculated into the synovial space or soft tissues during injection...
May 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550902/quantification-of-the-vasodilatory-effect-of-axillary-plexus-block-a-prospective-controlled-study
#5
Andrea Wenger, Jens Rothenberger, Lara-Elena Hakim-Meibodi, Thomas Notheisen, Hans-Eberhard Schaller
BACKGROUND: Axillary plexus block is a common method for regional anesthesia, especially in hand and wrist surgery. Local anesthetics (e.g., mepivacaine) are injected around the peripheral nerves in the axilla. A vasodilatory effect due to sympathicolysis has been described, but not quantified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective controlled study between October 2012 and July 2013, we analyzed 20 patients with saddle joint arthritis undergoing trapeziectomy under axillary plexus block...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549932/2-adamantanamine-produces-prolonged-spinal-block-in-rats
#6
Yu-Wen Chen, Chia-Ming Chen, Kuo-Sheng Liu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Ching-Hsia Hung
We aimed to investigate the local anesthetic effect of 2-adamantanamine in spinal anesthesia. The dose-response curves were constructed after intrathecally injecting the rats with five doses of 2-adamantanamine and a common local anesthetic mepivacaine. The quality and duration of 2-adamantanamine at producing spinal nociceptive, proprioceptive and motor block were compared with that of mepivacaine. We revealed that 2-adamantanamine provoked spinal nociceptive, proprioceptive and motor block dose-dependently...
July 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546014/-anesthetic-requirements-measured-by-bilateral-bispectral-analysis-and-femoral-blockade-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#7
Maylin Koo, Javier Bocos, Antoni Sabaté, Vinyet López, Carmina Ribes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A continuous peripheral nerve blockade has proved benefits on reducing postoperative morphine consumption; the combination of a femoral blockade and general anesthesia on reducing intraoperative anesthetic requirements has not been studied. The objective of this study was to determine the relevance of timing in the performance of femoral block to intraoperative anesthetic requirements during general anesthesia for total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: A single-center, prospective cohort study on patients scheduled for total knee arthroplasty, were sequentially allocated to receive 20mL of 2% mepivacaine throughout a femoral catheter, prior to anesthesia induction (Preoperative) or when skin closure started (Postoperative)...
May 22, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514354/-out-patient-dental-care-in-patients-with-arterial-hypertension
#8
L A Axamit, E N Anisimova, I V Orekhova, S T Sokhov
The aim of the study was to improve dental treatment quality in patients with arterial hypertension. The study included 256 patients with arterial hypertension (153 females, 103 males) aged 35 to 60 years. Anesthesia efficacy was assessed by visual analog scale after treatment. Oral adverse effects caused by regular intake of antihypertensive drugs and interrelation with articaine and mepivacaine were described. The study proved high efficacy of 4% articaine 1:200 000. The efficacy of 3% mepivacaine with no vasoconstriction agents was 86...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491114/optimal-solubility-of-diclofenac-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-in-combination-with-local-anaesthetics-for-mesotherapy-applications
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Giuseppe Tringali, Pierluigi Navarra
Because of low injection volume, the recently marketed injectable solution of diclofenac in complex with β-cyclodextrin (Akis®, IBSA Farmaceutici Italia) is an ideal candidate for mesotherapy applications. In this study, we investigated the solubility of Akis, 25 and 50 mg/kg, in combination with various local anaesthetics (lidocaine, mepivacaine, bupivacaine, levobupivacaine, and ropivacaine) at different concentrations in aqueous vehicles (normal saline, sterile water, or bicarbonate). Final injection mixtures were classified as limpid, turbid, or milky at visual analysis under standardized conditions...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489457/adverse-events-associated-with-a-large-dose-of-intravenous-lipid-emulsion-for-suspected-local-anesthetic-toxicity
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Daniel J Corwin, Alexis Topjian, Brenda L Banwell, Kevin Osterhoudt
BACKGROUND: Intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) has gained favor as a rescue treatment for cardiovascular collapse due to intravenous local anesthetic overdose, however, goals of ILE therapy are still being defined. We describe a case of a girl given 66 mL/kg of 20% lipid emulsion (ILE) in the treatment of presumed mepivacaine toxicity. CASE REPORT: An 11-year-old girl weighing 55.6 kg developed pallor, rolling back of the eyes, and rhythmic muscle twitching after receiving a mandibular nerve block injection with a 1...
July 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460873/long-term-therapeutic-effects-of-dextrose-prolotherapy-in-patients-with-hypermobility-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-a-single-arm-study-with-1-4-years-follow-up
#11
H Refai
The aim was to analyse the short-term and long-term therapeutic efficacy of dextrose prolotherapy for dislocation or subluxation (hypermobility) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Sixty-one patients with symptomatic hypermobility of the TMJ were included in this single-arm prospective study, in which they were each given four sessions of intra-articular and pericapsular injections six weeks apart. Each injection comprised 10% dextrose/mepivacaine solution 3ml. Clinical outcomes including severity of pain on movement according to the numerical rating scale (NRS), maximal interincisal opening, clicking, and frequency of locking were measured before treatment (T1), during treatment (T2) (just before the third session of injections), at the short-term follow-up (T3) (three months after treatment), and at the long-term follow-up (T4) (1-4 years after treatment)...
April 28, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442952/comparison-of-onset-anesthesia-time-and-injection-discomfort-of-4-articaine-and-2-mepivacaine-during-teeth-extractions
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Giath Gazal, Rashdan Alharbi, Wamiq Musheer Fareed, Esam Omar, Albraa Badr Alolayan, Hassan Al-Zoubi, Ahmad A Alnazzawi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the speed of action and injection discomfort of 4% articaine and 2% mepivacaine for upper teeth extractions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients were included in the articaine 4% group, and 45 in the mepivacaine 2% control group. After all injections, soft and hard tissue numbness was objectively gauged by dental probe at intervals of 15 s. Furthermore, the discomfort of the injections were recorded by the patients after each treatment on standard 100 mm visual analog scales, tagged at the endpoints with "no pain" (0 mm) and "unbearable pain" (100 mm)...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408851/prilocaine-hydrochloride-2-hyperbaric-solution-for-intrathecal-injection-a-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Alberto Manassero, Andrea Fanelli
Prilocaine is a local anesthetic characterized by intermediate potency and duration and fast onset of action. As hyperbaric formulation of 5% solution, it was introduced and has been successfully used for spinal anesthesia since 1960. A new formulation of 2% plain and hyperbaric solution is currently available in Europe. Because of its lower incidence of transient neurological symptoms, prilocaine is suggested as substitute to lidocaine and mepivacaine in spinal anesthesia for ambulatory surgery, as well as a suitable alternative to low doses of long-acting local anesthetics...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403602/nonabsorbable-polymer-clip-as-a-cause-of-chronic-perineal-pain-after-radical-prostatectomy-description-of-a-case-treated-by-transperineal-approach
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Massimiliano Creta, Sergio Di Meo, Roberto Buonopane, Bernardo Rocco, Vittorio Imperatore
The occurrence of persistent perineal pain caused by surgical clips has rarely been described after radical prostatectomy (RP). We describe the case of a patient complaining of chronic perineal pain occurred soon after robotic RP, refractory to conventional medical therapy and exacerbated by the sitting position. Pain was related to a nonabsorbable polymer clip used to secure lateral pedicles. A transpeerineal approach was used to perform an hydrodissection of the rectovesical space at the level of the surgical clip combined with local injection of mepivacaine and betametasone...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330526/different-spectrophotometric-and-chromatographic-methods-for-determination-of-mepivacaine-and-its-toxic-impurity
#15
Nada S Abdelwahab, Nehal F Fared, Mohamed Elagawany, Esraa H Abdelmomen
Stability-indicating spectrophotometric, TLC-densitometric, and ultra-performance LC (UPLC) methods were developed forthe determination of mepivacaine HCl (MEP) in the presence of its toxic impurity, 2,6-dimethylanaline (DMA). Different spectrophotometric methods were developed for the determination of MEP and DMA. In a dual-wavelength method combined with direct spectrophotometric measurement, the absorbance difference between 221.4 and 240 nm was used for MEP measurements, whereas the absorbance at 283 nm was used for measuring DMA in the binary mixture...
February 21, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319552/evaluation-of-lung-function-and-clinical-features-of-the-ultrasound-guided-stellate-ganglion-block-with-2-different-concentrations-of-a-local-anesthetic-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Won-Joong Kim, Hahck Soo Park, Myung Sub Yi, Gill-Hoi Koo, Hwa-Yong Shin
BACKGROUND: One possible complication of stellate ganglion block (SGB) is respiratory compromise. No study has yet addressed the comparison of its effect on lung function and clinical features, including Horner's syndrome, changes in temperature, sensory and motor functions, and adverse events of lower versus higher concentrations (LC and HC, respectively) of local anesthetics in an ultrasound-guided SGB. METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into 1 of 2 groups: the LC group (5 mL of 0...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289821/single-dose-local-anesthetics-exhibit-a-type-dose-and-time-dependent-chondrotoxic-effect-on-chondrocytes-and-cartilage-a-systematic-review-of-the-current-literature
#17
REVIEW
Peter Cornelius Kreuz, Matthias Steinwachs, Peter Angele
PURPOSE: Many studies have shown that local anesthetics may impede chondrocyte metabolism. However, the influence of a single-dose local anesthetics is controversial. The aim of this metaanalysis was to review the literature for studies investigating the cytotoxic effects of single-dose local anesthetics on chondrocytes and cartilage. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed using established search engines (Medline, Embase) to identify studies, investigating the influence of single-dose local anesthetics on cartilage...
March 13, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277420/regional-to-the-rescue-axillary-brachial-plexus-nerve-block-facilitates-removal-of-entrapped-transradial-catheter-placed-for-cardiac-catheterization
#18
Brian M Fitzgerald, Lee A Babbel, Ferdinand K Bacomo, Sandeep T Dhanjal
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to describe the first reported use of an axillary brachial plexus block to treat the entrapment of a transradial artery catheter due to vasospasm. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old man undergoing transradial arterial cardiac catheterization suffered arterial vasospasm causing the catheter to become entrapped and refractory to conservative (warm compresses) and standard pharmacologic interventions (intracatheter verapamil, intravenous infusions of nitroglycerin and nicardipine, and subcutaneous lidocaine and topical nitroglycerin)...
March 8, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271334/topical-treatments-for-localized-neuropathic-pain
#19
REVIEW
Roberto Casale, Z Symeonidou, M Bartolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Topical therapeutic approaches in localized neuropathic pain (LNP) syndromes are increasingly used by both specialists and general practitioners, with a potentially promising effect on pain reduction. In this narrative review, we describe the available compounds for topical use in LNP syndromes and address their potential efficacy according to the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Local anaesthetics (e.g., lidocaine, bupivacaine and mepivacaine), as well as general anaesthetic agents (e...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235506/effective-volumes-of-1-5-mepivacaine-with-different-sodium-concentration-for-ultrasound-guided-popliteal-block
#20
Mercedes López, Miguel Calvo, Azahara Sancho, Nicolas Brogly, Emilia Guasch, Fernando Gilsanz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine if a solution of 1.5% mepivacaine diluted with 5% dextrose, which decreases the sodium concentration by 30%, results in reduced volume requirements for a complete sensory block, in the case of an ultrasound guided popliteal nerve block. DESIGN: A randomized controlled study. SETTING: Operating room. PATIENTS: We included seventy ASA 1-3 patients, undergoing unilateral "hallux valgus" repair under ultrasound guided popliteal nerve block...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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