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Virginie Dumans-Nizard, Morgan Le Guen, Edouard Sage, Thierry Chazot, Marc Fischler, Ngai Liu
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) combined with general anesthesia decreases anesthetic requirements by half when hemodynamic criteria are used for the titration of analgesia. We therefore determined the impact of TEA on anesthetic requirements, when a closed-loop controller was used allowing the automated coadministration of propofol-remifentanil guided solely by the Bispectral index. METHODS: This single-center double-blind study enrolled patients scheduled for elective posterolateral thoracotomy using TEA...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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
Diego Fornasari
Neuropathic pain, comprising a range of heterogeneous conditions, is often severe and difficult to manage, and this may result in a chronic condition that negatively affects the overall functioning and quality of life in patients. The pharmacotherapy of neuropathic pain is challenging and for many patients effective treatment is lacking; therefore, evidence-based recommendations are essential. Currently, there is general agreement on which drugs are appropriate for the first-line treatment of neuropathic pain, whereas debate continues regarding second- and third-line treatments...
December 2017: Pain and Therapy
Francine D'Ercole, Harendra Arora, Priya A Kumar
Local anesthetic injected into a wedge-shaped space lateral to the spinal nerves as they emerge from the intervertebral foramina produces somatosensory and sympathetic nerve blockade effective for anesthesia and for managing pain of unilateral origin from the chest and abdomen. Paravertebral blockade (PVB) is versatile and may be applied unilaterally or bilaterally. Unlike thoracic epidural, the PVB technique may be used to avoid contralateral sympathectomy, thereby minimizing hypotension and leading to better preservation of blood pressure...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Stephanie Phillips, Jasmina Dedic-Hagan, d'Arcy Ferris Baxter, H Van der Wall, G L Falk
BACKGROUND: Excellent analgesia following oesophagectomy facilitates patient comfort, early extubation, physiotherapy and mobilisation, reduces post-operative complications and should enhance recovery. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), the gold standard analgesic regimen for this procedure, is often associated with systemic hypotension treated with inotropes or fluid. This may compromise enhanced recovery and be complicated by anastomotic ischaemia or tissue oedema. METHODS: We report a novel analgesic regimen to reduce post-operative inotrope usage...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
Tong J Gan
This review provides an overview of the clinical issue of poorly controlled postoperative pain and therapeutic approaches that may help to address this common unresolved health-care challenge. Postoperative pain is not adequately managed in greater than 80% of patients in the US, although rates vary depending on such factors as type of surgery performed, analgesic/anesthetic intervention used, and time elapsed after surgery. Poorly controlled acute postoperative pain is associated with increased morbidity, functional and quality-of-life impairment, delayed recovery time, prolonged duration of opioid use, and higher health-care costs...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
Janice Y Man, Harshad G Gurnaney, Scott R Dubow, Theresa J DiMaggio, Gina R Kroeplin, N Scott Adzick, Wallis T Muhly
BACKGROUND: Pain management following minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum is variable. We recently adopted a comprehensive multimodal analgesic protocol that standardizes perioperative analgesic management. We hypothesized that patients managed with this protocol would use more opioids postoperatively, have similar pain control, and shorter length of stay compared to patients managed with thoracic epidural infusion. AIMS: We retrospectively compared opioid consumption, pain scores, and length of stay between a cohort of patients managed with our multimodal analgesic protocol and a cohort managed with a thoracic epidural infusion...
December 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Kelly Jonkman, Albert Dahan, Tine van de Donk, Leon Aarts, Marieke Niesters, Monique van Velzen
The efficacy of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine as an analgesic agent is still under debate, especially for indications such as chronic pain. To understand the efficacy of ketamine for relief of pain, we performed a literature search for relevant narrative and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We retrieved 189 unique articles, of which 29 were deemed appropriate for use in this review. Ketamine treatment is most effective for relief of postoperative pain, causing reduced opioid consumption...
2017: F1000Research
Asokumar Buvanendran, Jeffrey S Kroin, Arvind Rajagopal, Sherry J Robison, Mario Moric, Kenneth J Tuman
Objective: Intravenous ketamine has been shown to provide postoperative analgesia in many clinical trials, in particular to reduce opioid consumption. The primary objective of this pilot study is to determine if multiple dosing over a three-day perioperative period with oral ketamine is a safe treatment method for acute pain after amputation surgery. Methods: Three consented subjects (age 57-60 years) undergoing elective amputation of the lower extremity were included in the study (Institutional Review Board and Food and Drug Administration Investigational New Drug approved)...
September 14, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Young-Eun Moon, Mi-Hyun Kim, Hyung-Mook Lee, Hyo-Min Yoon, Young-Jae Jeon
BACKGROUND: It is known that pain hypersensitivity can be induced at a body part remote from a surgical site (tertiary hyperalgesia), leading to patient discomfort. Nevertheless, no reported study to date has investigated methods to attenuate such tertiary hyperalgesia. Ketamine is known to modulate hyperalgesia induced by central sensitization. Thus, we investigated whether intraoperative administration of ketamine could decrease post-surgical tertiary hyperalgesia in patients undergoing a laparoscopic hysterectomy...
October 4, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
Patrick Bazin, James Padley, Matthew Ho, Jennifer Stevens, Erez Ben-Menachem
Intraoperative lidocaine infusion has become widely accepted as an adjunct to general anesthesia where its use has been associated with opioid-sparing and enhanced recovery. The aims of this study were to determine whether or not intravenous (IV) lidocaine infusion (a) has an anesthetic sparing effect during major colorectal procedures and (b) if it also affects level of hypnosis as measured by bispectral index (BIS). Twenty-five patients undergoing laparotomy for resection of colorectal tumours were randomized to receive either IV lidocaine (1...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Mark H Hanna, Mehraneh D Jafari, Fariba Jafari, Michael J Phelan, Joseph Rinehart, Coral Sun, Joseph C Carmichael, Steven D Mills, Michael J Stamos, Alessio Pigazzi
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of thoracic epidural analgesia (EA) vs conventional IV analgesia (IA) after minimally invasive surgery is still unproven. We designed a randomized controlled trial comparing EA with IA after minimally invasive colorectal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 87 patients who underwent minimally invasive colorectal procedures at a single institution between 2011 and 2014 were enrolled. Eight patients were excluded and 38 were randomized to EA and 41 to IA...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Ahmad Elsharydah, Leila W Zuo, Abu Minhajuddin, Girish P Joshi
The use of epidural analgesia (EA) has been suggested as an integral part of an enhanced recovery program for colorectal surgery. However, the effects of EA on postoperative outcomes and hospital length of stay remain controversial. Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database for 2014 and 2015 were queried for adult patients who underwent elective open colorectal surgery. We included only cases with general anesthesia as the main anesthetic. Cases with other types of anesthesia were excluded...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Wiremu S MacFater, Jamie-Lee Rahiri, Melanie Lauti, Bruce Su'a, Andrew G Hill
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery leads to morbidity during recovery including pain and fatigue. Intravenous (IV) lignocaine (IVL) has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects that may improve post-operative pain and recovery. The aim of this review is to compare the effectiveness of IVL to other perioperative analgesia regimens for reducing pain and opioid consumption following colorectal surgery. METHODS: Using the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement, a literature search was conducted to identify randomized clinical trials that compared IVL with IV placebo or epidural anaesthesia in open or laparoscopic colorectal surgery...
November 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Nicolas J Mouawad, Stefan W Leichtle, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, Kathleen Welch, Suzanne Winter, Richard Lampman, Matt McCord, Kimberly A Hoskins, Robert K Cleary
OBJECTIVE: To compare continuous infusion preperitoneal wound catheters (CPA) versus continuous epidural analgesia (CEA) after elective colorectal surgery. METHODS: An open-label equivalence trial randomizing patients to CPA or CEA. Primary outcomes were postoperative pain as determined by numeric pain scores and supplemental narcotic analgesia requirements. Secondary outcomes included incidence of complications and patient health status measured with the SF-36 Health Survey (Acute Form)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
S O Aigbedia, K U Tobi, F E Amadasun
BACKGROUND: Postoperative throat pain is an established complication of general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation. We thus sought to determine the incidence of postoperative throat pain and the efficacy of lidocaine jelly and ketamine gargle in the prevention of postoperative throat pain. MATERIALS AND METHOD: One hundred and fifty ASA I or II, male: female ratio of 1:2 patients, aged18 -64 year, scheduled for elective general surgery requiring general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation were randomly recruited into two groups, ketamine (K group) and lidocaine (L group)...
June 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Dipti Saxena, Atul Dixit, Naina Kumar, Bipin Arya, Sadhana Sanwatsarkar, Shilpa Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Ketamine, in low doses, is known to possess intense analgesic properties. The available literature shows wide variation regarding the time and dose of administration of ketamine during surgery. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraoperative administration of ketamine when used as sole analgesic in low doses, on hemodynamics and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecological surgery and compared on the basis of duration of surgery...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Katarina Savić Vujović, Sonja Vučković, Dolika Vasović, Branislava Medić, Nick Knežević, Milica Prostran
Because ketamine and magnesium block NMDA receptor activation by distinct mechanisms of action, we hypothesized that in a model of inflammatory pain in rats the combination of ketamine and magnesium might be more effective than ketamine alone. Antinociceptive activity was assessed by the formalin test in male Wistar rats (200-250 g). Animals were injected with 100 μL of 2.5% formalin to the plantar surface of the right hind paw. Data were recorded as the total time spent in pain-related behavior after the injection of formalin or vehicle (0...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
Arif Pendi, Ryan Field, Saifal-Deen Farhan, Martin Eichler, Stacey Samuel Bederman
STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of perioperative supplemental ketamine to reduce postoperative opioid analgesic consumption following spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although low-dose supplemental ketamine has been known to reduce pain after surgery, there is conflicting evidence regarding whether ketamine can be effective to reduce opioid consumption following spine surgery...
July 11, 2017: Spine
Elske Sitsen, Erik Olofsen, Agnes Lesman, Albert Dahan, Jaap Vuyk
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial blockade reduces the dose requirements of sedative agents. It is unclear whether neuraxial blockade affects the pharmacokinetics and/or the pharmacodynamics of IV hypnotics. We therefore studied the influence of epidural blockade on the pharmacokinetics of propofol in patients scheduled for general surgery. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients were randomly divided into 4 groups, in a double-blind manner, to receive 0, 50, 100, or 150 mg epidural ropivacaine...
May 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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