Ultrasound ‐guided serratus anterior plane block for effective pain control after resection of large chest wall vascular malformation in a child with Phosphatase and Tensin (PTEN) hamartoma tumor syndrome

Pediatric Anesthesia,Volume 28, Issue 10, Page 931-933, October 2018.
Source: Pediatric Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe SAPB, as part of a multimodal analgesia regimen, is non ‐inferior in terms of 48‐hour opioid consumption compared to SPVB and is associated with improved functional measures in thoracic surgical patients.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe showed that 5 mL of injectate far exceeds the capacity of the PPF, leading to drug spread outside of the PPF. Moreover, we found that 1 mL of injectate largely covered the nerve, suggesting a more efficacious and safer block procedure. This finding will need confirmation in future clinical studies.
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Artificial intelligence has been advancing in fields including anesthesiology. This scoping review of the intersection of artificial intelligence and anesthesia research identified and summarized six themes of applications of artificial intelligence in anesthesiology: (1) depth of anesthesia monitoring, (2) control of anesthesia, (3) event and risk prediction, (4) ultrasound guidance, (5) pain management, and (6) operating room logistics. Based on papers identified in the review, several topics within artificial intelligence were described and summarized: (1) machine learning (including supervised, unsupervised, and reinfo...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Intravenous Lidocaine as part of multimodal analgesic technique in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery improves pain score and reduces opioid requirement as compared to USG-TAP Block.
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided intermediate CPB reduces post-operative pain scores, prolongs duration of analgesia and decreases demands for rescue analgesia compared to superficial CPB.
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: ESPB may be a simple and safe alternative to parasagittal in-plane paravertebral block to provide postoperative analgesia in modified radical mastectomy especially in novice practitioners. It provides equivalent profile of postoperative analgesia with less time to perform the block.
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: US guided ESPB is quite effective in reducing perioperative pain in patients undergoing mastectomy. The trial was registered prospectively with CTRI with registration number: CTRI/2018/09/015668.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 December 2019Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Subin Heo, Je Hwan Won, Jinoo Kim, Jong Yeop Kim, Han Bum JoeAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of the ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block (BPB) during angioplasty of dysfunctional arteriovenous access.Materials and MethodsEighty study participants with dysfunctional arteriovenous access were enrolled in this prospective, randomized clinical trial between November 2016 and February 2018. Eighty patients were randomized to either the ultrasound-guided supraclavicular BPB g...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Preoperative fascia iliaca compartment block significantly decreases postoperative opioid consumption while improving patient satisfaction. We recommend the integration of this safe and efficacious modality into institutional geriatric hip fracture protocols as an adjunctive pain control strategy. Level of Evidence: Therapeutic Level II See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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