Discrimination of thoracic spine from muscle based on their difference in ultrasound reflection and scattering characteristics

ConclusionUsing the difference in the characteristics of reflection from bone and scattering from muscle tissue, we could distinguish bone from muscle tissue with the proposed method.
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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ConclusionCostoclavicular brachial plexus block is a good alternative for upper limb anesthesia distal to the elbow, being a safe and effective option for patients who are obese or have other limitations to the use of other upper limb blocking techniques.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosO bloqueio de plexo braquial via costoclavicular é uma anestesia realizada por via infraclavicular já descrita na literatura como uma via segura e efetiva para anestesia de membro superior distal ao cotovelo. O relato a seguir trata de um paciente em que as técnicas tradicionais para bloqueio de plexo apresentavam dificul...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Many analgesic modalities have been investigated in pediatrics. We studied the analgesic efficacy of bilateral ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block in pediatric patients undergoing open midline splenectomy. METHODS: 60 patients aged 3- 10 years were randomly assigned into two groups: Control group received general anesthesia with bilateral sham erector spinae plane block using 0.3 ml/kg normal saline on each side. Erector spinae plane block group received bilateral ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block using 0.3 ml/kg bupivacaine 0.25% (on each side) with a maximum dose of ...
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Paediatr Anaesth Source Type: research
We describe a case of posttraumatic chronic intercostal neuralgia, in which successful pain relief was achieved via repeated injections of local anesthetic and steroid combinations in the serratus anterior plane under ultrasonographic guidance. This novel technique is easy to administer, reliable, and warrants further investigation with regard to its use for rehabilitation of patients who are experiencing posttraumatic chronic neuropathies of the chest wall.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Ultrasound-guided lateral transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block can provide definite analgesia to the anterior abdominal wall. However, whether this method is useful in renal surgery through the lateral abdo...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractRegional anesthesia provides effective anesthesia and pain relief in infants with age-specific data attesting to safety and efficacy. Regional anesthesia decreases exposure to opioids and general anesthetic agents and associated adverse drug effects, suppresses the stress response, and provides better hemodynamic stability compared to general anesthesia. Regional anesthesia can prevent long-term behavioral responses to pain. As a result, the overall number and variety of nerve blocks being used in infants is increasing. While neuraxial blocks are the most common blocks performed in infants, the introduction of ultr...
Source: Pediatric Drugs - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Abstract Regional anesthesia provides effective anesthesia and pain relief in infants with age-specific data attesting to safety and efficacy. Regional anesthesia decreases exposure to opioids and general anesthetic agents and associated adverse drug effects, suppresses the stress response, and provides better hemodynamic stability compared to general anesthesia. Regional anesthesia can prevent long-term behavioral responses to pain. As a result, the overall number and variety of nerve blocks being used in infants is increasing. While neuraxial blocks are the most common blocks performed in infants, the introducti...
Source: Paediatric Drugs - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Paediatr Drugs Source Type: research
The present study aimed to validate the utility of bedside cardiac ultrasound to identify patients for the risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF).
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This survey provided a comprehensive update of the present cataract surgery practices in the Republic of Korea. The results emphasized the increasing use of premium intraocular lenses, optical biometry, and topical anesthesia. PMID: 31612656 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Korean J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Early postoperative ambulation and reduction of hospital stay necessitate efficient postoperative analgesia. Quadrates Lumborum Block (QLB) has been described to provide adequate postoperative analgesia after ...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionThe resulting framework will inform the utilization of POCUS within Saskatchewan. Both this process and its outcomes could inform the development of multidisciplinary POCUS standards within other jurisdictions.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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