Preprocedural ultrasound versus landmark techniques for spinal anesthesia performed by novice residents in elderly: a randomized controlled trial

Spinal anesthesia using the midline approach might be technically difficult in geriatric population. We hypothesized that pre-procedural ultrasound (US)-guided paramedian technique and pre-procedural US-guided...
Source: BMC Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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In this study, we compared different anesthesia and operation methods for modeling VX2 hepatocarcinoma in rabbits. Forty New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into three groups: A, B, and C. Group A underwent ultrasound-guided implantation and intravenous anesthesia; Group B underwent ultrasound-guided implantation and inhalation anesthesia; Group C underwent laparotomy implantation and intravenous anesthesia. Anesthesia and operation differences were compared between groups A and B, and A and C, respectively. We used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess tumor formation and growth, and pathological examinat...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
AbstractThe main aim of this study was to assess whether the ultrasound examination and measurement of the pyloric antral cross-sectional area (antral-CSA) in the supine position could be useful to diagnose a full stomach using a computed tomography (CT) as a comparator in emergency patients. Immediately before general anesthesia induction in patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery, antral-CSA was measured and the volume of the gastric contents was evaluated via ultrasound in the supine position. Gastric content volume was also calculated from a CT image taken prior to the operation. The primary outcome of this stu...
Source: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Bone Fracture;   Opioid Use;   Opioid Dependence Interventions:   Other: SOC Pain Management;   Procedure: Early US Guided Nerve Block Administration Sponsor:   Wayne State University Recruiting
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Authors: Ferré F, Mastantuono JM, Martin C, Ferrier A, Marty P, Laumonerie P, Bonnevialle N, Minville V Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The frequent onset of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis during interscalene block restricts its use in patients with respiratory insufficiency. Supraclavicular block could be a safe and effective alternative. Our primary objective was to assess the incidence of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis following ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block and compare it to that of interscalene block. METHODS: Adults warranting elective shoulder surgery under regional anesthesia (Toulouse Un...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
Abstract Peripheral intravenous placement in children can be challenging. Different techniques have been used to improve first pass success rates in children with known history of difficult venous access including surface landmarking, local warming, transillumination, ultrasonography, epidermal nitroglycerin, central venous access, intraosseus placement and venous cutdown. Amongst these, ultrasound (US) guidance has garnered the most interest among anesthesiologists. The cumulative literature surrounding the utility of ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous placement in children with and without difficult venous...
Source: Paediatric Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Paediatr Anaesth Source Type: research
At the RSNA conference in Chicago, Samsung unveiled a new high-end ultrasound, the RS85 Prestige. Based on the RS85, the system comes with a new imaging architecture as well as a set of features designed to expand the system’s capabilities and ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Cardiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine Ob/Gyn Radiology Surgery Urology Source Type: blogs
Authors: Jakopič Maček K, Blaganje M, Kenda Šuster N, Drusany Starič K, Kobal B Abstract Data of 101 patients with retained products of conception (RPOC), treated with office hysteroscopy (OH) from 2012 to 2015 at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana were analysed. Patients with>30 mm RPOC thickness or strong vascularisation on ultrasound (US) were excluded. Procedures were successfully completed in 94/101 (93%). Mean duration was 18 min (4-60), patient pain estimation with VAS was 2.3 (0-8). No intraoperative complications > Grade II according to Clavien-Dindo classif...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The adverse effects of CEUS in children are similar to that in adults. The results indicate that it is safe to use SonoVue® for CEUS in pediatric patients.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Bleeding is a common, serious, and often subtle complication after total cavopulmonary connection surgery. The aim of the present study was to assess the incidence of retrosternal clots after surgery, which were searched for systematically with transthoracic ultrasound.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionParavertebral injection via a needle typically resulted in spreading to multiple intercostal levels, especially across the ribs on the peripheral side of injection site, whereas injection via a catheter resulted in variable spreading patterns. Therefore, injections via needles are more stable.
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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