Can postoperative pain be predicted? New parameters; Analgesia nociception index.
CONCLUSION: We failed to identify the correlation between ANI/NRS values before and after extubation. Our findings suggest that ANI provides more valuable information in anesthetized patients, but is ineffective in the prediction of potential postoperative pain. PMID: 31731328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Karaca O, Pınar HU Abstract Postoperative opioid administration can cause various side effects, such as drowsiness, respiratory distress, postoperative nausea, and vomiting. The use of non-opioid medications as part of a multimodal analgesia method has been increasingly suggested in the management of acute postsurgical pain. Erector spinae plane block (ESPB), which is a regional anesthesia technique, blocks both visceral and somatic nerve fibers. Though it is infrequently used in young patients, presently described is a series of cases in which ESPB was successfully used in the performance of pediatric la...
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology (English Edition)Author(s): Başak Altiparmak, Melike Korkmaz Toker, Ali İhsan Uysal, Yağmur Kuşçu, Semra Gümüş DemirbilekAbstractBackground and objectivesThe primary aim of this study is to assess the effect of US-ESP on postoperative opioid consumption after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The secondary aims are to assess the effects of ESP block on intraoperative fentanyl need and postoperative pain scores.MethodsPatients between 18–70 years old, ASA I-II were included in the study and randomly allocat...
Condition: Shoulder Pain Interventions: Drug: Dexmedetomidine; Drug: normal saline Sponsor: Theodor Bilharz Research Institute Not yet recruiting
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy might be considered minor surgery, but it may result in severe postoperative pain. Subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block, which produces long-lasting supra-umbilical parietal analgesia, might improve analgesia after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether subcostal TAP block would reduce opioid consumption and pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients provided with multimodal analgesia. DESIGN A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. SETTING The study was conducted at a university teaching hospital from December 20...
CONCLUSIONS: Nurses in postanesthesia care units should work to preventively identify and address patients' medical and emotional needs so that optimal conditions for postoperative recovery can be provided. PMID: 31501015 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Despite many advances in health care, managing pain in the post-anesthetic period continues to be a challenge. With more procedures being performed on an outpatient basis, shorter lengths of stay and drive to improve patient satisfaction, providers are looking for ways to enhance the surgical care experience and reduce opioid use. In addition, the increase burden of obesity in society has contributed to a rise in co-morbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular, and gallbladder disease making laparoscopic cholecystectomies the second most frequently performed general surgery procedure in the United States.
CONCLUSION: In patients undergoing ambulatory laparoscopic surgery using a perioperative multimodal analgesic regimen, pain was the limiting factor for discharge in 1% of patients operated in an ambulatory set-up. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Danish Data Protection Agency: 2012-58-0004, Danish Health Authority: 3-3013-1435/1, Clinicaltrial.gov: NCT02782832. PMID: 31256774 [PubMed - in process]