Erector spinae plane block for postoperative pain and recovery in hepatectomy: A randomized controlled trial

Conclusion ESP block combined with ropivacaine treatment effectively reduced early postoperative pain and improved recovery after hepatectomy.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goals of this review are two folds: (1) to describe the recent understandings on the roles of calcitonin gene-related peptide- α (CGRP) in bone homeostasis and the underlying mechanisms of related neuronal regulation and (2) to propose innovative CGRP-modulated approaches for enhancing bone regeneration in challenging bone disorders.Recent FindingsCGRP is predominantly produced by the densely distributed sensory neuronal fibers in bone, declining with age. Under mechanical and biochemical stimulations, CGRP releases and exerts either physiological or pathophysiological roles. CGRP at phys...
Source: Current Osteoporosis Reports - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThere has been a recent surge of interest in clinical applications of ultrasound, which has revolutionized acute pain management. This review is to summarize the current status of ultrasound utilization in neuraxial anesthesia, the most common type of regional anesthesia.Recent FindingsUltrasound-assisted and ultrasound-guided neuraxial anesthesia has improved clinical accuracy and patient safety through landmark identification including proper vertebral level and midline, as well as via measurements on neuraxial space. Direct needle or catheter visualization during the entire procedure has not yet...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewDiverse musculoskeletal disorders and neuropathic symptoms of the face pose significant diagnostic challenges. In particular, temporal tendinosis is generally overlooked in the medical and dental literature and is therefore a poorly understood topic and often problematic cause of chronic orofacial pain. In this article, we explore temporal tendinosis as a cause of unresolved orofacial pain by reviewing the complex anatomy of the temporalis muscle, common presentations of temporal tendinosis, possible etiologies for injury and place a strong emphasis on required diagnostic evaluation and clinical ma...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article provides a brief overview of the indications, techniques for image acquisition, and general principles in interpreting basic images.Recent FindingsWhole-body POCUS can provide quick diagnoses and impact clinical management across relevant pre-, intra-, and post-operative settings. Anesthesia providers need to understand different applications for POCUS, including focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS), lung ultrasound (LUS), gastric ultrasound, abdominopelvic ultrasound, and the use of ultrasound for airway management. Currently, there is no standard ultrasound curriculum for anesthesiology residents, and teaching...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAcute postoperative pain reduction is a major target against the opioid crisis. While opioids have traditionally been the mainstay for postoperative analgesia, current practice has focused on a multimodal approach to pain control, including ultrasound-guided blocks with longer acting local anesthetic agents.Recent FindingsNon-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as meloxicam, are an important class of medications utilized to manage pain in the perioperative period. An additional treatment used in perioperative or postoperative pain relief is Exparel, a bupivacaine (sodium channel blocke...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
A late 30's male presented with fever, sore throat, headache, vomiting, and body aches ( " bones hurting " ) for 2 days.He presented to the ED because he developed sudden severe, sharp, pleuritic (but not positional), substernal and left mid to lower chest pain.He had this ECG at time 0What do you think?There was an old ECG for comparison:Very normalInterpretation:There is serious widespread ST elevation that could easily by due to a wraparound LAD with anterior and inferior MI.  It could also be due to pericarditis or myocarditis, but I always say that " you diagnose pericarditis at your peril. &q...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Discussion: This case report describes the use of MSK US imaging as part of the clinical decision-making process when treating a patient with cervicogenic headaches. This case illustrates the successful management using manual therapy to restore position, mobility, decrease muscle tone, and normalize upright posture. Complementary research is necessary to further validate MSK US imaging as the preferred method to objectivize joint mobility and guide decision-making. Additionally, the cause-effect relationship between the treatment and positive outcomes in this case report has to be further validated. PMID: 31686564 [P...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
This study reports a challenging case of a severe complication during the ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block. Patient concerns: A 28-year-old male patient with refractory migraine complained episodic pulsatile pain with photophobia, haphalgesia of the scalp for 3 years. Interventions: Ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block with 4 ml of 1% lidocaine was administrated. Outcomes: A sudden loss of consciousness and tonic–clonic seizure was occurred after negative aspiration and test dose. Further sonographic examination revealed a variation in the left vertebral artery, which remained unrecognized du...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) are commonly prescribed drugs for blood pressure (BP) control and renal protection. The use of ACEI is not associated with an increased risk of acute pancreatitis and ACEI-induced angioedema is rare. A 36-year-old woman presented with vomiting, headache, and aphasia. Her BP was 220/100 mm Hg. urine analysis revealed proteinuria (2+), hematuria (3+). Serum creatinine level was at 1125 μmol/L. She had anemia with 6.1 g/dL of hemoglobin and thrombocytopenia (61,000/mm3). Renal histology revealed lesions of thrombotic microangiopathy. The diagnosis of atypica...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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