[A rare cause of headache: Rhinolit].
In this study, we present a case of giant rhinolith with headache and nasal obstruction complaints. PMID: 32030693 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Effects of suprascapular and axillary nerve block on postoperative pain relief sevoflurane consumption and visual clarity in arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
This study aims to investigate the effects of suprascapular nerve and axillary nerve block on postoperative pain, tramadol consumption, sevoflurane consumption and visual clarity of the surgical field in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. METHODS: Forty-six patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery were randomized to receive either both suprascapular and axillary nerve block with ultrasound guidance (20 ml 0.25% bupivacaine) before general anesthesia (group SSAXB, n=23) or a subacromial local infiltration (20 ml 0.25% bupivacaine) after the procedure (group control, n=23). End-tidal sevoflurane consumption, visuali...
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Effects of vibrating tourniquet application on the pain felt for blood drawing in pediatric patients].
In this study, it is planned to observe the effects of vibration tourniquet application on the pain felt in school-aged pediatric patients. This is a randomised study. METHODS: The research population consisted of patients who were between ages 6 and 12 in the Pediatric Blood Drawing Unit at the Mersin University Research and Application Centers for diagnosis or treatment between dates of May 2017 and November 2017. The sample group consisted of 90 pediatric patients who were eligible for case taking criteria; 45 of them were control and other 45 of them were intervention group (vibrating tourniquet applied). All 90 pa...
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Distal approach for percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation of lumbar medial branches in patients with lumbar facet arthropathy: A retrospective analysis.
CONCLUSION: Radiofrequency thermocoagulation for facet arthropathy is a safe and effective treatment option that is well-tolerated. We suggest that a distal approach with an A-P view for facet radiofrequency thermocoagulation is a viable alternative to other approaches. PMID: 32030696 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Anatomical differences in sacral hiatus during caudal epidural injection with ultrasonography guidance and its effects on success rate].
CONCLUSION: We found that sacral hiatus has anatomical differences between male and female patients. According to current evidence, the success rate of caudal epidural steroid injection increased when the anatomical structures of sacral hiatus are shown correctly in USG guided. PMID: 32030697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Fluoroscopy-guided genicular nerves pulsed radiofrequency for chronic knee pain treatment.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that Pulsed RF neurotomy of the genicular nerves is an efficient and safe treatment method for patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis. PMID: 32030698 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Labor analgesia: Comparison of epidural patient-controlled analgesia and intravenous patient-controlled analgesia].
CONCLUSION: Although PCIVA was found to be satisfactory concerning maternal satisfaction, VAS after 2nd hour were higher compared to PCEA. PCEA is the gold standard in labor analgesia. However, we believe that PCIVA is a good alternative to epidural analgesia in cases where epidural analgesia is contraindicated or where the patient does not want an epidural. PMID: 32030699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
In this report, we presented the analgesic efficacy of QLB in 15 patients, which included nine renal and six ureter stones for ESWL. The mean of the VAS scores ranged from 0.20±0.41 to 2.73±1.22, and mean fentanyl consumption was 15.00±15.08 mcg during the procedure. No opioid-related side effects were observed in any of the patients. Full fragmentation was obtained in nine of the 15 patients, and partial fragmentation was obtained in five patients. PMID: 32030700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[An atypical neuropathic pain; spontaneous epidural hemorrhage under oral anticoagulant therapy].
Authors: Tosun M, Bingül ES, Demirdöğen Y, Köknel Talu G Abstract Spontaneous epidural hemorrhage is one of the rare neuropathic pain etiologies. In this case, a 68-year-old patient, who had atrial fibrillation and cardioversion history, is evaluated for neuropathic pain due to spontaneous epidural hemorrhage that arose from oral anticoagulant therapy. As well as being unique in etiologic terms, we thought it is an uncommon occasion for management worth sharing. PMID: 32030701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided single shot preemptive erector spinae plane block for thoracic surgery in a pediatric patient.
Authors: Çiftçi B, Ekinci M PMID: 32030702 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Internal carotid artery dissection which mimicry trigeminal neuralgia and cluster headache].
Authors: Issı Z, Erkin Y, Öztürk V Abstract Cervical artery dissection is an acute arterial disease. Although it is not a common disease, 40-60% cerebral infarction and 20-30% transient ischemic attack could be seen. Thus, cervical artery dissection is important to recognize. Fifty-three years old female patient consulted with head, neck and face endaural pain that started after than spread directly left face half, effect of sometimes orbita and sometimes submaxillary area, occasionally accompanied by redness in the eye, extending from a few minutes to a few hours, it has been sharp and pulsatil characte...
Source: Agri Dergisi - February 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of Turkish version of the Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form for patients with chronic nonmalignant pain.
CONCLUSION: The Turkish version of the Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form is a valid and reliable instrument to assess chronic nonmalignant pain. PMID: 31741339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Erector spinae plane block as rescue analgesia in gestational week 16.
Authors: Tukac IC, Ciftci B, Ekinci M, Atalay YO PMID: 31741340 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block for pain management in pancreatic cancer: A case report.
Authors: Aydın T, Balaban O, Demir L PMID: 31741341 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Cardiac arrest after trigger point injection.
Authors: Gökçek E, Akelma H, Kaydu A PMID: 31741342 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Temporal arteritis and trigeminal neuralgia overlap syndrome: A case report.
This report is an examination of the rare association of the 2 conditions and the available literature. PMID: 31741343 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Effect of piriformis injection on neuropathic pain.
Authors: Terlemez R, Erçalık T Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a piriformis injection on neuropathic pain in patients with piriformis syndrome. METHODS: Thirty patients with unilateral hip and/or leg pain, a positive FAIR test (increased H-reflex latency with Flexion, Adduction and Internal Rotation), and a trigger point at the piriformis muscle were enrolled in this prospective study. All of the patients exhibited neuropathic pain scored according to the Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4) of ≥4 for at least 6 months. All of the patients received 4 mL of lidocai...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Investigation of the risk factors for the transition of episodic migraines to chronic migraines].
Authors: Çimen Atalar A, Yalın OÖ Abstract OBJECTIVES: Chronic migraine (CM) is a frequent complication of migraines that has a serious impact on personal and social life and is still underdiagnosed. The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for the progression to CM and to investigate the relationship of these factors to the disease prognosis. METHODS: In all, 115 CM and 377 episodic migraine patients from between February 2015 and December 2017 were enrolled. The age of disease onset, headache duration and frequency, presence of aura and type of aura, clinical properties and location of...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

The relationship between somatic sense perception levels and comorbid psychiatric diseases in chronic pain patients.
CONCLUSION: Structured or semi-structured interviews can be performed in pain polyclinics or psychiatric outpatient clinics to determine the level of perception of somatic sensations. This could be beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain and comorbid psychiatric disorders. PMID: 31741346 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Efficacy of ultrasound-guided bilateral erector spinae plane block in pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Case series.
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...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Anesthetic management of two siblings with congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis syndrome.
Authors: Destegul D, Kocaöz F, Sarı AS Abstract Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is a rare syndrome characterized by a lack of sensitivity to pain due to congenital sensory and autonomic neuropathies, anhidrosis, an inability to regulate body temperature, growth retardation, mental retardation at different levels of severity, and inadvertent self-harm. It is an autosomal recessive disorder that is result of a mutation in the neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase 1 gene, which encodes neurotrophic tyrosine kinase. CIPA patients are frequently admitted to hospitals with unrecognized traum...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of Turkish version of STarT Back Screening Tool.
In this study, 120 patients with non-specific low back pain were included. The Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire, Oswestry Disability Index, Beck Depression Inventory, Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, and the StarT Back Screening Tool were administered. One week after the initial testing, the same examiner repeated the tests. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients who participated in the study was 35.54±12.45 years. Cronbach's alpha coefficients in the analysis of scale reliability were 0.747 for the overall scale and 0.738 for the psychosocial subscale. The test-retest reliability of StarT Back Screening Tool...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Quadratus lumborum block for both cholecystectomy and right-sided nephrectomy].
Authors: Gürkan Y, Yörükoğlu HU, Ulugöl H, Kuş A Abstract The quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is a unilateral facial plane block, which extends from T4 to L1 at the paravertebral space. Injecting local anesthetic between the facial plane of the quadratus lumborum muscle and the psoas major muscle provides the block of the referred dermatomes. However, the number of published studies for QLB used in various surgical procedures is limited. In this case report, we share the results of a 46-years-old ASA I female patient, who underwent open surgery for cholecystectomy and right-sided nephrectomy in...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block for postoperative analgesia in a pediatric patient.
We present our experience with the use of an unilateral QLB to provide postoperative analgesia in a 3-year-old pediatric patient weighing 14 kg who underwent a unilateral inguinal hernia repair. His family was satisfied with the general status and pain cessation in the patient. PMID: 31736020 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[What is the impact of having a family history of migraine on migraine characteristics?]
Authors: Çimen Atalar A, Yalın OÖ, Aslan H, Baykan B Abstract OBJECTIVES: There are only a handful of studies examining the clinical differences between patients with and without a family history of migraine. Our aim is to compare the descriptive and clinical properties of patients with and without a family history, and to investigate the association between the migraine burden and disease characteristics and disability of migraine. METHODS: A total of 530 consecutive patients diagnosed with migraine according to the International Headache Society criteria were enrolled into the study. Detailed sys...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Analgesic efficacy of intraperitoneal, incisional, and intraperitoneal + incisional levobupivacaine in laparoscopic gynecological surgery].
CONCLUSION: The use of levobupivacaine intraperitoneally is an alternative method to reducing of postoperative shoulder and abdominal pain in gynecological laparoscopic surgery. Also, we observed a lower total analgesic consumption and more analgesic effectiveness in intraperitoneal groups than the other. Further studies are needed with different intraperitoneal local anesthetics. PMID: 31736022 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Acute rhabdomyolysis following epidural steroid injection: An unusual complication in a patient with low back pain.
We report a case of rhabdomyolysis following epidural steroid injection for lumbar radiculopathy. PMID: 31736023 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Effective pain therapy can improve the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer].
CONCLUSION: Abdominal pain in pancreatic cancer is the most common symptom that negatively affects the quality of life. A good analgesia improves the survival, while pain decreases the survival. The results of the present study demonstrated that the survival of the patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who received effective pain therapy in the algology clinic may be longer. PMID: 31736024 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Analgesic effect of the bi-level injection erector spinae plane block after breast surgery: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Aksu C, Kuş A, Yörükoğlu HU, Tor Kılıç C, Gürkan Y Abstract OBJECTIVES: Due to the complex breast innervation, postoperative analgesia after breast surgery is a challenge for the anesthesiologists. The erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is a newly defined promising technique for this purpose. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of the ultrasound-guided ESPB in breast surgery, monitoring its effect on the postoperative opioid consumption. METHODS: Fifty female patients, who were scheduled to undergo elective breast surgery, with the American Soc...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane catheter placement for long-term continuous analgesia in pulmonary malignancy.
Authors: Balaban O, Aydın T, Yaman M PMID: 31736026 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Tremor on the same extremity after axillary brachial plexus block.
Authors: Pınar HU PMID: 31736027 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Views of algology inpatients about ethical issues related to pain.
Authors: Yıldırım G, Ertekin Pınar Ş, Gürsoy S, Özdemir Kol I Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the views of patients hospitalized in the algology clinic about ethical issues related to pain. METHODS: A total of 135 patients admitted to the algology clinic comprised the population of this descriptive study. Data were collected using the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the questionnaire on ethical issues related to pain. To evaluate the data, percentage distribution and the Tukey test of variance were used. RESULTS: Of the patients, 92.6% believed that they had the right to pain relief, and 94...
Source: Agri Dergisi - November 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

The short-term effect of PRP on chronic pain in knee osteoarthritis.
This study measured the short-term efficacy of PRP on chronic pain in patients with OA of the knee. METHODS: Patients with chronic knee pain and grade 2-4 knee OA based on the Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) classification were enrolled in the study. A total of 60 knee joints of 42 patients who completed 3 doses of intraarticular PRP injections administered at intervals of 3 weeks were analyzed. The patients' pain was evaluated using a resting and activity visual analog scale (VAS) on day 0, and at week 3, 6, and 12. RESULTS: Of the 42 patients, 37 were female. The mean age and body mass index was 60.52+-10.41 years and 28...
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitudes of nursing students about pain management.
CONCLUSION: It was determined that the students had a generally poor level of pain knowledge. It will improve the quality of life of patients if pain management is given a greater place in undergraduate education. PMID: 30995323 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[A retrospective investigation of the efficiency of transforaminal anterior epidural steroid injections in patients with low back pain and the effects of interventional pain therapy on quality of life].
Authors: Taşdemir BB, Aydın ON Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of transforaminal anterior epidural steroid and local anesthetic injections (TAESE) and the effects on quality of life in patients with low back pain. METHODS: The study patients (n=191) were divided into 3 groups: disc herniation (DH), failed back surgery (FBS), and spinal stenosis (SS). A visual analog scale (VAS) and verbal pain scale (VPS) were used to assess patient pain. Scores were measured before treatment (VAS 0), in the first month of application (VAS 1), 3 months (VAS 3), and 6 month...
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Transforaminal epidural steroid injection and infraneural approach.
This report is a description of an approach to avoid the complication of injury to the AKA related to transforaminal epidural injection. A 71-year-old male patient presented at the clinic with radiculopathy secondary to lumbar disc hernia. A transforaminal epidural steroid injection was planned. After a radiocontrast injection, vascular filling was detected. The needle was repositioned and an inferior entrance to the epidural space was used. No vascularity was seen and dexamethasone was administered to the patient. A transforaminal epidural steroid injection is an effective interventional treatment for radicular pain, but ...
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Acetaminophen to reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing strabismus surgery.
Authors: Castro Alves LJ, Kendall MC Abstract PMID: 30995326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Hematoma of thight as popliteal block complication].
This report was submitted to share an experience of the development of a local hematoma as a complication following ultrasound-guided popliteal block performance in a 92-year-old, American Society of Anaesthesiologists class III, male patient undergoing surgical excision of a malignant melanoma lesion in the base of the left foot performed by the plastic surgery department. PMID: 30995327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[The use of neurostimulation with ultrasound-guided brachial plexus block: Does it increase success?]
CONCLUSION: The results of this study revealed no additional benefit to USSS in block success in comparison with US alone. Considering the feeling of discomfort and pain due to nerve stimulation, it was concluded that use of US alone may be preferred to combination use. PMID: 30995328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Can we use magnesium for sedation in the intensive care unit for critically ill patients: Is it as effective as other sedatives?
Authors: Altun D, Eren G, Cetingok H, Hergünsel GO, Çukurova Z Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to investigate the effect of magnesium added to midazolam on the hemodynamics, transition time to a T-piece, mechanical ventilation duration, additional sedative-analgesic requirement using bispectral index (BIS) monitorization and sedation scales. METHODS: Fifty critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation support in the intensive care unit were randomly assigned to 2 groups. Group I received a 0.03-0.3 mg/kg bolus loading dose+0.03-02 mg/kg/hour midazola...
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Treatment of calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff with platelet-rich plasma injection: A case report.
Authors: Gula G, Ketenci A Abstract Rotator cuff calcific tendinitis is a common shoulder disorder that usually subsides spontaneously. Some patients, however, do not show any improvement in the pain after conservative treatment for an extended period of time. The aim of this report was to demonstrate the improvement in a patient with calcific tendinitis of infraspinatus following treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Although the efficacy of PRP therapy in this condition is uncertain, it can be an effective treatment option in refractory cases. PMID: 30995330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Evaluation of factors associated with patient satisfaction and mood-state in regional anesthesia.
CONCLUSION: Providing adequate preoperative information to the patient about regional anesthesia will increase overall satisfaction and will assure the patient feels safe during the perioperative period. CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT03476278. PMID: 30995331 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - April 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Evaluation of ultrasonography probe disinfection habits in peripheral and/or central regional blocks applied with ultrasound guidance.
CONCLUSION: Although the most commonly used disinfectant povidone iodide and disinfection training rate is less than 50%, the incidence of UGRA-associated infection is very low. In our country, we believe that the study has provided data on the preferences of disinfection methods of anesthetists in UGRA applications. However, we believe that it is required to be worked in larger study groups that include more anesthesiologists, in order to provide more generalizable data. PMID: 30633308 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation, validity and reliability of the Turkish version of Revised Nonverbal Pain Scale.
CONCLUSION: NVPS-R-TR is a reliable and a valid measuring tool for the pain evaluation of sedated adults who are under mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit. PMID: 30633309 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[An assessment of physicians attitudes toward opioid usage and opiophobia: Results of a survey from a training and research hospital].
CONCLUSION: Resembling the studies in the literature in our study, we've found that doctors have poor knowledge about opioids and opiophobia it's frequent among the doctors.Poor knowledge of opioids and overcoming the opiophobia and medicating with opioids when medical status of patients emposes made us think that in service training should be started immeadiately. PMID: 30633310 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[The Study of Reliability and Validity of the Pain Coping Inventory].
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that PCI can be a useful tool for assessing coping strategies of pain patients with varying complaints of pain. PMID: 30633311 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Permanent pain and brachial plexus injury after coronary bypass grafting: Case report and reviwing the literature.
Authors: Ilgen Uslu F, Şimşek Erdem N Abstract Neurological complications of cardiac surgery is known for almost a century. Brachial plexus injury after coronary artery bypass grafting is not a rare complication, but the frequency of reporting is less because these are temporary and often symptoms requiring treatment. in a few cases peripheral neuropathy findings are permanent and causes of disability. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, imaging and electrophysiological studies and it is important that both treatments for both medical and legal liability. Here in 63-year-old male patient was diagnosed brachial plexus...
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

An add-on therapy for neuropathic pain: Infiltration block with diclofenac sodium and lidocaine through the hypertrophic scar tissue.
In this report we describe infiltration block with diclofenac sodium and lidocaine through the hypertrophic scar tissue to reduce mechanical stress in 3 patients. The infiltration technique might resolve the tension of the contracted scar tissue by tearing the adhesions and the eliminated mechanical compression would reduce the pressure on nerve tissue and hence neuropathic pain symptoms. PMID: 30633313 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

[Transient unilateral sudden hearing loss after spinal anesthesia].
Authors: Kumaş Solak S, Tulga T Abstract Hearing loss after spinal anesthesia is one of the rare complications. It has been suggested that low frequent hearing loss develops after the development of endolymphatic hydrops in the cochlea due to CSF escape after dural puncture. Hearing loss after nonotologic surgical procedures is very rare and usually can only be determined by audiometric evaluation. We aimed to present the sudden unilateral hearing loss and healing process in a patient who underwent spinal anesthesia for elective anterior cruciate ligament surgery in this postoperative period. PMID: 30633314 [P...
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research

Local subcutaneous atrophy after occipital nerve block.
Authors: Kaya SS, Balgetir F Abstract PMID: 30633315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Agri Dergisi)
Source: Agri Dergisi - January 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Agri Source Type: research