Erector Spinae Plane block: a new modality of pain relief in a difficult situation.
Authors: Rajmohan N, Thiruvathtra J, Lobo RP, Nair SG PMID: 32600021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

A tube-in-tube airway management in a patient with Montgomery T-tube in situ.
Conclusions: Transorally insert a cuffed endotracheal tube into the intratracheal limb of MTT could be considered as a safe and feasible approach for airway management. PMID: 32600022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - July 2, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Remifentanil labor analgesia in a parturient with Brugada syndrome.
Authors: Gould C, Bhatia K PMID: 32536043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The Effectiveness of Four Ultrasonographic Parameters as Predictors of Difficult Intubation in Patients without Anticipated Difficult Airway.
Conclusions: The SH had a better accuracy among the four ultrasonographic parameters. Although the individual parameters showed a limited validity, the model including all the four parameters offered better diagnostic profile. PMID: 32536044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 17, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Introducing big data analysis using data from National Health Insurance Service.
Authors: Ahn E Abstract Among the different providers of health care big data in Korea, the data provided by the National Health Insurance Database include the medical information of all the citizens who have subscribed to medical insurance. As such, the data have representativeness and completeness. In order to conduct research using these National Health Insurance Database data, it is necessary to understand the characteristics of the claim data to avoid various biases, and to control confounding variables when making various operational definitions in the planning stage of the research. Moreover, without a prope...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

An ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca catheter technique does not impair ambulatory ability within a clinical pathway for total hip arthroplasty.
Authors: Mudumbai SC, Kim TE, Howard SK, Giori NJ, Woolson S, Ganaway T, Kou A, King R, Mariano ER PMID: 32506897 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Tips for troublesome sample-size calculation.
Authors: In J, Kang H, Kim JH, Kim TK, Ahn EJ, Lee DK, Lee S, Park JH PMID: 32506898 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 10, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of ultrasound as an early diagnostic tool for neuroleukemiosis.
Conclusions: Ultrasound is an inexpensive, non-invasive, simple, and quick diagnostic modality that can be used as a screening tool in the diagnosis of neuroleukemiosis. PMID: 32498489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 7, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Infection control of operating room and anesthesia for cesarean section during pandemic Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) outbreak in Daegu, the republic of Korea - 8 cases report.
Conclusions: This case report suggests the guideline for infection control of surgery and anesthesia in emergent cesarean section of COVID-19 suspected mother by preparing operating room and protection strategy. PMID: 32498490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 7, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The effect of interscalene brachial plexus block with propofol sedation on preventing perioperative hypothermia during arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
This study investigated the incidence of hypothermia and changes in the body temperature in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery under ISBPB with propofol sedation. Methods: This retrospective study enrolled 220 patients who underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Patients were divided into general anesthesia (n = 34) and ISBPB with propofol sedation (n = 186) groups, and medical records were retrospectively compared. In addition, patients from the ISBPB group were further divided according to age (elderly, [≥ 65 years]; n = 98 vs. young, [
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - June 7, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Noninvasive versus invasive ventilation: one modality cannot fit all during COVID-19 outbreak.
Authors: Singh A PMID: 32460464 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Effects of hypercarbia on arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation: prospective randomized crossover study.
Authors: Lee J, Kim Y, Mun J, Lee J, Ko S Abstract Background: The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of hypercarbia on arterial oxygenation during one-lung ventilation (OLV). Methods: Fifty adult patients undergoing elective video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy or pneumonectomy were enrolled. Group 1 patients (n = 25) were first maintained in normocarbia (PaCO2: 38 - 42 mmHg) for 30 min and then in hypercarbia (45 - 50 mmHg). In group 2 patients (n = 25), PaCO2 was maintained in the reverse order. Arterial oxygen partial pressure (PaO2), respiratory variables, hemodynamic variables, and hemog...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

A rare case of Wilson disease associated with intracerebral hemorrhage.
Authors: Singh S, Venigalla SK, Gupta N, Taank P, Marwah V PMID: 32434288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Perioperative considerations for COVID-19 patients: lessons learnt from the pandemic.
Conclusions: Our objective was to facilitate surgical management of patients with known or suspected COVID-19 while minimising risk of nosocomial transmission to healthcare workers and other patients. PMID: 32434289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Anesthetic management of a parturient with Shone's syndrome: case report with review of literature.
Conclusions: Our case report along with the review highlights the successful use of combined spinal epidural anesthetic, as well as provides guidance to the multidisciplinary team on the varied presentation and the optimum management of women with Shone's syndrome during the peripartum period. PMID: 32434290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The effect of preoperative dexmedetomidine nebulization on the hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation: a randomized control trial.
Authors: Misra S, Behera BK, Mitra JK, Sahoo AK, Jena SS, Srinivasan A Abstract Background: Dexmedetomidine, an alpha-2 agonist, has been used for attenuation of hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy, but not through the nebulized route. The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of preoperative dexmedetomidine nebulization on the hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy-intubation, intraoperative anesthetic-analgesic requirements and recovery outcomes. Methods: 120 ASA I & II adult patients, of either gender, undergoing elective surgeries requiring tracheal intubation were enrolled and randomized to rec...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Evaluation of the relationship between lactacidemia and postoperative complications after cytoreduction surgery for peritoneal carcinomatosis.
Conclusions: Serum lactate is a risk factor for postoperative complications in patients undergoing cytoreduction surgery in peritoneal carcinomatosis. PMID: 32434292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 21, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Emerging role of the point-of-care coagulation test in sepsis.
Authors: Kim H PMID: 32418378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Guidelines for control and prevention of COVID-19 in surgical and anesthetic settings.
Authors: Kim HJ, Ko JS, Seo H, Kim TY, Scientific Committee and Patient Safety Committee of Korean Society of Anesthesiologists PMID: 32392669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided rhomboid intercostal block effectively manages myofascial pain.
Authors: Ekinci M, Ciftci B, Alici HA, Ahiskalioglu A PMID: 32392670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The impact of an ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshop on participants' confidence levels and clinical practice.
Authors: An D, Black ND, Tierney S, Chan VWS, Niazi AU PMID: 32392671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Intraoperative refractory status epilepticus caused by propofol.
Conclusions: This article focuses on the management of intractable intraoperative seizure and highlights the need for the exploration of seizure characteristics caused by propofol. PMID: 32388939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

i-gel as an airway device in an anticipated difficult airway in a patient with bear bite and over growth of flap post-surgery.
Authors: Gupta B, Gupta N, Hitish, Debariti, Kakkar K PMID: 32388940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Difficult Airway Society awake intubation guidelines - supraglottic airway guided flexible bronchoscopic intubation is another option to consider.
Authors: Wong P, Lim WY PMID: 32324986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - April 24, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Influence of alcohol consumption on blood coagulation in ROTEM: an in-vivo study.
Conclusions: Ethanol ingestion can impair early fibrin polymerization. Results might be of special relevance in trauma and support routine application of ROTEM/TEG in such cases. PMID: 32299155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - April 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Awake supraglottic airway guided intubation: for the patient, by the patient.
Authors: Sahay N, Kumer R, Naaz S, Vivekanand PMID: 32252515 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - April 8, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

A brief introduction to Propensity Score for anesthesiologists.
Authors: De Cassai A, Andreatta G, Boscolo A, Munari M, Navalesi P Abstract Intergroup comparability is of paramount importance in clinical research since it is impossible to draw conclusions on a treatment if populations with different characteristics are compared. While an adequate randomization process in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) ensures a balanced distribution of subjects between groups, the distribution in observational prospective and retrospective studies may be influenced by many confounders. Propensity score (PS) is a statistical technique that was developed more than 30 years ago with the purpo...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - April 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Emergency cesarean section on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) confirmed patient.
Conclusions: This case suggested that negative pressure operating room, skillful medical team, and enhanced personal protective equipment including N95 masks, surgical cap, double gown, double gloves, shoe covers, and powered air-purifying respirator are required at the hospital for safe delivery in such a case. PMID: 32229802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - April 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Tips for troublesome sample-size calculation.
We described the primary endpoints that are the main concern of the study and the basis for calculating sample size, the statistics used to analyze the primary endpoints, type I error and power, the effect size and the rationale. It also included a method of calculating the adjusted sample size considering the dropout rate inevitably occurring during the research. Finally, examples regarding sample size calculation that are appropriately and incorrectly described in the published papers are presented with explanations. PMID: 32229812 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - April 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of risk factors of hypotensive bradycardic events during shoulder arthroscopic surgery under interscalene blockade in the sitting position.
Conclusions: The intraoperative use of antihypertensives such as hydralazine and sedatives such as propofol or dexmedetomidine leads to increased risk of HBEs during shoulder arthroscopic surgery under ISB in the sitting position. PMID: 32213804 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 29, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Data Science and Machine Learning in Anesthesiology.
This article mainly focuses on supervised ML as applied to electronic health records (EHR) data. The main limitation of EHR based studies is in the difficulty of establishing causal relationships. However, low cost and rich information content provide great potential to uncover hitherto unknown correlations. In this review, the basic concepts of ML are introduced along with important terms that any ML researcher should know. Practical tips regarding the choice of software and computing devices are provided. Towards the end, several examples of successful application of ML to anesthesiology are discussed. The goal of this a...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Emergence agitation: current knowledge and unresolved questions.
Authors: Lee SJ, Sung TY Abstract Emergence agitation (EA), which is also referred to as emergence delirium, can lead to clinically significant consequences. The mechanism of EA remains unclear. Proposed contributors to EA include age, male sex, type of surgery, emergency operation, use of inhalational anesthetics with low blood-gas partition coefficients, long duration of surgery, anticholinergics, premedication with benzodiazepines, voiding urgency, postoperative pain, and the presence of invasive devices. If pre- or intraoperative objective monitoring could predict the occurrence of agitation during emergence, t...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Implementation of a perioperative ketamine shortage mitigation strategy.
Authors: Dibridge J, Holder-Murray J, Skledar S, Subramaniam K, Esper SA PMID: 32209962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Effect of dexmedetomidine on dynamic cerebral autoregulation and carbon dioxide reactivity during sevoflurane anesthesia in healthy patients.
Conclusions: Dexmedetomidine administration does not impair dCA and CO2 reactivity in patients undergoing spine surgery under sevoflurane anesthesia. PMID: 32209963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Recommendations for Anesthesia in Patients Suspected of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Infection.
Authors: Kim HJ, Ko JS, Kim TY, Scientific Committee on Korean Society of Anesthesiologists PMID: 32172550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Paravertebral block: anatomy and relevant safety issues.
Authors: Ardon AE, Lee J, Franco CD, Riutort KT, Greengrass RA Abstract Paravertebral block, especially thoracic paravertebral block, is an effective regional anesthetic technique that can provide significant analgesia for numerous surgical procedures, including breast surgery, pulmonary surgery, and herniorrhaphy. The technique, although straightforward, is not devoid of potential adverse effects. Proper anatomic knowledge and adequate technique may help decrease the risk of these effects. In this brief discourse, we discuss the anatomy and technical aspects of paravertebral blocks and emphasize the importance of ...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 18, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Sex/gender and additional equity characteristics of providers and patients in perioperative anesthesia trials: a cross-sectional analysis of the literature.
This study assesses their incorporation in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on anaesthesia-related interventions, for both patients and healthcare providers. This is a cross-sectional analysis using an existing dataset derived from the anesthesia literature. The dataset originated from a scoping review searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, CENTRAL, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews. RCTs investigating the effect of anesthesia-related interventions on mortality for adults undergoing surgery were included. Equity outcome measures were recorded for both patients and providers and assessed for inclusion in study ...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 15, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Transcatheter tricuspid valve-in valve replacement-hope for the forgotten valve!
Authors: Deshpande SP, Sankova S, Dorsey N, Dawood MY, Tanaka K PMID: 32160737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Demographic and clinical factors associated with same-day discharge and unplanned readmission following shoulder arthroplasty: a retrospective cohort study.
We examined demographic and clinical factors associated with same-day discharge and unplanned readmission following shoulder arthroplasty in adult patients. Methods: Utilizing data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, we extracted all patients that underwent shoulder arthroplasty. The primary and secondary outcome of interest was same-day discharge and 30-day unplanned readmission, respectively. We utilized multivariable logistic regression to identify covariates associated with these two outcomes. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were reporte...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Response to comment on "Awake supraglottic airway guided flexible bronchoscopic intubation in patients with anticipated difficult airways: a case series and narrative review."
Response to comment on "Awake supraglottic airway guided flexible bronchoscopic intubation in patients with anticipated difficult airways: a case series and narrative review." Korean J Anesthesiol. 2020 Feb 28;: Authors: Wong P, Lim WY PMID: 32106640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Management of perioperative volume therapy - Monitoring and pitfalls.
This article should give an overview about how to evaluate the fluid responsiveness of the patients and what parameters could be used and what limitations should be noted. PMID: 32106641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Nebulized heparin and salbutamol versus Salbutamol alone in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring mechanical ventilation: a double blind randomised controlled trial.
Conclusions: Co-administration of nebulised heparin and salbutamol, compared with salbutamol alone, significantly increased ventilator-free days among the mechanically ventilated AECOPD patients without increasing the bleeding hazards. PMID: 32106642 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - March 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Erector spinae plane block and altered hemostasis: is it a safe option?: a case series.
Conclusions: ESP block may be a suitable regional analgesia technique in patients with altered hemostasis. Further studies are needed to support this statement. PMID: 32098007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Is mid-transverse process to pleura (MTP) block a better technique for obese patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy?
Authors: Syal R, Kumar R, Chhabra S, Agha M PMID: 32098008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Driving pressure guided ventilation.
Authors: Ahn HJ, Park M, Kim JA, Yang M, Yoon S, Kim BR, Bahk JH, Oh YJ, Lee EH Abstract Protective ventilation is a prevailing ventilatory strategy these days and is comprised of small tidal volume, limited inspiratory pressure, and application of positive end-expiratory pressure. However, several retrospective studies recently suggested that tidal volume, inspiratory pressure, and positive end-expiratory pressure are not related to patient outcomes, or only related when they influenced the driving pressure. Therefore, this review introduces the concept of driving pressure and looks into the possibility of driving...
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Low thoracic erector spinae plane block for perioperative analgesia in transfeminine bottom surgery.
Authors: Verduzco LA PMID: 32098010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

TAP block for surgical anesthesia in a case of Flail Arm Syndrome.
Authors: Mishra P, Govil N, Parameswaran P, Gupta B PMID: 32098011 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

The immunosuppressive effects of volatile versus intravenous anesthesia combined with epidural analgesia on kidney cancer: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions: The results of the current pilot study did not support the hypothesis that the suppression of the cell-mediated immunity is worse under the use of inhalational anesthesia as compared to total intravenous anesthesia, in patients undergoing kidney cancer surgery under combined low thoracic epidural analgesia and general anesthesia. PMID: 32098012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 28, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Antiallodynic and anti-inflammatory effects of intrathecal R-PIA in a rat model of vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Conclusions: These results suggest that intrathecally administered R-PIA attenuates cold and mechanical static allodynia in a rat model of vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy, partially due to its anti-inflammatory actions. PMID: 32046474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research

Rhomboid intercostal and subserratus plane block: a case series.
Conclusions: RISS block in abdominal surgery seems to have an important role in perioperative pain management complementing the multimodal analgesic regimen. To determine the efficacy of RISS block for abdominal surgery, further randomized control trials are needed. PMID: 32046475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology)
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - February 14, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research