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Kollender Yehuda - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain in patients with bone and soft tissue cancer is different from that of other surgical patients due to the severity of the pain generated during surgery and because many of them have already been in pain preoperatively. The search for optimal intravenous pharmacologic management for this population ...
Reuben Scott S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with considerable postoperative pain, which, if unrelieved, may result in prolonged hospital stay, inability to participate in rehabilitation programs, poor outcomes, and greater use of healthcare resources. The hypothesis of this study is that perioperative administration of celecoxib will improve analgesic efficacy, with ...
Bito Hiroyasu - - 2008
The combination of general anesthesia and epidural anesthesia has been considered to worsen the degree of hypothermia. However, epidural anesthesia reduces cardiac output, which may prevent redistribution hypothermia. Twenty-four patients undergoing gynecologic surgery were randomly assigned to one of two groups: recipients of epidural injection of 1% ropivacaine and general ...
Mitsogiannis Iraklis C - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Shockwave-induced pain may become an important issue during extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL), although the new generation of lithotriptors generally produces less pain than previous models. The aim of the study was to compare the analgesic effect of a cyclooxygenase-2-specific inhibitor (parecoxib sodium) with that of our standard ...
Casati Andrea - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: To evaluate the efficacy in terms of pain relief and degree of motor impairment of a continuous epidural infusion of 0.125% levobupivacaine in patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery. METHODS: 186 patients receiving effective epidural analgesia with 0.125% levobupivacaine during the first 24 hours ...
Barrington Michael J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Continuous femoral nerve blockade (CFNB) is often used for postoperative analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). CFNB can be instituted using a variety of techniques. Stimulating catheters (SC) have the advantage of confirming placement of the catheter close to the nerve during advancement. METHODS: In this randomized, controlled, double-blind ...
Gagliese Lucia - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Age-related patterns in postoperative pain are unclear with reports of no age differences and less pain with age. The objective of this study was to identify correlates of pain and intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (i.v. PCA) morphine use in younger and older patients. DESIGN: 24 hours after surgery, patients completed ...
Jensen Mark P - - 2008
Data from 26 participants in a case series of hypnotic analgesia for chronic pain were examined to determine the long-term effects of hypnosis treatment. Statistically significant decreases in average daily pain intensity, relative to pretreatment values, were observed at posttreatment and at 3- and 9-month follow-up but not at 6- ...
Altindis Nuh T - - 2008
To investigate if the addition of dexmedetomidine to meperidine in a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device would reduce postoperative meperidine consumption when compared with meperidine alone. Forty patients scheduled for elective abdominal surgery under general anesthesia in Suleyman Demirel University Medical School, Isparta, Turkey between February and September 2006, were randomly ...
Wallace Mark S - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of adding intrathecal ziconotide to intrathecal morphine in patients being treated with a stable intrathecal morphine dose. DESIGN: Phase II, multicenter, open-label study with a 5-week titration phase and an extension phase. SETTING: Outpatient clinics. PATIENTS: Patients with suboptimal pain relief receiving stable ...
Büchler M W - - 2008
Background: Postoperative ileus (POI) affects most patients undergoing abdominal surgery. This study evaluated the effect of alvimopan, a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor (PAM-OR) antagonist, on POI by negating the impact of opioids on gastrointestinal (GI) motility without affecting analgesia in patients outside North America. Method: Adult subjects undergoing open abdominal ...
Dorr Lawrence D - - 2008
Use of parenteral narcotics after total knee arthroplasty is considered by most orthopedic surgeons to be the standard of care. This study tested the hypothesis that a multimodal oral pain medication protocol could control pain and minimize complications of parenteral narcotics. Postoperative oral analgesia was augmented with either continuous epidural ...
Zingg Urs - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) provides superior analgesia with a lower incidence of postoperative ileus when compared with systemic opiate analgesia in open colorectal surgery. However, in laparoscopic colorectal surgery the role of TEA is not well defined. This prospective observational study investigates the influence of TEA in laparoscopic colorectal ...
Charles Margaret A - - 2008
Acute episodic breathlessness in patients receiving palliative care is a distressing symptom with little evidence-base to inform management. This pilot, double-blind, controlled, crossover study compared the effects of nebulized hydromorphone, systemic hydromorphone and nebulized saline for the relief of episodic breathlessness in advanced cancer patients. On three occasions of acute ...
Karaman Yucel - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of lornoxicam used in preemptive analgesia on the intensity of pain and requirement for analgesics in the perioperative period for major abdominal surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients scheduled for elective major abdominal surgery were randomly assigned to three groups after ...
Narabayashi Masaru - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We prospectively investigated the efficacy of opioid rotation from oral morphine to oral oxycodone in cancer patients who had difficulty in continuing oral morphine treatment because of inadequate analgesia and/or intolerable side effects. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients were enrolled and 25 were evaluated. The rate of patients who achieved adequate ...
Lee Sung Jin - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Recently, the laparoscopic surgical technique has been widely applied to major surgery as it can minimize surgical incision, reduce blood loss, and shorten hospital stay. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of the laparoscopic surgery on postoperative micturitional function in comparison to open surgery. METHOD: Sixty patients undergoing ...
Yapici Davud - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal morphine has been used in hopes of providing long-lasting postoperative analgesia in patients after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 7 micro/kg intrathecal morphine administration in coronary bypass surgery in the postoperative period. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized, blinded, and ...
Delvecchio L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Ample evidence is now available showing the analgesic efficacy of a local anaesthetic-opioid combination to control postoperative pain. This retrospective study aimed to analyze any improvement in the ability of sufentanyl, a highly lipophilic opioid, and morphine, a poorly lipophilic opioid, to control postoperative pain at rest and in ...
Park Se Hoon - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of intravenous lorazepam as premedication for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (BMAB). DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled. PATIENTS: One hundred and thirty-eight consenting patients planned to receive BMAB. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous lorazepam 1 mg or placebo just prior to BMAB. ...
Frassanito L - - 2008
PURPOSE: Intrathecal morphine and psoas compartment block represent two accepted techniques to provide postoperative analgesia after hip arthroplasty. We designed a prospective, randomized, single-blinded study to compare these two techniques. METHODS: Forty patients scheduled for primary hip arthroplasty under general anesthesia were randomized to receive either an intrathecal administration of ...
Cepeda M Soledad - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Limited evidence supports the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Therefore, it is crucial to assess the usefulness of this invasive procedure before implanting permanent electrodes in each patient. An N-of-1 trial is an experiment in which a single participant undergoes periods of comparative treatments. We illustrate how an ...
Caliskan Esra - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus is a major gastrointestinal complication of abdominal aortic surgery leading to increased rates of morbidity and mortality, longer lengths of hospital stay, and higher costs. In this study, we evaluated the effect of epidurally administered neostigmine on postoperative ileus after abdominal aortic surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 45 ...
Hong J Y - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The pneumoperitoneum and the head-down tilt positions required for laparoscopy may induce pathological, haemodynamic and ventilatory changes that complicate anaesthetic management. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative epidural analgesia on intraoperative haemodynamic and ventilatory parameters during laparoscopic hysterectomy using the non-invasive cardiac output ...
Hakobyan R V RV Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia. - - 2008
Surgical decompression is a lifesaving procedure in patients with severe intraabdominal hypertension. However, it involves subsequent management of an open abdomen. Therefore, it is not recommended for moderate intra-abdominal hypertension. Our literature search did not show any studies relating the efficacy of epidural analgesia in decreasing elevated intraabdominal pressure (IAP) ...
Gallo Susan S St Joseph's Hospital, Member of HealthEast Care System, St Paul, MN, - - 2008
The purpose of the study was to compare urinary retention rates following orthopaedic surgery in patients who received low-dose intravenous naloxone while receiving morphine patient-controlled analgesia with patients who did not receive naloxone. Randomized controlled trial without blinding. There were 97 participants consenting to the study, 45 were randomly assigned ...
Campbell A - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Postoperative regional analgesia for total knee replacement can provide excellent pain control and speedy rehabilitation compared with systemic opioid analgesia but the optimal technique to provide best analgesia with minimal adverse effects remains unclear. We carried out an observer-blinded randomized trial of side-directed epidural infusion with lumbar ...
Akinci S B - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative analgesic efficacy of intraperitoneal tramadol with intravenous tramadol or normal saline in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Sixty-one patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomized to one of three groups in a double-blind manner via coded syringes. All ...
Pratt Wande B - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Epidural analgesia has emerged as a commonly applied method to improve pain management and reduce perioperative complications in major abdominal surgery. However, there is no detailed analysis of its efficacy for pancreatic operations. This study compares clinical and economic outcomes after epidural and intravenous analgesia for pancreatoduodenectomy. MATERIAL AND ...
Arkoosh Valerie A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Continuous intrathecal labor analgesia produces rapid analgesia or anesthesia and allows substantial flexibility in medication choice. The US Food and Drug Administration, in 1992, removed intrathecal microcatheters (27-32 gauge) from clinical use after reports of neurologic injury in nonobstetric patients. This study examined the safety and efficacy of a ...
Wallace Mark S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Ziconotide is a non-opioid drug indicated for management of severe chronic pain in patients for whom intrathecal (IT) therapy is warranted and who are intolerant of or refractory to other treatments. METHODS: Six-hundred and forty-four patients with severe chronic pain participated in this open-label, multicenter study. Ziconotide titration was ...
Saudan Sonja - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Patient controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) is uncommon in pediatric anesthesia. Because PCEA offers superior pain control compared with continuous epidural infusions in adults, we prospectively evaluated the analgesia efficacy and safety of PCEA in children and adolescents following extensive spinal surgery. METHODS: Following ethics committee approval, 100 consecutive children ...
Fowler S J - - 2008
The relative analgesic efficacy and side-effect profile of peripheral nerve blockade (PNB) techniques compared with lumbar epidural analgesia for major knee surgery is unclear. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomized trials comparing epidural analgesia with PNB for major knee surgery. Eight studies were identified that had ...
Pham Dang Charles - - 2008
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To study the electrophysiologic and clinical effects of epidural morphine combined with either bupivacaine 0.125% or ropivacaine 0.2%. DESIGN: Comparative, randomized, double-blind study. SETTINGS: Intensive care unit and hospital ward of a university hospital. PATIENTS: 18 adult ASA physical status I and II patients with degenerative or idiopathic ...
Candido Kenneth D - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Lumbar midline interlaminar and transforaminal (TF) epidural steroid injections are treatments for low back pain with radiculopathy secondary to degenerative disk disease. Since pain generators are located anteriorly in the epidural space, ventral epidural spread is the logical target for placement of antiinflammatory medications. In this randomized, prospective, observational ...
Jirarattanaphochai Kitti - - 2008
STUDY DESIGN: A bicenter randomized, patients, healthcare providers, and data collectors blind placebo-controlled trial in multimodal analgesia for postoperative lumbar spine surgery was conducted. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of parecoxib on postoperative pain management after posterior lumbar spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Systematic reviews suggest that ...
Keïta H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: To determine the efficacy and safety of intravenous postoperative morphine titration in the elderly compared with younger patients. METHODS: In the post-anaesthesia care unit, patients complaining of pain received morphine until adequate pain relief. Intravenous morphine was titrated as 3 mg boluses in young (age 65 yr) and 2 ...
Amir-Abbas Kianfar
There are conflicting results in the literature concerning preemptive effect of ketamine. The aim of our study was the clinical evaluation of preemptive perioperative analgesia with low-doses ketamine. We conducted a randomized, prospective and double blind study: Thirty patients undergoing elective cholecystectomy under general anesthesia were allocated randomly to receive ...
H.M. Kamal
Intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) with morphine is often used for postoperative analgesia in morbidly obese patients. However, the required doses may increase postoperative respiratory disorders. Adjunction of small doses of ketamine could reduce dose and related side effects. Eighty morbidly obese patients undergoing upper abdominal surgery were randomly assigned ...
Md. Eman Elbealy
The present study evaluated the effects of lumbar epidural anesthesia (E) vs lumbar paravertebral block (P) and general anesthesia (G) with respect to intraoperative mean arterial blood pressure, heart rate, postoperative pain intensity, analgesic requirements and postoperative complications in patients undergoing percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The study included 57 patients undergoing percutaneous ...
Sakai Tetsuya - - 2008
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adhesiolysis followed by the injection of steroid and local anesthetic during epiduroscopy on sensory nerve function, pain, and functional disability in patients with chronic sciatica. METHODS: Epidural adhesiolysis, using epiduroscopy, followed by the injection of steroid and local ...
St Peter Shawn D - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The repair of pectus excavatum with bar placement is associated with substantial postoperative pain. Optimal pain control strategy has not been addressed with level 1 or substantial level 2 evidence. Many institutions operate under the assumption that a thoracic epidural offers the best pain control for these patients. Therefore, ...
Sveticic Gorazd - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The addition of ketamine to morphine for patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is supported by previous basic and clinical research, but has been challenged by subsequent negative studies. Important limitations of previous studies are the low number of patients analyzed, the use of morphine-ketamine combinations that may not the optimal, and ...
Hong Jeong-Yeon - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Surgical stress and general anesthesia suppress immune function. Preemptive epidural analgesia can affect the perioperative immune responses, and influence cancer management. METHODS: Forty women undergoing elective laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer were allocated to this prospective, randomized, double-blind trial. Before inducing anesthesia, 2 mg morphine dissolved ...
Colpaert Steven D M - - 2008
To investigate the safety and efficacy of interpleural analgesia for postoperative pain control in patients having breast reconstruction we did a retrospective audit of 114 women who had had their breasts reconstructed by the same team. A group of 22 women given morphine postoperatively acted as a historical control. Ninety-two ...
Erdo─čan Ipek - - 2008
In this prospective, randomized study, we evaluate the postoperative analgesic effect of lornoxicam after myomectomy operations. Forty ASA I-II patients scheduled for myomectomy operation were enrolled to this study. Patients were randomly divided into two groups and epidural block was performed with 0,75 % ropivacaine. After the operation, morphine Patient ...
Luhmann Scott J - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to analyze the efficacy of femoral nerve blocks (FNBs) in decreasing postoperative narcotic use in adolescents undergoing patellar realignment surgery (PRS). All patients who underwent PRS at 2 children's hospitals between 1998 and 2002 were included in the study. Patients were grouped according to ...
Evron Shmuel - - 2008
PURPOSE: Epidural analgesia is associated with hyperthermia during labor and presumably causes it, although no convincing mechanism has been postulated. It seems likely that fever associated with pyrogenic factors related to labor is suppressed by opioids, whereas it is expressed normally in patients given epidural analgesia. We examined this hypothesis ...
Axelsson Kjell - - 2008
BACKGROUND: In this study we assessed the efficacy of intraarticular regional analgesia on postoperative pain and analgesic requirements. METHODS: Fifty-one patients undergoing shoulder surgery (Bankart) were recruited into this double-blind study. At the end of the operation, patients were randomized to three groups to receive intraarticularly via a catheter: Group ...
Koukis Ioannis - - 2008
The use of opioid analgesics to control pain after median sternotomy in cardiac surgical patients is worldwide accepted and established. However, opioids have a wide range of possible side effects, concerning prolonged extubation time, gastrointestinal tract dyskinesia and urinary tract disorders mostly retention. All these may lead to a prolonged ...
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