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Case Report  |   Volume 3, Issue 2

Ultrasound-guided Transmuscular Quadratus Lumborum (TQL) Block for Pain Management after Caesarean Section

Nina Maenchen, Christian Kruse Hansen, Mette Dam and Jens Borglum
Abstract

The ultrasound-guided transmuscular quadratus lumborum (TQL) block performed in the lumbar paravertebral region exerts its effect by spreading into the thoracic paravertebral space with blockade of both somatosensory and visceral nerves of the abdominal and retroperitoneal region. We discovered an inadequate management of post-operative pain by the conventional analgesic regimen among caesarean section patients in our hospital. In this report we present three cases where the TQL block is demonstrated as an effective tool of opioid sparing, pre-emptive anaesthesia as well as rescue analgesia.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/2/1048

Original Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 2

Comparison of the Analgesic Effects of Preemptive Lornoxicam and Paracetamol after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Tugba Karaman, Tamer Kuzucuoglu, Gulten Arslan, Serkan Karaman and Mujge Hatun
Abstract

Despite increasing knowledge about pain, postoperative pain management is still a challenge. Opioids are widely used drugs in the treatment, but the side effects of the opioids lead to investigations about the novel pain management strategies. We aimed to compare the effects of preemptive intravenous lornoxicam and paracetamol on postoperative pain scores, opioid consumption, and patient satisfaction during laparoscopic cholecystectomy recovery.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/2/1047

Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 2

A Retrospective Review of Corneal Abrasions after Oncologic Surgery in a Tertiary Cancer Center

SJ Gandhi, A Zavala, U Williams, A Van Meter, P Hsu, DS Gombos and P Owusu-Agyemang
Abstract

Corneal abrasions are the single most common ocular injury in the perioperative period. The exact etiology of perioperative corneal abrasions is usually unclear, and several risk factors have been described. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of known and hypothetical risk factors for corneal abrasion in a cohort of cancer patients who had developed corneal abrasion after oncologic surgery. Our review showed a high incidence of risk factors which were similar to that reported for other heterogeneous surgical populations. Contrary to our expectations, there was a low incidence of prior chemotherapy in our study cohort.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/2/1046

Case Report  |   Volume 3, Issue 2

Feasibility and Timing of Craniosynostosis Surgery in a Child with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

C Hochhold, P Paal, G Luckner, M Rasse and C Velik-Salchner
Abstract

Nowadays, children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) survive longer. Thus, the management of such patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery is of increasing relevance. A 12-month-old boy with HLHS following stage II Norwood palliation and Apert syndrome required extended craniosynostosis surgery because of elevated intracerebral pressure. Since extensive blood loss as well as hemodynamic instability were expected, anesthetic and surgical management were carefully planned in a multidisciplinary approach.

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Research Article  |   Volume 3, Issue 2

A Comparison of Three Different Supraglottic Airway Devices in Neonatal Airway Training during Resuscitation Simulation

Markus Ritzka, Domagoj Schunk, Susanne Hopf, Diane Bitzinger, Bernhard M. Graf and Benedikt Trabold
Abstract

Three groups of health care professionals were given a brief supervised training in using the devices. For each participant the positioning of each device was recorded. Success rate of insertion and time until adequate ventilation was measured. Furthermore, use and handling of a SAD was scored for ease of insertion, clinical and fiber-optic position, and ventilation.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2377-4630/3/2/1044


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