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Pain management and analgesia

This section considers manuscripts relating to the management of pain in all settings.

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  1. We explored the analgesic outcomes on postoperative day (POD) 1 in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) who received intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA), rectus sh...

    Authors: Jung-Woo Shim, Yun Jeong Cho, Minhee Kim, Sang Hyun Hong, Hyong Woo Moon, Sung Hoo Hong and Min Suk Chae

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:291

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  2. Breast surgery in the United States is common. Pain affects up to 50% of women undergoing breast surgery and can interfere with postoperative outcomes. General anesthesia is the conventional, most frequently u...

    Authors: Pasquale Sansone, Luca Gregorio Giaccari, Mario Faenza, Pasquale Di Costanzo, Sara Izzo, Caterina Aurilio, Francesco Coppolino, Maria Beatrice Passavanti, Vincenzo Pota and Maria Caterina Pace

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:290

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  3. Surgical procedure usually causes serious postoperative pain and poor postoperative pain management negatively affects quality of life, function and recovery time. We aimed to investigate the role of wound inf...

    Authors: Kunpeng Li, Changbin Ji, Dawei Luo, Hongyong Feng, Keshi Yang and Hui Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:288

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  4. Numerous studies have revealed that acupuncture can increase the somatic pain threshold. Electro-acupuncture (EA) can help pain-relieving with minimal physiologic disturbance. Various painful disorders, as wel...

    Authors: Hamdy A. Hendawy and Mohamed E. Abuelnaga

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:279

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  5. The aim of this network meta-analysis (NMA) was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) Meloxicam 30 mg (MIV), an investigational non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and certain other...

    Authors: John A. Carter, Libby K. Black, Dolly Sharma, Tarun Bhagnani and Jonathan S. Jahr

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:272

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  6. The optimal position for continuous adductor canal block (ACB) for analgesia after total knee anthroplasty (TKA) remians controversial, mainly due to high variability in the localization of the the adductor ca...

    Authors: Yuda Fei, Xulei Cui, Shaohui Chen, Huiming Peng, Bin Feng, Wenwei Qian, Jin Lin, Xisheng Weng and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:260

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  7. Postoperative pain after breast cancer surgery remains a major challenge in patient care. Local infiltration analgesia is a standard analgesic technique used for pain relief after surgery. Its application in p...

    Authors: Baona Wang, Tao Yan, Xiangyi Kong, Li Sun, Hui Zheng and Guohua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:257

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  8. Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric block (ILIHB) is a well-established procedure for postoperative analgesia after open inguinal surgery in children. This procedure is effective and safe, especially when ultrasound ...

    Authors: Bjoern Grosse, Stefan Eberbach, Hans O. Pinnschmidt, Deirdre Vincent, Martin Schmidt-Niemann and Konrad Reinshagen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:256

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  9. Paravertabral blocks (PVB) are in use to adequately manage pain arising from a variety of operations on the thorax, abdomen or pelvis. PVB is straightforward, efficacious in operations performed. This study wa...

    Authors: Ferda Yaman and Devrim Tuglu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:250

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  10. Opioids are the most effective antinociceptive agents, they have undesirable side effects such as respiratory depressant and postoperative nausea and vomiting. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the anti...

    Authors: Peng-fei Gao, Jing-yan Lin, Shun Wang, Yun-feng Zhang, Guo-qiang Wang, Qi Xu and Xiao Guo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:240

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  11. Intraarticular injections are widely used to provide pain relief after arthroscopic procedures and minimize the use of opioids. Dexmedetomidine has been proven to potentiate pain relief and postpone the demand...

    Authors: Başak Akça, Aysun Ankay Yılbaş, Filiz Üzümcügil, Berkem Büyükakkuş, Elham Bahador Zırh, Dilara Zeybek and Fatma Sarıcaoğlu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:237

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  12. In this study, the μ-Opioid receptor activity was assessed pre-operatively for its association with postoperative pain level and second analgesic requirement in patients undergoing septoplasty.

    Authors: Muzaffer Gencer and Ayşe Yeşim Göçmen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:230

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  13. Inadvertent intravascular injection has been suggested as the most probable mechanism behind serious neurological complications during transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Authors believe a smaller gaug...

    Authors: Robin Raju, Michael Mehnert, David Stolzenberg, Jeremy Simon, Theodore Conliffe and Jeffrey Gehret

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:222

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  14. The postoperative analgesic effect of transmuscular quadratus lumborum block (QLB-TM) in patients following lower abdominal surgeries has been identified; however, the efficacy of QLB using the lateral approac...

    Authors: Luning Chen, Jingjing Ji, Yali Tian, Qing Sun, Xuefeng Qiu, Xiaogong Li and Bingbing Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:217

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  15. Surgery-related pain and opioids might exacerbate immune defenses in immunocompromised cancer patients which might affect postoperativd overall survival. Sufentanil is a good postoperative pain control drug,th...

    Authors: Yanhua Peng, Jinfeng Yang, Duo Guo, Chumei Zheng, Huiping Sun, Qinya Zhang, Shuangfa Zou, Yanping Zhang, Ke Luo and Keith A. Candiotti

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:212

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  16. Postoperative pain in ambulatory surgery is a multifactorial issue affecting patient satisfaction, time of discharge, and rehospitalization. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of nalbuphine for the t...

    Authors: Yu-jiao Guan, Lai Wei, Qin Liao, Qi-wu Fang, Nong He, Chong-fang Han, Chang-hong Miao, Gang-jian Luo, Han-bing Wang, Hao Cheng, Qu-lian Guo and Zhi-gang Cheng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:204

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  17. Rectus sheath block (RSB) is known to attenuate postoperative pain and reduce perioperative opioid consumption. Thus, a retrospective study was performed to examine the effects of bilateral rectus sheath block...

    Authors: Shaoheng Wang, Pengfei Liu, Teng Gao, Lei Guan and Tianzuo Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:197

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  18. In the practice of postoperative pain management, pain is still poorly managed in low resource setting where the practice of epidural and opioid free analgesia is impractical. There has been a recent trend of ...

    Authors: Zemedu Aweke, Fetene Seyoum, Tewoderos Shitemaw and Derartu Neme Doba

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:191

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  19. Local anesthetic wound infusion has become an invaluable technique in multimodal analgesia. The effectiveness of wound infusion of 0.2% ropivacaine delivered by patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pump has not ...

    Authors: Gordan Mijovski, Matej Podbregar, Juš Kšela, Matej Jenko and Maja Šoštarič

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:172

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  20. YouTube™ (“YouTube”) is often used as an educational tool to instruct anesthesia providers on regional anesthesia nerve blocks. However, there is no current objective standard to assess the educational quality...

    Authors: George L. Tewfik, Adam N. Work, Steven M. Shulman and Patrick Discepola

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:168

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  21. We developed a Vital-signs-integrated Patient-assisted Intravenous opioid Analgesia (VPIA) analgesic infusion pump, a closed-loop vital signs monitoring and drug delivery system which embodied in a novel algor...

    Authors: Ban Leong Sng, Daryl Jian’an Tan, Chin Wen Tan, Nian-Lin Reena Han, Rehena Sultana and Alex Tiong Heng Sia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:145

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  22. Caudal ketamine has been shown to provide an effective and prolonged post-operative analgesia with few adverse effects. However, the effect of caudal ketamine on the minimum local anesthetic concentration (MLA...

    Authors: Huai-Zhen Wang, Ling-Yu Wang, Hui-Hong Liang, Yan-Ting Fan, Xing-Rong Song and Ying-Jun She

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:144

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  23. Several neuraxial techniques have demonstrated effective post-cesarean section analgesia. According to previous reports, it is likely that patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) without opioids is inferi...

    Authors: Izumi Sato, Hajime Iwasaki, Sarah Kyuragi Luthe, Takafumi Iida and Hirotsugu Kanda

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:138

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  24. As a component of multimodal analgesia, the administration of systemic lidocaine is a well-known technique. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of lidocaine infusion on postoperative pain-related outcomes in pat...

    Authors: Anup Ghimire, Asish Subedi, Balkrishna Bhattarai and Birendra Prasad Sah

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:137

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  25. It is unclear whether regional anesthesia with infraclavicular nerve block or general anesthesia provides better postoperative analgesia after distal radial fracture fixation, especially when combined with reg...

    Authors: Stanley S. Wong, Wing S. Chan, Christian Fang, Chi W. Chan, Tak W. Lau, Frankie Leung and Chi W. Cheung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:130

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  26. Chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) is common and would reduce the quality of life of patients. Transversus abdominal plane (TAP) block has been widely used in lower abdominal surgery and many researches demonstr...

    Authors: Zi-Ye Pan, Zhong-Hua Hu, Fan Zhang, Wen-Xiu Xie, Yong-Zhong Tang and Qin Liao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:116

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  27. We systematically reviewed the evidence on the efficacy and safety of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) targeted pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) versus any comparator for treatment of non-neuropathic pain.

    Authors: Ivana Vuka, Svjetlana Došenović, Tihana Marciuš, Lejla Ferhatović Hamzić, Katarina Vučić, Damir Sapunar and Livia Puljak

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:105

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  28. Trunk block technique has been used in postoperative analgesia for patients undergoing surgery, specifically, transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) and quadratus lumborum block (QLB) have been proved effect...

    Authors: Yanqing Wang, Xiaojia Wang and Kexian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:103

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:128

  29. The effect of erector spinae plane block has been evaluated by clinical trials leading to a diversity of results. The main objective of the current investigation is to compare the analgesic efficacy of erector...

    Authors: Mark C. Kendall, Lucas Alves, Lauren L. Traill and Gildasio S. De Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:99

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  30. Innervation of the clavicle is complex and debated, with scarce data on the analgesic and clinical impact of regional anaesthesia after surgical repair of clavicle fracture.

    Authors: Magnus Olofsson, Patrick Taffé, Kyle Robert Kirkham, Frédéric Vauclair, Bénédict Morin and Eric Albrecht

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:91

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  31. Rocuronium-associated injection pain/withdrawal response (RAIPWR) was non-ideal but occurred frequently when injection intravenously during anesthesia induction. Many studies had reported that pretreating with...

    Authors: Jia Wang, Yu Cui, Bin Liu and Jianfeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:89

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  32. Ultrasound-guided erector spine plane (ESP) block is widely used in perioperative analgesia for back, chest and abdominal surgery. The extent and distribution of this block remain controversial. This study was...

    Authors: Jingxiong Zhang, Yuting He, Shi Wang, Zhengjie Chen, Yu Zhang, Yuan Gao, Quanguang Wang, Yun Xia, Thomas J. Papadimos and Riyong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:88

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  33. Postoperative pain is the most prominent concern among surgical patients. It has previously been reported that venous cannulation-induced pain (VCP) can be used to predict postoperative pain after laparoscopic...

    Authors: Fei Peng, Yanshuang Li, Yanqiu Ai, Jianjun Yang and Yanping Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:86

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  34. Chronic osteoarthritic pain is not well understood in terms of its pathophysiological mechanism. Activated glial cells are thought to play a role in the maintenance of chronic pain. T98G glioblastoma cell line...

    Authors: Weiling Liu, Chunmei Li, Francis Chee Kuan Tan, Hong Jye Neo, Yiong Huak Chan, Chian-Ming Low and Tat Leang Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:69

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  35. Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. To date, there is no consensus on which anesthesia should be used. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the effica...

    Authors: Lin Li, Yi Pang, Yongchao Wang, Qi Li and Xiangchao Meng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:64

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  36. Local anesthesia can reduce the response to surgical stress and decrease the consumption of opioids, which may reduce immunosuppression and potentially delay postoperative tumor recurrence. We compared paraver...

    Authors: Haichen Chu, He Dong, Yongjie Wang and Zejun Niu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:59

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  37. Treatment of postoperative pain remains a significant clinical problem, and prediction of patients with a risk of higher postoperative pain levels is an important focus. We aimed to identify patients undergoin...

    Authors: Anja Geisler, Josephine Zachodnik, Jens Laigaard, Laura S. Kruuse, Charlotte V. Sørensen, Magnus Sandberg, Eva I. Persson and Ole Mathiesen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:57

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  38. Abdominal surgery is common and is associated with severe postoperative pain. The transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block is considered an effective means for pain control in such cases. The quadratus lumborum ...

    Authors: Xiancun Liu, Tingting Song, Xuejiao Chen, Jingjing Zhang, Conghui Shan, Liangying Chang and Haiyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:53

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  39. This review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block compared with epidural analgesia (EA) in adults after abdominal surgery.

    Authors: Chaosheng Qin, Yuanming Liu, Jijun Xiong, Xiaogang Wang, Qinghua Dong, Tingshi Su and Jingchen Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:52

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  40. Effective postoperative pain control remains a challenge for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Novel regional blocks may improve pain management for such patients and can shorten their length of stay in the...

    Authors: Bogusław Gawęda, Michał Borys, Bartłomiej Belina, Janusz Bąk, Miroslaw Czuczwar, Bogumiła Wołoszczuk-Gębicka, Maciej Kolowca and Kazimierz Widenka

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:51

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  41. The comparative efficacy of epidural bupivacaine alone and bupivacaine combined with magnesium sulfate in providing postoperative analgesia remains controversial.

    Authors: Li-Qin Li, Mei-Dan Fang, Cong Wang, Hong-Liu Lu, Li-Xue Wang, Hong-Yu Xu and Hou-Zhong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:39

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  42. Postoperative inadequate analgesia following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a common and significant clinical problem. While genetic polymorphisms may play role in the variability of postoperat...

    Authors: Xiufang Xing, Yongyu Bai, Kai Sun and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:38

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  43. The sensory innervation of the shoulder is complex and there are variations in the branching patterns of the sensory fibres. Articular branches from the axillary nerve to the subacromial bursa are described in...

    Authors: Christian Rothe, Jørgen Lund, Morten Troels Jenstrup, Christian Steen-Hansen, Lars Hyldborg Lundstrøm, Asger Mølgaard Andreasen and Kai Henrik Wiborg Lange

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:33

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  44. Laparoscopic surgery has become a standard of care for many gynecological surgeries due to its lower morbidity, pain and cost compared to open techniques. Unfortunately, the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) to insuffl...

    Authors: Carine Zeeni, Dina Chamsy, Ali Khalil, Antoine Abu Musa, Majed Al Hassanieh, Fadia Shebbo and Joseph Nassif

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:27

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  45. Continuous epidural infusions are commonly used in clinical settings to reduce the likelihood of transition to postherpetic neuralgia via pain control. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Chung Hun Lee, Sang Sik Choi, Mi Kyoung Lee, Yeon Joo Lee and Jong Sun Park

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:26

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  46. Splenectomy performed with a curved incision results in severe postoperative pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of transversus abdominis plane block and rectus sheath block on postoperative...

    Authors: Jing-li Zhu, Xue-ting Wang, Jing Gong, Hai-bin Sun, Xiao-qing Zhao and Wei Gao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:22

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