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Pain management and analgesia

Section edited by Patrice Forget

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

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  1. Previous studies have shown that patients with long-term diabetes require more opioids after surgery than patients without diabetes. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) normally only lasts for a brief period; ...

    Authors: Chen Yang, Wei Lian Geng, Jianying Hu and Shaoqiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:14

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (COG) was developed in response to increasing rates of opioid-related hospital visits and deaths in Canada, and uncertain b...

    Authors: Michael Allen, Beth Sproule, Peter MacDougall, Andrea Furlan, Laura Murphy, Victoria Borg Debono and Norman Buckley

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Peripheral nerve block is preferable for lower extremity surgery because it sufficiently blocks pain pathways at different levels providing excellent anaesthesia at the site of surgery. We designed this study ...

    Authors: Hoda Shokri and Amr A. Kasem

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:4

    Content type: Research article

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  4. As an essential component of multimodal analgesia approaches after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), local infiltration analgesia (LIA) can be classified into peri-articular injection (PAI) and intra-articular in...

    Authors: Kai-Yuan Cheng, Bin Feng, Hui-Ming Peng, Yan-Yan Bian, Lin-Jie Zhang, Chang Han, Gui-Xing Qiu and Xisheng Weng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2020 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Unsatisfactory analgesia would occur frequently during repeated cesarean section under epidural anesthesia. The aim of this study is to observe the effects of intravenous remifentanil on maternal comfort, mate...

    Authors: Wei Yan, Yun Xiong, Yu Yao, Feng-jiang Zhang, Li-na Yu and Min Yan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:243

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study is comparing thermal radiofrequency ablation (TRFA) of the thoracic dorsal root ganglia (TDRG) guided by Xper CT and fluoroscopy with the standard fluoroscopy.

    Authors: Raafat M. Reyad, Hossam Z. Ghobrial, Ehab H. Shaker, Ehab M. Reyad, Mohammed H. Shaaban, Rania H. Hashem and Wael M. Darwish

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:234

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Topical anaesthesia is important to optimize pain control during dental injection. Our aim was to describe a new simple method for topical anaesthesia of oral mucosa and to compare the effectiveness of ice and...

    Authors: Nishma Hindocha, Filip Manhem, Emmanuel Bäckryd and Mats Bågesund

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:227

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The co-administration of sciatic and femoral nerve blocks can provide anaesthesia and analgesia in patients undergoing lower extremity surgeries. Several approaches to achieve sciatic nerve block have been des...

    Authors: Abdulkadir Yektaş and Bedih Balkan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:225

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Epidural analgesia as the effective pain management for abdominal surgery has side effects such as paresthesia, hypotension, hematomas, and impaired motoric of lower limbs. The quadratus lumborum block (QLB) h...

    Authors: Dita Aditianingsih, Pryambodho, Naufal Anasy, Aida Rosita Tantri and Chaidir Arif Mochtar

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:221

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Painless gastrointestinal endoscopy under intravenous propofol anesthesia is widely applied in the clinical scenario. Despite the good sedation and elimination of anxiety that propofol provides, low SpO2 may also...

    Authors: Zhengfeng Gu, Lian Xin, Haoxing Wang, Chunxiao Hu, Zhiping Wang, Shunmei Lu, Jingjing Xu, Yiling Qian and Jun Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:216

    Content type: Research article

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  11. As a part of multimodal analgesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, both intraoperative lidocaine and esmolol facilitate postoperative analgesia. Our objective was to compare these two emerging strategies that...

    Authors: Joshan Lal Bajracharya, Asish Subedi, Krishna Pokharel and Balkrishna Bhattarai

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:198

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Continuous interscalene block is widely used for pain management in shoulder surgery. However, continuous interscalene block performed using the catheter-through-needle method is reportedly associated with adv...

    Authors: Meishu Tanijima, Kenichi Takechi, Kazuo Nakanishi and Toshihiro Yorozuya

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:195

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The coracoid approach is a simple method to perform ultrasound-guided brachial plexus regional anesthesia (RA) but its simplicity is counterbalanced by a difficult needle visualization. We hypothesized that th...

    Authors: Andrés Felipe Gil Blanco, Pascal Laferrière-Langlois, David Jessop, Frédérick D’Aragon, Yanick Sansoucy, Natalie Albert, Pascal Tétreault and Pablo Echave

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:193

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The differences in post-operative pain are unclear between the primiparas who underwent a primary cesarean section and multiparas who underwent their first repeat cesarean section. The study aimed to explore t...

    Authors: Guangyou Duan, Guiying Yang, Jing Peng, Zhenxin Duan, Jie Li, Xianglong Tang and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:189

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Opioids have long been the mainstay of drugs used for intra-operative analgesia. Due to their well-known short and long term side effects, the use of non-opioid analgesics has often been encouraged to decrease...

    Authors: Venkatesan Thiruvenkatarajan, Richard Wood, Richard Watts, John Currie, Medhat Wahba and Roelof M. Van Wijk

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:188

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Ultrasound-guided lateral transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block can provide definite analgesia to the anterior abdominal wall. However, whether this method is useful in renal surgery through the lateral abdo...

    Authors: Xue Li, Zhen-Zhen Xu, Xue-Ying Li, Ting-Ting Jiang, Zeng-Mao Lin and Dong-Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:186

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Early postoperative ambulation and reduction of hospital stay necessitate efficient postoperative analgesia. Quadrates Lumborum Block (QLB) has been described to provide adequate postoperative analgesia after ...

    Authors: Abeer Ahmed, Maher Fawzy, Mohamed A. R. Nasr, Ayman M. Hussam, Eman Fouad, Hesham Aboeldahb, Dalia Saad, Safinaz Osman, Rania Samir Fahmy, Mohamed Farid and Mohsen M. Waheb

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:184

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  18. The optimal perioperative analgesic strategy in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for anatomic lung resections remains an open issue. Regional analgesic concepts as thoracic paravertebral or epidural anal...

    Authors: Benedikt Haager, Daniel Schmid, Joerg Eschbach, Bernward Passlick and Torsten Loop

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:183

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Thyroidectomy is a common procedure that causes mild trauma. Nevertheless, postoperative pain remains a major challenge in patient care. Multimodal analgesia comprising a combination of analgesics and analgesi...

    Authors: Xiaoxi Li, Ling Yu, Jiaonan Yang and Hongyu Tan

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:167

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:210

  20. Nerve block of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) is a predominantly sensory block. It reduces pain following total hip arthroplasty (THA), but the non-responder rate is high. We hypothesized, that an ...

    Authors: Frederik Vilhelmsen, Mariam Nersesjan, Jakob Hessel Andersen, Jakob Klim Danker, Leif Broeng, Daniel Hägi-Pedersen, Ole Mathiesen and Kasper Højgaard Thybo

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:165

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is an effective analgesia that lowers opioid consumption after lower abdominal and hip surgeries. The subcostal approach to transmuscular QLB is a novel technique that can provid...

    Authors: Manhua Zhu, Yong Qi, Huijuan He, Jinfeng Lou, Qingqing Pei and Yuliu Mei

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:154

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  22. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis and continuous femoral nerve block (CFNB) has become the gold standard for analgesia. But the lack of knowledge abou...

    Authors: Xiaona Lin, Yang Zhou, Hongcai Zheng, Jing Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Kaixi Liu, Jun Wang, Xiangyang Guo, Zhengqian Li and Bin Han

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:150

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been used as an anesthetic for decades. The present investigation aimed to elucidate the analgesic impact of DEX on 2,4,6-Trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced chronic inflammat...

    Authors: Meng Liang, Aijie Shao, Xinsheng Tang, Meiling Feng, Jing Wang and Yingna Qiu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:131

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  24. There is no defined gold standard for pain management after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for pneumothorax. In addition to systemic analgesia, various loco-regional analgesic techniques have been prop...

    Authors: Pierre-Antoine Allain, Michele Carella, Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Julien Burey, Jalal Assouad, El-Mahdi Hafiani, Yacine Ynineb, Francis Bonnet, Marc Garnier and Christophe Quesnel

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:120

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Peripheral nerve block and local infiltration analgesia (LIA) provide good analgesia after knee replacement. This study evaluated the additional analgesic efficacy of continuous adductor canal block (ACB) adde...

    Authors: Fei Lan, Yanyan Shen, Yanhui Ma, Guanglei Cao, Nicole Philips, Ting Zhang and Tianlong Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:114

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  26. Continuous epidural infusion (CEI) has some disadvantages, such as increased local anesthetic consumption and limited area of anesthetic distribution. Programmed intermittent bolus (PIB) is a technique of epid...

    Authors: M. Higashi, K. Shigematsu, E. Nakamori, S. Sakurai and K. Yamaura

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:107

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  27. It is still unknown whether newborn infant parasympathetic evaluation (NIPE), based on heart rate variability (HRV) as a reflection of parasympathetic nerve tone, can predict the hemodynamic response to a noci...

    Authors: Kan Zhang, Siyuan Wang, Lei Wu, Yun’an Song, Meihua Cai, Mazhong Zhang and Jijian Zheng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:98

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  28. Postoperative visceral pain is common after surgery and previous studies have demonstrated that oxycodone is an effective treatment. In this study, we compared the effects of preemptive oxycodone to equal dose...

    Authors: Yi An, Lei Zhao, Tianlong Wang, Jiapeng Huang, Wei Xiao, Ping Wang, Lixia Li, Zhongjia Li and Xiaoxu Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:96

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  29. The ultrasound-guided proximal intercostal block (PICB) is performed at the proximal intercostal space (ICS) between the internal intercostal membrane (IIM) and the endothoracic fascia/parietal pleura (EFPP) c...

    Authors: Nantthasorn Zinboonyahgoon, Panya Luksanapruksa, Sitha Piyaselakul, Pawinee Pangthipampai, Suphalerk Lohasammakul, Choopong Luansritisakul, Sunsanee Mali-ong, Nawaporn Sateantantikul, Theera Chueaboonchai and Kamen Vlassakov

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:94

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  30. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of scalp nerve block (SNB) and local anesthetic infiltration (LA) with 0.75% ropivacaine on postoperative inflammatory response, intraoperative hemodynamic ...

    Authors: Xi Yang, Jing Ma, Ke Li, Lei Chen, Rui Dong, Yayuan Lu, Zongze Zhang and Mian Peng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:91

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  31. Previous studies have demonstrated that dexmedetomidine improves the quality of postoperative analgesia. In the present study, we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to quantify the effec...

    Authors: Miaomiao Feng, Xuhui Chen, Tongtong Liu, Chuanhan Zhang, Li Wan and Wenlong Yao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:81

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  32. Buprenorphine, a partial opioid agonist, displaces full opioid agonists from receptors and may impede surgical pain management. We report the effects of a sublingual formulation of buprenorphine-naloxone, Subo...

    Authors: Yvette N. Martin, Atousa Deljou, Toby N. Weingarten, Darrell R. Schroeder and Juraj Sprung

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:68

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  33. Mismanagement of remifentanil leads to severe side effects such as opioid-induced tolerance and hyperalgesia. Recently studies revealed an alternative withdrawal method to limit these side effects. A gradual w...

    Authors: Sarah Saxena, Kimberly Gonsette, Willy Terram, Isabelle Huybrechts, Daniel A. Nahrwold, Matteo Cappello, Luc Barvais and Edgard Engelman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:60

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  34. Breast cancer surgery is one of the most common surgeries among the female population. Nearly half of the patients suffer chronic pain following breast cancer surgery, and 24% of them categorizing their pain a...

    Authors: Başak Altıparmak, Melike Korkmaz Toker, Ali İhsan Uysal and Semra Gümüş Demirbilek

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:31

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  35. This preclinical study in humans was designed to selectively induce delayed nociceptive pain responses to individually titrated laser stimulation, enabling separate bedside intensity scoring of both immediate ...

    Authors: Anna Sellgren Engskov, Agneta Troilius Rubin and Jonas Åkeson

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:29

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  36. Standardizing concentrations of intravenous infusions enables pre-preparation and is effective in improving patient safety by avoiding large deviations from the prescribed concentration that can occur when inf...

    Authors: Asia N Rashed, Cate Whittlesea, Caroline Davies, Ben Forbes and Stephen Tomlin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:26

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  37. Quadratus lumborum (QL) block is increasingly being used as a new abdominal nerve block technique. In some studies of mid and lower abdominal and hip analgesia, continuous QL block achieved favorable outcomes ...

    Authors: Qiang Zhu, Li Li, Zhaoyun Yang, Jinmei Shen, Rong Zhu, Yu Wen, Wenwu Cai and Lei Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:23

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  38. Although pain treatment is an important objective in prehospital emergency medicine the incidence of oligoanalgesia is still high in prehospital patients. Given that prehospital emergency medicine in Germany i...

    Authors: Stefan J. Schaller, Felix P. Kappler, Claudia Hofberger, Jens Sattler, Richard Wagner, Gerhard Schneider, Manfred Blobner and Karl-Georg Kanz

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:18

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  39. It has been reported that postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is correlated with the degeneration of the central nervous system, oxidative stress, inflammation, and endocrine and immune dysfunction. Inc...

    Authors: Yuan Zhang, Hong-Guang Bao, Yun-Luo Lv, Yan-Na Si, Liu Han, Hong-Yu Wang, Yu-Jie Gao, Wei-Qing Jiang and Chen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2019 19:6

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  40. This report describes one case of paravertebral haemorrhage after ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) that may have been attributed to the inadvertent puncture of the posterior intercostal ar...

    Authors: Linlin Song, Yin Zhou and Da Huang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:196

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  41. To compare the analgesic effects of patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCA) with hydromorphone and sufentanil after thoracic surgery on postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs).

    Authors: Guangming Yan, Jie Chen, Guiying Yang, Guangyou Duan, Zhiyong Du, Zubin Yu, Jing Peng, Wei Liao and Hong Li

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:192

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  42. Multiorifice catheters have been shown to provide superior analgesia and significantly reduce local anesthetic consumption compared with end-hole catheters in epidural studies. This prospective, blinded, rando...

    Authors: Alessandra Novello-Siegenthaler, Mehdi Hamdani, Irène Iselin-Chaves and Roxane Fournier

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:191

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  43. Surgery for aortic coarctation requires special care during anesthesia due to severe pain during the lateral thoracotomy incision, intraoperative hemodynamic instability and the need for large doses of intra- ...

    Authors: Amany H. Saleh, Passaint F. Hassan, Mohamed Elayashy, Hamza M. Hamza, Mona H. Abdelhamid, Mai A. Madkour, Pierre Z. Tawadros, Heba Omar, Mohamed M. Kamel, Marwa Zayed and Mohamed Helmy

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:178

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  44. Epidural catheter re-siting in parturients receiving labour epidural analgesia is distressing to the parturient and places them at increased complications from a repeat procedure. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: John Song En Lee, Rehena Sultana, Nian Lin Reena Han, Alex Tiong Heng Sia and Ban Leong Sng

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:176

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  45. In-wound catheters for infusion of local anaesthetic for post-caesarean section analgesia are well tolerated in parturients. Few studies have examined continuous in-wound infusion of a combination of local ana...

    Authors: Jozica Wagner-Kovacec, Petra Povalej-Brzan and Dusan Mekis

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:165

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility, accuracy and efficiency of the facet joint injections in the lumbar spine by ultrasound guided versus lose dose computed tomography (CT) guidance.

    Authors: Ling Ye, Chuanbing Wen and Hui Liu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2018 18:160

    Content type: Research article

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