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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. Effective postoperative analgesia is needed to prevent the negative effects of postoperative pain on patient outcomes. To compare the effectiveness of hydromorphone hydrochloride and sufentanil, combined with ...

    Authors: Yongying Pan, Yimin Wang, Dongxu Lie, Di Liu, Xi Chen, Zeyan Wu, Liumei Chen, Huaizhen Wang, Liangming Peng, Huiying Liang, Xingrong Song and Baisong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:192

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Patients often suffer moderate or even severe pain after total hip arthroplasty; such pain seriously affects early postoperative recovery. This study aimed to investigate the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-g...

    Authors: Qin Xia, Wenping Ding, Chao Lin, Jiayi Xia, Yahui Xu and Mengxing Jia

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:188

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Open cardiac surgical patients may experience severe acute poststernotomy pain. The ultrasound-guided Pecto-intercostal Fascial Block (PIFB) can cover anterior branches of intercostal nerves from T2 to T6. The...

    Authors: Yang Zhang, Haixia Gong, Biming Zhan and Shibiao Chen

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:175

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Continuous peripheral nerve catheters (CPNCs) have been used for postoperative pain relief. A common problem encountered with CPNCs is pericatheter leakage, which can lead to dressing adhesive failure. Frequen...

    Authors: Theerawat Chalacheewa, Vanlapa Arnuntasupakul, Lisa Sangkum, Rungrawan Buachai and Jiravud Chanvitayapongs

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:169

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Unrelieved postoperative pain afflicts millions each year in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Despite substantial advances in the study of pain, this area remains neglected. Current systematic review wa...

    Authors: Gauhar Afshan, Robyna Irshad Khan, Aliya Ahmed, Ali Sarfraz Siddiqui, Azhar Rehman, Syed Amir Raza, Rozina Kerai and Khawaja Mustafa

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:160

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. Epidural catheters are routinely placed for many surgical procedures and to treat various pain conditions. Known complications arising from epidural catheter equipment malfunction include epidural pump failure...

    Authors: Daniel A. Nahrwold, Aaron R. Muncey, Nasrin N. Aldawoodi, Raymond M. Evans and Jamie P. Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:143

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Labor epidural analgesia (LEA) effectively relieves the labor pain, but it is still not available consistently for multiparous women in many institutions because of their obviously shortened labor length.

    Authors: Shuzhi Luo, Zhaowen Chen, Xujian Wang, Changyu Zhu and Shili Su

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:133

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. In this study, we explored the utility of intravenous opioid rescue analgesia in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU-OpResc) as a single marker of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) failure and evaluated the re...

    Authors: Nadav Levy, Peter Santer, Liana Zucco, Sarah Nabel, Galina Korsunsky and Satya Krishna Ramachandran

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:120

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Hypertonic saline solution has been frequently utilized in clinical practice. However, due to the nonphysiological osmolality, hypertonic saline infusion usually induces local vascular pain. We conducted this ...

    Authors: Zhiping Song, Shibiao Chen, Yang Zhang, Xiaoyun Shi, Na Zhao and Zhengyu Liao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:109

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. We assessed whether a postoperative bilateral, ultrasound-guided, posterior transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block could reduce 24 h rescue tramadol requirement compared with placebo in patients undergoing el...

    Authors: Yang Zhao, Han-Ying Zhang, Zong-Yi Yuan, Yi Han, Yi-Rong Chen, Qi-lin Liu and Tao Zhu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:107

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Achieving optimal analgesia with few side effects is the goal of pain management after cesarean delivery. Intrathecal (IT) morphine is the current standard but ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block (QLB) ...

    Authors: Pawinee Pangthipampai, Sukanya Dejarkom, Suppachai Poolsuppasit, Choopong Luansritisakul and Suwida Tangchittam

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:90

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Many patients complain of pain following laparoscopic surgery. Clinicians have used ultrasound-guided posterior transversus abdominis plane block (TAPB) and rectus sheath block (RSB) for multimodal analgesia a...

    Authors: Min Liang, Xia Xv, Chunguang Ren, Yongxing Yao and Xiujuan Gao

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:89

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. Current principles of postoperative pain management are primarily based on the types and extent of surgical intervention. This clinical study measured patient’s self-anticipated pain score before surgery, and ...

    Authors: Wei-Shu Chang, Yi-Ting Hsieh, Moa-Chu Chen, Shu-Ching Chang, Tzu-Shan Chen, Yun-Chi Chang, Yu-Chuan Tsai and Chen-Fuh Lam

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:85

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Rebound pain after a single-shot nerve block challenges the real benefit of this technique. We aimed to investigate whether perineural dexamethasone addition decreased the incidence of rebound pain after a sin...

    Authors: Jie Fang, Yuncen Shi, Fang Du, Zhanggang Xue, Jing Cang, Changhong Miao and Xiaoguang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:47

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  15. Pain assessment and management are important in postoperative circumstances as overdosing of opioids can induce respiratory depression and critical consequences. We aimed this study to check the reliability of...

    Authors: Sooyoung Cho, Youn Jin Kim, Minjin Lee, Jae Hee Woo and Hyun Jung Lee

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:29

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:191

  16. The Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire (APS-POQ-R) evaluates the patient-reported quality of pain management in adults. A validated APS-POQ-R is pivotal to guide effective pain managem...

    Authors: Sook Hui Chaw, Yoke Lin Lo, Jia Yin Lee, Jia Wing Wong, Wan Aizat Wan Zakaria, Shairil Rahayu Ruslan, Wei Keang Tan and Ina Ismiarti Shariffuddin

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:20

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is used increasingly in parturients after caesarean delivery. This is a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of bilateral single-shot of TAP blo...

    Authors: Yang Yu, Shenshan Gao, Vivian Man-ying Yuen, Siu-Wai Choi and Xuebing Xu

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:7

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Coblation is a novel technique in respect of treating idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. We aimed to identify the efficacy and complications between radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) and coblation for V2/V3...

    Authors: Chenhui Wang, Zhi Dou, Mengwei Yan, Yuanzhang Tang, Rui Zhao, Yujie Han and Jiaxiang Ni

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:6

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Surgical-related inflammatory responses have negative effects on postoperative recovery. Intravenous (IV) lidocaine and dexmedetomidine inhibits the inflammatory response. We investigated whether the co-admini...

    Authors: Siqi Xu, Shenghong Hu, Xia Ju, Yuanhai Li, Qing Li and Shengbin Wang

    Citation: BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:3

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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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    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:81

    The Correspondence to this article has been published in BMC Anesthesiology 2021 21:82

  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  45. 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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