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    Most Posted November 21, 2016 by Takeshi Murouchi

    Optimal point of injection: The quadratus lumborum type I and II blocks. The Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block has been an extraordinary addition to our multi-modal analgesic regimens post abdominal surgery. Since the first report there have been nearly two hundred peer review articles.&n...

  • QLB

    Most Posted June 23, 2016 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Good evening!In my practice QLB 2 become standart of care for open and laparoscopic appendectomy(with reduction of postoperative MO dose from 50% to 100%).I use QLB2(uni- or bilateral before surgical incision) for open and laparoscopic nephrectomy,sleeve gastrectomy,open pyeloplasty,ureteral reimpla...

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    Most Posted June 23, 2016 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Anybody using QL block for upper abdominal surgery, please share ur experiencees

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    Most Posted June 23, 2016 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Great, good explanation

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    Most Posted March 6, 2016 by Marta Aseginolaza Pagola

    Hi, all. This was the very first question to answer when we tried to maximize de distribution of the local anaesthetic.It was around 2007... The Pecs block is mainly a block that targets lateral and median pectoral nerves and a variable amount of intercostal nerves terminal branches.   The l...

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    Most Posted February 26, 2016 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Dr Konstantin Nekrasov  " I would like to ask Dr.Grunfeld: Caudal-cranial injection followed by cranio-caudal injection with most of LA volume,way?In classic QLB safe and superficial injection of LA at low point of lumbar canal reach the upper paravertebral space(as high as T4)" Answ...

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    Most Posted February 17, 2016 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Dr Konstantin Nekrasov  " I would like to ask Dr.Grunfeld: Caudal-cranial injection followed by cranio-caudal injection with most of LA volume,way?In classic QLB safe and superficial injection of LA at low point of lumbar canal reach the upper paravertebral space(as high as T4)" Answ...

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    Most Posted February 14, 2016 by Gad Estis

    Question to the Gad Estis. Can you share experiences about the Fascia Iliaca Bloke for  total hip arthroplasty? Thanks.

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    Most Posted January 19, 2016 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Thank you for your compliment 

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    Most Posted January 15, 2016 by Adrian Grunfeld

    Optimal point of injection: The quadratus lumborum type I and II blocks. The Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block has been an extraordinary addition to our multi-modal analgesic regimens post abdominal surgery. Since the first report there have been nearly two hundred peer review articles.&n...

  • Difficult Airway !!

    Most Posted December 24, 2015 by Maddalena Olivei

    Difficult Airway !! Challenging Case ...Temporomandibular joint ankylosis came for Shoulder surgery . (Arthroscopy & clavicle shortening ) 1.Sole block ?2.GA ? + Block?3. Avoid the case & give to your enemy

  • Difficult Airway !!

    Most Posted December 24, 2015 by Maddalena Olivei

    Difficult Airway !! Challenging Case ...Temporomandibular joint ankylosis came for Shoulder surgery . (Arthroscopy & clavicle shortening ) 1.Sole block ?2.GA ? + Block?3. Avoid the case & give to your enemy

  • Difficult Airway !!

    Most Posted December 24, 2015 by Maddalena Olivei

    Difficult Airway !! Challenging Case ...Temporomandibular joint ankylosis came for Shoulder surgery . (Arthroscopy & clavicle shortening ) 1.Sole block ?2.GA ? + Block?3. Avoid the case & give to your enemy

  • Difficult Airway !!

    Most Posted December 24, 2015 by Maddalena Olivei

    Difficult Airway !! Challenging Case ...Temporomandibular joint ankylosis came for Shoulder surgery . (Arthroscopy & clavicle shortening ) 1.Sole block ?2.GA ? + Block?3. Avoid the case & give to your enemy

  • Difficult Airway !!

    Most Posted December 24, 2015 by Maddalena Olivei

    Difficult Airway !! Challenging Case ...Temporomandibular joint ankylosis came for Shoulder surgery . (Arthroscopy & clavicle shortening ) 1.Sole block ?2.GA ? + Block?3. Avoid the case & give to your enemy

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    Most Posted November 2, 2015 by Syuuichi Imai

     Dear Dr Blanco! Please, help me with my doubt. Is it correct target point for QLB II? Sincerely Yours. Gad Estis

  • Tourniquet pain

    Most Posted October 23, 2015 by Awad Othman Abdelrazek

    Hi all, Surgeons in our hospital refuse to place tourniquet on the calf, they say tourniquet on the thigh provides an acceptable bloodless field below the knee. So my question is which nerves of the thigh shall i block to get a good tourniquet analgesia?   thanks

  • Regional anesthesia

    Most Posted October 23, 2015 by Enrique Moreno

    Visit this web page, to see more information abut own curse www.uandesregional.cl

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    Most Posted October 7, 2015 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Dear Dr. Taketa: Thank you for your interest.I will try to answer your questions in the simplest way possible. QLB I is my very first attempt to solve the problem of how the local anaesthesia was providing pain relief for Hartman's procedures with the TAP block, therefore simpathetic mediation fro...

  • Difficult Airway !!

    Most Posted September 18, 2015 by Mohamed Ellakany

    Difficult Airway !! Challenging Case ...Temporomandibular joint ankylosis came for Shoulder surgery . (Arthroscopy & clavicle shortening ) 1.Sole block ?2.GA ? + Block?3. Avoid the case & give to your enemy

  • Difficult Airway !!

    Most Posted September 18, 2015 by Mohamed Ellakany

    Difficult Airway !! Challenging Case ...Temporomandibular joint ankylosis came for Shoulder surgery . (Arthroscopy & clavicle shortening ) 1.Sole block ?2.GA ? + Block?3. Avoid the case & give to your enemy

  • Failed spinal

    Most Posted August 20, 2015 by naeem zafar

    I did spinal with pencil point 25G in sitting position free flow drug heavy Marciane injected...no effect.again patient counseled and agreed.this time lateral position. Again with 25G no technical problem noticed.free flow with first prick drug injected no effect after waiting for ten minutes.third ...

  • US Linear Probe of Choice for Beginner

    Most Posted August 20, 2015 by Kitty Trinidad

    Hello! I am a BEGINNER to ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. For simple orthopedic procedures (I plan to start with axillary blocks, maybe femoral and popliteal) of the upper and lower extremities, what is the ONE linear high frequency ultrasound transducer you would recommend? Of the 2 choices...

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    Most Posted August 19, 2015 by Franco Frenquelli

    PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING IMAGES AS BY DR  RAFAEL BLANCO AS THEY ARE COPYRIGHT MATERIAL. THANK YOU.

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    Most Posted July 9, 2015 by vasudevan k

    I just read a wonderfully written post on ultrasoundblock.com about PECS block. I am having trouble with exact placement of local anesthetic. It says "deposit between the muscles". There is a fascia between the muscles. So, do I deposit above the fascia or below? As we all know, it makes all the dif...

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    Most Posted June 23, 2015 by Eeshwar rao

    Hi i am new to this website..how toread the full length posts posted by other people?

  • Need Ideas About This Very Rarely Topic?

    Most Posted June 4, 2015 by Anesthesiology Network

    RA in leprosis patients undergoing limber amputation ou nerve decompression. Need ideas about this very rarely topic?

  • ultrasound guided superficial cervical plexus block

    Most Posted April 11, 2015 by Awad Othman Abdelrazek

    Hi guys, any experience with ultrasound guided superficial cervical plexus block for thyroidectomy (preoperative block for intra and postop analgesia). There is some data with positive and negative results but i like to know your experience. I've used it from time to time with a couple of patie...

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    Most Posted March 13, 2015 by J P

    Hi, i'm new in this forum. When i dont want any bucking before extubation i use remifentanil in TCI effect site mode, and i wake up patients with 1.5 - 2 effect site concentration. They respond to their names, open their eyes and you are ok to extubate. In other scenarios i use a small dose of fent...

  • Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Newsletter February 2015

    Most Posted March 11, 2015 by Anesthesiology Network

      CLICK HERE to Download Volume 4 Issue 1 of the SASM Newsletter!     http://depts.washington.edu/asaccp/projects/obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa-death-near-miss-registry CLICK HERE to View the Full President's Message!  

  • Parasacral Plexus

    Most Posted January 31, 2015 by Konstantin Nekrasov

    Hello Jui-An Lin! For my knowlage and expirience  PSPS block provide fast,constant and relaible block of sciatic,posterior cutaneous nerve of thigh(PCNT) and pudendal nerve by injection of LA between the piriformis muscle posteriory and pelvic fascia anteriory(ventrally),there is no cranial sp...

  • Double injury: Popliteal block and tourniquet

    Most Posted December 5, 2014 by Stefan Van Hooreweghe

    Does, in the case of hallux valgus repair or similar, inflicting a possible double neural injury by local anesthetics (popliteal block) and tourniquet inflation cause any concern? I'm interested in your point of view and your experience. belgian greetings   Stefan

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    Most Posted December 4, 2014 by Mahyar Jahanshahi

    Patricia Richards said: I am interested in what you consider a clinically signficant desaturation in a healthy patient.   

  • Greetings from NWAC!

    Most Posted November 18, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

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    Most Posted November 7, 2014 by Adrian Puscas

    Single or double lung transplantation are increasingly done without cardio-pulmonary bypass and therefore without anticoagulation. It seems beneficial to cover pain from the anterior thoracotomies or clamshell incision with a thoracic epidural. What are peoples thoughts about doing the epidural asle...

  • HackAnesthesia

    Most Posted October 23, 2014 by Willam Hass

    Just started a website/discussion group on how to improve anesthesia services including regional anesthesia.  Your thoughts and input would be appreciated at HackAnesthesia.com

  • Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Newsletter (October)

    Most Posted October 21, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

    CLICK HERE to Download Volume 3, Issue 3 of the SASM Newsletter!   CLICK HERE to View the Full President's Message!

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    Most Posted September 22, 2014 by Stefania Leoncino

    Dear collagues, I am a Japanese anesthesiologist. I always do lumbar plexus block and parasacral sciatic nerve block to give perioperative analgesia to patients undergoind total hip arthroplasty. I use 0.3% ropivacaine. I always combined continuous opioid infusion with the peripheral nerve blocks in...

  • Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Newsletter (September)

    Most Posted September 18, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

    September 2014 Literature Updates and Featured Articles NOW AVAILABLE! Greetings, Please click on the links below for the September Literature Updates, as well as the September Featured Articles. In this month's Featured Articles, Dr. Frances Chung, President of the Society of Anesthesia and Sl...

  • Your comment please

    Most Posted August 8, 2014 by Shyama Prosad Mitra

    80 yrs age. MV replacesd 4 yrs back.. Now severe mitral regurgitation. No pul HTN. Discuss anaesthesia plan for IT fracture ( femur fixation).

  • Your comment please

    Most Posted August 8, 2014 by Shyama Prosad Mitra

    80 yrs age. MV replacesd 4 yrs back.. Now severe mitral regurgitation. No pul HTN. Discuss anaesthesia plan for IT fracture ( femur fixation).

  • Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Newsletter (July)

    Most Posted July 2, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

      Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2   CLICK HERE to Download Volume 3, Issue 2 of the SASM Newsletter!   In This Issue     President's Message Editor's File   • Holding Your Breath... Too Long• Apnea and Prematurity: A Need for Better Understanding ...

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    Most Posted June 15, 2014 by Anastasija Kristalnaja

    Optimal point of injection: The quadratus lumborum type I and II blocks. The Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block has been an extraordinary addition to our multi-modal analgesic regimens post abdominal surgery. Since the first report there have been nearly two hundred peer review articles.&n...

  • Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Newsletter (May)

    Most Posted May 22, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

    Greetings, Please click on the links below for the May Literature Updates, as well as the May Featured Articles. In this month's Featured Articles, you will read about work from Dr. Frances Chung, SASM President, on the role of preoperative overnight oximetry in predicting postoperative adverse ...

  • Society of Anesthesia & Sleep Medicine Newsletter (March)

    Most Posted April 3, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

          Greetings,   Please click on the links below for the March Literature Updates, as well as the March Featured Articles.   In the featured articles, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, presents his work on the impact of sleep apnea on postoperative utilization of re...

  • NWAC EXPO 2014 | Vienna, Austria (Postcard)

    Most Posted March 19, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

    For more information visit: http://www.nwac.org/NWAC Vienna EXPO:     

  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces EXPAREL - Press Release

    Most Posted February 27, 2014 by Anesthesiology Network

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces EXPAREL Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Femoral Nerve Block Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint sNDA Submission Expected in Second Quarter of 2014 with a 10-month PDUFA Timeline PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2014-- Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ...

  • Vienna: A city of Music

    Most Posted November 14, 2013 by Anesthesiology Network

    A  four years old boy is playing  with his pen on the floor. "What are you doing?" his father asked him. I am writing a concerto for the clavier; it will soon be done.  His father and teacher looked at the piece and was surpised how  corrrect and orderly it was, but also too diff...

  • Surviving sepsis compaign

    Most Posted September 18, 2013 by Rehana Feroze

    To mark 10 years of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), the SSC will be conducting an international point prevalence study of severe sepsis and septic shock on Nove...

  • Interventional Pain Management Course

    Most Posted August 17, 2013 by Dr Pankaj Surange

    IPSC India Announces New Batches for October-November-December   Interventional Pain and Spine Centre, New Delhi, India   www.ipscindiacourses.com     Courses              Interventional Pain Man...

  • NWAC’s Survival Guide to Vienna

    Most Posted August 16, 2013 by Anesthesiology Network

    NWAC’s Survival Guide to Vienna   What you should NOT miss seeing in Vienna during NWAC Vienna is a absolute eye candy for everyone!     Picture No.1: Vienna is the old baroque town but also the modern city, economical centre of the middle Europe  Well, for one...

  • Anesthesia Hygiene

    Most Posted August 6, 2013 by Murlikrishna Kannan

    Dear Colleagues,   While we all work hard and strive for safe outcomes in every subspeciality of anesthesia, how many of us pay attention to infectious contamination that pose a major threat to patient safety.   Problem is we dont see it, it does not directly affect our patients when t...

  • Opioids in the Middle-east

    Most Posted July 6, 2013 by Andre Louon

    I am working on a review on the availability of opioids and prescription barriers in the Middle-East  (Epecially the GCC) and would be very happy if Colleagues working in this region could help me by answering the following questions:   What narcotics are available in your country? Wh...

  • Four Experts from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

    Most Posted April 16, 2013 by Anesthesiology Network

    Professor Alex SIA Tiong Heng, Dr Farida ITHNIN, Assistant Professor SNG Ban Leong , and Dr Sean Brian YEOH Hann from KKH will share experiences and challenges in the Anesthetic management of complex Obstetric cases. Online PR News – 08-April-2013 –The 4th World Anesthesia Convention (...

  • The Anesthesia Guide

    Most Posted March 18, 2013 by Arthur Atchabahian

    www.theanesthesiaguide.com http://www.amazon.com/The-Anesthesia-Guide-Arthur-Atchabahian/dp/0071760490/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334161591&sr=1-1   A practical quick-reference guide to clinical anesthesiology -- perfect for the or and the ICU   This carry-anywhere handbook is co...

  • lamenactomy under spinal anaesthesia

    Most Posted March 1, 2013 by mohammad jawad khadum

    60 years old male patient ,heavy smocker (3packs daily),cyanosed and dyspnec(COAD)presented with left sided foot drop due to lumber disk prolaps so I did it under spinal anaesthesia .I had  hypotention treated by low dose ephdrine. Patient is doing well ..I hope that I can have any openion abo...

  • working abroad

    Most Posted January 16, 2013 by Dr Spiel

    Hello community   I am totally new here, so excuse me if I did something wrong. Just want to ask, having a chance of going to New Zealand as a locum. Did somebody of you ever worked with "globalMedical". If yes, how was the experience? How is it to work and live in a small town in New Zealand...

  • Understanding Airways

    Most Posted December 23, 2012 by Gad Estis

    Lecture of Keith Greenland on DAS meeting. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VAhmohUI9R8 Recommended!

  • Most Important NEJM Article Ever!!!

    Most Posted November 2, 2012 by Kamen Vlassakov

    Bigelow's article announcing the birth of our specialty and delivery from pain, voted the most important for the last 200 years of the New England Journal of Medicine! Congratulations, dear friends an colleagues! Since the 1846 report from Boston surgeon Henry Jacob Bigelow, “Insensibi...

  • Locums/jobs

    Most Posted October 20, 2012 by Andre Louon

    Could we consider having a tab for job offerings, locums etc in our specialty? The tab "careers" on the home page is mainly "american". I will, for example need regularly locums to cover our hospitals here in Turks and Caicos.   Andre

  • Happy Ether Day!

    Most Posted October 16, 2012 by Kamen Vlassakov

    "Gentlemen (and ladies) this is no humbug!" Dear Friends, It is our specialty's 166th Birthday today! Remember what happened on October 16, 1846 and be proud of what we do every day! Remember the wonderful, intelligent and dedicated human beings who crea...

  • Hypotonic versus isotonic maintenance fluids after surgery for

    Most Posted October 3, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    Hypotonic versus isotonic maintenance fluids after surgery for children   The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the risk of hyponatremia following administration of a isotonic (0.9% saline) compared to a hypotonic (0.45% saline) parenteral maintenance solution (PMS...

  • The beneficial effect of transversus abdominis plane block afte

    Most Posted September 27, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    The beneficial effect of transversus abdominis plane block after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in day-case surgery Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with postoperative pain of moderate intensity in the early postoperative period. Recent randomized trials have demonstrated the efficacy of tr...

  • Studies Reveal Causes of Error in Regional Anesthesia

    Most Posted September 24, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    Two new studies on errors in regional anesthesia have found that ampule errors, syringe swaps and confusion over epidurals and IV lines are among the most common causes of drug-related issues, according to an Anesthesiology News report. The studies were conducted by UK researcher Santosh P...

  • Cardio Notes: PCI Risk Shifts as Kidneys Fail

    Most Posted September 17, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    Two stenting studies in patients who were renally impaired elucidate individual risk factors associated with death and stent thrombosis risk. Also this week, testing blood on an iPhone and a call to re-examine the plaque-centric focus of ischemic heart disease. Kidney Function Sways Risk Factors in...

  • Nerve Ablation Safely Lowers BP in CKD

    Most Posted September 12, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    Catheter-based renal nerve ablation helps lower resistant hypertension, but now researchers have found that it works as well in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a pilot study showed. In 15 patients with resistant hypertension and stage 3 and 4 CKD, bilateral renal denervation lowered blood ...

  • Numbing Region May Be Way to Go in Hip Surgery

    Most Posted September 10, 2012 by Jurek Gdula

    Action Points Note that a rapid increase is projected for the coming decades in the need for health services to treat hip fractures among older adults. As these procedures are associated with significant complications in the elderly, it is important to determine if the type of ane...

  • “Hamstrings block” for anterior cruciate ligament reconstructio

    Most Posted September 5, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    “Hamstrings block” for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon graft harvest.     PETER HEBBARD CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR University of Melbourne SPECIALIST ANAESTHETIST Northeast Health Wangaratta   One of the surgical aims of ACL re...

  • International conference on Interventional Pain management

    Most Posted July 8, 2012 by Dr Pankaj Surange

    Dear All ,         As 24TH August is fast approaching, the organizing committee is busy and sparing no efforts to dish out a high class scientific programme and a hassle free conference. The scientific committee has outlined the scientific program, uploaded on website www.ic...

  • BOOK COVER IDEA

    Most Posted July 7, 2012 by Admir Hadzic

      With my team, I have been asked to help design a cover for a medical - Anesthesiology textbook - the New Edition of Lange. Here's an idea that is being worked on. Essentially, the authors and the Managing Editor would prefer to some sort of a triptych that represents a rather wide variety ...

  • First International NWAC Sudoku Championship

    Most Posted June 3, 2012 by Stavros Prineas

    Hello everyone -    The First NWAC Sudoku Championship was held in Istanbul last month. A small but fiercely competitive group of delegates from four continents were pitted against each other in three knockout rounds. In the end Christina Birt from London won the final with a time of 7 m...

  • JCRA Lebanone

    Most Posted May 20, 2012 by omar itani

      Dear Colleagues; It is my great pleasure to invite you to partcipate to the James Cook Regional Anesthesie Course that will be held in Beirut Lebanon, on october 6-7, 2012. this is a comprehensive 2-day,  hands-on learning of Ultrasound Regional Anesthesia Course. Please see ...

  • NWAC III Istanbul April 24-28, 2012

    Most Posted April 6, 2012 by Admir Hadzic

    Dear colleagues Anesthesiology Network, the last preparations for III NWAC Istanbul are underway. We believe that the scientific program committee of NWAC has put together one of the most comprehensive CME programs to date. With 104 top faculty from around the world, 28 CME credits, 22 humanities se...

  • NWAC Melting Pot in ISTANBUL

    Most Posted April 3, 2012 by Admir Hadzic

    Dear colleagues and friends on Anesthesiology Network, Just a quick heads up on what’s coming up in Istanbul. NWAC will feature nightly get-together events in a famous local music venue in Istanbul on Istiklal street, some 10 minutes walking distance from the Hilton Hotel. This is one of the ...

  • 8 Days to Save on Registration!

    Most Posted April 2, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    Late Registration Deadline is April 10, please register prior to this date to benefit from the discounted late fee!   NWAC Convention 2012 Istanbul will showcase cutting edge presentations by some of the most sought after experts in the field of recent developments ...

  • NWAC 2012 Update | Start Planning Your Itinerary

    Most Posted March 11, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    Networking World Anesthesia Convention (NWAC 2012), April 24-28, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey Start Planning Your Itinerary Now is the time to plan your itinerary for Istanbul. Get informed about the scientific program and speakers, sign up for workshops and problem-based learning sessions. Get organiz...

  • First International Anaesthesia Sudoku Championship

    Most Posted March 2, 2012 by Stavros Prineas

    Attention ALL NWAC Istanbul Delegates: Think you know your way around a Sudoku board?  We're running the first International Anaesthesia Sudoku Championship at Istanbul, and the heats start right here! Here's what to do: 1. Go to www.sudokushark.com 2. Register as a user – it’s free - make sure your...

  • Last chance to save on early registration!

    Most Posted February 23, 2012 by Anesthesiology Network

    Networking World Anesthesia Convention (NWAC 2012), April 24-28, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey 1 Day left to Save on Registration! Don't miss the Early Registration Deadline Register early and save on registration fees. Check out what you can save! Early Registration Deadline: February 24, 2012 Regi...

  • Al -Najaf International Pain conference

    Most Posted February 8, 2012 by Khalid Al- A Budi

    AL-NAJAF International Conference on Interventional Pain Management 2012 LIVE PROCEDURES WITH CADAVERIC WORKSHOP Organized by Kufa college of medicine & AL-Najaf pain clinic (7-9) march 2012-IRAQ Day 1- Theoretical station 9:00- 16 :00 Note: 25minutes for each speaker. 10 minutes rest after eac...

  • Al -Najaf International Pain conference

    Most Posted February 8, 2012 by Khalid Al- A Budi

    AL-NAJAF International Conference on Interventional Pain Management 2012 LIVE PROCEDURES WITH CADAVERIC WORKSHOP Organized by Kufa college of medicine & AL-Najaf pain clinic (7-9) march 2012-IRAQ Day 1- Theoretical station 9:00- 16 :00 Note: 25minutes for each speaker. 10 minutes rest after eac...

  • An unusual case of Post MI VSD repair along WITH CABG Chaitali Sen Dasgupta, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Re

    Most Posted January 25, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

       Dr Chaitali Sen, Dr Sandeep Kumar Kar,Dr Prakash Shanki, Prof S. Bhattacharyya Background: Post Myocardial Ventricular septal defect is of high mortality rate. Case Summary: A 45 years old lady of body weight 35 kg was admitted in our hospital with acute myocardial infarction. She was treated con...

  • ANAESTHESIA FOR UROLOGIC SURGERY exam notes

    Most Posted January 20, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

    ANAESTHESIA FOR UROLOGIC SURGERY Sandeep Kar, Chaitali Sen, Prof Anupam Goswami   ANATOMIC CONSIDERATIONS Kidneys retroperitoneal, lumbar fossa, paravertebral T12 - L2/3; sensory innervation T12 - L2; adrenergic fibres enter along renal arteries & are entirely vasoconstrictive; innervation of u...

  • CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERS

    Most Posted January 19, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

    Central venous catheters Sandeep Kar, Chaitali Sen, Prof Anupam Goswami     Placement of central venous catheters (CVC) remains one of the most commonly performed procedures in the intensive care unit (ICU).     Indications and Site Selection:   Indications for Central Venous Catheterization Ind...

  • ECMO

    Most Posted January 19, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

    Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Dr.Sandeep Kumar Kar Dr. Chaitali Sendasgupta   The term extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was initially used to describe long-term extracorporeal support that focused on the function of oxygenation. Subsequently, in some patients, the emphasis shifted to...

  • ARTERIAL LINE AND INVASIVE BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT

    Most Posted January 19, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

                                       Arterial lines Sandeep Kar, Chaitali Sen, Prof Anupam Goswami     The most common indications to place an arterial catheter have been for beat-to-beat monitoring of blood pressure in unstable patients and frequent blood gas sampling. The indications for arterial ca...

  • Cardioversion and defibrillation

    Most Posted January 19, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

    Cardioversion and Defibrillation DR SANDEEP KAR Dr CHAITALI SEN DASGUPTA   The use of electric counter shock to terminate arrhythmia was described over 200 years ago. Cardioversion refers to the use of direct-current electric countershock to terminate arrhythmias other than ventricular fibrillation....

  • a typical case of pheochromocytoma

    Most Posted January 19, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

    Anaesthetic Management of Extramedullary Pheochromocytoma Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar Dr.Chaitali Sen  Twelve years old girl.  H/O repeated attacks of dyspnoea, palpitation, headache, diaphoresis and cold clammy skin.  On examination her NIBP was 182/126 mm Hg.  CT of chest revealed large well defi...

  • does music during anesthesia reduce pain and opoid requirement if so what is the mechanism

    Most Posted January 19, 2012 by Dr Sandeep

    Effect of Indian Classical Music (Raga Therapy) on Fentanyl, Vecuronium, Propofol requirement and cortisol levels in Cardiopulmonary bypass.       Methods  After obtaining clearance from Institutional Ethical Committee and written informed consent from patients, 34 patients were assigned to eithe...

  • Superficial Peroneal Nerve Block

    Most Posted January 19, 2012 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/83218-overview

  • The ASRA Anticoagulation Executive Summary

    Most Posted January 14, 2012 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Numerous studies have documented the safety of neuraxial anesthesia and analgesia in the anticoagulated patient. Patient management is based on appropriate timing of needle placement and catheter removal relative to the timing of anticoagulant drug administration. Familiarity with the pharmacolog...

  • Deaths in global surgery.

    Most Posted January 12, 2012 by Mark Harris

    http://catsinasack.blogspot.com/2012/01/incomplete-biased-and-correct.html

  • Adductor Canal Block

    Most Posted January 6, 2012 by Carlos Bollini

    Single shot or Continuous Adductor Canal Block vs. Femoral Nerve Block for Total Knee Arthroplasty Davis et al. (RAPM 2009. 34 :6: 618-619) have used it "in a limited number of patients for whom the inguinal approach was contraindicated, they have successfully used US-guided catheters in the AC in c...

  • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Performance

    Most Posted January 6, 2012 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Performance in the Early Learning Period Effect of Simulation Training Ahtsham Uddin Niazi, FRCPC, Nidhi Haldipur, BSc, Arun G. Prasad, FRCPC, and Vincent W. Chan, FRCPC Background and Objectives: Success in performing ultrasoundguided peripheral nerve blockade ...

  • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Current

    Most Posted December 23, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Regional Anesthesia Section Editor: Terese T. Horlocker Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Current Concepts and Future Trends Peter Marhofer, MD* Vincent W. S. Chan, MD, FRCPC† The scope of ultrasound imaging guidance for regional anesthesia is growing rapidly. Preliminary data, although limit...

  • Combined suprascapular and axillary (circumflex) nerve block: the shoulder block

    Most Posted December 22, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Introduction Traditionally, the interscalene approach to the brachial plexus has been employed to manage postoperative pain following shoulder surgery. Because this technique involves local anaesthetic deposition around the lower cervical nerve roots, it is associated with a number of significant ad...

  • A Randomized Comparison Between Subepineural and Conventional Ultrasound-Guided Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block

    Most Posted December 19, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    required to validate the safety of the subepineural technique. Compared with neurostimulation, ultrasound (US) guidance results in a higher success rate and a shorter onset time for popliteal sciatic nerve blocks.1 Furthermore, 2 recent trials comparing US-guided popliteal block pre- and post-...

  • Ultrasound Imaging of the Thoracic Spine in Paramedian Sagittal Oblique Plane: The Correlation Between Estimated and Actual Dept

    Most Posted December 19, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    epidural placement. Thoracic epidural analgesia is highly effective in improving the quality of intraoperative and postoperative pain relief during thoracic and abdominal surgical procedures. The advantages include reduction in adverse hemodynamic effects, minimal motor blockade due to segment...

  • About science ..

    Most Posted December 11, 2011 by Tomislav Stanic

    ... "Science is but a perversion of itself unless it has as its ultimate goal the betterment of humanity." - Nikola Tesla ...

  • The glory in supreme sacrifice short story

    Most Posted December 6, 2011 by Dr Sandeep

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  • short stories for the anesthesiologists

    Most Posted December 2, 2011 by Dr Sandeep

      Majrooh Sultanpuri (Kabhi haan Kabhi naa) Translated by Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar He is lone, alone among thousands. Perpetually you have seen his profligacy, never seen his ingenuity. Never have you carved out leisure, from your own cobwebs, to perceive the feelings of his heart. Whom you consider...

  • short stories for the anesthesiologists

    Most Posted December 2, 2011 by Dr Sandeep

    The Glory in Supreme Sacrifice by Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar Unknown are my deeds to history, unseen it remains and will remain forever. Impossible it is on anybody’s part to print it in pen and paper, except a miracle within the unspecified limits of the magic wand of a thaumaturgist. Those smiling t...

  • poetry of the Anaesthesiologist

    Most Posted November 30, 2011 by Dr Sandeep

    Cardiac Anaesthesiologist: The friend of the heart by Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar   I stand at the head end of the patient,a speechless witness to the kind crueltyof the surgeon’s scalpel. I have seen myriads of heartssome of them dilated, some with physiologicaland anatomical orifices, some with ri...

  • The cardiac anesthesiologist

    Most Posted November 30, 2011 by Dr Sandeep

    Cardiac Anaesthesiologist: The friend of the heart by Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar   I stand at the head end of the patient,a speechless witness to the kind crueltyof the surgeon’s scalpel. I have seen myriads of heartssome of them dilated, some with physiologicaland anatomical orifices, some with ri...

  • The cardiac anesthesiologist

    Most Posted November 30, 2011 by Dr Sandeep

    Cardiac Anaesthesiologist: The friend of the heart by Dr. Sandeep Kumar Kar   I stand at the head end of the patient,a speechless witness to the kind crueltyof the surgeon’s scalpel. I have seen myriads of heartssome of them dilated, some with physiologicaland anatomical orifices, some with ri...

  • Daniel C. Moore, MD, and the Renaissance of Regional Anesthesia in North America

    Most Posted November 22, 2011 by Carlos Bollini

    Mulroy, Michael F. MD Abstract While much attention is paid to the early days of organized regional anesthesia in North America under the leadership of Gaston Labat in New York, there was a period of decline in energy and activity in those techniques after the demise of his original American Socie...

  • www.manosdelanestesiologo.blogspot.com

    Most Posted November 6, 2011 by Irenecristinaluisvega

    http://www.manosdelanestesiologo.blogspot.com

  • Optimal preoperative "pain cocktail" for patients having knee replacement

    Most Posted November 2, 2011 by Admir Hadzic

    Here's a common question that we get from visitors. I would love to know what do colleagues use at different institutions: "What is the optimal preoperative "pain cocktail" for patients having knee replacement. People use Neurontin, Celebrex and Tylenol po preop. Anyone using Lyrica instead of Neuro...

  • Haemodynamic Effects of Neural Blockade in Geriatric Patient

    Most Posted October 31, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

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  • Pharmacology of Local Anaesthetic in the Older Patient

    Most Posted October 31, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

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  • Lumbar Plexus Block Reduces Pain and Blood Loss Associated with Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Most Posted October 31, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Lumbar%2520Plexus%2520Block%2520Reduces%2520Pain%2520and%2520Blood%2520Loss%2520Associated%2520with%2520Total%2520Hip%2520Arthroplasty.pdf

  • Anatomical Landmarks for Femoral Nerve Block: A

    Most Posted October 31, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Anatomical%2520Landmarks%2520for%2520Femoral%2520Nerve%2520Block%2520%2520A%2520Comparison%2520of%2520Four%2520Needle%2520Insertion%2520Sites.pdf

  • comparation of two regional anesthetic techniques for knee arthroscopy

    Most Posted October 31, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Comparison%2520of%2520Two%2520Regional%2520Anesthetic%2520Techniques%2520for%2520Knee%2520Arthroscopy.pdf

  • Regional Anesthesia for Knee Surgery

    Most Posted October 31, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Regional%2520anesthesia%2520for%2520knee%2520surgery%2520V2.pdf

  • A New Anterior Approach to the Sciatic Nerve Block

    Most Posted October 30, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

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  • ANESTHESIA%20AND%20ANTICOAGULATION

    Most Posted October 30, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

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  • Anatomic variation of the Obturator Nerve

    Most Posted October 30, 2011 by Ousama Chiekh Ismail Zadeh

    Anatomic_Variations_of_the_Obturator_Nerve_in_the.10.pdf

  • Single injection versus Continuous Femoral Nerve Blocks

    Most Posted October 28, 2011 by Admir Hadzic

    So, I am in Toronto at the Toronto University Regional Anesthesia Course and tomorrow have panel on: "Single injection versus Continuous Femoral Nerve Blocks for Total Knee Replacement". I was assigned the unpopular task to be PRO Single Injection Block. I would love to spark up some controversy and...

  • November Issue Anaesthesia and Analgesia

    Most Posted October 27, 2011 by Carlos Bollini

    http://www.anesthesia-analgesia.org/content/current

  • Comments Uploaded Interscalene Video

    Most Posted October 25, 2011 by Carlos Bollini

    Thanks Admir. I use to reposition the needle in order to distribute the LA into all the IE space and not performing the injection in a single point. I also try to rescan during injection and in every needle reposition, angling the transducer checking that despite not having paresthesias needle tip i...

  • Professionalism?

    Most Posted October 25, 2011 by Dr Richard Lea

    I am all for this group improving communication and knowledge arounde the world. I do think that there is a place for amusing cartoons, but consider the image of the naked buttocks impaled with multiple syringes is innapropriate for the very publc front page of this fledgling organisation. I don't b...

  • pediatric anesthesia

    Most Posted October 24, 2011 by Mahin

    postoperative incisional pain management in children

  • Eye Blocks for (Phacoemulsification) Cataract Surgery

    Most Posted October 24, 2011 by Stavros Prineas

    Hi Everyone. I thought I'd kick off a blog to see how well the format works. I do eye blocks as a routine part of my practice in Australia, and I'm keen to learn what the fashion is in different parts of the world. Working with a range of old and young surgeons, I find that most of the time I do ei...