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Serratus Anterior Plane Block in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy
This is a randomized, interventional prospective study. Patients (n=66) undergoing mastectomies with or without tissue expander will be randomized to receive a supra-serratus or sub-serratus regional plane block prior to surgery. The main effect to be measured is total opioid consumption 24 hours after the operation. Secondary endpoints include measuring a change between pre-and post-operative pain scores, patient satisfaction of pain control during first 24 hours after the operation, presence of postoperative nausea and vomiting, duration of sleep on first postoperative night, and block performance time and length of stay, between the two treatment arms.
18 Years and over
Inclusion Criteria:1. Adult patients 18 years or older 2. Individuals undergoing either a mastectomy or mastectomy with tissue expander for which the anesthetic plan includes a serratus anterior plane block.
Exclusion Criteria:1. Any known sensory deficit of the anterolateral chest wall. 2. Any local disorder of the skin or otherwise where blockade is to be performed which would prevent safe performance of the block 3. Pregnancy 4. American Society of Anesthesiology classification greater than 3 5. Allergy to amide local anesthetic medications 6. Chronic pain conditions 7. Preoperative opioid use greater than 20 oral morphine equivalents per day 8. Any coagulation abnormality which would be a contraindication for block placement 9. Preoperative chronic renal dysfunction requiring renal replacement therapy or a serum creatinine greater than 1.4 mg/dL 10. Body mass index >50 11. Incarceration 12. Inability to understand study procedures including inability to understand the English language 13. Inability to provide adequate informed consent 14. Refusal to participate in the study
Drug: Ropivacaine 0.35%
Epidural and Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia Following Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery
Postoperative analgesia following spine surgery is difficult to manage. Current treatment modalities rely heavily on opioid analgesics with all of the inherent limitations and side effects. While current best practice focuses on a 'multimodal approach' (i.e. using multiple different drugs and techniques to control pain after surgery), there is no consensus regarding which components of this multimodal therapy provide optimal analgesia. This prospective randomized study will enroll patients undergoing elective Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery at Zale Lipshy University Hospital. The primary objective is to determine the comparative efficacy of epidural analgesia, as compared with intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), on post-operative analgesia.
18 Years to 80 Years old
• Adult subjects aged 18 years or older
• Scheduled for elective posterior lumbar spinal fusion surgery between 1 and 3 levels
• Baseline cognitive deficits sufficient to make objective pain self-assessments unreliable in the estimation of the Study Investigators.
• Immunocompromised subject
• Severe liver and renal dysfunction
• Preoperative neurological deficits
• The dura damage during surgery
• Inability to follow directions or comprehend the English language.
• Females who are pregnant as determined by positive pregnancy test on or before the day of surgery.
• Patient refusal to provide informed consent.
• Allergy to amide local anesthetics (lidocaine, bupivacaine, ropivacaine) or opioid (fentanyl) allergy if patient assigned epidural analgesia.
• Hydromorphone allergy if patient assigned IV PCA
Drug: Bupivacaine, Drug: Hydromorphone, Drug: Fentanyl
ANI Versus Standard Care in Surgical Patients Receiving Balanced Sevoflurane-Fentanyl Anesthesia
This study aims to be a randomized, controlled study of ANI-guided opioid administration versus standard clinical practice in surgical patients undergoing general anesthesia with balanced sevoflurane-fentanyl. Patients will be randomly assigned to 2 groups- ANI vs. standard care. The intraoperative and postoperative management of all patients will be standardized by protocol. The PACU nurses and postop assessor will be blinded as to which group the patient is in.
18 Years to 75 Years old
• 18-75 years old
• ASA 1-2
• BMI 19-35 kg/m2
• Patients undergoing surgery with general anesthesia with sevoflurane- fentanyl
• Planned abdominal or spinal surgery lasting 1-3 hours
• Willing and able to consent in English or Spanish
• No current history of advanced pulmonary or cardiovascular disease
• Age less than 18 or older than 75
• Patient does not speak English or Spanish
• Patient refusal
• Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) or regional anesthesia planned
• Pregnant or nursing women
• "Stat" (emergent) cases
• ECG rhythm other than regular sinus rhythm
• Implanted pacemakers
• On antimuscarinic agents, alpha 2 agonists, antiarrhythmics, or beta blockers
• Presence of pacemaker
• Autonomic nervous system disorder
• Use of chronic opioids
Device: ANI-guided opioid administration, Other: Standard opioid administration
Interscalene Bupivacaine With Either Liposomal Bupivacaine or Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block for Shoulder Arthroscopy
This investigation will be a prospective, randomized trial. The study population will consist of adult patients scheduled to undergo major shoulder arthroscopy procedures with anesthesiology at the Ambulatory Services Center (Outpatient Surgery Center). Forty-six subjects will be enrolled in this study and will be randomized into one of two arms: 1) Single-injection bupivacaine HCl plus a subsequent bupivacaine CISB, 2) Single-injection bupivacaine HCl plus liposomal bupivacaine included in the same injection. These procedures will take place, using an ultrasound-guided method, approximately one hour prior to surgical procedure. Subjects will be followed for seven days to assess pain control by the Modified Brief Pain Inventory (MBPI) survey and outcome factors related to study and procedure using the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon Shoulder Score (ASES Shoulder Score).
18 Years and over
• Adult patients ≥ 18 years
• Individuals presenting for major shoulder arthroscopy procedures at Ambulatory Services Center (Outpatient Surgery Center) (for example: rotator cuff repair, subacromial decompression, Bankart repair)
• Patient is able to provide informed consent to participate in the study.
• Allergy to amide local anesthetic, liposomal bupivacaine or other medication involving liposomal formulation
• Preexisting neurological deficits involving or potentially involving the ipsilateral brachial plexus
• Preexisting contralateral vocal fold paralysis or recurrent laryngeal paralysis
• Psychiatric or cognitive disorders that could interfere with perioperative evaluation including drug or alcohol abuse
• Chronic pain conditions
• Preoperative opioid consumption greater than 20 mg oral morphine equivalent.
• Any contraindication to interscalene nerve block including any local disorder of the skin where blockade is to be performed which would prevent safe performance of the block
• Any coagulation abnormality which would be a contraindication for block placement
• Preoperative chronic renal dysfunction requiring renal replacement therapy or a serum creatinine greater than 1.4 mg/dL
• Body mass index >50
• ASA classification greater than 3
• Inability to provide informed consent
• Refusal to participate in the study
• Patients undergoing biceps tenodesis (due to variable axillary pain not covered by ISB)
Procedure: Single-injection bupivacaine HCl plus liposomal bupivacaine, Procedure: Single-injection bupivacaine HCl plus a subsequent bupivacaine CISB
Clinical Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness, Safety, and Tolerability of Oxymorphone Immediate Release (IR) Oral Liquid in Post Surgical Pediatric Subjects
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, safety and pharmacokinetics of Oxymorphone HCl as an analgesic for acute moderate to severe post-operative pain in pediatric subjects.
up to 2 Years old
Inclusion Criteria:1. Is male or female <2 years of age at the time of surgery. 2. Must weigh at least 3 kg. 3. Is scheduled to have a surgical procedure for which opioid analgesia will be needed to manage postoperative pain for at least 18 hours following intraoperative and/or postoperative IV analgesia. 4. Is generally healthy as documented by medical history; physical examination (including, but not limited to, the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and central nervous systems); vital sign assessments; 12-lead electrocardiograms (EKGs); clinical laboratory assessments; and general observations. Any abnormalities or deviations from the acceptable range that might be considered clinically relevant by the study physician or investigator will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, agreed upon by the Principal Investigator (or sub-investigator), and documented in study files before enrolling the subject in the study. 5. The subject's parent or guardian has been informed of the nature of the study and has provided written informed consent. Postoperative: 6. Is anticipated to require an analgesic regimen using a short-acting opioid (non-oxycodone and non-oxymorphone) analgesic after surgery (according to standard of care (SOC) as defined in the protocol). 7. Is an inpatient expected to be hospitalized for 24 hours after dosing with study drug. 8. Has an indwelling access catheter for blood sampling. 9. Has demonstrated the ability to tolerate clear fluids following surgery according to the SOC at each institution. All infants and children should be able to demonstrate strong suck and swallow reflexes and neurologic alertness and stability sufficient to handle oral secretions. The ability to tolerate small amounts (1 to 2 oz.) of clear liquids without emesis (over 30 to 60 minutes) would support readiness for study participation and oral intake once the physician has ordered the diet advanced to clear liquids and the subject has ingested fluids by mouth without nausea or vomiting.
Exclusion Criteria:1. Has the presence or history of a clinically significant disorder involving the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, immunologic, hematologic, endocrine, or nervous system(s) or psychiatric disease that would contraindicate participation, as determined by the Investigator. 2. Has any clinical laboratory test result outside the accepted range that has been confirmed upon re-examination and deemed to be clinically significant. 3. Has a clinically significant illness or condition any time before dosing with study drug that would contraindicate participation, as determined by the Investigator. 4. Has a life expectancy <8 weeks. 5. For age groups A and B: Has a malabsorption, gastroenterologic, or abdominal condition that would interfere with the absorption of study drug. 6. Has evidence of increased intracranial pressure. 7. Has a respiratory condition requiring intubation or resulting in active bronchiolitis, asthma, stridor, or difficulty breathing due to congestion and increased nasal secretions, including oxygen (O2) saturation ≤92%. 8. Has a history of seizures. 9. Subject (and/or mother if subject is nursing) has used medications with actions characteristic of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within 14 days before the start of the study drug is prohibited. Standard daily pediatric multivitamins may be taken until enrollment into the study but will be restricted during the study. 10. Subject (and/or mother if subject is nursing) has received preoperative opioids for more than 72 consecutive hours. 11. Subject (and/or mother if subject is nursing) has received oxycodone or oxymorphone within 48 hours prior to screening. 12. Subject (and/or mother if subject is nursing) has ingested caffeine- or xanthine-containing products (eg, theophylline) within 48 hours before dosing. These products are also prohibited during periods when blood samples are collected. 13. Has a history of relevant drug allergies, food allergies, or both (ie, allergy to oxymorphone or other opioid analgesics) that could interfere with the study. 14. Parent or legal guardian is unable to provide consent for any reason (eg, mental or physical disabilities, language barriers, or is unavailable). 15. Subject (and/or mother if subject is nursing) has participated in a clinical study of an unapproved drug within the previous 30 days. 16. Is not suitable for entry into the study in the opinion of the Investigator.
Drug: Oxymorphone HCl, Drug: Placebo
Post-operative Pain, Acute Pain
Surgical Pain, Acute Post-Surgical Pain
A Study to Compare the Long-term Outcomes After Two Different Anaesthetics (TREX)
There is considerable evidence that most general anaesthetics modulate brain development in animal studies. The impact is greater with longer durations of exposure and in younger animals. There is great controversy over whether or not these animal data are relevant to human clinical scenarios. The changes seen in preclinical studies are greatest with GABA agonists and NMDA antagonists such as volatile anaesthetics (eg sevoflurane), propofol, midazolam, ketamine, and nitrous oxide. There is less evidence for an effect with opioid (such as remifentanil) or with alpha 2 agonists (such as dexmedetomidine). Some, but not all, human cohort studies show an association between exposure to anaesthesia in infancy or early childhood and later changes in cognitive tests, school performance or risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders. The evidence is weak due to possible confounding. A recent well designed cohort study (the PANDA study) comparing young children that had hernia repair to their siblings found no evidence for a difference in a range of detailed neuropsychological tests. In that study most children were exposed to up to two hours of anaesthesia. The only trial (the GAS trial) has compared children having hernia repair under regional or general anesthesia and has found no evidence for a difference in neurodevelopment when tested at two years of age. The GAS and PANDA studies confirm the animal data that short exposure is unlikely to cause any neurodevelopmental impact. The impact of longer exposures is still unknown. In humans the strongest evidence for an association between surgery and poor neurodevelopmental outcome is in infants having major surgery. However, this is also the group where confounding is most likely. The aim of our study is to see if a new combination of anaesthetic drugs results in a better long-term developmental outcome than the current standard of care for children having anaesthesia expected to last 2 hours or longer. Children will be randomised to receive either a low dose sevoflurane/remifentanil/dexmedetomidine or standard dose sevoflurane anaesthetic. They will receive a neurodevelopmental assessment at 3 years of age to assess global cognitive function.
up to 2 Years old
• Younger than 2 years (chronological age)
• Scheduled for anaesthesia that is expected to last at least 2 hours (and/or total operating room time is scheduled to be at least 2.5 hours)
• Has a legally acceptable representative capable of understanding the informed consent document and providing consent on the participant's behalf.
• Known neurologic, chromosomal or congenital anomaly which is likely to be associated with poor neurobehavioural outcome
• Existing diagnosis of behavioural or neurodevelopmental disability
• Prematurity (defined as < 36 weeks gestational age at birth)
• Birth weight less than 2 kg.
• Congenital cardiac disease requiring surgery
• Intracranial neurosurgery and intracranial craniofacial surgery (isolated cleft lip is not an exclusion)
• Previous cumulative exposure to general anaesthesia exceeding 2 hours
• Planned future cumulative exposure to anaesthesia exceeding 2 hours before the age of 3 years.
• Any specific contra-indication to any aspect of the protocol
• Previous adverse reaction to any anaesthetic
• Circumstances likely to make long term follow-up impossible
• Living in a household where the primary language spoken at home is not a language in which we can administer the Wechsler Preschool and Primary School Intelligence Scale
• Planned postoperative sedation with any agent except opioids (e.g. benzodiazepines, dexmedetomidine, ketamine, barbiturates, propofol, clonidine, chloral hydrate, and other non-opioid sedatives). For example if such sedation is planned for post-operative ventilation
Drug: Sevoflurane, Drug: Remifentanil, Drug: Dexmedetomidine
Neurotoxicity, Anesthesia, Child Development
ESP vs QL for Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
Patients undergoing open total abdominal hysterectomy (n=82) at Parkland Memorial Hospital will be randomized into one of two groups to receive either ultrasound-guided bilateral ESP block with liposomal bupivacaine (Group 1) or ultrasound-guided bilateral QL block with liposomal bupivacaine (Group 2) for postoperative pain management. The remaining aspect of perioperative care, including the general anesthetic technique and postoperative care will be standardized and will be similar for all patients. The duration of the involvement in the study will be until 72 hours postoperatively. Anesthesia providers will identify potential subjects during their Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation Clinic visit and/or Day Surgery Unit pre-anesthetic assessment. There will be no incentive or payment to the patients. Patients in Group 1 will receive ultrasound-guided bilateral ESP block in the preoperative holding area prior to surgery. Patients in Group 2 will receive ultrasound-guided QL block in the preoperative holding area prior to surgery. All patients will have general anesthesia per previously established Parkland Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols. Postoperatively, patients in both Groups will receive acetaminophen 1000 mg orally every 8 hours, meloxicam 15 mg orally every 24 hours, and immediate-release oxycodone 5 - 10mg orally every 4 hours as needed for breakthrough pain. The postoperative analgesia will be documented using the Numeric Rating Scale (0-10 scale where 0=no pain and 10=worst pain). In addition, total opioid dose over the 72-hours study period will be documented. Postoperative nausea will be measured using a categorical scoring system (none=0, mild=1, moderate=2, severe=3) and episodes of vomiting will be documented. Rescue anti-emetics will be given to any patient who complains of nausea and/or vomiting. All variables will be assessed at 4, 6, 12, 24, 48, and 72 hours, postoperatively by an investigator blinded to group allocation.
18 Years to 80 Years old
• Female ASA physical status 1-3 scheduled for open abdominal hysterectomy
• Age 18-80 years old
• Able to participate personally or by legal representative in informed consent in English or Spanish
• History of relevant drug allergy
• Age less than 18 or greater than 80 years
• Chronic opioid use or drug abuse
• Active use of anticoagulant medication
• Significant psychiatric disturbance
• Inability to understand the study protocol
• Refusal to provide written consent
Procedure: Erector Spinae Plane block, Procedure: Quadratus Lumborum Block
regional anesthesia, postoperative pain, erector spinae plane block, quadratus lumborum block
The Videolaryngoscopy in Small Infants (VISI)
Complications related to infant (≤ 1 year) airway management are under-appreciated because of few rigorous and targeted studies. Investigators have recently shown that multiple tracheal intubation (TI) attempts are a key risk factor for intubation-related complications in small children. Tracheal Intubation using Video laryngoscopy (VL) has become popular in anesthesiology practice because of several advantages over conventional direct laryngoscopy (DL). Studies show that VL improves the view of the airway compared to DL, requires fewer intubation attempts, but may take more time to intubate the trachea. This study compares first attempt success of VL to DL in infants presenting for elective surgery.
up to 12 Months old
Inclusion Criteria 1. Males or females age 0 to <12 months. 2. Scheduled for non-cardiac surgery or procedure lasting longer than 30 minutes under general anesthesia where oral endotracheal intubation will be performed by an anesthesiology clinician. 3. Subject/Parental/guardian permission (informed consent). Inclusion for clinician participants: 1) Pediatric anesthesia attending, pediatric anesthesia fellows, and anesthesia resident Exclusion Criteria 1. History of difficult intubation 2. History with abnormal airway 3. Predictive of difficult intubation upon physical examination 4. Parents/guardians who, in the opinion of the investigator, may be unable to understand or give informed consent
Device: Video Laryngoscopy for ET placement, Device: Direct Laryngoscopy for ET Placement
Surgery, Anesthesia, Endotracheal
laryngoscope, intubation, first attempt success, oxygen saturation, airway management, Videolaryngoscopy, Direct laryngoscopy