BioMed Research International

Regional Anesthesia for Postoperative Pain Control


Publishing date
02 May 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Dec 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey

2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University, 61000 Trabzon, Turkey

3Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kırıkkale University, 71000 Kırıkkale, Turkey

4Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


Regional Anesthesia for Postoperative Pain Control

Description

Regional anesthesia techniques provide important advantages compared with general anesthesia. Regional anesthesia is not only performed for adequate anesthesia in the surgical procedures. There are other advantages for the use of regional anesthesia techniques including excellent pain control, reduced side effects, improved cardiac and pulmonary functions, and shortened stay in the postanesthesia care unit. The use of regional anesthesia is associated with decreased neuroendocrine stress responses in the perioperative period.

Regional anesthesia is one of the important methods for multimodal postoperative pain control. Regional anesthesia would provide excellent pain control and improve outcome such as decrease in side effects, improvement of pulmonary function, prevention of chronic pain, or reduction in hospital stay. Thus the regional anesthetic techniques and outcome using regional anesthesia for postoperative pain have become one of the important fields.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to define the interaction between regional anesthesia and postoperative pain control. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of the effect of regional anesthesia techniques for pain control in humans and also in animal models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Regional anesthesia techniques
  • Spinal, epidural, and peripheral nerve blocks
  • Local anesthetics and adjuvants for pain control
  • Catheter-based nerve blocks for pain control
  • Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
  • Use of regional anesthesia for trauma
  • Complications of regional anesthesia
  • Ultrasound-guided nerve block better than nerve stimulator?
  • Impact of regional anesthesia on patient outcome
  • Outcomes using regional anesthesia for postoperative pain control
  • Patient-controlled analgesia
  • Regional anesthesia and neuroendocrine stress responses

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/anesthesiology/painc/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 309606
  • - Editorial

Regional Anesthesia for Postoperative Pain Control

Ahmet Eroglu | Engin Erturk | ... | Ozgun Cuvas Apan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 686287
  • - Clinical Study

Does the Addition of Tramadol and Ketamine to Ropivacaine Prolong the Axillary Brachial Plexus Block?

Ahmet Can Senel | Ozlem Ukinc | Alper Timurkaynak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 631756
  • - Review Article

Gabapentin in Acute Postoperative Pain Management

Connie Y. Chang | Chaitanya K. Challa | ... | Jean Daniel Eloy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 205164
  • - Clinical Study

Efficacy of Continuous Epidural Analgesia versus Total Intravenous Analgesia on Postoperative Pain Control in Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Retrospective Case-Control Study

Ahmet Şen | Başar Erdivanlı | ... | Ersagun Tuğcugil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 938108
  • - Clinical Study

Comparison of the Effect of Lidocaine Adding Dexketoprofen and Paracetamol in Intravenous Regional Anesthesia

Ali Akdogan | Ahmet Eroglu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 132687
  • - Clinical Study

The Effects on Sensorial Block, Motor Block, and Haemodynamics of Levobupivacaine at Different Temperatures Applied in the Subarachnoid Space

Bahittin Nazli | Huseyin Oguzalp | ... | Nermin Gogus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 673682
  • - Clinical Study

The Effectiveness of Preemptive Thoracic Epidural Analgesia in Thoracic Surgery

Engin Erturk | Ferdane Aydogdu Kaya | ... | Ersagun Tugcugil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 737109
  • - Clinical Study

Peri- and Postanalgesic Properties of Lidokain, Lornoxicam, and Nitroglycerine Combination at Intravenous Regional Anesthesia

Biricik Melis Cakmak | Gokhan Cakmak | ... | Mehmet Sukru Sahin
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