Anahi Perlas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of analgesic modality on early ambulation following total knee arthroplasty
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 38:334-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided popliteal block through a common paraneural sheath versus conventional injection: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 38:218-25. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Validation of a mathematical model for ultrasound assessment of gastric volume by gastroscopic examination
    Anahi Perlas
    University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, 399 Bathurst St Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8, Canada
    Anesth Analg 116:357-63. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound assessment of gastric content and volume
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 111:82-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Ultrasound guidance improves the success of sciatic nerve block at the popliteal fossa
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:259-65. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block: outcome of 510 consecutive cases
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:171-6. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Evidence for the use of ultrasound in neuraxial blocks
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:S43-6. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of motor response to nerve stimulation and paresthesia for nerve localization as evaluated by ultrasound
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:445-50. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Ultrasonography of the lumbar spine for neuraxial and lumbar plexus blocks
    Ki J Chin
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 24:567-72. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided popliteal block distal to sciatic nerve bifurcation shortens onset time: a prospective randomized double-blind study
    Arun Prasad
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:267-71. 2010

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint The impact of analgesic modality on early ambulation following total knee arthroplasty
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 38:334-9. 2013
    ..This retrospective cohort study examined the analgesic and rehabilitation outcomes associated with 48-hour continuous femoral nerve block, local infiltration analgesia, or local infiltration analgesia plus adductor canal nerve block...
  2. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided popliteal block through a common paraneural sheath versus conventional injection: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 38:218-25. 2013
    ..To illustrate the microscopic anatomy of the paraneural tissues, we performed histological examinations of a human leg specimen...
  3. doi request reprint Validation of a mathematical model for ultrasound assessment of gastric volume by gastroscopic examination
    Anahi Perlas
    University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, 399 Bathurst St Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8, Canada
    Anesth Analg 116:357-63. 2013
    ..In the present study we propose a more accurate model based on prospective data obtained from 108 patients undergoing bedside gastric sonography and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGE)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound assessment of gastric content and volume
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 111:82-9. 2009
    ..However, there is currently no practical, noninvasive bedside test to determine gastric content and volume in the perioperative period...
  5. doi request reprint Ultrasound guidance improves the success of sciatic nerve block at the popliteal fossa
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:259-65. 2008
    ..In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that ultrasound guidance improves the success rate of sciatic nerve block at the popliteal fossa when compared with a nerve stimulator-guided technique...
  6. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block: outcome of 510 consecutive cases
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:171-6. 2009
    ..In the present study, we report block success and clinical outcome data from 510 consecutive patients who received an ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block for upper extremity surgery...
  7. doi request reprint Evidence for the use of ultrasound in neuraxial blocks
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:S43-6. 2010
    ..To summarize the existing evidence behind the role of ultrasonography in neuraxial anesthesia techniques...
  8. ncbi request reprint The sensitivity of motor response to nerve stimulation and paresthesia for nerve localization as evaluated by ultrasound
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:445-50. 2006
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Ultrasonography of the lumbar spine for neuraxial and lumbar plexus blocks
    Ki J Chin
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 24:567-72. 2011
    ..Ultrasonography of the spine has evolved into a well described technique that can be applied to facilitate neuraxial and lumbar plexus blockade...
  10. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided popliteal block distal to sciatic nerve bifurcation shortens onset time: a prospective randomized double-blind study
    Arun Prasad
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:267-71. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that SNB distal to its bifurcation (blocking its 2 main branches tibial and common peroneal nerves separately) is associated with a shorter onset time than blockade proximal to its bifurcation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound guidance improves success rate of axillary brachial plexus block
    Vincent W S Chan
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto and Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 54:176-82. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine if real time ultrasound guidance improves the success rate of axillary brachial plexus blockade...
  12. doi request reprint Evolution of ultrasound guided axillary brachial plexus blockade: retrospective analysis of 662 blocks
    Nick Lo
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 55:408-13. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Compared with dual nerve stimulation, ultrasound guidance shortens the time for infraclavicular block performance
    Richard Brull
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 56:812-8. 2009
    ..Ultrasound guidance may be associated with greater success. This study compared ultrasound guided infraclavicular block with a dual motor endpoint nerve stimulation technique...
  14. doi request reprint Anesthesiologists' learning curves for bedside qualitative ultrasound assessment of gastric content: a cohort study
    Cristian Arzola
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto, 600 University Avenue, Room 19 104, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X5, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 60:771-9. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine the amount of training an anesthesiologist would need to achieve competence in the bedside ultrasound technique for qualitative assessment of gastric content...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound examination and localization of the sciatic nerve: a volunteer study
    Vincent W S Chan
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Netwprk, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8
    Anesthesiology 104:309-14, discussion 5A. 2006
    ..The authors evaluated the usefulness of low-frequency ultrasound in identifying the sciatic nerve at three locations in the lower extremity and in guiding needle advancement to target before nerve stimulation...
  16. doi request reprint Minimum effective volume of local anesthetic for ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block
    Edel Duggan
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital University Health Network, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:215-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the minimum effective anesthetic volume required to produce an effective supraclavicular block for surgical anesthesia using an ultrasound (US)-guided technique...
  17. doi request reprint Spinal mepivacaine with fentanyl for outpatient knee arthroscopy surgery: a randomized controlled trial
    Dermot O'Donnell
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Mc Laughlin Pavilion 2 405, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 57:32-8. 2010
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Gastric sonography in the fasted surgical patient: a prospective descriptive study
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Anesth Analg 113:93-7. 2011
    ..In the current study, we performed a prospective qualitative and quantitative analysis of the gastric antrum in 200 fasted patients undergoing elective surgery...
  19. doi request reprint Ultrasound imaging facilitates spinal anesthesia in adults with difficult surface anatomic landmarks
    Ki Jinn Chin
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 115:94-101. 2011
    ..Poor surface anatomic landmarks are highly predictive of technical difficulty in neuraxial blockade. The authors examined the use of ultrasound imaging to reduce this difficulty...
  20. ncbi request reprint The role of a preprocedure systematic sonographic survey in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
    Baskar P Manickam
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:566-70. 2008
    ..Use of conventional nerve localization methods may fail to detect such abnormalities and potentially result in block failure and/or unintentional neurovascular injury...
  21. ncbi request reprint An assessment tool for brachial plexus regional anesthesia performance: establishing construct validity and reliability
    Viren N Naik
    St Michael s Anesthesia Research into Teaching Group, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:41-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the validity and reliability of a devised assessment of residents performing an interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blockade
    Richard Brull
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada
    Curr Pain Headache Rep 11:25-32. 2007
    ..This article reviews the advantages, principles, and techniques of US for the most common types of PNB...
  23. ncbi request reprint Needle visualization in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia: challenges and solutions
    Ki Jinn Chin
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:532-44. 2008
    ..Finally, future directions for research and development are suggested...
  24. ncbi request reprint A survey of orthopedic surgeons' attitudes and knowledge regarding regional anesthesia
    Matthew Oldman
    Department of Anaesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 98:1486-90, table of contents. 2004
    ..IMPLICATIONS: Orthopedic surgeons understand the benefits of and are supportive of the use of regional anesthesia in their practices. Barriers to increased popularity include perceived operating room delays and lack of reliability...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block
    Vincent W S Chan
    Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesth Analg 97:1514-7. 2003
    ..The technique of real-time guidance during needle advancement can quickly localize nerves. Distinct patterns of local anesthetic spread observed on ultrasound can further confirm accurate needle location...
  26. ncbi request reprint Brachial plexus examination and localization using ultrasound and electrical stimulation: a volunteer study
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Anesthesiology 99:429-35. 2003
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Bedside ultrasound assessment of gastric content: an observational study
    Javier Cubillos
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 59:416-23. 2012
    ..The aim of this observational study was to provide a qualitative description of the sonographic characteristics of the gastric antrum when the stomach is empty and following the ingestion of clear fluid, milk, and solid content...
  28. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and efficacy of ultrasound-guided block of the saphenous nerve in the adductor canal
    Baskar Manickam
    Toronto Western Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:578-80. 2009
    ..Traditional techniques using surface landmarks and nerve stimulation are limited by inconsistent success rates. This descriptive prospective study assesses the feasibility of performing an ultrasound-guided SN block in the distal thigh...
  29. doi request reprint Practice patterns related to block selection, nerve localization and risk disclosure: a survey of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
    Richard Brull
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:395-403. 2008
    ..We aimed to identify current clinical practice patterns among members of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) members that relate to complications of regional anesthesia (RA)...
  30. doi request reprint An ultrasound-assisted approach facilitates spinal anesthesia for total joint arthroplasty
    Ki Jinn Chin
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, McL 2 405, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 56:643-50. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that pre-procedural ultrasound imaging would be effective in identifying the lumbar intervertebral spaces and would provide an accurate measure of the depth to the intrathecal space...
  31. ncbi request reprint Intra- and interrater reliability of ultrasound assessment of gastric volume
    Richelle Kruisselbrink
    From the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada R K, R E, V C, A P Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada C A and Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada C T
    Anesthesiology 121:46-51. 2014
    ..The secondary objective is to evaluate the agreement between two different methods to measure gastric antral area...
  32. ncbi request reprint Forearm rescue cuff improves tourniquet tolerance during intravenous regional anesthesia
    Anahi Perlas
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:98-102. 2003
    ..We hypothesize that a forearm rescue cuff is better tolerated than the traditional rescue cuff of a double-cuff tourniquet...