Zoher Naja

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of local anaesthesia (clonidine and fentanyl) infiltration for post-submucosal resection pain relief: a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial
    M Z Naja
    Department of Anesthesia, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Laryngol Otol 121:19-24. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Guided paravertebral blocks with versus without clonidine for women undergoing breast surgery: a prospective double-blinded randomized study
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia, Makassed General Hospital, P O Box 11 6301 Riad EI Solh 11072210, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anesth Analg 117:252-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Preoperative vs. postoperative bilateral paravertebral blocks for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized clinical trial
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 11:509-15. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Repetitive occipital nerve blockade for cervicogenic headache: expanded case report of 47 adults
    Zoher M Naja
    Anesthesia Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 6:278-84. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Occipital nerve blockade for cervicogenic headache: a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial
    Zoher M Naja
    Anesthesia Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 6:89-95. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Nerve stimulator-guided repetitive paravertebral block for thoracic myofascial pain syndrome
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 7:348-51. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Nerve stimulator-guided occipital nerve blockade for postdural puncture headache
    Zoher Naja
    Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 9:51-8. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The effectiveness of clonidine-bupivacaine repeated nerve stimulator-guided injection in piriformis syndrome
    Zoher Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin J Pain 25:199-205. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Management of cancer pain: different intervention techniques
    Zoher Naja
    Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 56:100-4. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Multilevel nerve stimulator-guided paravertebral block as a sole anesthetic technique for breast cancer surgery in morbidly obese patients
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, P O Box 11 6301, Riad EI Solh, Beirut, 11072210, Lebanon
    J Anesth 25:760-4. 2011

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of local anaesthesia (clonidine and fentanyl) infiltration for post-submucosal resection pain relief: a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial
    M Z Naja
    Department of Anesthesia, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Laryngol Otol 121:19-24. 2007
    ..The aim of this randomized, double-blinded clinical trial was to study the efficacy of a local block anaesthetic, delivered after induction of general anaesthesia, in reducing post-operative pain...
  2. doi request reprint Guided paravertebral blocks with versus without clonidine for women undergoing breast surgery: a prospective double-blinded randomized study
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia, Makassed General Hospital, P O Box 11 6301 Riad EI Solh 11072210, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anesth Analg 117:252-8. 2013
    ..In this prospective randomized double-blind study, we assessed the significance of adding clonidine to the anesthetic mixture for women undergoing mastectomy...
  3. doi request reprint Preoperative vs. postoperative bilateral paravertebral blocks for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized clinical trial
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 11:509-15. 2011
    ..The aim of this clinical trial was to determine the potential analgesic effect of preoperative paravertebral blockade in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Repetitive occipital nerve blockade for cervicogenic headache: expanded case report of 47 adults
    Zoher M Naja
    Anesthesia Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 6:278-84. 2006
    ..To evaluate the repetitive occipital nerve blocks using a nerve stimulator in the treatment of cervicogenic headache...
  5. ncbi request reprint Occipital nerve blockade for cervicogenic headache: a double-blind randomized controlled clinical trial
    Zoher M Naja
    Anesthesia Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 6:89-95. 2006
    ..05). The nerve stimulator-guided occipital nerve blockade significantly relieved cervicogenic headache and associated symptoms at two weeks following injection...
  6. ncbi request reprint Nerve stimulator-guided repetitive paravertebral block for thoracic myofascial pain syndrome
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 7:348-51. 2007
    ..The three patients were pain-free over a follow-up period up to 2 years. Our report suggests that nerve stimulator-guided paravertebral blockade could be a useful treatment for MPS refractory to traditional therapeutic approaches...
  7. doi request reprint Nerve stimulator-guided occipital nerve blockade for postdural puncture headache
    Zoher Naja
    Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pain Pract 9:51-8. 2009
    ..Block patients had significantly shorter hospital stays and sick leave periods (P < 0.001). The studied method is superior to expectant conservative therapy in the treatment of patients suffering from PDPH...
  8. doi request reprint The effectiveness of clonidine-bupivacaine repeated nerve stimulator-guided injection in piriformis syndrome
    Zoher Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin J Pain 25:199-205. 2009
    ..The aim of this clinical trial is to investigate whether clonidine-bupivacaine nerve-stimulator guided injections are effective in achieving long-lasting pain relief in PS compared with bupivacaine guided injection...
  9. ncbi request reprint Management of cancer pain: different intervention techniques
    Zoher Naja
    Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 56:100-4. 2008
    ..The intent of alternative therapies is to provide adequate and effective pain management in the oncology and palliative care arena with improvement in patient quality of life...
  10. doi request reprint Multilevel nerve stimulator-guided paravertebral block as a sole anesthetic technique for breast cancer surgery in morbidly obese patients
    Zoher M Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, P O Box 11 6301, Riad EI Solh, Beirut, 11072210, Lebanon
    J Anesth 25:760-4. 2011
    ..5%. This case series suggested that the multilevel nerve stimulator-guided PVB may be an effective technique for obese patients undergoing breast cancer surgery, although further studies are needed to compare PVB and general anesthesia...
  11. ncbi request reprint A comparison of pudendal block vs dorsal penile nerve block for circumcision in children: a randomised controlled trial
    Z Naja
    Paediatric Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anaesthesia 66:802-7. 2011
    ..This study demonstrates the effectiveness of pudendal nerve block in comparison to the dorsal nerve block, with improved postoperative outcomes in children undergoing circumcision...
  12. ncbi request reprint General anaesthesia combined with bilateral paravertebral blockade (T11-T12-L1) vs general anaesthesia for bilateral varicocelectomy. A randomized double-blind clinical trial
    Zoher Naja
    Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department, Makassed General Hospital MGH, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 59:126-30. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Nerve stimulator guided pudendal nerve block versus general anesthesia for hemorrhoidectomy
    Zoher Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, P O Box 11 6301 Riad El Solh 11072210, Beirut, Lebanon
    Can J Anaesth 53:579-85. 2006
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  14. ncbi request reprint Thoracic paravertebral block: influence of the number of injections
    Zoher M Naja
    Anesthesia Department, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:196-201. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the radiographic and clinical distribution of 1 to 4 paravertebral injections by use of the same total volume of local anesthetic mixture...
  15. ncbi request reprint General anaesthesia combined with bilateral paravertebral blockade (T5-6) vs. general anaesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective, randomized clinical trial
    M Z Naja
    Makassed General Hospital, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 21:489-95. 2004
    ..general anaesthesia alone (control) in reducing postoperative pain following laparoscopic cholecystectomy was evaluated using a prospective randomized study design...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nerve-stimulator guided paravertebral blockade vs. general anaesthesia for breast surgery: a prospective randomized trial
    M Z Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur J Anaesthesiol 20:897-903. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the use of a nerve-stimulator guided paravertebral nerve blockade technique to regular general anaesthesia for breast surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Nerve stimulator guided pudendal nerve block decreases posthemorrhoidectomy pain
    Zouheir Naja
    Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Makassed General Hospital, B O Box 11 6301 Riad El Solh 11072210, Beirut, Lebanon
    Can J Anaesth 52:62-8. 2005
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  18. ncbi request reprint Sacrococcygeal local anaesthesia versus general anaesthesia for pilonidal sinus surgery: a prospective randomised trial
    M Z Naja
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anaesthesia 58:1007-12. 2003
    ..05). The majority of patients and surgeons expressed satisfaction with local anaesthesia. Sacrococcygeal local anaesthesia appears to be a successful alternative to general anaesthesia for pilonidal sinus surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint Modified infiltration technique in tonsillectomy: expanded case report of 25 children
    M Z Naja
    Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department, Makassed General Hospital, P O Box 11 6301, Riad El Solh, Beirut 11072210, Lebanon
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 69:35-41. 2005
    ..To introduce a modified infiltration technique of anesthetic mixture in order to reduce post-tonsillectomy pain based on histo-anatomic observations and tonsil's innervation detection...
  20. ncbi request reprint Distance between the skin and the thoracic paravertebral space
    M Z Naja
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassad General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anaesthesia 60:680-4. 2005
    ..05). Body mass index significantly influences this depth at upper and lower thoracic levels (p < 0.001) but not in the mid-thoracic region...
  21. ncbi request reprint Nerve stimulator-guided paravertebral blockade combined with sevoflurane sedation versus general anesthesia with systemic analgesia for postherniorrhaphy pain relief in children: a prospective randomized trial
    Zouheir M Naja
    Anesthesia Department corrected Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anesthesiology 103:600-5. 2005
    ..Improvement of the duration of postoperative analgesia is desirable in children undergoing inguinal hernia repair...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pre-incisional infiltration for pediatric tonsillectomy: a randomized double-blind clinical trial
    M Z Naja
    Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Department, Makassed General Hospital, P O Box 11 6301, Riad El Solh, 11072210 Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 69:1333-41. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Addition of clonidine and fentanyl: comparison between three different regional anesthetic techniques in circumcision
    Zouher A Naja
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Paediatr Anaesth 15:964-70. 2005
    ..Our aim was to compare the effectiveness of dorsal penile block, ring block (RB) and dorsal penile block associated with RB in reducing post-circumcision pain in children...
  24. ncbi request reprint Repetitive paravertebral nerve block using a catheter technique for pain relief in post-herpetic neuralgia
    Z M Naja
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Research Unit and Paediatric Intensive Care, Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Br J Anaesth 96:381-3. 2006
    ..5% 19 ml and clonidine 150 microg ml(-1) 1 ml) every 48 h for 3 weeks using a paravertebral catheter inserted at T2-T3 level...
  25. ncbi request reprint Varying anatomical injection points within the thoracic paravertebral space: effect on spread of solution and nerve blockade
    M Z Naja
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Makassad General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anaesthesia 59:459-63. 2004
    ..The use of a nerve stimulator-guided technique appears to enhance the likelihood of achieving the more desirable longitudinal spreading pattern...
  26. ncbi request reprint Paravertebral blockade vs general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia for inguinal hernia repair
    M Z Naja
    Dept. of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Makassed General Hospital, P.O. Box 6301, Beirut, Lebanon
    Middle East J Anesthesiol 16:201-10. 2001
    ..The described technique appears to be an attractive alternative method to provide adequate anesthesia for IHR...
  27. ncbi request reprint Implementation of palliative care in Lebanon: past, present, and future
    Michel Daher
    Surgery Department, Saint George Hospital, University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 56:70-6. 2008
    ..The time will come for Lebanon to form the National Council for Pain Relief and Palliative Care as an advocacy and coordination body for pain relief and PC in the near future. To that effect, we believe the future is near...
  28. ncbi request reprint Regional analgesia and breast cancer surgery
    Nicole Naccache
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Hôel Dieu de France, University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 57:110-4. 2009
    ..Paravertebral block improves the quality of recovery after breast cancer surgery and provides the patient with the option of ambulatory discharge...