Affiliation: University Hospital
- Sonographic visualization and ultrasound-guided block of the third occipital nerve: prospective for a new method to diagnose C2-C3 zygapophysial joint painUrs Eichenberger
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Therapy, University of Bern, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Anesthesiology 104:303-8. 2006..Diagnostic blocks of nerves supplying the joints are performed using fluoroscopy. The authors' hypothesis was that the third occipital nerve can be visualized and blocked with use of an ultrasound-guided technique...
- Ultrasound-guided blocks of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve: accuracy of a selective new technique confirmed by anatomical dissectionU Eichenberger
Department of Anaesthesia and General Intensive Care B, Medical University of Vienna, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
Br J Anaesth 97:238-43. 2006..This study describes a new ultrasound-guided approach to these nerves and determines its accuracy using anatomical dissection control...
- [Ultrasound in anesthesiology--ultrasound in interventional pain therapy]Urs Eichenberger
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie des Inselspitals Bern, Switzerland
Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 41:760-6. 2006..The increasing published data available and the personal experience of the authors suggest a potential usefulness in interventional pain therapy, but also limitations...
- Minimal local anesthetic volume for peripheral nerve block: a new ultrasound-guided, nerve dimension-based methodUrs Eichenberger
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Switzerland
Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:242-6. 2009..In this study, we estimated the 50% effective dose (ED50) and 95% effective dose (ED95) volume of 1% mepivacaine relative to the cross-sectional area of the nerve for an adequate sensory block...
- Chronic phantom limb pain: the effects of calcitonin, ketamine, and their combination on pain and sensory thresholdsUrs Eichenberger
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Anesth Analg 106:1265-73, table of contents. 2008..Our secondary aim was to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of action of the investigated drugs using quantitative sensory testing...
- Lumbar epidural fentanyl: segmental spread and effect on temporal summation and muscle painU Eichenberger
Department of Anaesthesiology, Division of Pain Therapy, University of Bern, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Br J Anaesth 90:467-73. 2003..We applied a multi-modal sensory test procedure to investigate the effect of epidural fentanyl on segmental spread, temporal summation (as a measure for short-lasting central hyperexcitability) and muscle pain...
- Sonographic visualization and ultrasound-guided blockade of the greater occipital nerve: a comparison of two selective techniques confirmed by anatomical dissectionM Greher
Department of Anaesthesiology, Perioperative Intensive Care and Pain Therapy, Herz Jesu Hospital, A 1030 Vienna, Austria
Br J Anaesth 104:637-42. 2010..Our cadaver study compares the sonographic visibility of the nerve and the accuracy and specificity of ultrasound-guided injections at two different sites...
- Ultrasound-guided paravertebral puncture and placement of catheters in human cadavers: an imaging studyC Luyet
Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern, and University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Br J Anaesth 102:534-9. 2009..We therefore aimed to develop a new technique for an ultrasound-guided puncture of the paravertebral space...
- Ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves cannot be selectively blocked by using ultrasound guidance: a volunteer studyM Schmutz
University Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Bern and University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Br J Anaesth 111:264-70. 2013..The present study tested the hypothesis that our method, previously developed in cadavers, blocks the nerves separately and selectively in human volunteers...
- Ultrasonographic-guided ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block in pediatric anesthesia: what is the optimal volume?H Willschke
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Anesth Analg 102:1680-4. 2006..25% levobupivacaine, where the success rate was again 100%. We conclude that ultrasonographic guidance for ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve blocks in children allowed a reduction of the volume of local anesthetic to 0.075 mL/kg...
- Is the combination of morphine with ketamine better than morphine alone for postoperative intravenous patient-controlled analgesia?Gorazd Sveticic
Department of Anesthesiology, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
Anesth Analg 106:287-93, table of contents. 2008..In this study, we compared the combination of morphine and ketamine with morphine alone for postoperative PCA in large patient groups. We used a morphine-ketamine combination identified by an optimization procedure in our previous study...
- Ultrasound measurements of the distance between acupuncture needle tip at P6 and the median nerveKonrad Streitberger
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care B, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
J Altern Complement Med 13:585-91. 2007..Pericard 6 (P6) is one of the most frequently used acupuncture points, especially in preventing nausea and vomiting. At this point, the median nerve is located very superficially...
- Combinations of morphine with ketamine for patient-controlled analgesia: a new optimization methodGorazd Sveticic
Department of Anesthesiology, Inselspital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Anesthesiology 98:1195-205. 2003..The authors developed and applied a new model to optimize the combination of morphine, ketamine, and a lockout interval for PCA after lumbar spine and hip surgery...
- Combinations of bupivacaine, fentanyl, and clonidine for lumbar epidural postoperative analgesia: a novel optimization procedureGorazd Sveticic
Division of Pain Therapy, Department of Anesthesiology, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
Anesthesiology 101:1381-93. 2004..The authors developed and applied a method to optimize the combination of bupivacaine, fentanyl, and clonidine for continuous postoperative lumbar epidural analgesia...
- Safety of mixture of morphine with ketamine for postoperative patient-controlled analgesia: an audit with 1026 patientsG Sveticic
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Therapy, University of Bern, Inselspital, Switzerland
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 49:870-5. 2005..However, data on this drug combination have been collected on small sample sizes. In order to evaluate the safety of the combination morphine- ketamine, we conducted a prospective study on a large patient population...
- Real-time visualization of ultrasound-guided retrobulbar blockade: an imaging studyC Luyet
Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Br J Anaesth 101:855-9. 2008..Ultrasound-guided needle introduction and direct visualization of the spread of local anaesthetic may improve quality and safety of retrobulbar anaesthesia. Therefore, we developed a new ultrasound-guided technique using human cadavers...
- What does local tenderness say about the origin of pain? An investigation of cervical zygapophysial joint painAndreas Siegenthaler
University Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
Anesth Analg 110:923-7. 2010..We tested the hypothesis that assessing mechanical pain sensitivity distinguishes damaged from healthy cervical zygapophysial (facet) joints...
- Different Learning Curves for Axillary Brachial Plexus Block: Ultrasound Guidance versus Nerve StimulationC Luyet
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital and University of Bern, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Anesthesiol Res Pract 2010:309462. 2010..The skills required to perform successful ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block can be learnt faster and lead to a higher final success rate compared to nerve stimulator-guided axillary brachial plexus block...
- Placement of coiled catheters into the paravertebral spaceC Luyet
University Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Anaesthesia 67:250-5. 2012..All catheters were removed without incident. Precise paravertebral catheter placement can be achieved using ultrasound-guided placement of a coiled catheter...
- Obturator nerve block: a technique based on anatomical findings and MRI analysisStephan Locher
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, Switzerland
Pain Med 9:1012-15. 2008..The aim of this study was to define an injection technique based on an anatomical investigation and a magnetic resonance (MRI) analysis...
- Radiological anatomy of the obturator nerve and its articular branches: basis to develop a method of radiofrequency denervation for hip joint painStephan Locher
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Pain Med 9:291-8. 2008..Based on an anatomical and radiological study, we sought to define a potentially more effective radiofrequency method...
- Sonographic localization of an implanted infusion pump injection port: another useful application of ultrasound in pain medicineManfred Greher
Anesthesiology 102:243. 2005
- Transient minor improvement of high altitude headache by sumatriptanDominik Utiger
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine, Medical University Clinic Heidelberg, Germany
High Alt Med Biol 3:387-93. 2002..Because there was only a minor transient amelioration of high altitude headache with sumatriptan, we conclude that 5-HT1 receptors do not play a major role in the pathophysiology of high altitude headache...