Spencer S Liu

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital for Special Surgery
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A cross-sectional survey on prevalence and risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain 1 year after total hip and knee replacement
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 37:415-22. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Association of perioperative use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with postoperative myocardial infarction after total joint replacement
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 37:45-50. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Evidence basis for ultrasound-guided block characteristics: onset, quality, and duration
    Spencer S Liu
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:S26-35. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of postoperative analgesia on major postoperative complications: a systematic update of the evidence
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 104:689-702. 2007
  5. pmc Trends in mortality, complications, and demographics for primary hip arthroplasty in the United States
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Int Orthop 33:643-51. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and analgesia: a qualitative systematic review
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:47-59. 2009
  7. doi request reprint A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing ultrasound versus nerve stimulator guidance for interscalene block for ambulatory shoulder surgery for postoperative neurological symptoms
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, 535 East 70th St, New York City, NY 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 109:265-71. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Modeling cost of ultrasound versus nerve stimulator guidance for nerve blocks with sensitivity analysis
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:57-63. 2010
  9. pmc Risk of postoperative hypoxemia in ambulatory orthopedic surgery patients with diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective observational study
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Patient Saf Surg 4:9. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Prospective survey of patient-controlled epidural analgesia with bupivacaine and hydromorphone in 3736 postoperative orthopedic patients
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:351-4. 2010

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. doi request reprint A cross-sectional survey on prevalence and risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain 1 year after total hip and knee replacement
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 37:415-22. 2012
    ..We surveyed a variety of practices and patients and also correlated persistent pain with health-related quality-of-life outcomes...
  2. doi request reprint Association of perioperative use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with postoperative myocardial infarction after total joint replacement
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 37:45-50. 2012
    ..Thus, we performed this single-center observational cohort study to determine any association between NSAID use and postoperative myocardial infarction (POMI)...
  3. doi request reprint Evidence basis for ultrasound-guided block characteristics: onset, quality, and duration
    Spencer S Liu
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:S26-35. 2010
    ..This systematic review summarizes existing evidence for superior onset, quality, and duration of block for ultrasound (US) guidance versus other techniques for nerve localization...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of postoperative analgesia on major postoperative complications: a systematic update of the evidence
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 104:689-702. 2007
    ..Few individual clinical trials have had sufficient subject numbers to definitively determine the effects of postoperative analgesia on major outcomes...
  5. pmc Trends in mortality, complications, and demographics for primary hip arthroplasty in the United States
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Int Orthop 33:643-51. 2009
    ..Multiple temporal changes in outcomes and demographics for THA were found. These changes have implications for clinical care and allocation of health resources...
  6. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and analgesia: a qualitative systematic review
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:47-59. 2009
    ..However, ultrasound was not inferior for efficacy, did not increase risk, and offers other potential patient-oriented benefits. All RCTs are rather small, thus completion of large RCTs and case series are encouraged to confirm findings...
  7. doi request reprint A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing ultrasound versus nerve stimulator guidance for interscalene block for ambulatory shoulder surgery for postoperative neurological symptoms
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, 535 East 70th St, New York City, NY 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 109:265-71. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Modeling cost of ultrasound versus nerve stimulator guidance for nerve blocks with sensitivity analysis
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:57-63. 2010
    ..Sensitivity analysis allows modeling of different scenarios and determination of the relative importance of each cost input for a given scenario...
  9. pmc Risk of postoperative hypoxemia in ambulatory orthopedic surgery patients with diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea: a retrospective observational study
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Patient Saf Surg 4:9. 2010
    ..Our OSA patients undergoing ambulatory-type orthopedic procedures are monitored overnight in the PACU, thus we reviewed patient records to determine incidence of complications...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prospective survey of patient-controlled epidural analgesia with bupivacaine and hydromorphone in 3736 postoperative orthopedic patients
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:351-4. 2010
    ..Hydromorphone has potential advantages, yet there are no data to establish its efficacy and safety. Thus, we prospectively monitored our patients receiving PCEA with bupivacaine combined with hydromorphone after orthopedic surgery...
  11. doi request reprint Incidence of unintentional intraneural injection and postoperative neurological complications with ultrasound-guided interscalene and supraclavicular nerve blocks
    S S Liu
    Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
    Anaesthesia 66:168-74. 2011
    ..Intraneural injection occurred in 42 patients (17%; 95% CI 12-22%). No patient suffered from postoperative neurological complications (0%; 95% CI 0-1.6%) at follow-up...
  12. doi request reprint A prospective survey of patient-controlled epidural analgesia with bupivacaine and clonidine after total hip replacement: a pre- and postchange comparison with bupivacaine and hydromorphone in 1,000 patients
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 113:1213-7. 2011
    ..We performed this prospective survey to evaluate analgesia and the side effect profile in total hip replacement patients before and after a systematic change from PCEA with bupivacaine/hydromorphone to bupivacaine/clonidine...
  13. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of continuous wound catheters delivering local anesthetic for postoperative analgesia: a quantitative and qualitative systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 203:914-32. 2006
  14. doi request reprint Uncomplicated removal of epidural catheters in 4365 patients with international normalized ratio greater than 1.4 during initiation of warfarin therapy
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:231-5. 2011
    ..However, these guidelines are based primarily on expert consensus, and there is controversy regarding this recommendation as being "too conservative."..
  15. doi request reprint Nerve stimulator versus ultrasound guidance for placement of popliteal catheters for foot and ankle surgery
    Daniel Maalouf
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Anesth 24:44-50. 2012
    ..To determine whether ultrasound guidance improves the quality of continuous popliteal block when compared with a nerve stimulator after major foot and ankle surgery...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effect of analgesic technique on postoperative patient-reported outcomes including analgesia: a systematic review
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Hospital of Special Surgery, and the Cornell Weill Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
    Anesth Analg 105:789-808. 2007
    ..We performed a systematic review to examine the effect of postoperative analgesia on patient-reported outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint A prospective clinical registry of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia for ambulatory shoulder surgery
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 111:617-23. 2010
    ..Furthermore, ultrasound-guided supraclavicular block is a novel approach for shoulder anesthesia that may have less risk for neurological symptoms than interscalene block...
  18. doi request reprint Perioperative comparative effectiveness of anesthetic technique in orthopedic patients
    Stavros G Memtsoudis
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Anesthesiology 118:1046-58. 2013
    ..We studied a large national sample of primary joint arthroplasty recipients and hypothesized that neuraxial anesthesia favorably influences perioperative outcomes...
  19. pmc Predictors for moderate to severe acute postoperative pain after total hip and knee replacement
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College, 535 East 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Int Orthop 36:2261-7. 2012
    ..We undertook this multi-centre cross-sectional study to identify preoperative risk factors for moderate to severe pain after total hip (THR) and knee (TKR) replacement...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of perioperative central neuraxial analgesia on outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery: a meta-analysis
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    Anesthesiology 101:153-61. 2004
    ..Perioperative central neuraxial analgesia may improve outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery due to attenuation of stress response and superior analgesia...
  21. doi request reprint Addition of pregabalin to multimodal analgesic therapy following ankle surgery: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Jacques T YaDeau
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork, NY 10021, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 37:302-7. 2012
    ..Secondary outcomes included measures of opioid and pregabalin adverse effects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of ropivacaine-fentanyl patient-controlled epidural analgesia with morphine intravenous patient-controlled analgesia for perioperative analgesia and recovery after open colon surgery
    Robert B Steinberg
    Department of Anesthesiology, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
    J Clin Anesth 14:571-7. 2002
    ..To compare the effects of ropivacaine-fentanyl patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) with morphine intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Where in the world is ASRA AcutePOP?
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:269-74. 2009
    ..Development of a Web site and applications continues, and a demonstration is planned for the ASRA 2009 meeting...
  24. ncbi request reprint Demographics, outcomes, and risk factors for adverse events associated with primary and revision total hip arthroplasties in the United States
    Stavros G Memtsoudis
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 39:E72-7. 2010
    ..Additional studies are warranted to determine causal relationships...
  25. ncbi request reprint A comparison of regional versus general anesthesia for ambulatory anesthesia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Anesth Analg 101:1634-42. 2005
    ..Other factors, such as unsuitable discharge criteria and limitations of meta-analysis, may explain this discrepancy...
  26. doi request reprint Cerebral oximetry desaturation during shoulder surgery performed in a sitting position under regional anesthesia
    Jacques T YaDeau
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Can J Anaesth 58:986-92. 2011
    ..Hypotension in the sitting position may reduce cerebral perfusion and oxygenation. We prospectively determined the incidence of cerebral oximetry (rSO2) desaturation in seated patients undergoing ambulatory shoulder arthroscopy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of Bispectral Index monitoring on ambulatory anesthesia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and a cost analysis
    Spencer S Liu
    Departments of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Anesthesiology 101:311-5. 2004
    ..Use of Bispectral Index (BIS) monitoring for titration of general anesthesia may allow use of less anesthetics, reduction in side effects, and faster patient recovery...
  28. doi request reprint Performance characteristics and validation of the Opioid-Related Symptom Distress Scale for evaluation of analgesic side effects after orthopedic surgery
    Jacques T YaDeau
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, 535 East 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 113:369-77. 2011
    ..Additional validation studies were suggested. We investigated performance characteristics and validity of the ORSDS for postoperative analgesia after 4 types of anesthetic and analgesic regimens...
  29. ncbi request reprint The effect of single-injection femoral nerve block versus continuous femoral nerve block after total knee arthroplasty on hospital length of stay and long-term functional recovery within an established clinical pathway
    Francis V Salinas
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 9810, USA
    Anesth Analg 102:1234-9. 2006
    ..The lack of effect provided by increased duration of analgesia (from CFNB) after TKA may now have minimal impact on hospital LOS and long-term functional recovery in the contemporary healthcare environment within the United States...
  30. ncbi request reprint Concurrent expansion of plasma volume and left ventricular end-diastolic volume in patients after rapid infusion of 5% albumin and lactated Ringer's solution
    Francis V Salinas
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Clin Anesth 18:510-4. 2006
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  31. ncbi request reprint Anesthesia and analgesia for colon surgery
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:52-7. 2004
  32. doi request reprint Stroke, regional anesthesia in the sitting position, and hypotension: a review of 4169 ambulatory surgery patients
    Jacques T YaDeau
    Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:430-5. 2011
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Prospective comparison of continuous femoral nerve block with nonstimulating catheter placement versus stimulating catheter-guided perineural placement in volunteers
    Francis V Salinas
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 9th Avenue, B2 AN, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:212-20. 2004
    ..Stimulating catheter-guided perineural placement may potentially increase the success rate and quality of continuous femoral nerve block as compared with a nonstimulating catheter technique. These hypotheses have not been rigorously tested...
  34. doi request reprint Perioperative pulmonary outcomes in patients with sleep apnea after noncardiac surgery
    Stavros Memtsoudis
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 535 East 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Anesth Analg 112:113-21. 2011
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Continuous plexus and peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    Anesth Analg 96:263-72. 2003
  36. doi request reprint Methodological quality of randomized controlled trials of postoperative epidural analgesia: validation of the Epidural Analgesia Trial Checklist as a specific instrument to evaluate methodology
    Spencer S Liu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital of Special Surgery, Cornell Weill Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:549-55. 2010
    ..Current instruments for evaluating the quality of methodology are generic; thus, we also developed a specific assessment tool named Epidural Analgesia Trial Checklist (EATC)...
  37. pmc Creation of a novel recuperative pain medicine service to optimize postoperative analgesia and enhance patient satisfaction
    Brian D Philips
    Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 USA
    HSS J 6:61-5. 2010
    ..Further research is needed to ascertain the exact cost-benefit and potential impact on postoperative quality-of-life measurements...
  38. ncbi request reprint Hyperbaric spinal levobupivacaine: a comparison to racemic bupivacaine in volunteers
    Elizabeth A Alley
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98111, USA
    Anesth Analg 94:188-93, table of contents. 2002
    ..Hyperbaric spinal levobupivacaine has equivalent clinical efficacy to racemic bupivacaine for spinal anesthesia in doses from 4 to 12 mg...
  39. ncbi request reprint A lovely idea: forming an ASRA Acute Postoperative Pain (AcutePOP) database
    Spencer S Liu
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:291-3. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint Acute post-surgical pain management: a critical appraisal of current practice, December 2-4, 2005
    James P Rathmell
    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05403, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:1-42. 2006
    ..This manuscript details those opinions and presents a critical analysis of the existing evidence supporting new and emerging techniques used to control postsurgical pain...
  41. ncbi request reprint Gender and post-dural puncture headache
    Christopher L Wu
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, MD 21287, USA
    Anesthesiology 105:613-8. 2006
    ..44-0.67). Although the authors found that nonpregnant female subjects seem to have a higher incidence of post-dural puncture headache than males, the etiology behind these findings is not clear from the current meta-analysis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of postoperative epidural analgesia: a meta-analysis
    Brian M Block
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    JAMA 290:2455-63. 2003
    ..Whether epidural analgesia is a better method than parenteral opioids for postoperative pain control remains controversial...
  43. ncbi request reprint Continuous local anesthetic wound infusion to improve postoperative outcome: back to the periphery?
    Henrik Kehlet
    Anesthesiology 107:369-71. 2007
  44. ncbi request reprint An intensive, structured clinical trial can markedly reduce length of stay after abdominal aortic surgery
    Spencer S Liu
    Anesthesiology 97:1025; author reply 1029-31. 2002
  45. ncbi request reprint Spinal anaesthesia: local anaesthetics and adjuncts in the ambulatory setting
    Francis V Salinas
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Avenue B2 AN, Seattle, WA 98111, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 16:195-210. 2002
    ..Controversies regarding the possible lower risk of TNS with newer spinal anaesthetic techniques and new discharge criteria are reviewed. The final section provides technical pearls to optimize ambulatory spinal anaesthetic outcomes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Does continuous peripheral nerve block provide superior pain control to opioids? A meta-analysis
    Jeffrey M Richman
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Anesth Analg 102:248-57. 2006
    ..001). CPNB analgesia, regardless of catheter location, provided superior postoperative analgesia and fewer opioid-related side effects when compared with opioid analgesia...
  47. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of postoperative patient-controlled and continuous infusion epidural analgesia versus intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with opioids: a meta-analysis
    Christopher L Wu
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Anesthesiology 103:1079-88; quiz 1109-10. 2005
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