Brian M Ilfeld

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Liposome bupivacaine in peripheral nerve blocks and epidural injections to manage postoperative pain
    Brian M Ilfeld
    University of California, San Diego Department of Anesthesiology, 200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8770, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA 1 858 657 7072 1 858 683 2003
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 14:2421-31. 2013
  2. pmc Treating intractable phantom limb pain with ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks: a pilot study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California 92103 8770, USA
    Pain Med 14:935-42. 2013
  3. pmc Continuous femoral nerve blocks: the impact of catheter tip location relative to the femoral nerve (anterior versus posterior) on quadriceps weakness and cutaneous sensory block
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Anesth Analg 115:721-7. 2012
  4. pmc Ambulatory continuous posterior lumbar plexus nerve blocks after hip arthroplasty: a dual-center, randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled trial
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Drive, MC 7651, La Jolla, California 92037 7651, USA
    Anesthesiology 109:491-501. 2008
  5. pmc The association between lower extremity continuous peripheral nerve blocks and patient falls after knee and hip arthroplasty
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Anesth Analg 111:1552-4. 2010
  6. pmc Ultrasound-guided (needle-in-plane) perineural catheter insertion: the effect of catheter-insertion distance on postoperative analgesia
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:261-5. 2011
  7. pmc A multicenter, randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of ambulatory continuous femoral nerve blocks on discharge-readiness following total knee arthroplasty in patients on general orthopaedic wards
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Pain 150:477-84. 2010
  8. pmc Health-related quality of life after tricompartment knee arthroplasty with and without an extended-duration continuous femoral nerve block: a prospective, 1-year follow-up of a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Dr MC 7651, La Jolla, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Anesth Analg 108:1320-5. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Continuous peripheral nerve blocks: is local anesthetic dose the only factor, or do concentration and volume influence infusion effects as well?
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, UCSD Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, California 92037 7651, USA
    Anesthesiology 112:347-54. 2010
  10. pmc The effects of varying local anesthetic concentration and volume on continuous popliteal sciatic nerve blocks: a dual-center, randomized, controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Anesth Analg 107:701-7. 2008

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Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Liposome bupivacaine in peripheral nerve blocks and epidural injections to manage postoperative pain
    Brian M Ilfeld
    University of California, San Diego Department of Anesthesiology, 200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8770, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA 1 858 657 7072 1 858 683 2003
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 14:2421-31. 2013
    ..g., femoral) or neuraxial (e.g., epidural) nerve block. However, it is currently approved for administration in the surgical site...
  2. pmc Treating intractable phantom limb pain with ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks: a pilot study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California 92103 8770, USA
    Pain Med 14:935-42. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Continuous femoral nerve blocks: the impact of catheter tip location relative to the femoral nerve (anterior versus posterior) on quadriceps weakness and cutaneous sensory block
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Anesth Analg 115:721-7. 2012
    ..During a continuous femoral nerve block, the influence of catheter tip position relative to the femoral nerve on infusion characteristics remains unknown...
  4. pmc Ambulatory continuous posterior lumbar plexus nerve blocks after hip arthroplasty: a dual-center, randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled trial
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Drive, MC 7651, La Jolla, California 92037 7651, USA
    Anesthesiology 109:491-501. 2008
    ....
  5. pmc The association between lower extremity continuous peripheral nerve blocks and patient falls after knee and hip arthroplasty
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Anesth Analg 111:1552-4. 2010
    ..However, none have included an adequate control group, and therefore the relationship between CPNB and falls remains speculative...
  6. pmc Ultrasound-guided (needle-in-plane) perineural catheter insertion: the effect of catheter-insertion distance on postoperative analgesia
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:261-5. 2011
    ....
  7. pmc A multicenter, randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of ambulatory continuous femoral nerve blocks on discharge-readiness following total knee arthroplasty in patients on general orthopaedic wards
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Pain 150:477-84. 2010
    ..061). We conclude that a 4-day ambulatory cFNB decreases the time to reach three important discharge criteria by an estimated 20% following TKA compared with an overnight cFNB, primarily by improving analgesia...
  8. pmc Health-related quality of life after tricompartment knee arthroplasty with and without an extended-duration continuous femoral nerve block: a prospective, 1-year follow-up of a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Dr MC 7651, La Jolla, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Anesth Analg 108:1320-5. 2009
    ..However, it remains unknown if the extended infusion improves subsequent health-related quality of life between 7 days and 12 mo...
  9. doi request reprint Continuous peripheral nerve blocks: is local anesthetic dose the only factor, or do concentration and volume influence infusion effects as well?
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, UCSD Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, California 92037 7651, USA
    Anesthesiology 112:347-54. 2010
    ..The main determinant of continuous peripheral nerve block effects--local anesthetic concentration and volume or simply total drug dose--remains unknown...
  10. pmc The effects of varying local anesthetic concentration and volume on continuous popliteal sciatic nerve blocks: a dual-center, randomized, controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Anesth Analg 107:701-7. 2008
    ..We therefore tested the null hypothesis that providing different concentrations and rates of ropivacaine, but at equal total doses, produces comparable effects when used in a continuous sciatic nerve block in the popliteal fossa...
  11. pmc Hospitalization costs of total knee arthroplasty with a continuous femoral nerve block provided only in the hospital versus on an ambulatory basis: a retrospective, case-control, cost-minimization analysis
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:46-54. 2007
    ..This study quantified the hospitalization costs for 10 TKA patients receiving ambulatory CFNB versus a matched cohort of 10 patients who received CFNB only during hospitalization...
  12. pmc Long-term pain, stiffness, and functional disability after total knee arthroplasty with and without an extended ambulatory continuous femoral nerve block: a prospective, 1-year follow-up of a multicenter, randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled tria
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:116-20. 2011
    ....
  13. pmc Ambulatory continuous femoral nerve blocks decrease time to discharge readiness after tricompartment total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Anesthesiology 108:703-13. 2008
    ....
  14. pmc Continuous femoral versus posterior lumbar plexus nerve blocks for analgesia after hip arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Anesth Analg 113:897-903. 2011
    ..We therefore tested the hypothesis that differing the catheter insertion site (femoral versus posterior lumbar plexus) after hip arthroplasty has no impact on postoperative analgesia...
  15. doi request reprint Continuous peripheral nerve blocks: a review of the published evidence
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Clinical Investigation, University of California San Diego, 200 West Arbor Dr, MC 8770, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Anesth Analg 113:904-25. 2011
    ..This article is an evidence-based review of the published literature involving continuous peripheral nerve blocks...
  16. doi request reprint Continuous peripheral nerve blocks in the hospital and at home
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, 200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8770, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 29:193-211. 2011
    ..Ambulatory perineural infusion may be provided using a portable infusion pump, in some cases resulting in decreased hospitalization duration and related costs. Serious complications are rare, but may result in significant morbidity...
  17. pmc Continuous interscalene brachial plexus block via an ultrasound-guided posterior approach: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California 92037 7651, USA
    Anesth Analg 108:1688-94. 2009
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory continuous interscalene nerve blocks decrease the time to discharge readiness after total shoulder arthroplasty: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, USA
    Anesthesiology 105:999-1007. 2006
    ..This study investigated the relationship between ambulatory CISB and the time to reach three discharge criteria after shoulder arthroplasty...
  19. pmc The effects of local anesthetic concentration and dose on continuous infraclavicular nerve blocks: a multicenter, randomized, observer-masked, controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California 92037 7651, USA
    Anesth Analg 108:345-50. 2009
    ..We therefore tested the null hypothesis that providing ropivacaine at different concentrations and rates, but at an equal total basal dose, produces comparable effects when used in a continuous infraclavicular brachial plexus block...
  20. pmc Effects of local anesthetic concentration and dose on continuous interscalene nerve blocks: a dual-center, randomized, observer-masked, controlled study
    Linda T Le
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:518-25. 2008
    ..We therefore tested the null hypothesis that providing ropivacaine at different concentrations and rates--but at an equal total basal dose--produces similar effects when used in a continuous interscalene nerve block...
  21. doi request reprint Electrical stimulation versus ultrasound guidance for popliteal-sciatic perineural catheter insertion: a randomized controlled trial
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:480-5. 2009
    ..Therefore, we tested the hypotheses that popliteal-sciatic perineural catheters placed via US guidance require less time for placement and produce equivalent results, as compared with catheters placed using ES...
  22. pmc Health-related quality of life after hip arthroplasty with and without an extended-duration continuous posterior lumbar plexus nerve block: a prospective, 1-year follow-up of a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, Center for Pain Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Anesth Analg 109:586-91. 2009
    ..However, it remains unknown whether the extended infusion improves subsequent health-related quality of life...
  23. pmc Continuous femoral nerve blocks: varying local anesthetic delivery method (bolus versus basal) to minimize quadriceps motor block while maintaining sensory block
    Matthew T Charous
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Anesthesiology 115:774-81. 2011
    ..Whether the method of local anesthetic administration for continuous femoral nerve blocks--basal infusion versus repeated hourly bolus doses--influences block effects remains unknown...
  24. ncbi request reprint Interscalene perineural ropivacaine infusion:a comparison of two dosing regimens for postoperative analgesia
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida 32610 0254, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:9-16. 2004
    ....
  25. doi request reprint A randomized comparison of infraclavicular and supraclavicular continuous peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD Center for Pain Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 36:26-31. 2011
    ..We therefore compared supraclavicular with infraclavicular perineural local anesthetic infusion following distal upper-extremity surgery...
  26. pmc Comparative efficacy of ultrasound-guided and stimulating popliteal-sciatic perineural catheters for postoperative analgesia
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Can J Anaesth 57:919-26. 2010
    ..We tested the hypothesis that popliteal-sciatic perineural catheter insertion relying exclusively on ultrasound guidance results in superior postoperative analgesia compared with stimulating catheters...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clonidine added to a continuous interscalene ropivacaine perineural infusion to improve postoperative analgesia: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Anesth Analg 100:1172-8. 2005
    ..For the additional end-points, our negative findings are only suggestive of a lack of effect and require further study for verification...
  28. ncbi request reprint Continuous interscalene brachial plexus block for postoperative pain control at home: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Anesth Analg 96:1089-95, table of contents. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound guidance versus electrical stimulation for femoral perineural catheter insertion
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 28:1453-60. 2009
    ..We tested the hypothesis that ultrasound guidance alone requires less time for femoral perineural catheter insertion and produces equivalent results compared with ES alone...
  30. ncbi request reprint Total hip arthroplasty as an overnight-stay procedure using an ambulatory continuous psoas compartment nerve block: a prospective feasibility study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:113-8. 2006
    ..This prospective study investigated the feasibility of converting THA into an overnight-stay procedure using a continuous psoas compartment nerve block provided at home with a portable infusion pump...
  31. pmc Interscalene perineural catheter placement using an ultrasound-guided posterior approach
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:60-3. 2009
    ..We present a technique to place an interscalene perineural catheter that potentially decreases neuraxial involvement with the use of ultrasound guidance...
  32. pmc Bilateral infraorbital nerve blocks decrease postoperative pain but do not reduce time to discharge following outpatient nasal surgery
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Can J Anaesth 56:584-9. 2009
    ..We designed this study to test the hypothesis that infraorbital nerve blocks combined with a standardized general anesthetic decrease the duration of recovery following outpatient nasal surgery...
  33. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound guidance versus electrical stimulation for infraclavicular brachial plexus perineural catheter insertion
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, 92103 8770, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 28:1211-8. 2009
    ..We tested the hypothesis that infraclavicular catheters placed via ultrasound guidance alone require less time for placement and produce equivalent results compared with catheters placed solely via ES...
  34. ncbi request reprint Total knee arthroplasty as an overnight-stay procedure using continuous femoral nerve blocks at home: a prospective feasibility study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, PUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Anesth Analg 102:87-90. 2006
    ..Additional research is required to replicate these results in a controlled trial, define the appropriate subset of patients, and assess the incidence of complications associated with this practice before its mainstream use...
  35. ncbi request reprint A trainee-based randomized comparison of stimulating interscalene perineural catheters with a new technique using ultrasound guidance alone
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, 200 W Arbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 29:329-36. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that an ultrasound-guided technique would require less time and produce equivalent results compared to electrical stimulation (ES) when trainees attempt interscalene perineural catheter placement...
  36. ncbi request reprint Continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block for postoperative pain control at home: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, 32610, USA
    Anesthesiology 97:959-65. 2002
    ....
  37. pmc Feasibility of ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block catheters for pain control on pediatric medical missions in developing countries
    Edward R Mariano
    Department of Anesthesia, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, USA
    Paediatr Anaesth 18:598-601. 2008
    ..We present a series of successful cases employing ultrasound-guided CPNB for postoperative analgesia on medical missions and discuss the impact of this technology on present and future patients in underserved countries...
  38. pmc Ultrasound-guided root/trunk (interscalene) block for hand and forearm anesthesia
    Sarah J Madison
    University California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 38:226-32. 2013
    ..However, it remains unknown whether deposition of local anesthetic adjacent to the seventh cervical root or inferior trunk results in anesthesia of the hand and forearm...
  39. doi request reprint Prepuncture ultrasound imaging to predict transverse process and lumbar plexus depth for psoas compartment block and perineural catheter insertion: a prospective, observational study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, UCSD Center for Pain Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Dr, MC 7651, La Jolla, CA 92037 7651, USA
    Anesth Analg 110:1725-8. 2010
    ..We assessed the accuracy of ultrasound in estimating transverse process depth before needle insertion and prediction of actual needle-to-plexus intercept depth for psoas compartment nerve blocks and perineural catheter insertion...
  40. ncbi request reprint Infraclavicular perineural local anesthetic infusion: a comparison of three dosing regimens for postoperative analgesia
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, P O Box 100254, 1600 Archer Road, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0254, USA
    Anesthesiology 100:395-402. 2004
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane catheters and ambulatory perineural infusions for outpatient inguinal hernia repair
    Justin W Heil
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 35:556-8. 2010
    ..We present our experience with ultrasound-guided TAP perineural catheter insertion and subsequent management of ambulatory TAP local anesthetic infusions after inguinal hernia repair...
  42. ncbi request reprint Joint range of motion after total shoulder arthroplasty with and without a continuous interscalene nerve block: a retrospective, case-control study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, PO Box 100254, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 30:429-33. 2005
    ..Therefore, this retrospective case-control study was undertaken to determine the association between CISB and joint range-of-motion after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Popliteal sciatic perineural local anesthetic infusion: a comparison of three dosing regimens for postoperative analgesia
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Anesthesiology 101:970-7. 2004
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Total shoulder arthroplasty as an outpatient procedure using ambulatory perineural local anesthetic infusion: a pilot feasibility study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, P O Box 100254, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Anesth Analg 101:1319-22. 2005
    ..Additional research is required to define the appropriate subset of patients and assess the incidence of complications associated with this practice before its mainstream use...
  45. ncbi request reprint Continuous infraclavicular perineural infusion with clonidine and ropivacaine compared with ropivacaine alone: a randomized, double-blinded, controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Anesth Analg 97:706-12. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint A portable mechanical pump providing over four days of patient-controlled analgesia by perineural infusion at home
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 27:100-4. 2002
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory perineural infusion: the patients' perspective
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:418-23. 2003
    ..This retrospective chart review and survey was undertaken to investigate patients' opinions on various aspects of their ambulatory perineural infusion experience...
  48. ncbi request reprint Continuous regional analgesia following ambulatory pediatric orthopedic surgery
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, P O Box 100254, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0254, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 33:405-8. 2004
  49. ncbi request reprint Total elbow arthroplasty as an outpatient procedure using a continuous infraclavicular nerve block at home: a prospective case report
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 31:172-6. 2006
    ..This prospective series investigated the feasibility of converting TEA into an ambulatory procedure using a continuous infraclavicular nerve block provided at home with a portable infusion pump...
  50. ncbi request reprint Preliminary experience with a novel ultrasound-guided supraclavicular perineural catheter insertion technique for perioperative analgesia of the upper extremity
    Justin W Heil
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 29:1481-5. 2010
    ..We present our experience with ultrasound-guided supraclavicular perineural catheters for distal upper extremity surgery...
  51. doi request reprint Ultrasound-guided perineural catheter and local anesthetic infusion in the perioperative management of pediatric limb salvage: a case report
    Vanessa J Loland
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego, CA 92103 8770, USA
    Paediatr Anaesth 19:905-7. 2009
    ..2% ropivacaine maintained for 24 days. The resultant sympathectomy was integral to providing distal limb perfusion despite partial restenosis of the surgical revascularization...
  52. doi request reprint Treatment of postmastectomy pain with ambulatory continuous paravertebral nerve blocks: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    From the Department of Anesthesiology, Clinical Translational Research Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, and Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 39:89-96. 2014
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Continuous peripheral nerve blocks at home: a review
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, PO Box 100254, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Anesth Analg 100:1822-33. 2005
    ..Topics include infusion benefits and risks, indications and patient selection criteria, catheter, infusion pump, dosing regimen, and infusate selection, and issues related specifically to home-care...
  54. pmc Regional anesthesia at home
    Gloria S Cheng
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 21:488-93. 2008
    ..To review the recently published peer-reviewed literature involving regional anesthesia and analgesia in patients at home...
  55. ncbi request reprint Portable infusion pumps used for continuous regional analgesia: delivery rate accuracy and consistency
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:424-32. 2003
    ..Therefore, we studied the flow-rate accuracy and consistency of various portable infusion pumps that have not been examined previously...
  56. ncbi request reprint Delivery rate accuracy of portable, bolus-capable infusion pumps used for patient-controlled continuous regional analgesia
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:17-23. 2003
    ..We performed this laboratory study to define the flow-rate accuracy, reliability, and profiles of various portable bolus-capable infusion pumps and varied several factors that may influence pump performance...
  57. pmc Liposomal bupivacaine as a single-injection peripheral nerve block: a dose-response study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    From the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California
    Anesth Analg 117:1248-56. 2013
    ..San Diego, CA), releasing bupivacaine over 96 hours, recently gained Food and Drug Administration approval exclusively for wound infiltration but not peripheral nerve blocks...
  58. pmc Upper extremity regional anesthesia: essentials of our current understanding, 2008
    Joseph M Neal
    Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 34:134-70. 2009
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Development of a standardized peripheral nerve block procedure note form
    J C Gerancher
    Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1009, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 30:67-71. 2005
    ..Our objective was to create a peripheral nerve block form based on key elements of literature evidence and on our own group consensus...
  60. ncbi request reprint The delivery rate accuracy of portable infusion pumps used for continuous regional analgesia
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Anesth Analg 95:1331-6, table of contents. 2002
    ..These results suggest that factors such as flow rate accuracy and consistency, infusion profile, and temperature sensitivity should be considered when choosing and using a portable infusion pump for local anesthetic administration...
  61. ncbi request reprint "Going fishing"--the practice of reporting secondary outcomes as separate studies
    Edward R Mariano
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:183-5. 2007
  62. pmc Conflicting results in clinical research: is the proof in the P value, the study design, or the pudding?
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 32:179-82. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint Use of term "patient-controlled" may be confusing in study of elastometric pump
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Anesth Analg 97:916-7; author reply 917. 2003
  64. ncbi request reprint Continuous infraclavicular brachial plexus block for postoperative pain control at home: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Department of Anesthesiology and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Anesthesiology 96:1297-304. 2002
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Perineural catheter placement for a continuous nerve block: A single operator technique
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:154-5. 2003
  66. doi request reprint Valid and relevant outcome measures are critical for objective hypothesis-testing
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Anesth Analg 107:722; author reply 722-3. 2008
  67. ncbi request reprint Brachial plexus infraclavicular block success rate and appropriate endpoints
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Anesth Analg 95:784; author reply 784. 2002
  68. ncbi request reprint Single- versus multiple-stimulation infraclavicular blocks
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:149-50; author reply 150. 2003
  69. ncbi request reprint Preoperative epidural placement in elderly patients with hip fractures: a request for essential information
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Anesthesiology 99:514; author reply 514. 2003
  70. ncbi request reprint New portable infusion pumps: real advantages or just more of the same in a different package?
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0254, USA
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 29:371-6. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint Paraverbal approach to the brachial plexus
    Brian M Ilfeld
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 28:581-2; author reply 583-5. 2003

Research Grants2

  1. Perineural Anesthetic Infusion After Joint Replacement
    BRIAN ILFELD; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Secondary outcomes include the relationship between analgesic technique administered in the immediate postoperative period and subsequent pain, stiffness and functional disability. ..