The purpose of this research study is to find out if a nerve block called the quadratus lumborum (QL) block can provide pain relief after hip replacement, similar to a lumbar plexus (LP) nerve block that we currently offer patients. There will be two groups in this study: one group will have the QL block placed and the other group will have the LP block placed.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the using specific breathing strategies during anesthesia for patients having surgery on their liver and intestines in an effort to help them breathe better after surgery. This will be tested with an incentive spirometer before and after surgery and those results will be compared to people having similar surgery without these extra strategies.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect a commonly used medication named clonidine has on the length of caudal nerve blocks. A caudal nerve block is an injection in the tailbone area to provide pain control after surgery.
The purpose of the study is to examine whether an investigational medication called ketamine, which comes in the form of a nasal spray, is able to improve treatment outcomes for concurrent opioid addiction and depression when used in conjunction with buprenorphine treatment. Study medications will be delivered twice per week for four weeks. If you are eligible and you decide to enroll in the study, your participation will last approximately 8 weeks, or 2 months.
This study is being done to evaluate the impact that monitored anesthetic care (MAC) versus general endotracheal anesthesia (GETA) has on hospital length of stay, rate of ICU admission, or procedural mortality. Also, we hope to determine if the use of Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) during GETA impacts device success and durability. Adult patients undergoing transfemoral approach TAVR for aortic valve stenosis may be eligible candidates for this study.
We propose to play the song "Weightless" during epidural placement on an iPhone set to medium volume. The song (all 6 continual parts) is 43 minutes long and will be started just before epidural placement and stopped just after end of procedure. The control group will be expectant mothers who do not have "Weightless" playing during their epidural placement. The goal is to determine if playing "the most relaxing song in the world" helps to reduce laboring parturients anxiety and improve their overall satisfaction with the experience.
The purpose of this research study is to find out if a nerve block named quadratus lumborum block (QL) can provide better pain relief than having no nerve block for patients having their surgery on their hip through several small incisions while the surgeon looks with a camera (hip arthroscopy).
The purpose of this study is to compare post operative pain control with the use of two nerve blocks, quadratus lumborum and transversus abdominis plane block, after elective laparoscopic abdominal surgery.
This study will compare the safety and effectiveness of a new facemask, the Tao mask, as compared to the standard mask for manual ventilation of patients with BMIs of 40 or greater who are undergoing elective surgery. The Tao mask and the standard mask will both be used for each patient but the order of evaluating the masks will be randomized.
This study will compare 0.1mg and 0.05mg of spinal morphine for postoperative pain after scheduled, elective Cesarean delivery. All patients will receive a spinal anesthetic (single injection in the lower back to numb patients from the waist down) for operative anesthesia and will be
randomized into one of two groups: (group 1) 0.1mg spinal morphine and (group 2) 0.05mg spinal morphine. This will be a randomized, single blinded study.