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Anterior quadratus lumborum block analgesia for total hip arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled study
Kukreja, Promil; MacBeth, Lisa; Sturdivant, Adam. et al

Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for lumbar facet joint pain from a multispecialty, international working group
Cohen, Steven P.; Bhaskar, Arun; Bhatia, Anuj. et al

Erector spinae plane versus paravertebral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia after breast surgery: a randomized clinical trial
Swisher, Matthew W.; Wallace, Anne M.; Sztain, Jacklynn F. et al

Comparing two posterior quadratus lumborum block approaches with low thoracic erector spinae plane block: an anatomic study
Elsharkawy, Hesham; Bajracharya, Gausan Ratna; El-Boghdadly, Kariem. et al

Comparison of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block and thoracic paravertebral block for postoperative analgesia after video-assisted thoracic surgery: a randomized controlled non-inferiority clinical trial
Taketa, Yasuko; Irisawa, Yumi; Fujitani, Taro

Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic neuropathic postamputation pain: a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Gilmore, Christopher; Ilfeld, Brian; Rosenow, Joshua. et al

Ultrasound-guided transmuscular quadratus lumborum block for elective cesarean section significantly reduces postoperative opioid consumption and prolongs time to first opioid request: a double-blind randomized trial
Hansen, Christian K.; Dam, Mette; Steingrimsdottir, Gudny E. et al

Efficacy of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block on postoperative quality of recovery and analgesia after modified radical mastectomy: randomized controlled trial
Yao, Yusheng; Li, Hao; He, Qiaolan. et al

Transversus thoracis muscle plane block in cardiac surgery: a pilot feasibility study
Fujii, Satoru; Roche, Matthew; Jones, Philip M. et al

Mechanism of action of the erector spinae plane block: distribution of dye in a porcine model
Otero, Pablo E.; Fuensalida, Santiago E.; Russo, Pedro C. et al

Pectoral nerve blocks and postoperative pain outcomes after mastectomy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Lovett-Carter, Danielle; Kendall, Mark C.; McCormick, Zachary L. et al

Tranexamic acid in total joint arthroplasty: the endorsed clinical practice guides of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Hip Society, and Knee Society
Fillingham, Yale A.; Ramkumar, Dipak B.; Jevsevar, David S. et al

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation: neuromodulation of the suprascapular nerve and brachial plexus for postoperative analgesia following ambulatory rotator cuff repair. A proof-of-concept study
Ilfeld, Brian M.; Finneran, John J.; Gabriel, Rodney A. et al

Hospital safety net burden is associated with increased inpatient mortality and postoperative morbidity after total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective multistate review, 2007-2014
La, Melvin; Tangel, Virginia; Gupta, Soham; Tedore, Tiffany; White, Robert S.

A review of peripheral nerve blocks for cesarean delivery analgesia
Mitchell, Kelsey D.; Smith, C. Tyler; Mechling, Courtney. et al

Human volunteer study examining the sensory changes of the thorax after an erector spinae plane block
Byrne, Kelly; Smith, Clare

Clinical and economic strategies in outpatient medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Provenzano, David Anthony; Sitzman, B. Todd; Florentino, Samuel Ambrose; Buterbaugh, Glenn A.

Review of concentration yields in commercially available platelet-rich plasma (PRP) systems: a call for PRP standardization
Fadadu, Priyal P.; Mazzola, Anthony J.; Hunter, Corey W.; Davis, Timothy T.

Diaphragm-sparing nerve blocks for shoulder surgery, revisited
Tran, De Q.; Layera, Sebastian; Bravo, Daniela. et al

Comparison of quadratus lumborum block and caudal block for postoperative analgesia in pediatric patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair and orchiopexy surgeries: a randomized controlled trial
Oksuz, Gozen; Arslan, Mahmut; Urfalioglu, Aykut. et al