interpleural

interpleural

(ˌɪntəˈplʊərəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy situated between the pleurae
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A comparison of interpleural bupivacaine and intravenous pethidine for postoperative pain relief following open cholecystectomy.
In animals with bronchospasm, there is an increased difference between the lowest aspiratory pressure and the highest expiratory pressure (BOERMA et al., 1995), allowing maximal changes in interpleural pressure ([DELTA]Pplmax) to be measured under field conditions for the purpose of assessing the severity of bronchospasm (HERHOLZ et al., 2002).
(13) On radiography, one crude method (whether upright or supine) is to take the average of three interpleural distances: a craniocaudal dimension at the apex, a mediolateral dimension one-third of the way down from the apex, and a mediolateral dimension two-thirds of the way down from the apex, then multiplying this average by 10 to determine the percent pneumothorax.
(2) Multiple pain relief treatment options are available, such as oral analgesics, intravenous opioids, patient-controlled opioid analgesia, interpleural blocks, intercostal blocks, paravertebral blocks, and epidural analgesia.
Regional analgesic techniques used for children post-thoracotomy to reduce or avoid postoperative opioids previously described include an extrapleural technique for TOFOA surgery (1) and extrapleural (2-5), interpleural (6-10) and epidural (11) local anaesthetic infusion.
Issues of assessment are then explored, followed by discussion of treatment strategies for acute pain, including perioperative use of COX-2 agents, patient-controlled analgesia, perioperative epidural analgesia, and interpleural analgesia.
Interpleural analgesia in addition to a patient-controlled opioid is an alternative in such patients or in those reluctant to consider neuraxial-based techniques.