8th Biennial Congress of the Asian & Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

 (December 7-10, 2005, Chiba, Japan)




Dear Colleagues and Friends,
This book of papers represents the proceedings of lectures spoken at the 8th Biennial Congress Asian & Oceanic Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, which is held in Chiba, Japan, from December 7th through 10th, 2005. We have invited about 50 distinguished physicians from various countries and arranged a broad range of lectures in the field of regional anesthesia and pain management.
This book intends to respect the traditional academic research but at the same time seeks to liberate from them by using state of the art technologies to achieve ahead of its time. By doing so, we are able to gain the incentive to research and develop more.
I am certain that the debating of issues and exchange of information and opinions in this book by some of the world’s leading experts in the fast expanding and exciting field of regional anesthesia and pain management stimulates international cooperation as well as furthering studies in this area.
This book provides an opportunity for physicians, researchers and technicians from all over the world to make new recognitions of regional anesthesia and pain management.
This book contributes to the interflow and progress of science technology in regional anesthesia and pain management, as well as papers provides wonderful place of regional anesthesia and pain management.
For those of you who could attend the 8th AOSRA-PM Congress, this book will provide an accurate record of what took place and advances reported in our understanding of regional anesthesia and pain management. For those who could not join the 8th AOSRA-PM Congress, this book will help you to stay on the cutting edge of patient care and research as presented in Chiba in December 2005.
I have no doubt that experimental and clinical research presented by the various authors will arouse substantial interests and serve as a stimulus to further progress of regional anesthesia and pain management.

Kazuo Hanaoka, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
8th Biennial Congress Asian & Oceanic Society of  Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
(8th AOSRA-PM)






Acute postoperative pain management: past, present and future

Acute Postoperative Pain Management: Past, Present, and Future
A. Spacek

Acute Post-operative Pain Management
A. Lutful

Acute Postoperative Pain Management: Past, Present, and Future
M. Hayashida, K. Ikeda, K. Fukuda, M. Tagami, M. Nagashima, Y. Sato, Y. Ohgai, H. Arita and K. Hanaoka



Roles of regional techniques for chronic pain

Perioperative Pain Management of Limb Amputee by Continuous Epidural Analgesia for Prophylaxis against the Development of Postoperative Phantom Limb Pain
T. Yasuda, K. Kodama, Y. Noda and S. Takahashi



Regional anesthesia and outcome - pharmacology and toxicity of local anaesthetic agents

Pharmacology and Toxicity of Local Anaesthetic Agents
L.E. Mather



Regional anesthesia and outcome

Pediatric Caudal Block with 0.2% Ropivacaine or 0.25% Bupivacaine: Requirement for Postoperative Analgesia and Plasma Concentration of Local Anesthetics
Toshimitsu Kitajima

Regional Anesthesia and Outcome
D.A. Scott



Pre-emptive analgesia: pro and con

Pre-emptive Analgesia
D.A. Scott

Pre-emptive Analgesia: Pro and Con
A. Lutful

Preemptive Analgesia: Implication and Practice
A. Sumihisa



Combined spinal-epidural techniques

Conbined Spinal-Epidural Techniques
M. Paech



Regional anesthesia for complicated obstetrics and CSE-for surgery and labor analgesia

Regional Anaesthesia for Complicated Obstetrics and CSE – for Surgery and Labor Analgesia
A. Lutful

Regional Anesthesia for a Parturient with Cardiovascular Disease and CSE for Labor and Gynecologic Procedures
K. Terui



Current aspects of neuraxial anatomy: Epidural and subarachnoid spaces

Current Aspects of Neuraxial Anatomy – Epidural and Subarachnoid Spaces
Ritsuko Masuda



Cervical neuropathy, sharp vs. blunt needles and safety concerns

Cervical Neuropathy, Sharp vs. Blunt Needles and Safety Concerns
G.B. Racz



Chronic affects of both general and local anesthetics on nerve regeneration, synapse formation and synaptic plasticity underlying learning and memory

Anesthetics Differentially Affect Nerve Regeneration Synapse and Synaptic Plasticity
N.I. Syed, H. Naruo, S. Onizuka and M. Takasaki



Neuropathic pain and cytokines

Cytokines in Painful Neuropathies
C. Sommer



Pain management in ambulatory surgery

Pain Management in Ambulatory Surgery
G.P. Dureja



Pain management / Acupuncture and pain management

Acupuncture and Pain Management
Huhn Choe



Education in regional anesthesia and pain medicine:
residency training, post-residency training, opportunity for CME

Education in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine:
Residency Training, Post-residency Training, Opportunities for CME

C.R. Goucke



Epidural techniques

Epidural Techniques – Can We Improve Outcome?
P. Flisberg



Maximizing benefits and minimizing risks of regional anesthesia

Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks of Regional Anesthesia
D.A. Scott

Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Risks
Petchara Sundarathiti



Promoting regional anesthesia and pain medicine in Asian and Oceanic region

Promoting Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in Asian and Oceanic Region
A. Lutful

Japan Partners Against Pain: An Education Initiative to Promote Pain Management in Japan
Seiji Hattori, Nobuyasu Kimura, Naozumi Takeshima, Hitoshi Yamamoto and Takayuki Noguchi



Present status of pain management in Asian and Oceanic region

Present Status of Pain Management in Taiwan
C.L. Mingi

Present Status of Pain Management in Korea
Sang Chul Lee



Regional anesthesia for children

Regional Blocks for Postoperative Pain Management of Ambulatory Surgery in a Children’s Hospital – The Aim of Spinal Block During General Anesthesia –
Y. Horimoto



Pain management for patients who are taking anticoagulant agent

Pain Management Using Regional Anesthesia in the Presence of Anticoagulants
D.A. Scott

Pain Management for Patients Who Are Taking Anticoagulant Agents
A. Spacek

Nerve block for the (upper and lower) extremities: how I do it
Paratracheal Anterior Approach (PTAA) for Brachial Plexus Block

Keiko Miyahara, Kenji Kodama and ShousukeTakahashi



Roles of interventional pain management

The Role of Interventional and Regional Techniques in Chronic Pain Management
C.R. Goucke

Roles of Interventional Pain Management
Sang Chul Lee



Interventional method

CT-guided Facet Block for the Management of Low Back Pain
H. Anwer, M. Abdel-Nabi and H. Kotb

The Effect of Temporary Spinal Cord Stimulation for Prolonged Herpetic Pain
Kazuhide Moriyama, Fujio Yanamoto and Kazushige Murakawa



Postoperative pain


The Analgesic Effect of Selective Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibitor, Etodolac Given Before Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Postoperative Pain Management
Kojiro Kumagai, Harumi Kawase, Hiromi Araki and Minoru Kawanishi




Preferential Injury of Unmyelinated C Fibers by Intrathecal Lidocaine in Rats: A Preliminary Study Using Neural Tracers
Tomoko Muguruma, Shinichi Sakura, Shigehumi Yokota, Tomomune Kishimoto and Yoji Saito




Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Distorts Spatial Perception
M. Sumitani, S. Miyauchi, Y. Matsuda, G. Sakaue,
T. Inoue, M. Shibata and T. Mashimo


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