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    Brian Ilfeld

    TitleProfessor In Residence
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentAnesthesiology
    Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8770
    CA San Diego 92103
    Phone619-543-5742
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      Improving Postamputation Functioning by Decreasing Phantom Limb Pain and Opioid Use With Perioperative Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks: A Multicenter RCT
      Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) W81XWH-17-1-0671Sep 30, 2017 - Sep 29, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Role Description: $2,847,215
      Cryoanalgesia to Treat Post-Amputation Phantom Limb Pain: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled, Definitive Human Subjects Clinical Trial
      Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) W81XWH-17-2-0051Sep 30, 2017 - Sep 29, 2021
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Role Description: $3,950,572
      Treating Intractable Post-Amputation Phantom Limb Pain with Ambulatory Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks
      Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Defense Medical Research and Development Program W81XWH-13-2-009Jan 25, 2012 - Dec 24, 2017
      Role: Principal Investigator
      Role Description: $2,617,000
      Perineural Anesthetic Infusion After Joint Replacement
      NIH/NIGMS K23GM077026Aug 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2010
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Finneran JJ, Ilfeld B, Sztain JF. Continuous Interscalene Block for Postoperative Analgesia and Shoulder Immobilization After Pectoralis Major Tendon Reinsertion: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Sep 15; 9(6):175-177. PMID: 28542052.
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      2. Gabriel RA, Ilfeld B. Use of Regional Anesthesia for Outpatient Surgery Within the United States: A Prevalence Study Using a Nationwide Database. Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28922231.
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      3. Ilfeld B, Liguori GA. Regional Anesthesia "Block Rooms": Should They Be Universal? Look to Goldilocks (and Her 3 Bears) for the Answer. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Sep/Oct; 42(5):551-553. PMID: 28820800.
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      4. Gabriel RA, Finneran JJ, Asokan D, Trescot AM, Sandhu NS, Ilfeld B. Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Cryoneurolysis for Acute Pain Management: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Sep 01; 9(5):129-132. PMID: 28509777.
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      5. Cheng GS, Ilfeld B. An Evidence-Based Review of the Efficacy of Perioperative Analgesic Techniques for Breast Cancer-Related Surgery. Pain Med. 2017 Jul 01; 18(7):1344-1365. PMID: 27550949.
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      6. Ilfeld B. Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Alternative Regional Analgesic Modalities: Clarification Regarding Relative Superiority. Anesth Analg. 2017 Jun; 124(6):2088. PMID: 28430691.
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      7. Ilfeld B, McCartney CJL. Searching for the Optimal Pain Management Technique after Knee Arthroplasty: Analgesia Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg. Anesthesiology. 2017 May; 126(5):768-770. PMID: 28288053.
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      8. Khatibi B, Said ET, Sztain JF, Monahan AM, Gabriel RA, Furnish TJ, Tran JT, Donohue MC, Ilfeld B. Continuous Transversus Abdominis Plane Nerve Blocks: Does Varying Local Anesthetic Delivery Method-Automatic Repeated Bolus Versus Continuous Basal Infusion-Influence the Extent of Sensation to Cold?: A Randomized, Triple-Masked, Crossover Study in Volunteers. Anesth Analg. 2017 Apr; 124(4):1298-1303. PMID: 28319550.
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      9. Finn DM, Ilfeld B, Unkart JT, Madison SJ, Suresh PJ, Sandhu NPS, Kormylo NJ, Malhotra N, Loland VJ, Wallace MS, Wen CH, Morgan AC, Wallace AM. Post-mastectomy cancer recurrence with and without a continuous paravertebral block in the immediate postoperative period: a prospective multi-year follow-up pilot study of a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled investigation. J Anesth. 2017 Jun; 31(3):374-379. PMID: 28364165.
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      10. Ilfeld B, Gilmore CA, Grant SA, Bolognesi MP, Del Gaizo DJ, Wongsarnpigoon A, Boggs JW. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for analgesia following total knee arthroplasty: a prospective feasibility study. J Orthop Surg Res. 2017 Jan 13; 12(1):4. PMID: 28086940.
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      11. Ilfeld B. Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks: An Update of the Published Evidence and Comparison With Novel, Alternative Analgesic Modalities. Anesth Analg. 2017 Jan; 124(1):308-335. PMID: 27749354.
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      12. Ilfeld B, Grant SA, Gilmore CA, Chae J, Wilson RD, Wongsarnpigoon A, Boggs JW. Neurostimulation for Postsurgical Analgesia: A Novel System Enabling Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Pain Pract. 2017 Sep; 17(7):892-901. PMID: 27910257.
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      13. Ilfeld B, Gabriel RA, Saulino MF, Chae J, Peckham PH, Grant SA, Gilmore CA, Donohue MC, deBock MG, Wongsarnpigoon A, Boggs JW. Infection Rates of Electrical Leads Used for Percutaneous Neurostimulation of the Peripheral Nervous System. Pain Pract. 2017 Jul; 17(6):753-762. PMID: 27676323.
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      14. Ilfeld B, Grant SA. Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Postoperative Analgesia: Could Neurostimulation Replace Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks? Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Nov/Dec; 41(6):720-722. PMID: 27685345.
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      15. Cheng GS, Ilfeld B. A review of postoperative analgesia for breast cancer surgery. Pain Manag. 2016 Nov; 6(6):603-618. PMID: 27481184.
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      16. Grevstad U, Jæger P, Sørensen JK, Gottschau B, Ilfeld B, Ballegaard M, Hagelskjaer M, Dahl JB. The Effect of Local Anesthetic Volume Within the Adductor Canal on Quadriceps Femoris Function Evaluated by Electromyography: A Randomized, Observer- and Subject-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Study in Volunteers. Anesth Analg. 2016 Aug; 123(2):493-500. PMID: 27159069.
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      17. Unkart JT, Padwal JA, Ilfeld B, Wallace AM. Treatment of Post-Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction Pain With Continuous Paravertebral Nerve Blocks: A Retrospective Review. Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Oct; 6(5):e39476. PMID: 27847703.
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      18. Ilfeld B, Preciado J, Trescot AM. Novel cryoneurolysis device for the treatment of sensory and motor peripheral nerves. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2016 Aug; 13(8):713-25. PMID: 27333989.
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      19. Hadzic A, Minkowitz HS, Melson TI, Berkowitz R, Uskova A, Ringold F, Lookabaugh J, Ilfeld B. Liposome Bupivacaine Femoral Nerve Block for Postsurgical Analgesia after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Anesthesiology. 2016 Jun; 124(6):1372-83. PMID: 27035853.
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      20. Monahan AM, Madison SJ, Loland VJ, Sztain JF, Bishop ML, Sandhu NS, Bellars RH, Khatibi B, Schwartz AK, Ahmed SS, Donohue MC, Nomura ST, Wen CH, Ilfeld B. Continuous Popliteal Sciatic Blocks: Does Varying Perineural Catheter Location Relative to the Sciatic Bifurcation Influence Block Effects? A Dual-Center, Randomized, Subject-Masked, Controlled Clinical Trial. Anesth Analg. 2016 May; 122(5):1689-95. PMID: 26962712; PMCID: PMC4840064 [Available on 05/01/17].
      21. Monahan AM, Sztain JF, Khatibi B, Furnish TJ, Jæger P, Sessler DI, Mascha EJ, You J, Wen CH, Nakanote KA, Ilfeld B. Continuous Adductor Canal Blocks: Does Varying Local Anesthetic Delivery Method (Automatic Repeated Bolus Doses Versus Continuous Basal Infusion) Influence Cutaneous Analgesia and Quadriceps Femoris Strength? A Randomized, Double-Masked, Controlled, Split-Body Volunteer Study. Anesth Analg. 2016 May; 122(5):1681-8. PMID: 26863502.
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      22. Finn DM, Agarwal RR, Ilfeld B, Madison SJ, Ball ST, Ferguson EJ, Morgan AC, Morris BA. Fall Risk Associated with Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks Following Knee and Hip Arthroplasty. Medsurg Nurs. 2016 Jan-Feb; 25(1):25-30, 49. PMID: 27044125.
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      23. Machi AT, Ilfeld B. Continuous peripheral nerve blocks in the ambulatory setting: an update of the published evidence. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015 Dec; 28(6):648-55. PMID: 26356291.
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      24. Ilfeld B, Meunier MJ, Macario A. Ambulatory Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks and the Perioperative Surgical Home. Anesthesiology. 2015 Dec; 123(6):1224-6. PMID: 26488667.
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      25. Ilfeld B, Viscusi ER, Hadzic A, Minkowitz HS, Morren MD, Lookabaugh J, Joshi GP. Safety and Side Effect Profile of Liposome Bupivacaine (Exparel) in Peripheral Nerve Blocks. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015 Sep-Oct; 40(5):572-82. PMID: 26204387.
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      26. Sztain JF, Machi AT, Kormylo NJ, Abramson WB, Madison SJ, Monahan AM, Khatibi B, Ball ST, Gonzales FB, Sessler DI, Mascha EJ, You J, Nakanote KA, Ilfeld B. Continuous Adductor Canal Versus Continuous Femoral Nerve Blocks: Relative Effects on Discharge Readiness Following Unicompartment Knee Arthroplasty. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2015 Sep-Oct; 40(5):559-67. PMID: 26115189.
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      27. Machi AT, Sztain JF, Kormylo NJ, Madison SJ, Abramson WB, Monahan AM, Khatibi B, Ball ST, Gonzales FB, Sessler DI, Mascha EJ, You J, Nakanote KA, Ilfeld B. Discharge Readiness after Tricompartment Knee Arthroplasty: Adductor Canal versus Femoral Continuous Nerve Blocks-A Dual-center, Randomized Trial. Anesthesiology. 2015 Aug; 123(2):444-56. PMID: 26079800.
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      28. Agarwal RR, Wallace AM, Madison SJ, Morgan AC, Mascha EJ, Ilfeld B. Single-injection thoracic paravertebral block and postoperative analgesia after mastectomy: a retrospective cohort study. J Clin Anesth. 2015 Aug; 27(5):371-4. PMID: 25957529; PMCID: PMC4467997.
      29. Ilfeld B, Turan A, Ball ST. Not all "continuous femoral nerve blocks" are equivalent. J Arthroplasty. 2015 May; 30(5):896-7. PMID: 25496928.
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      30. Ilfeld B, Madison SJ, Suresh PJ, Sandhu NS, Kormylo NJ, Malhotra N, Loland VJ, Wallace MS, Mascha EJ, Xu Z, Wen CH, Morgan AC, Wallace AM. Persistent postmastectomy pain and pain-related physical and emotional functioning with and without a continuous paravertebral nerve block: a prospective 1-year follow-up assessment of a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015; 22(6):2017-25. PMID: 25413267.
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      31. Madison SJ, Monahan AM, Agarwal RR, Furnish TJ, Mascha EJ, Xu Z, Donohue MC, Morgan AC, Ilfeld B. A randomized, triple-masked, active-controlled investigation of the relative effects of dose, concentration, and infusion rate for continuous popliteal-sciatic nerve blocks in volunteers. Br J Anaesth. 2015 Jan; 114(1):121-9. PMID: 25248648; PMCID: PMC4263082.
      32. Ilfeld B. Single-injection and continuous femoral nerve blocks are associated with different risks of falling. Anesthesiology. 2014 Sep; 121(3):668-9. PMID: 25222685.
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      33. Heil JW, Nakanote KA, Madison SJ, Loland VJ, Mariano ER, Sandhu NS, Bishop ML, Agarwal RR, Proudfoot JA, Ferguson EJ, Morgan AC, Ilfeld B. Continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for postoperative pain control after hernia surgery: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study. Pain Med. 2014 Nov; 15(11):1957-64. PMID: 25138273.
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      34. Ilfeld B, Madison SJ. Continuous paravertebral blocks for analgesia following mastectomy: the jury is still out. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 Jul-Aug; 39(4):355. PMID: 24949594.
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      35. Ilfeld B, Madison SJ, Suresh PJ, Sandhu NS, Kormylo NJ, Malhotra N, Loland VJ, Wallace MS, Proudfoot JA, Morgan AC, Wen CH, Wallace AM. Treatment of postmastectomy pain with ambulatory continuous paravertebral nerve blocks: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 Mar-Apr; 39(2):89-96. PMID: 24448512; PMCID: PMC3944096.
      36. Ilfeld B, Madison SJ. Reply to Drs. Filip, Shankar, and Bigeleisen. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2014 Mar-Apr; 39(2):174-5. PMID: 24553307.
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      37. Ilfeld B, Malhotra N, Furnish TJ, Donohue MC, Madison SJ. Liposomal bupivacaine as a single-injection peripheral nerve block: a dose-response study. Anesth Analg. 2013 Nov; 117(5):1248-56. PMID: 24108252; PMCID: PMC3808480.
      38. Ilfeld B, Madison SJ. Reply to Drs Bloc, Rontes, Mercadal, and Delbos. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 38(6):554-5. PMID: 24153044.
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      39. Ilfeld B, Madison SJ. Reply to Dr Price. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 38(6):555-6. PMID: 24153046.
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      40. Ilfeld B. Liposome bupivacaine in peripheral nerve blocks and epidural injections to manage postoperative pain. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2013 Dec; 14(17):2421-31. PMID: 24147423.
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      41. Madison SJ, Humsi J, Loland VJ, Suresh PJ, Sandhu NS, Bishop MJ, Donohue MC, Nie D, Ferguson EJ, Morgan AC, Ilfeld B. Ultrasound-guided root/trunk (interscalene) block for hand and forearm anesthesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 May-Jun; 38(3):226-32. PMID: 23528646; PMCID: PMC3631428.
      42. Ilfeld B, Moeller-Bertram T, Hanling SR, Tokarz K, Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Madison SJ, Ferguson EJ, Morgan AC, Wallace MS. Treating intractable phantom limb pain with ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks: a pilot study. Pain Med. 2013 Jun; 14(6):935-42. PMID: 23489466; PMCID: PMC3696484.
      43. Malhotra N, Madison SJ, Ward SR, Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Ilfeld B. Continuous interscalene nerve block following adhesive capsulitis manipulation. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2013 Mar-Apr; 38(2):171-2. PMID: 23423135; PMCID: PMC3578220.
      44. Ilfeld B, Hadzic A. Walking the tightrope after knee surgery: optimizing postoperative analgesia while minimizing quadriceps weakness. Anesthesiology. 2013 Feb; 118(2):248-50. PMID: 23241724.
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      45. Ilfeld B, Wu CL. Meta-analysis: somewhere between mega-silliness and the final word, but where? Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012 Nov-Dec; 37(6):571-3. PMID: 23086346.
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      46. Yaksh TL, Ilfeld B, Wiese AJ. Perineural local anesthetic and adjuvant action: the meaning of an ex vivo data set for efficacy and safety. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012 Jul-Aug; 37(4):366-8. PMID: 22660488.
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      47. Ilfeld B, Loland VJ, Sandhu NS, Suresh PJ, Bishop MJ, Donohue MC, Ferguson EJ, Madison SJ. 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. Anesth Analg. 2012 Sep; 115(3):721-7. PMID: 22745116; PMCID: PMC3425725.
      48. Bauer M, Wang L, Onibonoje OK, Parrett C, Sessler DI, Mounir-Soliman L, Zaky S, Krebs V, Buller LT, Donohue MC, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Ilfeld B. Continuous femoral nerve blocks: decreasing local anesthetic concentration to minimize quadriceps femoris weakness. Anesthesiology. 2012 Mar; 116(3):665-72. PMID: 22293719; PMCID: PMC3288409.
      49. McGraw RP, Ilfeld B. Toward outpatient arthroplasty: accelerating discharge with ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2012; 50(1):111-25. PMID: 22227427.
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      50. Fredrickson MJ, Ilfeld B. Prospective trial registration for clinical research: what is it, what is it good for, and why do I care? Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011 Nov-Dec; 36(6):619-24. PMID: 21989152.
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      51. Charous MT, Madison SJ, Suresh PJ, Sandhu NS, Loland VJ, Mariano ER, Donohue MC, Dutton PH, Ferguson EJ, Ilfeld B. Continuous femoral nerve blocks: varying local anesthetic delivery method (bolus versus basal) to minimize quadriceps motor block while maintaining sensory block. Anesthesiology. 2011 Oct; 115(4):774-81. PMID: 21394001; PMCID: PMC3116995.
      52. Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Ilfeld B. Comparing axillary with infraclavicular perineural catheters for post-operative analgesia. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2011 Nov; 55(10):1283-4. PMID: 22092135.
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      53. Ilfeld B, Madison SJ. The sciatic nerve and knee arthroplasty: to block, or not to block--that is the question. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011 Sep-Oct; 36(5):421-3. PMID: 21897177.
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      54. Ilfeld B. Continuous peripheral nerve blocks: a review of the published evidence. Anesth Analg. 2011 Oct; 113(4):904-25. PMID: 21821511.
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      55. Madison SJ, Ilfeld B, Loland VJ, Mariano ER. Posterior lumbar plexus perineural catheter insertion by ultrasound guidance alone. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2011 Sep; 55(8):1031-2. PMID: 21770905.
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      56. Ilfeld B. Continuous peripheral nerve blocks in the hospital and at home. Anesthesiol Clin. 2011 Jun; 29(2):193-211. PMID: 21620338.
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      57. Ilfeld B, Sandhu NS, Loland VJ, Madison SJ, Suresh PJ, Mariano ER, Bishop ML, Schwartz AK, Lee DK. Ultrasound-guided (needle-in-plane) perineural catheter insertion: the effect of catheter-insertion distance on postoperative analgesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011 May-Jun; 36(3):261-5. PMID: 21519311; PMCID: PMC3085850.
      58. Ilfeld B, Mariano ER, Madison SJ, Loland VJ, Sandhu NS, Suresh PJ, Bishop ML, Kim TE, Donohue MC, Kulidjian AA, Ball ST. Continuous femoral versus posterior lumbar plexus nerve blocks for analgesia after hip arthroplasty: a randomized, controlled study. Anesth Analg. 2011 Oct; 113(4):897-903. PMID: 21467563; PMCID: PMC3132825.
      59. Ilfeld B, Shuster JJ, Theriaque DW, Mariano ER, Girard PJ, Loland VJ, Meyer S, Donovan JF, Pugh GA, Le LT, Sessler DI, Ball ST. 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 trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011 Mar-Apr; 36(2):116-20. PMID: 21425510; PMCID: PMC3073537.
      60. Mariano ER, Sandhu NS, Loland VJ, Bishop ML, Madison SJ, Abrams RA, Meunier MJ, Ferguson EJ, Ilfeld B. A randomized comparison of infraclavicular and supraclavicular continuous peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2011 Jan-Feb; 36(1):26-31. PMID: 21455085.
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      61. Heil JW, Ilfeld B, Loland VJ, Sandhu NS, Mariano ER. Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane catheters and ambulatory perineural infusions for outpatient inguinal hernia repair. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 Nov-Dec; 35(6):556-8. PMID: 20975474.
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      62. Hadzic A, Houle TT, Capdevila X, Ilfeld B. Femoral nerve block for analgesia in patients having knee arthroplasty. Anesthesiology. 2010 Nov; 113(5):1014-5. PMID: 20881593.
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      63. Ilfeld B, Mariano ER. Evaluating clinical research and bloodletting. (Seriously). Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 Nov-Dec; 35(6):488-9. PMID: 20975460.
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      64. Heil JW, Ilfeld B, Loland VJ, Mariano ER. Preliminary experience with a novel ultrasound-guided supraclavicular perineural catheter insertion technique for perioperative analgesia of the upper extremity. J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Oct; 29(10):1481-5. PMID: 20876903.
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      65. Ilfeld B, Duke KB, Donohue MC. The association between lower extremity continuous peripheral nerve blocks and patient falls after knee and hip arthroplasty. Anesth Analg. 2010 Dec; 111(6):1552-4. PMID: 20889937; PMCID: PMC3271722.
      66. Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Sandhu NS, Bishop ML, Lee DK, Schwartz AK, Girard PJ, Ferguson EJ, Ilfeld B. Comparative efficacy of ultrasound-guided and stimulating popliteal-sciatic perineural catheters for postoperative analgesia. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Oct; 57(10):919-26. PMID: 20700680; PMCID: PMC2937147.
      67. Ilfeld B, Mariano ER, Girard PJ, Loland VJ, Meyer RS, Donovan JF, Pugh GA, Le LT, Sessler DI, Shuster JJ, Theriaque DW, Ball ST. 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. Pain. 2010 Sep; 150(3):477-84. PMID: 20573448; PMCID: PMC2921457.
      68. Ilfeld B, Loland VJ, Mariano ER. Prepuncture ultrasound imaging to predict transverse process and lumbar plexus depth for psoas compartment block and perineural catheter insertion: a prospective, observational study. Anesth Analg. 2010 Jun 01; 110(6):1725-8. PMID: 20385611.
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      69. Ilfeld B, Fredrickson MJ, Mariano ER. Ultrasound-guided perineural catheter insertion: three approaches but few illuminating data. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 Mar-Apr; 35(2):123-6. PMID: 20216031; PMCID: PMC2919365.
      70. Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Sandhu NS, Bishop ML, Meunier MJ, Afra R, Ferguson EJ, Ilfeld B. A trainee-based randomized comparison of stimulating interscalene perineural catheters with a new technique using ultrasound guidance alone. J Ultrasound Med. 2010 Mar; 29(3):329-36. PMID: 20194929.
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      71. Ilfeld B, Moeller LK, Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Fleisher AS, Girard PJ, Donohue MC, Ferguson EJ, Ball ST. Continuous peripheral nerve blocks: is local anesthetic dose the only factor, or do concentration and volume influence infusion effects as well? Anesthesiology. 2010 Feb; 112(2):347-54. PMID: 20098137.
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      72. Ilfeld B, Le LT, Loland VJ, Mariano ER, Gerancher JC, Sessler DI. Re: Effects of local anesthetic concentration and dose on continuous interscalene nerve blocks: a dual-center, randomized, observer-masked, controlled study. Reply to dr. Borgeat. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 35(1):120-2. PMID: 20048670.
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      73. Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Sandhu NS, Bellars RH, Bishop ML, Afra R, Ball ST, Meyer RS, Maldonado RC, Ilfeld B. Ultrasound guidance versus electrical stimulation for femoral perineural catheter insertion. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Nov; 28(11):1453-60. PMID: 19854959.
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      74. Mariano ER, Cheng GS, Choy LP, Loland VJ, Bellars RH, Sandhu NS, Bishop ML, Lee DK, Maldonado RC, Ilfeld B. Electrical stimulation versus ultrasound guidance for popliteal-sciatic perineural catheter insertion: a randomized controlled trial. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Sep-Oct; 34(5):480-5. PMID: 19920423.
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      75. Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Bellars RH, Sandhu NS, Bishop ML, Abrams RA, Meunier MJ, Maldonado RC, Ferguson EJ, Ilfeld B. Ultrasound guidance versus electrical stimulation for infraclavicular brachial plexus perineural catheter insertion. J Ultrasound Med. 2009 Sep; 28(9):1211-8. PMID: 19710219.
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      76. Ilfeld B, Ball ST, Gearen PF, Mariano ER, Le LT, Vandenborne K, Duncan PW, Sessler DI, Enneking FK, Shuster JJ, Maldonado RC, Meyer RS. 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. Anesth Analg. 2009 Aug; 109(2):586-91. PMID: 19608835; PMCID: PMC2725431.
      77. Loland VJ, Ilfeld B, Abrams RA, Mariano ER. Ultrasound-guided perineural catheter and local anesthetic infusion in the perioperative management of pediatric limb salvage: a case report. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Sep; 19(9):905-7. PMID: 19650843.
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      78. Mariano ER, Watson D, Loland VJ, Chu LF, Cheng GS, Mehta SH, Maldonado RC, Ilfeld B. Bilateral infraorbital nerve blocks decrease postoperative pain but do not reduce time to discharge following outpatient nasal surgery. Can J Anaesth. 2009 Aug; 56(8):584-9. PMID: 19475468.
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      79. Mariano ER, Afra R, Loland VJ, Sandhu NS, Bellars RH, Bishop ML, Cheng GS, Choy LP, Maldonado RC, Ilfeld B. Continuous interscalene brachial plexus block via an ultrasound-guided posterior approach: a randomized, triple-masked, placebo-controlled study. Anesth Analg. 2009 May; 108(5):1688-94. PMID: 19372355; PMCID: PMC2745838.
      80. Ilfeld B, Meyer RS, Le LT, Mariano ER, Williams BA, Vandenborne K, Duncan PW, Sessler DI, Enneking FK, Shuster JJ, Maldonado RC, Gearen PF. 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. Anesth Analg. 2009 Apr; 108(4):1320-5. PMID: 19299806; PMCID: PMC2701222.
      81. Ilfeld B, Yaksh TL. The end of postoperative pain--a fast-approaching possibility? And, if so, will we be ready? Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Mar-Apr; 34(2):85-7. PMID: 19282704.
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      82. Neal JM, Gerancher JC, Hebl JR, Ilfeld B, McCartney CJ, Franco CD, Hogan QH. Upper extremity regional anesthesia: essentials of our current understanding, 2008. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Mar-Apr; 34(2):134-70. PMID: 19282714; PMCID: PMC2779737.
      83. Mariano ER, Loland VJ, Ilfeld B. Interscalene perineural catheter placement using an ultrasound-guided posterior approach. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2009 Jan-Feb; 34(1):60-3. PMID: 19258989; PMCID: PMC2743892.
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      96. Ilfeld B, Mariano ER, Williams BA, Woodard JN, Macario A. 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. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2007 Jan-Feb; 32(1):46-54. PMID: 17196492; PMCID: PMC1986758.
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      100. Ilfeld B, Wright TW, Enneking FK, Vandenborne K. Total elbow arthroplasty as an outpatient procedure using a continuous infraclavicular nerve block at home: a prospective case report. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2006 Mar-Apr; 31(2):172-6. PMID: 16543104.
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      102. Ilfeld B, Wright TW, Enneking FK, Mace JA, Shuster JJ, Spadoni EH, Chmielewski TL, Vandenborne K. Total shoulder arthroplasty as an outpatient procedure using ambulatory perineural local anesthetic infusion: a pilot feasibility study. Anesth Analg. 2005 Nov; 101(5):1319-22. PMID: 16243987.
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      108. Ilfeld B, Smith DW, Enneking FK. Continuous regional analgesia following ambulatory pediatric orthopedic surgery. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2004 Aug; 33(8):405-8. PMID: 15379237.
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      114. Ilfeld B, Morey TE. Use of term "patient-controlled" may be confusing in study of elastometric pump. Anesth Analg. 2003 Sep; 97(3):916-7; author reply 917. PMID: 12933431.
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      115. Ilfeld B, Morey TE, Enneking FK. Portable infusion pumps used for continuous regional analgesia: delivery rate accuracy and consistency. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2003 Sep-Oct; 28(5):424-32. PMID: 14556133.
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      116. Ilfeld B, Morey TE, Enneking FK. Continuous infraclavicular perineural infusion with clonidine and ropivacaine compared with ropivacaine alone: a randomized, double-blinded, controlled study. Anesth Analg. 2003 Sep; 97(3):706-12. PMID: 12933390.
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      117. Ilfeld B. Preoperative epidural placement in elderly patients with hip fractures: a request for essential information. Anesthesiology. 2003 Aug; 99(2):514; author reply 514. PMID: 12883432.
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      120. Ilfeld B, Enneking FK. Perineural catheter placement for a continuous nerve block: A single operator technique. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2003 Mar-Apr; 28(2):154-5. PMID: 12677635.
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      123. Ilfeld B, Morey TE, Wang RD, Enneking FK. Continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block for postoperative pain control at home: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. Anesthesiology. 2002 Oct; 97(4):959-65. PMID: 12357165.
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      124. Ilfeld B, Enneking FK. Brachial plexus infraclavicular block success rate and appropriate endpoints. Anesth Analg. 2002 Sep; 95(3):784; author reply 784. PMID: 12198080.
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      125. Ilfeld B, Morey TE, Enneking FK. Continuous infraclavicular brachial plexus block for postoperative pain control at home: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. Anesthesiology. 2002 Jun; 96(6):1297-304. PMID: 12170039.
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