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Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508511/clinical-nociceptive-and-psychological-profiling-to-predict-acute-pain-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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I E Luna, H Kehlet, M A Petersen, E K Aasvang
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative identification of high-pain responders for acute pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) could lead to targeted analgesic trials and individualized analgesic strategies to improve recovery and potentially reduce the risk of persistent post-surgical pain. The aim of this study was to use simple clinical tests and questionnaires to identify predictive nociceptive and psychological factors for acute post-TKA pain. METHODS: Sixty consecutive TKA patients were included in a prospective descriptive study of pain during a 5-m walk-test 24 h post-operatively as the primary outcome...
May 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497591/hypophosphatemia-after-nontraumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage
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E Junttila, J Koskenkari, T Ala-Kokko
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and contributing factors of hypophosphatemia and the association with poor long-term outcome after nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study of patients with nontraumatic intracranial hemorrhage (i.e., aneurysmal or perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage, or spontaneous intracerebral or intraventricular hemorrhage) treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) at our university hospital...
May 11, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497460/on-the-qt-interval-and-death-from-chloroform
#3
P G Berthelsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493334/feasibility-of-an-endotracheal-tube-mounted-camera-for-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy
#4
J Grensemann, L Eichler, S Hopf, D Jarczak, M Simon, S Kluge
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) in critically ill patients is often led by optical guidance with a bronchoscope. This is not without its disadvantages. Therefore, we aimed to study the feasibility of a recently introduced endotracheal tube-mounted camera (VivaSight™-SL, ET View, Misgav, Israel) in the guidance of PDT. METHODS: We studied 10 critically ill patients who received PDT with a VivaSight-SL tube that was inserted prior to tracheostomy for optical guidance...
May 11, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485467/ultrasound-guidance-outperforms-the-palpation-technique-for-peripheral-venous-catheterisation-in-anaesthetised-toddlers-a-randomised-study
#5
N Gopalasingam, D S Obad, B S Kristensen, P Lundgaard, M Veien, J Gjedsted, E Sloth, P Juhl-Olsen
BACKGROUND: Traditional palpation technique for peripheral venous catheter (PVC) placement can be challenging. We aimed to compare the Dynamic Needle Tip Positioning (DNTP) ultrasound technique with the palpation technique for PVC placement in anaesthetised toddlers undergoing elective, low-risk procedures. METHODS: The study was a randomised, controlled, crossover study. Five operators applied both techniques for PVC on 50 children < 4 years. The primary endpoint was first attempt success rate...
May 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485015/a-novel-technique-for-determining-the-correct-length-of-tunneled-catheters
#6
LETTER
P Hallas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464227/a-strategy-for-securing-a-definitive-airway-after-successful-rescue-by-supraglottic-airway-device-tabasco
#7
LETTER
H Landsdalen, M Berge, F Kristensen, A B Guttormsen, E Søfteland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444856/pharmacokinetics-after-a-single-dose-of-naloxone-administered-as-a-nasal-spray-in-healthy-volunteers
#8
E Vanky, L Hellmundt, U Bondesson, S Eksborg, S Lundeberg
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in the use of intranasal naloxone to reverse adverse opioid effects during management of procedural pain in children and in adults after overdose. There are limited data on the pharmacokinetics of intranasal naloxone so in this study we aimed to detail the pharmacokinetic profile of the commercially marketed injectable solution of naloxone 0.4 mg/ml when administered as an intranasal spray. METHODS: Twenty healthy volunteers received naloxone as an intranasal spray at a dose of 10 μg/kg...
April 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444760/vancomycin-levels-are-frequently-subtherapeutic-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
#9
V Bakke, H Sporsem, E Von der Lippe, I Nordøy, Y Lao, H C Nyrerød, L Sandvik, K R Hårvig, J F Bugge, E Helset
BACKGROUND: Appropriate utilization of vancomycin is important to attain therapeutic targets while avoiding clinical failure and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Our aim was to observe the use of vancomycin in an intensive care population, with the main focus on achievement of therapeutic serum concentrations (15-20 mg/l) and to evaluate how this was influenced by dose regimens, use of guidelines and therapeutic drug monitoring. METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in the intensive care units at two tertiary hospitals in Norway...
April 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436022/ventilation-via-the-2-4%C3%A2-mm-internal-diameter-tritube-%C3%A2-with-cuff%C3%A2-new-possibilities-in-airway-management
#10
REVIEW
M S Kristensen, M W P de Wolf, L S Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: A small tube may facilitate tracheal intubation and improve surgical access. We describe our initial experience with the Tritube(®) that is a novel cuffed endotracheal tube with a 2.4 mm internal diameter. METHODS: The Tritube(®) was used in seven adult Ear-Nose-and Throat surgical patients with airway narrowing or whose surgical access was facilitated by this small-bore endotracheal tube. Ventilation through Tritube(®) is performed with the manually operated Ventrain(®) -ventilator that allows active suctioning during expiration, therefore facilitating normoventilation through small diameter airways...
April 23, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429496/spontaneous-respiration-using-intravenous-anaesthesia-strive-facilitates-fibreoptic-intubation-through-supraglottic-airway-device
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LETTER
A W G Booth, K Vidhani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421596/the-relation-between-skin-conductance-responses-and-recovery-from-symptoms-of-ptsd
#12
A Günther, P Sackey, A Bjärtå, A Schandl
BACKGROUND: The purpose was to investigate if potentially stressful reminders of the intensive care unit (ICU) stay influenced variability in transient skin conductance responses, and whether such changes were associated with post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and development of symptoms over time. METHODS: Thirty patients with an ICU length of stay > 48 h were included in the study. Within the week after ICU discharge (T1), patients were exposed to authentic ICU sound and questions regarding traumatic ICU memories while skin conductance reactivity was monitored...
April 18, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417459/does-obesity-complicate-regional-anesthesia-and-result-in-longer-decision-to-delivery-time-for-emergency-cesarean-section
#13
A J Väänänen, J P Kainu, H Eriksson, M Lång, A Tekay, J Sarvela
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity can cause problems with anesthesia and surgery which may be reflected in emergency cesarean sections (CS) as an increased decision-to-delivery interval (DDI). AIM: To study the association of elevated maternal BMI with DDI and the failure of regional anesthesia. METHODS: Eight hundred and forty-two consecutive emergency CSs during a period of 1 year in a tertiary hospital were studied retrospectively. DDIs were analyzed in Crash and < 30-min urgency categories (n = 528), while the time required to establish regional anesthesia and its success were analyzed for all emergency CS cases...
April 17, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337742/post-cardiac-arrest-level-of-free-plasma-dna-and-dna-histone-complexes
#14
A N Jeppesen, A-M Hvas, A M Grejs, C H V Duez, B S Sorensen, H Kirkegaard
BACKGROUND: Plasma DNA-histone complexes and total free-plasma DNA have the potential to quantify the ischaemia-reperfusion damages occurring after cardiac arrest. Furthermore, DNA-histone complexes may have the potential of being a target for future treatment. The aim was to examine if plasma DNA-histone complexes and the levels of total free-plasma DNA were elevated in post-cardiac arrest patients compared with healthy individuals, and to examine if these biomarkers were capable of predicting mortality...
March 23, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374474/can-healthcare-performance-increase-the-number-of-donor-organs
#15
EDITORIAL
G Holmaas, M Huanca Condori, A B Guttormsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374473/post-operative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-bariatric-surgery-patients-an-observational-study
#16
T A Halliday, J Sundqvist, M Hultin, J Walldén
BACKGROUND: The risk of post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery is unclear. The aim of the study was to investigate the risk of PONV and the use and effectiveness of PONV prophylaxis. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 74 patients undergoing bariatric surgery with total intravenous anaesthesia. Patients were given PONV prophylaxis based on published guidelines and a simplified PONV risk score. Perioperative data were collected and a questionnaire was used at 2, 4, 6, 24, 48 and 72 h after the operation to evaluate PONV...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374472/a-prospective-outcome-study-observing-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-over-10-15%C3%A2-years
#17
E Andersson, D Rackauskaite, E Svanborg, L Csajbók, M Öst, B Nellgård
BACKGROUND: Severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) can be divided into primary and secondary injuries. Intensive care protocols focus on preventing secondary injuries. This prospective cohort study was initiated to investigate outcome, including mortality, in patients treated according to the Lund Concept after a sTBI covering 10-15 years post-trauma. METHODS: Patients were included during 2000-2004 when admitted to the neurointensive care unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374471/a-high-proportion-of-prehospital-emergency-patients-are-not-transported-by-ambulance-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-northern-finland
#18
M Hoikka, T Silfvast, T I Ala-Kokko
BACKGROUND: The number of missions in the emergency medical services (EMS) has increased considerably in recent years. People are requesting ambulance for even minor illnesses and non-medical problems, which is placing financial and resource burdens on the EMS. The aim of this study was to determine the rate of non-transportation missions in Northern Finland and the reasons for these missions. METHODS: All ambulance missions in two hospital districts in Northern Finland during the 6-month period of January 1 through June 30, 2014, were retrospectively evaluated from the EMS charts to identify missions in which the patients were not transported by the EMS...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374470/the-effect-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
E Vibede, C L Hvas, E Tønnesen, A-M Hvas
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients often receive fresh frozen plasma (FFP) if they have abnormal conventional coagulation tests. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of FFP transfusion judged by a wide range of coagulation tests. METHODS: We included 30 critically ill patients receiving FFP and 30 critically ill patients who did not receive FFP. For patients receiving FFP, blood samples were obtained before and 1 h after FFP transfusion. Conventional coagulation tests, thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®) , EXTEM, INTEM and FIBTEM) and thrombin generation were performed...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374469/preventing-persistent-organ-support-in-icu-patients
#20
EDITORIAL
D W de Lange, H Flaatten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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