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Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444856/pharmacokinetics-after-a-single-dose-of-naloxone-administered-as-a-nasal-spray-in-healthy-volunteers
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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
EDITORIAL
D W de Lange, H Flaatten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374468/john-snow-three-original-insights-one-misconception-and-an-overdue-obituary
#14
P G Berthelsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374467/changes-from-2012-to-2015-in-intravenous-fluid-solutions-issued-to-hospital-departments
#15
A B Jonsson, A Perner
BACKGROUND: In recent years, large trials have increased the level of evidence for intravenous (IV) fluid therapy, at least in the intensive care setting. It is less clear whether this change in the evidence base has been associated with changes in IV fluid use in different hospital departments. METHODS: We obtained details from the regional pharmacy regarding IV fluids issued to hospital departments in the Danish Capitol Region from January 2012 to May 2015. We used paired Wilcoxon's signed-rank test to analyse changes in the issuing in different departments...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374466/post-operative-pain-relief-using-local-infiltration-analgesia-during-open-abdominal-hysterectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-study
#16
J M Hayden, J Oras, O I Karlsson, K G Olausson, S-E Thörn, A Gupta
BACKGROUND: Post-operative pain is common and often severe after open abdominal hysterectomy, and analgesic consumption high. This study assessed the efficacy of local infiltration analgesia (LIA) injected systematically into different tissues during surgery compared with saline on post-operative pain and analgesia. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients were randomized to Group LIA (n = 29) consisting of 156 ml of a mixture of 0.2% ropivacaine + 30 mg ketorolac + 0.5 mg (5 ml) adrenaline, where the drugs were injected systematically in the operating site, around the proximal vagina, the ligaments, in the fascia and subcutaneously, or to saline and intravenous ketorolac, Group C (Control, n = 28), in a double-blind study...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317095/evaluating-helicopter-emergency-medical-missions-a-reliability-study-of-the-hems-benefit-and-naca-scores
#17
L Raatiniemi, J Liisanantti, M Tommila, S Moilanen, P Ohtonen, M Martikainen, V Voipio, J Reitala, T Iirola
BACKGROUND: The benefits of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and dispatch accuracy are continuously debated, and a widely accepted score to measure the benefits of the mission is lacking. The HEMS Benefit Score (HBS) has been used in Finnish helicopter emergency medical services, but studies are lacking. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) score is widely used to measure the severity of illness or injury in the pre-hospital setting, but it has many critics due to its subjectivity...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295151/use-of-life-support-in-acutely-admitted-icu-patients-an-international-cohort-study
#18
T S Meyhoff, M Krag, P B Hjortrup, A Perner, M H Møller
BACKGROUND: Use of life support in intensive care unit (ICU) patients has been associated with increased risk of poor outcome. The prognostic importance of the duration of support is less studied. We assessed the use of life support and the association between its duration and 90-day mortality in a contemporary cohort of acutely admitted adult ICU patients. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of the SUP-ICU 7-day inception cohort study (n = 1034), which was conducted in 97 ICUs in 11 countries...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261783/management-of-postoperative-pain-in-spain-a-nationwide-survey-of-practice
#19
A Montes, J L Aguilar, M C Benito, F Caba, C Margarit
BACKGROUND: Although the need for structured assessment and management of acute postoperative pain has been recognized, practices and responsibilities vary between and within hospitals and countries. We sought to determine current pain management practices in Spanish hospitals with and without acute pain services (APSs) or acute pain management programmes (APMPs) and compare them to practices reported for 1997-1998. METHODS: Members of the Spanish Pain Society and APS/APMP heads were asked to respond to a survey...
May 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251605/the-novel-video-assisted-intubating-laryngeal-mask-totaltrack-compared-to-the-intubating-laryngeal-mask-fastrach-a-controlled-randomized-manikin-study
#20
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
T Ott, A Barth, M Kriege, A Jahn-Eimermacher, T Piepho, R R Noppens
BACKGROUND: The novel Totaltrack combines a supraglottic airway device with video laryngoscopic tracheal intubation. The intubation laryngeal mask Fastrach is an established device without visual control of intubation. We hypothesized that supraglottic ventilation success with Totaltrack would be similar to Fastrach, but intubation would be performed faster due to visual control of the procedure. METHODS: Fifty-five anaesthesiologists were randomized into one of two study arms: Fastrach Totaltrack...
April 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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