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Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815564/target-temperature-34-vs-36%C3%A2-c-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-retrospective-observational-study
#1
L Arvidsson, S Lindgren, L Martinell, S Lundin, C Rylander
BACKGROUND: Intensive care for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest includes targeted temperature management (TTM) to attenuate cerebral reperfusion injury. A recent multi-center clinical trial did not show any difference in mortality or neurological outcome between TTM targeting 33°C or 36°C after out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest (OHCA). In our institution, the TTM target was changed accordingly from 34 to 36°C. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze if this change had affected patient outcome...
August 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804896/load-dependence-of-myocardial-deformation-variables-a-clinical-strain-echocardiographic-study
#2
M Fredholm, K Jörgensen, E Houltz, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: The effects of left ventricular (LV) loading on myocardial deformation variables are not well-studied in the clinical setting. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of isolated changes in preload, afterload and heart rate on LV longitudinal strain, systolic (SR-S) and early diastolic strain rate (SR-E) in post-cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Twenty-one patients were studied early after cardiac surgery. Longitudinal myocardial strain and SR were analysed off-line using 2-D speckle echocardiography...
August 13, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804874/high-frequency-jet-ventilation-for-motion-management-during-ablation-procedures-a-narrative-review
#3
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K Galmén, P Harbut, J Freedman, J G Jakobsson
BACKGROUND: High frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) is a method of ventilation that has gained renewed interest over the recent years as it can reduce organ movement to near static conditions, thus enhancing surgical precision in minimal invasive procedures, for example, ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation and solid organ tumours. The aim of this review was to create a summary of the current evidence concerning the clinical use of HFJV for ablative procedures. METHOD: PubMed was searched for the key words high frequency ventilation and ablation January 1990-December 2016...
August 13, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799206/the-incidence-and-characteristics-of-3-month-mortality-after-intraoperative-cardiac-arrest-in-adults
#4
M Hur, H-C Lee, K H Lee, J-T Kim, C-W Jung, H-P Park
BACKGROUND: There is little information about clinical outcomes after intraoperative cardiac arrest (IOCA). We determined the incidence and characteristics of 3-month mortality after IOCA. METHODS: The electronic medical records of 238,648 adult surgical patients from January 2005 to December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Characteristics of IOCA were documented using the Utstein reporting template. RESULTS: IOCA occurred in 50 patients (21/100,000 surgeries)...
August 11, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791696/comparison-of-a-paediatric-emergency-ruler-with-a-digital-algorithm-for-weight-and-age-estimation
#5
Ch Both, A Schmitz, P K Buehler, J Wittwer, M Weiss, A R Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Emergency tapes like the "Paediatric-Emergency-Ruler" (PaedER) provide drug dosing and recommend medical airway equipment based on estimated patient bodyweight and age. Previous studies have revealed unsatisfactory accuracy in bodyweight estimation, due to the tapes' length-based weight categories. Therefore, we developed a digital algorithm allowing continuous length-based estimation of weight and age. The aim of this study was to compare the new algorithm with the PaedER regarding accuracy in estimating bodyweight and recommendation of medical airway equipment...
August 9, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776638/a-novel-combination-of-peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
#6
D Musso, S Flohr-Madsen, K Meknas, T Wilsgaard, L M Ytrebø, Ø Klaastad
BACKGROUND: Interscalene brachial plexus block is currently the gold standard for intra- and post-operative pain management for patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery. However, it is associated with block related complications, of which effect on the phrenic nerve have been of most interest. Side effects caused by general anesthesia, when this is required, are also a concern. We hypothesized that the combination of superficial cervical plexus block, suprascapular nerve block, and infraclavicular brachial plexus block would provide a good alternative to interscalene block and general anesthesia...
August 4, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766696/serial-perioperative-cell-free-dna-levels-in-donors-and-recipients-undergoing-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#7
K Prakash, S Aggarwal, S Bhardwaj, G Ramakrishna, C K Pandey
BACKGROUND: Effect of anaesthesia and surgery on cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is not known. Given that surgical stress augments inflammation and injury, we hypothesized that levels of cfDNA will fluctuate during perioperative period. Therefore, in this study serial perioperative cfDNA concentration was measured in donors and recipients undergoing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS: Baseline, post-induction, intraoperative and post-operative plasma cfDNA levels were evaluated in 21 donors and recipients each, by Sytox green method...
August 2, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766691/risk-factors-for-peripheral-nerve-injuries-following-neuraxial-labour-analgesia-a-nested-case-control-study
#8
G Haller, I Pichon, F-O Gay, G Savoldelli
BACKGROUND: Post-partum lower extremity motor and sensory dysfunctions occur in 0.1-9.2‰ of deliveries. While macrosomia, lithotomy position and forceps use are well-identified causes of peripheral nerve injuries, additional contributors such as patient condition and anaesthesia care may also have to be considered. METHODS: We performed a case-control study nested in a cohort of 19,840 patients having neuraxial anaesthesia for childbirth. Cases were all patients who developed motor or sensory dysfunction of lower extremities in the post-partum period...
August 2, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748536/renal-tubular-injury-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-as-assessed-by-urinary-release-of-n-acetyl-%C3%A3-d-glucosaminidase
#9
L Lannemyr, E Lundin, B Reinsfelt, G Bragadottir, B Redfors, J Oras, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication with a major impact on morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The aim of the present study was to perform a detailed analysis on the release of the tubular injury biomarker N-acetyl-b-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) during and early after CPB and to describe independent predictors of maximal tubular injury. We hypothesized that renal tubular injury occurs early after the onset of CPB. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we included 61 patients undergoing open cardiac surgery with an expected CPB duration exceeding 60 min...
July 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741744/thermal-suit-in-preventing-unintentional-intraoperative-hypothermia-during-general-anaesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
S-L Lauronen, M-L Kalliomäki, A J Aho, J Kalliovalkama, J M Riikonen, M-T Mäkinen, H M Leppikangas, A M Yli-Hankala
BACKGROUND: Unintentional perioperative hypothermia causes serious adverse effects to surgical patients. Thermal suit (T-Balance(®) ) is an option for passive warming perioperatively. We hypothesized that the thermal suit will not maintain normothermia more efficiently than conventional cotton clothes when also other preventive procedures against unintentional hypothermia are used. METHODS: One hundred patients were recruited to this prospective, randomized trial...
July 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741716/influence-of-lateral-position-and-pneumoperitoneum-on-oropharyngeal-leak-pressure-with-two-types-of-laryngeal-mask-airways
#11
S Lan, Y Zhou, J T Li, Z Z Zhao, Y Liu
BACKGROUND: An important parameter to monitor adequate ventilation for laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is its oropharyngeal leak pressure (OLP). This study was designed to evaluate and compare the effect of lateral position and pneumoperitoneum on the OLP and ventilation efficiency between LMA™ Proseal (PLMA) and LMA™ Supreme (SLMA). METHODS: Patients were randomized to receive either the PLMA or the SMLA. The OLP was assessed in both the supine position and the lateral position with or without pneumoperitoneum...
July 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685812/simulation-based-training-program-with-deliberate-practice-for-ultrasound-guided-jugular-central-venous-catheter-placement
#12
M A Corvetto, J C Pedemonte, D Varas, C Fuentes, F R Altermatt
BACKGROUND: Current evidence supports the utility of simulation training for bedside procedures such as ultrasound-guided jugular central venous catheter (CVC) insertion. However, a standardized methodology to teach procedural skills has not been determined yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a simulation-based training program for improving novice technical performance during ultrasound-guided internal jugular CVC placement. METHODS: Postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) residents from anesthesiology, emergency medicine, cardiology, ICU, and nephrology specialties were trained in four deliberate practice sessions...
July 6, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653376/has-the-income-of-the-residential-area-impact-on-the-use-of-intensive-care
#13
J H Liisanantti, R Käkelä, L V Raatiniemi, P Ohtonen, S Hietanen, T I Ala-Kokko
BACKGROUND: The socioeconomic factors have an impact on case mix and outcome in critical illness, but how these factors affect the use of intensive care is not studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions in patients from residential areas with different annual incomes. METHODS: Single-center, retrospective study in Northern Finland. All the non-trauma-related emergency admissions from the hospital district area were included...
June 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653359/ultrasound-assessment-of-gastric-content-in-the-immediate-postpartum-period-a-prospective-observational-descriptive-study
#14
F Vial, N Hime, J Feugeas, N Thilly, P Guerci, H Bouaziz
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents in pregnant women undergoing general anesthesia or sedation/analgesia in the peripartum period is a feared complication in obstetric anesthesia. We assessed the changes in antral cross-sectional area (CSA) with ultrasonography in laboring women and in the immediate postpartum period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In an observational study in a university-affiliated maternity, gastric ultrasonography examinations were performed in non-consecutive laboring women, after epidural analgesia insertion and after childbirth...
June 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653319/body-height-and-the-spread-of-spinal-anaesthesia-for-caesarean-section-a-prospective-controlled-trial
#15
Y-J She, X Zheng, B-S Zhao, M-T Zeng, Y-H Tan, X-R Song
BACKGROUND: No conclusive evidence exists on the effect of patient height on the spread of spinal anaesthesia. Our aim was to measure the ED50 and ED95 values of intrathecal ropivacaine in taller and shorter patients, and thus investigate the hypothesis that the spinal dose requirement in shorter patients is lower than that in taller patients undergoing caesarean section. METHODS: In this study, 270 pregnant women were assigned to the taller (Group T) or shorter group (Group S) based on their heights...
June 26, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626981/post-discharge-nausea-and-vomiting-after-total-intravenous-anaesthesia-and-standardised-ponv-prophylaxis-for-ambulatory-surgery
#16
U Bruderer, A Fisler, M P Steurer, M Steurer, A Dullenkopf
BACKGROUND: The incidence of post-discharge nausea and vomiting (PDNV) after ambulatory anaesthesia using total intravenous anaesthesia with a risk-stratified anti-emetic approach is not well documented in the literature. In this study, we outline such an approach. The goal was to achieve an acceptably low rate of PDNV both immediately and the day after surgery. METHODS: With ethics committee approval, adult patients undergoing outpatient surgery received a Propofol-based general anaesthetic plus standardised PONV-prophylaxis corresponding to their Apfel risk-score (0-4); ondansetron (risk-score 2), additional dexamethasone (risk-score 3), and additional droperidol (risk-score 4)...
June 18, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626868/intrathecal-dexamethasone-vs-meperidine-for-prevention-of-shivering-during-transurethral-prostatectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
S M Moeen, A M Moeen
BACKGROUND: Shivering is a common complication after spinal anesthesia. Also, during transurethral prostatectomy a large amount of irrigating fluids is used which may cause hypothermia and shivering. We hypothesized that intrathecal dexamethasone could effectively attenuate post-spinal shivering following transurethral prostatectomy as intrathecal meperidine. METHODS: Ninety male patients, ASA II-III, 50-75 years old were included in this prospective and randomized double-blind study...
June 18, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608496/stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-the-intensive-care-unit-trial-detailed-statistical-analysis-plan
#18
M Krag, A Perner, J Wetterslev, T Lange, M P Wise, M Borthwick, S Bendel, P Pelosi, F Keus, A B Guttormsen, J C Schefold, T S Meyhoff, S Marker, M H Møller
BACKGROUND: In this statistical analysis plan, we aim to provide details of the pre-defined statistical analyses of the Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit (SUP-ICU) trial. The aim of the SUP-ICU trial is to assess benefits and harms of stress ulcer prophylaxis with a proton pump inhibitor in adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: The SUP-ICU trial is an investigator-initiated, international, multicentre, randomised, blinded, parallel-group trial of intravenously pantoprazole 40 mg once daily vs...
June 12, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556897/claims-for-compensation-after-injuries-related-to-airway-management-a-nationwide-study-covering-15-years
#19
I Fornebo, K A Simonsen, I R K Bukholm, U E Kongsgaard
BACKGROUND: Securing the airway is one of the most important responsibilities in anaesthesia. Injuries related to airway management can occur. Analysis from closed claims can help to identify patterns of injury, risk factors and areas for improvement. METHODS: All claims to The Norwegian System of Compensation to Patients from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2015 within the medical specialty of anaesthesiology were studied. Data were extracted from this database for patients and coded by airway management procedures...
May 30, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555810/reduced-right-ventricular-diameter-during-cardiac-arrest-caused-by-tension-pneumothorax-a-porcine-ultrasound-study
#20
P Caap, R Aagaard, E Sloth, B Løfgren, A Granfeldt
INTRODUCTION: Advanced life support (ALS) guidelines recommend ultrasound to identify reversible causes of cardiac arrest. Right ventricular (RV) dilatation during cardiac arrest is commonly interpreted as a sign of pulmonary embolism. The RV is thus a focus of clinical ultrasound examination. Importantly, in animal studies ventricular fibrillation and hypoxia results in RV dilatation. Tension pneumothorax (tPTX) is another reversible cause of cardiac arrest, however, the impact on RV diameter remains unknown...
May 28, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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