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Journal of Anesthesia

Jung-Rern Jiang, Shiao-Yu Yen, Pei-Fu Chiang, Hsiao-Chien Liu
PURPOSE: This study analyzed the clinical factors with the aim to determine the relationship between endotracheal tube (ETT) size and leakage ventilation (LV) and tracheal dilatation. METHODS: All patients with ETT intubation and ventilator support for more than 6 months were retrospectively evaluated. The inner tracheal diameter (TD) was measured over image at the starting and 6 months after ventilator initiated. We compared the clinical factors, outcomes and complications between patients with and without LV, as well as with and without a TD enlarging more than 25% after 6 months (TDn)...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Takeshi Omae, Eiichi Inada
New-onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is the most common perioperative complication of heart surgery, typically occurring in the perioperative period. NOAF commonly occurs in patients who are elderly, or have left atrial enlargement, or left ventricular hypertrophy. Various factors have been identified as being involved in the development of NOAF, and numerous approaches have been proposed for its prevention and treatment. Risk factors include diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. For prevention of NOAF, β-blockers and amiodarone are particularly effective and are recommended by guidelines...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Kazuma Yunoki, Tetsuro Sakai
An increasing number of reports indicate the efficacy of simulation training in anesthesiology resident education. Simulation education helps learners to acquire clinical skills in a safe learning environment without putting real patients at risk. This useful tool allows anesthesiology residents to obtain medical knowledge and both technical and non-technical skills. For faculty members, simulation-based settings provide the valuable opportunity to evaluate residents' performance in scenarios including airway management and regional, cardiac, and obstetric anesthesiology...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Yoko Sugiyama, Hiroki Iida, Fumimasa Amaya, Kanako Matsuo, Yutaka Matsuoka, Keiko Kojima, Fumitaka Matsuno, Takayuki Hamaguchi, Masako Iseki, Keisuke Yamaguchi, Yoshika Takahashi, Atsuko Hara, Yusuke Sugasawa, Mikito Kawamata, Satoshi Tanaka, Yoshimi Inagaki, Akihiro Otsuki, Mitsuaki Yamazaki, Hisakatsu Ito
We performed a multicenter observational study to assess the prevalence and risk factors of persistent pain after lung cancer surgery and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the Japanese population. After receiving Ethics Committee approval, a retrospective chart review was performed for patients who underwent surgery at seven university hospitals in Japan in 2013. A total of 511 patients who underwent lung cancer surgery and 298 patients who underwent TKA were included. The prevalence of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) at 3 and 6 months was 18 and 12% after lung surgery and 49 and 33% after TKA, respectively...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Jinlei Li
INTRODUCTION: Femoral nerve block (FNB) appears to have higher postoperative analgesic benefits compared with the patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the role of sciatic nerve block (SNB) as a complement to FNB remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis assessing the benefits of the SNB as a complement to FNB, as well as comparing the efficacy of single-injection versus continuous SNB in TKA. METHODS: Our group conducted a systematic literature search in PubMed, EMBASE and Google Scholar...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Philippe Marty, Fabrice Ferré, Bertrand Basset, Constance Marquis, Benoit Bataille, Martine Chaubard, Mehdi Merouani, Olivier Rontes, Alain Delbos
PURPOSE: Ambulatory process in arthroscopic shoulder surgery has boomed over past decades. Some anesthetic techniques such as interscalene block (ISB) and its surrogates are associated with diaphragmatic paralysis and might compromise outpatient procedure. HYPOTHESIS: This study aims to assess consequences of diaphragmatic paralysis in obese patients. METHODS: This prospective observational study screened patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2 undergoing acromioplasty or supraspinatus tendon repair...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Dimitra Tziona, Marianna Papaioannou, Argyro Mela, Styliani Potamianou, Alexandros Makris
PURPOSE: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain. This study evaluates the technique of local infiltration analgesia (LIA), by comparing it to saline injections in addition to a standardized multimodal regimen including an adductor canal block. METHODS: Between September 2015 and March 2016, forty patients aged 18 years and older, ASA I-III, undergoing primary unilateral cemented TKA under spinal anesthesia were randomized to receive either LIA (LIA group) or normal saline (sham LIA group)...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Masakazu Kotoda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Kazuha Mitsui, Sohei Hishiyama, Takashi Matsukawa
PURPOSE: Nicorandil has dual properties and acts as a nitric oxide donor and an ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP ) channel opener. Considering its pharmacological profile, nicorandil might exert protective effects on the brain as well as on the heart. The purpose of this study was to directly evaluate the effect of nicorandil on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in mice using a transcranial Doppler method. METHODS: Under general anesthesia, the nicorandil groups received a single-bolus intraperitoneal injection of the respective doses of nicorandil (1, 5, or 10 mg/kg), while the control group received vehicle only...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Rachid Badaoui, Lionel Rebibo, Kahina Kirat, Youssef Alami, Abdelhakim Hchikat, Cyril Cosse, Jean-Marc Regimbeau, Emmanuel Lorne
PURPOSE: Day-case surgery (DCS) has boomed over recent years. However, day-case bariatric surgery remains controversial due to a lack of evaluation. The objective of this study was to compare the experiences and satisfaction with general anesthesia of patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) as DCS compared to conventional hospitalization. METHODS: Between January 2015 and June 2016, all patients undergoing primary SG as day-case surgery or with conventional hospitalization were prospectively included in this non-randomized, non-inferiority study comparing the level of satisfaction of patients undergoing SG with conventional hospitalization (CH group, gold standard) versus SG as DCS (DCS group)...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Avanish Bhardwaj, Hemant Bhagat, Vinod Kumar Grover, Nidhi Bidyut Panda, Kiran Jangra, Seelora Sahu, Navneet Singla
PURPOSE: Surgery for aneurysmal clipping after subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) poses a unique anaesthetic challenge. However, data on the influence of anaesthetic agents in these patients are lacking. The study aims to evaluate the superiority of propofol over desflurane for postanaesthetic morbidity in patients undergoing surgery following aneurysmal SAH. METHODS: Seventy World Federation of Neurosurgeons Grade I and II patients were randomized into propofol (n = 35) and desflurane groups (n = 35)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Takaya Nishida, Takahiro Mihara, Koui Ka
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February 27, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Moustafa A Moustafa, Emad Abdelmoneim Arida, Ola M Zanaty
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February 27, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Mark C Kendall, Lucas J Castro-Alves
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February 27, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Min Hur, Seokha Yoo, Jung-Yoon Choi, Sun-Kyung Park, Dhong Eun Jung, Won Ho Kim, Jin-Tae Kim, Jae-Hyon Bahk
BACKGROUND: Dynamic change in central venous pressure (CVP) was associated with fluid responsiveness. External jugular venous pressure (EJVP) may reliably estimate CVP and have the advantages of being less invasive. We investigated whether increase in EJVP induced by positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) could be a reliable predictor of fluid responsiveness in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent RALP with steep Trendelenburg position were enrolled...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Weijia Du, Zhendong Xu, Wenjing Wang, Zhiqiang Liu
Anesthetics represent an uncommon cause of taste and smell disorders. We describe a case of anosmia and hypogeusia for 6 weeks after recovery from a uterine curettage operation in a 32-year-old woman. The case is unusual because propofol was the only anesthetic used during surgery and anesthesia. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed no abnormality. This case may highly suggest that propofol could induce smell and taste disorders.
February 23, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Ashley Szabo Eltorai
Though aviation is practiced in airplanes and anesthesiology in operating rooms, the two professions have substantial parallels. Both require readiness to manage a crisis situation, where lives are at stake, at a moment's notice and with incomplete information. The determinants of quality performance in both professions extend far beyond knowledge base and formal training. The science of human factors, a prominent cornerstone of the aviation industry, has not yet found the same place in medicine, but it could change the understanding and execution of medical decision-making in profound ways...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Ali Ahiskalioglu, Ahmet Murat Yayik, Elif Oral Ahiskalioglu, Aysenur Dostbil, Omer Doymus, Erdem Karadeniz, Muhammet Ali Ari, Furkan Sengoz, Haci Ahmet Alici, Erkan Cem Celik
PURPOSES: The postoperative analgesic effect of tizanidine has not yet been evaluated sufficiently. The role of bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) for postoperative analgesia after thyroidectomy remains questionable. We aimed to evaluate the analgesic effect of combined use of BSCPB and a single-dose oral tizanidine in patients undergoing elective thyroid surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing thyroidectomy were randomized into 3 groups. The control group (Group C, n = 20) received BSCPB with 0...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Akihiro Kanaya, Toshihiro Sato, Nobuo Fuse, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Nariyasu Mano, Masanori Yamauchi
PURPOSE: Propofol is one of the most widely used fast-acting intravenously administered anesthetics. However, although large inter-individual differences in dose requirements and recovery time have been observed, there are few previous studies in which the association between several potential covariates, including genetic factors such as the UGT1A9 and CYP2B6 genotypes, and propofol pharmacokinetics was simultaneously examined. This study aimed to identify factors determining propofol pharmacokinetics...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Hee Young Kim, Seung-Hoon Baek, Seong Wan Baik, Sun Sik Bae, Jung Min Ha, Minkyoung Kim, Gyeong-Jo Byeon, Hye Jin Kim, Hyun-Su Ri, So Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is commonly used in general anesthesia for premature neonates. The main mechanism of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is increased levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). For the investigation of sevoflurane's effect on angiogenesis, the angiogenesis and VEGF expression in the retina were measured after administering sevoflurane in an oxygen-induced retinopathy mice model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The mice were divided into the normoxic group (Nc and Ns group; n = 6) and the ROP group (C, Rc, and Rs group; n = 6)...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Luis E Tollinche, Gloria Yang, Kay-See Tan, Ruth Borchardt
BACKGROUND: The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status is a universal classification system that helps clinicians to categorize their patients preoperatively. However, there is a lack of both inter-rater and intra-rater reliability among clinicians for the ASA physical status classification. Our study focuses on testing these reliabilities within pediatric anesthesia providers in the cancer setting. METHODS: In our retrospective observational study, a total of 1177 anesthesia records were reviewed...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
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