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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341919/intraoperative-hydroxyethyl-starch-70-0-5-administration-may-increase-postoperative-bleeding-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#1
Toko Fukushima, Shigehiko Uchino, Tomoko Fujii, Masanori Takinami, Shoichi Uezono
PURPOSE: Studies evaluating the safety of hydroxyethyl starch with a molecular weight of 70 kDa and a molar substitution ratio of 0.5 (HES 70/0.5) are scarce in the literature. In this study, we investigated the relationship between intraoperative HES 70/0.5 administration and postoperative bleeding. METHODS: This is a single-center, retrospective cohort study. Subjects were postoperative adult patients who stayed in the intensive care unit (ICU) for more than 24 h during the period from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315041/positive-pressure-ventilation-in-a-patient-with-a-right-upper-lobar-bronchocutaneous-fistula-right-upper-bronchus-occlusion-using-the-cuff-of-a-left-sided-double-lumen-endobronchial-tube
#2
Chieko Omori, Hiroaki Toyama, Yusuke Takei, Yutaka Ejima, Masanori Yamauchi
In patients with a bronchocutaneous fistula, positive pressure ventilation leads to air leakage and potential hypoxemia. A male patient with a right upper bronchocutaneous fistula was scheduled for esophageal reconstruction. His preoperative chest computed tomography image revealed aeration in the right middle and lower lobe, a large bulla in the left upper lobe, and pleural effusion and pneumonia in the left lower lobe. Therefore, left one-lung ventilation was considered to result in hypoxemia. Before anesthesia induction, the bronchocutaneous fistula was covered with gauze and film to prevent air leakage...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299454/possible-additional-role-for-nasal-jet-oxygen-insufflation
#3
LETTER
Yuko Ono, Jiro Shimada, Kazuaki Shinohara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280943/effective-spray-for-topical-anesthesia-with-fiberscope
#4
LETTER
Masanori Tsukamoto, Jun Hirokawa, Takeshi Yokoyama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280942/perioperative-risk-factors-for-death-among-patients-with-symptomatic-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#5
REVIEW
(no author information available yet)
Perioperative pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a fatal complication that may occur in patients who are undergoing surgery. This study aimed to identify risk factors for PTE-related death. This study evaluated data for the most recent 5-year period (2007-2011) from the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists' database of patients who experienced perioperative PTE. We compared patients who died within 30 days of onset and patients who survived for > 30 days, and used logistic regression analysis to identify the independent risk factors...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275857/influence-of-maternal-remifentanil-concentration-on-fetal-to-maternal-ratio-in-pregnant-ewes
#6
Masaki Sato, Kenichi Masui, Borjigin Sarentonglaga, Mio Yamaguchi, Rika Fukumori, Yoshikazu Nagao, Haruhiko Sago, Hiroyuki Sumikura
PURPOSE: Maternal remifentanil infusion is used for minimally invasive fetal surgery or ex-utero intrapartum treatment. The fetal-to-maternal (F/M) ratio of remifentanil concentration at various dosing regimens is useful to manage remifentanil effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the F/M ratio of remifentanil at various concentrations. METHODS: Five pregnant ewes received continuous remifentanil infusion under propofol anesthesia. The remifentanil infusion rate was increased by 0...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271228/comparison-of-ease-of-administration-of-intranasal-midazolam-spray-and-oral-midazolam-syrup-by-parents-as-premedication-to-children-undergoing-elective-surgery
#7
Milthi Manoj, M V S Satya Prakash, Srinivasan Swaminathan, Rithu Krishna Kamaladevi
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of midazolam as premedication in children for providing pre-operative sedation and reducing parental separation anxiety has been well established. Many studies have compared the effectiveness and medication acceptance of midazolam via oral and intranasal routes. In this study, we have compared the ease of administration of oral midazolam syrup and intranasal midazolam spray as premedication, administered by parents to children. METHODS: Ninety children were randomly allocated into one of the two groups: group N received nasal midazolam spray 0...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271227/clinical-safety-and-effectiveness-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-in-post-operative-analgesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
REVIEW
Ning Ma, Joanna K Duncan, Anje J Scarfe, Susanne Schuhmann, Alun L Cameron
Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks can provide analgesia postoperatively for a range of surgeries. Abundant clinical trials have assessed TAP block showing positive analgesic effects. This systematic review assesses safety and effectiveness outcomes of TAP block in all clinical settings, comparing with both active (standard care) and inactive (placebo) comparators. PubMed, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library and the University of York CRD databases were searched. RCTs were screened for their eligibility and assessed for risk of bias...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258332/progress-in-difficult-airway-management
#9
EDITORIAL
Takashi Asai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258331/the-role-of-perioperative-surgical-home-on-health-and-longevity-in-society-importance-of-the-surgical-prehabilitation-program
#10
EDITORIAL
Masahiko Kawaguchi, Mitsuru Ida, Yusuke Naito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246924/jsa-guideline-for-the-management-of-malignant-hyperthermia-crisis-2016
#11
REVIEW
(no author information available yet)
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) can be fatal if the crisis is not appropriately treated. It is an inherited disease usually triggered by the administration of volatile inhalational anesthetics and/or succinylcholine, a muscle relaxant. In a patient with suspected MH, the mechanism of calcium release from storage in the sarcoplasmic reticulum in the skeletal muscle is abnormally accelerated. Unexplained hypercarbia representing >55 mmHg of end-tidal carbon dioxide, tachycardia, and muscle rigidity (including masseter muscle rigidity) are early signs of the initiation of MH, because the metabolism is accelerated...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243749/sivelestat-sodium-and-mortality-in-pneumonia-patients-requiring-mechanical-ventilation-propensity-score-analysis-of-a-japanese-nationwide-database
#12
Miwa Kishimoto, Hayato Yamana, Satoki Inoue, Tatsuya Noda, Tomoya Myojin, Hiroki Matsui, Hideo Yasunaga, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Tomoaki Imamura
PURPOSE: Sivelestat is widely used in Japan for the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by pneumonia. Although the efficacy of sivelestat was reported in several Japanese studies in the early 2000 s, a multinational randomized control trial did not support these findings. We therefore conducted the present study to examine the association between the use of sivelestat and mortality in pneumonia patients requiring mechanical ventilation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a national inpatient database in Japan...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243748/pilot-study-comparing-post-anesthesia-care-unit-length-of-stay-in-moderately-and-severely-obese-children
#13
Hina Walia, Onur Balaban, Megan Jacklen, Dmitry Tumin, Vidya Raman, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a risk factor for surgical complications in adults and children. Differences in postsurgical outcomes according to severity of obesity [moderate: 95-98th age-gender-specific body mass index (BMI) percentile versus severe: ≥99th percentile] in children remain unclear. This study compared post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) stay and hospital admission between severely obese children and moderately obese children undergoing surgery. METHODS: In a retrospective review over a 6-month period, obese children, 2-18 years of age undergoing surgery were identified...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238025/anesthetic-management-of-abdominal-radical-trachelectomy-for-uterine-cervical-cancer-during-pregnancy
#14
Jun Terukina, Misako Takamatsu, Takayuki Enomoto, Hiroshi Baba
Abdominal radical trachelectomy has been identified as a surgical option for fertility preservation in cervical cancer patients, particularly in pregnant women who strongly desire to continue their pregnancy. Since this procedure requires operating in the uterus, the hardness of the uterus can affect the ease of surgery. Generally, sevoflurane is used for anesthesia in non-obstetric surgery for pregnant women because uterine relaxation is advantageous for uterine blood flow maintenance. However, the use of sevoflurane during radical trachelectomy has not been thoroughly evaluated...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236184/several-new-japanese-guidelines-issued
#15
EDITORIAL
Michiaki Yamakage
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229241/acquired-prolongation-of-qt-interval-as-a-risk-factor-for-torsade-de-pointes-ventricular-tachycardia-a-narrative-review-for-the-anesthesiologist-and-intensivist
#16
REVIEW
Arsen Uvelin, Jasmina Pejaković, Vesna Mijatović
More than 70% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients experience heart rhythm disturbances, and these patients have correspondingly higher mortality rates. Consequently, one of the standards of care in ICUs is continuous electrocardiography monitoring. One of the potentially preventable dysrhythmic events is the occurrence of torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia in the setting of acquired prolonged QT interval. This type of ventricular tachycardia can be malignant because it often progresses to ventricular fibrillation...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220236/90%C3%A2-kinking-of-vygon-epidural-catheter
#17
LETTER
Pradipta Bhakta, Dragos S Olteanu, Humayun Zaheer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213667/point-of-care-testing-for-coagulation-function-coaguchek-%C3%A2-xs-system-versus-standard-laboratory-testing-in-pediatric-patients-with-normal-and-abnormal-coagulation-function
#18
Hiromi Kako, Vidya T Raman, Dmitry Tumin, Julie Rice, Joseph D Tobias
PURPOSE: Intraoperative abnormalities of coagulation function may occur for various reasons. In most scenarios, treatment is directed by laboratory parameters. Unfortunately, standard laboratory testing may take 1-2 h. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate a point-of-care testing device (CoaguChek(®) XS System) in pediatric patients. METHODS: Patients ranging in age from 2 to 18 years, undergoing posterior spinal fusion (PSF) or cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were eligible for inclusion...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210810/was-isoflurane-the-only-cause-of-il-1%C3%AE-upregulation
#19
LETTER
Satoshi Ideno, Hiroyuki Seki, Hiroshi Morisaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197775/individual-indicators-of-appropriate-hypnotic-level-during-propofol-anesthesia-highest-alpha-power-and-effect-site-concentrations-of-propofol-at-loss-of-response
#20
Hongling Kang, Hassan Mamdouh Hassan Mohamed, Masaki Takashina, Takahiko Mori, Yuji Fujino, Satoshi Hagihira
BACKGROUND: Electroencephalogram (EEG) waveforms vary widely among individuals, this decreases the usefulness of BIS™ monitors for assessing the effects of propofol. Practically, anesthesia is only seen as too deep when evidence of burst-suppression is seen. We designed an experiment to help towards better assessment of individual anesthetic needs. First, to mark the Ce (effect-site concentration) of propofol at loss of response to calling name and gently shaking shoulders (LOR), we defined Ce-LOR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
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