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Paediatric Anaesthesia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352738/persistent-pain-following-common-outpatient-surgeries-in-children-a-multicenter-study-in-italy
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Valeria Mossetti, Karen Boretsky, Marinella Astuto, Bruno G Locatelli, David Zurakowski, Rodolfo Lio, Roberta Nicoletti, Valter Sonzogni, Micol Maffioletti, Noemi Vicchio, Giorgio Ivani
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of persistent postsurgical pain in children is over 20% after major surgeries; however, data are scarce on the prevalence, character, and risk factors among children undergoing common ambulatory surgeries. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of persistent pain following pediatric ambulatory surgery at 1, 3, and 6 months. Secondary aims were to identify risk factors and characterize the pain and consequences of persistent postsurgical pain...
January 20, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349848/evaluation-of-the-stability-and-stratification-of-propofol-and-ketamine-mixtures-for-pediatric-anesthesia
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Murat Izgi, Betul Basaran, Ahmet Muderrisoglu, Aysun Ankay Yilbas, Mehmet S Uluer, Bilge Celebioglu
BACKGROUND: The combination of propofol and ketamine is commonly used for total intravenous anesthesia. These drugs can be delivered in different syringes or in the same syringe. We hypothesized that the drugs might separate and different concentrations of each drug could be found in different parts of the syringe during the procedure period when they were mixed in 1 syringe. METHODS: Twelve 60-mL polypropylene syringes were prepared by mixing propofol and ketamine as 4 groups on the basis of propofol/ketamine mixture ratios (5:1 and 6...
January 19, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341401/the-prediction-probabilities-for-emergence-from-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-children-a-comparison-of-the-perfusion-index-and-the-bispectral-index
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Pei-Pei Liu, Chi Wu, Jun-Zheng Wu, Ma-Zhong Zhang, Ji-Jian Zheng, Yang Shen, Pan He, Ying Sun
BACKGROUND: Predicting recovery of consciousness is one of the most essential functions of anesthesia depth monitors in anesthesia practice. Perfusion index and bispectral index are 2 indicators of the anesthesia depth monitoring with different working principles. The progression of the anesthesia emergence stages reflected by those monitors has not been well understood, especially in pediatric patients. The goals of this study were to compare the prediction probabilities of perfusion index and bispectral index in predicting awakening and in differentiating the different levels of arousal during emergence after sevoflurane anesthesia in children undergoing open inguinal hernia repairs...
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341379/erector-spinae-plane-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-preterm-infants
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Maria A Hernandez, Lucio Palazzi, Julio Lapalma, Joseph Cravero
Neuro-axial anesthesia has been the preferred technique for inguinal hernia repair when attempting to avoid general anesthesia in neonates and preterm infants. We present a case where an erector spinae plane block was used successfully for this surgery. Hemodynamic stability, minimal anesthetic requirements, and excellent pain control were documented. This block promises to be a valuable and safe alternative for inguinal hernia repair, accompanying the path of neuroprotective anesthesia.
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341336/identification-of-perioperative-pulmonary-aspiration-in-children-using-quality-assurance-and-hospital-administrative-billing-data
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Lisa Eisler, Grace Huang, Ka-Eun M Lee, Jennifer A Busse, Ming Sun, Albert Y Lin, Lena S Sun, Caleb Ing
BACKGROUND: Perioperative aspiration is a rare but potentially devastating complication, occurring in 1-10 per 10 000 anesthetics based on studies of quality assurance databases. Quality assurance reporting is known to underestimate the incidence of adverse outcomes, but few large studies use supplementary data sources. This study aims to identify the incidence of and risk factors for perioperative aspiration in children using quality assurance data supplemented by administrative billing records, and to examine the utility of billing data as a supplementary data source...
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316010/volatile-anesthesia-for-a-pediatric-patient-with-very-long-chain-acyl-coenzyme-a-dehydrogenase-deficiency-a-case-report
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Aaron S Hess, Gregory M Rice, John D Jochman, Bridget L Muldowney
We report the case of a 3-year-old boy with very long-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency presenting for adenotonsillectomy who was successfully and safely managed with a balanced anesthetic including sevoflurane. The anesthetic management is described, and the controversy surrounding volatile anesthetics in these patients is discussed.
January 9, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316004/comparison-of-intubation-conditions-with-cmac-miller-videolaryngoscope-and-conventional-miller-laryngoscope-in-lateral-position-in-infants-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Divya Jain, Swati Mehta, Komal Gandhi, Suman Arora, Badal Parikh, Muneer Abas
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal intubation in lateral position in infants is a challenge. This difficulty may be surmounted to some extent by using videolaryngoscopes but the routine use of these devices as a tool to secure the airway in lateral position remains unevaluated. Therefore, we conducted a prospective, randomized controlled trial to compare the intubation conditions achieved with the CMAC videolaryngoscope and the Miller Laryngoscope in lateral position in infants. We hypothesized that CMAC videolaryngoscope would provide a better laryngoscopic view and reduce the time to intubation compared to the Miller blade...
January 9, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315987/compatibility-of-common-iv-drugs-with-6-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-42-and-4-gelatin
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Sebastian Heiderich, Anna Auf der Springe, Jonas Jürgens, Wolfgang Koppert, Andreas Leffler, Robert Sümpelmann, Nils Dennhardt
BACKGROUND: Acetate-containing colloid infusion solutions are recommended to recover normovolemia during pediatric anesthesia. Until now, no studies investigating the compatibility with common anesthetic drugs were available. AIMS: This in vitro study was conducted to reveal possible incompatibilities between common anesthetic drugs and the acetate-containing colloid infusion solutions 6% hydroxyethyl starch and 4% gelatin with normal saline as control. METHODS: The colloid infusion solutions were mixed 1:1 with 29 common intravenous drugs in concentrations used in daily clinical practice...
January 9, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315968/cuffed-endotracheal-tubes-in-infants-less-than-3-kg-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Rebecca E Thomas, Shripada C Rao, Corrado Minutillo, Bruce Hullett, Max K Bulsara
BACKGROUND: Cuffed endotracheal tubes are being increasingly used in infants; however, current evidence in the literature mostly includes infants ≥ 3-kg weight. AIMS: The aim of this observational study was to compare the short-term outcomes with the use of Microcuff® cuffed vs uncuffed endotracheal tubes in neonates < 3 kg. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study in a single-centre, tertiary children's hospital neonatal intensive care unit...
January 9, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316006/extubation-in-the-operating-room-after-pediatric-liver-transplant-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
Harshad G Gurnaney, Scott D Cook-Sather, Abraham Shaked, Kim M Olthoff, Elizabeth B Rand, Arul M Lingappan, Mohamed A Rehman
BACKGROUND: Early extubation immediately following liver transplantation is increasingly common in adult practice. Some pediatric institutions have begun to adopt this strategy. Careful patient selection is essential in minimizing risk. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated infants and children who underwent liver transplantation between July 2011 and December 2014. Our primary objective was to determine early extubation rate. Secondary objectives were to identify clinical factors associated with successful early extubation compared with delayed extubation and to examine significant postoperative complications, intensive care unit length of stay, and hospital length of stay...
January 8, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285839/role-of-ultrasound-guided-epidural-anesthesia-for-lower-limb-surgery-in-children-with-previously-repaired-meningomyelocele
#11
Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Dilip Chavan, Anuya Gursale, Dipal Shah
BACKGROUND: Children that have had a meningomyelocele repair often present for hip and bilateral lower limb surgeries. Due to vertebral, epidural, and nerve root abnormalities, placement of epidural catheter is difficult. AIMS: We aim to describe the potential role of ultrasound in delineating the most appropriate intervertebral space for central neuroaxial blocks in these patients. METHOD: Twelve children with previous meningomyelocele repair, in the age group of 6-12 years posted for hip or bilateral lower limb surgeries were included...
December 28, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285834/evidence-for-increased-use-of-the-society-of-pediatric-anesthesia-critical-events-checklist-in-resource-limited-environments-a-retrospective-observational-study-of-app-data
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Vikas N O'Reilly-Shah, Jamie Kitzman, Craig S Jabaley, Grant C Lynde
BACKGROUND: Electronic decision support tools in anesthesiology practice have great value, including the potential for mobile applications to simplify delivery of best-practice guidelines. AIMS: We sought to combine demographics with usage information to elucidate important patterns in the rate of use of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Critical Events Checklist, as measured by in-app accesses of the checklist via the freely available anesthesia calculator app anesthesiologist...
December 28, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280254/characterization-of-the-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-response-to-nociception-in-a-pediatric-population
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Vanessa A Olbrecht, Yifei Jiang, Luigi Viola, Charlotte M Walter, Hanli Liu, Charles D Kurth
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared spectroscopy can interrogate functional optical signal changes in regional brain oxygenation and blood volume to nociception analogous to functional magnetic resonance imaging. AIMS: This exploratory study aimed to characterize the near-infrared spectroscopy signals for oxy-, deoxy-, and total hemoglobin from the brain in response to nociceptive stimulation of varying intensity and duration, and after analgesic and neuromuscular paralytic in a pediatric population...
December 27, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280239/on-line-preparatory-information-for-children-and-their-families-undergoing-dental-extractions-under-general-anesthesia-a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Corinne Huntington, Christina Liossi, Ana Nora Donaldson, Jonathan Timothy Newton, Patricia A Reynolds, Reham Alharatani, Marie Therese Hosey
BACKGROUND: Family-centered interactive on-line games are increasingly popular in healthcare, but their effectiveness for preoperative preparation needs further research. www.scottga.org is the new on-line version of a proven nonweb-based game for children and parents/caregivers. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate if www.scottga.org improved children's anxiety and families' satisfaction compared with controls. METHODS: In this phase III double-blind randomized controlled trial, children/parents/caregivers received (i) www...
December 27, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274102/effect-of-age-on-narcotrend-index-monitoring-during-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-children-below-2%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Nils Dennhardt, Stefanie Arndt, Christiane Beck, Dietmar Boethig, Sebastian Heiderich, Barbara Schultz, Frank Weber, Robert Sümpelmann
BACKGROUND: In older children, different electroencephalogram-based algorithms for measuring depth of anesthesia displayed a similar performance as in adults, but in infants they have not displayed the same reliability so far. According to the individual developmental state, the Narcotrend distinguishes "differentiated" electroencephalograms, which can be classified using the full Narcotrend Index scale, from "undifferentiated" electroencephalograms, which are classified using a scale with fewer stages...
December 23, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29266767/perioperative-experiences-of-anesthesia-reported-by-children-and-parents
#16
Claire Perrott, Clover-Ann Lee, Sian Griffiths, Michael R J Sury
BACKGROUND: The Sprint National Anaesthesia Project reported feedback from adults but not from children. We developed questionnaires for children and parents, and conducted a survey of perioperative anesthetic experiences in a large pediatric hospital. METHODS: Patients undergoing elective general anesthesia were selected randomly each weekday over 10 weeks. Parents and children were approached within 4 hours after awakening, and were asked to complete a short questionnaire...
December 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29266539/the-pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-ketorolac-in-children-aged-2%C3%A2-months-to-16%C3%A2-years-a-population-analysis
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James S McLay, Thomas Engelhardt, Baba S Mohammed, Gary Cameron, Mindy N Cohen, Jeffrey L Galinkin, Uwe Christians, Michael J Avram, Thomas K Henthorn, Richard M Dsida, Brian J Anderson
BACKGROUND: Intravenous ketorolac is commonly administered to children for the control of postoperative pain. An effect site EC50 for analgesia of 0.37 mg. L-1 is described in adults. AIMS: The aim of this study was to review age- and weight-related effects on ketorolac pharmacokinetic parameters in children and current dosing schedules. METHODS: Pooled intravenous ketorolac (0.5 mg. kg-1 ) concentration-time data in children aged 2 months to 16 years were analyzed using nonlinear mixed-effects models...
December 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226493/a-prospective-study-comparing-perioperative-anxiety-and-posthospital-behavior-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-vs-typically-developing-children-undergoing-outpatient-surgery
#18
Anila B Elliott, Amy Lewandowski Holley, Alexandra C Ross, Amy O Soleta, Jeffrey L Koh
BACKGROUND: Research describing the experience of youth with autism spectrum disorders in the perioperative setting is limited. This study compared youth with autism spectrum disorder to typically developing children in the perioperative setting and examined group differences in: child anxiety, parent anxiety, premedication patterns, induction compliance, and changes in behavior postprocedure. METHODS: Participants were 60 youth (32 with autism spectrum disorder, 28 typically developing) of ages 2-19 years undergoing outpatient surgery and their parents...
December 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205687/ultrasound-guided-pudendal-nerve-block-in-children-a-new-technique-of-ultrasound-guided-transperineal-approach
#19
Isabelle Gaudet-Ferrand, Pablo De La Arena, Sophie Bringuier, Olivier Raux, Laurent Hertz, Nicolas Kalfa, Chrystelle Sola, Christophe Dadure
BACKGROUND: Transperineal pudendal nerve block guided by nerve stimulator is used in pediatric anesthesia as an alternative to caudal analgesia in perineal surgery. The risk of rectal puncture or intravascular injection is inherent to this blinded technique. We described a new technique of transperineal pudendal nerve block, with ultrasound guidance, to improve safety of the technique. AIMS: The first goal of this study was to describe this new technique and to test its feasibility...
December 5, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205686/ultrasound-guided-lower-forearm-median-nerve-block-in-open-surgery-for-trigger-thumb-in-1-to-3-year-old-children-a-randomized-trial
#20
Wei Liu, Jianxia Liu, Xingqin Tan, Shouyong Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Trigger thumb is a common hand disability in children and is primarily treated with open surgery. A conscious median nerve block can usually meet the requirements for trigger thumb-releasing surgery in adults; however, its effectiveness in children requires further clarification. The present study aims to demonstrate whether ultrasound-guided lower forearm median nerve blockade is a viable option for children undergoing open surgery for trigger thumb. METHODS: A prospective randomized study was designed to compare median nerve blocks guided by ultrasonography with those guided by anatomic landmarks...
December 5, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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