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Paediatric Anaesthesia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872749/outstanding-contribution-to-pediatric-anesthesiology-an-interview-with-dr-robert-h-friesen
#1
Mark D Twite, Richard J Ing, Christopher S Nichols, Myron Yaster
Dr. Robert H. Friesen, (1946-) Professor of Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, has played a pivotal and pioneering role in the development of pediatric and congenital cardiac anesthesiology. His transformative research included the study of the hemodynamic effects of inhalational and intravenous anesthetic agents in the newborn and the effects of anesthetic agents on pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with pulmonary hypertension. As a model clinician-scientist, educator, and administrator, he changed the practice of pediatric anesthesia and shaped the careers of hundreds of physicians-in-training, imbuing them with his core values of honesty, integrity, and responsibility...
September 5, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872734/xenon-as-an-adjuvant-to-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-children-younger-than-4%C3%A2-years-of-age-undergoing-interventional-or-diagnostic-cardiac-catheterization-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#2
Sarah Devroe, Roselien Meeusen, Marc Gewillig, Bjorn Cools, Koen Poesen, Robert Sanders, Steffen Rex
BACKGROUND: Xenon has repeatedly been demonstrated to have only minimal hemodynamic side effects when compared to other anesthetics. Moreover, in experimental models, xenon was found to be neuroprotective and devoid of developmental neurotoxicity. These properties could render xenon attractive for the anesthesia in neonates and infants with congenital heart disease. However, experience with xenon anesthesia in children is scarce. AIMS: We hypothesized that in children undergoing cardiac catheterization, general anesthesia with a combination of sevoflurane with xenon results in superior hemodynamic stability, compared to sevoflurane alone...
September 5, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868789/the-phenylephrine-concentration-response-relationship-for-blood-pressure-after-nasal-delivery-in-children
#3
Brian J Anderson, Lisa K Christensen, Valerie E Armstead, David P Bilyeu, Kenneth E Johnson, Robert H Friesen
BACKGROUND: Intranasal phenylephrine is commonly used to vasoconstrict the nasal mucosa, reducing bleeding associated with nasotracheal intubation or endoscopic sinus surgery. There are few data quantifying either absorption pharmacokinetics or phenylephrine concentration effect on blood pressure in children. METHODS: Published observations of plasma concentration and blood pressure changes after phenylephrine nasal administration (0.1 mL kg(-1) , 0.25% or 0.5%) in children (n = 52, 2-12 years, 10-40 kg) were pooled with those in adults (23-81 years) given phenylephrine 2...
September 4, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857435/anesthesia-related-and-perioperative-mortality-an-audit-of-8493-cases-at-a-tertiary-pediatric-teaching-hospital-in-south-africa
#4
Heidi M Meyer, Jenny Thomas, Graeme S Wilson, Marianna de Kock
AIM: This study aimed to quantify the incidence of anesthesia-related and perioperative mortality at a large tertiary pediatric hospital in South Africa. METHODS: This study included all children aged <18 years who died prior to discharge from hospital and within 30 days of their last anesthetic at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital between January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. A panel of three senior anesthetists reviewed each death to reach a consensus as to whether: (i) anesthesia caused the death; (ii) anesthesia may have contributed to or influenced the timing of death; or (iii) anesthesia was entirely unrelated to the death...
August 31, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857356/different-predictivity-of-fluid-responsiveness-by-pulse-pressure-variation-in-children-after-surgical-repair-of-ventricular-septal-defect-or-tetralogy-of-fallot
#5
Ding Han, Shoudong Pan, Xiaonan Wang, Qingyan Jia, Yi Luo, Jia Li, Chuan Ou-Yang
BACKGROUND: Pulse pressure variation derived from the varied pulse contour method is based on heart-lung interaction during mechanical ventilation. It has been shown that pulse pressure variation is predictive of fluid responsiveness in children undergoing surgical repair of ventricular septal defect. Right ventricle compliance and pulmonary vascular capacitance in children with tetralogy of Fallot are underdeveloped as compared to those in ventricular septal defect. We hypothesized that the difference in the right ventricle-pulmonary circulation in the two groups of children would affect the heart-lung interaction and therefore pulse pressure variation predictivity of fluid responsiveness following cardiac surgery...
August 31, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857329/anesthetic-considerations-for-a-novel-anterior-surgical-approach-to-pediatric-scoliosis-correction
#6
Jonathan S Gal, Christopher J Curatolo, Jeron Zerillo, Bryan Hill, Baron Lonner, Laury A Cuddihy, M D Antonacci, Randal R Betz, Samuel DeMaria, Yury Khelemsky
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic scoliosis is a condition that may require surgical correction. Limitations of previous surgical modalities, however, created the need for novel methods of repair. One such technique, a newer form of anterolateral scoliosis correction, has shown considerable promise, which our center has had substantial experience performing. AIM: In this article, we present the case details of our first 105 patients for the purposes of describing the evolution and details of the anesthetic management and considerations for this procedure...
August 31, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846178/lower-airway-dimensions-in-pediatric-patients-a-computed-tomography-study
#7
Patricia Szelloe, Markus Weiss, Thomas Schraner, Mital H Dave
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to obtain lower airway dimensions in children by means of computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Chest CT scans from 195 pediatric patients (118 boys/77 girls) aged 0.04-15.99 years were analyzed. Tracheal and bronchial lengths, anterior-posterior and lateral diameters, as well as cross-sectional area were assessed at the following levels: mid trachea, right proximal and distal bronchus, proximal bronchus intermedius, and left proximal and distal bronchus...
August 28, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846176/the-role-of-ultrasound-in-appropriate-endotracheal-tube-size-selection-in-pediatric-patients
#8
Demet Altun, Mukadder Orhan-Sungur, Achmet Ali, Tülay Özkan-Seyhan, Nükhet Sivrikoz, Emre Çamcı
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the success of ultrasound in pediatric patients in determining the appropriate sized cuffed endotracheal tube and to compare the results with conventional height-based (Broselow) tape and age-based formula tube size. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-two children of 1-10 years of age, who received general anesthesia for adenotonsillectomy were enrolled to the study. In all participants, the transverse diameter of the subglottis was measured with ultrasound during apnea...
August 28, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815798/infant-spinal-anesthesia-do-girls-need-a-larger-dose-of-local-anesthetic
#9
Geoff Frawley, Md Hamidul Huque
BACKGROUND: Gender differences in absorption, distribution, and metabolism of a number of anesthetic agents have been identified in adults. Clinically, adult studies suggest women demonstrate slower onset of opioid analgesic effects, lower spinal and epidural dose requirements, and greater sensitivity to neuromuscular blocking agents. Sex-related differences in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of local anesthetics in neonates and infants, however, have not been well documented...
August 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795523/a-limited-evaluation-of-the-association-of-race-and-anesthetic-medication-administration-a-single-center-experience-with-appendectomies
#10
Julia M Rosenbloom, Kumaran Senthil, Alexander S Long, Whitney R Robinson, Kenneth N Peeples, John E Fiadjoe, Ronald S Litman
BACKGROUND: Although it is known that a patient's race may influence their medical care, racial patterns of medication administration in pediatric anesthesia have not been well-studied. The aim of this study was to determine if differences exist between Black and White children with regard to administration of anesthetic and analgesic medications for a single procedure at our institution. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of medications administered to patients for emergency appendectomies at a large academic children's hospital from 2010 to 2015...
August 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737013/anatomic-variations-of-neck-vessels-and-the-course-of-pediatric-internal-jugular-veins
#11
Kai-Ming Yuan, En-Ci Liu, Ping Li, Wang-Ning Shangguan, Jun Li, Qing-Quan Lian
BACKGROUND: Landmark-guided internal jugular vein cannulation is difficult for pediatric patients but useful, especially when ultrasound equipment is unavailable. Therefore, it is important to define the adjacent anatomic characteristics of the pediatric internal jugular vein. METHODS: In 210 children the course of the internal jugular vein, and common carotid and vertebral arteries was measured from the level of the cricoid cartilage to the supraclavicular area using ultrasound...
July 24, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736858/position-and-relative-size-of-the-vertebral-artery-according-to-age-implications-for-internal-jugular-vein-access
#12
Chul-Woo Jung, Gulomjon Jalilov, In-Kyung Song, Eun-Hee Kim, Hee-Soo Kim, Jin-Tae Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee
AIM: The purpose of this retrospective observational study was to investigate the anatomical characteristics of the vertebral artery in pediatric patients using computed tomography images. METHODS: We evaluated anatomical characteristics of the right and left vertebral artery at the cricoid level and at a lower level, which was mid-level between the cricoid cartilage and the origin of vertebral artery from the subclavian artery. At each level, the cross-sectional areas of the vertebral artery and internal jugular vein, the relative size of vertebral artery to internal jugular vein, the minimum distance between them, and the extent of overlap between them were investigated...
July 24, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675504/ultrasound-assessment-of-gastric-emptying-after-breakfast-in-healthy-preschool-children
#13
Anne E Sümpelmann, Robert Sümpelmann, Michael Lorenz, Ilona Eberwien, Nils Dennhardt, Dietmar Boethig, Sebastian G Russo
BACKGROUND: In current guidelines, 6 hours of fasting is recommended for solids to limit the risk of pulmonary aspiration during anesthesia in children. Ultrasonography has recently been introduced to evaluate gastric volumes in children in the context of preanesthetic fasting. Therefore, in this study, we firstly evaluated the precision of ultrasound assessment of gastric volume in an experimental setting and secondly studied gastric emptying times after a normal breakfast in healthy preschool children using ultrasound...
July 4, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888084/in-this-issue-october-2017
#14
Andrew Davidson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888083/an-antero-lateral-approach-to-ultrasound-guided-lumbar-plexus-block-in-supine-position-combined-with-quadratus-lumborum-block-using-single-needle-insertion-for-pediatric-hip-surgery
#15
LETTER
Makoto Sato, Mariko Hara, Osamu Uchida
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888082/how-can-the-perioperative-surgical-home-be-applied-to-pediatric-anesthesia-practice
#16
EDITORIAL
Lynne R Ferrari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815823/ten-years-of-simulation-based-training-in-pediatric-anesthesia-the-inception-evolution-and-dissemination-of-the-managing-emergencies-in-pediatric-anesthesia-mepa-course
#17
Tobias C Everett, Ralph MacKinnon, David de Beer, Matthew Taylor, Matthew Dylan Bould
2016 marked the 10-year anniversary of the inception of the Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) course. This simulation-based program was originally created to allow trainees in pediatric anesthesia to experience operating room emergencies which although infrequent, would be considered key competencies for any practicing anesthetist with responsibility for providing care to children. Since its original manifestation, the course has evolved in content, scope, and worldwide availability, such that it is now available at over 60 locations on five continents...
October 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795472/does-ultrasound-guidance-add-accuracy-to-continuous-caudal-epidural-catheter-placements-in-neonates-and-infants
#18
Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Ankit P Desai, Kiran A Puranik
BACKGROUND: Caudo-lumbar and caudo-thoracic epidural anesthesia is an established technique that carries a low risk of dural puncture or spinal cord trauma in infants. Traditionally catheter advancement is based on external measurements. However, malpositioning of catheters are known to occur. We hypothesized that caudal-epidural catheters inserted under real-time ultrasound guidance may be more accurate than the accuracy of the measurements traditionally used for their placement. METHODS: We studied 25 patients, aged 2 days to 5 months, posted for abdominal or thoracic surgery, receiving general anesthesia followed by caudo-epidural continuous block...
October 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772016/the-radiological-home-pediatric-anesthesiologist-s-role-in-risk-assessment-for-imaging-procedures
#19
EDITORIAL
Joseph P Cravero, Michael J Callahan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772015/the-association-between-caudal-anesthesia-and-increased-risk-of-postoperative-surgical-complications-in-boys-undergoing-hypospadias-repair-comment-on-data-sparsity
#20
LETTER
Erfan Ayubi, Saeid Safiri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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