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Paediatric Anaesthesia

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631351/intraoperative-acidosis-and-hypercapnia-during-thoracoscopic-repair-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-and-esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Augusto Zani, Ruben Lamas-Pinheiro, Irene Paraboschi, Sebastian K King, Justyna Wolinska, Elke Zani-Ruttenstock, Simon Eaton, Agostino Pierro
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypercapnia and acidosis have been associated with thoracoscopic repair of both congenital diaphragmatic hernia and esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula. AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia or esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula was associated with acidosis and hypercapnia in a large group of neonates, and to analyze the effects of acidosis and hypercapnia on early postoperative outcomes...
June 20, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620924/childhood-preoperative-anxiolysis-is-sedation-and-distraction-better-than-either-alone-a-prospective-randomized-study
#2
Chrystelle Sola, Audrey Lefauconnier, Sophie Bringuier, Olivier Raux, Xavier Capdevila, Christophe Dadure
BACKGROUND: Preoperative anxiety management receives special attention in pediatric anesthesia. Different pharmacological and nonpharmacological techniques can be employed. This study was designed to assess three different strategies for childhood preoperative anxiolysis: midazolam premedication, midazolam in combination with portable Digital Video-Disk player, or video distraction strategy alone. METHODS: In this prospective randomized study, children aged 2-12 years were assigned to one of the three study groups...
June 16, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618193/introduction-of-color-flow-injection-test-to-confirm-intravascular-location-of-peripherally-placed-intravenous-catheters
#3
Nischal K Gautam, Kayla R Bober, Chunyan Cai
BACKGROUND: The incidence of infiltration and extravasation when using peripheral intravenous catheters is high in pediatric patients. Due to the lack of a gold standard test to confirm intravascular location of a peripherally placed intravenous catheter, we introduce a novel method, the color-flow injection test to assess the intravascular location of these catheters. For the color-flow injection test, 1 mL of normal saline was injected within 2 seconds in the distal intravenous catheter and changes in color-flow via ultrasonography were observed at the proximal draining veins...
June 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618130/benefits-of-an-individualized-perioperative-plan-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#4
Jo S Swartz, Karen E Amos, Mirna Brindas, Linda G Girling, M Ruth Graham
BACKGROUND: Perioperative care for children with autism spectrum disorder may be challenging. Previous investigators recommend development of an individualized perioperative management plan with caregiver involvement. AIM: The primary goal was to determine the usefulness of an individualized plan based on the decision to provide preoperative sedation stratified by autism spectrum severity level. Secondary goals were to assess the effectiveness of the plan based on subjective assessment of patient behavior at induction of anesthesia and caregiver satisfaction...
June 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593682/interactive-pediatric-emergency-checklists-to-the-palm-of-your-hand-how-the-pedi-crisis-app-traveled-around-the-world
#5
Jorge A Gálvez, Justin L Lockman, Laura E Schleelein, Allan F Simpao, Luis M Ahumada, Bryan A Wolf, Maully J Shah, Eugenie Heitmiller, Mohamed Rehman
BACKGROUND: Cognitive aids help clinicians manage critical events and have been shown to improve outcomes by providing critical information at the point of care. Critical event guidelines, such as the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia's Critical Events Checklists described in this article, can be distributed globally via interactive smartphone apps. From October 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014, we performed an observational study to determine the global distribution and utilization patterns of the Pedi Crisis cognitive aid app that the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia developed...
June 7, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585750/effects-of-intraoperative-liberal-fluid-therapy-on-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Vighnesh Ashok, Indu Bala, Neerja Bharti, Divya Jain, Ram Samujh
BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of the most distressing complications following surgery. Supplemental perioperative fluid therapy might be an effective strategy to reduce PONV in children. OBJECTIVES: The study was conducted to evaluate the effects of intraoperative liberal fluid therapy with crystalloids on PONV in children. METHODS: In this randomized trial, a total of 150 children of 3-7 years undergoing lower abdominal and penile surgery under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into two groups...
June 6, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504359/changing-the-paradigm-for-diagnostic-mri-in-pediatrics-don-t-hold-your-breath
#7
Melissa M Masaracchia, Michael J Tsapakos, Nancy J McNulty, Michael L Beach
Increasingly complex pediatric patients and improvements in technology warrant reevaluation of the risk associated with anesthesia for diagnostic imaging. Although magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice for children given the potentially harmful effects of computerized tomography-associated ionizing radiation, we dare to suggest that certain patients would benefit from the liberalization of our current standard. Incorporating the use of newer computerized tomography technology may improve safety for those that are already at higher risk for adverse events...
May 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504341/breathing-circuit-compliance-and-accuracy-of-displayed-tidal-volume-during-pressure-controlled-ventilation-of-infants-a-quality-improvement-project
#8
Todd A Glenski, Carrie Diehl, Rachel G Clopton, Robert H Friesen
INTRODUCTION: Anesthesia machines have evolved to deliver desired tidal volumes more accurately by measuring breathing circuit compliance during a preuse self-test and then incorporating the compliance value when calculating expired tidal volume. The initial compliance value is utilized in tidal volume calculation regardless of whether the actual compliance of the breathing circuit changes during a case, as happens when corrugated circuit tubing is manually expanded after the preuse self-test but before patient use...
May 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504326/preoperative-colonization-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-and-its-impact-on-postoperative-infections
#9
Simona Silvetti, Marco Ranucci, Giuseppe Isgrò, Valentina Villa, Elena Costa
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital heart defects are frequently hospitalized before surgery. This exposes them to a high risk for pathogen colonization. There are limited data on colonization prevalence in the pediatric cardiac population, and limited data concerning its potential role in the risk of developing infections after cardiac surgery. AIM: This study aimed to verify the impact of preoperative colonization on postoperative infections in a population of pediatric cardiac surgery patients coming from Italy and developing countries...
May 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419660/acute-masseter-dystonia-in-a-pediatric-patient-receiving-aripiprazole-and-methylphenidate-following-induction-of-general-anesthesia
#10
Michelle LeRiger, Jasper Williams, Greta Duncan-Wiebe, Mohanad Shukry
An 11-year-old male receiving aripiprazole, methylphenidate, and clonidine developed acute masseter dystonia inhibiting tracheal intubation after induction of general anesthesia with propofol and rocuronium. Following emergence, he had trismus and jaw discomfort. Psychiatry consultation suspected an acute dystonic reaction, so diphenhydramine was administered intravenously which resolved symptoms. We suspect chronic aripiprazole and methylphenidate usage combined with propofol administration in the short-term absence of methylphenidate made this patient susceptible to dystonic reactions...
April 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419616/the-provision-of-pediatric-cardiac-anesthesia-services-in-germany-current-status-of-structural-and-personnel-organization
#11
Torsten Baehner, Oliver Dewald, Ingo Heinze, Matthias Mueller, Ehrenfried Schindler, Uwe Schirmer, Georg Baumgarten, Andreas Hoeft, Richard K Ellerkmann
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia for pediatric cardiac surgery requires a high level of expert knowledge. There are currently no recommendations and standards for anesthetic management for congenital cardiac surgery in Germany. AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the current status of structural and personnel anesthetic standards at pediatric cardiac surgery centers in Germany. METHOD: All cardiac surgical centers in Germany were reviewed for an active program for congenital heart surgery...
April 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585403/reducing-risk-in-pediatric-anesthesia-what-are-the-implications-from-the-apricot-study
#12
EDITORIAL
Andrew Wolf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585402/in-this-issue-july-2017
#13
EDITORIAL
Andrew Davidson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585401/caudal-analgesia-hypospadias-and-urethrocutaneous-fistula-does-association-mean-causality
#14
EDITORIAL
David M Polaner, Nicole Almenrader, Vijaya Vemulakonda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585400/managing-the-marginally-raised-aptt-looking-beyond-the-absolute-number
#15
LETTER
Angela Y J Tan, Joselo D Macachor, Hwan Ing Hee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585399/current-evidence-for-the-use-of-sugammadex-in-children
#16
Joseph D Tobias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557286/incidence-and-predictors-of-massive-bleeding-in-children-undergoing-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
#17
Benjamin Kloesel, Pete G Kovatsis, David Faraoni, Vanessa Young, Heung Bae Kim, Khashayar Vakili, Susan M Goobie
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation represents a major surgery involving a highly vascular organ. Reports defining the scope of bleeding in pediatric liver transplants are few. AIMS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of liver transplants performed at our pediatric tertiary care center to quantify blood loss, blood product utilization, and to determine predictors for massive intraoperative bleeding. METHODS: Pediatric patients who underwent isolated liver transplantation at Boston Children's Hospital between 2011 and 2016 were included...
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544108/elevated-intrathoracic-co2-pressure-during-thoracoscopic-surgery-decreases-regional-cerebral-oxygen-saturation-in-neonates-and-infants-a-pilot-study
#18
Felix Neunhoeffer, Steven W Warmann, Michael Hofbeck, Alisa Müller, Frank Fideler, Guido Seitz, Martin U Schuhmann, Hans-Joachim Kirschner, Matthias Kumpf, Jörg Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hypercapnia and acidosis are risk factors during thoracoscopy in neonates and infants. METHODS: In a prospective pilot study, we evaluated the effects of thoracoscopy in neonates and infants on cerebral microcirculation, oxygen saturation, and oxygen consumption. Regional cerebral oxygen saturation and blood flow were measured noninvasively using a new device combining laser Doppler flowmetry and white light spectrometry. Additionally, cerebral fractional tissue oxygen extraction and approximated oxygen consumption were calculated...
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504322/racial-differences-in-the-pain-management-of-children-recovering-from-anesthesia
#19
Olubukola O Nafiu, Wilson T Chimbira, Margaret Stewart, Kathleen Gibbons, L Kareen Porter, Paul I Reynolds
BACKGROUND: When pain management has been studied in settings such as pediatric emergency departments, racial disparities have been clearly identified. To our knowledge, this has not been studied in the pediatric perioperative setting. We sought to determine whether there are differences based on race in the administration of analgesia to children suffering from pain in the postanesthesia care unit. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational, study of 771 children aged 4-17 years who underwent elective outpatient surgery...
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504321/hemodynamic-responses-and-plasma-phenylephrine-concentrations-associated-with-intranasal-phenylephrine-in-children
#20
Lisa K Christensen, Valerie E Armstead, David P Bilyeu, Kenneth E Johnson, Robert H Friesen
INTRODUCTION: Intranasal phenylephrine, an alpha-1 adrenergic agonist, causes vasoconstriction of the nasal mucosa and is used to reduce bleeding associated with nasotracheal intubation or endoscopic sinus surgery. The purpose of this study was to describe the hemodynamic effects associated with plasma phenylephrine concentrations following topical intranasal administration of 0.25% and 0.5% phenylephrine in children. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board and parental approval, 77 children between the ages of 2 and 12 years were studied in a prospective, double-blind manner and randomized into three groups...
July 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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