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Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911298/veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-severe-cardiogenic-shock-secondary-to-phaeochromocytoma-crisis
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R K Fung, D Arumugam, A Tjokrowidjaja, P Forrest, E L Chua, T Southwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911297/fungal-coronary-embolus-while-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#2
F E Martinez, L Ryden, R Leaver, J Mendoza, K Havill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911296/a-brief-safety-assessment-of-active-self-warming-blankets-too-hot-to-handle
#3
W Grimmett, R Gavey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911295/echocardiography-time-audit-study
#4
K Yastrebov, C Costello, R Grealy, K Despande, S Game
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911294/potential-for-inadvertent-airway-delivery-of-carbon-dioxide-with-humidified-high-flow-oxygen-circuit
#5
C M Ironfield, D A Scott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911293/a-survey-of-the-sequelae-of-memorable-anaesthetic-drug-errors-from-the-anaesthetist-s-perspective
#6
D McCawley, A M Cyna, S Prineas, Sgm Tan
Drug errors amongst anaesthetists are common. Although there has been previous work on the system factors involved with drug error, there has been little research on the sequelae of a drug error from the anaesthetist's perspective. To clarify this issue, we surveyed anaesthetists regarding their most memorable drug error to identify associated factors and personal sequelae regarding their professional practice after the event. An online survey was sent anonymously to 989 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Fellows in March 2016 and the results were collected over the following two months...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911292/a-retrospective-observational-study-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
#7
K A Cook, P A MacIntyre, J R McAlpine
The perioperative risks and factors associated with adverse cardiac outcomes in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing non-cardiac surgery are unknown. Interrogation of the Nelson Hospital transthoracic echocardiogram database identified 127 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who satisfied the study criteria and underwent non-cardiac surgery between June 1999 and July 2013. Demographic and clinical data along with postoperative death within 30 days or a major adverse cardiac event were retrieved and analysed...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911291/administration-of-anaesthetic-triggering-agents-to-patients-tested-malignant-hyperthermia-normal-and-their-relatives-in-new-zealand-an-update
#8
D Frei, K M Stowell, E E Langton, L McRedmond, N A Pollock, T F Bulger
Testing for malignant hyperthermia in New Zealand involves two tests-in vitro contracture testing of excised lateral quadriceps muscle and DNA analysis. In vitro contracture testing is regarded as the gold standard in malignant hyperthermia diagnosis but several publications have questioned the reliability of a normal result. Analysis of 479 anaesthetic records in 280 patients or their descendants throughout New Zealand who had tested negative for malignant hyperthermia, demonstrated there was no evidence of malignant hyperthermia episodes in this group who had been administered anaesthetic triggering agents...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911290/outcomes-of-telemedicine-intervention-in-a-regional-intensive-care-unit-a-before-and-after-study
#9
O M Panlaqui, E Broadfield, R Champion, J P Edington, S Kennedy
Telemedicine consultations in remote intensive care units (ICUs) overseas were found to be effective in reducing mortality and hospital length of stay (LOS). In Australia, there were anecdotal reports of these clinical outcomes. This retrospective before and after study assessed the improvement in patient outcomes with the implementation of a telemedicine program in a regional high dependency unit. Daily virtual consultations were conducted between the rural facility and the intensivists at the regional centre...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911289/incidence-of-elevated-procalcitonin-and-presepsin-levels-after-severe-trauma-a-pilot-cohort-study
#10
K Hoshino, Y Irie, M Mizunuma, K Kawano, T Kitamura, H Ishikura
Procalcitonin (PCT) and presepsin (PSEP) are useful biomarkers for diagnosing sepsis; however, elevated PCT and PSEP levels may be observed in conditions other than sepsis. We hypothesised that PCT and PSEP levels could increase after severe traumatic injuries. Trauma patients with an Injury Severity Score of ≥16 from October 2013 to September 2015 were enrolled in our study. We examined PCT and PSEP levels and their positive rates on days 0 and 1. PCT and PSEP levels on days 0 and 1 were compared. Risk factors for increasing sepsis biomarker levels were identified by multivariate logistic regression analyses...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911288/impact-of-thrombelastography-in-paediatric-intensive-care
#11
B G Carter, E Carland, P Monagle, S B Horton, W Butt
We assessed the clinical impact of thrombelastography (TEG®) results (TEG® 5000, Haemonetics Corporation, Braintree, MA, USA) by measuring their ability to cause changes in a theoretical treatment plan and contribute to the understanding of haemostasis. We prospectively included paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients who had standard tests of haemostasis and TEG ordered and had an arterial catheter or extracorporeal access port in situ. Blood for standard tests and TEG was taken simultaneously. Independent of patient care, general patient information and results of standard laboratory tests were presented to five clinicians who were asked to document their theoretical treatment plan...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911287/effect-of-sugammadex-versus-neostigmine-atropine-combination-on-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-after-elective-surgery
#12
C Batistaki, M Riga, F Zafeiropoulou, G Lyrakos, G Kostopanagiotou, P Matsota
This study aimed to assess the effects of sugammadex and neostigmine/atropine on postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in adult patients after elective surgery. A randomised, double-blind controlled trial was carried out on 160 American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I to III patients who were >40 years. The Mini-Mental State Evaluation, clock-drawing test and the Isaacs Set test were used to assess cognitive function at three timepoints: 1) preoperatively, 2) one hour postoperatively, and 3) at discharge...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911286/the-effect-of-a-surgery-specific-cardiac-output-guided-haemodynamic-algorithm-on-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-a-high-volume-centre-a-retrospective-comparative-study
#13
L Weinberg, J Banting, L Churilov, R L McLeod, K Fernandes, I Chao, T Ho, D Ianno, V Liang, V Muralidharan, C Christophi, M Nikfarjam
In this retrospective observational study performed in a high-volume hepatobiliary-pancreatic unit, we evaluated the effect of a surgery-specific goal-directed therapy (GDT) physiologic algorithm on complications and length of hospital stay. We compared patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy with either a standardised Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program (usual care group), or a standardised Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program in combination with a surgery-specific cardiac output-guided algorithm (GDT group)...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911285/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-haemodilution-with-dextran-40-on-coagulation-profile-as-measured-by-thromboelastometry-and-multiple-electrode-aggregometry
#14
Pca Kam, Jpc Liou, Kxf Yang
We evaluated the effects of haemodilution with either dextran 40 or 0.9% normal saline on coagulation in vitro using rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®, Pentapharm Co., Munich, Germany) and multiple electrode aggregometry (Multiplate® Platelet Function Analyser, Dynabyte, Munich, Germany). Venous blood samples obtained from 20 healthy volunteers were diluted in vitro with dextran 40 or normal saline by 5%, 10% and 15%. Fibrinogen concentration, ROTEM-EXTEM® (screening test for the extrinsic coagulation pathway), FIBTEM® (an EXTEM-based assay of the fibrin component of clot) parameters including coagulation time, clot formation time, alpha angle, maximum clot firmness and lysis index were measured in the undiluted sample and at each level of haemodilution...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911284/effect-of-nicotine-replacement-therapy-on-mortality-delirium-and-duration-of-therapy-in-critically-ill-smokers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
K T Ng, M Gillies, D M Griffith
Nicotine replacement therapy is widely used in critically ill smokers and its effect on delirium, mortality and duration of intensive care unit (ICU) admission is unknown. The aims of this review were to determine whether the management of nicotine withdrawal with nicotine replacement therapy reduces delirium, mortality or length of stay in critically ill smokers in ICU. The primary outcome was incidence of author-defined ICU delirium. Secondary outcomes were ICU or hospital mortality, ICU-free days at day 28, and ICU or hospital length of stay...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911283/australian-and-new-zealand-anaesthetic-allergy-group-perioperative-anaphylaxis-investigation-guidelines
#16
R J Scolaro, H M Crilly, E J Maycock, P T McAleer, K A Nicholls, M A Rose, Rih The
These guidelines are a consensus document developed by a working party of the Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG) to provide an approach to the investigation of perioperative anaphylaxis. They focus primarily on the use of skin testing as it is the investigation with the greatest clinical utility for the identification of the likely causative agent and potentially safer alternatives. The practicalities and process of skin testing, its limitations, and the place of other tests are discussed...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911282/what-are-we-injecting-with-our-drugs
#17
A F Merry, D A Gargiulo, L E Fry
In preparation for a case, an anaesthetist opened a 20 ml glass vial of propofol and aspirated the propofol into a syringe via a blunt drawing-up needle. Increased resistance was felt with aspiration. On inspection, a shard of glass was found at the tip of the drawing-up needle. The shard was presumed to be from the propofol ampoule, and to have fallen into the solution upon snapping open its glass tip. This illustrative case raises the issue of contamination of drugs by particles introduced during the drawing-up process...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911281/can-the-timing-of-perioperative-fluids-affect-hospital-length-of-stay
#18
N M Gibbs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911280/adrenaline-a-therapeutic-history
#19
C M Ball, P J Featherstone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673231/a-free-paediatric-animation-application
#20
LETTER
L McClelland
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July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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