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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213890/heterogeneity-in-meta-analyses-comparing-apples-and-oranges
#1
S W Choi, D M H Lam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
#2
J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205226/an-investigation-into-the-effects-of-real-vs-stimulated-cases-and-level-of-experience-on-the-distribution-of-visual-attention-during-induction-of-general-anaesthesia
#3
T Grundgeiger, C Klöffel, S Mohme, T Wurmb, O Happel
In anaesthesia, patient simulators have been used for training and research. However, insights from simulator-based research may only translate to real settings if the simulation elicits the same behaviour as the real setting. To this end, we investigated the effects of the case (simulated case vs. real case) and experience level (junior vs. senior) on the distribution of visual attention during the induction of general anaesthesia. We recorded eye-tracking data from 12 junior and 12 senior anaesthetists inducing general anaesthesia in a simulation room and in an actual operating room (48 recordings)...
February 16, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205213/haemodynamic-changes-to-a-midazolam-fentanyl-rocuronium-protocol-for-pre-hospital-anaesthesia-following-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-after-cardiac-arrest
#4
M Miller, C Groombridge, R Lyon
Following the return of spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, neurological dysfunction, airway or ventilatory compromise can impede transport to early percutaneous coronary intervention, necessitating pre-hospital or emergency department anaesthesia to facilitate this procedure. There are no published reports of the ideal induction agents in these patients. We sought to describe haemodynamic changes associated with induction of anaesthesia using a midazolam (0.1 mg.kg(-1) ), fentanyl (2 μg...
February 15, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188621/the-analgesic-efficacy-of-pre-operative-bilateral-erector-spinae-plane-esp-blocks-in-patients-having-ventral-hernia-repair
#5
K J Chin, S Adhikary, N Sarwani, M Forero
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is an operation associated with significant postoperative pain, and regional anaesthetic techniques are of potential benefit. The erector spinae plane (ESP) block performed at the level of the T5 transverse process has recently been described for thoracic surgery, and we hypothesised that performing the ESP block at a lower vertebral level would provide effective abdominal analgesia. We performed pre-operative bilateral ESP blocks with 20-30 ml ropivacaine 0.5% at the level of the T7 transverse process in four patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair...
February 11, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188611/the-erector-spinae-plane-block-plane-and-simple
#6
EDITORIAL
K El-Boghdadly, A Pawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185262/ultrasound-guided-approach-to-nerves-direct-vs-tangential-and-the-incidence-of-intraneural-injection-a-cadaveric-study
#7
L A Sermeus, X Sala-Blanch, J G McDonnell, C A Lobo, B J Nicholls, G J van Geffen, O Choquet, G Iohom, B de Jose Maria Galve, C Hermans, M Lammens
This study evaluated the incidence of nerve puncture and intraneural injection based on the needle approach to the nerve (direct vs. tangential). Two expert operators in regional anaesthesia performed in-plane ultrasound-guided nerve blocks (n = 158) at different levels of the brachial plexus in cadavers, aiming either directly for the nerve (n = 77) or tangentially inferior to the nerve (n = 81). After reaching the outer limit of the nerve, the needle was intentionally advanced approximately 1 mm in both approaches, and 0...
February 10, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185241/safe-performance-of-peripheral-regional-anaesthesia-the-significance-of-ultrasound-guidance
#8
EDITORIAL
P Marhofer, G Fritsch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177116/effects-of-acute-controlled-changes-in-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-on-the-diameter-of-the-optic-nerve-sheath-a-transorbital-ultrasonographic-study-in-healthy-volunteers
#9
M Dinsmore, J S Han, J A Fisher, V W S Chan, L Venkatraghavan
Transorbital ultrasonographic measurement of the diameter of the optic nerve sheath is a non-invasive, bed-side examination for detecting raised intracranial pressure. However, the ability of the optic nerve sheath diameter to predict acute changes in intracranial pressures remains unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the dynamic changes of the optic nerve sheath diameter in response to mild fluctuations in cerebral blood volume induced by changes in end-tidal carbon dioxide. We studied 11 healthy volunteers...
February 8, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168693/the-fate-of-manuscripts-rejected-from-anaesthesia
#10
EDITORIAL
A B Docherty, A A Klein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133720/heart-rate-variability-as-a-predictor-of-hypotension-following-spinal-for-elective-caesarean-section-a-prospective-observational-study
#11
D G Bishop, C Cairns, M Grobbelaar, R N Rodseth
Post-spinal hypotension remains a common and clinically-important problem during caesarean section, and accurate pre-operative prediction of this complication might enhance clinical management. We conducted a prospective, single-centre, observational study of heart rate variability in 102 patients undergoing elective caesarean section in a South African regional hospital. We performed Holter recording for ≥ 5 min in the hour preceding spinal anaesthesia. The low-frequency/high-frequency ratio component of heart rate variability was compared, using a logistic regression model, with baseline heart rate and body mass index (BMI) as a predictor of hypotension (defined as systolic arterial pressure < 90 mmHg) occurring from the time of spinal insertion until 15 min after delivery of the baby...
January 30, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127746/the-application-of-three-dimensional-printing-technology-in-anaesthesia-a-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
I Chao, J Young, J Coles-Black, J Chuen, L Weinberg, C Rachbuch
Three-dimensional printing has rapidly become an easily accessible, innovative and versatile technology, with a vast range of applications across a wide range of industries. There has been a recent emergence in the scientific literature relating to its potential application across a multitude of fields within medicine and surgery; however, its use within anaesthesia has yet to be formally explored. We undertook a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases of three-dimensional printing in anaesthesia...
January 27, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102539/determination-of-the-median-effective-dose-ed50-of-spinal-chloroprocaine-in-labour-analgesia
#13
M Coppens, S Anssens, A Parashchanka, K Roelens, E Deschepper, S De Hert, P F Wouters
The primary goal of this study was to determine the median effective dose (ED50 ) of spinal chloroprocaine for labour analgesia. Thirty-eight parturients requesting neuraxial analgesia were enrolled. Doses of 1% chloroprocaine were determined by the technique of up-down sequential allocation, with an initial dose of 20 mg and steps of 2 mg. The chloroprocaine spinal dose was given as the spinal component of a combined spinal-epidural, which was then supplemented with an epidural dose of 7.5 μg sufentanil in 7 ml saline...
January 19, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094434/the-effect-of-remifentanil-on-propofol-requirements-to-achieve-loss-of-response-to-command-vs-loss-of-response-to-pain
#14
H B Scott, S W Choi, G T C Wong, M G Irwin
When providing total intravenous anaesthesia, careful selection of end-points is required in titrating dose to effect during induction. Although propofol and remifentanil have predominantly different pharmacodynamic effects, they are seen to interact in achieving loss of consciousness and analgesia. To highlight these differences, we performed a double-blind, randomised controlled trial, comparing one group of patients receiving propofol alone (n = 42) with another group receiving remifentanil plus propofol (n = 46) as a target-controlled infusion of remifentanil (Minto; 3 ng...
January 17, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092106/a-randomised-controlled-trial-examining-the-effect-of-acupuncture-at-the-ex-hn3-yintang-point-on-pre-operative-anxiety-levels-in-neurosurgical-patients
#15
M D Wiles, J Mamdani, M Pullman, J C Andrzejowski
Pre-operative anxiety is an unpleasant state of psychological distress that occurs in up to 87% of patients awaiting neurosurgical procedures. Sedative medication is undesirable in this population due to the need for early postoperative neurological assessment. Acupuncture has previously been shown to reduce pre-operative anxiety, but studies involving neurosurgical patients are lacking. This single-centre, prospective, randomised controlled trial was designed to determine the effect of acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang point) on pre-operative anxiety levels in neurosurgical patients...
January 16, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070884/a-national-survey-of-neurological-monitoring-practice-after-obstetric-regional-anaesthesia-in-the-uk
#16
E Roderick, J Hoyle, S M Yentis
Neuraxial anaesthesia is widely used in obstetrics and neurological complications are rare. However, when they occur, subsequent investigation and management are time-critical and correlate with the extent of neurological recovery. The Third National Audit Project recommended the implementation of guidelines in obstetric epidural management, including advice on monitoring for early signs of problems and acting upon concerns. However, no national guideline exists for postoperative management in the obstetric population...
January 10, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054356/impact-of-a-peri-operative-quality-improvement-programme-on-postoperative-pulmonary-complications
#17
J A Moore, D H Conway, N Thomas, D Cummings, D Atkinson
Postoperative pulmonary complications are common, with a reported incidence of 2-40%, and are associated with adverse outcomes that include death, longer hospital stay and reduced long-term survival. Enhanced recovery is now a standard of care for patients undergoing elective major surgery. Despite the high prevalence of pulmonary complications in this population, few elements of enhanced recovery specifically address reducing these complications. In 2013, a prevalence audit confirmed a postoperative pulmonary complication rate of 16/83 (19...
January 4, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052313/thromboelastography-teg-or-rotational-thromboelastometry-rotem-to-monitor-haemostatic-treatment-in-bleeding-patients-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
#18
REVIEW
A Wikkelsø, J Wetterslev, A M Møller, A Afshari
Coagulopathy and severe bleeding are associated with high mortality. We evaluated haemostatic treatment guided by the functional viscoelastic haemostatic assays, thromboelastography or rotational thromboelastometry in bleeding patients. We searched for randomised, controlled trials irrespective of publication status, publication date, blinding status, outcomes published or language from date of inception to 5 January 2016 in six bibliographic databases. We included 17 trials (1493 participants), most involving cardiac surgery...
January 4, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045209/aagbi-safer-pre-hospital-anaesthesia-2017-association-of-anaesthetists-of-great-britain-and-ireland
#19
LETTER
D J Lockey, K Crewdson, G Davies, B Jenkins, J Klein, C Laird, P F Mahoney, J Nolan, A Pountney, S Shinde, S Tighe, M Q Russell, J Price, C Wright
Pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia with oral tracheal intubation is the technique of choice for trauma patients who cannot maintain their airway or achieve adequate ventilation. It should be carried out as soon as safely possible, and performed to the same standards as in-hospital emergency anaesthesia. It should only be conducted within organisations with comprehensive clinical governance arrangements. Techniques should be straightforward, reproducible, as simple as possible and supported by the use of checklists...
January 3, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035681/credible-control-groups-and-blinding
#20
S W Choi, D M H Lam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Anaesthesia
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