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Minerva Anestesiologica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905694/high-flow-oxygen-therapy-in-adult-critically-ill-patients
#1
Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Alice Vendramin, Sangeeta Mehta
High flow oxygen therapy is characterized for its ability to meet or exceed the high peak inspiratory flow of the patients with acute respiratory failure. Despite the lack of definitive evidence regarding its efficacy in improving clinically significant outcomes, its application has been rapidly spreading over the last decade. In this review we discuss the potential physiologic mechanisms of benefit as well as the most recent clinical trials investigating its role in adult critically ill patient.
December 1, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901331/clinical-indices-and-biomarkers-for-perioperative-cardiac-risk-stratification-an-update
#2
Radmilo J Janković, Danica Z Marković, Dušan T Sokolović, Ivana Zdravković, Massimiliano Sorbello
European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/ European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) highlighted that anesthesiologist has a leading role in perioperative cardiovascular assessment and management in the year of 2014. During cardiovascular assessment one can rely on cooperation of multi-disciplinary specialists like: other anesthesiologists, cardiologists and surgeons. For the purpose of precise systematization and decision making the Lee score or NSQUIP database can be used besides the traditionally used ASA score...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901330/critically-ill-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-post-hospital-trajectories-and-quality-of-life-one-year-and-seven-years-after-icu-discharge
#3
Sandra Oeyen, Joris Vermassen, Ruth Piers, Dominique Benoit, Lieven Annemans, Johan Decruyenaere
BACKGROUND: To investigate long-term outcomes, post-hospital trajectories, and quality of life (QOL) in patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: A 1-year prospective observational cohort analysis was performed. All consecutive patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the ICU were screened for inclusion. Demographics, comorbidity, organ failures, and outcomes were analyzed. QOL before admission, 3 months, 1 year, and 7 years after ICU discharge was assessed using EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D) and Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaires...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901329/comparing-incidence-of-emergence-delirium-between-sevoflurane-and-desflurane-in-children-following-routine-otolaryngology-procedures
#4
Jeremy N Driscoll, Brian M Bender, Carlos A Archilla, Carol M Klim, J Hossain, George Mychaskiw, Julie L Wei
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium (ED) is a state of aggressive agitation that can occur temporarily in the process of emerging from anesthesia in children exposed to volatile or intravenous anesthetics. Emergence delirium is typically assessed using the published and validated pediatric emergence delirium (PAED) scale. Due to some variation in properties between sevoflurane and desflurane for maintenance of anesthesia after standard sevoflurane induction, we designed a prospective study to examine potential differences in emergence behavior and incidence of ED in children undergoing elective ear-nose-throat (ENT) surgery...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879957/use-of-sufentanil-sublingual-tablet-system-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-a-patient-with-chronic-liver-disease
#5
Yigal Leykin, Alessandro Laudani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879956/early-tracheostomy-in-a-case-of-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-with-airways-involvement
#6
Matteo Vissani, Liana Lentischio, Giulia Pedini, Giammichele Nicoletta, Raffaele Zava
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879955/hypobaric-versus-isobaric-spinal-levobupivacaine-for-total-hip-arthroplasty
#7
Alessandro Vergari, Luciano Frassanito, Roberta Nestorini, Cosimo T Caputo, Angelo Chierichini, Enrico DI Stasio, Marco Rossi
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia (SA) in the lateral decubitus position is often used to perform total hip arthroplasty (THA). Hypobaric local anesthetic ensures enhanced and prolonged sensory and motor block in the involved side. The aim of this study was to compare the intraoperative anesthetic efficacy of hypobaric with isobaric levobupivacaine solutions for THA. METHODS: Forty patients scheduled to elective THA were allocated into two groups: isobaric levobupivacaine group (IL group) and hypobaric levobupivacaine group (HL group)...
November 23, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879954/comparison-of-terminal-extubation-and-terminal-weaning-as-mechanical-ventilation-withdrawal-in-icu-patients
#8
Damien Thellier, Pierre Y Delannoy, Olivier Robineau, Agnès Meybeck, Nicolas Boussekey, Arnaud Chiche, Olivier Leroy, Hugues Georges
BACKGROUND: Terminal extubation (TE) is applied in some intensive care unit (ICU) patients when a decision of withdrawal of mechanical ventilation is decided. Other units prefer terminal weaning (TW) with no removal of the endotracheal tube. We report our experience with these two procedures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study analyzing patients deceased in our ICU after a decision of life sustained therapy (LST) during the year 2013. TE was proposed to family members for patients presenting with two medical conditions: lack of vasoactive drugs (VAD) and SaO2 > 95% with a FIO2 < 50%...
November 23, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858411/increasing-intensity-of-selective-digestive-decontamination-sdd-dosing-does-not-result-in-improved-clinical-outcomes
#9
Johanna M Pieterse, Dinis Dos Reis Miranda, Wim Rietdijk, Jan Bakker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858410/altered-liver-function-in-patients-undergoing-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-therapy
#10
Aaron Blandino Ortiz, Irene Lamanna, Elio Antonucci, Selene Pozzebon, Antonio M Dell'anna, Jean L Vincent, Daniel DE Backer, Fabio S Taccone
BACKGROUND: Multiple organ dysfunction can occur in patients undergoing Veno-arterial Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (VA-ECMO); however, liver function has not been well studied in this setting. METHODS: In a review of our institutional ECMO database (n=162), we collected aspartate (AST) and alanine (ALT) transaminases, total bilirubin and international normalized ratio (INR) at time of ECMO initiation (baseline) and once daily during therapy in patients who survived for at least 24 hours...
November 18, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858409/reference-values-for-coagulation-assessment-in-full-term-newborns
#11
Lucia Mirabella, Antonella Cotoia, Giusj Colacicco, Livio Tullo, Potito Salatto, Giuseppina Mollica, Karim Mariano, Michele Dambrosio, Gilda Cinnella
BACKGROUND: Most data in the literature report reduced coagulation activities in the first few days of life with respect to adults and the effects of these differences must be considered when diagnosing and treating haemostatic disorders. Management of pediatric population is further complicated by the lack of age-related reference values and by unreliability of hemostatic tests currently used while an accurate interpretation of results are required to reduce the cases of inappropriate investigation...
November 18, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834475/post-partum-headache-not-only-a-spinal-anesthesia-affaire
#12
Matteo Bellamio, Federico Mainardi, Mariagiulia Anglani, Michele Barp, Ferdinando Maggioni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834474/minimum-local-anaesthetic-volumes-for-a-selective-saphenous-nerve-block-a-dose-finding-study
#13
Werner Ten Hoope, Markus W Hollmann, Arthur Atchabahian, Marcel Rigaud, Gino M Kerkhoffs, Philipp Lirk, Holger M Baumann
BACKGROUND: Saphenous nerve block contributes to analgesia after knee and lower leg surgery. However, literature reports a wide range of volumes of local anaesthetic being used for this block. METHODS: A non-randomized controlled trial in a single university hospital in March 2015. Eighteen healthy volunteers (ASA 1 status, aged 27-43 years; male/female ratio 11 vs. 7) were needed to determine the minimum local anaesthetic volume (MLAV) of mepivacaine 2% using the Dixon up-and-down method to achieve a selective ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve block...
November 11, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834473/transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-neonates-and-young-infants-retrospective-analysis-of-a-case-series-tap-blocks-in-neonates-and-young-infants
#14
Pinar Kendigelen, Cigdem Tütüncü, Gulruh Ashyralyyeva, Rahsan Ozcan, Senol Emre, Fatis Altindas, Guner Kaya
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of the TAP block in children has been well characterized in literature. However, there are only few reports about TAP block in the neonates and low birth weight groups. This is a retrospective observational analysis of ultrasound - assisted TAP blocks in neonates and young infants. The aim of this study to analyze retrospectively the analgesic effectiveness of TAP block in neonates and infants undergoing abdominal and inguinal surgeries. METHODS: Thirty-four cases of neonates and infants with (whom) applied TAP block were retrospectively analyzed...
November 11, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827522/veno-venous-ecmo-in-europe-are-we-all-speaking-the-same-language
#15
Federico Pappalardo, Andrea Montisci, Anna Scandroglio, Mirko Belliato, Maximilian Malfertheiner, Mikael Broman, Piero David, Roberto Lorusso, Fabio Taccone, Francesca Broccati, Matteo Di Nardo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827521/ultrasonography-for-neuraxial-blocks-a-review-of-the-evidence
#16
Maria F Elgueta, Silvia Duong, Roderick J Finlayson, De Qh Tran
INTRODUCTION: This narrative review summarizes the evidence derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) pertaining to the use of adjunctive ultrasonography (US) for neuraxial blocks. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The literature search was conducted using the MEDLINE, EMBASE and PUBMED databases. For the MEDLINE and EMBASE searches, the MESH terms "ultrasonography" and key word "ultrasound" were queried; using the operator "and", they were combined with the MESH terms "neuraxial block", "epidural anesthesia", "epidural analgesia", "spinal anesthesia", "spinal analgesia", "intrathecal anesthesia", "intrathecal analgesia", "caudal anesthesia", and "caudal analgesia"...
November 9, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827520/teaching-percutaneous-procedures-in-critical-care-the-effect-of-model-fidelity-on-training-skills-to-perform-in-patient-care
#17
Fausto Ferraro, Francesca Nagar, Alfonso Fiorelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827519/perioperative-management-of-a-patient-with-cold-agglutinin-disease-undergoing-segmental-hepatectomy
#18
Xuezhao Cao, Paul F White, Hong Ma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827518/transfusion-requirements-in-burn-patients-undergoing-primary-wound-excision-effect-of-tranexamic-acid
#19
Ana Domínguez, Estíbaliz Alsina, Luis Landín, Javier F García-Miguel, Cesar Casado, Fernando Gilsanz
BACKGROUND: Early excision of burn wounds is the standard approach for burns, but it is usually associated with the need of allogeneic blood transfusion. Our aim was to determine if intravenous administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) was able to reduce packed red blood cell (pRBC) transfusion requirements in burn patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2 consecutive series of severely burned patients (≥ 20% total body surface are) admitted for primary burn surgery...
November 9, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824242/anaesthetists-and-burnout-syndrome-what-strategies-can-prevent-this-dangerous-combination
#20
Marco Caruselli, Fabrice Michel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
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