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Journal of Clinical Anesthesia

Sivesh K Kamarajah, Mustafa Sowida, Christina Reihill
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October 4, 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Patrick K Birmingham, Santhanam Suresh
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November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Iman Khalil, Saad E Itani, Zeina Naja, Ahmad Salah Naja, Fouad M Ziade, Jean-Marc Ayoubi, Mariam A El-Rajab, Zoher M Naja
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Compare the effectiveness of nerve stimulator-guided pudendal nerve block (PNB) vs general anesthesia (GA) for anterior and posterior (AP) colporrhaphy in terms of pain relief and analgesic consumption within 24 and 48 hours postoperatively. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. PATIENTS: Fifty-seven patients whose ages ranged between 20 and 53 years scheduled to undergo AP colporrhaphy due to the presence of cystorectocele...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Kamal Maheshwari, Kenneth C Cummings, Ehab Farag, Natalya Makarova, Alparslan Turan, Andrea Kurz
BACKGROUND: Recent health care policy changes promote objective measurements of patient satisfaction with care provided during hospitalization. Acute postsurgical pain is a significant medical problem and strongly impacts patient experience and patient satisfaction. Multimodal analgesic pathways are used for acute pain management, but opioid medications remain a mainstay of treatment. Opioid use is increasing in the outpatient setting, but opioid use trends in the inpatient postsurgical setting are not well known...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Thomas E Schulte, Ellen K Roberts, Kristina Birch, Steven J Lisco
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the workflow interruptions on an anesthesiology clinical director (CD). By assessing the interruptions on the CD, we hypothesize that these frequent interruptions would prohibit the CD from medical direction of residents or certified nurse anesthetists in operating rooms. DESIGN: Cellular phone data were obtained from Verizon Wireless statements over 10 months, August 2012 through May 2013. These data were from a single cellular phone carried by the anesthesia CD and subsequent overnight anesthesiologist 24 hours a day...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Man-Ling Wang, Ching-Tao Chang, Hsing-Hao Huang, Yu-Chang Yeh, Tzong-Shiun Lee, Kuan-Yu Hung
IMPORTANCE: We report a patient with a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction to a chlorhexidine-coated central venous catheter, confirmed with a high serum level of chlorhexidine-specific IgE. To our knowledge, this is the first case successfully resuscitated using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Great caution is required when using chlorhexidine and chlorhexidine-impregnated catheters, given that its widespread use has the potential to sensitize certain patients and may result in life-threatening anaphylaxis on subsequent exposure...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Ozlem Ozkalayci, Coskun Araz, Sevi Burcak Cehreli, Resmiye Ebru Tirali, Zeynep Kayhan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to investigate the effects of listening to music or providing sound isolation on the depth of sedation and need for sedatives in pediatric dental patients. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, and controlled study. SETTING: Tertiary, university hospital. PATIENTS: In total, 180 pediatric patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II, who were scheduled for dental procedures of tooth extraction, filling, amputation, and root treatment...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Kaicheng Song, Jie Yi, Wei Liu, Shuang Huang, Yuguang Huang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We sought to validate ultrasound against other established methods of confirming laryngeal mask airway (LMA) placement. DESIGN: An observational study. SETTING: A university teaching hospital, operating department. PATIENTS: Fifty-eight patients undergoing general anesthesia using an LMA Supreme supraglottic airway device. INTERVENTIONS: The position of the LMA was assessed by ultrasound in 3 planes: the pharynx, the larynx, and along the cranial-caudal axis in the midline...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Thomas T Klumpner, Elizabeth M S Lange, Heena S Ahmed, Paul C Fitzgerald, Cynthia A Wong, Paloma Toledo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Programmed intermittent bolus injection of epidural anesthetic solution results in decreased anesthetic consumption and better patient satisfaction compared with continuous infusion, presumably by better spread of the anesthetic solution in the epidural space. It is not known whether the delivery speed of the bolus injection influences analgesia outcomes. The objective of this in vitro study was to determine the pressure generated by a programmed intermittent bolus pump at 4 infusion delivery speeds through open-ended, single-orifice and closed-end, multiorifice epidural catheters...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Amy E Vinson, David Zurakowski, Gail I Randel, Kathy D Schlecht
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of anesthesiology department wellness programs is unknown. A database of wellness programs is needed as a resource for departments attempting to respond to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Anesthesiology Milestones Project. The purpose of this study was to survey academic anesthesiology chairs on wellness issues, characterize initiatives, and establish wellness contacts for a Wellness Initiative Database (WID). DESIGN: An Internet-based survey instrument was distributed to academic anesthesiology department chairs in the United States...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Carolyn F Weiniger, Pervez Sultan, Ashley Dunn, Brendan Carvalho
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Neuraxial blockade may increase external cephalic version (ECV) success rates. This survey aimed to assess the frequency and characteristics of neuraxial blockade used to facilitate ECV. SETTING AND DESIGN: We surveyed Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology members regarding ECV practice using a 15-item survey developed by 3 obstetric anesthesiologists and tested for face validity. The survey was e-mailed in January 2015 and again in February 2015 to the 1056 Society of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Perinatology members...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Ayse Belin Ozer, Umit Karatepe, Aysun Yildiz Altun, Esef Bolat
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November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Soon Eu Chong, Rhendra Hardy Mohammad Zaini, Ikhwan Wan Mohd Rubi, Jo Anne Lim
Mask ventilation is one of the most important skills in airway management. Difficulty in mask ventilation can become life threatening if it is associated with difficulty in intubation during general anesthesia. We report a potential impossible ventilation condition which was safely and easily overcome with appropriate innovative modification of an Opsite adhesive film.
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Ron O Abrons, Ryan A Vansickle, Jean-Pierre P Ouanes
Nasotracheal intubation can be both challenging and traumatic, especially in cases of atypical anatomy. We present a series of 3 such cases in which an endotracheal tube introducer (bougie) was used to facilitate successful, atraumatic, nasotracheal intubation via Seldinger technique. The technique described can guide a nasotracheal tube through narrow nasal passages, small pharyngeal spaces, and past acute laryngeal approach angles, all without transoral manipulation of the tube. The technique is easy to perform, uses a routine skill set, and can be advantageous in numerous clinical scenarios...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Samantha R Warnakulasuriya, Simon J Davies, R Jonathan T Wilson, David R A Yates
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate if there is equivalence in volumes of fluid administered when intravenous fluid therapy is guided by Pleth Variability Index (PVI) compared to the established technology of esophageal Doppler in low-risk patients undergoing major colorectal surgery. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Operating room. PATIENTS: Forty low-risk patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Adriana D Oprea, Christopher J Noto, Thomas M Halaszynski
As a result of the aging US population and the subsequent increase in the prevalence of coronary disease and atrial fibrillation, therapeutic use of anticoagulants has increased. Perioperative and periprocedural management of anticoagulated patients has become routine for anesthesiologists, who frequently mediate communication between the prescribing physician and the surgeon and assess the risks of both thromboembolic complications and hemorrhage. Data from randomized clinical trials on perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy are lacking...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Dilek Kutanis, Engin Erturk, Ahmet Besir, Yucel Demirci, Selcuk Kayir, Ali Akdogan, Birgul Vanizor Kural, Zumrut Bahat, Emine Canyilmaz, Hanife Kara
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of dexmedetomidine on oxidative injury caused by ionizing radiation. DESIGN: Randomized controlled experimental study. SETTING: Department of radiation oncology and research laboratory of an academic hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Twenty-eight rats were randomized to 4 groups (n=7 per group). Group S rats were administered physiologic serum; group SR rats were administered physiologic serum and 10 Gy external ionizing radiation...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Chukwudi O Chiaghana, Caleb A Awoniyi
Hemidiaphragmatic paralysis is the most common adverse effect associated with interscalene block. In most cases, it resolves with the resolution of nerve blockade with only an estimated incidence of 0.048% persisting for longer duration. Occasionally, interscalene block is also associated with recurrent laryngeal nerve block and seldom with cranial nerve paresis. We present a case of delayed onset and prolonged hemidiaphragmatic paralysis that was associated with 3 cranial nerve deficits after interscalene nerve block for shoulder surgery performed under general anesthesia in the beach chair position...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Joana GuimarĂ£es, Daniela Pinho, Catarina S Nunes, Carla S Cavaleiro, Humberto S Machado
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Pathophysiological changes after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass may increase the risk of pulmonary complications in morbidly obese patients. The purpose of the study was to assess the impact of immediate postextubation use of Boussignac continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on arterial oxygenation in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The hypothesis is that the use of CPAP may improve oxygenation in the postoperative period when compared to Venturi mask...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Eric M Wise, Ricky Harika, Fatima Zahir
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare, catastrophic emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Despite early recognition and supportive therapy, the morbidity and mortality remain high. We report a case of AFE after vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery resulting in hemodynamic collapse and subsequent multiorgan failure. Management included mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and continuous veno-venous hemodialysis. The patient was able to make a full recovery with minimal sequelae...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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