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Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120927/improve-postoperative-sleep-what-can-we-do
#1
Xian Su, Dong-Xin Wang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We reviewed evidences regarding occurrence, risk factors, harmful effects, prevention, and management of sleep disturbances in patients after surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Normal sleep is important to maintain physical and mental health. Sleep disturbances frequently occur in patients after surgery. Factors associated with the development of postoperative sleep disturbances include old age, preoperative comorbidity, type of anesthesia, severity of surgical trauma, postoperative pain, environment stress, as well as other factors leading to discomfort of patients...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120928/oncologic-considerations-in-the-elderly
#2
Mohamed K Kamel, Jeffrey L Port
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Elderly patients presenting with thoracic malignancies tend to be largely undertreated because of a presumption that this group will incur a high treatment-associated morbidity and mortality. The current review highlights the current practice and recent updates in the surgical management of thoracic malignancies, mainly lung cancer, in the elderly population. RECENT FINDINGS: Lung resections appears to be relatively safe in the elderly patients presenting with lung cancer...
November 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120933/an-overview-of-perioperative-considerations-in-elderly-patients-for-thoracic-surgery-demographics-risk-benefit-and-resource-planning
#3
Maria Castillo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing numbers of geriatric patients will present for thoracic surgery as the population ages. The changes in physiologic reserve as well as the increase in comorbid conditions among this population must be considered in order to optimize patient care in the perioperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: For elderly patients with cancer, the risk-benefit relationship for thoracic surgery remains favorable. Consideration of comorbidities, especially chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure, is important in the setting of surgical treatment, as they have implications for perioperative care as well as postoperative morbidity and mortality...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120932/an-update-on-preoperative-assessment-and-preparation-of-surgical-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#4
Poorna Madhusudan, Jean Wong, Arun Prasad, Elena Sadeghian, Frances F Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is a high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the surgical population, however, a significant proportion of patients are undiagnosed. The Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) has issued recent guidelines for preoperative assessment and preparation of patients with known or suspected OSA. The purpose of this review is to highlight key points in the new guidelines and explore the possibilities of different strategies in optimizing patients with OSA preoperatively...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120931/perioperative-neurocognition-in-elderly-patients
#5
Huiqun Fu, Long Fan, Tianlong Wang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The extrinsic risk factors for postoperative cognitive disturbance have been a source of concern during the perioperative period, and these risk factors remain the subject of controversy. This review of recent studies focuses on the effect of these factors on postoperative cognitive disturbance during the perioperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: Impairment of cerebral autoregulation may predispose patients to intraoperative cerebral malperfusion, which may subsequently induce postoperative cognitive disturbance...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120930/enhanced-recovery-for-thoracic-surgery-in-the-elderly
#6
Stephen J Shepherd, Andrew A Klein, Guillermo Martinez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Both surgical workload and the age of those patients being considered for radial pulmonary resection are increasing. Enhanced recovery programmes are now well established in most surgical disciplines and are increasingly reported in thoracic procedures. This review will discuss the relevant principles of these programmes as applied to an increasing elderly population. RECENT FINDINGS: Elderly patients undergoing less radial surgical resections without lymphadenectomy have comparable outcomes to those undergoing classical curative treatment...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120929/risk-factors-for-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-and-failure-to-rescue-a-review
#7
Kapil Gupta, Arun Prasad, Mahesh Nagappa, Jean Wong, Lusine Abrahamyan, Frances Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The primary objective of this review is to identify the risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) in the postoperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: In the postoperative period, OIRD has often been reported resulting in morbidity and mortality. The risk factors which predispose surgical patients to increased risk of OIRD are not clearly defined. A literature search was performed for adult surgical patients who were prescribed opioids during their hospital stay and any available reports on postoperative respiratory depression/respiratory events...
November 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968283/role-of-in-situ-simulation-for-training-in-healthcare-opportunities-and-challenges
#8
Viji Kurup, Veronica Matei, Jessica Ray
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Simulation has now been acknowledged as an important part of training in healthcare, and most academic hospitals have a dedicated simulation center. In-situ simulation occurs in patient care units with scenarios involving healthcare professionals in their actual working environment. The purpose of this review is to describe the process of putting together the components of in-situ simulation for training programs and to review outcomes studied, and challenges with this approach...
September 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938303/optimizing-education-in-difficult-airway-management-meeting-the-challenge
#9
Sheila N Myatra, Rupali S Kalkundre, Jigeeshu V Divatia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The last 2 decades have seen a vast change in the science and technology of airway management. As a result, there is an increasing need to equip anesthesiologists with the new knowledge and skills for the safe management of a difficult airway. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to knowledge and expertise, human factors and nontechnical skills (NTS), including situational awareness, communication and team work, play an important role during difficult airway management and contribute to the outcome...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938302/anesthesia-information-management-clinical-decision-support
#10
Robert E Freundlich, Jesse M Ehrenfeld
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Perioperative informatics tools continue to be developed at a rapid pace and offer clinicians the potential to greatly enhance clinical decision making. The goal of this review is to bring the reader updates on perioperative information management and discuss future research directions in the field. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical decision support tools become more timely, accurate, and, in some instances, have been shown to improve patient outcomes...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938300/enhancing-the-quality-and-safety-of-the-perioperative-patient
#11
Sven Staender, Andrew Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Many possible hazards bedevil the perioperative patient. This review focuses on a number of aspects of perioperative management where the patient's quality and safety can be enhanced. RECENT FINDINGS: Our understanding of the relationship between preoperative preparation and postoperative outcomes has improved. There have also been recent developments in our understanding of how to construct useful cognitive aids and make the best use of checklists by understanding the cultural environment supporting their use...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095207/recent-advances-in-perioperative-glucose-monitoring
#12
Merrick E Miles, Mark J Rice
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is ongoing controversy surrounding the use of glucose monitoring in the perioperative setting. It is an important aspect of patient care, but the best way to go about monitoring this parameter is still up for debate. This article will review previously established data and new developments in this field. RECENT FINDINGS: Several different methods exist to measure blood glucose levels in the perioperative setting, including central laboratory devices, blood gas analyzers, and point-of-care devices...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016368/perioperative-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-ambulatory-anesthesia-thinking-beyond-nerve-blocks
#13
Ranjit Deshpande, Davinder Ramsingh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ultrasound has become readily available in the perioperative area. In this review, we aim to bring forth some uses of ultrasound beyond that in regional anesthesia. RECENT FINDINGS: Critical care and emergency physicians have embraced ultrasound in their respective fields. We as anesthesiologists and practitioners of acute care medicine are not immune to this penetration. There is been a lot of recent literature on the various uses of perioperative point of care ultrasound...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984638/the-future-of-nonoperating-room-anesthesia-in-the-21st-century-emphasis-on-quality-and-safety
#14
Steven D Boggs, Sheila R Barnett, Richard D Urman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nonoperating room anesthesia (NORA) has grown from an insignificant percentage of total anesthesia cases into a major percentage of anesthesia workload over the past 30 years. This trend evidences no signs of abating. RECENT FINDINGS: With the rapid development of novel interventional techniques in cardiology, radiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine and other areas, the core responsibilities of the anesthesia provider will no longer be confined to delivering care in traditional operating rooms...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968284/nonoperating-room-anesthesia-distancing-from-invasive-surgery-embracing-the-era-of-interventional-medicine
#15
Susan Dabu-Bondoc
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968282/recent-advances-of-simulation-in-obstetric-anesthesia
#16
Leslie A Schornack, Curtis L Baysinger, May C M Pian-Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Simulation training in obstetric anesthesia has become widespread in recent years. Simulations are used to train staff and trainees, assess and improve team performance, and evaluate the work environment. This review summarizes current research in these categories. RECENT FINDINGS: Simulation to improve individual technical skills has focused on induction of general anesthesia for emergent cesarean delivery, an infrequently encountered scenario by anesthesia trainees...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957879/perioperative-management-of-cardiac-rhythm-assist-devices-in-ambulatory-surgery-and-nonoperating-room-anesthesia
#17
Lovkesh Arora, Chakradhari Inampudi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) frequently undergo various surgical procedures and in the past perioperative management involved only placing magnet over the device. New programming features, development of implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy, and increasing complexity of the operating room equipment have led to new sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI). A comprehensive understanding of the CIED is necessary to provide a timely and optimal care to the patients...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957878/difficult-airway-management-and-training-simulation-communication-and-feedback
#18
Bastian Grande, Michaela Kolbe, Peter Biro
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Successful and sustainable training and learning of the management of difficult and normal airway is essential for all clinically active anesthesiologists. We emphasize the importance of a continuously updated learning and training environment based on actual knowledge, best available equipment, standardized procedures, and educational theory. RECENT FINDINGS: In the past, most of the training were based on 'learning by doing' under the supervision of superiors or experienced colleagues...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957877/heart-rate-variability-implications-for-perioperative-anesthesia-care
#19
Thomas Anthony Anderson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of the balance between both the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system and may provide useful information for anesthesia care providers. HRV may offer predictive information about critically ill and operative patients. Further, HRV collection provides real-time information of patient autonomic nervous system status and may allow tailoring of the analgesia for patients in the ICU and operating room. RECENT FINDINGS: Reduced and abnormal resting HRV predict sudden and nonsudden cardiac death...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938304/are-we-practicing-anesthesia-in-a-current-manner
#20
Merrick E Miles, Yandong Jiang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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