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Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915133/complications-and-unplanned-admissions-in-nonoperating-room-procedures
#1
Kate Leslie, Benjamin Kave
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review complications and unplanned hospital admissions in patients presenting for ambulatory procedures requiring anesthesia care in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites. RECENT FINDINGS: The range of ambulatory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures being undertaken in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites is expanding rapidly. Recent observational studies in gastrointestinal endoscopy confirm low incidences of complications and unplanned admissions...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915132/clinical-update-regarding-general-anesthesia-associated-neurotoxicity-in-infants-and-children
#2
M Ruth Graham
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a warning stating that 'repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect the development of children's brains' (www.fda.gov/ucm582356.htm). The goal of this article is to review the most recent clinical studies which provide evidence that these concerns may be overstated for the majority of healthy young children who require surgery and anesthesia...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817401/challenges-in-the-anesthetic-management-of-ambulatory-patients-in-the-mri-suites
#3
Jasper Deen, Yzabel Vandevivere, Peter Van de Putte
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: MRI is becoming an indispensable diagnostic tool. The need for prolonged motion-free periods has substantially increased the need for deep sedation or anesthesia in a challenging environment. This review summarises recent literature with respect to pharmacological sedative strategies, nonpharmacological alternative approaches, airway management and safety issues in the ambulatory setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Most literature researches the pediatric patient population...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786855/the-european-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-therapy-and-the-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-joint-committee-practice-advisory-on-controversial-topics-in-pediatric-regional-anesthesia-i-and-ii-what-do-they-tell-us
#4
Per-Arne Lönnqvist, Claude Ecoffey, Adrian Bosenberg, Santhanam Suresh, Giorgio Ivani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the two recent sets of European and American Societies of Regional Anesthesia (ESRA-ASRA) Practice Advisory Guidelines for the performance of pediatric regional anesthesia (PRA). RECENT FINDINGS: Owing to the still ongoing debate regarding crucial issues concerning the effective and safe conduct of PRA and because of the lack of any generally accepted guidelines regarding PRA the (ESRA-ASRA) have addressed these in two topical publications...
August 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742536/neuroanesthesiology-the-ineludible-path-toward-super-specialty
#5
Federico Bilotta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731876/neuraxial-drug-delivery-for-the-management-of-cancer-pain-cost-updates-and-society-guidelines
#6
Collin F M Clarke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present study discusses the utilization of neuraxial drug delivery (NDD) for the management of cancer pain, based on recent trials, reviews, and guidelines with a focus on cost analysis. RECENT FINDINGS: Almost all recent publications suggest that more stringent research is needed to improve evidence on NDD, particularly as conflicting reports exist regarding cost effectiveness of drug delivery systems. The combination of local anesthetics and opioids, with or without clonidine, continues to be reported as beneficial with the utilization of patient controlled systems providing an advantage over continuous ones...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719456/warning-criteria-for-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring
#7
Quanmeng Liu, Qinzhou Wang, Hongen Liu, William K K Wu, Matthew T V Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intraoperative changes in somatosensory (SEP) and motor evoked potentials (MEPs) may indicate potential injury to the spinal cord and will require timely intervention to prevent permanent damage. This review focuses on the validity of currently recommended warning criteria for intraoperative evoked potential monitoring. RECENT FINDINGS: Current guideline recommends a decrease in SEP amplitude by 50% and MEP amplitude by 50-100% as warning signals for injury to the ascending sensory and descending motor pathway, respectively...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696947/regional-blocks-carried-out-during-general-anesthesia-or-deep-sedation-myths-and-facts
#8
Peter Marhofer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More patients will accept regional blocks if these are performed during sedation or general anesthesia. This review discusses regional anesthesia in sedated or anesthetized patients. RECENT FINDINGS: As complications of regional blocks are rare, regional anesthesia can be considered aswell-tolerated. Awake patients will notice only a minority of needle-to-nerve contacts, that renders the notion of a 'live monitor' obsolete. Using high-resolution ultrasound, the needle can be advanced to an extraepineural position for injection, thus strictly avoiding needle-to-nerve contact or intraepineural injection of local anesthetic...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696946/optimal-treatment-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-an-update
#9
Janus Patel, Ian Osburn, Anne Wanaselja, Ryan Nobles
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our review of current literature within the past 12-24 months for the treatment of lumbar spinals stenosis (LSS) serves to update providers on recent advances and comparisons regarding therapy spanning lifestyle modification, pharmacologic therapy, minimally invasive interventions, and surgical interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Current literature supporting the inclusion of physical therapy and gabapentin/pregabalin within an initial treatment regimen have been positive...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682828/criteria-for-intensive-care-admission-and-monitoring-after-elective-craniotomy
#10
Rafael Badenes, Lara Prisco, Armando Maruenda, Fabio S Taccone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article revises the recent evidence on ICU admission criteria and postoperative neuromonitoring for patients undergoing elective craniotomy. RECENT FINDINGS: Only a small proportion of elective postoperative neurosurgical patients require specific medical interventions and invasive monitoring. Among these, patients undergoing elective craniotomy are frequently admitted to neuro-ICU, specialist postanaesthesia care units or intermediate-level care unit in the postoperative period...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682827/anesthesia-for-minimally-invasive-neurosurgery
#11
Hemanshu Prabhakar, Charu Mahajan, Indu Kapoor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With an ultimate aim of improving patients overall outcome and satisfaction, minimally invasive surgical approach is becoming more of a norm. The related anesthetic evidence has not expanded at the same rate as surgical and technological advancement. This article reviews the recent evidence on anesthesia and perioperative concerns for patients undergoing minimally invasive neurosurgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Minimally invasive cranial and spinal surgeries have been made possible only by vast technological development...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872472/editorial-introductions
#12
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731875/management-of-complex-spine-surgery
#13
Massimo Lamperti, Boris Tufegdzic, Rafi Avitsian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The main objective of this article is to present the updated data regarding the perioperative management of patients undergoing major spine surgery in an era where the surgical techniques are changing and there is a high demand for these surgeries in older and high-risk patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Preoperative assessment and stabilization is now more structured protocol and it is based on a multidisciplinary approach to the patient. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs and the Perioperative Surgical Home on major spine surgery are not yet fully evidence based but it seems that the use of a perioperative optimization of patients and use of a drugs' bundle is more effective than using single drugs or interventions on the postoperative pain reduction and faster recovery from surgery...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723732/role-of-anesthesia-in-endovascular-stroke-therapy
#14
Arthur Wang, Apolonia E Abramowicz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent randomized clinical trials have demonstrated strong efficacy of endovascular therapy (EVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from large vessel occlusions; in the USA alone, tens of thousands of patients annually may benefit. The impact of the type of anesthesia used during mechanical thrombectomy on patient outcomes remains controversial. This review discusses the current literature on the effects of anesthesia type on patient outcome following endovascular stroke therapy...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719459/coagulation-management-in-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedures
#15
Chiara Robba, Rita Bertuetti, Frank Rasulo, Alessando Bertuccio, Basil Matta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of coagulation in neurosurgical procedures is challenging. In this contest, it is imperative to avoid further intracranial bleeding. Perioperative bleeding can be associated with a number of factors, including anticoagulant drugs and coagulation status but is also linked to the characteristic and the site of the intracranial disorder. The aim of this review will be to focus primarily on the new evidence regarding the management of coagulation in patients undergoing craniotomy for neurosurgical procedures...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719458/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-an-update-and-critical-overview
#16
Changshik Yin, Thomas E Buchheit, Jongbae J Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acupuncture is now recommended for several chronic pain conditions. Despite supportive evidence of its effectiveness, this ancient approach is often misunderstood, and may still be underused in mainstream practice. A critical review on its effectiveness and practice integration, and mechanisms of action is essential to the medical community that is continuing to seek nonopioid therapies for chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Mounting evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat chronic low back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain, as well as headaches...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719457/regional-anesthesia-in-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#17
Werner Ten Hoope, Marjolein Looije, Philipp Lirk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize recent relevant literature regarding regional anesthesia in the diabetic neuropathic patient and formulate recommendations for clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Diabetic neuropathic nerves, but not nerves of diabetic patients per se, exhibit complex functional changes. As a result, they seem more sensitive to local anesthetics, and are more difficult to stimulate. When catheters are used postoperatively, diabetes is an independent risk factor for infection...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708675/the-courage-to-fail
#18
Stephan C Kettner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708674/chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-a-review-of-recent-findings
#19
Peggy Y Kim, Carrie E Johnson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common, frequently chronic condition characterized by pain and decreased function. Given the growing number of cancer survivors and an increasing recognition of opioid therapy limitations, there is a need for critical analysis of the literature in directing an informed and thoughtful approach for the management of painful CIPN. RECENT FINDINGS: A PubMed search for 'chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy AND pain' identifies 259 publications between 1 January 2016 and 31 March 2017...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700369/pulsed-radiofrequency-in-chronic-pain
#20
Thibaut Vanneste, Astrid Van Lantschoot, Koen Van Boxem, Jan Van Zundert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increasing number of publications on pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of chronic pain reflects the interest for this technique. We summarize the literature for PRF in five indications: radicular pain, trigeminal neuralgia (TN), occipital neuralgia, shoulder and knee pain. RECENT FINDINGS: The efficacy and safety of PRF adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion was documented on cervical and on lumbar level.PRF has been used for the treatment of TN...
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