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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818054/comparison-of-the-trapezius-and-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-as-predictor-of-good-intubating-conditions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stefan Soltesz, Christian Stark, Karl G Noé, Michael Anapolski, Thomas Mencke
BACKGROUND: Adequate muscle relaxation is important for ensuring optimal conditions for intubation. Although acceleromyography of the adductor pollicis muscle is commonly used to assess conditions for intubation, we hypothesized that acceleromyography of the trapezius is more indicative of optimal intubating conditions. The primary outcome was the difference between both measurement sites with regard to prediction of good or acceptable intubating conditions. METHODS: Neuromuscular blockade after injection of rocuronium 0...
August 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806918/systemic-lps-resulted-in-a-transient-hippocampus-malfunction-but-a-prolonged-corpus-callosum-injury
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Jie Zhang, Aiyuan Li, Zongbin Song
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of systemic lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on function of hippocampus and corpus callosum (CC) in adult rats. METHODS: Adult rats with mature white matter tract were divided into systemic LPS and saline injection groups. Animal were euthanized following 3 daily injections (day 3) and 3-day after cessation of injections (day 6). At both time points, hippocampal long term potentiation (LTP) and CC compound action potentials (CAP) were recorded, beta amyloid precursor protein (β-APP) level in CC tissue was measured by Western blot, and microglia activation was examined by immunostaining and proportional area analysis...
August 14, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800726/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-chronic-pain-following-hysterectomy-among-southern-jiangsu-chinese-women
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Chao Han, Zhijun Ge, Wenjie Jiang, Hailong Zhao, Tieliang Ma
BACKGROUND: Chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) after hysterectomy has been recognized as a major clinical problem in the Western World. Reports on post-hysterectomy pain are relatively scarce in China. The aim of the current study was to prospectively investigate the incidence and the potential risk factors of CPSP at 3 months following hysterectomy in Chinese population. METHODS: We assessed and collected data on preoperative socio-demographic characteristics, preexisting pain, anxiety and depression, sexual satisfaction, intra-operative variables, and acute postoperative pain intensity in a cohort of 870 women undergoing hysterectomy...
August 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800725/a-novel-thermal-compression-device-for-perioperative-warming-a-randomized-trial-for-feasibility-and-efficacy
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Peter Luke Santa Maria, Chloe Santa Maria, Andreas Eisenried, Nathalia Velasquez, Brian Thomas Kannard, Abhinav Ramani, David Mark Kahn, Amanda Jane Wheeler, John Gerhard Brock-Utne
BACKGROUND: Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (IPH) leads to surgical complications and increases length of stay. IPH rates are high with the current standard of care, forced air warming (FAW). Our hypothesis is that a prototype thermal compression device that heats the popliteal fossa and soles of the feet, with lower leg compression, increases perioperative temperatures and reduces IPH compared to the current standard of care. METHODS: Thirty six female breast surgery patients, at a tertiary academic hospital, were randomized to the device or intraoperative FAW (stage I) with a further 18 patients randomized to the device with a single heating area only (stage II, popliteal fossa or sole of the feet)...
August 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800722/randomized-comparison-of-sevoflurane-versus-propofol-remifentanil-on-the-cardioprotective-effects-in-elderly-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Yunlong Zhang, Wendong Lin, Sheliang Shen, Hongfa Wang, Xiaona Feng, Jiehao Sun
BACKGROUND: It is skeptical about cardioprotective property of sevoflurane in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, especially in the elderly patients with coronary heart disease. We hypothesized that long duration of sevoflurane inhalation in noncardiac surgery could ameliorate myocardial damage in such patients. METHODS: This was a randomized, prospective study. One hundred twenty-one elderly patients with coronary heart disease were randomly allocated into two groups...
August 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778151/development-of-an-algorithm-using-clinical-tests-to-avoid-post-operative-residual-neuromuscular-block
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Christoph Unterbuchner, Manfred Blobner, Friedrich Pühringer, Matthias Janda, Sebastian Bischoff, Berthold Bein, Annette Schmidt, Kurt Ulm, Viktor Pithamitsis, Heidrun Fink
BACKGROUND: Quantitative neuromuscular monitoring is the gold standard to detect postoperative residual curarization (PORC). Many anesthesiologists, however, use insensitive, qualitative neuromuscular monitoring or unreliable, clinical tests. Goal of this multicentre, prospective, double-blinded, assessor controlled study was to develop an algorithm of muscle function tests to identify PORC. METHODS: After extubation a blinded anesthetist performed eight clinical tests in 165 patients...
August 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743255/aspirations-to-become-an-anaesthetist-longitudinal-study-of-historical-trends-and-trajectories-of-uk-qualified-doctors-early-career-choices-and-of-factors-that-have-influenced-their-choices
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Beatrice Emmanouil, Michael J Goldacre, Trevor W Lambert
BACKGROUND: It is important to inform medical educators and workforce planners in Anaesthesia about early career choices for the specialty, factors that influence them and to elucidate how recent choices of men and women doctors relate to the overall historical trends in the specialty's popularity. METHODS: We analysed longitudinal data on career choice, based on self-completed questionnaires, from national year-of-qualification cohorts of UK-trained doctors from 1974 to 2012 surveyed one, three and 5 years post-qualification...
July 25, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738837/assessment-of-cerebral-circulation-in-a-porcine-model-of-intravenously-given-e-coli-induced-fulminant-sepsis
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Levente Molnár, Norbert Németh, Mariann Berhés, Endre Hajdú, Lóránd Papp, Ábel Molnár, Judit Szabó, Ádám Deák, Béla Fülesdi
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present work was to assess cerebral hemodynamic changes in a porcine model of E.coli induced fulminant sepsis. METHODS: Nineteen healthy female Hungahib pigs, 10-12 weeks old, randomly assigned into two groups: Control (n = 9) or Septic Group (n = 10). In the Sepsis group Escherichia coli culture suspended in physiological saline was intravenously administrated in a continuously increasing manner according to the following protocol: 2 ml of bacterial culture suspended in physiological saline was injected in the first 30 min, then 4 ml of bacterial culture was administered within 30 min, followed by infusion of 32 ml bacterial culture for 2 h...
July 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738809/surgical-frailty-assessment-a-missed-opportunity
#9
Gilgamesh Eamer, Jennifer A Gibson, Chelsia Gillis, Amy T Hsu, Marian Krawczyk, Emily MacDonald, Reid Whitlock, Rachel G Khadaroo
BACKGROUND: Preoperative frailty predicts adverse postoperative outcomes. Despite the advantages of incorporating frailty assessment into surgical settings, there is limited research on surgical healthcare professionals' use of frailty assessment for perioperative care. METHODS: Healthcare professionals caring for patients enrolled at a Canadian teaching hospital were surveyed to assess their perceptions of frailty, as well as attitudes towards and practices for frail patients...
July 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716040/the-communication-between-patient-relatives-and-physicians-in-intensive-care-units
#10
Faruk Cicekci, Numan Duran, Bunyamin Ayhan, Sule Arican, Omur Ilban, Iskender Kara, Melda Turkoglu, Fatma Yildirim, Ismail Hasirci, Adnan Karaibrahimoglu, Inci Kara
BACKGROUND: Patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are often physically unable to communicate with their physicians. Thus, the sharing of information about the on-going treatment of the patients in ICUs is directly related to the communication attitudes governing a patient's relatives and the physician. This study aims to analyze the attitudes displayed by the relatives of patients and the physician with the purpose of determining the communication between the two parties. METHODS: For data collection, two similar survey forms were created in context of the study; one for the relatives of the patients and one for the ICU physicians...
July 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709415/assessing-anesthesiology-residents-out-of-the-operating-room-ooor-emergent-airway-management
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Lauryn R Rochlen, Michelle Housey, Ian Gannon, Shannon Mitchell, Deborah M Rooney, Alan R Tait, Milo Engoren
BACKGROUND: At many academic institutions, anesthesiology residents are responsible for managing emergent intubations outside of the operating room (OOOR), with complications estimated to be as high as 39%. In order to create an OOOR training curriculum, we evaluated residents' familiarity with the content and correct adherence to the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Difficult Airway Algorithm (ASA DAA). METHODS: Residents completed a pre-simulation multiple-choice survey measuring their understanding and use of the DAA...
July 15, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701185/case-report-perioperative-management-of-caesarean-section-for-a-parturient-with-mitochondrial-myopathy
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Qiang Zheng, Penghui Wei, Jinfeng Zhou, Haipeng Zhou, Fucheng Ji, Wenxi Tang, Jianjun Li
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial myopathies represent a group of disorders caused by mitochondrial defects that disrupt energy production. Most patients have issues from infancy to early childhood. Pregnancy in women with mitochondrial myopathy is uncommon and the management for these parturients is full of challenges. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old woman with mitochondrial myopathy was scheduled for caesarean section under a combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia and multi-model analgesia...
July 12, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701156/the-current-level-of-shared-decision-making-in-anesthesiology-an-exploratory-study
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F E Stubenrouch, E M K Mus, J W Lut, E M Hesselink, D T Ubbink
BACKGROUND: Shared decision-making (SDM) seeks to involve both patients and clinicians in decision-making about possible health management strategies, using patients' preferences and best available evidence. SDM seems readily applicable in anesthesiology. We aimed to determine the current level of SDM among preoperative patients and anesthesiology clinicians. METHODS: We invited 115 consecutive preoperative patients, visiting the pre-assessment outpatient clinic of the department of Anesthesiology at the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam...
July 12, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697736/end-of-life-perceptions-among-physicians-in-intensive-care-units-managed-by-anesthesiologists-in-germany-a-survey-about-structure-current-implementation-and-deficits
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Manfred Weiss, Andrej Michalsen, Anke Toenjes, Franz Porzsolt, Thomas Bein, Marc Theisen, Alexander Brinkmann, Heinrich Groesdonk, Christian Putensen, Friedhelm Bach, Dietrich Henzler
BACKGROUND: Structural aspects and current practice about end-of-life (EOL) decisions in German intensive care units (ICUs) managed by anesthesiologists are unknown. A survey among intensive care anesthesiologists has been conducted to explore current practice, barriers and opinions on EOL decisions in ICU. METHODS: In November 2015, all members of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) and the Association of German Anesthesiologists (BDA) were asked to participate in an online survey to rate the presence or absence and the importance of 50 items...
July 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693439/combatting-pain-after-orthopedic-trauma-surgery-perioperative-oral-extended-release-tapentadol-vs-extended-release-oxycodone-naloxone
#15
Gertrud Haeseler, Dirk Schaefers, Natalie Prison, Jörg Ahrens, Xiaofei Liu, Annika Karch
BACKGROUND: High post-operative pain scores after "minor" orthopedic/trauma surgery are in part attributed to inadequate prescription of opioid analgesics. Novel concepts aiming to achieve sufficient analgesia while minimizing opioid-related side effects by avoiding fluctuating plasma levels are based on perioperative oral administration of extended-release opioids beginning with the first dose pre-operatively. This is the first study to evaluate analgesic efficacy and side effect rates of extended-release tapentadol compared to oxycodone/naloxone following orthopedic/trauma surgery...
July 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693425/cyclic-pao2-oscillations-assessed-in-the-renal-microcirculation-correlation-with-tidal-volume-in-a-porcine-model-of-lung-lavage
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Rainer Thomas, Christian Möllmann, Alexander Ziebart, Tanghua Liu, Matthias David, Erik K Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Oscillations of the arterial partial pressure of oxygen induced by varying shunt fractions occur during cyclic alveolar recruitment within the injured lung. Recently, these were proposed as a pathomechanism that may be relevant for remote organ injury following acute respiratory distress syndrome. This study examines the transmission of oxygen oscillations to the renal tissue and their tidal volume dependency. METHODS: Lung injury was induced by repetitive bronchoalveolar lavage in eight anaesthetized pigs...
July 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683723/case-report-anaesthetic-management-of-radical-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-associated-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
#17
Lei Ding, Hongyu Tan, Ziyu Li, Jiafu Ji, Xuejun Song
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a rare neurological disorder that is caused by the production of antibodies against NMDARs. As many anaesthetic drugs interact with NMDARs and may worsen the disease and because the disease poses risks, such as cardiovascular events, hyperthermia and respiratory insufficiency, while under anaesthesia, administering anaesthesia to patients with this disorder is clinically challenging. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man with gastric cancer associated with anti-NMDAR encephalitis who was diagnosed 8 months prior was admitted to Peking University Cancer Hospital for tumour resection...
July 6, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679359/bilateral-thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-immediate-postoperative-pain-relief-in-the-pacu-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
Fei Liu, HuanKai Zhang, Yunxia Zuo
BACKGROUND: To investigate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of bilateral thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) for pain relief in participants after laparotomy. METHODS: A single shot of bilateral TPVB with 25 ml of 0.2% ropivacaine and 5 mg dexamethasone in combination for both sides at the 8th thoracic transverse level (T8) was performed on 201 participants who complained moderate to severe pain on arrival to PACU after laparotomy...
July 5, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659127/general-vs-neuraxial-anaesthesia-in-hip-fracture-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Julia Van Waesberghe, Ana Stevanovic, Rolf Rossaint, Mark Coburn
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a trauma of the elderly. The worldwide number of patients in need of surgery after hip fracture will increase in the coming years. The 30-day mortality ranges between 4 and 14%. Patients' outcome may be improved by anaesthesia technique (general vs. neuraxial anaesthesia). There is a dearth of evidence from randomised studies regarding to the optimal anaesthesia technique. However, several large non-randomised studies addressing this question have been published from the onset of 2010...
June 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659122/effects-of-combined-spinal-epidural-labor-analgesia-on-episiotomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Dandan Zhou, Hui Gong, Shan He, Wei Gao, Qiang Wang
BACKGROUND: According to some published studies, neuraxial analgesia may be associated with prolonged labor and an increased risk for instrumental vaginal delivery. However, its effects on episiotomy are unknown. This study aimed to examine the incidence of episiotomy with and without combined spinal-epidural analgesia (CSEA) during labor. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study, in which the computerized medical records of nulliparous women with singleton, cephalic and live births were reviewed and women with and without CSEA were matched based on their propensity scores...
June 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
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