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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367297/the-yellow-discoloration-of-desflurane
#1
Dong Joon Kim, Ki Tae Jung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367296/famotidine-induced-reversal-of-meperidine-related-serotonin-syndrome-a-case-report
#2
Soohyun Joe, Eunju Kim, Junyi Park, Dongwon Lee, Jongchul Son, Hyun Kim
Serotonin syndrome is an unexpected fatal adverse event related to serotonergic medication. This case report is the first report describing the possible treatment effect of famotidine on serotonin syndrome. Furthermore, this is the first case report of serotonin syndrome induced by meperidine alone in a patient with no previous history suggesting a susceptibility to serotonin syndrome. A 70-year-old male with no recent history of serotonergic drug use presented with severe serotonin syndrome following ureteroscopy, possibly due to postoperative meperidine administration...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367295/development-of-pulmonary-air-leak-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-without-mechanical-ventilation-a-case-report
#3
Eun Mi Kim, Ji Yeon Kim
A 34-year-old woman at 25 weeks 3 days was diagnosed with preterm labor and underwent an emergency cesarean section. The neonate did not cry or show any activity. The heart rate was 80 beats/min and the oxygen saturation on pulse oximetry (SpO2) was 77%. Immediately, positive pressure ventilation was delivered by T piece resuscitator, and then anesthesiologist performed endotracheal intubation. The neonate demonstrated severe cyanosis and the SpO2 dropped to 30%. Ventilation was not successful even after intubation, and we found neck crepitus, chest wall distension, and severe cyanosis on physical examination...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367294/decrease-in-spectral-entropy-by-low-tidal-volume-ventilation-associated-severe-hypercapnia-a-case-report
#4
Junggun Ann, Sung Mee Jung, Sang-Jin Park
Severe hypercapnia can be predicted by a decrease in cerebral electrical activity. The authors describe a sudden decrease in spectral entropy due to severe hypercapnia-induced respiratory acidosis in a patient with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease during lung resection. After two and a half hours of low tidal volume ventilation in the lateral position, the state entropy suddenly dropped from 45 to 7, without any changes in the effect-site concentration of propofol, end-tidal carbon dioxide (CO2) tension, oxygen saturation, or arterial pressure...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367293/thoracic-interfascial-nerve-block-for-breast-surgery-in-a-pregnant-woman-a-case-report
#5
Boohwi Hong, Seok-Hwa Yoon, Ann Misun Youn, Bum June Kim, Seunghyun Song, Yeomyung Yoon
Regional anesthesia for non-obstetric surgery in parturients is a method to decrease patient and fetal risk during general anesthesia. Thoracic interfascial nerve block can be used as an analgesic technique for surgical procedures of the thorax. The Pecs II block is an interfascial block that targets not only the medial and lateral pectoral nerves, but also the lateral cutaneous branch of the intercostal nerve. Pecto-intercostal fascial block (PIFB) targets the anterior cutaneous branch of the intercostal nerve...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367292/reversal-with-sugammadex-for-rocuronium-induced-deep-neuromuscular-block-after-pretreatment-of-magnesium-sulfate-in-rabbits
#6
Woon Seok Kang, Kyo Sang Kim, Shin Mi Song
BACKGROUND: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has been used in the treatment of pre-eclampsia, hypertension and arrhythmia. Magnesium enhances the neuromuscular block of rocuronium. This study has been conducted to evaluate the reversal efficacy of sugammadex from deep rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block (NMB) during consistent pretreatment of MgSO4 in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-eight rabbits were randomly assigned to four groups, a control group or study groups (50% MgSO4 150-200 mg/kg and 25 mg/kg/h IV), and received rocuronium 0...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367291/learning-curves-for-three-specific-procedures-by-anesthesiology-residents-using-the-learning-curve-cumulative-sum-lc-cusum-test
#7
Gregoire Weil, Cyrus Motamed, David J Biau, Marie Laurence Guye
BACKGROUND: The learning curve cumulative sum (LC-CUSUM) test is an innovative tool that allows quantitative monitoring of individual medical performance during the learning process by determining when a predefined acceptable level of performance is reached. This study used the LC-CUSUM test to monitor the learning process and failure rate of anesthesia residents training for specific subspecialty anesthesia procedures. METHODS: The study included 490 tracheal punctures (TP) for jet ventilation, 340 thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) procedures, and 246 fiberoptic nasal intubations (FONI) performed by 18 residents during their single 6-month rotation...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367290/analysis-of-medical-disputes-regarding-chronic-pain-management-in-the-2009-2016-period-using-the-korean-society-of-anesthesiologists-database
#8
Jin Young Lee, Duk Kyung Kim, Da Woon Jung, Jae Young Yang, Dae Yoon Kim
BACKGROUND: The active involvement of anesthesiologists in chronic pain management has been associated with an increase in the number of related medical dispute cases. METHODS: Using the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists Legislation Committee database covering case files from July 2009 to June 2016, we explored injuries and liability characteristics in a subset of cases involving chronic pain management. RESULTS: During the study period, 58 cases were eligible for final analysis...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367289/comparison-of-single-dose-nalbuphine-versus-tramadol-for-postoperative-pain-management-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Naeem Liaqat, Sajid Hameed Dar
BACKGROUND: Acute postoperative pain control in children is an essential component of postoperative care, particularly in daycare procedures. Giving patients continuous narcotic analgesics can be risky; however, a single dose may be sufficient. METHODS: This study used a prospective, randomized controlled design and was conducted at the Pediatric Surgery Unit, Services Hospital, Lahore. In total, 150 patients who underwent inguinal herniotomy (age range: 1-12 years) were randomly assigned to two groups: group A (nalbuphine) and group B (tramadol)...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367288/value-of-procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-for-postoperative-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-after-abdominal-surgery
#10
Mohamed M Abu Elyazed, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is a common complication after abdominal surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as early biomarkers for the diagnosis of postoperative HAP after abdominal surgery. METHODS: This study was conducted on 100 patients undergoing abdominal surgery. White blood cell counts, highest body temperature, and serum levels of CRP and PCT were recorded preoperatively and daily postoperatively until postoperative day (POD) 5...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367287/effect-of-an-epinephrine-mixture-for-interscalene-block-on-hemodynamic-changes-after-the-beach-chair-position-under-general-anesthesia-a-retrospective-study
#11
Bum-June Kim, Chae-Seong Lim, Boo-Hwi Hong, Ji-Yong Lee, Sun-Yeul Lee, Jung-Un Lee, Yoon-Hee Kim, Won-Hyung Lee, Seok-Hwa Yoon
BACKGROUND: The beach chair position (BCP) can cause significant hypotension. Epinephrine is used to prolong the duration of local anesthetics; it is also absorbed into blood and can exert systemic effects. This study determined the effects of epinephrine mixed with ropivacaine for an interscalene block (ISB) on hemodynamic changes related to BCP. METHODS: Patient data collected from March 2013 to August 2014 were used retrospectively. We divided the patients into three groups: 1) ISB only, 2) I+G (general anesthesia after ISB without epinephrine), and 3) I+E+G (general anesthesia after ISB with epinephrine)...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367286/effect-of-dexamethasone-on-the-onset-time-and-recovery-profiles-of-cisatracurium
#12
Keum Young So, Sang Hun Kim, Ki Tae Jung, Dong Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: The effect of dexamethasone injection on cisatracurium-induced neuromuscular block was compared according to different injection time points. METHODS: One hundred seventeen patients were randomly assigned to three groups: 8 mg of dexamethasone injected intravenously 2-3 h before anesthesia (group A), just before anesthesia induction (group B), and at the end of surgery (control group). Three minutes after anesthesia induction, intubation was performed without neuromuscular blockers, and acceleromyography was initiated...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367285/are-frailty-scales-better-than-anesthesia-or-surgical-scales-to-determine-risk-in-cardiac-surgery
#13
Judit Kovacs, Liviu Moraru, Krisztina Antal, Adrian Cioc, Septimiu Voidazan, Attila Szabo
BACKGROUND: In the last year there has been an increasing interest for using frailty scales for risk stratification of elderly patients undergoing major surgery. We planned to compare two frailty scales with risk scales already used in cardiac surgery, to study which of these scores have better prognostic value predicting postoperative outcome in open heart surgery. METHODS: We conducted a prospective clinical trial, including 57 patients over 65 years. We calculated Cardiac Anesthesia Risk Evaluation score, EuroScore II, Clinical Frailty Scale, Edmonton Frail Scale for each patient and followed the postoperative complications, length of mechanical ventilation, length of stay in the intensive care unit and hospital, and in-hospital death related to these risk and frailty scores...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367284/central-limit-theorem-the-cornerstone-of-modern-statistics
#14
REVIEW
Sang Gyu Kwak, Jong Hae Kim
According to the central limit theorem, the means of a random sample of size, n, from a population with mean, µ, and variance, σ(2), distribute normally with mean, µ, and variance, [Formula: see text]. Using the central limit theorem, a variety of parametric tests have been developed under assumptions about the parameters that determine the population probability distribution. Compared to non-parametric tests, which do not require any assumptions about the population probability distribution, parametric tests produce more accurate and precise estimates with higher statistical powers...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367283/postdural-puncture-headache
#15
REVIEW
Kyung-Hwa Kwak
Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common complication after inadvertent dural puncture. Risks factors include female sex, young age, pregnancy, vaginal delivery, low body mass index, and being a non-smoker. Needle size, design, and the technique used also affect the risk. Because PDPH can be incapacitating, prompt diagnosis and treatment are mandatory. A diagnostic hallmark of PDPH is a postural headache that worsens with sitting or standing, and improves with lying down. Conservative therapies such as bed rest, hydration, and caffeine are commonly used as prophylaxis and treatment for this condition; however, no substantial evidence supports routine bed rest and aggressive hydration...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367282/intraoperative-monitoring-of-flash-visual-evoked-potential-under-general-anesthesia
#16
Hironobu Hayashi, Masahiko Kawaguchi
In neurosurgical procedures that may cause visual impairment in the intraoperative period, the monitoring of flash visual evoked potential (VEP) is clinically used to evaluate visual function. Patients are unconscious during surgery under general anesthesia, making flash VEP monitoring useful as it can objectively evaluate visual function. The flash stimulus input to the retina is transmitted to the optic nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, lateral geniculate body, optic radiation (geniculocalcarine tract), and visual cortical area, and the VEP waveform is recorded from the occipital region...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367281/intraoperative-management-of-critical-arrhythmia
#17
REVIEW
Chang Hee Kwon, Seong-Hyop Kim
The incidence of intraoperative arrhythmia is extremely high, and some arrhythmias require clinical attention. Therefore, it is essential for the anesthesiologist to evaluate risk factors for arrhythmia and understand their etiology, electrophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Anesthetic agents reportedly affect normal cardiac electrical activity. In the normal cardiac cycle, the sinoatrial node initiates cardiac electrical activity through intrinsic autonomous pacemaker activity. Sequential atrial and ventricular contractions result in an effective cardiac pumping mechanism...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367280/redesigning-an-anesthesiology-resident-training-program-to-improve-practical-procedure-competency
#18
EDITORIAL
Young Lan Kwak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367279/brain-and-lung-dangerous-crosstalk
#19
EDITORIAL
Dong Woo Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367278/full-informed-consent-the-most-basic-measure-of-protection-against-medical-malpractice-suits
#20
EDITORIAL
Heezoo Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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