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Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology

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LETTER
Menekse Oksar, Mevlana Derya Balbay, Orhan Kanbak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236876/letter-to-the-editor-spinal-subarachnoid-hematoma-after-spinal-anesthesia-case-report-rev-bras-anestesiol-2016
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LETTER
Mohamed Hachemi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236875/some-observations-about-anesthesia-in-south-america-the-changing-peruvian-context
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LETTER
Carlos Javier Shiraishi Zapata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236874/successful-use-of-sugammadex-for-caesarean-section-in-a-patient-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Lokman Soyoral, Ugur Goktas, Muhammed Bilal Cegin, Volkan Baydi
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that is characterized by muscle weakness that fluctuates, worsening with exertion, and improving with rest. Diagnosis of myasthenia gravis is made following clinical and physical examination and is confirmed by serum immunoassays to measure autoantibody levels. Myasthenia gravis especially when associated with pregnancy is a high-risk disease, and its course is unpredictable. We described the second report about use of sugammadex after rocuronium for a caesarean delivery with myasthenia gravis, but, unlike our case that formerly was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, the patient was extubated on postoperative successfully and we did not encounter any respiratory problems...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236873/perianesthetic-refractory-anaphylactic-shock-with-cefuroxime-in-a-patient-with-history-of-penicillin-allergy-on-multiple-antihypertensive-medications
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Deb Sanjay Nag, Devi Prasad Samaddar, Shashi Kant, Pratap Rudra Mahanty
We report a case of perianesthetic refractory anaphylactic shock with cefuroxime in a patient with history of penicillin allergy on regular therapy with atenolol, losartan, prazosin and nicardipine. Severe anaphylactic shock was only transiently responsive to 10mL of (1:10,000) epinephrine and needed norepinephrine and dopamine infusion. Supportive therapy with vasopressors and inotropes along with mechanical ventilation for the next 24hours resulted in complete recovery. She was successfully operated upon 2 weeks later with the same anesthetic drugs but intravenous ciprofloxacin as the alternative antibiotic for perioperative prophylaxis...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236872/paratracheal-cyst-rupture-a-differential-diagnosis-for-tracheal-rupture
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Joana Marques, Ana Rita Henriques, Luisa Azevedo, Daniela Chalo, Adelina Almeida
Tracheobronchial rupture is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication commonly caused by neck and chest trauma. Iatrogenic tracheobronchial rupture can be caused by intubation, tracheostomy, bronchoscopy but also linked to pre-existing primary diseases. Paratracheal air cysts, infrequently described in literature, seem to be associated with obstructive lung disease and weaknesses in right posterior lateral wall of the trachea. We report a case of a paratracheal air cyst rupture in a previous healthy patient...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236871/anesthetic-management-of-an-infant-with-giant-abdominal-neuroblastoma
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Manuel Ángel Gómez-Ríos, Federico Curt Nuño, Purísima Barreto-Calvo
Neuroblastoma is the most common, non-central nervous system tumor of childhood. It has the potential to synthesize catecholamines. However, the presences of hypertension are uncommon. We report the perioperative management of a 15-month-old infant with giant abdominal neuroblastoma who presented severe hypertension. The pathophysiological alterations of neuroblastoma are reviewed and perioperative management presented.
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236870/neuraxial-anesthesia-after-local-anesthesia-for-management-of-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-complication-during-vertebroplasty
#8
Hüseyin Balkarlı, Mesut Kılıç, İbrahim Öztürk
Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a relatively safe, simple and commonly performed interventional procedure for the management of vertebral compression fractures. However, serious complications are rarely reported in the procedure. Those are pulmonary embolism, severe infection, paraplegia and an occurrence of a new fracture in an adjacent vertebra after vertebroplasty. Acute complications are generally associated with the procedure. We present the case of neuraxial anesthesia, developed after local anesthesia with 8mL of 2% prilocaine, in a 68-year-old woman who underwent percutaneous vertebroplasty after an osteoporotic collapsed fracture in the L1 vertebra due to trauma...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236869/intraventricular-hemorrhage-after-dural-fistula-embolization
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Joana Chaves Gonçalves Rodrigues de Carvalho, Francisco Javier Tercero Machin, Luis San Roman Manzanera, Jordi Blasco Andaluz, Sílvia Herrero Nogués, Núria Peix Soriano, Victor Obach Baurier, Enrique Jesus Carrero Cardenal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dural arteriovenous fistulas are anomalous shunts between dural arterial and venous channels whose nidus is located between the dural leaflets. For those circumstances when invasive treatment is mandatory, endovascular techniques have grown to become the mainstay of practice, choice attributable to their reported safety and effectiveness. We describe the unique and rare case of a dural arteriovenous fistula treated by transarterial embolization and complicated by an intraventricular hemorrhage...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236868/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-in-children-undergoing-general-anesthesia-with-sevoflurane-a-meta-analysis
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Marco Aurélio Soares Amorim, Catia Sousa Govêia, Edno Magalhães, Luís Cláudio Araújo Ladeira, Larissa Govêia Moreira, Denismar Borges de Miranda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Sevoflurane is often used in pediatric anesthesia and is associated with high incidence of psychomotor agitation. In such cases, dexmedetomidine (DEX) has been used, but its benefit and implications remain uncertain. We assessed the effects of DEX on agitation in children undergoing general anesthesia with sevoflurane. METHOD: Meta-analysis of randomized clinical and double-blind studies, with children undergoing elective procedures under general anesthesia with sevoflurane, using DEX or placebo...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236867/medication-errors-in-anesthesia-unacceptable-or-unavoidable
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Ira Dhawan, Anurag Tewari, Sankalp Sehgal, Ashish Chandra Sinha
Medication errors are the common causes of patient morbidity and mortality. It adds financial burden to the institution as well. Though the impact varies from no harm to serious adverse effects including death, it needs attention on priority basis since medication errors' are preventable. In today's world where people are aware and medical claims are on the hike, it is of utmost priority that we curb this issue. Individual effort to decrease medication error alone might not be successful until a change in the existing protocols and system is incorporated...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236866/accuracy-of-a-smartphone-to-test-laryngoscope-s-light-and-an-audit-to-our-laryngoscopes-using-an-iso-standard
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Diogo Alcino de Abreu Ribeiro Carvalho Machado, Dina da Assunção Azevedo Esteves, Pedro Manuel Araújo de Sousa Branca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laryngoscope is a key tool in anesthetic practice. Direct laryngoscopy is a crucial moment and inadequate laryngoscope's light can lead to catastrophic consequences. From our experience laryngoscope's light is assessed in a subjective manner and we believe a more precise evaluation should be used. Our objective is to compare the accuracy of a smartphone compared to a lux meter. Secondly we audited our Operating Room laryngoscopes. METHODS: We designed a pragmatic study, using as primary outcome the accuracy of a smartphone compared to the lux meter...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236865/does-fasting-influence-preload-responsiveness-in-asa-1-and-2-volunteers
#13
Daniel Rodrigues Alves, Regina Ribeiras
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative fasting was long regarded as an important cause of fluid depletion, leading to hemodynamic instability during surgery should replenishment is not promptly instituted. Lately, this traditional point of view has been progressively challenged, and a growing number of authors now propose a more restrictive approach to fluid management, although doubt remains as to the true hemodynamic influence of preoperative fasting. METHODS: We designed an observational, analytic, prospective, longitudinal study in which 31 ASA 1 and ASA 2 volunteers underwent an echocardiographic examination both before and after a fasting period of at least 6hours (h)...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236864/a-comparison-of-various-supraglottic-airway-devices-for-fiberoptical-guided-tracheal-intubation
#14
Thomas Metterlein, Anna Dintenfelder, Christoph Plank, Bernhard Graf, Gabriel Roth
BACKGROUND: Fiberoptical assisted intubation via placed supraglottic airway devices has been described as safe and easy procedure to manage difficult airways. However visualization of the glottis aperture is essential for fiberoptical assisted intubation. Various different supraglottic airway devices are commercially available and might offer different conditions for fiberoptical assisted intubation. The aim of this study was to compare the best obtainable view of the glottic aperture using different supraglottic airway devices...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236863/postoperative-surveillance-in-neurosurgical-patients-usefulness-of-neurological-assessment-scores-and-bispectral-index
#15
Silvia Herrero, Enrique Carrero, Ricard Valero, Jose Rios, Neus Fábregas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We examined the additive effect of the Ramsay scale, Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS), Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC), and Bispectral Index (BIS) to see whether along with the assessment of pupils and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) it improved early detection of postoperative neurological complications. METHODS: We designed a prospective observational study of two elective neurosurgery groups of patients: craniotomies (CG) and non-craniotomies (NCG)...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236862/comparison-of-the-effects-of-sugammadex-and-neostigmine-on-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting
#16
Özgür Yağan, Nilay Taş, Tuğçe Mutlu, Volkan Hancı
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study is to compare the effects of sugammadex and neostigmine, used for neuromuscular blockage antagonism, on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). METHODS: Our study was completed with 98 ASA I-II risk patients undergoing endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia. At the end of the surgery patients were randomly divided into two groups given 2mgkg(-1) sugammadex (Group S) or 50μgkg(-1) neostigmine plus 0.2mgkg(-1) atropine (Group N)...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236861/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-acute-lung-injury-in-experimental-ischemia-reperfusion-model
#17
Ömer Burak Küçükebe, Deniz Özzeybek, Ruslan Abdullayev, Adil Ustaoğlu, Işıl Tekmen, Tuncay Küme
PURPOSE: Ischemia-reperfusion injury is one of the consequences of tourniquet application for extremity surgery. The aim of the study was to establish the effect of dexmedetomidine on the acute lung injury following lower extremity experimental ischemia-reperfusion model in rats. METHODS: Twenty-eight Wistar-Albino breed Rats were recruited after Ethics Committee approval and allocated into 4 groups, each with 7 subjects. Group 1 (SHAM) received only anesthesia...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236860/effect-of-equipotent-doses-of-bupivacaine-and-ropivacaine-in-high-fat-diet-fed-neonatal-rodent-model
#18
Ying-Dong Lian, Zong-Xiang Chen, Kang-Ru Zhu, Shu-Yin Sun, Li-Ping Zhu
OBJECTIVES: The increase in the prevalence of obesity presents a significant health and economic problem. Obesity has been reported to be a major contributor to variety of chronic diseases. Childhood obesity has been rising over the past decades leading to various complications in health. Millions of infants and children undergo surgery every year on various health grounds. The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the effect of spinal anesthesia of equipotent doses of ropivacaine and bupivacaine on over-weight neonatal rats...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236859/regulation-of-hypnosis-in-propofol-anesthesia-administration-based-on-non-linear-control-strategy
#19
Muhammad Ilyas, Ali Khaqan, Jamshed Iqbal, Raja Ali Riaz
Continuous adjustment of Propofol in manual delivery of anesthesia for conducting a surgical procedure overburdens the workload of an anesthetist who is working in a multi-tasking scenario. Going beyond manual administration and Target Controlled Infusion, closed-loop control of Propofol infusion has the potential to offer several benefits in terms of handling perturbations and reducing the effect of inter-patient variability. This paper proposes a closed-loop automated drug administration approach to control Depth Of Hypnosis in anesthesia...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236858/correlation-between-weekly-working-time-and-burnout-syndrome-among-anesthesiologists-of-macei%C3%A3-al
#20
Fabiano Timbó Barbosa, Raissa Jardelino Eloi, Luciano Menezes Dos Santos, Bruna Acioly Leão, Fernando José Camelo de Lima, Célio Fernando de Sousa-Rodrigues
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The current jobs are insufficient to determine the causative agent, as well as to identify characteristic high risk profiles for BS, leaving a clear need for more studies to this end. This study objective was to evaluate the correlation between weekly workload and BS dimensions. METHODS: An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study performed with 43 anesthesiologists from Maceió-AL, with the application of Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) forms...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
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