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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160002/a-randomized-double-blind-trial-of-needle-free-injected-lidocaine-versus-topical-anesthesia-for-infant-lumbar-puncture
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Ryan Caltagirone, Vidya R Raghavan, Kathleen Adelgais, Genie E Roosevelt
OBJECTIVES: Lumbar punctures (LPs) are commonly performed in febrile infants to evaluate for meningitis, and local anesthesia increases the likelihood of LP success. Traditional methods of local anesthesia require injection which may be painful or topical application which is not effective immediately. Recent advances in needle-free jet injection may offer a rapid alternative to these modalities. We compared a needle-free jet-injection system (J-Tip(™) ) with 1% buffered lidocaine to topical anesthetic (TA) cream for local anesthesia in infant LPs...
November 20, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156176/management-of-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-requiring-teeth-extraction-is-halting-anticoagulation-appropriate
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Visakha Suresh, Muath Bishawi, Michael W Manning, Chetan Patel, Joseph Rogers, Carmelo Milano, Jacob Schroder, Mani Daneshmand, David Powers
PURPOSE: An increasing number of patients with end-stage heart failure are supported with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and must be maintained on a consistent anticoagulation regimen. Pre-emptive extraction of carious teeth in these patients is necessary to prevent seeding of the implanted device and endocarditis. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate bleeding complications after minor oral surgery, specifically teeth extractions, in this unique patient population requiring long-term anticoagulation...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139363/cryosurgery-for-facial-and-scalp-lesions-of-basal-cell-carcinoma-a-study-in-29-elderly-patients
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Satish Savant, Sandeep Savant, Virendra N Sehgal
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is one of the pre-eminent tumors of the epidermis, recognized by explicit clinical-pathologic characteristics. It is relatively uncommon in South Asia including India and is amenable to a variety of modalities, including cryosurgery. The outcome of cryosurgery was evaluated in 18 men and 11 women, aged 58 to 83 years, who were treated with two freeze-thaw cycles of liquid nitrogen under local anesthesia, after requisite preparations. Of the 29 patients, 27 had complete clearance of the lesions in the course of 3 years of follow-up, while only 2 had a recurrence, one at 17 months and one at 23 months...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137628/hypertonic-saline-for-prevention-of-delirium-in-geriatric-patients-who-underwent-hip-surgery
#4
Xi Xin, Fei Xin, Xuguang Chen, Qi Zhang, Yanan Li, Shuping Huo, Chongfu Chang, Qiujun Wang
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common disorder in the elderly patients, and neuroinflammation is the possible underlying mechanism. This study is designed to determine whether or not hypertonic saline (HS) pre-injection can alleviate POD in aged patients. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 120 geriatric patients who underwent hip surgery. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: control group (NS group) and HS group. Patients in the NS group were pre-injected with 4 mL/kg isotonic saline, and those in the HS group were pre-injected with 4 mL/kg 7...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130022/evaluation-of-postgraduates-following-implementation-of-a-focus-assessed-transthoracic-echocardiography-fate-training-course-a-pilot-study
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Stephen C Haskins, Jinhui Zhao, Jemiel A Nejim, Kara Fields, Sean Garvin, Sumudu Dehipawala, James D Beckman, Angie Zhang, James A Osorio, Christopher Tanaka
At our institution, implementation of a formal training course in Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) was associated with an improvement in anesthesia trainees' ability to obtain transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) images. Total image acquisition scores improved by a median (Q1, Q3) 9.1 (2.9,14.7) percentage points from pre-to post-hands-on FATE course (n=20; p=0.001). Participants who returned for a subsequent assessment 5 months following the course demonstrated a median (Q1, Q3) 18...
September 2017: Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121400/dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-to-peripheral-nerve-block
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Carolyne Pehora, Annabel Me Pearson, Alka Kaushal, Mark W Crawford, Bradley Johnston
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve block (infiltration of local anaesthetic around a nerve) is used for anaesthesia or analgesia. A limitation to its use for postoperative analgesia is that the analgesic effect lasts only a few hours, after which moderate to severe pain at the surgical site may result in the need for alternative analgesic therapy. Several adjuvants have been used to prolong the analgesic duration of peripheral nerve block, including perineural or intravenous dexamethasone. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the comparative efficacy and safety of perineural dexamethasone versus placebo, intravenous dexamethasone versus placebo, and perineural dexamethasone versus intravenous dexamethasone when added to peripheral nerve block for postoperative pain control in people undergoing surgery...
November 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119285/lateral-femoral-notch-depth-is-not-associated-with-increased-rotatory-instability-in-acl-injured-knees-a-quantitative-pivot-shift-analysis
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Ajay C Kanakamedala, Jeremy M Burnham, Thomas R Pfeiffer, Elmar Herbst, Marcin Kowalczuk, Adam Popchak, James Irrgang, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
PURPOSE: A deep lateral femoral notch (LFN) on lateral radiographs is indicative of ACL injury. Prior studies have suggested that a deep LFN may also be a sign of persistent rotatory instability and a concomitant lateral meniscus tear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between LFN depth and both quantitative measures of rotatory knee instability and the incidence of lateral meniscus tears. It was hypothesized that greater LFN depth would be correlated with increased rotatory instability, quantified by lateral compartment translation and tibial acceleration during a quantitative pivot shift test, and incidence of lateral meniscus tears...
November 8, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112966/lengthening-of-knee-flexor-muscles-by-percutaneous-needle-tenotomy-description-of-the-technique-and-preliminary-results
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Alexis Schnitzler, François Genêt, Aurélie Diebold, Laurence Mailhan, Claire Jourdan, Philippe Denormandie
BACKGROUND: Knee flexion contractures occur frequently in non-ambulatory, aged persons and persons with central nervous system lesions, rendering positioning and nursing care difficult. There are often risks associated with surgical interventions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous needle tenotomy to lengthen the knee flexor muscles and improve passive function. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all patients who underwent percutaneous needle tenotomy between 2012 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103148/cerebrovascular-co2-reactivity-during-isoflurane-nitrous-oxide-anesthesia-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
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Kazuyoshi Ishida, Masato Uchida, Kohji Utada, Atsuo Yamashita, Satoshi Yamashita, Shiro Fukuda, Mishiya Matsumoto, Takefumi Sakabe
PURPOSE: We assessed the cerebrovascular CO2 reactivity (CO2R) in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients without diabetes mellitus (DM), uncontrolled hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, or neurological disease under isoflurane-nitrous oxide anesthesia. METHODS: Forty-nine patients undergoing surgery, including 36 CRF patients (30 receiving dialysis and six pre-dialysis patients) and 13 patients without CRF (controls). Middle cerebral artery flow velocity (VMCA) was measured by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography at an end-tidal CO2 of 35 to 45 mmHg...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081581/xylazine-infusion-in-isoflurane-anesthetized-and-ventilated-healthy-horses-effects-on-cardiovascular-parameters-and-intestinal-perfusion
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Klaus Hopster, Liza Wittenberg-Voges, Sabine B R Kästner
To investigate the effects of a xylazine infusion during isoflurane anesthesia on global perfusion parameters and gastrointestinal oxygenation and microperfusion, 8 adult warmblood horses were sedated with xylazine and anesthesia induced with midazolam and ketamine. Horses were mechanically ventilated during anesthesia. After 3 h of stable isoflurane anesthesia (FEIso 1.3 Vol %), a xylazine infusion with 1 mg/kg body weight (BW) per hour was started for 1 h and then stopped. Before, during, and after xylazine infusion, heart rate (HR), arterial blood pressure (MAP), cardiac output (CO), central venous pressure (CVP), and pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) were measured and systemic vascular resistance (SVR) was calculated...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081151/-effects-of-preconditioning-with-hypertonic-saline-solution-on-postoperative-delirium-in-the-aged
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X Xin, S P Huo, Q Zhang, Y N Li, L Wang, Q J Wang
Objective: To evaluate and explore the mechanism of the effect of hypertonic pre-injection on postoperative delirium in the aged. Methods: From June 2016 to February 2017, participants scheduled hip arthroplasty surgery were randomly divided into four groups: Group 1 (H1) 30 patients pre-injected 4 ml/kg hypertonic solution were proceeded general anesthesia; Group 2 (H2) 30 patients pre-injected 4 ml/kg hypertonic solution were proceeded spinal canal anesthesia; Group 3 (C1) 30 patients pre-injected 4 ml/kg isotonic saline were proceeded general anesthesia; Group 4 (C2) 30 patients pre-injected 4 ml/kg isotonic saline were proceeded spinal canal anesthesia in Department of Anesthesiology, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University...
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077151/relationship-between-blood-remifentanil-concentration-and-stress-hormone-levels-during-pneumoperitoneum-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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P Aceto, C Dello Russo, C Lai, V Perilli, N Fucci, N De Giovanni, A Piras, P Navarra, L Sollazzi
OBJECTIVE: The effect of remifentanil on stress response to surgery is unclear. However, there are not clinical studies investigating the relationship between blood remifentanil concentrations and stress hormones. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the association between blood remifentanil concentrations measured after pneumoperitoneum and cortisol (CORT) or prolactin (PRL) ratio (intraoperative/preoperative value), in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073663/postpartum-headache-a-prospective-study
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Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
AIMS: To prospectively assess the incidence and etiology (ie, primary vs symptomatic) of headache in women during the first month postdelivery, with particular emphasis on the type of presentation as a clue for identifying potentially harmful etiologies. A secondary aim was to evaluate the relative frequency of migraine- vs tension-type headache in cases of primary headache. METHODS: A total of 900 consecutive women were enrolled in the study and examined within 3 days of delivery, both clinically and with transcranial color-coded sonography (TCCS)...
October 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065194/nicotine-induced-neuroprotection-against-cognitive-dysfunction-after-partial-hepatectomy-involves-activation-of-bdnf-trkb-signaling-pathway-and-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-aged-rats
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Penghui Wei, Qiang Zheng, Hui Liu, Tiantian Wan, Jinfeng Zhou, Dong Li, Haipeng Zhou, Jing Li, Fucheng Ji, Wenxi Tang, Jianjun Li
Introduction: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of nicotine pre-treatment on postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) in aged rats. Methods: Nicotine (0.5 mg/kg) was given i.p. immediately after anesthesia induction. After the Morris water maze test was used to evaluate the rats' spatial learning and memory, serum and hippocampal tissues were harvested 1 and 3 days after intervention. Inflammatory cytokines in the serum were evaluated by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)...
July 27, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055546/comparison-of-online-hands-on-and-a-combined-approach-for-teaching-cautery-disbudding-technique-to-dairy-producers
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Charlotte B Winder, Stephen J LeBlanc, Derek B Haley, Kerry D Lissemore, M Ann Godkin, Todd F Duffield
The use of pain control for disbudding and dehorning is important from both an animal and industry perspective. Best practices include the use of local anesthetic, commonly given as a cornual nerve block (CNB), and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The proportion is decreasing, but many dairy producers do not use local anesthesia, perhaps in part due to lack of knowledge of the CNB technique. Although this skill is typically learned in person from a veterinarian, alternative methods may be useful. The objective of this trial was to determine if there were differences in the efficacy of online training (n = 23), hands-on training (n = 20), and a combined approach (n = 23) for teaching producers to successfully administer a CNB and disbud a calf...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053650/quality-of-life-after-upper-third-molar-removal-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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V Avellaneda-Gimeno, R Figueiredo, E Valmaseda-Castellón
BACKGROUND: Third molar extraction is a very common procedure in Dentistry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction of patients undergoing extraction of an upper third molar under local anesthesia. A second objective was to describe the evolution of self-reported pain measured in a visual analogue scale (VAS) in the 7 days after surgery and its relationship with pre- and intraoperative factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective longitudinal cohort study was made...
November 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051828/intubation-following-high-dose-rocuronium-in-a-cat-with-protracted-laryngospasm
#17
Graeme M Doodnaught, Daniel Sj Pang
CASE SUMMARY: An 11-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat with a history of laryngospasm at induction of general anesthesia presented for dental evaluation and treatment. The cat was premedicated with hydromorphone (0.05 mg/kg) and alfaxalone (0.5 mg/kg) intravenously, pre-oxygenated for 5 mins (3 l/min, face mask) and anesthesia was induced with alfaxalone (to effect) intravenously. Lidocaine (0.1 ml, 2%) was applied topically to the arytenoid cartilages following loss of jaw tone...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050162/-two-stage-total-hip-arthroplasty-using-an-antibiotic-loaded-cement-spacer-for-infected-internal-fixation-of-hip-fractures
#18
X Li, M Ni, H Li, J L Song, X G Song, J Fu, K Liu, B Z Yu, J Y Chen
Objective: To evaluate the application and clinical results of two-stage total hip arthroplasty in the treatment of the deep hip infection following the internal fixation of hip fractures. Methods: From May 2007 to November 2014, 21 patients with active hip infection secondary to internal fixation of hip fractures were treated with two-stage total hip arthroplasty using a temporary antibiotic-loaded cement spacers. Of 21 cases, 15 were males and 6 were females, aged from 27 to 64 years (mean, 45); there are 18 cases of femoral neck fractures and 3 cases of intertrochanteric fractures...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046774/role-of-whatsapp-based-discussions-in-improving-residents-knowledge-of-post-operative-pain-management-a-pilot-study
#19
Sumitra G Bakshi, Pranay Bhawalkar
BACKGROUND: To provide a platform for the dissemination of basic knowledge of pain management, a WhatsApp group was created by residents and consultants. Common clinical scenarios, resident queries, and important instructions to be followed by residents with respect to running the Acute Pain Service were discussed in the group. This study evaluates the benefits of this interaction. METHODS: This study was approved by the hospital ethics board and was registered with the Clinical Trial Registry of India...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043849/absorption-of-ibuprofen-orodispersible-tablets-in-early-postoperative-phase-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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A Piirainen, M Kokki, H M Lidsle, M Lehtonen, V P Ranta, H Kokki
OBJECTIVE: Patient-controlled oral analgesia has gained popularity in postoperative pain management. Anesthesia and surgery delay gastrointestinal tract function and this may therefore decrease bioavailability of drugs taken by mouth. To hasten absorption, an orodispersible ibuprofen tablet has been developed. In this study, we evaluated the pharmacokinetics and feasibility of orodispersible ibuprofen tablets in spine surgery patients. METHODS: The study design was a prospective clinical trial where each patient served as her/his own control...
October 18, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
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