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Anaesthesia patient safety

Hemant K Mehta
The purpose is to present a new refined surgical technique for mild-to-severe acquired myogenic ptosis correction under local anaesthesia (LA) as day cases with resection of myotarsal (MT) flap and demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the technique. MT flap consists of 2 mm tarsal strip with attached levator complex - levator muscle, its aponeurosis, and Müller muscle. This is a retrospective personal series of 400+ patients, who underwent surgical correction with MT flap resection of 8-24 mm under LA mostly as day cases...
March 15, 2018: Orbit
Michael Chao, Huong Ho, Yee Chan, Alwin Tan, Trung Pham, Damien Bolton, Andrew Troy, Catherine Temelcos, Shomik Sengupta, Kevin McMillan, Chee Wee Cham, Madalena Liu, Wei Ding, Brindha Subramanian, Jason Wasiak, Daryl Lim Joon, Sandra Spencer, Nathan Lawrenstchuk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to report on the dosimetric benefits and late toxicity outcomes following injection of a hydrogel spacer (HS) between the prostate and rectum for patients treated with prostate radiotherapy. METHODS: A total of 76 patients with a clinical stage of T1-T3a prostate cancer underwent general anaesthesia for fiducial marker insertion plus injection of the HS into the peri-rectal space prior to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or volumetric modulated radiation therapy (VMAT)...
March 9, 2018: BJU International
Gerardo Cortese, Gabriele Sales, Giorgia Maiolo, Mario Morino, Martina Scanu, Luca Brazzi
BACKGROUND: The feasibility and safety of transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) performed under spinal anaesthesia (SA) has been recently demonstrated. This retrospective study compared the differences in opioid consumption and postoperative recovery in patients undergoing TEM under GA and SA. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent TEM at 'Città della Salute e della Scienza' hospital of Turin (Italy) between January 2012 and December 2015 were enrolled...
March 7, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Thea Buchan, Miles Walkden, Kathryn Jenkins, Pervez Sultan, Steve Bandula
AIM: To evaluate the effect of high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) in place of standard intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV) on procedure duration, patient radiation dose, complication rates, and outcomes during CT-guided cryoablation of small renal tumours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive CT-guided cryoablation procedures to treat small renal tumours under general anaesthesia were evaluated-50 with standard IPPV and 50 after the introduction of HFJV as standard practice...
March 7, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Álvaro López-Hualda, Cristina Dauder-Gallego, David Ferreño-Márquez, Javier Martínez-Martín
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is commonly used to control postoperative blood loss in total knee arthroplasty. In order to avoid adverse effects associated with intravenous administration, topical use has been proposed as an alternative. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical TXA in total knee arthroplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 90 patients scheduled for unilateral total knee arthroplasty were included in a prospective randomised study...
February 26, 2018: Medicina Clínica
Christopher Wahal, Amanda Kumar, Srinivas Pyati
Advances in ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and introduction of newer long acting local anaesthetics have given clinicians an opportunity to apply novel approaches to block peripheral nerves with ease. Consequently, improvements in outcomes such as quality of analgesia, early rehabilitation and patient satisfaction have been observed. In this article we will review some of the newer regional anaesthetic techniques, long acting local anaesthetics and adjuvants, and discuss evidence for key outcomes such as cancer recurrence and safety with ultrasound guidance...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Lafi Olayan, Abdulaleem Alatassi, Jaimin Patel, Sherran Milton
Background: Airway management is a core clinical skill in anaesthesia. Pre-oxygenation prior to induction of anaesthesia is a standard practice to prevent desaturation. Apnoeic oxygenation in adults is effective and prolongs the time to desaturation. The effectiveness of apnoeic oxygenation in the adult is well documented; however, evidence in the paediatric is lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of apnoeic oxygenation during airway management in children...
2018: Perioperative Medicine
M Monica Gavris, Ioana Olteanu, Erzsebet Kantor, Radu Mateescu, Roxana Belicioiu
Purpose: To present the new IRIDEX MicroPulse P3 (MP3) technology in patients with refractory glaucoma and our preliminary results at 1 week and 1 month postoperatively. Methods: IRIDEX MP3 laser cyclophotocoagulation was performed in 7 eyes of 7 patients under retrobulbar anaesthesia with lidocaine 2% in the operating room. Each eye received two treatments of 80-90s over the superior and inferior hemisphere, avoiding the temporal- and nasal-most clock hours. 810nm IRIDEX MP3 was set to 31,3% duty cycle (0,5ms treatment pulse followed by 1,1 ms of rest)...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
D S Almghairbi, L Sharp, R Griffiths, R Evley, S Gupta, I K Moppett
Drug errors in the anaesthetic domain remain a serious cause of iatrogenic harm. To help reduce this issue, we explored the potential safety impact of using a simple colour-coded tray for anaesthetic drug preparation and storage. Over a six-month period, three different trained researchers observed 30 cases at three NHS Trusts. Ten observations involved standard drug trays in 'normal' practice, and 20 observations, involved 'Rainbow trays' before and after their introduction. We conducted 20 semi-structured interviews immediately after completing the Rainbow tray observation with the anaesthetists involved...
March 2018: Anaesthesia
C A Pfortmueller, G-C Funk, C Reiterer, A Schrott, O Zotti, B Kabon, E Fleischmann, G Lindner
BACKGROUND: This double-blind randomised controlled trial investigated whether normal saline or a balanced crystalloid has distinct effects on vasopressor use in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. METHODS: Patients received either normal saline 0.9% or an acetate-buffered crystalloid for intraoperative volume replacement in a goal-directed fashion. The primary outcome was need for vasopressors; the secondary outcomes were the total dose of catecholamines, total perioperative fluid, and unplanned intensive care admissions...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Sook Hui Chaw, Ina I Shariffuddin, Li Lian Foo, Pui Kuan Lee, Ramona Maya Paran, Peak Chee Cheang, Lucy Chan
To date, most of the studies on safety and efficacy of supraglottic airway devices were done in Caucasian patients, and the results may not be extrapolated to Asian patients due to the different airway anatomy. We conducted this study to compare Supreme™ LMA (SLMA) and Proseal™ LMA (PLMA) size 1.5 in anaesthetized children among an Asian population. This prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital from September 2013 until May 2016. Sixty children, weighing 5-10 kg, who were scheduled for elective surgery under general anaesthesia were recruited and completed the study...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
T M Cook, N J Boniface, C Seller, J Hughes, C Damen, L MacDonald, F E Kelly
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy (VL) is increasingly used, but not yet routine practice, for tracheal intubation. Few departments formally trial equipment before adopting it into practice. We describe the decision-making and implementation processes that our department used when introducing universal VL, with the C-MAC© (Karl Storz, Germany), throughout our anaesthesia and intensive care departments. METHODS: We used a structured process to assess the feasibility of a change to universal VL...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
J García-Fernández, A Romero, A Blanco, P Gonzalez, A Abad-Gurumeta, S D Bergese
Pulmonary recruitment manoeuvres (RM) are intended to reopen collapsed lung areas. RMs are present in nature as a physiological mechanism to get a newborn to open their lungs for the first time at birth, and we also use them, in our usual anaesthesiological clinical practice, after induction or during general anaesthesia when a patient is desaturated. However, there is much confusion in clinical practice regarding their safety, the best way to perform them, when to do them, in which patients they are indicated, and in those where they are totally contraindicated...
January 26, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Stefanie Beck, Christian Reich, Dorothea Krause, Bjarne Ruhnke, Anne Daubmann, Jörg Weimann, Christian Zöllner, Jens Kubitz
BACKGROUND: Beginners in residency programmes in anaesthesia are challenged because working environment is complex, and they cannot rely on experience to meet challenges. During this early stage, residents need rules and structures to guide their actions and ensure patient safety. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether self-training with an electronic audiovisual checklist app on a mobile phone would produce a long-term improvement in the safety-relevant actions during induction of general anaesthesia...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
A Kuriyama, M Aga, H Maeda
Postoperative sore throat has a negative impact on patient satisfaction and recovery. Benzydamine hydrochloride is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug available for topical use. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the efficacy and safety of topical application of benzydamine to prevent postoperative sore throat in adults undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia. We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to identify relevant randomised controlled trials and pooled the data using a random effects model...
January 29, 2018: Anaesthesia
Phi-Vu Dong, Leontien Ter Horst, Ralf Krage
(Un)anticipated difficult airway remains a challenge in anaesthesia. Percutaneous transtracheal jet ventilation has been shown to be an adequate technique for temporary oxygenation and ventilation and has been described as an acknowledged method in emergency settings of an unanticipated difficult airway. These emergency settings can be considered as low incidence high-risk situations. Both technical and non-technical skills should be trained regularly as education and simulation continues to play an important factor in patient safety...
January 26, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
F Caba Barrientos, A Rodríguez Morillo, R Galisteo Domínguez, M Del Nozal Nalda, C V Almeida González, M Echevarría Moreno
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Incident Reporting Systems (IRS) are considered a tool that facilitates learning and safety culture. Using the experience gained with SENSAR, we evaluated the feasibility and the activity of a multidisciplinary group analyzing incidents in the surgical patient notified to a general community system, that of the Observatory for Patient Safety (OPS). MATERIAL AND METHOD: Cross-sectional observational study planned for two years. After training in the analysis, a multidisciplinary group was created in terms of specialties and professional categories, which would analyze the incidents in the surgical patient notified to the OPS...
January 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Pcf Tan, A T Dennis
Failed airway management in the obstetric patient undergoing general anaesthesia is associated with major sequelae for the mother and/or fetus. Effective and adequate pre-oxygenation is an important safety strategy and a recommendation in all current major airway guidelines. Pre-oxygenation practice in the obstetric population may be suboptimal based on current literature. Recently, clinical applications for high flow nasal oxygen, also known as transnasal humidified rapid insufflation ventilatory exchange or THRIVE, are expanding in the non-obstetric population and may have theoretical benefits if used for pre-oxygenation and apnoeic oxygenation in the obstetric population...
January 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Santi Maurizio Raineri, Andrea Cortegiani, Giuseppe Accurso, Claudia Procaccianti, Filippo Vitale, Sabrina Caruso, Antonino Giarratano, Cesare Gregoretti
Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) therapy in patients undergoing rapid sequence intubation (RSI) for emergency abdominal surgery. Methods: HFNO of 60 L.min-1 at an inspiratory oxygen fraction of 1 was delivered 4 min before laryngoscopy and maintained until the patient was intubated, and correct intubation was verified by the appearance of the end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) waveform. Transcutaneous oxygenation (SpO2), heart rate and non-invasive mean arterial pressure were monitored at baseline (T0), after 4 min on HFNO (T1) and at the time of laryngoscopy (T2) and endotracheal intubation (ETI) (T3)...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Brooke T Lawson, Ian A Zealley
PURPOSE: Central venous access in children, in particular small children and infants, is challenging. We have developed a technique employing adult peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) as tunnelled central venous catheters (TCVCs) in children. The principal advantage of this novel technique is that the removal technique is less complex than that of conventional cuffed TCVCs. The catheter can be removed simply by being pulled out and does not require general anaesthesia...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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