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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125697/vocal-fold-augmentation-under-local-anesthesia-using-autologous-fascia
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Teemu J Kinnari, Petra Pietarinen, Ahmed Geneid
Vocal fold augmentation by injection of autologous fascia has been used since the 1990s with excellent safety record in 500 operations done under general anaesthesia. It is safe from risks arising from allergic or other foreign body adverse reactions. Fascia provides long-term augmentation and remains stable 3-10 years after injection. Vocal fold augmentation under local anaesthesia is excellent alternative for those unfit for general anaesthesia, providing aid to fragile and weak persons with vocal fold paralysis...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114410/can-sevoflurane-induce-micronuclei-formation-in-nasal-epithelial-cells-of-adult-patients
#2
Elvin Kesimci, Erdem Çoşkun, Gökçer Uğur, Togay Müderris, Seval İzdeş, Bensu Karahalil
Objective: Volatile anaesthetics can inhibit the bronchociliary clearence in a dose- and time-dependend way. Moreover, they can have potential mutagenic/carcinogenic effects under chronic exposure. A genotoxicity test -micronuclei assay- was carried out in nasal epithelial cells to analyze the genotoxic effect of sevoflurane in adult patients undergoing general anesthesia. Methods: In this study, micronucleus (MN) assay was conducted using nasal epithelial cells of 37 adult patients (age, 18-65 years) who underwent elective, minor, short surgical procedures under general anaesthesia with sevoflurane...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096029/safety-and-efficacy-of-minimalist-approach-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insights-from-the-optimized-transcatheter-valvular-intervention-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-ocean-tavi-registry
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Soh Hosoba, Masanori Yamamoto, Kayoko Shioda, Mitsuru Sago, Yutaka Koyama, Tetsuro Shimura, Ai Kagase, Norio Tada, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shinichi Shirai, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: Favourable results have been reported for monitored anaesthesia care that includes local anaesthesia and conscious sedation [minimalist approach (MA)] for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). However, the efficacy of MA is still controversial in Japan. We describe our experience from a Japanese multicentre registry. METHODS: Between October 2013 and April 2016, 1215 consecutive Japanese patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR with self-expandable or balloon-expandable valves were prospectively included in the Optimized transCathEter vAlvular intervention-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (OCEAN-TAVI) registry...
October 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094529/how-to-administer-lidocaine-in-wounds
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Jeanette Welsh, Graham Rowe
RATIONALE AND KEY POINTS: Before a wound can be cleaned and/or closed, the use of a local anaesthetic such as lidocaine is often required to enable the nurse to assess the wound thoroughly and plan the optimal method of repair. This article explains how to administer lidocaine safely and effectively, including how to infiltrate a wound with lidocaine before cleaning or suturing. There are potentially serious consequences associated with the use of local anaesthesia, but careful preparation will ensure patient safety and contribute towards a positive patient experience...
September 20, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090262/conus-medullaris-trauma-is-there-a-greater-risk-in-parturients
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Julie Verkooijen, Hilde Coppejans, Els Mertens, Vera Saldien, Marcel Vercauteren
BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that anaesthetists often perform neuraxial blocks at a higher lumbar interspace than intended. It may be questioned whether parturients are at greater risk for neurological damage when the dura is perforated at a more cephalad interspace than L2-L3. METHODS: Thirty-six patients scheduled for elective Caesarean delivery under CSE anaesthesia were selected for study. Using a B-D Durasafe Adjustable needle combination, the skin-to-epidural distance and the width of the epidural space were measured and matched with 36 female patients undergoing the same anaesthetic technique for orthopaedic procedures...
October 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084236/derivation-and-validation-of-a-preoperative-risk-model-for-postoperative-mortality-sampe-model-an-approach-to-care-stratification
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Luciana Cadore Stefani, Claudia De Souza Gutierrez, Stela Maris de Jezus Castro, Rafael Leal Zimmer, Felipe Polgati Diehl, Leonardo Elman Meyer, Wolnei Caumo
Ascertaining which patients are at highest risk of poor postoperative outcomes could improve care and enhance safety. This study aimed to construct and validate a propensity index for 30-day postoperative mortality. A retrospective cohort study was conducted at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil, over a period of 3 years. A dataset of 13524 patients was used to develop the model and another dataset of 7254 was used to validate it. The primary outcome was 30-day in-hospital mortality. Overall mortality in the development dataset was 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071161/outcome-analysis-of-transrectal-ultrasonography-guided-aspiration-versus-transurethral-resection-of-prostatic-abscess-10%C3%A2-years-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Bimalesh Purkait, Manoj Kumar, Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Ankur Bansal, Satya Narayan Sankhwar, Ved Bhaskar
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness and safety of two minimally invasive methods (transrectal aspiration vs transurethral resection (TUR)/deroofing) of treating prostatic abscess. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted, from 2007 to 2016, of patients with prostatic abscesses not responding to antibiotics and/or with large (>2 cm) or multiple abscesses. Patients were divided into two groups depending on treatment received: Group A, transrectal aspiration; and Group B, TUR/deroofing of abscess...
September 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056227/intravenous-regional-anaesthesia-bier-s-block-for-pediatric-forearm-fractures-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-experience-from-2003-to-2014
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Ivan S Y Chua, S L Chong, Gene Y K Ong
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy (length of stay in the emergency department and failure rate of Bier's block) and safety profile (death and major complications) of Bier's block in its use for manipulation and reduction of paediatric forearm fractures. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients in KKWomen's and Children's Hospital Children's Emergency Department with forearm fractures between Jan 2003 and Dec 2014 who underwent manipulation and reduction using Bier's block...
October 16, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034840/non-anaesthetic-effects-of-volatile-anaesthetics-a-short-trip-on-the-sea-of-translational-medicine
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Lukasz J Krzych, Anna J Szczepanska
BACKGROUND: Volatile anaesthetics (VA) are commonly used worldwide for induction and/or maintenance of general anaesthesia. They act in the central nervous system to reduce sensation and motor response during surgical and invasive diagnostic procedures. VAs also have some non-anaesthetic properties in the brain when administrated to patients at the extremes of age. Their biological impact on other organs should be taken into account during administration of anaesthesia. OBJECTIVE: In this review we summarize the recent knowledge on the non-anaesthetic effects of inhaled halogenic ethers on cells and tissues...
October 13, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028917/comparative-usability-of-modern-anaesthesia-ventilators-a-human-factors-study
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J Spaeth, T Schweizer, A Schmutz, H Buerkle, S Schumann
Background: The anaesthesia ventilator represents the key equipment for intraoperative respiratory care. Improper operation of this device may threaten a patient's health. A self-explanatory interface facilitates handling and decreases the risk of operating errors. This study systematically evaluates the usability of user interfaces in four modern anaesthesia ventilators. Methods: Twenty naïve operators were asked to execute 20 tasks on each of four different anaesthesia ventilators (Avance CS2™, GE Healthcare; Flow-i™, Maquet; and Perseus™ and Primus™, Dräger) in a randomized order...
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964960/measuring-satisfaction-and-anesthesia-related-outcomes-in-a-surgical-day-care-centre-a-three-year-single-centre-observational-study
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A Teunkens, K Vanhaecht, K Vermeulen, S Fieuws, M Van de Velde, S Rex, L Bruyneel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patient satisfaction and patient reported anaesthesia related outcome parameters after outpatient surgery. DESIGN: A three-year (2013-2016) observational study. SETTING: A surgical day care centre embedded in a tertiary care, university hospital. PATIENTS: Adult Dutch-speaking patients who underwent surgery under general or regional anaesthesia on an outpatient basis (n=5424). INTERVENTIONS: A questionnaire was developed to evaluate patients' satisfaction with care during their hospitalisation in the surgical day centre, as well as to assess their reports of anaesthesia related outcomes...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956124/fluoroscopy-guided-balloon-dilation-in-patients-with-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Kun Yung Kim, Jiaywei Tsauo, Ho-Young Song, Hong Ju Park, Woo Seok Kang, Jung-Hoon Park, Zhe Wang
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of fluoroscopy-guided balloon dilation in patients with Eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. METHODS: Patients who could not do a Valsalva manoeuvre for more than 6 months and diagnosed with chronic otitis media or ET dysfunction were prospectively enrolled. A 0.035-in. guide wire and 6-mm long balloon catheter with a diameter of 2 mm were used to dilate the cartilaginous portion of the ET under fluoroscopic guidance...
September 27, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946059/pregabalin-as-adjunct-in-a-multimodal-pain-therapy-after-traumatic-foot-amputation-a-case-report-of-a-4-year-old-girl
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Stephanie Wössner, Kirsten Weber, Anna C Steinbeck, Markus Oberhauser, Matthias Feuerecker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this case report is to describe a multimodal pain therapeutic concept including the adjunct use of pregabalin in a 4.5 year-old child after forefoot amputation. Phantom limb pain and sensation is a complex pain syndrome that is difficult to treat and prevent. 70-75% of all children develop such a pain syndrome after amputation. We describe here a paediatric patient who underwent forefoot amputation following traumatic foot injury and received multimodal pain therapy including pregabalin...
September 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895562/focal-ablation-therapy-for-renal-cancer-in-the-era-of-active-surveillance-and-minimally-invasive-partial-nephrectomy
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Serge Ginzburg, Jeffrey J Tomaszewski, Alexander Kutikov
Partial nephrectomy is the optimal surgical approach in the management of small renal masses (SRMs). Focal ablation therapy has an established role in the modern management of SRMs, especially in elderly patients and those with comorbidities. Percutaneous ablation avoids general anaesthesia and laparoscopic ablation can avoid excessive dissection; hence, these techniques can be suitable for patients who are not ideal surgical candidates. Several ablation modalities exist, of which radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation are most widely applied and for which safety and oncological efficacy approach equivalency to partial nephrectomy...
November 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893015/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-unilateral-spinal-anaesthesia-with-sequential-combined-spinal-epidural-anaesthesia-for-lower-limb-orthopaedic-surgery
#15
Jyoti Sandeep Magar, Kishori Dhaku Bawdane, Rahul Patil
INTRODUCTION: Orthopaedic anaesthesia plan requires customi-zation as per patient's need for safe outcome. Sequential Combined Spinal Epidural Anaesthesia (Sequential CSEA) and Unilateral Single Shot Spinal anaesthesia (Unilateral SA), both have advantages over conventional spinal anaesthesia that they provide longer lasting block with less hypotension. AIM: To compare safety and efficacy of unilateral spinal anaesthesia with sequential combined spinal epidural anaesthesia for lower limb orthopaedic surgery ...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891203/effects-of-epidural-volume-extension-by-saline-injection-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-intrathecal-local-anaesthetics-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-meta-regression-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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REVIEW
M Heesen, S Weibel, M Klimek, R Rossaint, L R Arends, P Kranke
Epidural volume extension, a modification of combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia, involves the epidural injection of saline in order to increase the spread of drugs given intrathecally. Results from individual studies have so far been contradictory and we aimed to gather the available evidence for this technique. We performed a systematic literature search for randomised, controlled trials comparing epidural volume extension after spinal injection with a control group without epidural injection in patients undergoing surgery...
November 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882740/effect-of-sleep-deprivation-after-a-night-shift-duty-on-simulated-crisis-management-by-residents-in-anaesthesia-a-randomised-crossover-study
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Ségolène Arzalier-Daret, Clément Buléon, Marie-Laure Bocca, Pierre Denise, Jean-Louis Gérard, Jean-Luc Hanouz
BACKGROUND: Sleep deprivation has been associated with an increased incidence of medical errors and can jeopardise patients' safety during medical crisis management. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of sleep deprivation on the management of simulated anaesthesia crisis by residents in anaesthesiology. METHODS: A randomised, comparative, monocentric crossover study involving 48 residents in anaesthesia was performed on a high fidelity patient simulator...
September 4, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857785/comparison-of-the-laryngeal-mask-airway-supreme-and-the-i-gel-in-paralysed-elderly-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Myoung H Kim, Jae H Lee, Yong S Choi, Sujung Park, Seokyung Shin
BACKGROUND: The laryngeal mask airway supreme (LMA-S) and i-gel are both popular second-generation supraglottic airway devices that have been widely studied in surgical patients, but their differences in clinical performance in the elderly are not clear. OBJECTIVE: We compared the efficacy and safety of the LMA-S and i-gel in anaesthetised and paralysed elderly patients. DESIGN: A prospective, randomised and parallel study. SETTING: Single-centre trial, study period January 2014 from to October 2016...
August 28, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830363/recovery-and-prediction-of-postoperative-muscle-power-is-it-still-a-problem
#19
Martin Zoremba, Dennis Kornmann, Benjamin Vojnar, Rene Burchard, Thomas Wiesmann, Hinnerk Wulf, Thomas Kratz
BACKGROUND: In the postoperative period, immediate recovery of muscular power is essential for patient safety, but this can be affected by anaesthetic drugs, opioids and neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA). In this cohort study, we evaluated anaesthetic and patient-related factors contributing to reduced postoperative muscle power and pulse oximetric saturation. METHODS: We prospectively observed 615 patients scheduled for minor surgery. Premedication, general anaesthesia and respiratory settings were standardized according to standard operating procedures (SOP)...
August 22, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826981/operation-and-organisation-of-ambulatory-surgery-in-france-results-of-a-nationwide-survey-the-opera-study
#20
Marc Beaussier, Pierre Albaladejo, Didier Sciard, Laurent Jouffroy, Dan Benhamou, Claude Ecoffey, Frederic Aubrun
Operation and organisation of ambulatory surgical activity in France remains largely undocumented. This nationwide observational prospective survey, carried out between December 2013 and December 2014, was undertaken to characterise the organisational processes of ambulatory surgery in France. Three hundred centres were randomly chosen from a list of 891 hospitals practicing ambulatory surgery, with stratification according to the type of facility (public general hospital, university hospital, private hospital) and region...
August 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
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