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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078374/-anaesthesia-procedures-and-invasive-vascular-access-in-severely-injured-patients-at-trauma-room-admission-in-germany-an-online-survey
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M F Struck, P Hilbert-Carius, B Hossfeld, J Hinkelbein, M Bernhard, T Wurmb
BACKGROUND: The continuous monitoring of vital parameters and subsequent therapy belong to the core duties of anaesthetists during acute trauma resuscitation in the trauma room. Important procedures may include placement of arterial lines and central venous catheters (CVCs). Knowledge of indication, performance and localization of invasive catheterisation of trauma care in Germany is scarce. METHODS: After approval of the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine we conducted an online survey about arterial and central venous catheterisation of severely injured patients with consideration of common practice used by anaesthetists in German trauma rooms...
January 11, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050474/technique-efficiency-and-safety-of-different-nerve-blocks-for-analgesia-in-laser-ablation-and-sclerotherapy-for-lower-limb-superficial-venous-insufficiency-a-multicentre-experience
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Krishna Prasad Premnath Bellam, Binu Joy, Abhilash Sandhyala, Kiran Naiknaware, Brijesh Ray, Vijayakumar
INTRODUCTION: Laser ablation and sclerotherapy, as minimally invasive alternatives to surgery for varicose veins, have good efficacy, safety and cosmetic result. Some form of anaesthesia is generally used for pain control. AIM: To describe the technique and evaluate the efficacy and safety of femoral, saphenous and sciatic nerve blocks in isolation or in combination for analgesia during laser ablation and sclerotherapy for lower limb varicose veins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, over a period of 33 months, in 856 limbs of 681 patients with varicose veins, ultrasound guided femoral, saphenous and sciatic nerve blocks for analgesia were performed in 769, 808 and 52 instances respectively; following which, endovenous laser ablation, sclerotherapy or combination of both were carried out using standard practice...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050391/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-intramuscular-piroxicam-and-tramadol-for-post-operative-pain-in-patients-undergoing-caesarean-delivery
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Tejashree Thippeswamy, Bhuvana Krishnaswamy, Girish M Bengalorkar, Narayanaswamy Mariyappa
INTRODUCTION: Post-caesarean section pain can be both stressful and unfavourable. Effective and rapid reduction of pain facilitates early ambulation and care of the new born. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids are used for pain relief but they are associated with adverse effects both in the mother and the child. AIM: To evaluate efficacy and safety of piroxicam and tramadol in post-caesarean section pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primigravidae who underwent elective caesarean section received either piroxicam 20mg or tramadol 100mg intra-muscularly, following recovery from anaesthesia...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044334/monitoring-the-anaesthetist-in-the-operating-theatre-professional-competence-and-patient-safety
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REVIEW
J Larsson
This article about competence and patient safety in anaesthesia was inspired by a statement in the 2015 AAGBI guidelines on monitoring during anaesthesia: 'the presence of an appropriately trained and experienced anaesthetist is important for patient safety during anaesthesia'. The review starts with a structured description of competence, presenting five dimensions of it; the first two dimensions are identical with the two classical attributes of competence, practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Concerning skills, the value of aiming for a high level of proficiency early in a traning programme is pointed out, and deliberate practice is given as an example of a pedagogical model where aiming for excellence is a core idea...
January 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039240/medication-safety-in-the-operating-room-literature-and-expert-based-recommendations
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J A Wahr, J H Abernathy, E H Lazarra, J R Keebler, M H Wall, I Lynch, R Wolfe, R L Cooper
Human error poses significant risk for hospitalized patients causing an estimated 100,000 to 400,000 deaths in the USA annually. Medication errors contribute, with error occurring in 5.3% of medication administrations during surgery. In this study 70.3% of medication errors were deemed preventable. Given the paucity of randomized controlled studies, we undertook a rigorous review of the literature to identify recommendations supported by expert opinions. An extensive literature search pertaining to medication error, medication safety, operating room, and anaesthesia was performed...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029669/safety-and-efficacy-of-spinal-anaesthesia-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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R Shah, A S Thapa, N Lamichhane, S R Kc
INTRODUCTION: Renal stone is one of the common entities occurring in our population. There are different treatment modalities of stones; out of those percutaneous nephrolithotomy is one of the most popular and effective for the renal and upper tract stones. This study is based to compare the safety and efficacy of spinal anaesthesia and general anaesthesia in PCNL. METHODS: In a randomized prospective study 60 patients were divided in two groups; group 1 (n=30) underwent PCNL in general anaesthesia and group 2 (n=30) underwent PCNL in spinal anaesthesia in prone position with the conventional technique...
October 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003691/all-india-difficult-airway-association-2016-guidelines-for-the-management-of-unanticipated-difficult-tracheal-intubation-in-obstetrics
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Venkateswaran Ramkumar, Ekambaram Dinesh, Sumalatha Radhakrishna Shetty, Amit Shah, Pankaj Kundra, Sabyasachi Das, Sheila Nainan Myatra, Syed Moied Ahmed, Jigeeshu Vasishtha Divatia, Apeksh Patwa, Rakesh Garg, Ubaradka S Raveendra, Jeson Rajan Doctor, Dilip K Pawar, Singaravelu Ramesh
The various physiological changes in pregnancy make the parturient vulnerable for early and rapid desaturation. Severe hypoxaemia during intubation can potentially compromise two lives (mother and foetus). Thus tracheal intubation in the pregnant patient poses unique challenges, and necessitates meticulous planning, ready availability of equipment and expertise to ensure maternal and foetal safety. The All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA) proposes a stepwise plan for the safe management of the airway in obstetric patients...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998332/-electroshock-therapy-in-the-third-reich
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Lara Rzesnitzek, Sascha Lang
The history of 'electroshock therapy' (now known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)) in Europe in the Third Reich is still a neglected chapter in medical history. Since Thomas Szasz's 'From the Slaughterhouse to the Madhouse', prejudices have hindered a thorough historical analysis of the introduction and early application of electroshock therapy during the period of National Socialism and the Second World War. Contrary to the assumption of a 'dialectics of healing and killing', the introduction of electroshock therapy in the German Reich and occupied territories was neither especially swift nor radical...
January 2017: Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988979/anaesthetic-management-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-adults
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REVIEW
David R Hillman, Frances Chung
Anaesthesia and sleep are different states of unconsciousness with considerable physiological common ground. Because of their shared depressant effects on muscle activation and ventilatory drive, patients with anatomically compromised airways will tend to obstruct in either state and those with impaired ventilatory capacity will tend to hypoventilate. Breathing behaviour in one state is predictive of that in the other. An essential difference is that while arousal responses are preserved during sleep, they are depressed during sedation and abolished by anaesthesia...
December 17, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981928/comparison-of-direct-trocar-insertion-with-other-techniques-for-laparoscopy
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Muhammad Tariq, Raees Ahmed, Shafqat Rehman, Mudassar Sajjad
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of direct trocar insertion (DTI) before creating pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic procedures. STUDY DESIGN: An observational study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Kohat, Pakistan from November 2013 to January 2015. METHODOLOGY: All the cases undergoing laparoscopy at the study centre in the above duration were included in the study after approval from the Hospital Ethical Committee and informed written consent...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979834/ciclosporin-to-protect-renal-function-in-cardiac-surgery-ciprics-a-study-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-proof-of-concept-study
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Per Ederoth, Edgars Grins, Alain Dardashti, Björn Brondén, Carsten Metzsch, André Erdling, Shahab Nozohoor, Arash Mokhtari, Magnus J Hansson, Eskil Elmér, Lars Algotsson, Stefan Jovinge, Henrik Bjursten
INTRODUCTION: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is common and results in increased morbidity and mortality. One possible mechanism for AKI is ischaemia-reperfusion injury caused by the extracorporeal circulation (ECC), resulting in an opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) in the kidneys, which can lead to cell injury or cell death. Ciclosporin may block the opening of mPTP if administered before the ischaemia-reperfusion injury. We hypothesised that ciclosporin given before the start of ECC in cardiac surgery can decrease the degree of AKI...
December 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930962/aiming-for-excellence-a-simulation-based-study-on-adapting-and-testing-an-instrument-for-developing-non-technical-skills-in-norwegian-student-nurse-anaesthetists
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Fiona M Flynn, Kjersti Sandaker, Randi Ballangrud
There is increasing focus on building safety into anaesthesia practice, with excellence in anaesthesia as an aspirational goal. Non-technical skills are an important factor in excellence and improved patient safety, though there have been few systematic attempts at integrating them into anaesthesia nursing education. This study aimed to test the reliability of NANTS-no, a specially adapted behavioural marker system for nurse anaesthetists in Norway, and explore the development of non-technical skills in student nurse anaesthetists...
November 29, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913269/the-structure-organisation-and-perioperative-management-of-ambulatory-surgery-and-anaesthesia-in-france-methodology-of-the-sfar-opera-study
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Pierre Albaladejo, Frédéric Aubrun, Charles-Marc Samama, Laurent Jouffroy, Marc Beaussier, Dan Benhamou, Pauline Romegoux, Kristina Skaare, Jean Luc Bosson, Claude Ecoffey
The organization of health care establishments and perioperative care are essential for ensuring the quality of care and safety of patients undergoing outpatient surgery. In order to correctly inventory these organizations and practices, in 2013-2014, the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care organized an extensive practical survey in French ambulatory surgery units entitled the "OPERA" study (Organisation PERiopératoire de l'anesthésie en chirurgie Ambulatoire). From among all of the ambulatory surgery centres listed by the Agences Régionales de Santé [Regional Health Agencies, France], 206 public and private centres were randomly selected...
November 29, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909595/effect-of-smoking-on-reversing-neuromuscular-block
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Ömür Öztürk, Gülbin Yalçın Sezen, Handan Ankaralı, Onur Özlü, Yavuz Demiraran, Hakan Ateş, Burhan Dost
OBJECTIVE: Rocuronium is a non-depolarising, intermediate-acting, monoquaternary amino steroid and was brought into clinical use as a potentially ideal muscle relaxant. Post-operative residual curarisation (PORC) results from the prolonged effects of non-depolarising neuromuscular blocking agents. This is a common problem and seriously affects patient safety. No recent study has investigated the effects of sugammadex on smokers, which is often used to restore neuromuscular block and avoid PORC...
August 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867510/effect-of-adding-intrathecal-morphine-to-a-multimodal-analgesic-regimen-for-postoperative-pain-management-after-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fatma Adel El Sherif, Ahmed Hassan Othman, Ahmad Mohammad Abd El-Rahman, Osama Taha
BACKGROUND: Pain control after bariatric surgery is a major challenge. Our objective was to study the efficacy and safety of intrathecal (IT) morphine 0.3 mg added to bupivacaine 0.5% for postoperative pain after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. METHODS: After local ethics committee approval, 100 morbidly obese patients scheduled for laparoscopic bariatric surgery were enrolled in this study. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups: Group I received IT 0...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867133/fiberoptic-bronchoscopy-and-remifentanil-target-controlled-infusion-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-hypoxaemic-respiratory-failure-a-descriptive-study
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Saïda Rezaiguia-Delclaux, Florent Laverdure, Talna Kortchinsky, Léa Lemasle, Audrey Imbert, François Stéphan
INTRODUCTION: Sedation optimizes patient comfort and ease of execution during fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB). Our objective was to describe the safety and efficacy of remifentanil-TCI during FOB in non-intubated, hypoxaemic, thoracic-surgery ICU patients. METHODS: Consecutive spontaneously breathing adults requiring FOB after thoracic surgery were included if they had hypoxaemia (PaO2/FiO2 < 300mmHg or need for non-invasive ventilation [NIV]) and prior FOB failure under topical anaesthesia...
November 17, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853812/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-laser-ablation-of-unifocal-t1n0m0-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-preliminary-results
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Wei Zhou, Shan Jiang, Weiwei Zhan, Jianqiao Zhou, Shangyan Xu, Lu Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous laser ablation (PLA) for unifocal T1N0M0 papillary thyroid microcarcinoma(PTMC). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in 30 patients with single PTMC which was diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). PLA was performed for proper time to achieve adequate ablation zones. The extent of ablation was assessed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) immediately and 7 days after PLA. Complications were recorded...
November 16, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843340/the-danish-anaesthesia-database
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REVIEW
Kristian Antonsen, Charlotte Vallentin Rosenstock, Lars Hyldborg Lundstrøm
AIM OF DATABASE: The aim of the Danish Anaesthesia Database (DAD) is the nationwide collection of data on all patients undergoing anesthesia. Collected data are used for quality assurance, quality development, and serve as a basis for research projects. STUDY POPULATION: The DAD was founded in 2004 as a part of Danish Clinical Registries (Regionernes Kliniske Kvalitetsudviklings Program [RKKP]). Patients undergoing general anesthesia, regional anesthesia with or without combined general anesthesia as well as patients under sedation are registered...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798454/laryngeal-tube-suction-ii-or-endotracheal-intubation-for-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-in-a-head-down-position-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Alexander Dünnebier, Daniel Gardill, Ina Kowalski, Udo X Kaisers, Thilo Busch, Claudia Höhne, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Sven Bercker
BACKGROUND: The laryngeal tube suction II (LTS II) is a supraglottic airway device (SAD) with a gastric drainage tube and enhanced seal properties as compared with other SADs. Therefore, its use has been proposed in situations with an elevated risk of aspiration. OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and efficacy of airway management and controlled mechanical ventilation when using either an LTS II or an endotracheal tube for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. DESIGN: Randomised, controlled, blinded and single-centre study...
October 27, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797095/anaesthesia-for-carotid-endarterectomy-ultrasound-guided-superficial-intermediate-cervical-plexus-block-combined-with-carotid-sheath-infiltration
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Paweł Mądro, Alina Dąbrowska, Jarosław Jarecki, Piotr Garba
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy carries a significant risk of intraoperative brain ischaemia. Various methods for intraoperative cerebral function monitoring can be utilized, but the assessment of the patient's consciousness remains the easiest and most available method, requiring that the patient remain awake and under local/regional anaesthesia. The aim of this study was to compare infiltration anaesthesia with an ultrasound-guided superficial/combined cervical plexus block for patient safety and comfort...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
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