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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543108/complications-and-30-day-hospital-readmission-rates-of-patients-undergoing-tracheostomy-a-prospective-analysis
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Emily Spataro, Nedim Durakovic, Dorina Kallogjeri, Brian Nussenbaum
OBJECTIVE: To determine inpatient and outpatient tracheostomy complication rates and 30-day hospital readmission rates, and to assess patient and procedural risk factors associated with complications and readmissions. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Adult patients undergoing tracheostomy at a single academic hospital performed by any service, for any indication, were enrolled in this study over the course of 1 year. All patients had complete 30-day follow-up after discharge to determine complication and hospital readmission rates...
May 23, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538591/intrathecal-morphine-and-oral-analgesics-provide-safe-and-effective-pain-control-after-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Ying Li, Rebecca A Hong, Christopher B Robbins, Kathleen M Gibbons, Ashlee E Holman, Michelle S Caird, Frances A Farley, Matthew D Abbott, Michelle C Burke
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that intrathecal morphine (ITM) and oral analgesics provide effective pain control after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and this protocol has a low complication rate so patients can be admitted to a general care floor. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have shown that ITM combined with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia or epidural infusion (EPI) provides effective pain control after PSF for AIS...
May 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537970/neuraxial-and-combined-neuraxial-general-anesthesia-compared-to-general-anesthesia-for-major-truncal-and-lower-limb-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lauren M Smith, Crispiana Cozowicz, Yoshiaki Uda, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Michael J Barrington
Neuraxial anesthesia may improve perioperative outcomes when compared to general anesthesia; however, this is controversial. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis using randomized controlled trials and population-based observational studies identified in MEDLINE, PubMed, and EMBASE from 2010 to May 31, 2016. Studies were included for adult patients undergoing major surgery of the trunk and lower extremity that reported: 30-day mortality (primary outcome), cardiopulmonary morbidity, surgical site infection, thromboembolic events, blood transfusion, and resource use...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535026/tetanus-%C3%A2-n%C3%A3-stan-bortgl%C3%A3-md-men-allvarlig-sjukdom-%C3%A3-ldre-kvinnor-%C3%A3-r-en-riskgrupp-diagnosen-kan-vara-en-utmaning
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Bernhard Hozgraefe, Akad Koria, Victoria Sem, Joak Johansson
Tetanus, an almost forgotten but serious disease Tetanus is the systemic consequence of a local infection with Clostridium tetani, that produces toxin which spreads in the systemic circulation. In developed countries, it is extremely rare. Women born before 1950 are a group at risk due to lower prevalence of immunisation. This report describes a case of tetanus. The patient is a previously healthy 82-year-old woman. She presented to primary care with a complaint of stiffness in the neck and jaw. A physical exam and basic laboratory tests were normal apart from a slightly increased blood pressure...
May 22, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533194/mortality-in-cardiac-surgery-myriad-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-volatile-anesthetics-rationale-and-design
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Giovanni Landoni, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Antonio Pisano, Caetano Nigro Neto, Umberto Benedetto, Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai, Marco Gemma, Samuele Frassoni, Felice Eugenio Agrò, Massimo Baiocchi, Filomena R Barbosa Gomes Galas, Andrei Bautin, Nikola Bradic, Cristiana Carollo, Giuseppe Crescenzi, Abeer Elnakera, Mohamed R El-Tahan, Evgeny Fominskiy, Ahmed G Farag, Gordana Gazivoda, Stefano Gianni, Evgeny Grigoryev, Fabio Guarracino, Sidik Hanafi, Weiqing Huang, Gudrun Kunst, Jan Kunstyr, Chong Lei, Rosalba Lembo, Zhi-Jian Li, Valery Likhvantsev, Andrey Lozovskiy, Jun Ma, Fabrizio Monaco, Paolo Navalesi, Bukamal Nazar, Vadim Pasyuga, Elena Porteri, Colin Royse, Laura Ruggeri, Hynek Ryha, Fernanda Santos Silva, Luca Severi, Vladimir Shmyrev, Nikolay Uvaliev, Cheng Bin Wang, Chew-Yin Wang, Dario Winterton, Chow-Yen Yong, Jingui Yu, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: There is initial evidence that the use of volatile anesthetics can reduce the postoperative release of cardiac troponin I, the need for inotropic support, and the number of patients requiring prolonged hospitalization following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Nevertheless, small Randomized Controlled Trials have failed to demonstrate a survival advantage. Thus, whether volatile anesthetics improve the postoperative outcome of cardiac surgical patients remains uncertain...
May 19, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530775/a-surgical-approach-to-iatrogenic-vascular-injuries-in-pediatric-cases
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Yüksel Beşir, Orhan Gökalp, Börteçin Eygi, Banu Bahriye Lafcı, Gamze Gökalp, Levent Yılık, Hasan İner, Ali Gürbüz
BACKGROUND: Surgical intervention is mandatory in many children who present with vascular trauma or in complicated cases after medical interventions. In this study, surgical interventions applied after vascular injuries in children were analyzed. METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2012, 17 patients (aged under 18) who were admitted to the emergency room with vascular injuries were retrospectively analyzed. The data was collected through hospital records...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526145/alpha-2-agonists
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Viet Nguyen, Dawn Tiemann, Edward Park, Ali Salehi
Alpha-2 adrenergic receptors are spread throughout the central and peripheral nervous system, specifically in the pontine locus coeruleus, medullospinal tracts, rostral ventrolateral medulla, and the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. Alpha-2 agonist agents cause neuromodulation in these centers, leading to sedation, analgesia, vasodilatation, and bradycardia with little effect on the respiratory drive, which accounts for their good safety profile. The 2 major drugs in this group are clonidine and dexmedetomidine...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504990/a-structured-transfer-of-care-process-reduces-perioperative-complications-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Michael Hall, Jamie Robertson, Matthias Merkel, Michael Aziz, Michael Hutchens
INTRODUCTION: Serious complications are common during the intensive care of postoperative cardiac surgery patients. Some of these complications may be influenced by communication during the process of handover of care from the operating room to the intensive care unit (ICU) team. A structured transfer of care process may reduce the rate of communication errors and perioperative complications. METHODS: We hypothesized that a collaborative, comprehensive, structured handover of care from the intraoperative team to the ICU team would reduce a specific set of postoperative complications...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502744/effect-of-high-dose-sodium-selenite-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-bi-center-trial
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Tanja Schmidt, Hans Pargger, Esther Seeberger, Friedemann Eckhart, Stefanie von Felten, Christoph Haberthür
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cardiac surgery is accompanied by oxidative stress and systemic inflammatory response, which may be associated with organ dysfunction and increased mortality. Selenium and selenoenzymes are important constituents of anti-oxidative defense. We hypothesized that high-dose sodium selenite supplementation can attenuate the postoperative inflammation and might, therefore, improve clinical outcome. METHODS: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, bi-center study on 411 adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494887/preoperative-risk-stratification-of-critically-ill-patients
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Curtis C Copeland, Andrew Young, Tristan Grogan, Eilon Gabel, Anahat Dhillon, Vadim Gudzenko
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Risk assessment historically emphasized cardiac morbidity and mortality in elective, outpatient, non-cardiac surgery. However, critically ill patients increasingly present for therapeutic interventions. Our study investigated the relationship of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class, revised cardiac risk index (RCRI), and sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score with survival to discharge in critically ill patients with respiratory failure. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis over a 21-month period...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487734/a-retrospective-analysis-of-oxygen-desaturation-during-acoustic-respiratory-rate-monitoring-in-non-icu-patients-following-tracheal-extubation-after-general-anesthesia
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Hideaki Kawanishi, Satoki Inoue, Masahiko Kawaguchi
Purpose. Acoustic respiratory rate (RRa) monitoring provides an accurate estimation of the respiratory rate (RR). We investigated the incidence of oxygen desaturation under RRa monitoring in a postoperative setting and identified its related factors. Methods. This study was a retrospective chart review of postoperative patients outside an intensive care unit setting. Using the data collected during the first 8 h postoperatively, patients were divided into oxygen desaturated (SpO2 < 90% for >10 s) and nondesaturated groups under oxygen administration...
2017: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486318/asking-a-better-question-development-and-evaluation-of-the-need-for-trauma-intervention-nfti-metric-as-a-novel-indicator-of-major-trauma
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Jacob W Roden-Foreman, Nakia R Rapier, Luanna Yelverton, Michael L Foreman
Many existing metrics, such as Injury Severity Score (ISS), cannot fully describe many trauma patients because of comorbidities. This study developed and evaluated the Need For Trauma Intervention (NFTI) metric as a novel indicator of major trauma. The NFTI metric was developed from an analysis of 2,396 trauma patients at a Level I trauma center. Six commonly recorded registry variables were found to be indicative of major trauma and comprised the NFTI criteria: receiving packed red blood cells within 4 hr; discharge from the emergency department (ED) to the operating room within 90 min; discharge from the ED to interventional radiology; discharge from the ED to the intensive care unit (ICU) with an ICU length of stay (LOS) of 3 or more days; mechanical ventilation outside of procedural anesthesia within 3 days; or death within 60 hr...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470134/standardized-icu-to-or-handoff-increases-communication-without-delaying-surgery
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Thomas J Caruso, Juan Luis Sandin Marquez, Melanie S Gipp, Stephen P Kelleher, Paul J Sharek
Purpose No studies have examined preoperative handoffs from the intensive care unit (ICU) to OR. Given the risk of patient harm, the authors developed a standardized ICU to OR handoff using a previously published handoff model. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether a standardized ICU to OR handoff process would increase the number of team handoffs and improve patient transport readiness. Design/methodology/approach The intervention consisted of designing a multidisciplinary, face-to-face handoff between sending ICU providers and receiving anesthesiologist and OR nurse, verbally presented in the I-PASS format...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461390/propofol-sedation-exacerbates-kidney-pathology-and-dissemination-of-bacteria-during-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infections
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Lavanya Visvabharathy, Nancy E Freitag
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for large numbers of post-surgical nosocomial infections across the United States and worldwide. Propofol anesthesia is widely used in surgery and in intensive care units, and recent evidence indicates that even brief exposure to propofol can substantially increase host susceptibility to microbial infection. Here we delineate the impact of propofol sedation on MRSA blood stream infections in mice in the presence and absence of prophylactic antibiotic treatment...
May 1, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461010/effects-of-ketamine-dexmedetomidine-and-propofol-anesthesia-on-emotional-memory-consolidation-in-rats-consequences-for-the-development-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Maria Morena, Andrea Berardi, Andrea Peloso, Daniela Valeri, Maura Palmery, Viviana Trezza, Gustav Schelling, Patrizia Campolongo
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or emergency care patients, exposed to traumatic events, are at increased risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) development. Commonly used sedative/anesthetic agents can interfere with the mechanisms of memory formation, exacerbating or attenuating the memory for the traumatic event, and subsequently promote or reduce the risk of PTSD development. Here, we evaluated the effects of ketamine, dexmedetomidine and propofol on fear memory consolidation and subsequent cognitive and emotional alterations related to traumatic stress exposure...
April 28, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455784/clinical-features-of-patients-with-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-due-to-negative-pressure-pulmonary-edema
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Damien Contou, Guillaume Voiriot, Michel Djibré, Vincent Labbé, Muriel Fartoukh, Antoine Parrot
PURPOSE: Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) with negative-pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is an uncommon yet life-threatening condition. We aimed at describing the circumstances, clinical, radiological, and bronchoscopic features, as well as the outcome of patients with NPPE-related DAH. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, observational cohort study, using data prospectively collected over 35 years in an intensive care unit (ICU). RESULTS: Of the 149 patients admitted for DAH, we identified 18 NPPE episodes in 15 patients, one admitted four times for recurrent NPPE-related DAH...
April 28, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449710/effects-of-colloid-pre-loading-on-thromboelastography-during-elective-intracranial-tumor-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-versus-5-human-albumin
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Yuanzhi Peng, Jianer Du, Xuan Zhao, Xueyin Shi, Yingwei Wang
BACKGROUND: Volume replacement therapy with colloid is still worth studying in major pediatric surgery with potential risk of bleeding. This study assessed the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and 5% Human Albumin (HA) on coagulation tested by thromboelastography (TEG) during elective intracranial tumor surgery in pediatric patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients undergoing intracranial tumor resection under general anesthesia were assigned to HES and HA groups (n = 30), and administered preloads of 20 mL · kg(-1) HES 130/0...
April 27, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432612/evaluation-of-the-analgesia-nociception-index-ani-in-healthy-awake-volunteers
#18
Rami Issa, Marco Julien, Elizabeth Décary, Olivier Verdonck, Louis-Philippe Fortier, Pierre Drolet, Philippe Richebé
BACKGROUND: Analgesia might be evaluated with simple changes in vital signs, a non-specific and non-sensitive method. Heart rate variability (HRV) correlates with autonomous nervous system activity and can be used to evaluate painful stimuli. Heart rate variability is then transformed into a numeric scale called the analgesia nociception index (ANI), where higher values represent predominant parasympathetic tone, thus low nociception. Under general anesthesia, the ANI decreases following painful stimuli and increases after administration of analgesia, but significant interindividual variability is present...
April 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431426/anesthesiologists-and-disaster-medicine-a-needs-assessment-for-education-and-training-and-reported-willingness-to-respond
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Heather K Hayanga, Daniel J Barnett, Natasha R Shallow, Michael Roberts, Carol B Thompson, Itay Bentov, Gozde Demiralp, Bradford D Winters, Deborah A Schwengel
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists provide comprehensive health care across the emergency department, operating room, and intensive care unit. To date, anesthesiologists' perspectives regarding disaster medicine and public health preparedness have not been described. METHODS: Anesthesiologists' thoughts and attitudes were assessed via a Web-based survey at 3 major academic institutions. Frequencies, percentages, and odds ratios (ORs) were used to assess self-reported perceptions of knowledge and skills, as well as attitudes and beliefs regarding education and training, employee development, professional obligation, safety, psychological readiness, efficacy, personal preparedness, and willingness to respond (WTR)...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416429/-life-threatening-sleepwalking-elpenor-s-syndrome-in-a-10-year-old-child
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M-A Madigand-Tordjman, P-J Egler, F Bertran, M Jokic, F Guénolé
Though benign in the majority of cases, sleepwalking sometimes causes injuries due, among other causes, to falls. Such accidents can be life-threatening - a situation that has been termed Elpenor syndrome (in reference to an accident experienced by a character in Homer's epic The Odyssey) - in particular when entailing defenestration. This syndrome has been described in adults and adolescents; we report here a case in a child. OBSERVATION: This 10-year-old girl was admitted at night to our hospital after a 3-m fall at home...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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