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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221974/criteria-for-postoperative-mechanical-ventilation-after-thymectomy-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Keerthi Chigurupati, Shrinivas Gadhinglajkar, Rupa Sreedhar, Muraleedharan Nair, Madathipat Unnikrishnan, Manjusha Pillai
OBJECTIVE: To determine the criteria for postoperative mechanical ventilation after thymectomy in patients with Myasthenia Gravis. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Teritiary care centre. PARTICIPANTS: 77 Myasthenia gravis patients operated for thymectomy were studied. INTERVENTIONS: After obtaining clearance from Institutional ethics committee, medical records of 77 patients with MG, who were operated for thymectomy between January 2005 and December 2015 were reviewed in a retrospective manner...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221291/airway-stenting-in-patients-requiring-intubation-due-to-malignant-airway-stenosis-a-10-year-experience
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Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Kazumi Hori
Background: Critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory failure due to malignant airway stenosis often require emergency intubation and mechanical ventilation. Urgent intervention is necessary for the survival of such patients. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and outcomes of airway stenting in patients with malignant airway stenosis requiring emergency intubation. Methods: Patients with malignant airway stenosis who underwent emergency intubation prior to airway stent placement from September 2005 to September 2015 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219753/resection-of-primary-motor-cortex-tumors-feasibility-and-surgical-outcomes
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Stephen T Magill, Seunggu J Han, Jing Li, Mitchel S Berger
OBJECTIVE Brain tumors involving the primary motor cortex are often deemed unresectable due to the potential neurological consequences that result from injury to this region. Nevertheless, we have challenged this dogma for many years and used asleep, as well as awake, intraoperative stimulation mapping to maximize extent of resection. It remains unclear whether these tumors can be resected with acceptable morbidity, whether performing the surgery with the patient awake or asleep impacts extent of resection, and how stimulation mapping influences outcomes...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217941/intestinal-obstruction-in-early-neonatal-period-a-3-year-review-of-admitted-cases-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia
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Mustefa Mohammed, Tadesse Amezene, Moges Tamirat
Background: Failure to pass meconium by a full-term neonate within the first 24 hours should raise a suspicion of bowel obstruction. The objective of this study was to determine pattern of presentation, diagnosis and outcome of management of intestinal obstruction in the early neonatal period in the Neonatal Care Unit of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Retrospective chart review of admitted cases from January 2011 to December 2013 was done...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214418/choice-of-desflurane-or-propofol-for-the-maintenance-of-general-anesthesia-does-not-affect-the-risk-of-periprocedural-myocardial-damage-in-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Kenta Okitsu, Takeshi Iritakenishi, Tatsuyuki Imada, Michioki Kuri, Sho Carl Shibata, Yuji Fujino
PURPOSE: This study aimed to reveal whether the occurrence of periprocedural myocardial damage (PMD) decreases in patients who received volatile anesthetics to maintain general anesthesia compared with those who received propofol during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: We included one hundred and forty adult patients who underwent transfemoral TAVI under general anesthesia from January 2015 to March 2017 in this single-center retrospective review...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214325/anterior-colporrhaphy-a-standard-operation-systematic-review-of-the-technical-aspects-of-a-common-procedure-in-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ksenia Halpern-Elenskaia, Wolfgang Umek, Barbara Bodner-Adler, Engelbert Hanzal
INTRODUCTION: Anterior colporrhaphy (AC) is considered a standard procedure and is performed all over the world. However, not a single step of the procedure has ever been truly standardized and the rates of failure show a wide range in the literature from 0% up to 92%. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the differences in technique and procedure worldwide. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search up to March 2016 using the MeSH terms "(anterior AND (colporrhaph* or colporhaph* or repair* or cystocel*)" using Preferred Reporting Items for Sytematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
December 6, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211841/perioperative-benefit-and-outcome-of-thoracic-epidural-in-esophageal-surgery-a-clinical-review
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P Feltracco, A Bortolato, S Barbieri, E Michieletto, E Serra, A Ruol, S Merigliano, C Ori
Surgery for esophageal cancer is a highly stressful and painful procedure, and a significant amount of analgesics may be required to eliminate perioperative pain and blunt the stress response to surgery. Proper management of postoperative pain has invariably been shown to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications and accelerate recovery. Neuraxial analgesic techniques after major thoracic and upper abdominal surgery have long been established to reduce respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory, and neurohormonal complications...
December 2, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210794/effect-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-outcomes-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-studies
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Jianfeng Xie, Xiwen Zhang, Jingyuan Xu, Zhongheng Zhang, Nathan J Klingensmith, Songqiao Liu, Chun Pan, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been demonstrated to prevent organ dysfunction in cardiac surgery patients. However, recent large, prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) had controversial results. Thus, a meta-analysis of RCTs was performed to investigate whether RIPC can reduce the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute kidney injury (AKI), and mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Study data were collected from Medline, Elsevier, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Web of Science databases...
November 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210723/safe-labeling-practices-to-minimize-medication-errors-in-anesthesia-5-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Smita Prakash, Parul Mullick, Ajay Kumar, Mridula Pawar
Drug error is a significant hazard to patient health. Poor, incorrect, and inconsistent labeling of injectable medicines and fluids, and the devices used to deliver these, has been identified as a patient safety issue. We report 5 cases of medication error as a consequence of incorrect or inappropriate labeling and analyze their cause. Recommendations for safe and practical labeling practices in anesthesia based on a review of the literature are presented. Implementation of the recommended labeling practices can reduce the risk of medication error and contribute to the safe administration of drugs...
November 27, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209128/role-of-combined-propofol-and-sufentanil-anesthesia-in-endoscopic-injection-sclerotherapy-for-esophageal-varices
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Yang Yu, Sheng-Lin Qi, Yong Zhang
AIM: To investigate the efficacy and safety of a combination of sufentanil and propofol injection in patients undergoing endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) for esophageal varices (EVs). METHODS: Patients with severe EVs who underwent EIS with sufentanil and propofol anesthesia between April 2016 and July 2016 at our hospital were reviewed. Although EIS and sequential therapy were performed under endotracheal intubation, we only evaluated the efficacy and safety of anesthesia for the first EIS procedure...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207737/factors-affecting-post-caesarean-pain-intensity-among-women-in-the-northern-peninsular-of-malaysia
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Hanan Hussein Jasim, Syed Azhar Bin Syed Sulaiman, Amer Hayat Khan, Usha A/P S Rajah
Introduction: Caesarean section (CS) rate has increased considerably during the past years, accounting for 15% to 25% of births. During post-CS period, moderate to severe postoperative pain is a regularly reported problem. Ideally, the intensity of postoperative pain should be predicted so as to customize analgesia. Aim: To document the CS rate, assess the pain intensity and preoperative factors that may predict post caesarean pain among women in the Obstetric unit of a Hospital Pulau Pinang in Malaysia...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206787/outpatient-total-knee-arthroplasty-is-associated-with-higher-risk-of-perioperative-complications
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Armin Arshi, Natalie L Leong, Anthony D'Oro, Christopher Wang, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang, Kristofer J Jones, Frank A Petrigliano, Nelson F SooHoo
BACKGROUND: As concerns regarding health-care expenditure in the U.S. remain at the national forefront, outpatient arthroplasty is an appealing option for carefully selected patient populations. The purpose of this study was to determine the nationwide trends and complication rates associated with outpatient total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in comparison with standard inpatient TKA. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the Humana subset of the PearlDiver Patient Record Database to identify patients who had undergone TKA (Current Procedural Terminology [CPT] code 27447) as either outpatients or inpatients from 2007 to 2015...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206698/surgery-and-discontinuation-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-current-perspectives
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Nikola Bradic, Zdenko Povsic-Cevra
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews the current evidence for continuing or discontinuing angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) during the perioperative period. RECENT FINDINGS: In patients undergoing treatment of hypertension with ACEIs or ARBs, there are both benefits associated with continuing these medications during the perioperative period and higher risk for perioperative hypotension and its complications...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206091/effects-of-caffeine-administration-on-sedation-and-respiratory-parameters-in-patients-recovering-from-anesthesia
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Nafisseh S Warner, Matthew A Warner, Darrel R Schroeder, Juraj Sprung, Toby N Weingarten
Caffeine has been shown to enhance the speed of recovery from general anesthesia in murine models, though data in human patients is lacking. This is a retrospective review of intravenous caffeine administration (median dose 150 [125, 250] mg) to 151 heavily sedated patients in the post anesthesia recovery area, to determine the association between caffeine administration and changes in sedation score, respiratory rate, and oxyhemoglobin saturation. Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) score, respiratory rate, and oxyhemoglobin saturation values were obtained during the 90-minute period prior to and following caffeine administration...
December 5, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205678/perioperative-management-of-gastrostomy-tube-placement-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-a-role-for-a-perioperative-surgical-home
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Ariane Boivin, Richard Antonelli, Navil F Sethna
BACKGROUND: In past decades, Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients have been living longer and as the disease advances, patients experience multisystemic deterioration. Older patients often require gastrostomy tube placement for nutritional support. For optimizing the perioperative care, a practice of multidisciplinary team can better anticipate, prevent, and manage possible complications and reduce the overall perioperative morbidity and mortality. AIMS: The aim of this study was to review our experience with perioperative care of adolescent and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergoing gastrostomy by various surgical approaches in order to identify challenges and improve future perioperative care coordination to reduce morbidity...
December 5, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205061/does-advancing-technology-improve-outcomes-comparison-of-the-da-vinci-standard-s-si-to-the-xi-robotic-platforms-during-robotic-nephroureterctomy
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Manish Navnitlal Patel, Ashok Hemal
INTRODUCTION: With the introduction of laparoscopy and now robotics, more patients are able to reap benefit from minimally invasive techniques during urologic surgery. With these advancing technologies it is important to evaluate whether the outlay of hospital capital actually improves patient care. To date, there has been very little literature regarding the impact of these advances on patient outcomes. In this paper, we directly compare perioperative outcomes and hospital costs between the older da Vinci Standard/S/Si platform the newer Xi robotic platform during nephroureterectomy...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204425/continuous-non-invasive-arterial-pressure-assessment-during-surgery-to-improve-outcome
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REVIEW
Alena Stenglova, Jan Benes
Blood pressure (BP) is one of the most important variables evaluated during almost every medical examination. Most national anesthesiology societies recommend BP monitoring at least once every 5 min in anesthetized subjects undergoing surgical procedures. In most cases, BP is monitored non-invasively using oscillometric cuffs. Although the risk of arterial cannulation is not very high, the invasive BP monitoring is usually indicated only in the case of high-risk patients or in complex surgical procedures...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202701/effects-of-sevoflurane-and-propofol-on-the-development-of-pneumonia-after-esophagectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Guo-Hua Zhang, Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pneumonia (PP) is one of the common complications following esophagectomy and associated with poor short- and long-term outcomes. Sevoflurane and propofol, which have inflammatory-modulating effects, are common used general anesthetics. This study aimed to compare the effects of anesthesia with sevoflurane and propofol on the development of PP after esophageal surgery for cancer. METHODS: The electronic medical records of patients who underwent elective esophagectomy between July 2013 and July 2016 were reviewed...
December 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200368/influence-of-fasting-duration-on-body-fluid-and-hemodynamics
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Masanori Tsukamoto, Takashi Hitosugi, Takeshi Yokoyama
Fasting before general anesthesia aims to reduce the volume and acidity of stomach contents, which reduces the risk of regurgitation and aspiration. Prolonged fasting for many hours prior to surgery could lead to unstable hemodynamics, however. Therefore, preoperative oral intake of clear fluids 2 hours prior to surgery is recommended to decrease dehydration without an increase in aspiration risk. In this study, we investigated the body fluid composition and hemodynamics of patients undergoing general anesthesia as the first case of the day versus the second subsequent case...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200071/evidence-basis-for-regional-anesthesia-in-ambulatory-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-part-iii-local-instillation-analgesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eric M Yung, Richard Brull, Eric Albrecht, Girish P Joshi, Faraj W Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Local infiltration analgesia offers effective postoperative analgesia after knee arthroplasty, but the role of its counterpart, local instillation analgesia (LIA), in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the analgesic benefits of LIA for outpatient ACLR. METHODS: We sought randomized controlled trials investigating the analgesic effects of LIA versus control in adults having outpatient ACLR and receiving multimodal analgesia (excluding nerve blocks, which are examined in parts I and II of this project)...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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