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Global anesthesia

Manuel de la Matta
It is universally accepted that deep sedation involves more risks than light-to-moderate sedation. Deep sedation for endoscopic explorations is normally provided by anesthesiologists in Spain and in most countries of the European Unión. The present debate about deep sedation-anesthesia states goes beyond the topic of cardiovascular and respiratory adverse events, and targets the cognitive consequences and global increased mortality of uncontrolled sedation states, especially in specific fragile populations...
October 19, 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
M J Paldino, F Golriz, M L Chapieski, W Zhang, Z D Chu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The biologic basis for intelligence rests to a large degree on the capacity for efficient integration of information across the cerebral network. We aimed to measure the relationship between network architecture and intelligence in the pediatric, epileptic brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were retrospectively identified with the following: 1) focal epilepsy; 2) brain MR imaging at 3T, including resting-state functional MR imaging; and 3) full-scale intelligence quotient measured by a pediatric neuropsychologist...
October 13, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Andrea Fabiani, Lucilla Servi, Alessandra Filosa, Fabrizio Fioretti, Valentina Maurelli, Flavia Tombolini, Matteo Tallè, Gabriele Mammana
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUS-Bx) is the definitive step in the diagnosis of prostate cancer (CaP). Patients (pts) generally experience significant pain during the procedure at the point that biopsy should be accompanied by some form of anesthesia. Several different factors influence pain perception (PP) during TRUS-Bx. In our study we want to assess that the use of an ergonomic smaller sized probe reduces PP during the procedure independently from the administration of local anesthesia or pain relieving drugs...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Joanna Davies, Rezan Kadir
Management of factor XI (FXI) deficiency in pregnancy is complicated by lack of correlation between FXI level and bleeding risk. Clinicians should be vigilant about the potential for prolonged or excessive bleeding following miscarriage or termination of pregnancy, or postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). A multidisciplinary approach along with an individual care plan is recommended to prevent bleeding complications. Assessment of bleeding history, FXI level, and global tests of hemostasis can aid management decisions regarding hemostatic prophylaxis...
October 3, 2016: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Michael J Barrington, Samuel R Gledhill, Roman Kluger, Alexander L Clarke, Daniel M Wong, Henry Davidson, Rowan Thomas
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided techniques improve outcomes in regional anesthesia when compared with traditional techniques; however, this assertion has not been studied with novices. The primary objective of this study was to compare sensory and motor block after axillary brachial plexus block when performed by novice trainees allocated to an ultrasound- or nerve-stimulator-guided group. A secondary objective was to compare the rates of skill acquisition between the 2 groups. METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized, observer-blinded, 2-arm controlled trial...
September 28, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Hiroe Onaka, Masashi Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi, Eiji Uchida, Atsuhiro Sakamoto
AIM: Opioids are increasingly used to control postoperative pain via intravenous patient-controlled analgesia, with several advantages. The present study evaluated the effects of intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with different doses of fentanyl on postoperative pain and on the quality of physical/emotional recovery from surgery and anesthesia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 288 patients, and evaluated whether intravenous patient-controlled analgesia with fentanyl correlated with the degree of postoperative pain...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
Franklin C Lee, Sarah K Holt, Ryan S Hsi, Brandon Haynes, Jonathan D Harper
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of a Belladonna and Opium (B&O) rectal suppository administered immediately prior to ureteroscopy and stent placement could reduce stent-related discomfort. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study was performed from August 2013 to December 2014. 71 subjects were enrolled and randomized to receive a B&O (15mg/30mg) or placebo suppository after induction of general anesthesia immediately prior to ureteroscopy and stent placement...
September 19, 2016: Urology
Kimberly J Dunham-Snary, Danchen Wu, Edward A Sykes, Amar Thakrar, Leah Rg Parlow, Jeffrey D Mewburn, Joel L Parlow, Stephen L Archer
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) is a homeostatic mechanism that is intrinsic to the pulmonary vasculature. Intrapulmonary arteries constrict in response to alveolar hypoxia, diverting blood to better-oxygenated lung segments, thereby optimizing ventilation-perfusion matching and systemic oxygen delivery. In response to alveolar hypoxia, a mitochondrial sensor dynamically changes reactive oxygen species and redox couples in PASMC. This inhibits potassium channels, depolarizes PASMC, activates voltage-gated calcium channels, and increases cytosolic calcium, causing vasoconstriction...
September 16, 2016: Chest
Michelle Chiu, Jordan Tarshis, Andreas Antoniou, T Laine Bosma, Jessica E Burjorjee, Neil Cowie, Simone Crooks, Kate Doyle, David Dubois, Tobias Everett, Rachel Fisher, Megan Hayter, Genevieve McKinnon, Diana Noseworthy, Noel O'Regan, Greg Peachey, Arnaud Robitaille, Michael Sullivan, Marshall Tenenbein, Marie-Helene Tremblay
The specialty of anesthesiology will soon adopt the Competence By Design (CBD) approach to residency education developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). A foundational component of CBD is frequent and contextualized assessment of trainees. In 2013, the RCPSC Anesthesiology Specialty Committee assembled a group of simulation educators, representing each of the 17 Canadian anesthesiology residency programs, to form the Canadian National Anesthesiology Simulation Curriculum (CanNASC) Task Force...
September 16, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Wei-Feng Liu, Hai-Hua Shu, Guo-Dong Zhao, Shu-Ling Peng, Jin-Fang Xiao, Guan-Rong Zhang, Ke-Xuan Liu, Wen-Qi Huang
OBJECTIVE: This multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study evaluated the efficacy and side effects of parecoxib during patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) after abdominal hysterectomy. METHODS: A total of 240 patients who were scheduled for elective abdominal hysterectomy under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia received PCEA plus postoperative intravenous parecoxib 40 mg or saline every 12 h for 48 h after an initial preoperative dose of parecoxib 40 mg or saline...
2016: PloS One
Andreas Ranft, Daniel Golkowski, Tobias Kiel, Valentin Riedl, Philipp Kohl, Guido Rohrer, Joachim Pientka, Sebastian Berger, Alexander Thul, Max Maurer, Christine Preibisch, Claus Zimmer, George A Mashour, Eberhard F Kochs, Denis Jordan, Rüdiger Ilg
BACKGROUND: The neural correlates of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness have yet to be fully elucidated. Sedative and anesthetic states induced by propofol have been studied extensively, consistently revealing a decrease of frontoparietal and thalamocortical connectivity. There is, however, less understanding of the effects of halogenated ethers on functional brain networks. METHODS: The authors recorded simultaneous resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography in 16 artificially ventilated volunteers during sevoflurane anesthesia at burst suppression and 3 and 2 vol% steady-state concentrations for 700 s each to assess functional connectivity changes compared to wakefulness...
November 2016: Anesthesiology
D Carracedo, L López-Fando, M D Sánchez, M Á Jiménez, J M Gómez, I Laso, M Á Rodríguez, F J Burgos
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to compare direct costs of repairing pelvic organ prolapse by laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LS) against vaginal mesh (VM). Our hypothesis is the correction of pelvic organ prolapse by LS has a similar cost per procedure compared to VM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We made a retrospective comparative analysis of medium cost per procedure of first 69 consecutive LS versus first 69 consecutive VM surgeries. We calculate direct cost for each procedure: structural outlays, personal, operating room occupation, hospital stay, perishable or inventory material and prosthetic material...
September 7, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
P Niclas Broer, Hillary E Jenny, Joshua S Ng-Kamstra, Sabrina Juran
In September 2015, the international community came together to agree on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action for people, the planet, and prosperity. Ambitious and far-reaching as they are, they are built on three keystones: the elimination of extreme poverty, fighting climate change, and a commitment to fighting injustice and inequality. Critical to the achievement of the Agenda is the global realization of access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care when needed. The landmark report by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery estimated that between 28 and 32 percent of the global burden of disease is amenable to surgical treatment...
May 2016: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Ilaria Campo, Maurizio Luisetti, Matthias Griese, Bruce C Trapnell, Francesco Bonella, Jan Grutters, Koh Nakata, Coline H M Van Moorsel, Ulrich Costabel, Vincent Cottin, Toshio Ichiwata, Yoshikazu Inoue, Antonio Braschi, Giacomo Bonizzoni, Giorgio A Iotti, Carmine Tinelli, Giuseppe Rodi
BACKGROUND: Whole lung lavage (WLL) is the current standard of care treatment for patients affected by pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). However, WLL is not standardized and international consensus documents are lacking. Our aim was to obtain a factual portrayal of WLL as currently practiced with respect to the procedure, indications for its use, evaluation of therapeutic benefit and complication rate. METHODS: A clinical practice survey was conducted globally by means of a questionnaire and included 27 centers performing WLL in pediatric and/or adult PAP patients...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Hersh Patel, Jung Kim, Tessa Kate Huncke
Citrullinemia type I is a rare autosomal recessive genetic condition that causes reduced activity of the enzyme, argininosuccinate synthase, which is needed for proper urea metabolism. The end result is hyperammonemia which can cause life-threatening neurologic symptoms and global developmental delay. Previous case reports of the anesthetic management of patients with citrullinemia describe delayed recovery possibly related to elevated ammonia levels postoperatively or choice of intraoperative anesthetics which have included narcotics...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Sensen Liu, ShiNung Ching
Burst suppression, a pattern of the electroencephalogram characterized by quasi-periodic alternation of high-voltage activity (burst) and isoelectric silence (suppression), is typically associated with states of unconsciousness, such as in deep general anesthesia and certain etiologies of coma. Recent computational models for burst suppression have attributed the slow (up to tens of seconds) time-scale of burst termination and re-initiation to cycling in supportive physiological process, such as cerebral metabolism...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Mathematical Biology
Ajay Kumar Jha, Vishwas Malik, Parag Gharde, Sandeep Chauhan, Usha Kiran, Milind P Hote
OBJECTIVES: The postoperative course following on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with severe left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction is often unpredictable. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify predictors of poor postoperative outcome in this subset of patients. DESIGN: Prospective observational study SETTING: Single university hospital PARTICIPANTS: Forty patients with severe LV systolic dysfunction undergoing isolated on-pump CABG INTERVENTIONS: None MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Comprehensive transesophageal echocardiographic examination was performed to obtain the indices of systolic and diastolic LV function after induction of anesthesia...
April 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Shlomo B Cohen, Jerome Bouaziz, Ariella Jakobson-Setton, Motti Goldenberg, Eyal Schiff, Raoul Orvieto, Adrian Shulman
OBJECTIVE: Investigate a novel office hysteroscopic tubal catheterization therapeutic method for proximal tubal occlusion. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study in a tertiary referral center. We evaluated the procedure on a group of 27 patients that were referred to our unit for proximal tubal occlusion demonstrated by hysterosalpingography, 9 (33.3%) of them with primary infertility and 18 of them (66.6%) with secondary infertility. The intervention included the usage of the modified Novy cornual cannulation set which was inserted through a 5F working cannel during an office operative hysteroscopy, followed by fallopian tube irrigation with saline-air mixture under ultrasonographic imaging...
September 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Christakis Constantinides, Kathy Murphy
To-this-date, the exact molecular, cellular, and integrative physiological mechanisms of anesthesia remain largely unknown. Published evidence indicates that anesthetic effects are multifocal and occur in a time-dependent and coordinated manner, mediated via central, local, and peripheral pathways. Their effects can be modulated by a range of variables, and their elicited end-effect on the integrative physiological response is highly variable. This review summarizes the major cellular and molecular sites of anesthetic action with a focus on the paradigm of isoflurane (ISO) - the most commonly used anesthetic nowadays - and its use in prolonged in vivo rodent studies using imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Dror Cohen, Oressia H Zalucki, Bruno van Swinderen, Naotsugu Tsuchiya
What characteristics of neural activity distinguish the awake and anesthetized brain? Drugs such as isoflurane abolish behavioral responsiveness in all animals, implying evolutionarily conserved mechanisms. However, it is unclear whether this conservation is reflected at the level of neural activity. Studies in humans have shown that anesthesia is characterized by spatially distinct spectral and coherence signatures that have also been implicated in the global impairment of cortical communication. We questioned whether anesthesia has similar effects on global and local neural processing in one of the smallest brains, that of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)...
July 2016: ENeuro
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