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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924502/factors-influencing-healthcare-provider-respondent-fatigue-answering-a-globally-administered-in-app-survey
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Vikas N O'Reilly-Shah
BACKGROUND: Respondent fatigue, also known as survey fatigue, is a common problem in the collection of survey data. Factors that are known to influence respondent fatigue include survey length, survey topic, question complexity, and open-ended question type. There is a great deal of interest in understanding the drivers of physician survey responsiveness due to the value of information received from these practitioners. With the recent explosion of mobile smartphone technology, it has been possible to obtain survey data from users of mobile applications (apps) on a question-by-question basis...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922228/anesthesia-capacity-in-ghana-a-teaching-hospital-s-resources-and-the-national-workforce-and-education
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Mark A Brouillette, Alfred J Aidoo, Maria A Hondras, Nana A Boateng, Akwasi Antwi-Kusi, William Addison, Alec R Hermanson
BACKGROUND: Quality anesthetic care is lacking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Global health leaders call for perioperative capacity reports in limited-resource settings to guide improved health care initiatives. We describe a teaching hospital's resources and the national workforce and education in this LMIC capacity report. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, during 4 weeks in August 2016...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922218/not-if-but-how-using-technology-and-task-sharing-to-strengthen-the-global-anesthesia-workforce
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Elizabeth T Drum, M Dylan Bould
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889004/quantitative-vascular-neuroimaging-of-the-rat-brain-using-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-new-insights-on-vascular-organization-and-brain-function
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Codi A Gharagouzloo, Liam Timms, Ju Qiao, Zihang Fang, Joseph Nneji, Aniket Pandya, Praveen Kulkarni, Anne L van de Ven, Craig Ferris, Srinivas Sridhar
A method called Quantitative Ultra-Short Time-to-Echo Contrast Enhanced (QUTE-CE) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which utilizes superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) as a contrast agent to yield positive contrast angiograms with high clarity and definition is applied to the whole live rat brain. QUTE-CE MRI intensity data are particularly well suited for measuring quantitative cerebral blood volume (qCBV). A global map of qCBV in the awake resting-state with unprecedented detail was created via application of a 3D MRI rat brain atlas with 173 segmented and annotated brain areas...
September 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886850/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-lower-surgical-risk-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Vincent Auffret, Victor Becerra Munoz, Aurélie Loirat, Eric Dumont, Hervé Le Breton, Jean-Michel Paradis, Daniel Doyle, Robert De Larochellière, Siamak Mohammadi, Jean-Philippe Verhoye, François Dagenais, Marc Bedossa, Dominique Boulmier, Guillaume Leurent, Lluis Asmarats, Ander Regueiro, Chekrallah Chamandi, Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Emile Voisine, Anne-Sophie Moisan, Martin Thoenes, Mélanie Côté, Rishi Puri, Pierre Voisine, Josep Rodés-Cabau
Respiratory complications are a major factor contributing to postoperative morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to compare the rate of respiratory complications in patients with COPD with severe aortic stenosis who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) versus surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Low-to-intermediate surgical-risk patients with moderate or severe COPD who underwent TAVI or SAVR at 2 tertiary centers were included in this study...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885216/microcirculation-measurements-barriers-for-use-in-clinical-routine
#6
Dietrich Henzler, Matthias Scheffler, Arne Westheider, Thomas Köhler
BACKGROUND: In patients with shock, inflammation and sepsis alterations in microcirculation are common problems. Although the pathophysiologic consequences are well understood, measurements of microcirculation have not entered clinical routine so far. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the requirements for clinical microcirculation measurement techniques and the barriers for implementation into routine practice. METHODS: Clinical review of reliability, reproducibility, validity, availability and usefulness of clinically available measurement techniques to be used in patients with sepsis or cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883778/examination-of-risk-factors-for-the-development-of-surgical-site-infections
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Slobodan Stanic, Janja Bojanic, Predrag Grubor, Biljana Mijovic, Veljko Maric
INTRODUCTION: Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) and surgical site infections (SSI) are a global public health problem. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of SSIs at the Surgical Clinics of the University Clinical Centre Banja Luka and to identify risk factors for the development of SSIs. METHODS: In order to determine the frequency of SSIs through the incidence compared to the patients operated at the Surgical Clinics of the University Clinical Centre Banja Luka, we conducted a prospective cohort study which encompassed 11...
June 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875429/regional-differences-in-cerebral-glucose-metabolism-after-cardiac-arrest-and-resuscitation-in-rats-using-18-f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-and-autoradiography
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Alessandro Putzu, Silvia Valtorta, Giuseppe Di Grigoli, Matthias Haenggi, Sara Belloli, Antonio Malgaroli, Marco Gemma, Giovanni Landoni, Luigi Beretta, Rosa Maria Moresco
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Brain injury severity and prognosis of cardiac arrest patients are related to the cerebral areas affected. To this aim, we evaluated the variability and the distribution of brain glucose metabolism after cardiac arrest and resuscitation in an adult rat model. METHODS: Ten rats underwent 8-min cardiac arrest, induced with a mixture of potassium and esmolol, and resuscitation, performed with chest compressions and epinephrine...
September 5, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865915/anaesthetic-depth-control-using-closed-loop-anaesthesia-delivery-system-vs-target-controlled-infusion-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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V Mahajan, T Samra, G D Puri
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of anaesthetic depth control using Closed Loop Anaesthesia Delivery System (CLADS) and Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) in patients with moderate to severe left ventricular dysfunction (LVSD). DESIGN: Randomized control trial. PATIENTS: Forty ASA III/IV adult patients with moderate to severe LVSD scheduled for open heart surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Propofol was administered using CLADS or TCI for maintaining BIS of 50...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860786/risk-factors-and-early-outcomes-of-acute-renal-injury-after-thoracic-aortic-endograft-repair-for-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Songyuan Luo, Huanyu Ding, Jianfang Luo, Wei Li, Bing Ning, Yuan Liu, Wenhui Huang, Ling Xue, Ruixin Fan, Jiyan Chen
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become an emerging treatment modality for acute type B aortic dissection (TBAD) patients in recent years. The risk factors and impacts of acute kidney injury (AKI) after percutaneous TEVAR, however, have not been widely established. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the clinical records of 305 consecutive patients who admitted to our institution and had TEVAR for TBAD between December 2009 and June 2013...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798915/migration-and-workforce-planning-in-medicine-with-special-focus-on-anesthesiology
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Jannicke Mellin-Olsen
Counting health personnel and defining migration is more complicated than one should think at first glance. Migrating health workers are not a homogenous group, and many factors cause people to migrate-not only low wages but also lack of professional development possibilities, poor job satisfaction, outdated equipment, unsafe environment, and more. The opposite factors encourage people to stay. Many countries, including high-income countries benefit from remittances from migrating individuals. The World Health Organization has installed a code of Practice on the international recruitment of health workers...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793825/controlling-acute-pain-to-improve-the-quality-of-postoperative-pain-management-an-update-from-the-european-society-of-regional-anesthesia-meeting-held-in-maastricht-september-2016
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Jose De Andrés, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Frank Huygen, Edmund Neugebauer, William Fawcett
Improvement in postoperative pain management remains a global concern with a significant unmet need for patients. This was the focus of a 'Change Pain' session at the 35th European Society of Regional Anesthesia meeting (Maastricht, September 2016). Awareness of the size and nature of the problem is important to improve postoperative pain management strategies. Optimal treatment of acute pain should aim to avoid long-term sequelae such as the development of chronic pain disorders (e.g., phantom limb pain)...
August 10, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753173/the-wfsa-global-anesthesia-workforce-survey
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Peter Kempthorne, Wayne W Morriss, Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, Julian Gore-Booth
BACKGROUND: Safe anesthesia and surgical care are not available when needed for 5 billion of the world's 7 billion people. There are major deficiencies in the specialist surgical workforce in many parts of the world, and specific data on the anesthesia workforce are lacking. METHODS: The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists conducted a workforce survey during 2015 and 2016. The aim of the survey was to collect detailed information on physician anesthesia provider (PAP) and non-physician anesthesia provider (NPAP) numbers, distribution, and training...
September 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743122/utility-of-transbronchial-lung-cryobiopsy-in-non-interstitial-diseases
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Olivia Sánchez-Cabral, Dina Martínez-Mendoza, Sebastián Fernandez-Bussy, Berenice López-González, Carolina Perea-Talamantes, Rosa María Rivera-Rosales, César Luna-Rivero, José Arturo Martínez-Orozco, Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez, Patricio Santillán-Doherty, Gustavo Reyes-Terán
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TLCB), performed with a flexible cryoprobe, is an interventional pulmonology procedure that has proved its diagnostic value for interstitial pulmonary disease. However, it has not been explored extensively as a diagnostic tool for patients with non-interstitial lung pathology, including infectious and malignant diseases. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic yield and safety of an interventional pulmonology approach that integrates TLCB and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for the diagnosis of non-interstitial pulmonary disease...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719524/establishing-obstetric-anesthesiology-practice-guidelines-in-the-republic-of-armenia-a-global-health-collaboration
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Gordon Yuill, Ashot Amroyan, Simon Millar, Emil Vardapetyan, Ashraf S Habib, Medge D Owen
BACKGROUND: Disparity exists in anesthesia practices between high- and low-to-middle income countries, and awareness has been raised within the global health community to improve the standards of anesthesia care and patient safety. The establishment of international collaborations and appropriate practice guidelines may help address clinical care deficiencies. This report's aim was to assess the impact of a multiyear collaboration on obstetric anesthesia practices in the Republic of Armenia...
August 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713258/relationship-of-topology-multiscale-phase-synchronization-and-state-transitions-in-human-brain-networks
#16
Minkyung Kim, Seunghwan Kim, George A Mashour, UnCheol Lee
How the brain reconstitutes consciousness and cognition after a major perturbation like general anesthesia is an important question with significant neuroscientific and clinical implications. Recent empirical studies in animals and humans suggest that the recovery of consciousness after anesthesia is not random but ordered. Emergence patterns have been classified as progressive and abrupt transitions from anesthesia to consciousness, with associated differences in duration and electroencephalogram (EEG) properties...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701933/network-efficiency-and-posterior-alpha-patterns-are-markers-of-recovery-from-general-anesthesia-a-high-density-electroencephalography-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Vijay Tarnal, Giancarlo Vanini, Tarik Bel-Behar, Ellen Janke, Paul Picton, Goodarz Golmirzaie, Ben J A Palanca, Michael S Avidan, Max B Kelz, George A Mashour
Recent studies have investigated local oscillations, long-range connectivity, and global network patterns to identify neural changes associated with anesthetic-induced unconsciousness. These studies typically employ anesthetic protocols that either just cross the threshold of unconsciousness, or induce deep unconsciousness for a brief period of time-neither of which models general anesthesia for major surgery. To study neural patterns of unconsciousness and recovery in a clinically-relevant context, we used a realistic anesthetic regimen to induce and maintain unconsciousness in eight healthy participants for 3 h...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700368/regional-anesthesia-and-analgesia-in-cancer-care-is-it-time-to-break-the-bad-news
#18
Mir W Sekandarzad, André A J van Zundert, Chris W Doornebal, Markus W Hollmann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is ongoing controversy regarding the tumor-protective effects of regional anesthesia in patients undergoing cancer surgery. Evidence of up-to-date systematic reviews will be presented alongside recent updates on the effects of opioids and local anesthetics. RECENT FINDINGS: In recent years, the literature regarding the effects of regional anesthesia techniques on cancer recurrence has raised many unanswered questions. Ongoing randomized controlled trials may not be able to shed light on the controversial discussion regarding the tumor protective effects of regional anesthesia because the expected effect size and event rate in those studies may be overstated...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699371/minocycline-attenuates-high-mobility-group-box-1-translocation-microglial-activation-and-thalamic-neurodegeneration-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-postnatal-day-17-rats
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Dennis William Simon, Rajesh K Aneja, Henry Alexander, Michael J Bell, Hulya Bayir, Patrick M Kochanek, Robert S B Clark
In response to cell injury the danger signal high mobility group box-1 (HMGB) is released, activating macrophages by binding pattern recognition receptors. We investigated the role of the anti-inflammatory drug minocycline in attenuating HMGB1 translocation, microglial activation, and neuronal injury in a rat model of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). Postnatal day 17 Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to moderate-severe controlled cortical impact (CCI). Animals were randomized to treatment with minocycline (90 mg/kg, i...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682957/the-new-world-health-organization-recommendations-on-perioperative-administration-of-oxygen-to-prevent-surgical-site-infections-a-dangerous-reductionist-approach
#20
Manuel Wenk, Hugo Van Aken, Alexander Zarbock
In October 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) published recommendations for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs). Among those measures is a recommendation to administer oxygen at an inspired fraction of 80% intra- and postoperatively for up to 6 hours. SSIs have been identified as a global health problem, and the WHO should be commended for their efforts. However, this recommendation focuses only on the patient's "wound," ignores other organ systems potentially affected by hyperoxia, and may ultimately worsen patient outcomes...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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