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Marianne Goudreault, Nago Humbert, France Gauvin, Monia Marzouki, Catherine K Beaumier, Dickens St-Vil, Nelson Piché
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric surgeons are often involved in the management of severely or terminally ill patients. However, articles addressing their specific roles in the context of palliative care are almost inexistent. We sought to characterize the involvement of pediatric surgeons caring for children near end of life. METHODS: Chart review of children who had a procedure under general anesthesia within 6months of their death over a five-year period at a tertiary children's hospital (excluding traumas and neonatology cases)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Asad A Khawaja, Dmitry Tumin, Ralph J Beltran, Joseph D Tobias, Joshua C Uffman
OBJECTIVES: General anesthesia or sedation can facilitate the completion of diagnostic radiological studies in children. We evaluated the incidence, predictors, and causes of adverse events (AEs) when general anesthesia is provided for diagnostic radiological imaging. METHODS: Deidentified data from 24 pediatric tertiary care hospitals participating in the Wake-Up Safe registry during 2010-2015 were obtained for analysis. Children 18 years or younger receiving general anesthesia for radiological procedures were identified using Current Procedural Terminology codes, and reported AEs were analyzed if they were associated with anesthetic care at magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography locations...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
Kyoung Lee, Jae Min Chung, Sang Don Lee
Purpose: Local anesthetic agents such as bupivacaine and lidocaine are commonly used after surgery for pain control. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the safety of a mixture of bupivacaine and lidocaine in children who underwent urologic inguinal and scrotal surgery. Materials and Methods: Fifty-five patients who underwent pediatric urologic outpatient surgeries, were prospectively enrolled in this study. The patients were divided into three groups according to age (group I: under 2 years, group II: between 3-4 years, and group III: 5 years and above)...
March 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
Azam Qureshi, Haoxing Chen, Osamah Saeedi, Mona A Kaleem, Gianna Stoleru, Jordan Margo, Sachin Kalarn, Janet L Alexander
PURPOSE: In this novel study, we demonstrate a standardized imaging and measurement protocol of anterior segment (AS) structures with reliability analysis using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and ImageJ software. METHODS: Ten pediatric and young adult patients undergoing examination under anesthesia for AS pathology were imaged using UBM. Four trained observers analyzed 20 images using ImageJ. Forty-five structural parameters were measured. Those that relied on the trabecular-iris angle (TIA) as a reference landmark were labeled TIA-dependent (TD) and all others were labeled non-TIA dependent (NTD)...
March 7, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Andrew S Young, Michael W Fischer, Nicholas S Lang, Matthew R Cooke
This study provides trends in the discipline of dental anesthesiology. A questionnaire-based survey was sent to 338 members of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists to evaluate practice patterns. One focus of the study was modality of sedation/anesthesia used for dentistry in North America. Age, gender, years in practice, and geographic region of practice were also obtained. Data gathered from the returned questionnaires were entered into an Excel spreadsheet and then imported into JMP Statistical Discovery Software (v12...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
Masanori Tsukamoto, Jun Hirokawa, Takashi Hitosugi, Takeshi Yokoyama
Tracheal bronchus is an ectopic bronchus almost arising from the right side of the tracheal wall above the carina. The incidence of a tracheal bronchus is reported as 0.1 to 3%. We experienced a patient with tracheal bronchus that was incidentally found at induction of anesthesia. Endotracheal intubation in a patient with tracheal bronchus might cause obstruction of the tracheal bronchus, although in this case, ventilation was not impaired.
2018: Anesthesia Progress
C-H Wang, J Luo, J Li, J-Z Zhang, S-Y Huang, W Shao, H-S Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of inhalational sevoflurane anesthesia induction on inhibiting the stress response to endotracheal intubation in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty ASA physical status I/II pediatric patients scheduled for interventricular septal defect repair or interatrial septal defect repair, were randomly divided into two groups (20 each): intravenous induction group (Group C) and inhalational sevoflurane anesthesia induction group (Group D)...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Jenny Ringblom, Ingrid Wåhlin, Marie Proczkowska
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium and emergence agitation have been a subject of interest since the early 1960s. This behavior has been associated with increased risk of injury in children and dissatisfaction with anesthesia care in their parents. The Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium Scale is a commonly used instrument for codifying and recording this behavior. AIMS: The aim of this study was to psychometrically evaluate the Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium scale, focusing on the factor structure, in a sample of children recovering from anesthesia after surgery or diagnostic procedures...
March 6, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Etienne St-Louis, Nadia Safa, Elena Guadagno, Robert Baird
BACKGROUND: Gastrostomy tubes are a common adjunct to the care of vulnerable pediatric patients. This study systematically evaluates the epidemiology and risk-factors for gastrocutaneous fistulae (GCF) after gastrostomy removal in children and reviews treatment options focusing on nonoperative management (NOM). METHODS: After protocol registration (CRD-42017059565), multiple databases were searched. Studies describing epidemiology in children and GCF treatment at any age were included...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Khaled Dajani, Mohammed Almualim, Akshay Menon, Jacqueline Volpi-Abadie, Kierstin Lund
OBJECTIVES: Management of pediatric patients with neurological diagnoses can be challenging for anesthesiologists. We sought to determine whether preexisting neurologic disease could serve as an intrinsic risk factor for prolonged emergence. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, we conducted a database search from 2012 to 2015. Included were patients aged 0 to 18 years undergoing ambulatory procedures, and carrying neurological diagnoses that profoundly affected their development...
March 2018: Southern Medical Journal
Ta C Chang, Linda Y Huang, Kara M Cavuoto
Purpose: We describe a case of secondary open-angle glaucoma due to mucin-producing congenital iris stromal cyst in a 4 year old patient. Observations: A 4-year old female patient with a history of unilateral congenital iris stromal cyst presented with sudden-onset eye pain and redness, with markedly elevated intraocular pressure and evidence of early optic nerve damage. During the examination under anesthesia, the anterior chamber angle was open and there was no evidence of pupillary block...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Alexandra M Arambula, Deborah X Xie, Amy S Whigham
OBJECTIVES: To characterize postoperative respiratory complications following adenotonsillectomy (AT) in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and to identify variables associated with pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 133 pediatric OSA patients with prior AT. Assessment of the postoperative hospital course informed patient stratification based on respiratory event severity, PICU admission status, and unscheduled escalation of care...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Masanori Tsukamoto, Hitoshi Yamanaka, Takeshi Yokoyama
INTRODUCTION: It is important to understand the anesthetic requirements of elderly patients. However, little is known about age-related recovery from inhalational anesthetics. In this retrospective study, we compared age-related differences in recovery from three inhalational anesthetics  in elderly subjects. METHODS: Patients were investigated as three age groups which can be defined as age ranges pediatric (< 15 years), adult (15-64 years), and elderly patients ( > 65 years) under general anesthesia using inhalational anesthetics...
March 3, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Ahmet Ali Tuncer, Elif Emel Ayar Erten
Objective: In this study, thermocautery, plastic clamping, and conventional (open surgical) circumcision techniques were compared in terms of their complications. Methods: Male patients who underwent circumcisions between May 2014 and May 2015 in two separate pediatric surgery clinics were retrospectively analyzed using the hospital registry system. These patients were evaluated in terms of age, accompanying pathologies, anesthesia techniques, complication rates, duration of surgery, and circumcision techniques...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Antti Stenroos, Jenni Jalkanen, Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu, Sauli Palmu, Eeva Koskimies-Virta, Topi Laaksonen, Yrjänä Nietosvaara
BACKGROUND:  Surgical treatment of pediatric tibia shaft fractures has gained popularity despite closed reduction and cast-immobilization providing good long-term results. There is no consensus about optimal methods and satisfactory quality of treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  During 2010 to 2014, 226 pediatric patients were treated under anesthesia for tibia shaft fractures in Finland's five university hospitals. A total of 164 (73%) patients had closed fractures of the tibia or both tibia and fibula without other injuries (62 tibia only and 102 both tibia and fibula)...
February 28, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Dhanya Mullassery, Sumita Chhabra, Ashik Muhamed Babu, Roberta Iacona, Simon Blackburn, Kate M Cross, Paolo Decoppi, Colin Tennant Baillie, Simon Kenny, Joe I Curry
AIM:  Regular anal dilatations are commonly recommended in the postoperative management following posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) in anorectal malformations (ARM). We hypothesized that routine postoperative dilatations may not affect surgical outcomes following PSARP. We compare surgical outcomes of routine postoperative dilatations versus no routine postoperative dilatations from two United Kingdom tertiary pediatric surgical centers. METHODS:  This is retrospective records review of patients undergoing definitive surgery for ARM in two tertiary surgical centers in the UK over 5 years...
February 28, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Gianni Biancofiore, Dana Rodica Tomescu, M Susan Mandell
A body of scientific studies has shown that early extubation is safe and cost-effective in a large number of liver transplant (LT) recipients including pediatric patients. However, fast-track practices are not universally accepted, and debate still lingers about whether these interventions are safe and serve the patients' best interest. In this article, we focus on reasons why physicians still have a persistent, although diminishing, reluctance to adopt fast-track protocols. We stress the importance of collection/analysis of perioperative data, adoption of a consensus-based standardized protocol for perioperative care, and formation of LT anesthesia focused teams and leadership...
February 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Ramin Jamshidi
Anorectal complaints are not uncommon in pediatric care, but the etiology and management can differ significantly from adults. Age is an important factor when considering etiology and management, distinguishing between infants, children, and adolescents. For all ages, malignancy is rarely a consideration, but a thorough examination of infants and children typically requires deep sedation or general anesthesia. Very little primary literature or evidence exists to guide care; so there are many opportunities for careful study to enhance our understanding beyond personal experience and historical practice patterns...
March 2018: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Axel Semmelmann, Heike Kaltofen, Torsten Loop
Providing anesthesia in children with thoracic disease is a challenging task. The effects of the underlying disease, the surgical interventions, and preexisting condition of the patient need to be considered when planning perioperative care. The perioperative care for children undergoing thoracic surgery requires specific techniques adapted to the pediatric physiology and anatomy. This review is focused on anesthetic strategies for thoracic surgery with an emphasis on perioperative analgesia including neuraxial techniques...
February 26, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Matthew R Zeiderman, Shahrooz Sean Kelishadi, John Paul Tutela, Arun Rao, Saeed Chowdhry, Ronald M Brooks, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Background: Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are the most commonly performed aesthetic techniques by plastic surgeons. Patients are interested in a pain-free experience. Surgeons desire patient satisfaction and time-efficient utilization of office staff and resources. Clinical evidence exists for use of vapocoolant technology to reduce pain associated with intravenous cannulation in the pediatric population and in hemodialysis patients. Applying vapocoolant technology to facial rejuvenation is a novel approach to decrease pain associated with neurotoxin or filler injection...
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