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Manfred Weiss, Rolf Rossaint, Thomas Iber
Anesthesiologists perform a broad spectrum of tasks. However, in many countries, there is no legal basis for personnel staffing of physicians in anesthesia. Also, the German diagnosis related groups system for refunding does not deliver such a basis. Thus, in 2006 a new calculation base for the personnel requirement that included an Excel calculation sheet was introduced by the German Board of Anesthesiologists (BDA) and the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI), and updated in 2009 and 2015...
May 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474243/-preoperative-fasting-period-of-fluids-in-bariatric-surgery
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P Simon, U-C Pietsch, R Oesemann, A Dietrich, H Wrigge
BACKROUND: Aspiration of stomach content is a severe complication during general anaesthesia. The DGAI (German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine) guidelines recommend a fasting period for liquids of 2 h, with a maximum of 400 ml. Preoperative fasting can affect the patients' recovery after surgery due to insulin resistance and higher protein catabolism as a response to surgical stress. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare a liberal fasting regimen consisting of up to 1000 ml of liquids until 2 h before surgery with the DGAI recommendation...
May 4, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467578/approach-to-inguinal-hernia-in-high-risk-geriatric-patients-should-it-be-elective-or-emergent
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Rıza Gürhan Işıl, Pınar Yazıcı, Uygar Demir, Cemal Kaya, Özgür Bostancı, Ufuk Oğuz İdiz, Canan Tülay Işıl, Mahmut Kaan Demircioğlu, Mehmet Mihmanlı
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are more prone to have inguinal hernia due to weakened abdominal musculature. However, surgical repair of inguinal hernia (SRIH) may not be performed or may be delayed due to greater risk in presence of comorbidities. Present study is investigation of outcome of elective and emergency SRIH in geriatric patients. METHODS: Records of total of 384 high-risk (American Society of Anesthesiology classification III-IV) patients aged >65 years who underwent SRIH between January 2010 and December 2014 were reviewed...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466618/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-a-department-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-surgery
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Efrat Avinadav, Anastasia Almog, Dragan Kravarusic, Emanuelle Seguier, Inbal Samuk, Adrianna Nika, Enrique Freud
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a common tool for routine use in emergency medicine, anesthesiology and intensive care for diagnostic and interventional purposes. When a portable ultrasound device became available for the department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Schneider's Children Medical Center of Israel, we added POCUS assessments to the physician's daily rounds. POCUS is performed by pediatric surgeons trained in basic ultrasonography skills...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447107/-role-of-anesthesiology-in-pain-medicine-and-palliative-care-treatment-in-german-hospitals-survey-of-department-heads-of-anesthesiology-on-treatment-structures
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J Erlenwein, F Petzke, U Stamer, W Meißner, F Nauck, E Pogatzki-Zahn, W Koppert, C Maier
BACKGROUND: The aim of this analysis was to describe the role of anesthesiology departments in pain medicine and palliative care services in German hospitals. METHOD: In the year 2012, all heads of departments of anesthesiology registered with the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine were surveyed about structures of pain medicine and palliative care services in their hospitals using a standardized postal questionnaire. RESULTS: Out of 408 returned questionnaires (response rate 47%) 403 could be evaluated...
April 26, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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/28410820/-optimizing-post-operative-pain-management-in-latin-america
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João Batista Santos Garcia, Patricia Bonilla, Durval Campos Kraychette, Fernando Cantú Flores, Elizabeth Diaz Perez de Valtolina, Carlos Guerrero
Post-operative pain management is a significant problem in clinical practice in Latin America. Insufficient or inappropriate pain management is in large part due to insufficient knowledge, attitudes and education, and poor communications at various levels. In addition, the lack of awareness of the availability and importance of clear policies and guidelines for recording pain intensity, the use of specific analgesics and the proper approach to patient education have led to the consistent under-treatment of pain management in the region...
April 11, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400902/a-novel-neuroscience-intermediate-level-care-unit-model-retrospective-analysis-of-impact-on-patient-flow-and-safety
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Alexandra E Quimby, Michel C F Shamy, Deanna M Rothwell, Erin Y Liu, Dar Dowlatshahi, Grant Stotts
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neurointensive care units have been shown to improve patient outcomes across a variety of neurological and neurosurgical conditions. However, the efficacy of less resource-intensive intermediate-level care units to deliver similar care has not been well studied. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of neurocritical specialist comanagement on patient flow and safety in a neuroscience intermediate-level care unit. METHODS: Our intervention consisted of the addition of a physician with critical care experience as well as training in neurology, anesthesiology, or intensive care to a neuroscience intermediate-level care unit to comanage patients alongside neurology and neurosurgery staff during weekday daytime hours...
April 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386682/-update-in-neuroanesthesiology-key-publications
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V-S Eckle, G Schneider
One of the aims of the Scientific Working Group Neuroanesthesia (WAKNA) of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine is to disseminate new findings in the field of neuroscience and neuroanesthesia and to propagate novel therapeutic and diagnostic options into clinical practice. Once a year, the WAKNA displays and discusses recent noteworthy publications from the past 12 months at the German Anesthesia Meeting. In 2016, a new pharmacologic strategy with dexmedetomidine to prevent postoperative pain after craniotomy, the impact of the widely used anesthetic drug propofol on GABA receptor surface expression, a study highlighting the ultrasound-guided detection of increased intracranial pressure, and an article showing the interactions of neuromuscular blocking drugs on the BIS neuromonitoring were presented...
April 6, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376745/orogastric-tube-insertion-using-the-new-gastric-tube-guide-first-experiences-from-a-manikin-study
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Christian Alflen, Marc Kriege, Irene Schmidtmann, Rüdiger R Noppens, Tim Piepho
BACKGROUND: Orogastric tube placement is a common procedure routinely used in clinical anesthesiology and intensive care medicine. Nevertheless high failure rates and severe complications have been reported. We conducted this study to evaluate if the usage of the new gastric tube guide would speed up the placement of orogastric tubes and ease the procedure. METHODS: Thirty one professionals were given a hands-on-training in orogastric tube placement in a simulation manikin without and with the gastric tube guide...
April 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374710/-the-possibilities-of-treatment-of-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-with-sacral-invasion
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E R Musaev, A V Polynovsky, A O Rasulov, V F Tsaryuk, D V Kuz'michev, E A Sushentsov, S S Balyasnikova, D I Safronov
AIM: To describe current methods of surgical treatment of rare form of recurrent rectal cancer with sacral invasion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The article presents the methodology for the treatment of patients with recurrent colorectal cancer and sacral invasion using preoperative chemoradiotherapy followed by high-tech surgery of recurrent tumor removal with sacral resection at various levels (including high intersection at S1 level). CONCLUSION: It was concluded that chemoradiotherapy is indicated in patients with recurrent colorectal cancer if it was not made at the first stage of treatment...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345743/opioids-and-nonopioids-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Michele Binhas, Julia Egbeola-Martial, Michael D Kluger, Francoise Roudot-Thoraval, Philippe Grimbert
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate postoperative pain management (POPM) practices by anesthesiologists caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). DESIGN: Prospective one-time survey endorsed by the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care (SFAR). SETTING: A self-administered online questionnaire was distributed to members of SFAR nationally. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred seven SFAR members participated in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219810/continuous-electroencephalography-in-a-mixed-non-neurological-intensive-care-population-an-observational-study
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Patrick Schramm, Judyta Luczak, Kristin Engelhard, Jasmin El Shazly, Martin Juenemann, Marlene Tschernatsch
PURPOSE: Continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) improves monitoring of the brain in unconscious patients, but implementation at ICU is difficult. The present investigation shows a way to introduce cEEG at an anesthesiological ICU and discusses the first experiences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study analyzed the feasibility of cEEG, assessed the interpretable cEEG time, importance of automatic seizure detection, the incidence of seizures, the predominant background EEG activity, incidence of delirium and mortality...
June 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193455/assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-a-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-prevention-bundle-that-contains-endotracheal-tube-with-subglottic-drainage-and-cuff-pressure-monitorization
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Ozlem Akdogan, Yasemin Ersoy, Ciğdem Kuzucu, Ender Gedik, Turkan Togal, Funda Yetkin
The effectiveness of prevention bundles on the occurrence and mortality of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) was evaluated in many studies. However, the effectiveness of endotracheal tube with subglottic secretion drainage (ETT-SD) and cuff pressure monitorization in VAP bundles have not been adequately assessed. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of VAP bundle containing ETT-SD and cuff pressure monitorization. This was a prospective, controlled study that was carried out between March 2011 and April 2012 including intubated patients...
February 11, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190748/modified-frailty-index-associated-with-clavien-dindo-iv-complications-in-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomies-a-retrospective-study
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Isaiah Levy, Mark Finkelstein, Khawaja Hassan Bilal, Michael Palese
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of frailty on patient outcomes including any complication, Clavien-Dindo IV (CDIV) (intensive care unit-level) complications, and 30-day mortality for robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies (RARP) patients in comparison to other predictive indices using the modified frailty index (mFI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients undergoing RARP from 2008 to 2014 for a prostate cancer-related diagnosis were queried using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database...
February 9, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169512/nurses-can-play-an-active-role-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-exposure-keratopathy-in-intensive-care-patients
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Elem Kocaçal Güler, İsmet Eşer, Sait Eğrilmez
AIM: This study was conducted in order to determine nurses' ability to diagnose exposure keratopathy reliably in the early stage in intensive care patients. METHODS: This methodological and descriptive study was carried out between 2011 and 2012 in the Neurology and Anesthesiology and Reanimation Intensive Care Units of a teaching hospital in western Turkey. The sample consisted of 4354 ocular assessments in 156 corneas of 78 patients. A patient identification form and a fluorescein test patient tracking chart were used in the data collection...
February 7, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091758/-deaths-from-propofol-abuse-survey-of-institutes-of-forensic-medicine-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
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C Maier, J Iwunna, M Tsokos, F Mußhoff
Previous references suggesting a high mortality of propofol addiction in medical personnel were mostly based on surveys of the heads of medical departments or case reports; therefore, a questionnaire was sent to 48 forensic medicine departments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland concerning the number of autopsies carried out between 2002-2112 on medical personnel with the suspicion of abuse of propofol or other analgesics. The response rate was 67%. In 16 out of the 32 responding departments 39 deaths (27 males) were observed with previous connections to anesthesiology, intensive care or emergency departments of which 22 were physicians, 13 nurses, 2 other personnel and 2 were unknown...
February 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066904/implementing-point-of-care-ultrasonography-of-the-heart-and-lungs-in-an-anesthesia-department
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M T Bøtker, M L Vang, T Grøfte, H Kirkegaard, C A Frederiksen, E Sloth
BACKGROUND: Implementation of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) of the heart and lungs requires image acquisition skills among providers. We aimed to determine the effect of POCUS implementation using a systematic education program on image acquisition skills and subsequent use and barriers in a department of anesthesiology. METHODS: Twenty-five anesthesiologists underwent a systematic education program in POCUS during the fall of 2012. A POCUS expert evaluated images from baseline and evaluation examinations performed on two healthy individuals as useful or not useful for clinical interpretation...
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942344/acute-care-trauma-surgeon-s-role-in-obstetrical-gynecologic-emergencies-the-obcat-alert
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Seong K Lee, Eddy H Carrillo, Andrew Rosenthal, Rafael Sanchez, Chauniqua Kiffin, Dafney L Davare
BACKGROUND: Overwhelming hemorrhage or other intra-abdominal complications may be associated with obstetrical or gynecologic (OB/GYN) procedures and may require the surgical training of an Acute Care/Trauma Surgeon. The OB Critical Assessment Team (OBCAT Alert) was developed at our institution to facilitate a multidisciplinary response to complex OB/GYN cases. We sought to review and characterize the Acute Care/Trauma Surgeon's role in these cases. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all emergency consults during an OB/GYN case at our institution from 2008 to 2015...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900413/recommendations-of-the-german-association-of-anesthesiology-and-intensive-care-medicine-dgai-on-structured-patient-handover-in-the-perioperative-setting-the-sbar-concept
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V von Dossow, B Zwissler
Teamwork in the operating room and in the intensive care unit necessitates clear and precise communication; however, interruptions in communication frequently occur, especially in the perioperative phase. Patients are particularly susceptible to deficits in communication, e.g. due to higher stress peaks, simultaneous admission of several patients and concomitant treatment of emergency cases. The German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) therefore recommends the implementation of the so-called SBAR concept (S situation, B background, A assessment, R recommendation) for standardization of patient handover...
December 2016: Der Anaesthesist
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