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Aleksandar N Neskovic, Henry Skinner, Susanna Price, Gabriele Via, Stefan De Hert, Ivan Stankovic, Maurizio Galderisi, Erwan Donal, Denisa Muraru, Erik Sloth, Luna Gargani, Nuno Cardim, Alexandros Stefanidis, Matteo Cameli, Gilbert Habib, Bernard Cosyns, Patrizio Lancellotti, Thor Edvardsen, Bogdan A Popescu
There is a growing trend of using ultrasound examination of the heart as a first-line diagnostic tool for initial patient evaluation in acute settings. Focus cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is a standardized but restricted cardiac ultrasound examination that may be undertaken by a range of medical professionals with diverse backgrounds. The intention of this core curriculum and syllabus is to define a unifying framework for educational and training processes/programmes that should result in competence in FoCUS for various medical professionals dealing with diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies...
February 26, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Volker Gebhardt, Vera Zawierucha, Oliver Schöffski, Anke Schwarz, Christel Weiss, Marc D Schmittner
BACKGROUND: Both general and spinal anaesthesia with short-acting local anaesthetics are suitable and reliable for knee arthroscopy as an ambulatory procedure. Chloroprocaine (CP) 1% seems to be the ideal spinal local anaesthetic for this indication. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare spinal anaesthesia using CP 1% with general for outpatient knee arthroscopy with regard to procedure times, occurrence of pain, patient satisfaction and recovery, and also costs...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Susan C Lee, Megan E Atkinson, Charles G Minard, Alice O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Handovers in patient care are increasingly common occurrences in medicine and are highly susceptible to communication failures. Intraoperative anaesthesiology handovers are especially challenging because of concurrent management of the patient. Our goal was to develop and use an electronic handover checklist as an educational tool to teach anaesthesiology trainees a standardised method of handing over a case intraoperatively. We hypothesised that the use of the checklist would systematically enhance the transfer of accurate and complete information...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Teacher
E Cosson, B Catargi, G Cheisson, S Jacqueminet, C Ichai, A-M Leguerrier, A Ouattara, I Tauveron, E Bismuth, D Benhamou, P Valensi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolism
M H Møller, A Granholm, E Junttila, M Haney, A Oscarsson-Tibblin, A Haavind, J H Laake, E Wilkman, K Ö Sverrisson, A Perner
BACKGROUND: Adult critically ill patients often suffer from acute circulatory failure and those with low cardiac output may be treated with inotropic agents. The aim of this Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine guideline was to present patient-important treatment recommendations on this topic. METHODS: This guideline was developed according to GRADE. We assessed the following subpopulations of patients with shock: (1) shock in general, (2) septic shock, (3) cardiogenic shock, (4) hypovolemic shock, (5) shock after cardiac surgery, and (6) other types of shock, including vasodilatory shock...
February 25, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Sven Bercker, Tanja Winkelmann, Thilo Busch, Sven Laudi, Dirk Lindner, Jürgen Meixensberger
BACKGROUND: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) was part of "triple-H" therapy for prophylaxis and therapy of vasospasm in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The European Medicines Agency restricted the use of HES in 2013 due to an increase of renal failure in critically ill patients receiving HES compared to crystalloid fluids. The occurrence of renal insufficiency in patients with SAH due to HES is still uncertain. The purpose of our study was to evaluate whether there was an association with renal impairment in patients receiving HES after subarachnoid haemorrhage...
2018: PloS One
J Balavenkat Subramanian, Uma Ravikumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
J García-Fernández, A Romero, A Blanco, P Gonzalez, A Abad-Gurumeta, S D Bergese
Pulmonary recruitment manoeuvres (RM) are intended to reopen collapsed lung areas. RMs are present in nature as a physiological mechanism to get a newborn to open their lungs for the first time at birth, and we also use them, in our usual anaesthesiological clinical practice, after induction or during general anaesthesia when a patient is desaturated. However, there is much confusion in clinical practice regarding their safety, the best way to perform them, when to do them, in which patients they are indicated, and in those where they are totally contraindicated...
January 26, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Cynthia M Trim, Shannon M Axiak Flammer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Concezione Tommasino, Carlo Petrini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Carlos Ferrando, Marina Soro, Carmen Unzueta, Fernando Suarez-Sipmann, Jaume Canet, Julián Librero, Natividad Pozo, Salvador Peiró, Alicia Llombart, Irene León, Inmaculada India, Cesar Aldecoa, Oscar Díaz-Cambronero, David Pestaña, Francisco J Redondo, Ignacio Garutti, Jaume Balust, Jose I García, Maite Ibáñez, Manuel Granell, Aurelio Rodríguez, Lucía Gallego, Manuel de la Matta, Rafael Gonzalez, Andrea Brunelli, Javier García, Lucas Rovira, Francisco Barrios, Vicente Torres, Samuel Hernández, Estefanía Gracia, Marta Giné, María García, Nuria García, Lisset Miguel, Sergio Sánchez, Patricia Piñeiro, Roger Pujol, Santiago García-Del-Valle, José Valdivia, María J Hernández, Oto Padrón, Ana Colás, Jaume Puig, Gonzalo Azparren, Gerardo Tusman, Jesús Villar, Javier Belda
BACKGROUND: The effects of individualised perioperative lung-protective ventilation (based on the open-lung approach [OLA]) on postoperative complications is unknown. We aimed to investigate the effects of intraoperative and postoperative ventilatory management in patients scheduled for abdominal surgery, compared with standard protective ventilation. METHODS: We did this prospective, multicentre, randomised controlled trial in 21 teaching hospitals in Spain. We enrolled patients who were aged 18 years or older, were scheduled to have abdominal surgery with an expected time of longer than 2 h, had intermediate-to-high-risk of developing postoperative pulmonary complications, and who had a body-mass index less than 35 kg/m2...
January 19, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
M Brinkers, G Pfau, C Schneemilch
BACKGROUND: Owing to a rise of psychosomatic comorbidities, the treatment of psychological disorders, which may negatively impact prognosis and therapy, is increasingly becoming a focus of attention for pain outpatient clinics. AIM: This study investigates and discusses the advantages of liaison psychiatric care in a university pain clinic. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we investigated all patients who presented to an anaesthesiologically led pain clinic between January and June 2014...
January 19, 2018: Der Schmerz
Isabelle Praplan-Rudaz, Yvonne Pfeiffer, David L B Schwappach
Objective: To determine the implementation status and current practice of morbidity and mortality conferences (M&MCs) in Switzerland. Design: A national cross-sectional online survey was conducted in spring 2017. The questionnaire focused on overall goals, structure and procedures of hospital M&MCs. Further topics included satisfaction, perceived effectiveness and support requirements. Setting: A total of 913 chief physicians of surgery and internal medicine, and specialist fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, anaesthesiology and intensive care from Swiss acute care hospitals were invited to the survey...
January 16, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
K Dalhoff, M Abele-Horn, S Andreas, M Deja, S Ewig, P Gastmeier, S Gatermann, H Gerlach, B Grabein, C P Heußel, G Höffken, M Kolditz, E Kramme, H Kühl, C Lange, K Mayer, I Nachtigall, M Panning, M Pletz, P-M Rath, G Rohde, S Rosseau, B Schaaf, D Schreiter, H Schütte, H Seifert, C Spies, T Welte
Nosocomial pneumonia (HAP) is a frequent complication of hospital care. Most data are available on ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, infections on general wards are increasing. A central issue are infections with multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens which are difficult to treat in the empirical setting potentially leading to inappropriate use of antimicrobial therapy.This guideline update was compiled by an interdisciplinary group on the basis of a systematic literature review. Recommendations are made according to GRADE giving guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of HAP on the basis of quality of evidence and benefit/risk ratio...
January 2018: Pneumologie
Christina Quandt, Lars Friedrich
The idea of "learning in a protected environment" is frequently used within the framework of postgradual education in anaesthesiology. However it remains unclear and its exact meaning lies in the eye of the beholder. This paper aims to highlight the definition of the term "protected environment" and its relevance in anaesthesiology. This includes teaching and learning strategies like competence based training and simulation based training in all its variations. We conclude with an attempt to classify the wide variety of Simulators and teaching methods in use including their individual problems transferred into real life situations...
January 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Koji Hara, Susumu Kunisawa, Noriko Sasaki, Yuichi Imanaka
OBJECTIVES: In this longitudinal study, we examined changes in the geographical distribution of physicians in Japan from 2000 to 2014 by clinical specialty with adjustments for healthcare demand based on population structure. METHODS: The Japanese population was adjusted for healthcare demand using health expenditure per capita stratified by age and sex. The numbers of physicians per 100 000 demand-adjusted population (DAP) in 2000 and 2014 were calculated for subprefectural regions known as secondary medical areas...
January 8, 2018: BMJ Open
Andrej Michalsen, Andreas Hillert, Andreas Schießl, Dominik Hinzmann
Both acute crises and chronically incriminating circumstances in people's lives may lead to their being afflicted by psychological and somatic ailments. "Burnout" has been coined and established as the term for chronic occupational strain. Many professions claim to be extraordinarily affected by burnout, amongst others physicians and nurses, especially those working in anaesthesiology and critical care. Usually assessed with the Maslach Burnout Inventary, the prevalence of moderate or severe burnout in these areas is estimated at about 30 % amongst nurses and about 40 % to 50 % amongst physicians...
January 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
K Fayman, A Allan, C Hudson, M Logarta
BACKGROUND: Neuraxial analgesia during labour is a mainstay of anaesthetic practice globally. Despite the potential for significant neurological and infectious complications, international antisepsis practices for neuraxial anaesthesia vary widely. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to clarify international antisepsis practices prior to neuraxial analgesia in labour. The secondary aim was to determine an approximate international incidence of neuraxial infections and neurological complications secondary to neuraxial analgesia techniques in labour...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Wojciech Walas, Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Tomasz Gaszyński, Ewa Helwich, Marek Migdał, Andrzej Piotrowski, Grażyna Siejka, Tomasz Szczapa, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Tracheal intubation may be defined as an artificial airway established in order to provide mechanical ventilation of the lungs during surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, treatment in an intensive care unit, as well as in emergency situations. Difficulties encountered during intubation may cause hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury and, in extreme situations, may result in the patient's death. There may be unanticipated and anticipated difficult airway. Children form a specific group of patients as there are significant differences in both anatomy and physiology...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
Magdalena Kwiatosz-Muc, Anna Fijałkowska-Nestorowicz, Magdalena Fijałkowska, Anna Aftyka, Michał Kowalczyk
BACKGROUND: High stress levels have been commonly reported among ICU workers. Currently, anaesthesiology is safer for the patient but more stressful for the staff working in this branch of medicine. ICU and anaesthesiology personnel are prone to stress because of the specific character of their work. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to assess stress prevalence among anaesthesiology and ICU workers to compare this stress prevalence in relation to professional groups, sex, job seniority, and type of hospital and describe the importance of major stressors at work...
December 13, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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