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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038830/a-distance-blended-learning-program-to-upgrade-the-clinical-competence-of-district-non-doctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Stephen Knoble, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering
BACKGROUND: Across Nepal, anesthesia at a district level is provided mostly by non-doctor anesthesia providers (anesthesia assistants-AAs). Nepal's Government recognized the need to sustain competence with continuous professional development and to upgrade 6-month trained working AAs to professional equivalence with the new national standard of 12-month training. As they are essential district health workers and AA clinical training sites are full, an innovative distance blended learning, competency-based, upgrade 1-year course was developed and conducted in 2014-2017 for two batches...
October 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033720/reducing-by-50-the-incidence-of-maternal-hypotension-during-elective-caesarean-delivery-under-spinal-anesthesia-effect-of-prophylactic-ondansetron-and-or-continuous-infusion-of-phenylephrine-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Jose Ramon Ortiz-Gómez, Francisco Javier Palacio-Abizanda, Francisco Morillas-Ramirez, Inocencia Fornet-Ruiz, Ana Lorenzo-Jiménez, Maria Lourdes Bermejo-Albares
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic administrations of ondansetron or phenylephrine have been reported to provide a protective effect against hypotension in women undergoing cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia (SA). The main hypothesis is that ondansetron improves the hemodynamic response, especially combined with phenylephrine infusion. METHODS: This prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study included 265 healthy pregnant women scheduled for elective cesarean delivery under SA...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985581/postpartum-tubal-ligation-a-retrospective-review-of-anesthetic-management-at-a-single-institution-and-a-practice-survey-of-academic-institutions
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Christine McKenzie, Seden Akdagli, Gillian Abir, Brendan Carvalho
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to evaluate institutional anesthetic techniques utilized for postpartum tubal ligation (PPTL). Secondarily, academic institutions were surveyed on their clinical practice for PPTL. DESIGN: An institutional-specific retrospective review of patients with ICD-9 procedure codes for PPTL over a 2-year period was conducted. Obstetric anesthesia fellowship directors were surveyed on anesthetic management of PPTL. SETTING: Labor and delivery unit...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969481/delivery-through-cervicovaginal-fistula-literature-review-and-case-report
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Rafał Watrowski, Burghardt Babbel, Gerald Gitsch
Less than 10 deliveries via cervicovaginal fistula (CVF) with closed cervical os were reported so far. In the majority of cases, the patients had a history of induced abortions. The CVF was usually recognized due to postpartum hemorrhage. The facilitating role of prostaglandins used for labor induction was supposed. In all cases, the babies remained unaffected by the delivery route. We report a new case of a 37 years old gravida 2, para 0, with a history of a paracervical tear following a first trimester abortion 11 years ago...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968282/recent-advances-of-simulation-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Leslie A Schornack, Curtis L Baysinger, May C M Pian-Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Simulation training in obstetric anesthesia has become widespread in recent years. Simulations are used to train staff and trainees, assess and improve team performance, and evaluate the work environment. This review summarizes current research in these categories. RECENT FINDINGS: Simulation to improve individual technical skills has focused on induction of general anesthesia for emergent cesarean delivery, an infrequently encountered scenario by anesthesia trainees...
September 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965442/the-impact-of-curve-severity-on-obstetric-complications-and-regional-anesthesia-utilization-in-pregnant-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-preliminary-analysis
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Emily W Chan, Stephen R Gannon, Chevis N Shannon, Jeffrey E Martus, Gregory A Mencio, Christopher M Bonfield
OBJECTIVE Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), the most common type of scoliosis, often presents immediately prior to a woman's childbearing years; however, research investigating the impact of AIS on women's health, particularly pregnancy delivery outcomes, is sparse, with existing literature reporting mixed findings. Similarly limited are studies examining the change in scoliotic curve during or after pregnancy. Therefore, this study aims to determine 1) the impact of scoliotic curvature on obstetric complications (preterm births, induction of labor, and urgent/emergency caesarean section delivery), 2) regional anesthetic decision making and success during delivery for these patients, and 3) the effect of pregnancy on curve progression...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937537/a-comparison-of-biologic-screening-and-diagnostic-indicators-to-detect-in-utero-opiate-and-cocaine-exposure-among-mother-infant-dyads
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Meagan Stabler, Peter Giacobbi, Ilana Chertok, Leann Long, Lesley Cottrell, Panitan Yossuck
BACKGROUND: Opioid and cocaine antenatal substance use can result in significant obstetric and pediatric health implications. Accurate detection of in utero exposed neonates can improve patient care and health outcomes. Therefore, the effectiveness of mother-infant biological and diagnostic indicators collected at labor and delivery to provide accurate detection of in utero opiate and cocaine exposure was assessed. METHODS: A retrospective medical chart review included 335 mother-infant dyads exposed to antenatal substances who were delivered between January 2009 and March 2014...
September 19, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928575/referrral-systems-development-and-survey-of-perioperative-and-critical-care-referral-to-anesthetists
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P L Narendra, Harihar V Hegde, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Dayanand G Talikoti, Samson Nallamilli
INTRODUCTION: Anesthetists come in contact with more than two-third of hospital patients. Timely referral to anesthetists is vital in perioperative and remote site settings. Delayed referrals, improper referrals, and referrals at inappropriate levels can result in inadequate preparation, perioperative complications, and poor outcome. METHODS: The self administered paper survey to delegates attending anesthesia conferences. Questions were asked on how high-risk, emergency surgical cases remote site and critical care patients were referred to anesthetists and presence of rapid response teams...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904676/-gestational-diabetes-revealed-by-inaugural-diabetic-ketoacidosis-about-a-case
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Serge Irie Bi Gohi, Pete Yaich, Koffi N'guessan, Bernard Ogondon, Yapo Brouh
Ketoacidosis complicating gestational diabetes is rare and responsible for severe maternal-fetal mortality. It is an acute metabolic emergency whose management is multidisciplinary. Early diagnosis and treatment affect the vital prognosis of both the mother and the fetus. We report the case of a 27-year old pregnant woman at term, with a family history of diabetes, admitted to the emergency obstetric care with alertness problems associated with dyspnoea. The diagnosis of inaugural ketoacidosis decompensated due to severe malaria associated with gestational diabetes was retained on the basis of patient's medical history, of clinical examination and paraclinical assessment...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891544/comparison-of-epidrum-epi-jet-and-loss-of-resistance-syringe-techniques-for-identifying-the-epidural-space-in-obstetric-patients
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S Kartal, B Kösem, H Kılınç, H Köşker, S Karabayırlı, N K Çimen, R I Demircioğlu
BACKGROUND: Identifying the epidural space is essential during epidural anesthesia (EA). Pressure of the epidural space in pregnancy is higher than that in nonpregnant woman. Loss of resistance (LOR) method is the most commonly preferred method for identifying the epidural space. Epidrum and Epi-Jet are recently innovated supporting devices that facilitate identifying process for epidural space. In this study we aimed to compare Epidrum, Epi-Jet, and LOR methods in identifying the epidural space, feasibility of technique...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888583/food-and-drug-administration-warning-on-anesthesia-and-brain-development-implications-for-obstetric-and-fetal-surgery
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Olutoyin A Olutoye, Byron Wycke Baker, Michael A Belfort, Oluyinka O Olutoye
There has been growing concern about the detrimental effects of certain anesthetic agents on the developing brain. Preclinical studies in small animal models as well as nonhuman primates suggested loss or death of brain cells and consequent impaired neurocognitive function following anesthetic exposure in neonates and late gestation fetuses. Human studies in this area are limited and currently inconclusive. On Dec. 14, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding impaired brain development in children following exposure to certain anesthetic agents used for general anesthesia, namely the inhalational anesthetics isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane, and the intravenous agents propofol and midazolam, in the third trimester of pregnancy...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885807/implementing-world-health-assembly-resolution-68-15-national-surgical-obstetric-and-anesthesia-strategic-plan-development-the-zambian-experience
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Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Yihan Lin, Peter Mwaba, John Kachimba, Emmanuel Makasa, Kennedy Lishimpi, Allison Silverstein, Salim Afshar, John G Meara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879437/major-underestimation-and-overestimation-of-visual-blood-loss-during-cesarean-deliveries-can-they-be-predicted
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Ohad Gluck, Yossi Mizrachi, Michal Kovo, Michael Divon, Jacob Bar, Eran Weiner
PURPOSE: The surgeons' visual estimation is the most widely used method for estimating blood loss (BL) while performing cesarean deliveries (CDs). Major BL underestimation may adversely influence obstetric decision making, and result in delaying interventions. Major BL overestimation may result in unnecessary costly interventions. Therefore, we aimed to identify independent predictors for major BL underestimation and overestimation during CDs. METHODS: All CDs performed between 11/2008 and 6/2016, in a university-affiliated hospital, were reviewed for demographic and surgical data, including the surgeons' reported estimated BL (EBL)...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874243/central-regional-anaesthesia-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-a-systematic-review
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Sofia Johansson, Morten Nikolaj Lind
INTRODUCTION: Aortic stenosis is a valvular lesion that poses several haemodynamic challenges for the anaesthesiologist. The use of central regional anaesthesia is traditionally regarded as contraindicated in patients with severe aortic stenosis due to its sympatholytic effect, potentially causing loss of vascular tone and ultimately diminished cardiac output. The aim of this paper was to review current literature to find evidence for or against the use of neuroaxial blockade in patients with aortic stenosis...
September 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861414/continuous-spinal-anesthesia-for-obstetric-anesthesia-and-analgesia
#17
REVIEW
Ivan Veličković, Borislava Pujic, Charles W Baysinger, Curtis L Baysinger
The widespread use of continuous spinal anesthesia (CSA) in obstetrics has been slow because of the high risk for post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) associated with epidural needles and catheters. New advances in equipment and technique have not significantly overcome this disadvantage. However, CSA offers an alternative to epidural anesthesia in morbidly obese women, women with severe cardiac disease, and patients with prior spinal surgery. It should be strongly considered in parturients who receive an accidental dural puncture with a large bore needle, on the basis of recent work suggesting significant reduction in PDPH when intrathecal catheters are used...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860857/preventing-nausea-and-vomiting-in-women-undergoing-regional-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-challenges-and-solutions
#18
REVIEW
Yvonne Jelting, Christian Klein, Thomas Harlander, Leopold Eberhart, Norbert Roewer, Peter Kranke
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative nausea and vomiting (IONV) or postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) affecting women undergoing regional anesthesia for cesarean section is an important clinical problem since these techniques are used widely. There are burdens of literature about IONV/PONV and several in parturient and cesarean. However, it needs more attention. The underlying mechanisms of IONV and PONV in the obstetrical setting mainly include hypotension due to sympathicolysis during neuraxial anesthesia, bradycardia owing to an increased vagal tone, the visceral stimulation via the surgical procedure and intravenously administered opioids...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808585/spinal-cord-injury-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Sami Ullah, Anas Jehad AlSaleh, Rubina' Ullah
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancies in women with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk of morbidity and mortality. Although pregnancy after SCI is well elaborated in the literature, SCI occurring during pregnancy is rarely reported. Abrupt changes in the body physiology because of SCI and the resulting disability add a risk to maternal and fetal well-being. Not only is the burden of care increased but there is also a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, autonomic instability, intrauterine growth retardation and venous thromboembolism...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799968/core-temperature-monitoring-in-obstetric-spinal-anesthesia-using-an-ingestible-telemetric-sensor
#20
Leon du Toit, Dominique van Dyk, Ross Hofmeyr, Carl J Lombard, Robert A Dyer
BACKGROUND: Perioperative hypothermia may affect maternal and neonatal outcomes after obstetric spinal anesthesia. Core temperature is often poorly monitored during spinal anesthesia, due to the lack of an accurate noninvasive core temperature monitor. The aim of this study was to describe core temperature changes and temperature recovery during spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. We expected that obstetric spinal anesthesia would be associated with a clinically relevant thermoregulatory insult (core temperature decrease >1...
August 9, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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