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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328803/parent-pagers-improving-patient-experience-and-efficiency-in-paediatric-pacu
#1
Gogs Byrn
A quality improvement initiative undertaken by the paediatric recovery team at the Leeds Children's Hospital sought to improve patient experience and efficiency by implementing an electronic pager system to contact parents/carers following their child's surgery.
May 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316474/spinal-versus-general-anesthesia-for-lumbar-spine-surgery-in-high-risk-patients-perioperative-hemodynamic-stability-complications-and-costs
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Michael Finsterwald, Marco Muster, Mazda Farshad, Andrea Saporito, Muriel Brada, José A Aguirre
OBJECTIVE: More stable perioperative hemodynamic conditions, lower costs and a lower perioperative complication rate were reported in young healthy patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery in spinal anesthesia (SA) compared to general anesthesia (GA). However, the benefits of SA in high risk patients (ASA≥II suffering from cardiovascular and/or pulmonary pathologies) undergoing this surgery are unclear. Our objective was to analyze whether SA leads to an improved perioperative hemodynamic stability and to a more cost-effective management compared to GA in high risk patients undergoing this surgery...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284877/intravenous-dexmedetomidine-infusion-compared-with-that-of-fentanyl-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery-under-general-anesthesia
#3
Mona Hossam Eldin Abdel Hamid
Background: Anesthesia for arthroscopic shoulder surgery is challenging due to the need for oligaemic surgical field as well as a good postoperative recovery profile. Aim: The present study was prospective, randomized to evaluate the efficacy of dexmdetomidine infusion compared to that of fentanyl in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery under general anesthesia. Patients and Methods: A total of 60 patients aged from thirty to fifty years, American Society of Anesthesiologists Class I/II of either sex for arthroscopic shoulder surgery, were included...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284847/evaluation-of-preoperative-flupirtine-in-ambulatory-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Anjan Das, Hirak Biswas, Anindya Mukherjee, Sandip Roy Basunia, Subinay Chhaule, Tapobrata Mitra, Partha Sarathi Halder, Subrata Kumar Mandal
Background: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is the mainstay therapeutic management for nasal pathologies. We evaluated flupirtine, a centrally acting analgesic, for producing perfect perioperative conditions in FESS for adults in a day-care setting. Materials and Methods: Sixty-two patients (25-40 years) scheduled for FESS under general anesthesia were randomly divided into Group F (n = 31) receiving preoperative flupirtine (100 mg) and Group C (n = 31) receiving identical-looking placebo capsule per oral 60 min before induction of anesthesia...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284832/application-of-discharge-criteria-for-home-readiness-using-bispectral-and-supraglottic-airway-devices-in-day-care-surgery-without-using-muscle-relaxants
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Joginder Pal Attri, Manjit Singh, Hemchandra Bhatt, Kamal Jyoti, Harjinder Kaur
Introduction: The availability of rapid and short-acting intravenous and volatile anesthetics has facilitated early recovery that is why nowadays ambulatory surgery is becoming more common. If the criteria used to discharge patients from the Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU) are met in the operating room (OR), it would be appropriate to consider bypassing the PACU and transferring the patient directly to the step-down unit. This process is known as "fast-tracking" after ambulatory surgery...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277697/characterization-and-gene-expression-analysis-of-pacu-piaractus-mesopotamicus-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-inos-following-aeromonas-dhakensis-infection
#6
Mateus M Carriero, Flávio Henrique-Silva, Alexandre Rodrigues Caetano, Francisco Pereira Lobo, Anderson Luis Alves, Eduardo Sousa Varela, Maite Del Collado, Gabriel S A Moreira, Antonio A M Maia
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important effector molecule which is involved in a myriad of biological processes, including immune responses against pathogens such as parasites, virus and bacteria. During the inflammatory processes in vertebrates, NO is produced by the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) enzyme in practically all nucleated cells to suppress or kill intracellular pathogens. The aim of the present study was to characterize the full coding region of the iNOS gene of pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus), an economically and ecologically important South American fish species, and to analyze mRNA expression levels following intraperitoneal infection with the pathogenic bacterium Aeromonas dhakensis by means of quantitative real time PCR (qPCR)...
December 22, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275607/-effect-of-perioperative-multi-day-low-dose-ketamine-infusion-on-prevention-of-postmastectomy-pain-syndrome
#7
Q B Lou, K Nan, F F Xiang, X Z Chen, W S Zhu, X T Zhang, J Li
Objective: To investigate the effects of multi-day low dose ketamine infusion for postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) after breast cancer surgery. Methods: This study was a prospective randomized controlled trial. From June 2015 to May 2016 in Affiliated Yiwu Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, 66 patients with breast cancer surgery were randomly divided into control group (group C) and ketamine group (group K). Patients in group K were infused with 0.5 mg/kg of ketamine mixed in 250 ml of 0.9% normal saline in 1 h daily for 7 days...
December 12, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260449/low-minute-ventilation-episodes-during-anesthesia-recovery-following-intraperitoneal-surgery-as-detected-by-a-non-invasive-respiratory-volume-monitor
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Alexandre N Cavalcante, Yvette N Martin, Juraj Sprung, Jasmin Imsirovic, Toby N Weingarten
An electrical impedance-based noninvasive respiratory volume monitor (RVM) accurately reports minute volume, tidal volume and respiratory rate. Here we used the RVM to quantify the occurrence of and evaluate the ability of clinical factors to predict respiratory depression in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). RVM generated respiratory data were collected from spontaneously breathing patients following intraperitoneal surgeries under general anesthesia admitted to the PACU. Respiratory depression was defined as low minute ventilation episode (LMVe, < 40% predicted minute ventilation for at least 2 min)...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249041/comparison-of-tiva-with-different-combinations-of-ketamine-propofol-mixtures-in-pediatric-patients
#9
Ebru Biricik, Feride Karacaer, Ersel Güleç, Özgür Sürmelioğlu, Murat Ilgınel, Dilek Özcengiz
PURPOSE: Adding ketamine to propofol has been suggested to be useful for sedation and general anesthesia. This study aimed to determine the effect of TIVA with different ratios of ketofol on recovery in children. METHODS: Seventy-five children aged 3-12 years and undergoing adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy surgery were randomized into three groups. Ratios of 1:5, 1:6.7 and 1:10 ketamine-propofol mixture (ketofol) were prepared in the same syringe for groups I, II and III, respectively...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245223/effect-of-preoperative-pregabalin-as-an-adjunct-to-a-multimodal-analgesic-regimen-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jong Chan Kim, Sunghye Byun, Seongsu Kim, Seon-Yi Lee, Joo Hyung Lee, Sowoon Ahn
BACKGROUND: Depending on the type of injury, the pain mechanisms are multifactorial. Preoperative pregabalin administrations as an adjunct to a multimodal postoperative pain management strategy have been tested in various surgical settings. The purpose of current study was to evaluate the effects of preoperative pregabalin administration on postoperative pain intensity and rescue analgesic requirement following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). METHODS: Sixty adult patients undergoing VATS were randomly assigned either to receive pregabalin 150 mg (Pregabalin group) or placebo (Control group) 1 hour before anesthesia...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242652/the-effect-of-intravenous-dextrose-administration-for-prevention-of-post-operative-nausea-and-vomiting-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Abolfazl Firouzian, Alieh Zamani Kiasari, Gholamali Godazandeh, Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Abbas Alipour, Arman Taheri, Amir Emami Zeydi, Maryam Montazemi
Background and Aims: Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common and distressing complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intravenous (IV) dextrose administration for the prophylaxis of PONV after LC. Methods: In a double-blind, randomised controlled trial, a total of 150 female patients who were scheduled for elective LC were randomly assigned into two groups (A and B). Thirty minutes before induction of anaesthesia, patients received an infusion of 500 cc lactated Ringer's solution (Group A) and 5% dextrose in lactated Ringer's solution (Group B) and over a period of 30 min...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239457/opioids-and-immunosupression-in-oncological-postoperative-patients
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José Luis Bonilla-García, Manuel Cortiñas-Sáenz, Esperanza Del Pozo-Gavilán
INTRODUCTION: Recent animal studies demonstrated immunosuppressive effects of opioid withdrawal resulting in a higher risk of infection. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of remifentanil discontinuation on Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)-acquired infection after a schedule of sedoanalgesia of at least 6 days. METHOD: All patients over 18 years of age with a unit admission of more than 4 days were consecutively selected. The study population was the one affected by surgical pathology of any origin where sedation was based on any hypnotic and the opioid remifentanil was used as analgesic for at least 96 hours in continuous perfusion...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233755/postoperative-fasting-after-general-anaesthesia-a-survey-of-french-anaesthesiology-practices
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Sylvain Le Pape, Matthieu Boisson, Thibault Loupec, FabienVigneau, Bertrand Debaene, Denis Frasca
BACKGROUND: Preoperative fasting is well-codified worldwide. In contrast, the literature on the postoperative fasting (POF) is scarce leading to potentially wide discrepancies among anaesthesiology practices. This survey assessed French POF practices. METHODS: From March 2013 to January 2014, a survey was conducted among anaesthesiologists, members of the French Society of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. The POF durations of either fluid or solid food intake was assessed according to airway management procedures (endotracheal intubation [EI] or laryngeal mask [LMA]) and age of the patients (adult or paediatric)...
December 9, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229347/post-operative-stridor-and-acute-respiratory-failure-after-parkinson-s-disease-deep-brain-stimulator-placement-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mi Wang, Wael Saasouh, Thomas Botsford, Allen Keebler, Andrew Zura, Michael S Benninger, Rafi Avitsian
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the midbrain is commonly thought of as a motion disorder, but it can have significant effect on the respiratory system. Respiratory failure is the most common cause of death in these patients, but it can also affect laryngeal function causing dysphonia, dysphagia, and dysarthric speech.. Acute upper airway obstruction is a very rare finding in PD, especially in the perioperative settings...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223575/a-comparison-between-inhalational-desflurane-and-total-intravenous-anaesthesia-propofol-and-dexmedetomidine-in-improving-postoperative-recovery-for-morbidly-obese-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-double-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Abd-Elazeem Elbakry, Wesam-Eldin Sultan, Ezzeldin Ibrahim
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is commonly performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) or balanced anaesthesia using an intravenous and inhalation agent. It is still unclear which anaesthesia regimen is better for this group of patients. The present study has been conducted to compare the use of the inhalation anaesthesia technique using desflurane with the TIVA technique, using propofol and dexmedetomidine. DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, double-blinded study...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218667/the-novel-trial-natural-orifice-versus-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-prospective-randomized-evaluation
#16
Steven D Schwaitzberg, Kurt Roberts, John R Romanelli, David J Desilets, David Earle, Santiago Horgan, Lee Swanstrom, Eric Hungness, Nathaniel Soper, Michael L Kochman
INTRODUCTION: The evolution of Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery® (NOTES®) represents a case study in surgical procedural evolution. Beginning in 2004 with preclinical feasibility studies, and followed by the creation of the NOSCAR® collaboration between The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, procedural development followed a stepwise incremental pathway. The work of this consortium has included white paper analyses, obtaining outside independent funding for basic science and procedural development, and, ultimately, the initiation of a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing NOTES® cholecystectomy as an alternative procedure to laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203501/effect-of-a-newly-designed-observation-response-and-discharge-chart-in-the-post-anaesthesia-care-unit-on-patient-outcomes-a-quasi-expermental-study-in-australia
#17
Maryann Street, Nicole M Phillips, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Bridie Kent
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate whether use of a discharge criteria tool for nursing assessment of patients in Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) would enhance nurses' recognition and response to patients at-risk of deterioration and improve patient outcomes. METHODS: A prospective non-randomised pre-post intervention study was conducted in three hospitals in Australia. Participants were adults undergoing elective surgery before (n=723) and after (n=694) implementation of the Post-Anaesthetic Care Tool (PACT)...
December 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191795/glucan-mos%C3%A2-improved-growth-and-innate-immunity-in-pacu-stressed-and-experimentally-infected-with-aeromonas-hydrophila
#18
Michelly Pereira Soares, Fulvia Cristina Oliveira, Israel Luz Cardoso, Elisabeth Criscuolo Urbinati, Cristiane Meldau de Campos, Hamilton Hisano
We tested the efficacy of a commercial product (Glucan-MOS®) derived from yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, containing two combined products, β-1,3-1,6 glucans and mannans on the growth, feed efficiency, stress and innate immune responses of juvenile pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) after a stressful handling and bacterial inoculation. For this, we evaluated the serum cortisol and plasma glucose levels, the respiratory activity of leukocytes, the serum lysozyme levels, as well as the number of circulating erythrocytes and leukocytes of fish fed during 30 days with diets containing increased levels of Glucan-MOS (0...
November 27, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180895/postoperative-pain-management-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-an-update
#19
REVIEW
Jie Luo, Su Min
Acute postoperative pain remains a major problem, resulting in multiple undesirable outcomes if inadequately controlled. Most surgical patients spend their immediate postoperative period in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU), where pain management, being unsatisfactory and requiring improvements, affects further recovery. Recent studies on postoperative pain management in the PACU were reviewed for the advances in assessments and treatments. More objective assessments of pain being independent of patients' participation may be potentially appropriate in the PACU, including photoplethysmography-derived parameters, analgesia nociception index, skin conductance, and pupillometry, although further studies are needed to confirm their utilities...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166854/a-single-dose-of-dezocine-suppresses-emergence-agitation-in-preschool-children-anesthetized-with-sevoflurane-remifentanil
#20
Li-Jun An, Yang Zhang, Zheng Su, Xian-Long Zhang, Hai-Lin Liu, Zhi-Jie Zhang, Jian-Lin Hu, Shi-Tong Li
BACKGROUND: Emergence agitation (EA) is a common phenomenon in preschool children during emergence from general anesthesia. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of dezocine for emergence agitation in preschool children anesthetized with sevoflurane-remifentanil. METHODS: A total of 100 preschool children, scheduled for elective laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia by high ligation of the hernia sac under sevoflurane-remifentanil anesthesia were randomized into two groups: Group C (n = 50) received Ringer's lactate 10 mL and Group D received Ringer's lactate 10 mL containing dezocine 0...
November 22, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
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