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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/28920038/comparing-the-effect-of-preoperative-administration-of-melatonin-and-passiflora-incarnata-on-postoperative-cognitive-disorders-in-adult-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Faranak Rokhtabnak, Mohammad Reza Ghodraty, Alireza Kholdebarin, Ali Khatibi, Seyedeh Somayeh Seyed Alizadeh, Zahra Sadat Koleini, Mohammad Mahdi Zamani, Alireza Pournajafian
BACKGROUND: Anxiety is a preoperative complication, which most patients encounter. The use of a premedication to reduce preoperative anxiety with minimal cognitive impairment is crucial. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to compare the sedative effect of preoperative melatonin and Passiflora incarnata in patients undergoing elective surgery regarding their potential for postoperative cognitive disorders. METHODS: In this clinical trial, 52 patients American society of anesthesiologists grade (ASA) I and II of both genders were selected to receive either Passiflora incarnata (1000 mg nature made) (n = 26) or melatonin (6 mg) (n = 26) as premedication one hour before surgery...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919813/a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-comparison-of-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-block-with-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-block-versus-standard-anesthetic-management-for-pain-control-during-and-after-traumatic-femur-fracture-repair-in-the-pediatric-population
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Nicole M Elsey, Joseph D Tobias, Kevin E Klingele, Ralph J Beltran, Tarun Bhalla, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Julie Rice, Dmitry Tumin
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury of the femur resulting in femoral fracture may result in significant postoperative pain. As with other causes of acute pain, regional anesthesia may offer a benefit over conventional therapy with intravenous opioids. This study prospectively assesses the effects of femoral nerve blockade with a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block (FN-LFCN) on intraoperative anesthetic requirements, postoperative pain scores, and opioid requirements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen pediatric patients (age 2-18 years) undergoing surgical repair of a traumatic femur fracture fulfilled the study criteria and were randomly assigned to general anesthesia with either an FN-LFCN block (n = 10) or intravenous opioids (n = 7)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915907/effect-of-a-mother-s-recorded-voice-on-emergence-from-general-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Seok Young Song, Sang Gyu Kwak, Eugene Kim
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium is a behavioral disturbance after general anesthesia in children and may distress both the patients and the primary caregivers, such as parents and medical staff, looking after the patients. Various medical and emotional interventions have been investigated to reduce emergence delirium; however, none are completely effective. This trial intends to assess whether the mother's recorded voice can reduce this adverse post-anesthesia event and facilitate arousal from general anesthesia...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895149/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-for-perioperative-morbidities-in-pediatric-tonsillectomy-a-metaanalysis
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Hye Kyung Cho, Ho Young Yoon, Ho Jun Jin, Se Hwan Hwang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the effects of perioperative dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to tonsillectomy compared with opioid or sham in children. DATA SOURCE: Five databases (PubMed, SCOPUS, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) were searched from inception of article collections to April 2017. REVIEW METHODS: Prospective, randomized controlled studies that compared outcomes between children who underwent tonsillectomy plus dexmedetomidine administration (intervention) and children who underwent tonsillectomy with placebo or opioid (control) were systemically and independently reviewed by two researchers...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894372/frequent-respiratory-events-in-postoperative-patients-aged-60-years-and-above
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Suzanne Jl Broens, Xuan He, Rachel Evley, Erik Olofsen, Marieke Niesters, Ravi P Mahajan, Albert Dahan, Monique van Velzen
There is limited information on the occurrence of respiratory events in postoperative patients after discharge from the postanesthesia care unit. We studied the respiratory rate (RR) of 68 patients aged 60 years and above during the first 6 hours following elective surgery under general anesthesia to assess the frequency of respiratory events in the care unit and on the ward. RR was derived from the continuous RR counter RespiR8, measuring RR by quantifying the humidity of exhaled air. One-minute-averaged RRs were collected and analyzed to assess the frequency of postoperative bradypnea (RR 1-6 breaths/minute) and apnea (cessation of inspiratory flow ≥60 seconds)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873075/intraoperative-magnesium-sulphate-decreases-agitation-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-functional-endoscopic-surgery-a-randomised-double-blind-study
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Hazem E Elsersy, Magdy Ch Metyas, Hana A Elfeky, Ahmed A Hassan
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation is harmful for the patient as it may be associated with removal of catheters, nasal packs, oxygen masks and self-injury, and pose a danger to operating theatre staff. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the potential role of magnesium sulphate in treatment of postoperative agitation following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. DESIGN: A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: ENT operating room, Menofia University Hospitals, Egypt...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867907/preemptive-analgesia-in-thumb-basal-joint-arthroplasty-immediate-postoperative-pain-with-preincision-versus-postincision-local-anesthesia
#8
Joseph T Labrum, Asif M Ilyas
Purpose  Currently no guidelines exist for the timing of the injection of anesthetics in surgeries performed under general anesthesia to minimize postoperative pain. To better understand the role of timing of the injection of local anesthesia in hand surgery performed under general anesthesia, we evaluated the effect of pre- versus postincisional local analgesic injection on immediate postoperative pain experience. We hypothesize that the preincisional (preemptive) injection will result in decreased immediate postoperative pain experience and analgesic use when compared with postincisional injection...
August 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866348/the-effect-of-intra-articular-cocktail-versus-femoral-nerve-block-for-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroscopy
#9
Sean Childs, Sonia Pyne, Kiritpaul Nandra, Wajeeh Bakhsh, S Atif Mustafa, Brian D Giordano
PURPOSE: To compare clinical efficacy and complication rate as measured by postoperative falls and development of peripheral neuritis between intra-articular blockade and femoral nerve block in patients undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery. METHODS: An institutional review board approved retrospective review was conducted on a consecutive series of patients who underwent elective arthroscopic hip surgery by a single surgeon, between November 2013 and April 2015. Subjects were stratified into 2 groups: patients who received a preoperative femoral nerve block for perioperative pain control, and patients who received an intra-articular "cocktail" injection postoperatively...
August 30, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852473/evaluation-of-operating-room-reverse-trendelenburg-positioning-and-its-effect-on-postoperative-hypoxemia-aspiration-and-length-of-stay-a-retrospective-study-of-consecutive-patients
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C Michael Dunham, Barbara M Hileman, Amy E Hutchinson, Tamara Antonaccio, Elisha A Chance, Gregory S Huang, Gregory Szmaj, Kristen Calabro, Cynthia Bishop, Tyson T Schrickel
BACKGROUND: In 2014, this group published an investigation of surgical patients from 2012 who had substantial rates of postoperative hypoxemia (POH) and perioperative pulmonary aspiration (POPA). Therefore, we investigated whether intraoperative reverse Trendelenburg positioning (RTP) decreases POH and POPA rates. METHODS: Consecutive ASA I-IV surgical patients who had preoperative pulmonary stability requiring general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation were evaluated...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814096/ankle-block-vs-single-shot-popliteal-fossa-block-as-primary-anesthesia-for-forefoot-operative-procedures-prospective-randomized-comparison
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Oliver N Schipper, Kenneth J Hunt, Robert B Anderson, W Hodges Davis, Carroll P Jones, Bruce E Cohen
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is often difficult to control with oral medications, requiring large doses of opioid analgesia. Regional anesthesia may be used for primary anesthesia, reducing the need for general anesthetic and postoperative pain medication requirements in the immediate postoperative period. The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic effects of an ankle block (AB) to a single-shot popliteal fossa block (PFB) for patients undergoing orthopedic forefoot procedures...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810649/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-combined-with-sufentanil-on-preventing-emergence-agitation-in-children-receiving-sevoflurane-anesthesia-for-cleft-palate-repair-surgery
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Ke Luo, Jun-Mei Xu, Lin Cao, Ju Gao
The aim of the present study was to observe whether dexmedetomidine (DEX) combined with sufentanil decreased emergence agitation (EA) in children receiving sevoflurane anesthesia for cleft palate repair surgery. Children undergoing elective cleft palate repair surgery were randomly allocated into the DEX + sufentanil group (group DS; n=50) and the normal saline + fentanyl group (group SF; n=50). Patients in group DS were treated with 0.5 µg/kg DEX prior to induction of anesthesia, whereas patients in group SF received an equal volume of normal saline...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808847/evaluation-of-hyoscine-n-butyl-bromide-efficacy-on-the-prevention-of-catheter-related-bladder-discomfort-after-transurethral-resection-of-prostate-a-randomized-double-blind-control-trial
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Golnar Sabetian, Farid Zand, Elham Asadpour, Mohammad Ghorbani, Pourya Adibi, Mohammad Mehdi Hosseini, Shahryar Zeyghami, Farzaneh Masihi
BACKGROUND: Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is the most common treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Urinary tract catheter is inserted post-operatively which results in catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) in many patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the preventive effect of hyoscine N-butyl bromide on CRBD caused by a urinary tract catheter after TURP surgery in patients with BPH. METHODS: Twenty-four and twenty-six patients in the treatment and control groups were enrolled, respectively...
August 14, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804692/one-case-with-dexmedetomidine-induced-stuporous-state-in-epileptic-patient-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
#14
Dong-Ji Han, Zhi-Gang He, Zhi-Qiang Zhou, Li Feng, Cheng Liu, Yan Xiang, Hong-Bing Xiang
A 56-year-old epileptic patient underwent right hemicolectomy and cholecystectomy surgery under general endotracheal anesthesia. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane, and sufentanil, rocuronium, and dexmedetomidine infusions. After the operation and confirmation of neuromuscular recovery, the patient woke from anesthesia within 15 min and successfully extubated. After the vital signs of patient were stable, the patient was transported to post anesthesia care unit (PACU). 6 h after the surgery, he fell into a stuporous state for lasting 14 h and EEG showed no epileptiform discharges...
2017: American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802384/retrospective-study-of-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-as-a-prophylactic-against-emergence-delirium-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-ear-tube-surgery
#15
Lisgelia Santana, Katherine Mills
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effect of intranasal dexmedetomidine on emergence delirium (ED) in pediatric patients who underwent ear tube surgeries. Due to the brief nature of the surgery and low levels of pain experienced, an IV is rarely needed, limiting the medications available to anesthesiologists to manage postoperative delirium that may arise during recovery from inhalational anesthesia. Intravenous dexmedetomidine is an alpha-2 agonist anesthetic that is used in pediatric patients for the management of ED in various surgical procedures...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796275/immature-platelets-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-after-non-cardiac-surgery
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Aida Anetsberger, Manfred Blobner, Bernhard Haller, Sebastian Schmid, Katrin Umgelter, Theresa Hager, Clemens Langgartner, Eberhard F Kochs, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Bettina Jungwirth, Isabell Bernlochner
This study evaluates whether immature platelets (IPF) determined in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) can predict major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) or other thromboembolic events after intermediate and high-risk surgery. IPF are increased in patients with acute coronary syndrome and recently gained interest as novel biomarker for risk stratification. In this prospective observational trial 732 patients undergoing intermediate or high-risk non-cardiac surgery were enrolled (NCT02097602). IPF was measured preoperatively and postoperatively in the PACU...
August 10, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780540/the-postoperative-handover-a-focus-group-interview-study-with-nurse-anaesthetists-anaesthesiologists-and-pacu-nurses
#17
Maria Randmaa, Maria Engström, Christine Leo Swenne, Gunilla Mårtensson
OBJECTIVES: To investigate different professionals' (nurse anaesthetists', anaesthesiologists', and postanaesthesia care unit nurses') descriptions of and reflections on the postoperative handover. DESIGN: A focus group interview study with a descriptive design using qualitative content analysis of transcripts. SETTING: One anaesthetic clinic at two hospitals in Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Six focus groups with 23 healthcare professionals involved in postoperative handovers...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771847/chiral-dialkyl-ditellurides-conformation-of-chiral-chromophore-by-circular-dichroism-and-dft-calculation
#18
Jacek Ścianowski, Agata J Pacuła, Paweł Skowronek
The twisted structure of ditellurides, in a similar way as in other dichalcogenes, leads to different absorption of circularly polarized light by quasi-enantiomeric chiral orbitals. Chiral optically active ditellurides are not common compounds and this phenomenon is not widely reported. As chiral ditellurides found an application in asymmetric synthesis, their molecular structure, understood as their conformation, became an important factor for understanding their reactivity. Until now there are few examples of chiral ditellurides known and their structure was not analyzed in details...
August 3, 2017: Chirality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761526/a-study-of-partial-pressure-of-arterial-carbon-dioxide-and-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-correlation-in-intraoperative-and-postoperative-period-in-neurosurgical-patients
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Pallavi Gaur, Minal Harde, Pinakin Gujjar, Devanand Deosarkar, Rakesh Bhadade
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Monitoring carbon dioxide (CO2) is of utmost importance in neurosurgical patients. It is measured by partial pressure of arterial CO2 (PaCO2) and end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2). We aimed to study the correlation between PaCO2 and ETCO2 in neurosurgical patients in the intraoperative and postoperative period on mechanical ventilation in Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU). METHODOLOGY: This was prospective observational study done at tertiary care teaching public hospital over a period of 1 year...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746188/antenatal-diagnosis-and-prognostic-factors-of-aneurysmal-malformation-of-the-vein-of-galen-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Doru Herghelegiu, Cringu A Ionescu, Irina Pacu, Roxana Bohiltea, Catalin Herghelegiu, Simona Vladareanu
RATIONALE: Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a rare complex malformation of the cerebral vascular system consisting of arteriovenous shunts between the vein of Galen and the cerebral arteries. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 31-year-old pregnant woman, para 1, gravida 1. DIAGNOSES: At 26 weeks' gestation who was examined for an anechoic mass on the cerebral median midline with color and pulsed Doppler. She presented with positive flow on the color and pulsed Doppler test, associated with hydrocephalus, cortical hypoplasia, cardiomegaly, jugular vein distension...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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