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Meredith Degnan, Jessica Brodt, Yiliam Rodriguez-Blanco
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe our institutional experience, primarily with general anesthesiologists consulting with cardiac anesthesiologists, caring for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective review of the population of patients with LVADs at a single institution undergoing noncardiac procedures between 2009 and 2014. Demographic, perioperative, and procedural data collected included the type of procedure performed, anesthetic technique, vasopressor requirements, invasive monitors used, anesthesia provider type, blood product management, need for postoperative intubation, postoperative disposition and length of stay, and perioperative complications including mortality...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Sumitra G Bakshi, Amol Mapari, T S Shylasree
BACKGROUND: Opioid-sparing pain management is important for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Rectus sheath (RS) blocks are emerging as a promising modality for pain relief following midline laparotomy; however, there are limited prospective clinical trials testing their efficacy. The purpose of this randomized-controlled trial is to assess the morphine-sparing effect of local anesthetic (LA) boluses through RS catheters following elective gynecological oncology surgery. METHOD: After patients' informed consent, bilateral RS catheters were placed intraoperatively in 74 females (American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II) undergoing elective midline laparotomy under general anesthesia...
September 14, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Hazem Elmoghazy, Mohamed M Hussein, Elnisr Mohamed, Abdelbasset Badawy, Gamal Alsagheer, Ahmed Mamdouh Abd Elhamed
BACKGROUND: Several techniques have been used to repair mid-penile hypospadias; however, high failure rates and major complications have been reported. In this study, we describe a novel technique using a well-vascularized flap of the inner and outer preputial skin. METHODS: A total of 110 male children with hypospadias underwent repair by our technique between 2008 and 2015. The inclusion criteria were children with mid-penile or slightly more proximal hypospadias, with or without ventral chordae, and an intact prepuce of the cobra eyes variety...
September 13, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
Koichi Suehiro, Tomoharu Funao, Yohei Fujimoto, Akira Mukai, Mitsuyo Nakamura, Kiyonobu Nishikawa
We aimed to assess the ability of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to detect spinal cord ischemia, and to evaluate changes in regional oxygen saturation (rSO2) following recovery of spinal cord circulation and cerebrospinal fluid drainage. Four 12-month-old female swine weighing 28.7-29.5 kg were acquired for this study. NIRS probes were placed along the midline of the upper (T6/7) and lower (T9/T10) thoracic vertebrae. The thoracic aorta was clamped distal of the left subclavian artery to induce spinal ischemia...
August 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
J Geng, M Li
A patient with previous L3-4 posterior lumbar interbody fusion, pedicle screws instrumentation and L3-4 decompression, was scheduled for left total hip arthroplasty. Two years ago, due to poor landmarks palpation, the patient experienced a failed lumbar puncture after multiple attempts before herniorrhaphy. His plain radiography showed bilateral partial laminectomy at L3-4 level, and between L3 and L4, two posterior pedicle screws connected by metal rods on both sides. This time, we used ultrasound to locate L4-5 interlaminar space in paramedian sagittal oblique view and identified the spine midline by transverse interlaminar view before puncture...
February 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Y L Tan, H Suharjono, N L J Lau, H Y Voon
BACKGROUND: The contemporary obstetrician is increasingly put to the test by rising numbers of pregnancies with morbidly adherent placenta. This study illustrates our experience with prophylactic bilateral internal iliac artery occlusion as part of its management. METHODS: Between January 2011 to January 2014, 13 consecutive patients received the intervention prior to scheduled caesarean delivery for placenta accreta. All cases were diagnosed by ultrasonography, color Doppler imaging and supplemented with MRI where necessary...
June 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Roy Ventura, Chris O'Loughlin, Boris Vavrik
Since the introduction of sutureless securement products for vascular access devices (VADs), there has been a great deal of discussion of their advantages and disadvantages in comparison with sutures. This includes questions related to VAD securement, patients' comfort, infection control, user-friendliness and potential complications of using the device. The literature review of the available evidence indicates the superiority of the novel sutureless devices in the aforementioned aspects. The authors collected data to further contribute in the analysis of the attributes of these products, namely Statlock™ and Grip-Lok™ (current devices)...
July 28, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Walavan Sivakumar, Michael Karsy, Andrea Brock, Richard H Schmidt
Postoperative pain is a significant concern for patients who undergo surgery via a midline posterior approach to the occipitocervical junction and spinal axis. The development of the disposable, ambulatory pain pump presents a novel alternative for treatment of postoperative pain. The authors describe a multimodal treatment algorithm for postoperative pain after posterior occipitocervical junction surgery that uses the On-Q pain catheter system (I-Flow Corp., Lake Forest, CA) and a fentanyl patch. The On-Q PainBuster catheter system is a disposable, ambulatory device that allows for continuous anesthetic delivery directly into or adjacent to the wound...
2016: Curēus
Emily A Kieran, Eoghan E Laffan, Colm P F O'Donnell
AIM: Newborns are placed supine for umbilical venous catheter insertion, and catheter tip position is confirmed with X-ray. Umbilical venous catheters are considered correctly positioned when the tip is in the inferior vena cava; however, frequently, the catheter tip enters the portal venous circulation. We wished to determine whether placing infants on their right side, rather than on the back, for umbilical venous catheter insertion results in more correctly placed catheters. METHODS: Newborns were randomised to be placed on their back, or turned onto their right side for catheter insertion...
October 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Daniel Z Adams, Andrew Little, Charles Vinsant, Sorabh Khandelwal
BACKGROUND: Venous access in the emergency department (ED) is an often under-appreciated procedural skill given the frequency of its use. The patient's clinical status, ongoing need for laboratory investigation, and intravenous therapeutics guide the size, type, and placement of the catheter. The availability of trained personnel and dedicated teams using ultrasound-guided insertion techniques in technically difficult situations may also impact the selection. Appropriate device selection is warranted on initial patient contact to minimize risk and cost...
September 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
A Servera, J Benejam, J Pons, R García-Miralles, Y Hernández
OBJECTIVES: To present an original technique for laparoscopic vesical diverticulectomy without the need for dissecting the diverticular wall, thereby making the procedure safe and significantly simpler. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four patients were operated on between September 2014 and April 2016. The diagnosis was made by ultrasonography in all cases, and the study included blood and urine analyses with urine cultures, urine cytology, contrast-enhanced CT scans, prostate symptom questionnaire (International Prostate Symptom Score), flowmetry and cystoscopy...
June 28, 2016: Actas Urologicas Españolas
Keith Barrett, Kirsten Foell, Andrea Lantz, Michael Ordon, Jason Y Lee, Kenneth T Pace, R John D'A Honey
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Ureteral stent length is important, as stents that are too long might worsen symptoms and too short are at higher risk of migration. The purpose of this study was to determine if patient or radiologic parameters correlate with directly measured ureteral length and if directly measured ureteral length predicts proper stent positioning. METHODS: During stent placement, ureteral length (ureteropelvic junction to ureterovesical junction distance) was directly measured by endoscopically viewing a ureteral catheter (with 1-cm marking) emanating from the ureteral orifice...
September 2016: Journal of Endourology
Timothy R Spencer, Amy J Bardin
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2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Jona V Caparas, Jian-Ping Hu
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2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Nandita Mehta, Mohd Reidwan Dar, Shikha Sharma, Kuldeep Singh Mehta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The use of regional anesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been reserved for patients who are at high-risk under general anesthesia (GA). The aim of this study was to assess whether thoracic combined spinal epidural (CSE) anesthesia is a feasible option for American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I and II patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty ASA physical status I and II patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy received thoracic CSE anesthesia at T9-T10 or T10-T11 interspinous space using the midline approach...
April 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Javier Benito, Beatriz P Monteiro, Francis Beaudry, Anne-Marie Lavoie, B Duncan X Lascelles, Paulo V Steagall
OBJECTIVE To evaluate pharmacokinetics of bupivacaine after IP administration to cats undergoing ovariohysterectomy. ANIMALS 8 healthy cats. PROCEDURES Anesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with isoflurane. Buprenorphine (0.02 mg/kg, IV) and meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg, SC) were administered. A 20-gauge catheter was inserted into a jugular vein for blood sample collection. A ventral midline incision was made, and a solution of 0.5% bupivacaine (2 mg/kg) diluted with an equal volume of saline (0.9% NaCl) solution (final concentration, 0...
June 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Umesh Sharma, Sher Singh Yadav, Vinay Tomar, Amit Garg
AIMS: This is a prospective study of the use and efficacy of a novel technique of circumferential tubularised lingual mucosal graft (LMG) in obliterative and near obliterative bulbar urethral stricture of >2 cm where excisional and augmented anastomotic urethroplasty are not feasible. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The stenotic urethral segment was opened dorsally in midline and fibrosed urethra was excised taking care to preserve the healthy spongiosum tissue. LMG (av...
April 2016: Urology Annals
Moahmmed I Almohizea, Vyas M N Prasad, Raja Fakhoury, Benoit Bihin, Marc Remacle
UNLABELLED: Type I medialization thyroplasty (MT) was introduced by Isshiki more than 40 years ago. It is one of the most widely used surgical options to correct glottic insufficiency. Intraoperatively, the surgeon relies solely on perceptual subjective measures to help to achieve an optimal glottic closure by bringing the affected vocal fold closer to the midline in order to close the glottic gap. One of the challenges of MT is the persistence of symptoms due to incorrect choice of implant size...
September 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Nancy Moureau, Vineet Chopra
Patients admitted to acute care frequently require intravenous access to effectively deliver medications and prescribed treatment. For patients with difficult intravenous access, those requiring multiple attempts, those who are obese, or have diabetes or other chronic conditions, determining the vascular access device (VAD) with the lowest risk that best meets the needs of the treatment plan can be confusing. Selection of a VAD should be based on specific indications for that device. In the clinical setting, requests for central venous access devices are frequently precipitated simply by failure to establish peripheral access...
April 28, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Vikash Goswami, Bhupesh Kumar, Goverdhan Dutt Puri, Harkant Singh
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to determine the utility of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for identifying spinal canal structures and epidural catheter position and to assess the effect of catheter position on intraoperative hemodynamics and quality of postoperative analgesia. METHODS: Twenty-six adult patients undergoing thoracic surgery were included in this prospective, observational study. An epidural catheter was inserted 7.5 cm or more into the thoracic epidural space using a midline approach and a loss-of-resistance technique...
August 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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