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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679123/-wide-awake-hand-surgery-based-on-application-examples
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P Kaiser, M Keller, J Dörler, G Schmidle
OBJECTIVE: Anesthesiologic method with low bleeding level, risk level, and complication rate for surgical procedures on the hand without a tourniquet on an unsedated patient with the possibility for functional testing during surgery. INDICATIONS: Surgical procedures of the hand can be carried out using the wide awake technique depending on the patient's suitability and preference considering individual risk factors. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Absolute contraindications are allergies to the local anesthetic or its components...
April 20, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669562/comfort-in-palliative-sedation-compas-a-transdisciplinary-mixed-method-study-protocol-for-linking-objective-assessments-to-subjective-experiences
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Stefaan Six, Steven Laureys, Jan Poelaert, Johan Bilsen, Peter Theuns, Reginald Deschepper
BACKGROUND: In case of untreatable suffering at the end of life, palliative sedation may be chosen to assure comfort by reducing the patient's level of consciousness. An important question here is whether such sedated patients are completely free of pain. Because these patients cannot communicate anymore, caregivers have to rely on observation to assess the patient's comfort. Recently however, more sophisticated techniques from the neurosciences have shown that sometimes consciousness and pain are undetectable with these traditional behavioral methods...
April 18, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652012/nature-and-pattern-of-primary-teeth-extractions-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-setting-in-south-india
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Shini Susan Samuel, Daniel Sathiya Sundaram Selvaraj, Jagadish Ebenezer, Grace Rebekah, Santosh Koshy
Background: Many studies have been carried out on the prevalence of dental diseases in children although not much information is available regarding its outcome among Indian children. Aim: The aim of the present study was to analyze the type of primary tooth extracted and the reasons for the extraction among children attending a tertiary care hospital in the Southern part of India. Materials and Methods: The dental records of pediatric patients who had visited the dental clinic of a tertiary care hospital located in Tamil Nadu, South India from December 2013 to November 2016 were reviewed...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643795/ocular-injury-due-to-potassium-permanganate-granules
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Chareenun Chirapapaisan, Pinnita Prabhasawat, Sabong Srivannaboon, Vatookarn Roongpoovapatr, Piyada Chitsuthipakorn
Purpose: We report a rare case of ocular injury due to potassium permanganate (KMnO4 ) granules in a child. Methods: This is a retrospective case report. Results: A 2-year-old boy was transferred to our emergency room with severe pain in his right eye, inflamed eyelids, and brownish stains on his fingers. Chemical injury was suspected. Copious eye irrigation was immediately performed. Diffuse brownish splotches were then observed at the inferior bulbar conjunctiva...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629894/pulmonary-aspiration-in-adjustable-gastric-banding-carriers-undergoing-a-second-surgical-procedure-considerations-on-personal-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Contardo Vergani, Marco Venturi, Sara Badiali, Barbara Chella, Enrico Mozzi
BACKGROUND: The observation of a relatively high number of pulmonary aspirations (PA) among gastric band (GB) carriers undergoing a second surgery, prompted us to modify our strategy for GB patients candidate to further operation under general anesthesia. MATERIAL OF STUDY AND RESULTS: In January 2013, following the occurrence of PA at the induction of general anesthesia in 1 GB carrier undergoing a further operation, we reviewed our Data Base between January 2005 and 2013, to explore the rate of pulmonary aspiration in patients GB carriers undergoing a second surgery...
2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628852/anesthetic-and-psychiatric-implications-of-accidental-awareness-under-general-anesthesia-during-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Hetal Acharya, Atul Gaur, Girish Kunigiri
Accidental awareness under general anesthesia (AAGA) is a well-known phenomenon. However, little literature exists in its relation to the psychiatric field, particularly within the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) setting. This report explores the case of a 52-year-old woman that describes her own experience of AAGA during ECT. Relevant anesthetic details are also provided along with its possible implications in AAGA. The aim of this case report is to increase awareness among clinicians in regard to AAGA and its occurrence during ECT...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622310/the-failed-sedation-solutions-for-the-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeon
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Robert C Bosack
Due to wide variation in patient responses, both intended and adverse, it is impossible to successfully sedate all patients. Choosing the right drug and dose regimen can be challenging, especially in patients who are naïve to anesthesia. Underdosing can lead to pain perception, patient movement and combativeness, awareness with recall, and the sympathetic neuroendocrine stress response. Overdosing can lead to unintended loss of upper airway tone, hypoventilation/apnea, adverse cardiovascular changes, and prolonged sedation (with its attendant problems)...
May 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600206/a-unique-case-of-cervical-myelopathy-in-an-adult-patient-with-scheie-syndrome
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Farzam Vazifehdan, Vasilios G Karantzoulis, Robert Ebner, Vasilios G Igoumenou
Introduction: Scheie syndrome is an extremely rare systematic disease that represents the most attenuated form of mucopolysaccharidosis Type I disorder. Although associated with a variety of manifestations, Scheie syndrome leading to the development of cervical myelopathyis yet to be reported. Our purpose was to present a unique case of a Scheie syndrome patient, who underwent surgery due to cervical myelopathy, and to discuss the clinical and imaging findings, as well as the challenges and outcomes of surgical treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595640/comparison-of-the-effects-of-oxycodone-versus-fentanyl-on-airway-reflex-to-tracheal-extubation-and-postoperative-pain-during-anesthesia-recovery-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-consort-study
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Eun Kyung Choi, Nyeongkeon Kwon, Sang-Jin Park
BACKGROUND: Fentanyl has been suggested to be effective for controlling airway and hemodynamic responses to tracheal extubation. This study was performed to compare the effects of oxycodone and fentanyl on airway and hemodynamic responses and postoperative pain during the recovery period in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Ninety patients aged 18 to 65 years were randomly allocated to 1 of 3 groups: fentanyl, oxycodone, and control. Coughing responses (incidence and severity), hemodynamic responses during the recovery period, and acute postoperative pain were assessed...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568123/non-instrumental-clinical-monitoring-does-not-guarantee-an-adequate-course-of-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Katarzyna Szostakiewicz, Zbigniew Rybicki, Dariusz Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: Clinical monitoring is the most common method of adjusting the appropriate level of general anesthesia. However, episodes of intraoperative awareness (AWR) are still reported, suggesting that clinical observations may not be sufficient in some cases. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of clinical and instrumental neuromonitoring with auditory evoked potentials (AEP) in an intraoperative analysis of the proper level of general anesthesia. METHODS: Patients scheduled for elective surgery were randomly divided into two groups...
March 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543613/peer-support-in-anesthesia-turning-war-stories-into-wellness
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Amy E Vinson, Gail Randel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Peer support, a method of providing for the well being of healthcare providers following adverse or stressful events, is garnering increased attention in light of the increased prevalence and awareness of burnout, depression and suicidality in physicians. In this review, we will summarize the evolution of the 'second victim,' explore methods of support and examine how new regulatory requirements are changing the peer support landscape. RECENT FINDINGS: As peer support and the second victim are investigated more, themes are emerging regarding the natural history of recovery...
March 14, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540488/control-of-pre-analytical-aspects-in-immunoassay-measurements-of-metabolic-hormones-in-rodents
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Maximilian Bielohuby, Martin Bidlingmaier, Uwe Schwahn
The measurement of circulating hormones by immunoassay remains a cornerstone in preclinical endocrine research. For scientists conducting and interpreting immunoassay measurements of rodent samples, the paramount aim usually is to obtain reliable and meaningful measurement data in order to draw conclusions on biological processes. However, the biological variability between samples is not the only variable affecting the readout of an immunoassay measurement and a considerable amount of unwanted or unintended variability can be quickly introduced during the pre-analytical and analytical phase...
March 14, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524200/prevalence-of-discordant-elevations-of-state-entropy-and-bispectral-index-in-patients-at-amnestic-sevoflurane-concentrations-a-historical-cohort-study
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Richard H Epstein, Joni M Maga, Michael E Mahla, Eric S Schwenk, Marc J Bloom
BACKGROUND: Processed electroencephalogram (EEG) monitors help assess the hypnotic state during general anesthesia or sedation. Maintaining the bispectral index (BIS) or state entropy (SE) between 40 and 60 has been recommended to mitigate anesthesia awareness. Nonetheless, SEs > 70 were frequently observed at end-tidal sevoflurane concentrations unlikely to allow awareness. We sought to determine the prevalence of elevated discordant measurements during BIS and SE monitoring. METHODS: Electronic data collected over 11 months at two academic hospitals were retrospectively reviewed...
March 9, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519719/oral-nitroglycerin-solution-may-be-effective-for-esophageal-food-impaction
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Benjamin A Willenbring, Callie K Schnitker, Samuel J Stellpflug
BACKGROUND: Esophageal food impaction is a common illness presenting to emergency departments (ED), and is frequently resistant to pharmacologic therapy. Several medications have been promoted for this indication, but so far have not proven effective. Endoscopic removal is frequently required to resolve the impaction, resulting in risks from anesthesia and the physical procedure, and in prolonged hospital stay for recovery. Oral nitroglycerin solution was recently used in two such cases and may represent a new therapeutic option...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503045/thermal-injuries-from-exploding-electronic-cigarettes
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Sean Hickey, Jeremy Goverman, Jonathan Friedstat, Robert Sheridan, John Schulz
INTRODUCTION: There are an estimated 2.75 million electronic cigarette (EC) users in the United States. ECs have become the most commonly used nicotine-containing product in young adults ages 18-24 years. Thermal, blast, and missile injuries from EC explosions has grown rapidly in recent years. Burn surgeons must remain up to date regarding management and treatment of burn injuries related to EC device ignition. METHODS: An IRB approved retrospective review of all patients admitted to the Massachusetts General Hospital Burn Center from January 2015 to April 2017 was performed...
March 1, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29497484/comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-laryngeal-mask-airway-streamlined-liner-of-the-pharyngeal-airway-and-i-gel-following-tracheal-extubation
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Hesameddin Modir, Esmail Moshiri, Bijan Yazdi, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Amirreza Modir
Adverse events following surgical operations are common complications due to removal of tracheal tube in contrast to the tracheal intubation. Awareness about the new methods and strategies for tracheal tube extubation is necessary for a safe and successful extubation. Therefore, we aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of laryngeal mask airway (LMA), streamlined liner of the pharyngeal airway (SLIPA) and I-gel in extubation time of tracheal tube. A one-single randomized clinical trial was conducted in 105 eligible patients in three groups including LMA, SLIPA and I-gel...
October 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417072/knowledge-regarding-anesthesiologist-and-anesthesiology-among-patients-and-attendants-attending-a-rural-hospital-of-new-delhi
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Tulika Singh, Sanju Sharma, Bratati Banerjee, Suneela Garg
INTRODUCTION: Anesthesia has become one of the most advanced specialties in modern medicine with tremendous growth in knowledge and substances available for use. However, public awareness toward anesthesiologist and anesthesiology is limited. It is important for us to make people aware about the role played by an anesthesiologist in medical setup. The present study was conducted among patients and attendants to assess the knowledge regarding the anesthesiologist and anesthesiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out at a rural hospital of New Delhi, on 250 adult patients and attendants visiting outpatient departments to assess their knowledge regarding anesthesiologists and anesthesiology...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407363/society-of-family-planning-clinical-guidelines-pain-control-in-surgical-abortion-part-1-local-anesthesia-and-minimal-sedation
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REVIEW
Rebecca H Allen, Rameet Singh
Satisfactory pain control for women undergoing surgical abortion is important for patient comfort and satisfaction. Clinicians ought to be aware of the safety and efficacy of different pain control regimens. This document will focus on nonpharmacologic modalities to reduce pain and pharmacologic interventions up to the level of minimal sedation. For surgical abortion without intravenous medications, a multimodal approach to pain control may combine a dedicated emotional-support person, visual or auditory distraction, administration of local anesthesia to the cervix with buffered lidocaine, and a preoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug...
January 30, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402220/design-of-a-novel-multifunction-decision-support-display-for-anesthesia-care-alertwatch%C3%A2-or
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Kevin K Tremper, Jenny J Mace, Jan M Gombert, Theodore T Tremper, Justin F Adams, James P Bagian
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the design of a multifunction alerting display for intraoperative anesthetic care. The design was inspired by the multifunction primary flight display used in modern aviation. RESULTS: The display retrieves live data from multiple sources; the physiologic monitors, the anesthesia information management system, the laboratory values and comorbidities from patient's problem summary list, medical history or history & physical. This information is integrated into a display composed of readily identifiable icons of organ systems, which are color coded to signify normal range, marginal range, abnormal range (by green, yellow, red respectively) and orange outlines for comorbidities/risk factors...
February 5, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395694/a-rare-airway-obstruction-caused-by-dissection-of-a-reinforced-endotracheal-tube
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Yoon Hee Choi, Dong Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal tube (ETT) obstruction or narrowing in patients undergoing general anesthesia due to dissection of reinforced ETT is unusual. CASE REPORT: A 26-year-old woman was transferred to the emergency department due to drowsy mental status after surgery. She was intubated by reinforced ETT with grossly normal external appearance, but the inner layer of ETT was dissected, the inner diameter was narrowed, and the extent of protrusion of inner layer of ETT was more severe at the distal end...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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