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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/29315137/reducing-ischemic-injury-from-indwelling-peripheral-arterial-catheters-in-a-pediatric-cardiac-icu-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Adam C Adler, Stephanie Helman, Cynthia Field, Judith J Stellar, Lauren A Brown, Nicole Omensetter, Andrew T Costarino, Mahsun Yuerek, Karen S Bender
OBJECTIVES: To reduce the number of ischemic arterial catheter injuries in children with congenital or acquired heart disease. DESIGN: This is a quality improvement study with pre- and postintervention groups. SETTING: University-affiliated pediatric cardiac center in a quaternary care freestanding children's hospital. PATIENTS: All patients with an indwelling peripheral arterial catheter placed in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiac Center associated with an admission to the Cardiac Intensive Cardiac Unit from January 2015 to July 2017 are included...
January 8, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307097/robotic-inguinal-lymph-node-dissection-for-melanoma-a-novel-approach-to-a-complicated-problem
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G Alan Hyde, Nathan L Jung, Alvaro A Valle, Syamal D Bhattacharya, Christopher E Keel
BACKGROUND: Indications for superficial inguinal lymph node (ILN) dissection in melanoma include fine needle aspiration or clinically positive ILN and sentinel lymph nodes (SLN). Open inguinal lymphadenectomy may be complicated by poor wound healing, deep vein thrombosis, and lymphedema. Technical considerations and case series of a novel surgical approach, robotic inguinal lymphadenectomy, are presented. METHODS: This is a case series of four robotic ILN dissections for melanoma at a tertiary care facility...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279633/critical-care-junior-doctors-profile-in-a-lower-middle-income-country-a-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Ambepitiyawaduge Pubudu De Silva, D D S Baranage, Anuruddha Padeniya, Ponsuge Chathurani Sigera, Sunil De Alwis, Anuja Unnathie Abayadeera, Palitha G Mahipala, Kosala Saroj Jayasinghe, Arjen M Dondorp, Rashan Haniffa
Background and Aims: Retention of junior doctors in specialties such as critical care is difficult, especially in resource-limited settings. This study describes the profile of junior doctors in adult state intensive care units in Sri Lanka, a lower middle-income country. Materials and Methods: This was a national cross-sectional survey using an anonymous self-administered electronic questionnaire. Results: Five hundred and thirty-nine doctors in 93 Intensive Care Units (ICUs) were contacted, generating 207 responses...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275577/-study-of-sevoflurane-remifentanil-coadministration-on-improving-emergence-and-recovery-characteristics-of-patients-following-general-anaesthesia-with-sevoflurane
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H T Sun, M Xu, G L Chen, J He
Objective: To investigate the effects of remifentanil infusion on emergence and recovery characteristics of patients with thoracoscopic lobectomy following general anaesthesia with sevoflurane. Methods: One hundred patients, who were aged 37 to 65 years with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status 1-2, and scheduled for elective thoracoscopic lobectomy under general anaesthesia in National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, from February 2016 to August 2016, were allocated to receive sevoflurane maintenance regimen(group S, n=50)or sevoflurane/remifentanil maintenance regimen(group SR, n=50)by random digital table...
November 28, 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/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/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/29232379/comparison-of-nalbuphine-and-sufentanil-for-colonoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chaoyi Deng, Xiao Wang, Qianmei Zhu, Yanming Kang, Jinlin Yang, Heng Wang
OBJECTIVES: Nalbuphine is as effective as morphine as a perioperative analgesic but has not been compared directly with sufentanil in clinical trials. The aims of this study were to compare the efficacy and safety of nalbuphine with that of sufentanil in patients undergoing colonoscopy and to determine the optimal doses of nalbuphine in this indication. METHODS: Two hundred and forty consecutive eligible patients aged 18-65 years with an American Society of Anesthesiologists classification of I-II and scheduled for colonoscopy were randomly allocated to receive sufentanil 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232194/persistent-ventricular-bigeminy-during-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-report-of-an-11-year-old-child
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Sheetal Dalal, Vikas Chaudhari
An 11-year-old male child with fractures in both bones in his left forearm presented for open reduction and internal fixation. The pre-anesthetic check-up and investigations did not reveal any pre-existing underlying cardio-respiratory disease. The patient had an uneventful peri-operative period during the operation and was comfortable without any anxiety or restlessness. After an uneventful induction and intubation as per routine protocol, the patient received 600 mg of amoxicillin+clavunate intravenously as an antibiotic...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
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/29201358/association-of-postoperative-nausea-vomiting-and-pain-with-breastfeeding-success
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Ramon Abola, Jamie Romeiser, Suman Grewal, Sabeen Rizwan, Rishimani Adsumelli, Ellen Steinberg, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero
Background: Successful breastfeeding is a goal set forth by the World Health Organization to improve neonatal care. Increasingly, patients express the desire to breastfeed, and clinicians should facilitate successful breastfeeding. The primary aim of this study is to determine if postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) or postoperative pain are associated with decreased breastfeeding success after cesarean delivery. Methods: This is a historical cohort study using the Stony Brook Elective Cesarean Delivery Database...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138544/early-postoperative-delirium-after-hemiarthroplasty-in-elderly-patients-aged-over-70-years-with-displaced-femoral-neck-fracture
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Yi-Hwa Choi, Dae-Hwan Kim, Tae-Young Kim, Tae-Wan Lim, Seok-Woo Kim, Je-Hyun Yoo
Purpose: Postoperative delirium is a risk factor for worse outcome after hip fracture surgery in elderly patients. Postoperative delirium is associated with anesthesia, postoperative pain, and patient factors. We investigated the incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications of post-operative delirium after hemiarthroplasty (HA) in elderly patients with femoral neck fracture. Patients and methods: A total of 356 consecutive patients aged >70 years who underwent HA for femoral neck fracture were enrolled...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122625/comparison-of-intraoperative-and-early-postoperative-outcomes-of-caudal-versus-dorsal-penile-nerve-blocks-for-outpatient-penile-surgeries
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Katherine H Chan, Aali Shah, Elizabeth A Moser, Konrad Szymanski, Benjamin M Whittam, Rosalia Misseri, Martin Kaefer, Richard Rink, Mark P Cain
OBJECTIVE: To compare intraoperative and 1-hour postoperative outcomes in caudal versus dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) patients undergoing penile surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of males <10 years old undergoing penile procedures (2013-2015) using the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network, Pediatric Health Information System databases and our medical records. The primary outcome was a maximum Faces Limbs Activity Crying Consolability pain score > 3...
November 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120004/nerve-traction-injury-after-subacute-revision-external-fixation-of-a-tibial-plateau-fracture
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Lauren E Wessel, Alexander B Christ, David Helfet, David S Wellman
Nerve traction injuries are common clinical entities that can be confused with nerve palsies secondary to alternate etiologies. Common mechanisms of nerve injury include direct laceration, crush injury, compression injury, elevated compartment pressures, or traction injury. Traction injuries commonly occur after trauma or aberrant patient positioning; however, traction injury following external fixation for lower extremity injury is rare. This case report describes a 42-year-old man who initially sustained a Schatzker VI tibial plateau fracture that required revision of external fixation for pin-site infection as soft tissues recovered from the initial trauma...
November 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116559/perioperative-antiemetic-therapy-for-fast-track-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery
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Olumuyiwa A Bamgbade, Oluwafemi Oluwole, Rong R Khaw
BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is problematic in bariatric surgery patients and has negative impacts on perioperative outcome. Antiemetic prophylaxis may reduce PONV. Perioperative antiemetic prophylaxis or therapy is crucial and may enhance fast-track bariatric surgery. This study examined the impact of intraoperative multimodal antiemetic prophylaxis on fast-track bariatric surgery. METHODS: This prospective observational clinical study explored the perioperative data of 400 consecutive laparoscopic bariatric surgery patients, over a 6-year period...
November 7, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106880/utility-of-screening-questionnaire-and-polysomnography-to-predict-postoperative-outcomes-in-children
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Hiromi Kako, Jennifer Tripi, Hina Walia, Dmitry Tumin, Mark Splaingard, Kris R Jatana, Joseph D Tobias, Vidya T Raman
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has increased concurrently with the increasing prevalence of obesity. We have previously validated a short questionnaire predicting the occurrence of OSA on polysomnography (PSG). This follow-up study assessed the utility of the questionnaire in predicting postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Children undergoing surgery and completing a sleep study were prospectively screened for OSA using a short questionnaire...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066932/efficiency-of-spinal-anesthesia-versus-general-anesthesia-for-lumbar-spinal-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-544-patients
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John T Pierce, Guy Kositratna, Mark A Attiah, Michael J Kallan, Rebecca Koenigsberg, Peter Syre, David Wyler, Paul J Marcotte, W Andrew Kofke, William C Welch
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown varying results in selected outcomes when directly comparing spinal anesthesia to general in lumbar surgery. Some studies have shown reduced surgical time, postoperative pain, time in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU), incidence of urinary retention, postoperative nausea, and more favorable cost-effectiveness with spinal anesthesia. Despite these results, the current literature has also shown contradictory results in between-group comparisons...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049219/risk-assessment-of-morbidly-obese-parturient-in-cesarean-section-delivery-a-prospective-cohort-single-center-study
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Xiaohu An, Yanhong Zhao, Ying Zhang, Qiling Yang, Yilong Wang, Weiwei Cheng, Zeyong Yang
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of women gain excessive weight during pregnancy. Obesity complications and risks in parturient women undergoing cesarean section (CS) with different anesthetic methods remain unknown. This study aimed to assess the safety and risk of obese women undergoing CS delivery with various perioperative anesthetic methods. METHODS: Seven hundred ninety parturient women underwent CS under general anesthesia (GA), intraspinal anesthesia including epidural anesthesia (EA) and combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA)...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046773/dexamethasone-alone-versus-in-combination-with-intra-operative-super-hydration-for-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-prophylaxis-in-female-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Eman A Ismail, Mohamed H Bakri, Sayed Kaoud Abd-Elshafy
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone has a prophylactic effect on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and perioperative hydration is believed to play a role in PONV prophylaxis. This study was performed to examine the combined effects of pre-induction dexamethasone plus super-hydration on PONV and pain following laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS: A total of 100 female patients undergoing LC were enrolled and randomized equally into two groups. Group DF received 5 mg dexamethasone (pre-induction) plus 30 ml/kg Ringer's lactate (intraoperative) and group D received 5 mg dexamethasone (pre-induction) alone...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
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