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Hope Herd
Infection control practices pose a challenge to nursing care in general, but can have a huge negative impact on the perioperative process. Prior to July of 2012, our institution did not perform routine methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening on preoperative patients with a prior history of MRSA. This resulted in patients remaining in isolation throughout their entire perioperative course. Screening for MRSA was delayed until the patient arrived in the medical surgical unit. Many of these patients were later found to have negative nasal swabs...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333299/bilateral-breast-reduction-without-opioid-analgesics-a-comparative-study
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Fereydoun Don Parsa, Justin Cheng, Brad Stephan, Nikki Castel, Leslie Kim, Daniel Murariu, Alan A Parsa
Background: Breast reduction has traditionally been performed under general anesthesia with adjunct opioid use. However, opioids are associated with a wide variety of adverse effects, including nausea, vomiting, constipation, postoperative sedation, dizziness, and addiction. Objectives: This study compares bilateral breast reduction using a multimodal opioid-free pain management regimen vs traditional general anesthesia with adjunct opioids. Methods: A total of 83 female patients were enrolled in this study...
March 3, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328759/topical-ropivacaine-in-prevention-of-post-tonsillectomy-pain-in-adults
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Hanna Kaisa Tolska, Annika Takala, Karin Blomgren, Katri Hamunen, Vesa Kontinen
BACKGROUND: Post-tonsillectomy pain is 1 of the most intense postoperative pain conditions. However, optimal and sufficient postoperative analgesic treatment remains unclear. We investigated the effect of topical ropivacaine for post-tonsillectomy pain in 160 adult outpatient surgery patients over 2 postoperative weeks. METHODS: At the end of tonsillectomy, 2 swabs soaked in either 1% ropivacaine or saline were packed into the tonsillar beds for 5 minutes. We used ibuprofen and a combination of acetaminophen (500 mg)-codeine (30 mg) tablets as postoperative analgesics for 2 weeks...
March 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317003/peri-operative-inflammatory-cytokines-in-plasma-of-the-elderly-correlate-in-prospective-study-with-postoperative-changes-in-cognitive-test-scores
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R Kline, E Wong, M Haile, S Didehvar, S Farber, A Sacks, E Pirraglia, M J de Leon, A Bekker
Increasingly, postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is recognized as a complication after surgery in the elderly; but it's etiology remains unclear. Here we examine changes in cytokine levels during both the pre-operative and postoperative period, comparing them with long term variation in cognitive test scores. Forty-one patients aged 65 and older undergoing major surgery with general anesthesia were recruited after written consent in this IRB approved study. Thirty went on to complete this prospective, non-interven-tional and non-randomized study...
August 2016: Int J Anesthesiol Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302227/anaesthetic-concerns-of-surgical-emphysema-following-thyroidectomy
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Sanum Kashif, Amna Gulrez
Surgical emphysema secondary to tracheal tear is a rare but serious complication after thyroidectomy. It is usually resolved by conservative management; but in case of compromised airway, early airway control and surgical intervention is required. This is the case report of a 52-year woman diagnosed as thyroid carcinoma, who developed rapidly progressive surgical emphysema involving head and upper thorax, following total thyroidectomy, in post anesthesia care unit (PACU). The complication was related to tracheal tear occurring during excision of huge thyroid mass, encroaching trachea...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294528/effect-of-intraoperative-dexamethasone-on-pain-scores-and-narcotic-consumption-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jason Samona, Carrie Cook, Kyle Krupa, Krystle Swatsell, Andrew Jackson, Chase Dukes, Sidney Martin
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the addition of intravenous dexamethasone during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) would be effective at reducing postoperative pain scores and postoperative opioid consumption. METHODS: A total of 102 patients undergoing TKA were placed into two groups: 55 subjects received intraoperative dexamethasone 8 mg intravenously (treatment group) and 47 did not receive dexamethasone at any time during the perioperative period. Comparison was made using the 0-10 numeric pain rating scale and the amount of opioids used in each group...
March 15, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290956/multidisciplinary-in-situ-simulation-based-training-as-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-quality-improvement-project
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Monica A Lutgendorf, Carmen Spalding, Elizabeth Drake, Dennis Spence, Jason O Heaton, Kristina V Morocco
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage is a common obstetric emergency affecting 3 to 5% of deliveries, with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Effective management of postpartum hemorrhage requires strong teamwork and collaboration. We completed a multidisciplinary in situ postpartum hemorrhage simulation training exercise with structured team debriefing to evaluate hospital protocols, team performance, operational readiness, and real-time identification of system improvements...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285395/two-techniques-for-assessing-postoperative-voiding-function-a-randomized-trial
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Erinn M Myers, Catherine A Matthews, Andrea K Crane, AnnaMarie Connolly, Jennifer M Wu, Elizabeth J Geller
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Post-operative voiding dysfunction is common after sling placement and is assessed with a voiding trial (VT) before discharge. We hypothesized that an operating room (OR) initiated retrograde VT (OR-fill) would decrease time to discharge compared with a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) initiated retrograde VT (PACU-fill). METHODS: This was a parallel non-blinded randomized trial, of women undergoing outpatient sling surgery at a university hospital...
March 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275978/infrared-pupillometry-helps-to-detect-and-predict-delirium-in-the-post-anesthesia-care-unit
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Eric Yang, Matthias Kreuzer, September Hesse, Paran Davari, Simon C Lee, Paul S García
This study evaluates the capability of pupillary parameters to detect and predict delirium in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU-D) following general anesthesia. PACU-D may complicate and prolong the patient's postoperative course, consequently increasing hospital costs. After institutional approval, 47 patients undergoing surgical interventions with general anesthesia were included in the study. We measured the pupillary reflexes at signing of informed consent, during surgery 20 min after intubation and when the primary inhaled anesthetic was turned off, and 15 and 45 min after PACU admittance and upon discharge from the PACU...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270298/risk-factors-and-prognosis-of-reintubation-following-surgeries-under-general-anesthesia
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Kan Wang, Yiqing Yin
Objective To investigate the independent risk factors and the prognosis of reintubation following surgeries under general anesthesia in post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Methods  We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 14 407 patients undergoing elective surgeries from October 2013 to October 2014 in the China-Japanese Friendship Hospital. Patients were divided into reintubation group and control group according to the application of reintubation (or not) in PACU. Multivariate Logistic analysis was performed for factors showing significant difference between these two groups to screen for risk factors and analyze the prognosis...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268686/using-hilbert-huang-transform-to-assess-eeg-slow-wave-activity-during-anesthesia-in-post-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Jukka Kortelainen, Eero Vayrynen, Usko Huuskonen, Jouko Laurila, Juha Koskenkari, Janne T Backman, Seppo Alahuhta, Tapio Seppanen, Tero Ala-Kokko
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a severe consequence of cardiac arrest (CA) representing a substantial diagnostic challenge. We have recently designed a novel method for the assessment of HIE after CA. The method is based on estimating the severity of the brain injury by analyzing changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) slow wave activity while the patient is exposed to an anesthetic drug propofol in a controlled manner. In this paper, Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT) was used to analyze EEG slow wave activity during anesthesia in ten post-CA patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246618/effect-of-intravenous-ketorolac-on-postoperative-pain-in-mandibular-fracture-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hamid Reza Eftekharian, Homa Ilkhani Pak
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of intravenous ketorolac on early postoperative pain in patients with mandibular fractures, who underwent surgical repair. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted in Shahid Rajaei Hospital, affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences during a 1-year period from 2015 to 2016. We included a total number of 50 patients with traumatic mandibular fractures who underwent surgical repair...
January 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243748/pilot-study-comparing-post-anesthesia-care-unit-length-of-stay-in-moderately-and-severely-obese-children
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Hina Walia, Onur Balaban, Megan Jacklen, Dmitry Tumin, Vidya Raman, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is a risk factor for surgical complications in adults and children. Differences in postsurgical outcomes according to severity of obesity [moderate: 95-98th age-gender-specific body mass index (BMI) percentile versus severe: ≥99th percentile] in children remain unclear. This study compared post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) stay and hospital admission between severely obese children and moderately obese children undergoing surgery. METHODS: In a retrospective review over a 6-month period, obese children, 2-18 years of age undergoing surgery were identified...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236863/postoperative-surveillance-in-neurosurgical-patients-usefulness-of-neurological-assessment-scores-and-bispectral-index
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Silvia Herrero, Enrique Carrero, Ricard Valero, Jose Rios, Neus Fábregas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We examined the additive effect of the Ramsay scale, Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS), Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC), and Bispectral Index (BIS) to see whether along with the assessment of pupils and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) it improved early detection of postoperative neurological complications. METHODS: We designed a prospective observational study of two elective neurosurgery groups of patients: craniotomies (CG) and non-craniotomies (NCG)...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226873/using-hilbert-huang-transform-to-assess-eeg-slow-wave-activity-during-anesthesia-in-post-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Jukka Kortelainen, Eero Vayrynen, Usko Huuskonen, Jouko Laurila, Juha Koskenkari, Janne T Backman, Seppo Alahuhta, Tapio Seppanen, Tero Ala-Kokko, Jukka Kortelainen, Eero Vayrynen, Usko Huuskonen, Jouko Laurila, Juha Koskenkari, Janne T Backman, Seppo Alahuhta, Tapio Seppanen, Tero Ala-Kokko, Eero Vayrynen, Janne T Backman, Jukka Kortelainen, Tapio Seppanen, Jouko Laurila, Usko Huuskonen, Seppo Alahuhta, Tero Ala-Kokko, Juha Koskenkari
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a severe consequence of cardiac arrest (CA) representing a substantial diagnostic challenge. We have recently designed a novel method for the assessment of HIE after CA. The method is based on estimating the severity of the brain injury by analyzing changes in the electroencephalogram (EEG) slow wave activity while the patient is exposed to an anesthetic drug propofol in a controlled manner. In this paper, Hilbert-Huang Transform (HHT) was used to analyze EEG slow wave activity during anesthesia in ten post-CA patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222678/tracheal-extubation-in-deeply-anesthetized-pediatric-patients-after-tonsillectomy-a-comparison-of-high-concentration-sevoflurane-alone-and-low-concentration-sevoflurane-in-combination-with-dexmedetomidine-pre-medication
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Meiqin Di, Yuan Han, Zhuqing Yang, Huacheng Liu, Xuefei Ye, Hongyan Lai, Jun Li, Wangning ShangGuan, Qingquan Lian
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine can facilitate a smooth extubation process and reduce the requirement of sevoflurane and emergence agitation when administrated perioperatively. We aimed to observe the extubation process and the recovery characteristics in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy while anesthetized with either high-concentration sevoflurane alone or low-concentration sevoflurane combined with pre-medication of single dose of intravenous dexmedetomidine. METHODS: Seventy-five patients (ASA I or II, aged 3-7 years) undergoing tonsillectomy were randomized into three equal groups: to receive intravenous saline (Group D0), dexmedetomidine 1 μg/kg (Group D1), or dexmedetomidine 2 μg/kg (Group D2) approximately 10 min before anesthesia...
February 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217389/management-of-parturients-in-active-labor-with-arnold-chiari-malformation-tonsillar-herniation-and-syringomyelia
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Ramsis F Ghaly, Tatiana Tverdohleb, Kenneth D Candido, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
BACKGROUND: Arnold-Chiari malformation Type 1 (ACM-1) in parturients is a topic of ongoing discussion between obstetricians and anesthesiologists. The primary unanswered question remains; How should the anesthesia provider proceed with labor analgesia and anesthesia for cesarean section when confronted with an advanced, asymptomatic, or minimally symptomatic case of ACM-1 during labor? CASE DESCRIPTION: A 24-year-old, ASA II, G1P0 full-term parturient presented to Labor and Delivery for vaginal delivery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185011/continuous-intraoperative-epidural-infusions-affect-recovery-room-length-of-stay-and-analgesic-requirements-a-single-center-observational-study
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Aalap C Shah, Bala G Nair, Charles F Spiekerman, Laurent A Bollag
PURPOSE: Continuous intraoperative epidural analgesia may improve post-operative pain control and decrease opioid requirements. We investigate the effect of epidural infusion initiation before or after arrival in the post-anesthesia care unit on recovery room duration and post-operative opioid use. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of abdominal, thoracic and orthopedic surgeries where an epidural catheter was placed prior to surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center during a 24 month period...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163558/effect-of-intravenous-acetaminophen-on-post-anesthesia-care-unit-length-of-stay-opioid-consumption-pain-and-analgesic-drug-costs-after-ambulatory-surgery
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Moteb A Khobrani, James M Camamo, Asad E Patanwala
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess whether the use of intravenous acetaminophen (APAP) in the ambulatory surgery setting is associated with a decreased length of stay in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). The secondary outcomes evaluated were pain scores, opioid consumption, and total cost of analgesics used in the PACU. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in adult patients (18 years of age or older) who received an eye, ear, nose, or throat (EENT) procedure at an outpatient surgery center between January 2014 and January 2015...
February 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144270/a-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-laryngeal-mask-airway-supreme-in-obese-children-during-general-anesthesia
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Yue Tian, Xiu-Ying Wu, Lu Li, Ling Ma, Yun-Feng Li
INTRODUCTION: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA)-Supreme is a disposable double-lumen laryngeal mask airway that is widely used in clinical practice. However, its use in obese children has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to determine whether the LMA-Supreme could perform equally as well as endotracheal intubation in obese children having a minor surgical procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After ethical board approval, 100 obese male children receiving non-emergent appendectomy for chronic appendicitis or surgery to correct concealed penis were randomly divided into an endotracheal intubation group and an LMA-Supreme group...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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