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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525513/an-observational-assessment-of-anesthesia-capacity-in-madagascar-as-a-prerequisite-to-the-development-of-a-national-surgical-plan
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Linden S Baxter, Vaonandianina A Ravelojaona, Hasiniaina N Rakotoarison, Alison Herbert, Emily Bruno, Kristin L Close, Vanessa Andean, Hery H Andriamanjato, Mark G Shrime, Michelle C White
BACKGROUND: The global lack of anesthesia capacity is well described, but country-specific data are needed to provide country-specific solutions. We aimed to assess anesthesia capacity in Madagascar as part of the development of a Ministry of Health national surgical plan. METHODS: As part of a nationwide surgical safety quality improvement project, we surveyed 19 of 22 regional hospitals, representing surgical facilities caring for 75% of the total population. The assessment was divided into 3 areas: anesthesia workforce density, infrastructure and equipment, and medications...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492296/italian-consensus-in-neuroradiological-anaesthesia-icona-managing-anaesthesia-during-endovascular-procedures
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Carlo A Castioni, Andrea Amadori, Federico Bilotta, Moreno Bolzon, Edoardo Barboni, Anselmo Caricato, Guido Dall'acqua, Francesco DI Paola, Andrea Forastieri Molinari, Paolo Gritti, Italia LA Rosa, Marcello Longo, Carla Maglione, Pietro Martorano, Marina Munari, Valerio Perotti, Frank Rasulo, Maria Ruggiero, Antonio Santoro, Luigia Scudeller, Miriam Tumolo, Anna T Mazzeo
Anaesthetic management of patients undergoing endovascular procedures for treating intracranial aneurysms or cerebrovascular malformations must consider a number of specific challenges, in addition to those associated with anaesthesia for other specialties. In addition to maintenance of physiological stability, manipulation of systemic and cerebral haemodynamic parameters may be required to treat any sudden unexpected catastrophic neurological events. A multidisciplinary group including neuro- and pediatric anaesthesiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and a clinical methodologist contributed to this document...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469334/clinical-profile-of-pediatric-oncology-patients-treated-by-external-beam-radiotherapy-an-institutional-experience
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Virender Suhag, B S Sunita, Pankaj Vats, Arti Sarin, A K Singh, Mayuri Jain
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric tumors are a heterogeneous group of malignant conditions requiring multimodal treatment, and management of such cases is at time challenging. We present the clinical profile of pediatric cancer patients who received radiation, either alone or as adjuvant to surgery and chemotherapy; in prophylactic, radical or palliative clinical setting. AIM: This study was envisaged to review our experience of pediatric oncology cases, their clinical and morphological profile, dosage schedule of radiotherapy, and the therapy induced complications...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383193/news-from-the-pediatric-anesthesia-societies-the-german-scientific-working-group-for-paediatric-anaesthesia-wissenschaftlicher-arbeitskreis-kinderan%C3%A3-sthesie-wakka
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Karin Becke, Christoph Bernhard Eich, Claudia Höhne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298789/caudal-epidural-analgesia-in-pediatric-patients-comparison-of-0-25-levobupivacaine-and-0-25-ropivacaine-in-terms-of-motor-blockade-and-postoperative-analgesia
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P Praveen, R Remadevi, N Pratheeba
CONTEXT: Ropivacaine and Levo-Bupivacaine have been safely used for caudal anaesthesia in children, but there are limited studies comparing the efficacy of 0.25% Ropivacaine and 0.25% Levo-Bupivacaine for caudal anaesthesia in infraumbilical surgeries. AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of motor blockade and postoperative analgesia with 0.25% ropivacaine and 0.25% levobupivacaine for the caudal block in children receiving infraumbilical surgery...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283552/anaesthetic-considerations-for-surgery-in-newborns
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Constance S Houck, Amy E Vinson
Almost 30 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn coauthored a policy statement strongly advocating for the use of anaesthesia in all neonates stating 'local or systemic pharmacologic agents now available permit relatively safe administration of anesthesia or analgesia to neonates undergoing surgical procedures and that such administration is indicated according to the usual guidelines for the administration of anesthesia to high-risk, potentially unstable patients'. With current techniques and advanced monitoring, preterm and full-term infants routinely undergo surgical procedures under general anaesthesia to repair congenital defects that were lethal in years past...
March 10, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277380/update-on-developmental-anesthesia-neurotoxicity
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Laszlo Vutskits, Andrew Davidson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adverse long-term impact of general anesthesia on the developing brain is a widely discussed and controversial issue with potential public health relevance. The goal of this article is to give insights into the most recent experimental and clinical observations aimed to advance our understanding in this field. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent investigations demonstrate long-term behavioral consequences of early-life anesthesia exposure in nonhuman primates under experimental conditions that are translationally relevant to human clinical practice...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221204/frequency-and-risk-factors-for-malnutrition-in-children-undergoing-general-anaesthesia-in-a-french-university-hospital
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Louis Gerbaud-Morlaes, Eric Frison, Florence Babre, Arnaud De Luca, Anne Didier, Maryline Borde, Brigitte Zaghet, Hélène Batoz, François Semjen, Karine Nouette-Gaulain, Raphael Enaud, Régis Hankard, Thierry Lamireau
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is often underdiagnosed in hospitalised children, although it is associated with postoperative complications, longer hospital lengths of stay and increased healthcare-related costs. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the frequency of, and identify factors associated with, malnutrition in children undergoing anaesthesia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Paediatric anaesthesia department at the University Children's Hospital, Bordeaux, France...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149580/the-anaesthetic-consideration-of-tracheobronchial-foreign-body-aspiration-in-children
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REVIEW
Pinar Kendigelen
Cases of tracheobronchial foreign body aspiration are frequently encountered emergency cases of childhood; and, delays in its recognition and treatment do result in serious morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis mainly relies on taking history which should indicate what the foreign body is, when it has been aspirated and where it is located. Belated consultation can cause misdiagnosis with the mixing of the symptoms and data with those of other pathologies common to childhood and further delays in the correct diagnosis...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091756/-recommendation-on-temperature-management-after-cardiopulmonary-arrest-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-childhood-beyond-the-neonatal-period-statement-of-the-german-society-for-neonatology-and-pediatric-intensive-care-medicine%C3%A2-gnpi-and-the-scientific-working
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S Brenner, C Eich, G Rellensmann, M U Schuhmann, T Nicolai, F Hoffmann
The available data on the effectiveness of therapeutic hypothermia in different patient groups are heterogeneous. Although the benefits have been proven for some collectives, recommendations for the use of hypothermia treatment in other groups are based on less robust data and conclusions by analogy. This article gives a review of the current evidence of temperature management in all age groups and based on this state of knowledge, recommends active temperature management with the primary aim of strict normothermia (36-36...
February 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795795/cataract-surgery-with-intraocular-lens-implantation-in-children-aged-5-15-in-local-anaesthesia-visual-outcomes-and-complications
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Kagmeni Giles, Domngang Christelle, Bilong Yannick, Otto Herrmann Fricke, Peter Wiedemann
The aim of this study was to report feasibility, the visual outcomes and complications of pediatric cataract surgery with primary intraocular lens implantation in children aged 5 to15 years in local anesthesia. This retrospective interventional case series included 62 eyes from 50 children who underwent pediatrc cataract surgery with primary intraocular lens implantation at the Mana eye Clinic Nkongsamba between 2006 and 2015 Main outcome measures were: best-corrected post operative visual acuity, and intraoperative and postoperative complications...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746556/a-comparison-of-dexamethasone-and-clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-for-caudal-blocks-in-pediatric-urogenital-surgeries
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Chandni Sinha, Bindey Kumar, Umesh Kumar Bhadani, Ajeet Kumar, Amarjeet Kumar, Alok Ranjan
BACKGROUND: Caudal block is a reliable regional analgesic technique for pediatric urogenital surgeries. Various adjuvants have been tried to enhance the duration of action of bupivicaine. Though clonidine is extensively used as an adjuvant in caudal anaesthesia, it can have troublesome adverse effects like bradycardia, hypotension and sedation. Lately dexamethasone has become popular as an adjuvant in paediatric caudals due to its safety profile. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare dexamethasone and clonidine coadministered with bupivicaine caudally in paediatric patients undergoing urogenital surgeries in terms of analgesia and adverse effects...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26985403/the-revised-guidelines-of-the-medical-council-of-india-for-academic-promotions-need-for-a-rethink
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Rakesh Aggarwal, Nithya Gogtay, Rajeev Kumar, Peush Sahni
Note: This editorial is being published simultaneously in the Indian Heart Journal, Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, Indian Journal of Pharmacology, Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Indian Journal of Urology, Indian Pediatrics, International Journal of Health Research & Medicolegal Practice, Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research, Journal of Conservative Dentistry, Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, and The National Medical Journal of India...
October 2015: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26966109/tissue-oximetry-in-anaesthesia-and-intensive-care
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Biedrzycka, Romuald Lango
Conventional monitoring during surgery and intensive care is not sufficiently sensitive to detect acute changes in vital organs perfusion, while its good quality is critical for maintaining their function. Disturbed vital organ perfusion may lead to the development of postoperative complications, including neurological sequel and renal failure. Near-infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) represents one of up-to-date techniques of patient monitoring which is commonly used for the assessment of brain oximetry in thoracic aorta surgery, and - increasingly more often -in open-heart surgery...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26951756/lithium-protects-against-anaesthesia-neurotoxicity-in-the-infant-primate-brain
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Kevin K Noguchi, Stephen A Johnson, Lauren E Kristich, Lauren D Martin, Gregory A Dissen, Emily A Olsen, John W Olney, Ansgar M Brambrink
Exposure of infant animals, including non-human primates (NHPs), to anaesthetic drugs causes apoptotic death of neurons and oligodendrocytes (oligos) and results in long-term neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI). Moreover, retrospective clinical studies document an association between anaesthesia exposure of human infants and significant increase in NDI. These findings pose a potentially serious dilemma because millions of human infants are exposed to anaesthetic drugs every year as part of routine medical care...
March 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26816473/successful-management-of-malignant-hyperpyrexia-syndrome-in-a-pediatric-patient-what-to-do-when-dantrolene-is-not-available
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Priyanka Gupta, Geeta Kamal, Mayank Gupta
Malignant hyperpyrexia syndrome (MHS) is a rare entity and may not be encountered by the anaesthesiologists throughout their professional career. Whenever it manifests can be a challenging task to manage and prove to be fatal when a timely diagnosis and required therapeutic measures are not taken. Althoughthe dantrolene should be available wherever anaesthesia is practiced, considering the rarity of the syndrome this may not be the scenario always. We are reporting a case of MHS in a pediatric patient to highlight the facts that prompt clinical diagnosis, ongoing supportive treatment, discontinuation of all the anaesthetic agents and and stringent perioperative monitoring along with postoperative oral dantrolene may provide an answer to the MHS crisis in the face of an unavailability of the IV dantrolene; as may be the case in many rural and developing set-ups...
October 2015: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26636749/management-of-anesthesia-in-a-child-with-a-large-neck-rhabdoid-tumor
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Marija Stevic, Zlatko Bokun, Irina Milojevic, Ivana Budic, Branislav Jovanovic, Zoran Krstic, Dusica Simic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to report the management of anesthesia of a child with a large neck rhabdoid tumor. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: A 9-month- old female patient underwent urgent neck tumor excision due to intratumoral bleeding from a large tumor that compressed and dislocated the trachea; therefore, intubation was expected to be difficult. Sevoflurane inhalation induction was utilized to maintain spontaneous respiration. Oral laryngoscopy revealed Cormack-Lehane grade 3 laryngeal view...
2016: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26629139/consequence-of-dexmedetomidine-on-emergence-delirium-following-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Yang Liu, Dao-Lin Kang, He-Yi Na, Bi-Lian Li, Ying-Yi Xu, Jin Ni, Jun-Zheng Wu
Children with cerebral palsy can demonstrate irritability following emergence from general anaesthesia. As well, an elevated rate of emergence delirium (ED) in children has been associated with the application of sevoflurane. The current study's intent is to administer dexmedetomidine, in a single dosage administration, at the initial phase of sevoflurane based anesthesia with regard to the occurrence and severity of ED in children afflicted with cerebral palsy. Participating in the study (American Society of Anesthesiologists I-II) are eighty children ranging in ages two through twelve years...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26444149/a-comparison-of-single-dose-dexmedetomidine-with-propofol-for-the-prevention-of-emergence-delirium-after-desflurane-anaesthesia-in-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
J K Makkar, N Bhatia, I Bala, D Dwivedi, P M Singh
Emergence delirium is a common problem in children recovering from general anaesthesia. We performed a study comparing emergence characteristics in 100 patients who were randomly allocated to receive either 0.3 μg.kg(-1) dexmedetomidine, 1 mg.kg(-1) propofol or saline 0.9% and undergoing infra-umbilical surgery. The Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium scale was used to grade emergence delirium. Emergence delirium occurred in 9.4% of children in the dexmedetomidine group compared with 13.9% in the propofol group and 40...
January 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26389033/transpalatal-distraction-for-the-management-of-maxillary-constriction-in-pediatric-patients
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Nicolai Adolphs, Nicole Ernst, Bodo Hoffmeister, Jan-Dirk Raguse
CONTEXT: The management of severe maxillary constriction can be challenging. For that purpose surgically assisted maxillary expansion by transpalatal distraction (TPD) can typically be recommended after skeletal maturity. However in selected cases bone borne transpalatal distraction devices can contribute to improve maxillary constriction considerably earlier already during mixed dentition. AIMS: To assess the possibility of bone borne transpalatal distraction in pediatric patients...
January 2015: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
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