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Angela Amigoni, Maria Cristina Mondardini, Ilaria Vittadello, Federico Zaglia, Emanuele Rossetti, Francesca Vitale, Stefania Ferrario, Fabio Savron, Giancarlo Coffaro, Luca Brugnaro, Roberta Amato, Andrea Wolfler, Linda S Franck
OBJECTIVES: Withdrawal syndrome is an adverse reaction of analgesic and sedative therapy, with a reported occurrence rate between 17% and 57% in critically ill children. Although some factors related to the development of withdrawal syndrome have been identified, there is weak evidence for the effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic strategies. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of withdrawal syndrome in Italian PICUs, using a validated instrument. We also analyzed differences in patient characteristics, analgesic and sedative treatment, and patients' outcome between patients with and without withdrawal syndrome...
February 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
David J Cote, William T Burke, Joseph P Castlen, Chih H King, Hasan A Zaidi, Timothy R Smith, Edward R Laws, Linda S Aglio
Although some studies have examined the efficacy and safety of remifentanil in patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, none has examined its safety in transsphenoidal operations specifically. In this study, all transsphenoidal operations performed by a single author from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed to evaluate the safety of remifentanil in a consecutive series of patients. During the study period, 540 transsphenoidal operations were identified. Of these, 443 (82.0%) patients received remifentanil intra-operatively; 97 (18...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Zhimin Liao, Xiaoqin Jiang, Juan Ni
A 24-year-old woman at 29 weeks' gestation, and with psychiatric symptoms, was admitted to hospital and diagnosed as having anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis. After 4 weeks of immunotherapy with little effect, an emergency cesarean section was performed at 33(+4) weeks gestation under general anesthesia. The parturient was intubated after rapid sequence induction with etomidate, remifentanil and succinylcholine. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane and remifentanil. Except for low weight, the infant was normal at birth...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
Yuko Furuichi, Ayaka Hamada, Keiko Nakazato, Katsuya Kobayashi, Atsuhiro Sakamoto
A 69-year-old woman undergoing treatment for hypertension and epilepsy was scheduled to undergo cataract surgery. All preoperative examination results were within normal limits. Despite being tense, she walked to the operating room. Approximately 2 minutes after an intravenous line was established by an anesthesia resident, severe hypoxia and bradycardia developed, and she lost consciousness. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was initiated immediately, and after 1 minute, she regained consciousness, and her breathing and circulation recovered...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Saïda Rezaiguia-Delclaux, Florent Laverdure, Talna Kortchinsky, Léa Lemasle, Audrey Imbert, François Stéphan
INTRODUCTION: Sedation optimizes patient comfort and ease of execution during fiber optic bronchoscopy (FOB). Our objective was to describe the safety and efficacy of remifentanil-TCI during FOB in non-intubated, hypoxaemic, thoracic surgery ICU patients. METHODS: Consecutive spontaneously breathing adults requiring FOB after thoracic surgery were included if they had hypoxaemia (PaO2/FiO2<300mmHg or need for non-invasive ventilation [NIV]) and prior FOB failure under topical anaesthesia...
November 17, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Eduardo Barbin Zuccolotto, Eugenio Pagnussatt Neto, Glínia Cavalcante Nogueira, José Roberto Nociti
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: HELLP syndrome, characterized by hemolysis, high levels of liver enzyme, and low platelet count, is an advanced clinical stage of pre-eclampsia, progressing to high maternal (24%) and perinatal (up 40%) mortality, despite childbirth care in a timely manner. The goal is to describe the anesthetic management of a case with indication to emergency cesarean. CASE REPORT: Female patient, 36 years old, gestational age of 24 weeks, with hypertensive crisis (BP 180/100mmHg) and severe headache, was admitted to the operating room for a cesarean section after diagnosis of HELLP syndrome...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Ellen H M de Kort, Lidwien M Hanff, Daniella Roofthooft, Irwin K M Reiss, Sinno H P Simons
BACKGROUND: Neonatal intubation is stressful and should be performed with premedication. In the case of an INSURE (intubation/surfactant/extubation) procedure a short duration of action of the premedication used is needed to facilitate fast extubation. Given its pharmacological profile, remifentanil seems a suitable candidate. OBJECTIVES: The aim here was to evaluate the effect and side effects of remifentanil as a premedication for preterm neonates undergoing INSURE...
2017: Neonatology
Meghan MacKenzie, Richard Hall
PURPOSE: Knowledge of how alterations in pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics may affect drug therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU) has received little study. We review the clinically relevant application of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics to drugs and conditions encountered in the ICU. SOURCE: We selected relevant literature to illustrate the important concepts contained within. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Two main approaches have been used to identify genetic abnormalities - the candidate gene approach and the genome-wide approach...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Daiki Yamanaka, Takashi Kawano, Hiroki Tateiwa, Hideki Iwata, Fabricio M Locatelli, Masataka Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis is a recently identified but increasingly recognized autoimmune paraneoplastic disease. Because these patients present complex neuropsychiatric symptoms due to NMDA-R dysfunction, the optimal methods of sedation/anesthesia remain controversial. Here, we present animal experiment data, along with a related case report, implying the safe and effective use of dexmedetomidine in patients with anti-NMDA-R encephalitis. FINDINGS: (1) Animal experiment: in order to investigate whether dexmedetomidine may interfere with NMDA-R activity, an NMDA antagonist (MK-801) model in rats was used to simulate anti-NMDA-R encephalitis...
2016: SpringerPlus
Linda A Rasmussen, Pia K Ryhammer, Jacob Greisen, Rajesh R Bhavsar, Anne-Grethe Lorentzen, Carl-Johan Jakobsen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a well-known complication after cardiac surgery and may cause permanent disabilities with severe consequences for quality of life. The objectives of this study were, first, to estimate the frequency of POCD after on-pump cardiac surgery in patients randomized to remifentanil- or sufentanil-based anesthesia and, second, to evaluate the association between POCD and quality of recovery and perioperative hemodynamics, respectively...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Na Young Kim, Ki-Young Lee, Sun Joon Bai, Jung Hwa Hong, Jinwoo Lee, Jong Min Park, Shin Hyung Kim
Diabetic foot ulcer is the most common cause of diabetes-associated nontraumatic lower extremity amputation. Most patients who undergo lower extremity amputation for a diabetic foot have had diabetes for a long time and suffer from multiorgan disorder; thus, it can be a challenge to ensure sufficient anesthetic and analgesic effects while maintaining stable hemodynamics. Recently, peripheral nerve block has gained popularity owing to its attenuating effects of systemic concerns. This retrospective observational study aimed to compare the effects of remifentanil-based general anesthesia (GEA) and popliteal nerve block (PNB) on postoperative pain and hemodynamic stability in diabetic patients undergoing distal foot amputation...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jie Lyu, Dan Liu, Youzhong An, Yi Feng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of the midazolam sedation based on remifentanil analgesia on the occurrence of delirium in critically ill patients in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A single-center prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. 140 consecutive critically ill patients admitted to ICU of Peking University People's Hospital, undergoing mechanical ventilation longer than 24 hours, with the need of sedation, from February 2014 to January 2015 were enrolled...
October 2015: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Ahmet Akgul, Beyhan Guner, Musa Çırak, Derya Çelik, Oya Hergünsel, Sevim Bedirhan
Background Single-session hypnosis has never been evaluated as a premedication technique in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the beneficial effects of clinical hypnotherapy on perioperative anxiety, pain perception, sedation, and necessity for ventilator assistance in patients undergoing CABG. Methods Double-blind, randomized, clinical trial was performed. Forty-four patients undergoing CABG surgery were randomized into two groups. The patients in group A received preprocedural hypnosis by an anesthesiologist...
October 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Tülin Akarsu Ayazoğlu, Aynur Ozensoy, Mehmet Dedemoğlu, Ayse Baysal, Yasar G Gul, Didem Onk, Alper Onk
AIM: The aim of this study is to present our institutional experience during the management of anesthesia in lung transplantation (LT) surgeries as a definitive surgical treatment option in end-stage lung diseases. METHODS: From a total of 15 patients, lung transplantation was performed as single LT (SLT) in 4 patients (n = 4) and as sequential bilateral LT (BLT) in 11 patients (n = 11). The anesthetic management included; for induction; intravenous ketamine, midazolam at doses of 2 mg/kg, 0...
April 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
Rajesh Bhavsar, Pia Katerina Ryhammer, Jacob Greisen, Linda A Rasmussen, Carl-Johan Jakobsen
OBJECTIVE: Progressive cost containment has resulted in a growing interest for fast-track cardiac surgery. Ventilation time and length of stay (LOS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) are important factors in patient turnover, a more efficient use of resources, and early patient mobilization. However, LOS in ICU is not an objective measure because, in addition to medical factors, patient discharge may be guided by logistics and policy, and thus more objective measures are warranted. The authors hypothesized that remifentanil compared with sufentanil would reduce ventilation time and LOS in the ICU and that remifentanil would have beneficial effects on the overall quality of recovery...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Diana Lebherz-Eichinger, Bianca Tudor, Claus G Krenn, Georg A Roth, Rudolf Seemann
Maxillofacial tumor surgery often necessitates prolonged invasive ventilation to prevent blockage of the respiratory tract. To tolerate ventilation, continuously administered sedatives are recommended. Half-time of sedative or analgesic medication is an important characteristic by which narcotic drugs are chosen, due to the fact that weaning period increases with half-time. The aim of our study was to investigate whether a change in sedation regimen would affect the length of invasive ventilation or intensive care unit stay and medical costs...
April 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Dailson Mamede Bezerra, Eglantine Mamede Bezerra, Antonio Jorge Silva Junior, Marco Aurélio Soares Amorim, Denismar Borges de Miranda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing spinal surgeries may develop postoperative visual loss. We present a case of total bilateral visual loss in a patient who, despite having clinical and surgical risk factors for organic lesion, evolved with visual disturbance due to conversion disorder. CASE REPORT: A male patient, 39 years old, 71kg, 1.72 m, ASA I, admitted to undergo fusion and discectomy at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Venoclysis, cardioscopy, oximetry, NIBP; induction with remifentanil, propofol and rocuronium; intubation with ETT (8...
January 21, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
M J Frade-Mera, N Regueiro-Díaz, L Díaz-Castellano, L Torres-Valverde, L Alonso-Pérez, M M Landívar-Redondo, R Muñoz-Pasín, L J Terceros-Almanza, S Temprano-Vázquez, J Á Sánchez-Izquierdo-Riera
INTRODUCTION: Safe analgesia and sedation strategies are necessary in order to avoid under or over sedation, as well as improving the comfort and safety of critical care patients. OBJECTIVES: To compare and contrast a multidisciplinary protocol of systematic evaluation and management of analgesia and sedation in a group of critical care patients on mechanical ventilation with the usual procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort study with contemporary series was conducted in a tertiary care medical-surgical ICU February to November during 2013 and 2014...
October 2016: Enfermería Intensiva
Yuri Oishi, Naoya Kawanoue, Eriko Minami, Tomoki Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Shin, Hideyuki Mieda, Mizue Ishii, Etsu Iwasaki, Tomihiro Fukushima, Hiroaki Tokioka
We report a case of carcinoid syndrome requiring an emergency operation for an upper gastrointestinal perforation. A 46-year-old man had undergone left lower lobectomy for a lung carcinoid tumor seven years previously, and liver metastasis was found five years previously. He developed cutaneous flushing and watery diarrhea, and was diagnosed with carcinoid syndrome one year previously. Although he was treated with octreotid, his symptoms became worse and he was admitted to our hospital. During the hospital stay, he underwent an emergency operation for an upper gastrointestinal perforation...
December 2015: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Christine Jungk
Analgesia and sedation of patients in the neuro intensive care unit, in particular in case of intracranial hypertension, remains a challenge even today. A goal for analgesia and sedation should be set for each individual patient (RASS -5 in case of intracranial hypertension) and should be re-evaluated repeatedly based on standardized scores (RASS plus EEG monitoring where appropriate, NCS). There are no sufficient evidence-based sedation algorithms in this patient cohort. Remifentanil, sufentanil and fentanyl have been proven safe and effective for continuous application; however, bolus application should be avoided...
November 2015: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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