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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070632/-prevention-of-perioperative-hypothermia-implementation-of-the-s3-guideline
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E-P Horn, E Klar, J Höcker, A Bräuer, B Bein, H Wulf, A Torossian
To improve perioperative quality and patient safety, the German S3 guideline should be consistently implemented to avoid perioperative hypothermia. Perioperative normothermia is a quality indicator and should be achieved by anesthesiologists and surgeons. To detect hypothermia early during the perioperative process, measuring body temperature should be started 1-2 h preoperatively. Patients should be actively warmed for 20-30 min before starting anesthesia. Prewarming is most effective and should be included in the preoperative process...
January 9, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066904/implementing-point-of-care-ultrasonography-of-the-heart-and-lungs-in-an-anesthesia-department
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M T Bøtker, M L Vang, T Grøfte, H Kirkegaard, C A Frederiksen, E Sloth
BACKGROUND: Implementation of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) of the heart and lungs requires image acquisition skills among providers. We aimed to determine the effect of POCUS implementation using a systematic education program on image acquisition skills and subsequent use and barriers in a department of anesthesiology. METHODS: Twenty-five anesthesiologists underwent a systematic education program in POCUS during the fall of 2012. A POCUS expert evaluated images from baseline and evaluation examinations performed on two healthy individuals as useful or not useful for clinical interpretation...
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065227/influence-of-anesthetic-brochure-on-patient-s-information-gain-preoperative-anxiety-trust-and-satisfaction
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Min-Na Li, Xue-Rong Yu, Ya-Juan Wang, Man-Yun Bo, Yu-Guang Huang
Objective To assess the impacts of anesthetic brochure on anesthetic information gain, preoperative anxiety, trust to anesthesiologists, and satisfaction to the preanesthesia visit for patients undergoing general anesthesia. Methods Totally 134 patients scheduled for elective thyroid surgery under general anesthesia in Peking Union Medical College Hospital were assigned to two groups using the random number table method, among whom 68 patients received brochure before preoperative visit (brochure group) and 66 patients did not (control group)...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051967/introducing-a-novel-applicant-ranking-tool-to-predict-future-resident-performance-a-pilot-study
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Sarah N Bowe, Erik K Weitzel, William N Hannah, Brian M Fitzgerald, Gregory P Kraus, Christopher J Nagy, Stephen A Harrison
The purposes of this study are to (1) introduce our novel Applicant Ranking Tool that aligns with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies and (2) share our preliminary results comparing applicant rank to current performance. After a thorough literature review and multiple roundtable discussions, an Applicant Ranking Tool was created. Feasibility, satisfaction, and critiques were discussed via open feedback session. Inter-rater reliability was assessed using weighted kappa statistic (κ) and Kendall coefficient of concordance (W)...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049678/the-relationship-between-mock-boards-and-clinical-board-examinations-in-dental-hygiene-education
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Victoria M Martin, Ellen J Rogo, Kathleen O Hodges, Neill F Piland, Sharon E Osborn Popp
Research on the effectiveness of clinical mock boards for future oral health professionals is conflicting and limited. Despite this, U.S. dental hygiene programs rely on clinical mock board experiences as essential components for preparing students for their clinical board examinations. Differences in programs' mock board characteristics may relate to board exam outcomes. The validity and reliability of mock boards can be questioned when deviations from exam criteria and procedures are made and grading mechanisms are not consistent...
January 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048971/insulin-resistance-plays-a-potential-role-in-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-patients-following-cardiac-valve-surgery
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Ni Tang, Rongrong Jiang, Xiaobin Wang, Jian Wen, Li Liu, Jiali Wu, Chunxiang Zhang
Severe insulin resistance(IR) promotes the development of Alzheimer disease. IR and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) are a common complication during the cardiac perioperative period. The authors hypothesized that IR of individuals with cardiac valve surgery would have increased the risk of POCD. The purpose of the study was to analyze the association of IR and POCD after cardiac valve surgery. Total 131 patients who underwent valve replacement via cardiopulmonary bypass(CPB) were included. Cognitive function was assessed by a series of neuropsychological measurements at 1 day before and 7 days after the surgery...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045758/a-virtual-reality-simulation-model-of-spinal-ultrasound-role-in-teaching-spinal-sonoanatomy
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Reva Ramlogan, Ahtsham U Niazi, Rongyu Jin, James Johnson, Vincent W Chan, Anahi Perlas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound assessment of the lumbar spine improves the success of spinal and epidural anesthesia, especially for patients with underlying difficult anatomy. To assist with the teaching and learning of ultrasound-guided neuraxial anesthesia, we have created an online interactive educational model (http://www.usra.ca/vspine.php and http://pie.med.utoronto.ca/vspine). The aim of the current study was to determine whether the virtual spine model improved the knowledge of neuraxial anatomy and sonoanatomy...
December 29, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028674/the-effect-of-verbal-and-video-feedback-on-learning-direct-laryngoscopy-among-novice-laryngoscopists-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Jennifer E Sainsbury, Branislav Telgarsky, Matteo Parotto, Ahtsham Niazi, David T Wong, Richard M Cooper
PURPOSE: Skill acquisition in direct laryngoscopy (DL) and tracheal intubation is complex. This pilot study aims to assess feasibility and determine sample size for a subsequent trial comparing DL instruction using a Macintosh-style video laryngoscope (MacVL), with and without video recordings, with conventional DL instruction. METHODS: Medical students with no prior laryngoscopy experience were recruited during their two-week anesthesia rotation. During the first (TRAINING) week, students were randomized into three groups: Control (Macintosh direct laryngoscope), VL-1 (MacVL with real-time feedback), and VL-2 (MacVL with real-time feedback plus video recordings of laryngoscopies)...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027257/evidence-based-medicine-reduction-mammaplasty
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Richard Greco, Barrett Noone
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the multiple reduction mammaplasty techniques available for patients and describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with each. 2. Describe the indications for the treatment of macromastia in patients younger than 18 years. 3. Identify the preoperative indications for breast imaging before surgery. 4. Describe the benefits of breast infiltration with local anesthesia with epinephrine before surgery...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986235/building-a-sustainable-global-surgery-nonprofit-organization-at-an-academic-institution
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Margaret M Frisella
BACKGROUND: Surgical Outreach for the Americas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing surgical care to those in need in developing countries of the Western Hemisphere. Every year since its inception in 2008, teams of surgeons, nurses, and allied health professionals have traveled to areas of need and performed primarily hernia repair surgeries for those without access to affordable health care. METHODS: Surgical Outreach for the Americas (SOfA) began as a general concept based on World Health Organization statistics claiming that 11% of the global burden of disease can be resolved via surgery...
July 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977462/a-feedback-and-evaluation-system-that-provokes-minimal-retaliation-by-trainees
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Keith Baker, Bishr Haydar, Shawn Mankad
BACKGROUND: Grade inflation is pervasive in educational settings in the United States. One driver of grade inflation may be faculty concern that assigning lower clinical performance scores to trainees will cause them to retaliate and assign lower teaching scores to the faculty member. The finding of near-zero retaliation would be important to faculty members who evaluate trainees. METHODS: The authors used a bidirectional confidential evaluation and feedback system to test the hypothesis that faculty members who assign lower clinical performance scores to residents subsequently receive lower clinical teaching scores...
February 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977431/effectiveness-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-without-local-anesthesia-in-patients-with-recalcitrant-plantar-fasciitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jing Lou, Shuai Wang, Shuitao Liu, Gengyan Xing
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis without local anesthesia. METHODS: The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, and Web of Science databases were searched from inception to September 2015 for randomized controlled trials comparing ESWT without local anesthesia versus placebo for treatment of plantar fasciitis in adults. The primary outcome was the 12-week post-intervention success rate of reducing the visual analog scale score by 60% from baseline at the first step in the morning, reducing the VAS score by 60% from baseline during daily activities, reducing the Roles and Maudsley score, reducing overall heel pain, and reducing pain after applying a force meter...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957513/apep-anesthesiology-preceptorship-enrichment-program%C3%A2-a-popular-student-curriculum-and-a-recruiting-tool
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Amy M Murray, Michael T Wiisanen
BACKGROUND: APEP- Anesthesiology Preceptorship Enrichment Program, is a 7-month curriculum for MS1s and MS2s, providing early clinical exposure to anesthesiology. APEP students meet monthly with their anesthesiology preceptors in an intraoperative setting and review basic science lecture material with an anesthesia focus. APEP is a consistently popular annual curriculum, yet its effectiveness as a recruiting tool was unknown. This curriculum was evaluated for its effectiveness in attracting students into anesthesiology...
July 2016: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942787/-full-scale-simulation-in-german-medical-schools-and-anesthesia-residency-programs-status-quo
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H Baschnegger, O Meyer, A Zech, B Urban, M Rall, G Breuer, S Prückner
BACKGROUND: Simulation has been increasingly used in medicine. In 2003 German university departments of anesthesiology were provided with a full-scale patient simulator, designated for use with medical students. Meanwhile simulation courses are also offered to physicians and nurses. Currently, the national model curriculum for residency programs in anesthesiology is being revised, possibly to include mandatory simulation training. OBJECTIVES: To assess the status quo of full-scale simulation training for medical school, residency and continuing medical education in German anesthesiology...
December 9, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940663/infusion-medication-error-reduction-by-two-person-verification-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Rajeev Subramanyam, Mohamed Mahmoud, David Buck, Anna Varughese
OBJECTIVE: Errors made in the administration of intravenous medication can lead to catastrophic harm. The frequency of hospital settings in which medication pumps are being used are increasing. We sought to improve medication safety by implementing a 2-person verification system before medication administration. METHODS: Our quality improvement initiative took place in an anesthesia radiology imaging service at a tertiary pediatric hospital. Key drivers included frequent educational meetings with clinicians, written reminders, display of visual reminders, constant feedback in the clinical areas that carried out the processes, and sharing of knowledge on displayed run charts...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932200/the-seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-b-hepatitis-c-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-patients-undergoing-septoplasty
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Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ela Araz Server, Bahtiyar Hamit, Özgür Yiğit
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus are major health problems. Healthcare workers are at risk of transmitting blood-borne viruses, and surgeons have a higher risk of exposure to blood and higher rates of percutaneous injury than other healthcare workers. Septoplasty is among the 3 most commonly performed otolaryngological surgeries worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To determine the seroprevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C virus antibody, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus antibody in patients undergoing septoplasty with and without turbinate surgery under general anesthesia, and to determine if preoperative testing should be performed in such patients...
November 17, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931699/recovery-after-same-day-surgery-in-patients-receiving-general-anesthesia-a-cohort-study-using-the-quality-of-recovery-40-questionnaire
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Herdis Sveinsdottir, Thordis Borgthorsdottir, Maria Titia Asgeirsdottir, Kolbrun Albertsdottir, Lara Borg Asmundsdottir
BACKGROUND: The contemporary rise in the number of elective procedures performed in same-day surgery (SDS) requires that health care professionals increase their knowledge of patient satisfaction and recovery, including patient-assessed quality of life. This study investigates the quality of recovery (QoR) of anesthetized SDS patients. METHODS: Data from SDS patients were collected from hospital records at T1 (the morning before operation), T2 (day 1 postsurgery), and T3 (day 4 postsurgery)...
December 2016: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918405/certified-registered-nurse-anesthetist-perceptions-of-factors-impacting-patient-safety
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Susan P McMullan, Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, Maria R Shirey
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide more than 40 million anesthetics each year in the United States. This article describes a study that investigates relationships among CRNA organizational structures (CRNA practice models, work setting, workload, level of education, work experience), CRNA ratings of patient safety culture, and CRNA adverse anesthesia-related event (ARE) reporting. This is a cross-sectional survey study of 336 CRNAs randomly selected from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists database...
January 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896914/an-innovative-textbook-design-and-implementation
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Rafael Ortega, Vafa Akhtar-Khavari, Paul Barash, Sam Sharar, M Christine Stock
BACKGROUND: The 'flipped classroom' instructional strategy has gained much momentum in educational discourse, yet no single educational offering exists in postgraduate medical education (PME) to systematically replace the lecture element of didactic sessions. This article describes the design and implementation of Clinical Anesthesia Fundamentals, the first known textbook in PME addressing this gap in resources through the integration of full-length interactive multimedia-enhanced video lectures...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871512/case-report-management-of-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-severe-anaphylaxis-in-the-setting-of-spinal-anesthesia
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Brian M Osman, Joni M Maga, Sebastian M Baquero
The purpose of this case report is to educate fellow anesthesiologists of a complicated differential diagnosis for sudden cardiovascular collapse after spinal anesthesia. We report a case where anaphylaxis occurred while under spinal anesthesia and resulted in difficult resuscitation. A 58-year-old woman undergoing bilateral knee replacements under spinal anesthesia experienced sudden seizure and cardiovascular collapse from acute anaphylactic shock while administering a cephalosporin. Local anesthetic toxicity, high spinal, and anaphylaxis were considered due to overlapping of symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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