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Sepsis And Anesthesia

Sanjay Khadgi, Babu Shrestha, Hamdy Ibrahim, Sunil Shrestha, Mohammed S ElSheemy, Ahmed M Al-Kandari
To evaluate safety and efficacy of minipercutaneous nephrolithotomy (Mini-PNL) in management of stones in different types of renal anomalies. Patients with stones ≥2 cm or SWL-resistant stones in anomalous-kidneys treated by Mini-PNL between March 2010 and September 2012 were included prospectively. Mini-PNL was done under regional anesthesia in prone position with fluoroscopic guidance through 18 Fr sheath using semirigid ureteroscope (8.5/11.5 Fr) and pneumatic lithotripter. All patients were followed-up for 2-3 years...
October 4, 2016: Urolithiasis
P Marshall-Brown, F Namboya, G Pollach
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate whether (regarding the Surviving Sepsis Campaign [SSC] guidelines) the training of Malawis scarce medical staff is adequate. Hospitals in Malawi have a severe shortage of human resources and therefore rely heavily on junior staff. Sepsis is a leading cause of admission to hospitals particularly in resource poor countries. It is associated with a high mortality rate. The SSC guidelines have been developed to help frontline staff diagnose and treat patients with sepsis...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Kimberly J Dunham-Snary, Danchen Wu, Edward A Sykes, Amar Thakrar, Leah Rg Parlow, Jeffrey D Mewburn, Joel L Parlow, Stephen L Archer
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) is a homeostatic mechanism that is intrinsic to the pulmonary vasculature. Intrapulmonary arteries constrict in response to alveolar hypoxia, diverting blood to better-oxygenated lung segments, thereby optimizing ventilation-perfusion matching and systemic oxygen delivery. In response to alveolar hypoxia, a mitochondrial sensor dynamically changes reactive oxygen species and redox couples in PASMC. This inhibits potassium channels, depolarizes PASMC, activates voltage-gated calcium channels, and increases cytosolic calcium, causing vasoconstriction...
September 16, 2016: Chest
Zarife Nigâr Özdemir-Kumral, Dilek Özbeyli, Ahmet Faruk Özdemir, M Buğra Karaaslan, Kübra Kaytaz, Mustafa F Kara, Olgu Enis Tok, Feriha Ercan, Berrak Ç Yeğen
INTRODUCTION: Despite its adverse health consequences, tobacco smoking is associated with lower incidence of several neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases. The present study is aimed to show the effects of nicotine, major tobacco constituent, on five organs targeted by sepsis. METHODS: Male Wistar albino rats received tap water with (5 mg/kg) or without nicotine for 14 days. Under ketamine anesthesia, sepsis (n=50) was induced by ligation and punction of the cecum, while sham group (n=8) had only laparotomy...
August 3, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Günhan Gökahmetoğlu, Fatma Mutlu Sarıgüzel, Ayşe Nedret Koç, Orhan Behret, Selma Gökahmetoğlu, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Ferhan Elmalı, Kamil Darçın
The colonization rate of Candida spp. reaches up to 80% in patients who reside in intensive care units (ICUs) more than a week, and the mean rate of development of invasive disease is 10% in colonized patients. Since invasive candidiasis (IC) in ICU patients presents with septic shock and high mortality rate, rapid diagnosis and treatment are crucial. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between invasive infection and the determination of Candida colonization index (CI) and Candida score (CS) in patients admitted to ICU who are at high risk for IC and likely to benefit from early antifungal therapy...
July 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Javier Lasala, Miguel Alejandro Patino, Gabriel Mena, Shital Vachhani, Teresa Moon, Thao Bui, January Tsai
In the United States during the year 2015, approximately 61,560 patients are expected to be diagnosed with kidney cancer and 14,080 to die from the disease. We present the case of a patient with renal cell carcinoma who suffered severe perioperative bleeding and coagulopathy after emergency sternotomy. We also engage in relevant aspects of perioperative anesthesia care including the considerations and management of coagulopathy, liver failure and renal failure in the oncologic patient. The case is a 49-year-old man with vena cava tumor thrombus who underwent radiologic tumor embolization, left radical nephrectomy, and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy...
2016: Medwave
Matthew J G Sigakis, Lisa R Leffert, Hooman Mirzakhani, Nadir Sharawi, Baskar Rajala, William M Callaghan, Elena V Kuklina, Andreea A Creanga, Jill M Mhyre, Brian T Bateman
BACKGROUND: Discharge diagnoses are used to track national trends and patterns of maternal morbidity. There are few data regarding the validity of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes used for this purpose. The goal of our study was to try to better understand the validity of administrative data being used to monitor and assess trends in morbidity. METHODS: Hospital stay billing records were queried to identify all delivery admissions at the Massachusetts General Hospital for the time period 2001 to 2011 and the University of Michigan Health System for the time period 2005 to 2011...
September 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ali Asghar Darzi, Alieh Nikmanesh, Farhad Bagherian
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most common surgeries in laparoscopic surgery. Although, it is believed that LC has low-risk for post-operative infectious complications, the use of a prophylactic antibiotic is still controversial in elective LC. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of prophylactic antibiotics on postoperative infection complications in elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial, patients who were candidates for elective LC, from March 2012 to 2015, in four hospitals in Babol, Iran, were studied...
May 2016: Electronic Physician
Gregory S Merrick, Sarah Irvin, Ryan Fiano, Richard Anderson, Wayne M Butler, Edward Adamovich
OBJECTIVE: To report the incidence of prostate cancer diagnosis and quality of life outcomes following transperineal prostate biopsy. METHODS: Forty-six consecutive patients underwent office-based transperineal prostate biopsy for an elevated prostate-specific antigen and a normal digital rectal examination without prior prostate biopsy. Prior to biopsy, a repeat prostate-specific antigen was obtained to ensure persistent elevation. Silodosin (8 mg daily) was initiated the day prior to biopsy and continued for 1 week...
August 2016: Urology
Zhaoguo Liu, Yueping Wang, Yaoqi Wang, Qiaoqing Ning, Yong Zhang, Chunzhi Gong, Wenxiang Zhao, Guangjian Jing, Qianqian Wang
Dexmedetomidine (Dex) is a highly selective α2-adrenergic receptor agonist that is widely used for sedation in intensive care units and in clinical anesthesia. Dex has also been shown to possess anti-inflammatory benefits. However, the underlying mechanism by which Dex relieves the inflammatory reaction in the lung tissues of septic mice has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the protective effects and possible mechanism of Dex on the sepsis-induced lung inflammatory response in mice...
June 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Yu-Chi Tung, Ya-Hui Hsu, Guann-Ming Chang
Hip fractures are a global public health problem. During surgery following hip fractures, both general and regional anesthesia are used, but which type of anesthesia offers a better outcome remains controversial. There has been little research evaluating different anesthetic types on mortality and readmission rates for hip fracture surgery using nationwide population-based data.We used nationwide population-based data to examine the effect of anesthetic type on mortality and readmission rates for hip fracture surgery...
April 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
H Kako, M Hakim, A Kundu, T D Tobias
Neuraxial anesthesia combined with general anesthesia has become a widely accepted method of providing effective postoperative analgesia and decreasing intraoperative anesthetic needs in the pediatric population. In clinical practice, there still appears to be hesitancy for the use of a neuraxial technique (spinal or epidural) in patients at risk for bacteremia or with an on-going systemic infection. However, evidence-based medicine lacks any data to support an increase in the risk of infectious complications following neuraxial anesthesia...
April 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Chanu Rhee, Sameer S Kadri, Robert L Danner, Anthony F Suffredini, Anthony F Massaro, Barrett T Kitch, Grace Lee, Michael Klompas
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is the focus of national quality improvement programs and a recent public reporting measure from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. However, diagnosing sepsis requires interpreting nonspecific signs and can therefore be subjective. We sought to quantify interobserver variability in diagnosing sepsis. METHODS: We distributed five case vignettes of patients with suspected or confirmed infection and organ dysfunction to a sample of practicing intensivists...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Harshad G Gurnaney, John E Fiadjoe, L Scott Levin, Benjamin Chang, Heather Delvalle, Jorge Gálvez, Mohamed A Rehman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case report is to describe the anesthetic and case management of the first vascularized composite allograft pediatric bilateral hand transplant. CLINICAL DETAILS: Our patient was an eight-year-old male with a medical history of Staphylococcus aureus sepsis at one year of age that resulted in end-stage renal disease as well as bilateral upper and lower extremity amputations. After referral for bilateral hand transplantation, the transplantation team, with expertise in all aspects of perioperative care (surgery, anesthesiology, nephrology, renal transplantation, pediatric intensive care, and therapeutic pharmacy), was consulted to help develop anesthetic and other perioperative protocols for surgery...
June 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
H-J Seyfarth, H Wirtz, J Gille, S Gerlach, S Grachtrup, J Winkler, A Sablotzki
BACKGROUND: Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are at high risk when undergoing surgery. Up to one-third of patients suffer complications; recent studies report a mortality rate of 1 to 7%. Frequent events are deterioration of right heart function and infectious or bleeding complications. METHODS: Data of patients (age ≥ 18) with precapillary PH who need to undergo elective surgery between January 2006 and March 2015 were included in this retrospective analysis...
February 2016: Pneumologie
Junichi Ohya, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Takeshi Oichi, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Sakae Tanaka, Hideo Yasunaga
OBJECTIVE Although minimally invasive spinal surgery has recently gained popularity, few nationwide studies have compared the adverse events that occur during endoscopic versus open spinal surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare perioperative complications associated with microendoscopic discectomy (MED) and open discectomy for patients with lumbar disc herniation. METHODS The authors retrospectively extracted from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a national inpatient database in Japan, data for patients admitted between July 2010 and March 2013...
February 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
Vivek Verma, Amy B Beethe, Michelle LeRiger, Rajesh R Kulkarni, Mutian Zhang, Chi Lin
PURPOSE: Complications of anesthesia for pediatric radiation therapy are imperative for both radiation oncologists and anesthesiologists to clinically assess and manage. We performed the first systematic review to date addressing this important issue. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed and EMBASE was conducted using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Searches were not restricted based on publication date. Nine original investigations were identified, analyzed, and collated for this report...
May 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
Espen W Skjeflo, Caroline Sagatun, Knut Dybwik, Sturla Aam, Sven H Urving, Miles A Nunn, Hilde Fure, Corinna Lau, Ole-Lars Brekke, Markus Huber-Lang, Terje Espevik, Andreas Barratt-Due, Erik W Nielsen, Tom E Mollnes
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is an exaggerated and dysfunctional immune response to infection. Activation of innate immunity recognition systems including complement and the Toll-like receptor family initiate this disproportionate inflammatory response. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of combined inhibition of the complement component C5 and the Toll-like receptor co-factor CD14 on survival, hemodynamic parameters and systemic inflammation including complement activation in a clinically relevant porcine model of polymicrobial sepsis...
2015: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Hera Birgisdottir, Ragnheidur I Bjarnadottir, Katrin Kristjansdottir, Reynir T Geirsson
INTRODUCTION: Maternal death, during pregnancy or within 42 and 365 days from the end of pregnancy, was evaluated for a small high-income nation with comprehensive healthcare. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cases were identified using record linkage by running national census information on all deaths of women aged 15-49 years during 1985-2009 against the national birth register and computerized hospital admission files for pregnancy-related diagnoses as well as actual case records where needed...
January 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
S Cortellini, L Pelligand, H Syme, Y M Chang, S Adamantos
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is an early indicator of acute kidney injury (AKI) in dogs and its use has not been evaluated in dogs with sepsis. ANIMALS: Fifteen dogs with sepsis requiring laparotomy (study dogs) and 10 dogs undergoing surgery for intervertebral disc disease (control dogs). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether NGAL increases in dogs with sepsis undergoing emergency laparotomy and whether it is correlated with development of AKI and survival...
November 2015: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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