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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229241/acquired-prolongation-of-qt-interval-as-a-risk-factor-for-torsade-de-pointes-ventricular-tachycardia-a-narrative-review-for-the-anesthesiologist-and-intensivist
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REVIEW
Arsen Uvelin, Jasmina Pejaković, Vesna Mijatović
More than 70% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients experience heart rhythm disturbances, and these patients have correspondingly higher mortality rates. Consequently, one of the standards of care in ICUs is continuous electrocardiography monitoring. One of the potentially preventable dysrhythmic events is the occurrence of torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia in the setting of acquired prolonged QT interval. This type of ventricular tachycardia can be malignant because it often progresses to ventricular fibrillation...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224214/predictors-of-the-outcome-of%C3%A2-lumbar-disc-herniation-following-classical-surgery-laminotomy-with-discectomy
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Augustine Balaara, Xiao-Feng Xu, Young-Hui Huang, Li Dapeng
BACKGROUND: Several surgical variables and patient characteristics play an influential role in the prognosis of lumbar disc herniation following laminotomy with discectomy. This paper seeks to evaluate the perioperative predictor variables for the outcome of lumbar disc herniation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From October 2013 to July 2016, 166 surgical patients were evaluated using prospectively collected data. Patients' preoperative independent variables (age, sex, body mass index, level of disc herniation, pain duration, and American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Score) were correlated with functional outcome measures such as primary outcome measures (length of hospital stay; postoperative visual analog scale, VAS; Oswestry disability index, ODI) and secondary outcome measures (operation room time; estimated intraoperative blood loss, EBL; complications; readmission) as dependent variables...
February 21, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222805/use-of-activity-tracking-in-major-visceral-surgery-the-enhanced-perioperative-mobilization-epm-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Steffen Wolk, Theresa Meißner, Sebastian Linke, Benjamin Müssle, Ann Wierick, Andreas Bogner, Dorothée Sturm, Nuh N Rahbari, Marius Distler, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs are aimed at minimizing postoperative stress and accelerating postoperative recovery by implementing multiple perioperative principles. "Early mobilization" is one such principle, but the quality of assessment and monitoring is poor, and evidence of improved outcome is lacking. Activity trackers allow precise monitoring and automatic feedback to the patients to enhance their motivation for early mobilization. The aim of the study is to monitor and increase the postoperative mobilization of patients by giving them continuous automatic feedback in the form of a step count using activity-tracking wristbands...
February 21, 2017: Trials
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/28219331/a-comparison-of-videolaryngoscopes-for-tracheal-intubation-in-predicted-difficult-airway-a-feasibility-study
#5
Maria Vargas, Antonio Pastore, Fulvio Aloj, John G Laffey, Giuseppe Servillo
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy has become increasingly attractive for the routine management of the difficult airway. Glidescope® is well studied in the literature while imago V-Blade® is a recent videolaryngoscope. This is a feasibility study with 1:1 case-control sequential allocation comparing Imago V-Blade ® and Glidescope® in predicted difficult airway settings. METHODS: Two senior anesthesiologists with no clinical experience in video assisted intubation but previously trained in a simulated scenario, performed the endotracheal intubations with Imago V-Blade® and Glidescope®...
February 20, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219273/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2016-for-thoracic-organ-transplantation-anesthesiologists
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Kathirvel Subramaniam, Soheyla Nazarnia
This article is first in the series to review the published literature on perioperative issues in patients undergoing thoracic solid organ transplantations. We present recent literature from 2016 on preoperative considerations, organ preservation, intraoperative anesthesia management, surgical techniques, postoperative complications, and the impact of perioperative management on short- and long-term outcomes that are pertinent to thoracic transplantation anesthesiologists.
March 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218212/laryngeal-mask-airway-for-cesarean-delivery-a-5-year-retrospective-cohort-study
#7
Zhi-Yu Geng, Dong-Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is the most commonly used rescue airway in obstetric anesthesia. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the application of the LMA in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery (CD) for 5 years in our hospital. As a secondary objective, we investigated the incidence of airway-related complication in obstetric general anesthesia (GA). METHODS: We collected electronic data for all obstetric patients who received GA for CD between January 2010 and December 2014 in Peking University First Hospital...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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/28217301/risk-factors-for-perineal-wound-infection-after-abdominoperineal-resection-of-advanced-lower-rectal-cancer
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Takatoshi Nakamura, Takeo Sato, Kazushige Hayakawa, Yoko Takayama, Masanori Naito, Takahiro Yamanashi, Atsuko Tsutsui, Hirohisa Miura, Masahiko Watanabe
PURPOSE: Abdominoperineal resection (APR) of advanced lower rectal cancer carries a high incidence of perineal wound infection. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate risk factors for perineal wound infection after APR. METHODS: The study group comprised 154 patients who underwent APR for advanced lower rectal cancer in our department from January 1990 through December 2012. The following 15 variables were studied as potential risk factors for perineal wound infection: sex, age, body-mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, diabetes mellitus, preoperative albumin level, preoperative hemoglobin level, neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy(NCRT), surgical procedure (open surgery vs...
March 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217291/paradigms-and-mechanisms-of-inhalational-anesthetics-mediated-neuroprotection-against-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
#10
REVIEW
Hailian Wang, Peiying Li, Na Xu, Ling Zhu, Mengfei Cai, Weifeng Yu, Yanqin Gao
Cerebral ischemic stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and cognitive dysfunction. The high mortality and disability of cerebral ischemic stroke is urging the health providers, including anesthesiologists and other perioperative professioners, to seek effective protective strategies, which are extremely limited, especially for those perioperative patients. Intriguingly, several commonly used inhalational anesthetics are recently suggested to possess neuroprotective effects against cerebral ischemia...
October 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217077/concerns-about-use-of-whatsapp-for-sharing-preanesthesia-evaluation-form-among-anesthesiologists
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Anjana S Wajekar
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January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217068/fracture-of-epidural-catheter-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#12
Reena, A Vikram
Epidural blocks are a very important part of the anesthetic armamentarium. Among some of the known complications, fracture of epidural catheter, though is extremely rare, is a well-established entity. When it happens, it leaves the anesthesiologist puzzled and worried. We describe the occurrence of such an event where epidural catheter broke during insertion since it will also add to such an under-reported complication of a very commonly performed procedure. A brief review is also done which will delineate the recommendations for the prevention and management of such an event...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217066/subdural-hematoma-occurred-after-spinal-anesthesia-in-a-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patient
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Kyung Tae Kim, Ji Yeon Kim, Eun Mi Kim, Jun Hyun Kim
A 25-year-old male patient who was infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) underwent a condyloma excision under spinal anesthesia. The patient complained of suspicious postdural puncture headache. The patient did not respond to conservative management. Subsequently, the subdural hematoma (SDH) was found through magnetic resonance imaging. In response, an epidural blood patch was used to improve the symptoms and inhibit the enlargement of the SDH. The patient was discharged after it was confirmed that a headache had subsided without increasing SDH...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217063/ultrasound-guided-probe-generated-artifacts-stimulating-ventricular-tachycardia-a-rare-phenomenon
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Rafat Shamim, Rudrashish Haldar, Ashutosh Kaushal
Electrocardiographic (ECG) artifacts may arise due to interference, faulty earthing, and current leakages in biomedical equipment which might create clinical dilemmas in the perioperative settings. Piezoelectric signals generated by ultrasonography probe are another uncommon source which might be sensed by the ECG electrodes and produce tracings similar to pathological arrhythmias triggering false alarms and avoidable therapies. Anesthesiologists should be familiar with these uncommon sources which might produce these artifacts and they should be identified swiftly...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217051/comparison-of-intrathecal-clonidine-and-fentanyl-in-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-for-spinal-anesthesia-and-postoperative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-lower-abdominal-surgeries
#15
Baljit Singh Bajwa, Arwinder Pal Singh, Angelina K Rekhi
BACKGROUND: There are many adjuvant used along with bupivacaine for subarachnoid block, but fentanyl and clonidine are commonly used as adjuvant to intrathecal bupivacaine for prolonging both sensory and motor blockade as well as postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries. OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of studies comparing the efficacy of fentanyl and clonidine as adjuvant to intrathecal bupivacaine for improving intraoperative effect and postoperative analgesia in lower abdominal surgeries instigated us compare the effect of these drugs...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217050/acoustic-puncture-assist-device%C3%A2-versus-conventional-loss-of-resistance-technique-for-thoracic-paravertebral-space-identification-clinical-and-ultrasound-evaluation
#16
Monaz Abdulrahman Ali, Ashraf Abualhasan Abdellatif
BACKGROUND: Acoustic puncture assist device (APAD™) is a pressure measurement combined with a related acoustic signal that has been successfully used to facilitate epidural punctures. The principal of loss of resistance (LOR) is similar when performing paravertebral block (PVB). We investigated the usefulness of APAD™ by comparing it with the conventional LOR techniques for identifying paravertebral space (PVS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 100 women who were scheduled for elective breast surgery under general anesthesia with PVB were randomized into two equal groups...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217048/radiofrequency-ablation-of-hepatocellular-carcinomas-a-new-spectrum-of-anesthetic-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-pakistan
#17
Faisal Shamim, Ali Asghar, Saman Tauheed, Muhammad Yahya
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive technique of tumor destruction for patients with hepatic cancer who are not candidates for conventional therapy. The therapy required general anesthesia (GA) or sedation to ensure patient safety and comfort. The study is aimed to report and evaluate factors that influenced the periprocedural anesthetic management, drugs used, and complications during and immediately after RFA procedure for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: For this retrospective study, we included 46 patients who underwent percutaneous RFA under GA or conscious sedation from January 2010 to June 2013 in Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216925/feasibility-of-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-in-the-obese-patient-and-assessment-of-predictors-of-perioperative-outcomes
#18
Evan Jonathan Wiens, Deepak Kumar Pruthi, Ruchi Chhibba, Thomas Brian McGregor
INTRODUCTION: Partial nephrectomy is the gold standard for treatment of small renal masses. Our study compares outcomes for obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥30) and healthy (BMI <30) patients undergoing laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) with the intention of defining preoperative risk factors for complications and renal insufficiency in the obese. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 187 consecutive patients who underwent LPN. We examined the association between BMI and postoperative complication, estimated blood loss (EBL), hospital length of stay, warm ischemic time (WIT), and postoperative renal function...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216704/attenuation-of-haemodynamic-responses-to-laryngoscopy-and-endotracheal-intubation-with-intravenous-dexmedetomidine-a-comparison-between-two-doses
#19
Bon Sebastian, Anand T Talikoti, Dinesh Krishnamurthy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laryngoscopic manipulation and endotracheal intubation are noxious stimuli capable of producing tachycardia, arrhythmias and hypertension. The aim of this study was to arrive at an optimal dose of dexmedetomidine by comparing two doses with placebo to attenuate stress response during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. METHODS: It was a randomised, prospective, double-blind placebo-controlled study. After Institutional Ethical Committee clearance, ninety patients of American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status 1 were enrolled in the study and divided into three equal groups...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216703/effects-of-avoiding-neuromuscular-blocking-agents-during-maintenance-of-anaesthesia-on-recovery-characteristics-in-patients-undergoing-craniotomy-for-supratentorial-lesions-a-randomised-controlled-study
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Ruchi A Jain, Anita N Shetty, Shrikanta P Oak, Anjana S Wajekar, Madhu B Garasia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Neuromuscular blocking agents have been one of the cornerstones of anaesthesia. With the advent of newer surgical, anaesthetic and neurological monitoring techniques, their utility in neuroanaesthesia practice seems dispensable. The aim of this prospective, comparative, randomised study was to determine whether neuromuscular blocking agents are required in patients undergoing supratentorial surgery when balanced anaesthesia with desflurane, dexmedetomidine and scalp block is used...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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