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Pediatric anesthesiology

Riva R Ko, Teeda Pinyavat, Steven Stylianos, Sarah M Lambert, Richard C Anderson, Pamela F Gallin, Lynne G Maxwell, Christopher G Ward, Jayant K Deshpande, Constance S Houck
The Pediatric Anesthesia Neuro Development Assessment (PANDA) team at the Anesthesiology Department at Columbia University Medical Center held its fifth biennial symposium to discuss issues regarding potential neurotoxicity of anesthetic agents in pediatric patients. Overall optimal surgical timing as well as a "critical window" for surgery on a specialty specific basis are areas of focus for the American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Advisory Panel. An ad hoc panel of pediatric surgical experts representing general surgery, urology, neurosurgery, and ophthalmology was assembled for this meeting and provided a dialogue focused on the benefits of early intervention versus potential anesthetic risk, addressing parental concerns, and the need for continued interdisciplinary collaboration in this area...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
BACKGROUND: Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. OBJECTIVE: To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. DESIGN: We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
2016: Global Health Action
J William Sparks, Mary Landrigan-Ossar, Amy Vinson, Jennifer Dearden, Andres T Navedo, David B Waisel, Robert S Holzman
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires medical training programs to monitor, track, and formally document a fellow's performance. If deficiencies are found, programs are expected to prepare and implement an effective plan of action for improvement and to ensure that graduates acquire the personal and professional attributes of an independent physician. We revised our evaluation policy and instituted a remediation protocol in 2008. Since that time, 130 pediatric anesthesia fellows have graduated...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Ricardo Riveros, Stephen Kimatian, Pilar Castro, Vipul Dhumak, Hooman Honar, Edward J Mascha, Daniel I Sessler
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess professionalism in anesthesiology residents, it is important to obtain evaluations from people with whom they interact on daily basis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a Multisource feedback (MSF) on resident's professional behavior and to assess the effect of faculty feedback on resident performance. DESIGN: This study was a two-group randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Residents were recruited from Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Dilek G Canpolat, Fatma Dogruel, Zeynep B Gönen, Canay Yılmaz, Gokmen Zararsız, Alper Alkan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of hemogram parameters such as platelet count (PLT), mean platelet volume (MPV), and the MPV/PLT ratio in predicting the risk of postoperative vomiting (POV) in children after tooth extraction under deep sedation. METHODS: A total of 100 American Society of Anesthesiology Classification I and II pediatric patients who underwent tooth extraction procedures under a standard anesthetic method were included in the study between 2012 and 2014...
October 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Joseph D Tobias, Thomas P Green, Charles J Coté
Codeine has been prescribed to pediatric patients for many decades as both an analgesic and an antitussive agent. Codeine is a prodrug with little inherent pharmacologic activity and must be metabolized in the liver into morphine, which is responsible for codeine's analgesic effects. However, there is substantial genetic variability in the activity of the responsible hepatic enzyme, CYP2D6, and, as a consequence, individual patient response to codeine varies from no effect to high sensitivity. Drug surveillance has documented the occurrence of unanticipated respiratory depression and death after receiving codeine in children, many of whom have been shown to be ultrarapid metabolizers...
September 19, 2016: Pediatrics
Caleb Ing, Virginia A Rauh, David O Warner, Lena S Sun
On April 16 and 17, 2016, the Fifth biennial Pediatric Anesthesia & Neurodevelopment Assessment (PANDA) symposium was convened at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University Medical Center. During the symposium, experts in the fields of anesthesiology, neuropsychology, and epidemiology were convened in a small group session to determine the level of confidence in the current clinical evidence and the next steps in anesthetic neurotoxicity clinical research. Among the participants in the discussion, there remained a lack of consensus on whether anesthetic exposure causes long-term neurodevelopmental deficits in children based on the current evidence...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Yolanda Y Huang, Lucy Li, Matthew Monteleone, Lynne Ferrari, Lisa J States, James J Riviello, Steven G Kernie, Ali A Mencin, Sumit Gupta, Lena S Sun
Ongoing investigation from the Pediatric Anesthesia NeuroDevelopment Assessment (PANDA) study hopes to examine the long-term effect on cognitive and language development of a single anesthetic exposure in children undergoing inguinal hernia repair. The fifth PANDA Symposium, held in April 2016, continued the mission of previous symposia to examine evidence from basic science and clinical studies on potential neurotoxic effects of anesthetics on developing brain. At the 2016 Symposium, a panel of specialists from nonsurgical pediatric disciplines including anesthesiology, radiology, neurology, gastroenterology, oncology, cardiology, and critical care reviewed use of anesthesia in their practices, including how concern over possible neurodevelopmental effects of early childhood anesthetic exposure has changed discussion with patients and families regarding risks and benefits of imaging studies and interventional procedures involving sedation or anesthesia...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Evgeny Fominskiy, Valeriy A Nepomniashchikh, Vladimir V Lomivorotov, Fabrizio Monaco, Chiara Vitiello, Alberto Zangrillo, Giovanni Landoni
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of fibrinogen concentrate (FC) in surgical patients. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies (RCTs). SETTING: Perioperative. PARTICIPANTS: Adult and pediatric surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS: A search of PubMed/Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Transfusion Evidence Library, Google Scholar, and the proceedings from major international anesthesiology meetings up to February 1, 2016 for RCTs that compared FC with placebo or other comparators...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Mikiko Kojima, Kazuka Yoshie, Azusa Shimazaki, Naoki Ohtsuka, Hiroshi Otake, Keiko Koide, Youko Sato
It is very difficult to decide the best time to deliver the baby for a pregnant woman with advanced cancer. We experienced the perioperative and perinatal management of a 39-year-old pregnant woman with advanced tongue cancer. The cancer had already metastasized to the lung and lymph nodes. Furthermore a recurrent thumb-sized tumor was found in her mouth. She had firmly desired to discontinue all anticancer treatment for protecting the fetus. On the other hand, her family could not accept her determination yet...
June 2016: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Miriam I Emons, Frank Petzke, Ulrike M Stamer, Winfried Meißner, Regina Koschwitz, Joachim Erlenwein
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to summarize the current standard practices for acute pain management in children in Germany and the implementation of these procedures. The last survey on acute pain management in children was performed in 1999, highlighting the need for an up to date review. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to German departments of anesthesiology (n = 885), asking for structures and processes of acute pain management in children. Results were compared between hospitals with and without an acute pain service and with and without a pediatric department...
September 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Kevin D Pereira, Cindy K Jon, Peter Szmuk, Rande H Lazar, Ron B Mitchell
The management of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children differs between institutions, and there is a need for an updated review of current practice. Literature was reviewed using the PubMed database from 1995 to 2015 by four tertiary care providers experienced in the management of children with SDB. Articles were selected for clinical applicability, strength of evidence, and practicality for practicing clinicians. Fifty-five articles were identified by tertiary care providers in pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric pulmonology, sleep medicine, and pediatric otolaryngology...
July 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Nina Deutsch
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August 2016: Anesthesiology
Jean Baptiste Kakoma
The area of Human Resources for Health (HRH) is the most critical challenge for the achievement of health related development goals in countries with limited resources. This is even exacerbated in a post conflict environment like Rwanda. The aim of this commentary is to report and share the genesis and outcomes of an exciting experience about training of qualified health workers in medicine and public health as well as setting - up of a research culture for the last nine years (2006 - 2014) in Rwanda. Many initiatives have been taken and concerned among others training of qualified health workers in medicine and public health...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
John A Harris, Lindsey A Herrel, Mark A Healy, Lauren M Wancata, Chithra R Perumalswami
CONTEXT: Primary palliative care (PPC) skills are useful in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties, and the expectations of PPC skill training are unknown across graduate medical education. OBJECTIVES: We characterized the variation and quality of PPC skills in residency outcomes-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones. METHODS: We performed a content analysis with structured implicit review of 2015 ACGME milestone documents from 14 medical and surgical specialties chosen for their exposure to clinical situations requiring PPC...
September 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Vorapol Jaroonvanichkul, Jitladda Deerojanawong
BACKGROUND: Many residents often encounter several problems to accomplish their research projects, a requirement to complete medical residency training in Thailand. This study aimed to explore perceived obstacles and attitude of Thai residents toward conducting research. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The questionnaires were distributed among 640 residents at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital from November to December 2014. Structured-questionnaires explored the participants' characteristics, research experience, purpose of conducting research, motivations and perceived barriers to research...
February 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Erik J van Lindert, Sebastian Arts, Laura M Blok, Mark P Hendriks, Luc Tielens, Martine van Bilsen, Hans Delye
OBJECTIVE Minimal literature exists on the intraoperative complication rate of pediatric neurosurgical procedures with respect to both surgical and anesthesiological complications. The aim of this study, therefore, was to establish intraoperative complication rates to provide patients and parents with information on which to base their informed consent and to establish a baseline for further targeted improvement of pediatric neurosurgical care. METHODS A clinical complication registration database comprising a consecutive cohort of all pediatric neurosurgical procedures carried out in a general neurosurgical department from January 1, 2004, until July 1, 2012, was analyzed...
September 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Matthew K Muffly, Tyler M Muffly, Robbie Weterings, Mark Singleton, Anita Honkanen
BACKGROUND: There is no comprehensive database of pediatric anesthesiologists, their demographic characteristics, or geographic location in the United States. METHODS: We endeavored to create a comprehensive database of pediatric anesthesiologists by merging individuals identified as US pediatric anesthesiologists by the American Board of Anesthesiology, National Provider Identifier registry, database, and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership list as of November 5, 2015...
July 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Kelly A Machovec, Gregory Smigla, Warwick A Ames, Courtney Schwimer, H Mayumi Homi, Ishwori B Dhakal, Robert D B Jaquiss, Andrew J Lodge, Edmund H Jooste
BACKGROUND: Current trends in pediatric cardiac surgery and anesthesiology include goal-directed allogeneic blood transfusion, but few studies address the transfusion of platelets and cryoprecipitate. We report a quality improvement initiative to reduce the transfusion of platelets and cryoprecipitate in infants having cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: Data from 50 consecutive patients weighing four to ten kilograms having cardiac surgery with CPB were prospectively collected after the institution of a policy to obtain each patient's platelet and fibrinogen levels during the rewarming phase of CPB...
October 2016: Perfusion
Christine L Mai, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Aubrey Maze, Fatima Noorulla, Myron Yaster
Dr. Alvin 'Al' Hackel (1932-) Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been an influential pioneer in shaping the scope and practice of pediatric anesthesia. His leadership helped to formally define the subspecialty of pediatric anesthesiology ('who is a pediatric anesthesiologist?') and the importance of specialization and regionalization of expertise in both patient transport and perioperative care. His enduring impact on pediatric anesthesia and critical care practice was recognized in 2006 by the American Academy of Pediatrics when it bestowed upon him the profession's highest lifetime achievement award, the Robert M...
May 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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