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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787410/the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-propofol-requirements-during-anesthesia-administered-by-bispectral-index-guided-closed-loop-anesthesia-delivery-system-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Amitabh Dutta, Nitin Sethi, Jayashree Sood, Bhuwan C Panday, Manish Gupta, Prabhat Choudhary, Goverdhan D Puri
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine, a selective α2-adrenergic agonist currently approved for continuous intensive care unit sedation, is being widely evaluated for its role as a potential anesthetic. The closed-loop anesthesia delivery system (CLADS) is a method to automatically administer propofol total intravenous anesthesia using bi-spectral index (BIS) feedback and attain general anesthesia (GA) steady state with greater consistency. This study assessed whether dexmedetomidine is effective in further lowering the propofol requirements for total intravenous anesthesia facilitated by CLADS...
May 21, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786598/-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-an-intraoperative-death-case-analysis-and-substantiation-of-the-standards-of-perioperative-anesthetic-management-in-a-non-cardiosurgery-clinic
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Roman N Fedosiuk, Liliia O Shchupachynska
The article is based on the case analysis of a sudden and unexpected intraoperative death of a 51-year-old female patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, who was undergoing a non-cardiac operation in a non-cardiosurgery clinic, from acute precipitation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction provoked by surgery and anesthesia. It emphasizes the importance of raising non-cardiac anesthesiologists' awareness of the issue and having clear standards of pre-operative evaluation and perioperative management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in order to avoid fatal medical errors...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778972/hypnotic-agents-for-induction-of-general-anesthesia-in-cesarean-section-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Kavita Houthoff Khemlani, Stephanie Weibel, Peter Kranke, Jan-Uwe Schreiber
STUDY OBJECTIVE: An ideal induction drug for cesarean section (CS) must have quick action, with minimum side effects such as awareness, hemodynamic compromise, and neonatal depression. Thiopentone is frequently used; however, no reliable evidence is available to support its use as a dedicated hypnotic agent in this setting. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis, using PRISMA methodology, of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), comparing women undergoing CS using thiopentone with those undergoing CS with propofol, ketamine, or benzodiazepines as hypnotic agents...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772562/using-neuroimaging-to-uncover-awareness-in-brain-injured-and-anesthetized-patients
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Mackenzie Graham, Adrian M Owen, Charles Weijer, Lorina Naci
We cast a novel perspective on two distinct populations: patients who become accidentally intraoperatively aware after receiving general anesthesia and severely brain-injured patients who are diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. In both cases, patients are behaviorally non-responsive -and on this basis presumed to lack consciousness- yet, retain covert awareness. In both contexts, detecting consciousness is highly challenging, yet highly important for ensuring adequate patient care. Although great strides have been made in the development of depth-of-anesthesia monitors, these monitors have significant limitations...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739542/different-protocols-used-today-to-achieve-total-opioid-free-general-anesthesia-without-locoregional-blocks
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REVIEW
Eckhard Mauermann, Wilhelm Ruppen, Oliver Bandschapp
With increasing awareness of both short- and long-term problems associated with liberal perioperative opioid administration, the need for routinely and clinically feasible alternatives is greater than ever. Opioid-free anesthesia-previously reserved for bariatric surgery-is receiving increasing attention in mainstream anesthesia. In this review, we present the truly multimodal concept of opioid-free anesthesia, which circumvents a number of opioid-related problems. For a concrete clinical perspective, we present in depth our opioid-free protocol for bariatric surgery...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736287/acute-parotitis-after-lower-limb-amputation-a-case-report-of-a-rare-complication
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Konstantinos Ioannis Avgerinos, Nikolaos Degermetzoglou, Sofia Theofanidou, Georgia Kritikou, Ioannis Bountouris
Background: Postoperative parotitis is a rare complication that occurs usually after abdominal surgery. Parotitis has never been described as a complication of vascular operations, in literature. In the present article, we describe a case of a postamputation parotitis along with its management and its possible pathogenesis. Case Report: An 83-year-old diabetic man was emergently admitted to hospital because of gangrene below the right ankle and sepsis. The patient underwent a lower limb amputation above the knee...
2018: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696118/anesthetic-considerations-for-angelman-syndrome-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mary Ellen Warner, David P Martin, Mark A Warner, Ralitza H Gavrilova, Juraj Sprung, Toby N Weingarten
Background: Angelman syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, severe speech impairment, ataxia, seizures, happy demeanor, distinctive craniofacial features, high vagal tone, and gamma-amino butyric acid receptor abnormalities. The aim of this report is to review our experience of patients with Angelman syndrome undergoing anesthetic management. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed perioperative course of patients with Angelman syndrome who underwent procedures under anesthesia from 2000 to 2016...
October 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683929/18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-cancer-cervix-where-do-we-stand-today
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Shanmuga S Palaniswamy, Chaitanya R Borde, Padma Subramanyam
The incidence of gynecological malignancies is on the rise partly because of the availability of screening programmes, awareness, higher technological advancements, and availability of better medical care. Early diagnosis of any malignancy leads to prompt treatment. Use of 18Fluorine-Fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in the treatment and follow-up of patients with Ca cervix considerably improves patient management. The primary diagnosis of Ca cervix is made either by biopsy of a visible tumor on the cervix or by a cone biopsy of a nonvisible malignant cervical focus...
April 20, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679123/-wide-awake-hand-surgery-based-on-application-examples
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P Kaiser, M Keller, J Dörler, G Schmidle
OBJECTIVE: Anesthesiologic method with low bleeding level, risk level, and complication rate for surgical procedures on the hand without a tourniquet on an unsedated patient with the possibility for functional testing during surgery. INDICATIONS: Surgical procedures of the hand can be carried out using the wide awake technique depending on the patient's suitability and preference considering individual risk factors. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Absolute contraindications are allergies to the local anesthetic or its components...
April 20, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669562/comfort-in-palliative-sedation-compas-a-transdisciplinary-mixed-method-study-protocol-for-linking-objective-assessments-to-subjective-experiences
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Stefaan Six, Steven Laureys, Jan Poelaert, Johan Bilsen, Peter Theuns, Reginald Deschepper
BACKGROUND: In case of untreatable suffering at the end of life, palliative sedation may be chosen to assure comfort by reducing the patient's level of consciousness. An important question here is whether such sedated patients are completely free of pain. Because these patients cannot communicate anymore, caregivers have to rely on observation to assess the patient's comfort. Recently however, more sophisticated techniques from the neurosciences have shown that sometimes consciousness and pain are undetectable with these traditional behavioral methods...
April 18, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652012/nature-and-pattern-of-primary-teeth-extractions-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-setting-in-south-india
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Shini Susan Samuel, Daniel Sathiya Sundaram Selvaraj, Jagadish Ebenezer, Grace Rebekah, Santosh Koshy
Background: Many studies have been carried out on the prevalence of dental diseases in children although not much information is available regarding its outcome among Indian children. Aim: The aim of the present study was to analyze the type of primary tooth extracted and the reasons for the extraction among children attending a tertiary care hospital in the Southern part of India. Materials and Methods: The dental records of pediatric patients who had visited the dental clinic of a tertiary care hospital located in Tamil Nadu, South India from December 2013 to November 2016 were reviewed...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643795/ocular-injury-due-to-potassium-permanganate-granules
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Chareenun Chirapapaisan, Pinnita Prabhasawat, Sabong Srivannaboon, Vatookarn Roongpoovapatr, Piyada Chitsuthipakorn
Purpose: We report a rare case of ocular injury due to potassium permanganate (KMnO4 ) granules in a child. Methods: This is a retrospective case report. Results: A 2-year-old boy was transferred to our emergency room with severe pain in his right eye, inflamed eyelids, and brownish stains on his fingers. Chemical injury was suspected. Copious eye irrigation was immediately performed. Diffuse brownish splotches were then observed at the inferior bulbar conjunctiva...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629894/pulmonary-aspiration-in-adjustable-gastric-banding-carriers-undergoing-a-second-surgical-procedure-considerations-on-personal-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Contardo Vergani, Marco Venturi, Sara Badiali, Barbara Chella, Enrico Mozzi
BACKGROUND: The observation of a relatively high number of pulmonary aspirations (PA) among gastric band (GB) carriers undergoing a second surgery, prompted us to modify our strategy for GB patients candidate to further operation under general anesthesia. MATERIAL OF STUDY AND RESULTS: In January 2013, following the occurrence of PA at the induction of general anesthesia in 1 GB carrier undergoing a further operation, we reviewed our Data Base between January 2005 and 2013, to explore the rate of pulmonary aspiration in patients GB carriers undergoing a second surgery...
2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628852/anesthetic-and-psychiatric-implications-of-accidental-awareness-under-general-anesthesia-during-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Hetal Acharya, Atul Gaur, Girish Kunigiri
Accidental awareness under general anesthesia (AAGA) is a well-known phenomenon. However, little literature exists in its relation to the psychiatric field, particularly within the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) setting. This report explores the case of a 52-year-old woman that describes her own experience of AAGA during ECT. Relevant anesthetic details are also provided along with its possible implications in AAGA. The aim of this case report is to increase awareness among clinicians in regard to AAGA and its occurrence during ECT...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622310/the-failed-sedation-solutions-for-the-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeon
#15
REVIEW
Robert C Bosack
Due to wide variation in patient responses, both intended and adverse, it is impossible to successfully sedate all patients. Choosing the right drug and dose regimen can be challenging, especially in patients who are naïve to anesthesia. Underdosing can lead to pain perception, patient movement and combativeness, awareness with recall, and the sympathetic neuroendocrine stress response. Overdosing can lead to unintended loss of upper airway tone, hypoventilation/apnea, adverse cardiovascular changes, and prolonged sedation (with its attendant problems)...
May 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600206/a-unique-case-of-cervical-myelopathy-in-an-adult-patient-with-scheie-syndrome
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Farzam Vazifehdan, Vasilios G Karantzoulis, Robert Ebner, Vasilios G Igoumenou
Introduction: Scheie syndrome is an extremely rare systematic disease that represents the most attenuated form of mucopolysaccharidosis Type I disorder. Although associated with a variety of manifestations, Scheie syndrome leading to the development of cervical myelopathyis yet to be reported. Our purpose was to present a unique case of a Scheie syndrome patient, who underwent surgery due to cervical myelopathy, and to discuss the clinical and imaging findings, as well as the challenges and outcomes of surgical treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595640/comparison-of-the-effects-of-oxycodone-versus-fentanyl-on-airway-reflex-to-tracheal-extubation-and-postoperative-pain-during-anesthesia-recovery-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-consort-study
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Eun Kyung Choi, Nyeongkeon Kwon, Sang-Jin Park
BACKGROUND: Fentanyl has been suggested to be effective for controlling airway and hemodynamic responses to tracheal extubation. This study was performed to compare the effects of oxycodone and fentanyl on airway and hemodynamic responses and postoperative pain during the recovery period in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: Ninety patients aged 18 to 65 years were randomly allocated to 1 of 3 groups: fentanyl, oxycodone, and control. Coughing responses (incidence and severity), hemodynamic responses during the recovery period, and acute postoperative pain were assessed...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568123/non-instrumental-clinical-monitoring-does-not-guarantee-an-adequate-course-of-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-clinical-study
#18
Katarzyna Szostakiewicz, Zbigniew Rybicki, Dariusz Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: Clinical monitoring is the most common method of adjusting the appropriate level of general anesthesia. However, episodes of intraoperative awareness (AWR) are still reported, suggesting that clinical observations may not be sufficient in some cases. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of clinical and instrumental neuromonitoring with auditory evoked potentials (AEP) in an intraoperative analysis of the proper level of general anesthesia. METHODS: Patients scheduled for elective surgery were randomly divided into two groups...
March 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543613/peer-support-in-anesthesia-turning-war-stories-into-wellness
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Amy E Vinson, Gail Randel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Peer support, a method of providing for the well being of healthcare providers following adverse or stressful events, is garnering increased attention in light of the increased prevalence and awareness of burnout, depression and suicidality in physicians. In this review, we will summarize the evolution of the 'second victim,' explore methods of support and examine how new regulatory requirements are changing the peer support landscape. RECENT FINDINGS: As peer support and the second victim are investigated more, themes are emerging regarding the natural history of recovery...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540488/control-of-pre-analytical-aspects-in-immunoassay-measurements-of-metabolic-hormones-in-rodents
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REVIEW
Maximilian Bielohuby, Martin Bidlingmaier, Uwe Schwahn
The measurement of circulating hormones by immunoassay remains a cornerstone in preclinical endocrine research. For scientists conducting and interpreting immunoassay measurements of rodent samples, the paramount aim usually is to obtain reliable and meaningful measurement data in order to draw conclusions on biological processes. However, the biological variability between samples is not the only variable affecting the readout of an immunoassay measurement and a considerable amount of unwanted or unintended variability can be quickly introduced during the pre-analytical and analytical phase...
April 2018: Endocrine Connections
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