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Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Kanchi Muralidhar, Navin C Nanda, Yatin Mehta, Naman Shastry, Kalpana Irpachi, Aditya Baloria
In 1980, Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) first technology has introduced the standard of practice for most cardiac operating rooms to facilitate surgical decision making. Transoesophageal echocardiography as a diagnostic tool is now an integral part of intraoperative monitoring practice of cardiac anaesthesiology. Practice guidelines for perioperative transesophageal echocardiography are systematically developed recommendations that assist in the management of surgical patients, were developed by Indian Association of Cardiac Anaesthesiologists (IACTA)...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Anna Paprocka-Lipińska
Significant recovery of discussion about the need for the formulation of criteria of death was provoked due to the progress of medicine. Development of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy, introduction of new resuscitation techniques and devices, which are increasingly better able to maintain and sometimes even replace functions of the respiratory or cardiovascular system, which are essential for the survival meant that existing for centuries, socially accepted classical criteria of death, based on cessation of breath and circulation, are no longer sufficient...
September 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Edoardo De Robertis, Dan Longrois
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Arvinder Pal Singh, Malika Mahindra, Ruchi Gupta, Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Supplementation of dexmedetomidine produces a dose-dependent sedation, anxiolysis and analgesia without respiratory depression. This study was conducted to evaluate the possible effect of dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to levobupivacaine for supraclavicular brachial plexus block in upper limb surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Tertiary care institute, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, a placebo-controlled study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After obtaining Ethical Committee approval, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted on sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II patients in the age group of 18-60 years, divided randomly into two groups, Group I received 30 ml of 0...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Vilnis Silins, Christopher Brasher, Freedom Antus, Daphné Michelet, Julie Hilly, Robert Grace, Souhayl Dahmani
BACKGROUND: Morphine is the most commonly used postoperative analgesic for moderate to severe pain in paediatric patients, but there is little research into predictive factors correlating with post-operative morphine consumption. METHODS: All patients undergoing surgery who received morphine postoperatively over eight months were prospectively enrolled. Data analysed included total morphine consumption to day 3, age, weight, type of surgery, ASA status, preoperative opioid administration, predicted postoperative pain intensity (according to French Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care classification) and surgery duration...
October 4, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Åsa Thelaus, Tobias Pettersson, Max Gordon, Ferid Krupic, Olof Sköldenberg
We investigated if a femoral nerve block (FNB) for patients with a proximal femoral fracture (PFF) and administered by an orthopaedic registrar (OR) instead of an anaesthesiology registrar (AR) lowers the lead time to block and reduces the total amount of rescue analgesics during the preoperative phase. 205 patients were included in a prospective observational cohort study. The main outcome variable was rescue analgesics as total intravenous morphine prior to surgery. All results were adjusted for confounding using age, sex, cognitive dysfunction, and ASA classification...
2016: Surgery Research and Practice
Aaron Heller, John Dollerschell, Joshua Burk, Hailey Haines, Jonathan Kozinn
BACKGROUND: In the past decade, the rate and utilization of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has increased dramatically. A single catheter technique has recently come into favour for providing VV-ECMO. Although it has been shown that intensivists can safely place these catheters, the safety of decannulation by intensivists has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: We describe a technique for safely decannulating the Avalon Elite VV-ECMO catheter at the bedside and assess the safety of this technique, as compared with the standard technique of decannulation in the operating room by a surgeon...
September 30, 2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
Sohail Anjum, Usman Mahboob
OBJECTIVE: To determine the perceptions of house officers working in hospitals about joining anaesthesiology as a career. METHODS: This quantitative, descriptive questionnaire-based study was carried out from September 2014 to February 2015 in 26 teaching hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised house officers. Those with at least three months of working experience in anaesthesiology were included. They were approached in their respective departments and a validated self-reporting questionnaire was delivered to them and received back by hand...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Nathanaël Frank Bayard, Stephen Arthur Barnett, Philippe Rinieri, Jean Melki, Christophe Peillon, Jean Marc Baste
The feasibility of extending the VATS approach to locally advanced NSCLC has been described with good clinical outcome. These complex resections are still technically challenging and patient safety must remain the highest priority. In this article, we describe our routine VATS approach for left upper lobectomy in proximal, locally advanced lesions. Both surgical and anaesthesiology teams are trained during simulation sessions to respond rapidly in case of urgent thoracotomy. Encircling arterial and venous vessels allow control of inadvertent bleeding during difficult dissection...
August 15, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Chen-Yu Hung, Der-Sheng Han, Rong-Sen Yang, Chung-Hsun Chang, Chih-Peng Lin
BACKGROUND: The suprascapular nerve accounts for 70% of shoulder sensory innervations, and suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) has been shown to be effective in the relief of chronic shoulder pain including rotator cuff tendinitis, subdeltoid impingement syndrome, and adhesive capsulitis. However, this remains inconclusive for patients undergoing surgery. The present meta-analysis aimed to explore the effectiveness of SSNB for relieving acute post-operative shoulder pain. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness of SSNB for relieving acute post-operative shoulder pain...
September 2016: Pain Physician
A Brinkman-Stoppelenburg, M Boddaert, J Douma, A van der Heide
BACKGROUND: Palliative care expert teams in hospitals have positive effects on the quality of life and satisfaction with care of patients with advanced disease. Involvement of these teams in medical care is also associated with substantial cost savings. In the Netherlands, professional standards state that each hospital should have a palliative care team by 2017. We studied the number of hospitals that have a palliative care team and the characteristics of these teams. METHODS: In April 2015, questionnaires were mailed to key palliative care professionals in all general, teaching and academic hospitals in the Netherlands...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
Marie Cécile Fevre, Caroline Vincent, Julien Picard, Arnaud Vighetti, Claire Chapuis, Maxime Detavernier, Benoit Allenet, Jean François Payen, Jean Luc Bosson, Pierre Albaladejo
Ultrasound (US) guided needle positioning is safer than anatomical landmark techniques for central venous access. Hand-eye coordination and execution time depend on the professional's ability, previous training and personal skills. Needle Guidance Positioning Systems (GPS) may theoretically reduce execution time and facilitate needle positioning in specific targets, thus improving patient comfort and safety. Three groups of healthcare professionals (41 anaesthesiologists and intensivists, 41 residents in anaesthesiology and intensive care, 39 nurse anaesthetists) were included and required to perform 3 tasks (positioning the tip of a needle in three different targets in a silicon phantom) by using successively a conventional US-guided needle positioning and a needle GPS...
September 19, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Bjoern Hossfeld, Bertold Bein, Bernd W Boettiger, Andreas Bohn, Matthias Fischer, Jan-Thorsten Graesner, Jochen Hinkelbein, Clemens Kill, Carsten Lott, Erik Popp, Markus Roessler, Alin Schaumberg, Volker Wenzel, Michael Bernhard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Heiko Lier, Dietmar Schlembach, Wolfgang Korte, Christian von Heymann, Susanne Steppat, Maritta Kühnert, Holger Maul, Wolfgang Henrich, Werner Rath, Jürgen Wacker, Franz Kainer, Daniel Surbek, Hanns Helmer
Worldwide, post-partum haemorrhage (PHH) remains one of the leading causes for maternal mortality. The German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, the German Midwifes' Society, the German Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care updated the former guideline. The resulting recommendations are the results of a structured literature search and a formal consensus process and contain all aspects of PPH including diagnosis, causes, risk factors and therapy...
September 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Rudrashish Haldar, Ashutosh Kaushal, Sukhen Samanta, Paurush Ambesh, Shashi Srivastava, Prabhat K Singh
OBJECTIVE: The phenomenal popularity of social networking sites has been used globally by medical professionals to boost professional associations and scientific developments. They have tremendous potential to forge professional liaisons, generate employment,upgrading skills and publicizing scientific achievements. We highlight the role of social networking mediums in influencing teaching, training and research in anaesthesiology. BACKGROUND: The growth of social networking sites have been prompted by the limitations of previous facilities in terms of ease of data and interface sharing and the amalgamation of audio visual aids on common platforms in the newer facilities...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
R N Werner, A F Nikkels, B Marinović, M Schäfer, M Czarnecka-Operacz, A M Agius, Z Bata-Csörgő, J Breuer, G Girolomoni, G E Gross, S Langan, R Lapid-Gortzak, T H Lesser, U Pleyer, J Sellner, G M Verjans, P Wutzler, C Dressler, R Erdmann, S Rosumeck, A Nast
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ, shingles) is a frequent medical condition which may severely impact the quality of life of affected patients. Different therapeutic approaches to treat acute HZ are available. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this European project was the elaboration of a consensus-based guideline on the management of patients who present with HZ, considering different patient populations and different localisations. This interdisciplinary guideline aims at an improvement of the outcomes of the acute HZ management concerning disease duration, acute pain and quality of life of the affected patients and at a reduction of the incidence of PHN and other complications...
August 31, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
M H Møller, C Claudius, E Junttila, M Haney, A Oscarsson-Tibblin, A Haavind, A Perner
BACKGROUND: Adult critically ill patients often suffer from acute circulatory failure, necessitating use of vasopressor therapy. The aim of the Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SSAI) task force for Acute Circulatory Failure was to present clinically relevant, evidence-based treatment recommendations on this topic. METHODS: This guideline was developed according to standards for trustworthy guidelines, including a systematic review of the literature and use of the GRADE methodology for assessment of the quality of evidence and for moving from evidence to recommendations...
November 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Dragana Milutinović, Gordana Repić, Branimirka Aranđelović
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the level of knowledge on pulse oximetry among nurses. Understanding this is important because insufficient knowledge can lead to misinterpretation of pulse oximetry readings and consequently compromise patient safety. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: The study was cross-sectional and included a sample of 198 nurses. A modified questionnaire by Kiekkas et al. was used as the research tool. SETTING: Intensive care units, anaesthesiology and emergency departments in two tertiary health care institutions in Serbia...
December 2016: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
M St Pierre, G Breuer, D Strembski, C Schmitt, B Lütcke
BACKGROUND: Unanticipated airway problems in infants can rapidly develop into severe hypoxemia. Team members can provide support and suggest steps of action if a shared mental model of the next steps exists. Briefing prior to induction of anaesthesia may create such a shared mental model among all team members. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess whether a short briefing on the recommendations for an unexpected difficult airway, developed by the Working Group on Paediatric Anaesthesia of the German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, would influence the management of an unexpected difficult mask ventilation in an infant...
September 2016: Der Anaesthesist
David Whitaker, Guttorm Brattebø, Stefan Trenkler, Indulis Vanags, Flavia Petrini, Zuhal Aykac, Dan Longrois, Stephan Alexander Loer, Tomasz Gaszynski, Jurate Sipylaite, Elena Copaciu, Vladimir Cerny, Jonas Akeson, Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, Carmel Abela, Adela Stecher, Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker, Indrek Rätsep
These European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA) recommendations for safe medication practice replace the first edition of the EBA recommendations published in 2011. They were updated because evidence from critical incident reporting systems continues to show that medication errors remain a major safety issue in anaesthesia, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain medicine, and there is an ongoing need for relevant up-to-date clinical guidance for practising anaesthesiologists. The recommendations are based on evidence wherever possible, with a focus on patient safety, and are primarily aimed at anaesthesiologists practising in Europe, although many will be applicable elsewhere...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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