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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328583/case-report-of-a-patient-with-idiopathic-hypersomnia-and-a-family-history-of-malignant-hyperthermia-undergoing-general-anesthesia-an-overview-of-the-anesthetic-considerations
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Sena Aflaki, Sally Hu, Rami A Kamel, Frances Chung, Mandeep Singh
The pathophysiologic underpinnings of idiopathic hypersomnia and its interactions with anesthetic medications remain poorly understood. There is a scarcity of literature describing this patient population in the surgical setting. This case report outlines the anesthetic considerations and management plan for a 55-year-old female patient with a known history of idiopathic hypersomnia undergoing an elective shoulder arthroscopy in the ambulatory setting. In addition, this case offers a unique set of considerations and conflicts related to the patient having a family history of malignant hyperthermia...
March 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316843/anesthetic-considerations-in-a-patient-with-myotonic-dystrophy-for-hip-labral-repair
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Ramon Go, David Wang, Danielle Ludwin
Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) affects multiple organ systems. Disorders such as hyperthyroidism, progressive musculoskeletal weakness, cardiac dysrhythmias, hypoventilation, and cognitive-behavioral disorders may be present in these patients. Thorough preoperative assessment and anesthetic planning are required to minimize the risk of anesthetic complications. Patients with DM can exhibit exquisite sensitivity to sedatives, neuromuscular blocking agents, and volatile anesthetics, resulting in potential postoperative complications...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298749/perioperative-considerations-and-management-of-patients-receiving-anticoagulants
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REVIEW
Safiya Imtiaz Shaikh, R Vasantha Kumari, Ganapati Hegade, M Marutheesh
Anticoagulants remain the primary strategy for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis. Unfractionated heparin, low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), fondaparinux, and warfarin have been studied and employed extensively with direct thrombin inhibitors typically reserved for patients with complications or those requiring interventions. Novel oral anticoagulants have emerged from clinical development and are expected to replace older agents with their ease to use and more favorable pharmacodynamic profiles...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291473/physiological-impact-of-platelet-apheresis-in-pigs-oxygen-metabolism-and-coagulation
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Wenjun Z Martini, Cassandra M Rodriguez, Jonathan Richardson, James K Aden, Andrew P Cap, Michael A Dubick
INTRODUCTION: Platelet apheresis is a routine clinical practice, but the physiological impact on the donors has been incompletely characterized. This study measured the effects of platelet apheresis on hemodynamics, oxygen metabolism, and coagulation in pigs to assess its impact before employing the animals in experimental studies. METHODS: Forty pigs (39.8 ± 0.6 kg) were anesthetized and catheterized with an apheresis catheter in the femoral vein. During the platelet apheresis process, blood was withdrawn from the pig to separate platelets, and the remaining red blood cells and plasma returned back to the pigs, using the Haemonetics MCS+9000 system...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277256/-anesthetic-considerations-for-awake-craniotomy-case-report
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Cassiano Hamacek de Freitas, Celso Homero Santos Oliveira, Daniel Câmara de Rezende, Joyce Romano, Henrique Rodrigues Lemos Silva, Ivana Mares Trivellato
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The conscious patient cooperation during neurological procedures has become necessary for the delimitation of areas to be managed by a neurosurgeon, with better results in the treatment of tumor lesions, vascular or epileptic foci, and sequelae minimization. The need for perioperative awareness (responsiveness to commands) challenges anesthesiologists to further ensure patient safety during the procedure. Several techniques have been described for this purpose...
October 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276857/safety-considerations-of-anesthetic-drugs-in-children
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Raeford E Brown
Great strides have been made in the last twenty years in providing safe anesthesia care for infants and children. Despite a historical record of safety, recent findings have called to question the toxicities of many anesthetic agents. Observations concerning the inherent safety of these agents, their appropriate management in infants, and new findings which suggest overlooked toxicities will be discussed. Areas covered: A literature search using Pub Med identified journal articles relating to the safety of anesthetic agents in infants and children...
March 1, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267560/neurogenic-bladder-dysfunction-does-not-correlate-with-astrocyte-and-microglia-activation-produced-by-graded-force-in-a-contusion-induced-spinal-cord-injury
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Alvaro Munoz
Rodent models for the study of neurogenic bladder dysfunction after spinal cord injury (SCI) are difficult to standardize, particularly when evaluating the specific contribution of the SCI to end-organ function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the degree of bladder dysfunction associated with a highly reproducible, contusion-induced SCI in female rats. An infinite horizon impactor was used to create a contusion SCI with a magnitude of either 100 or 150 kDyne at the T8/T9 thoracic region of female Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 3, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265859/new-cancer-pain-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Kenneth D Candido, Teresa M Kusper, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cancer pain is often incapacitating and discouraging to patients; is demoralizing to family members and care takers; and is taxing and difficult to subdue for the pain specialists. The consequences of implementing suboptimal treatment are far-reaching; therefore, effective treatment methods are in a great demand. The face of cancer pain management has changed in considerable ways, and interventional procedures have become an integral part of providing multimodal analgesia in cancer pain treatment...
February 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255948/what-adverse-events-and-injuries-are-cited-in-anesthesia-malpractice-claims-for-nonspine-orthopaedic-surgery
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Christopher D Kent, Linda S Stephens, Karen L Posner, Karen B Domino
BACKGROUND: Malpractice claims that arise during the perioperative care of patients receiving orthopaedic procedures will frequently involve both orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists. The Anesthesia Closed Claims database contains anesthesia malpractice claim data that can be used to investigate patient safety events arising during the care of orthopaedic patients and can provide insight into the medicolegal liability shared by the two specialties. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) How do orthopaedic anesthetic malpractice claims differ from other anesthesia claims with regard to patient and case characteristics, common events and injuries, and liability profile? (2) What are the characteristics of patients who had neuraxial hematomas after spinal and epidural anesthesia for orthopaedic procedures? (3) What are the characteristics of patients who had orthopaedic anesthesia malpractice claims for central ischemic neurologic injury occurring during shoulder surgery in the beach chair position? (4) What are the characteristics of patients who had malpractice claims for respiratory depression and respiratory arrests in the postoperative period? METHODS: The Anesthesia Closed Claims Project database was the source of data for this study...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247084/anatomy-of-the-sacral-hiatus-and-its-clinical-relevance-in-caudal-epidural-block
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Hassan Bagheri, Figen Govsa
PURPOSE: Caudal epidural anesthesia (CEB) is widely used for the prevention of chronic lower back pain, the control of intraoperative analgesia such as genitourinary surgery and labor pain cases in sacral epidural space approach for the implementation of analgesia. CEB is an anesthetic solution used into the sacral canal via sacral hiatus (SH). For optimal access into the sacral epidural space, detailed anatomical landmarks of SH are required. This study aims at exploring the anatomical structures and differences of the SH by using the sacral bone as a guide point to failure criteria for reviewing the caudal epidural anesthesia and improving the criteria for success in practice...
February 28, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239802/anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-for-noncardiac-surgery
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C-Q Chen, X Wang, J Zhang, S-M Zhu
Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a challenge to the anesthesiologist, due to poor left systolic function, ventricular enlargement, risk of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Therefore, preoperative assessment and appropriate anesthetic management are important in patients with DCM. This review describes the preoperative evaluation and anesthesia considerations of patients with DCM undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Patient pathophysiology and clinical status, such as ventricular function, degree of myocardial fibrosis, resting heart rate and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein can affect survival rates...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217658/pain-management-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-efficacy-of-a-multimodal-opiate-free-protocol
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Gian Luigi Canata, Valentina Casale, Alfredo Chiey
PURPOSE: this study was conducted to identify the most effective method of postoperative pain management, comparing the intravenous opiate infusion protocol with the use of a single periarticular local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery. METHODS: 50 patients submitted to TKA surgery between 2013 and 2015 were divided into two groups. Buprenorphine was administered intravenously to the patients in Group A, while the Group B patients received a single periarticular LAI (ropivacaine and ketorolac) during surgery...
October 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212172/cognitive-decline-associated-with-anesthesia-and-surgery-in-the-elderly-does-this-contribute-to-dementia-prevalence
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Lisbeth Evered, David A Scott, Brendan Silbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on the current state of research investigating the effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in the elderly, including consideration of overlap with cognitive disorders in the community. RECENT FINDINGS: The studies reviewed here identify detrimental effects of anesthesia and surgery on cognition in a proportion of elderly individuals. Animal models demonstrate an association between anesthetic agents and Alzheimer's disease pathology...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211248/anesthetic-considerations-for-pediatric-electroconvulsive-therapy
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REVIEW
Andrew D Franklin, Jenna H Sobey, Eric T Stickles
Electroconvulsive therapy is being used more frequently in the treatment of many chronic and acute psychiatric illnesses in children. The most common psychiatric indications for pediatric electroconvulsive therapy are refractory depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, catatonia, and autism. In addition, a relatively new indication is the treatment of pediatric refractory status epilepticus. The anesthesiologist may be called upon to assist in the care of this challenging and vulnerable patient population...
February 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210501/perioperative-concerns-for-profound-metabolic-alkalosis-during-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Jung Ju Choi, Yong Beom Kim, Hong Soon Kim, Kyung Cheon Lee, Youn Yi Jo
INTRODUCTION: Profound metabolic alkalosis is an uncommon consideration for the anesthetic management of kidney transplantation. Serum total carbon dioxide content and complex electrolyte abnormalities might be important diagnostic clues for the presence of metabolic alkalosis in the absence of arterial blood gas analysis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old female visited Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea during year 2015. She experienced aggravated renal function due to chronic hypokalemia and severe hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis, induced by laxative abuse, and underwent ABO incompatible kidney transplantation...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203541/anesthetic-considerations-in-robotic-mitral-valve-surgery
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Kent H Rehfeldt, J Valery Andre, Matthew J Ritter
The robotic approach to cardiac surgery offers patients numerous potential advantages compared with a traditional sternotomy approach including shorter hospital length of stay, reduced pain, fewer blood transfusions, and a quicker return to normal daily activities. At the same time, robotic cardiac surgery requires that the anesthesiologist employs several subspecialty skillsets in order to provide optimal care for these patients. Multiple different regional anesthesia techniques may be used to improve analgesia, reduce opioid dosages, and facilitate rapid extubation at the conclusion of the case...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202311/anesthetic-considerations-for-labor-and-delivery-in-women-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunts
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S Rajagopalan, S Gopinath, V T Trinh, S Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND: The anesthetic management of labor and delivery in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts can be challenging. We conducted a literature review to understand the anesthetic implications in pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Medline databases to identify reports of pregnant women with cerebrospinal fluid shunts during the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015. Twenty-four studies reporting anesthetic techniques for labor and delivery were included in the analyses...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190371/occupational-radiation-exposure-of-anesthesia-providers
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Rachel R Wang, Amanda H Kumar, Pedro Tanaka, Alex Macario
Anesthesia providers are frequently exposed to radiation during routine patient care in the operating room and remote anesthetizing locations. Eighty-two percent of anesthesiology residents (n = 57 responders) at our institution had a "high" or "very high" concern about the level of ionizing radiation exposure, and 94% indicated interest in educational materials about radiation safety. This article highlights key learning points related to basic physical principles, effects of ionizing radiation, radiation exposure measurement, occupational dose limits, considerations during pregnancy, sources of exposure, factors affecting occupational exposure such as positioning and shielding, and monitoring...
February 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166704/anesthetic-considerations-in-scoliosis-patient-with-dopa-responsive-dystonia-or-segawa-s-syndrome
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M Shahnaz Hasan, Kok Weng Leong, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Mun Keong Kwan
Segawa's syndrome or dopa-responsive dystonia is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by progressive dystonia of childhood onset, diurnal fluctuation of symptoms and complete or near complete alleviation of symptoms with administration of low-dose oral levodopa. From our literature search in PubMed, we found only three related publications: two on anesthesia for cesarean section and one on anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy. We report our experience in providing anesthesia for corrective scoliosis surgery in two biological sisters with Segawa's syndrome...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166107/challenges-in-the-anesthetic-management-for-a-robotic-thymectomy-in-a-patient-with-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report
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Susan M Martinelli, Bilal D Lateef, Jason M Long, David Y Huang, Ameeta Karmarkar, Brian P Barrick
We describe the case of a patient with myasthenia gravis undergoing a robotic-assisted thymectomy complicated by postoperative myasthenic crisis, with a focus on the anesthetic considerations specific to this case. Because myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease affecting acetylcholine receptors, caution must be taken with the use of neuromuscular blockade and reversal. Utilizing a robotic-assisted surgical approach makes anesthetic management challenging given the dangers of patient movement while the robot is docked, lung isolation, extubation criteria, and postoperative disposition...
February 3, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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