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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776668/-fatal-cardiac-tamponade-that-developed-in-the-post-anesthesia-care-unit-a-rare-complication-after-lung-lobectomy
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Hyung Mook Lee, Young Jae Jeon, Hye Won Chung, Hyo Min Yun, Mi Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cardiac tamponade is potentially fatal medical condition, which rarely occurs as a complication of lung lobectomy. We present the first case of cardiac tamponade to develop in a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit following a lung lobectomy. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old man with pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma underwent an apparently uncomplicated lung lobectomy. His hemodynamics was unremarkable throughout the surgery and initially in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit...
May 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771722/detection-of-deteriorating-patients-on-surgical-wards-outside-the-icu-by-an-automated-mews-based-early-warning-system-with-paging-functionality
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Axel R Heller, Sören T Mees, Benjamin Lauterwald, Christian Reeps, Thea Koch, Jürgen Weitz
BACKGROUND: The establishment of early warning systems in hospitals was strongly recommended in recent guidelines to detect deteriorating patients early and direct them to adequate care. Upon reaching predefined trigger criteria, Medical Emergency Teams (MET) should be notified and directed to these patients. The present study analyses the effect of introducing an automated multiparameter early warning score (MEWS)-based early warning system with paging functionality on 2 wards hosting patients recovering from highly complex surgical interventions...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762292/a-dedicated-satellite-trauma-orthopaedic-program-operating-room-safely-increases-capacity
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Peter M Waters, Brian W Yang, Doreen White, Ellen Barth, Vincent Chiang, Arielle Mizrahi-Arnaud, William Sparks
BACKGROUND: Providing high-value care for urgent orthopaedic trauma patients requires effective and timely treatment. Herein, we describe the implementation of an innovative program utilizing the operating room (OR) capacity of a satellite campus to decrease stress on a pediatric tertiary care center without jeopardizing patient safety. METHODS: In addition to the daily emergency surgical room on the main campus, a dedicated orthopaedic trauma surgery OR was established in a satellite hospital location for 3 days per week in the summer and for 2 days per week for the rest of the year...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753669/does-the-weekend-effect-for-postoperative-mortality-stand-up-to-scrutiny-association-for-cardiothoracic-anesthesia-and-critical-care-cohort-study-of-110-728-cardiac-surgical-patients
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Olympia Papachristofi, Andrew A Klein, John Mackay, Samer Nashef, Nick S Fletcher, Linda D Sharples
OBJECTIVE: Ongoing debate focuses on whether patients admitted to the hospital on weekends have higher mortality than those admitted on weekdays. Whether this apparent "weekend effect" reflects differing patient risk, care quality differences, or inadequate adjustment for risk during analysis remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the existence of a "weekend effect" for risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected cardiac registry data...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752853/dexmedetomidine-for-the-reduction-of-emergence-delirium-in-children-undergoing-tonsillectomy-with-propofol-anesthesia-a-double-blind-randomized-study
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Adelais G Tsiotou, Anna Malisiova, Elena Kouptsova, Maria Mavri, Maria Anagnostopoulou, Evagelia Kalliardou
BACKGROUND: Postanesthesia emergence delirium is a motor agitation state complicating pediatric anesthesia. We investigated the efficacy of dexmedetomidine in reducing emergence delirium in children undergoing tonsillectomy with and without adenoidectomy using total intravenous anesthesia with propofol. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center, double-blind, randomized study. The primary outcome was the presence or absence of emergence delirium with and without dexmedetomidine...
May 12, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742589/clinical-factors-associated-with-icu-specific-care-following-supratentoral-brain-tumor-resection-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-score
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Lynze R Franko, Todd Hollon, Joseph Linzey, Christopher Roark, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Kyle Sheehan, Magnus Teig, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, Jason Heth, Daniel Orringer, Craig A Williamson
OBJECTIVES: The postoperative management of patients who undergo brain tumor resection frequently occurs in an ICU. However, the routine admission of all patients to an ICU following surgery is controversial. This study seeks to identify the frequency with which patients undergoing elective supratentorial tumor resection require care, aside from frequent neurologic checks, that is specific to an ICU and to determine the frequency of new complications during ICU admission. Additionally, clinical predictors of ICU-specific care are identified, and a scoring system to discriminate patients most likely to require ICU-specific treatment is validated...
May 7, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734243/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-perioperative-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-adverse-events-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-noncardiac-procedures
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Sandra Lee, Elise Reddington, Sophia Koutsogiannaki, Michael R Hernandez, Kirsten C Odegard, James A DiNardo, Koichi Yuki
BACKGROUND: While mortality and adverse perioperative events after noncardiac surgery in children with a broad range of congenital cardiac lesions have been investigated using large multiinstitutional databases, to date single-center studies addressing adverse outcomes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing noncardiac surgery have only included small numbers of patients with significant heart disease. The primary objective of this study was to determine the incidences of perioperative cardiovascular and respiratory events in a large cohort of patients from a single institution with a broad range of congenital cardiac lesions undergoing noncardiac procedures and to determine risk factors for these events...
April 27, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707505/acute-airway-management
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Nikhil Panda, Dean M Donahue
Acute airway management has challenged clinicians for nearly four millennia. History underscores the discoveries of surgeons and anesthesiologists, whose advances in technology and surgical technique have transformed management algorithms from primarily surgical tracheostomy, to transoral endotracheal intubation under direct laryngoscopy. Despite this progress and a better understanding of airway anatomy, physiology and pathogenesis of disease, the acute airway, whether obstructed, traumatically disrupted, or externally compressed, remains a life-threatening challenge...
March 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707324/non-intubated-thoracoscopic-bullectomy-under-sedation-is-safe-and-comfortable-in-the-perioperative-period
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Jinwook Hwang, Jae Seung Shin, Joo Hyung Son, Too Jae Min
Background: Non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery can be performed under sedation using adjuvant regional anesthesia, however, the benefits of non-intubated thoracoscopic surgery under sedation have not yet been completely verified. In this study, we compare the perioperative safety and pain complaints of sedation without intubation in thoracoscopic bullectomy with that of conventional general anesthesia with double-lumen intubation and mechanical ventilation. Methods: Forty-one patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax who were scheduled for thoracoscopic bullectomy were enrolled in this study...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703020/flumazenil-reduces-respiratory-complications-during-anesthesia-emergence-in-children-with-preoperative-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
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Ruiqiang Sun, Guolin Wang, Xuesong Gao, Shuzhen Wang
Despite its benignity, upper respiratory infections (URIs) 1 increase the risk of postoperative respiratory complications during the perioperative and postoperative periods. Flumazenil could improve the symptoms of respiratory obstruction.To evaluate the effect of flumazenil on the occurrence of respiratory complications during anesthesia emergence of children with preoperative URI.This was a prospective study of 164 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent strabismus surgery under general anesthesia at the Tianjin Eye Hospital between August 2016 and April 2017...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701426/is-invasive-pressure-monitoring-more-reliable-than-non-invasive-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-pathology-a-case-report
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Andreia Fernandes, Luísa Coimbra, Inês Delgado, José Carvalho, Carla Bentes
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) require strict arterial blood pressure (BP) control to maintain adequate cerebral perfusion. Invasive blood pressure (IBP) is the gold standard, however artifacts may lead to erroneous readings. METHODS: We report a case of CEA using IBP monitoring. RESULTS: A 64-year-old man, American Society Anaesthesiology (ASA) physical status 3 (diffuse atheromathosis, dyslipidemia and non-medicated hypertension), was presented for an elective right CEA...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701343/influence-of-interhospital-transfer-on-outcomes-of-symptomatic-and-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Nelson Camacho, Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Gonçalo Rodrigues, Anita Quintas, Rodolfo Abreu, Rita Ferreira, Joana Catarino, Ricardo Correia, Rita Bento, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic or ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) maintains a high mortality index despite technical advances in its treatment. The influence of patients' geographic location on rAAA outcomes, when the rupture occurs or when the AAA becomes symptomatic, has not been a commonly studied issue. Due to the lack of research on this matter, the impact of interhospital transfer on mortality is ambiguous. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the influence of the geographic location of patients with symptomatic AAA or rAAA on AAA mortality...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680811/does-the-age-of-acute-care-physicians-impact-their-1-crisis-management-performance-and-2-learning-after-simulation-based-education-a-protocol-for-a-multicentre-prospective-cohort-study-in-toronto-and-ottawa-canada
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Fahad Alam, Vicki R LeBlanc, Alan Baxter, Jordan Tarshis, Dominique Piquette, Yuqi Gu, Caroline Filipkowska, Ashley Krywenky, Nicole Kester-Greene, Pierre Cardinal, Shelly Au, Sandy Lam, Sylvain Boet, Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group
INTRODUCTION: The proportion of older acute care physicians (ACPs) has been steadily increasing. Ageing is associated with physiological changes and prospective research investigating how such age-related physiological changes affect clinical performance, including crisis resource management (CRM) skills, is lacking. There is a gap in the literature on whether physician's age influences baseline CRM performance and also learning from simulation. We aim to investigate whether ageing is associated with baseline CRM skills of ACPs (emergency, critical care and anaesthesia) using simulated crisis scenarios and to assess whether ageing influences learning from simulation-based education...
April 21, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678713/posterior-fossa-epidural-hematomas-a-rare-but-serious-complication-of-occipito-cervical-fusion-surgery
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Chang Rong Zhu, Jianhua Wang, Dai Jianqiang, Kun Chen, Xia Hong
BACKGROUND: Posterior occipito-cervical fusion surgery is a commonly used surgical method to treat various craniovertebral junction pathologies. Though it is an effective method, there also have been some reports about complications of occipito-cervical fusion. However, there have been no reports about posterior fossa epidural hematomas after occipito-cervical fusion. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 44-year-old female was referred to our Hospital with a 6-month history of neck pain and numbness limbs for 2 months...
April 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677063/the-anesthesia-perioperative-call-for-help-experience-at-a-quaternary-pediatric-medical-center-analysis-of-67-564-anesthesia-encounters
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Bistra G Vlassakova, Sean M Sinnott, Nissa Askins, Matthew X Callahan, Izabela C Leahy, David Zurakowski, Paul R Hickey, Joseph P Cravero
BACKGROUND: During the past several decades, anesthesia has become increasingly safe. Truly major adverse events are rare, and anesthesia quality researchers have instituted programs to evaluate "near miss" or less critical adverse events to evaluate the safety of anesthesia delivery. In this study, we aimed to evaluate calls for emergency help in our institution as a surrogate for pending critical events. We hypothesized that calls would be more common in patients with high American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status, history of prematurity, and children with recent respiratory illness compared to those without these characteristics...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664956/you-pray-to-your-god-a-qualitative-analysis-of-challenges-in-the-provision-of-safe-timely-and-affordable-surgical-care-in-uganda
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Katherine Albutt, Rachel R Yorlets, Maria Punchak, Peter Kayima, Didacus B Namanya, Geoffrey A Anderson, Mark G Shrime
BACKGROUND: Five billion people lack access to safe, affordable, and timely surgical and anesthesia care. Significant challenges remain in the provision of surgical care in low-resource settings. Uganda is no exception. METHODS: From September to November 2016, we conducted a mixed-methods countrywide surgical capacity assessment at 17 randomly selected public hospitals in Uganda. Researchers conducted 35 semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders to understand factors related to the provision of surgical care...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643628/pediatric-critical-incidents-reported-over-15-years-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-of-a-developing-country
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Shemila Abbasi, Fauzia Anis Khan, Sobia Khan
Background and Aims: The role of critical incident (CI) reporting is well established in improving patient safety but only a limited number of available reports relate to pediatric incidents. Our aim was to analyze the reported CIs specific to pediatric patients in our database and to reevaluate the value of this program in addressing issues in pediatric anesthesia practice. Material and Methods: Incidents related to pediatric population from neonatal period till the age of 12 years were selected...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628595/anesthesia-in-a-child-with-newly-diagnosed-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-for-placement-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Rajnish Kumar, Bibha Kumari
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic myocardial disease usually characterized by asymmetric ventricular septal hypertrophy. HCM is an important cause of sudden cardiac death in adolescents and young adults. We are presenting a case report, ten years boy came in emergency with sudden loss of consciousness (witness cardiac arrest). Child was revived after cardiopulmonary resuscitation and send to coronary care unit. Echocardiography findings were suggestive of HCM. There was history of sudden death of her mother and maternal uncle...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628550/effect-of-pregabalin-premedication-on-emergence-agitation-in-children-after-sevoflurane-anesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Hesham Mohamed Marouf
Background: Emergence agitation (EA) is common in pediatrics after sevoflurane anesthesia. Aims: We intended to study the effect of preoperative pregabalin on EA in pediatrics after sevoflurane anesthesia. Settings and Design: This study design was a prospective randomized controlled double-blinded study. Patients and Methods: Sixty children with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status Classes I-II, aged 4-10 years, prepared for adenotonsillectomy under sevoflurane anesthesia were randomized to two equal groups (control Group C and pregabalin Group P)...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623382/-the-heart-catheter-table-is-not-the-operating-table-intraindividual-comparison-of-pulmonary-artery-pressures
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M U Ziegler, H Reinelt
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery need extensive and invasive monitoring, which needs to be individually adapted for each patient and requires a diligent risk-benefit analysis. The use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) seems to be justifiable in certain cases; therefore, the preoperative diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension represents an indication for perioperative monitoring with PAC in the S3 guidelines of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI)...
April 5, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
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