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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114409/effective-loading-dose-of-dexmedetomidine-to-induce-adequate-sedation-in-parturients-undergoing-caesarean-section-under-spinal-anaesthesia
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Jinguo Wang, Zhanyang Han, Honglan Zhou, Na Wang, Haichun Ma
Objective: To calculate the effective dose (ED) of dexmedetomidine for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia. Methods: Consecutive parturients scheduled for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia were included. The loading dose of dexmedetomidine was evaluated using the up-and-down method, starting at 1.0 μg kg(-1) and a step size of 0.1 μg kg(-1). The loading dexmedetomidine was administrated by the venous route for 10 min, and afterwards a maintenance dose began at a rate of 0...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109639/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-desflurane-with-or-without-labetalol-for-hypotensive-anesthesia-in-middle-ear-microsurgery
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Neha Gupta, Vandana Talwar, Smita Prakash, Achyut Deuri, Anoop Raj Gogia
Background and Aims: Hypotensive anesthesia technique is used to reduce intraoperative bleeding and to improve the visibility of the operative field. The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of desflurane with and without labetalol for producing hypotensive anesthesia. Material and Methods: Sixty adult patients undergoing elective middle ear surgery were administered general anesthesia and randomly divided into two groups - Group D and Group L. The target mean arterial pressure (MAP) was 55-65 mmHg during hypotensive period...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109631/comparative-evaluation-of-midazolam-dexmedetomidine-and-propofol-as-intensive-care-unit-sedatives-in-postoperative-electively-ventilated-eclamptic-patients
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Malik Rameez Rashid, Rukhsana Najeeb, Saima Mushtaq, Rizwana Habib
Background and Aims: Eclampsia is a common hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and treatment often includes termination of pregnancy with elective postoperative mechanical ventilation. The present study was aimed to compare midazolam, propofol, and dexmedetomidine for sedation and antihypertensive requirements of such patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after termination of pregnancy. Material and Methods: A total of ninety eclamptic patients administered general anesthesia for the termination of pregnancy through cesarean section and who also required postoperative ventilation were taken up for the study and were randomly allocated into three groups...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072063/conscious-sedation-during-cryoballoon-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-the-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Dawid Miśkowiec, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Paulina Wejner-Mik, Ewa Szymczyk, Haval D Qawoq, Paweł Życiński, Tomasz Wcisło, Piotr Pagórek, Karolina Kupczyńska, Piotr Lipiec
BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation (cryoAF) is relatively simple, cost-effective and easy procedure. However, general anesthesia during this procedure may have negative impact on patients mortality and morbidity, as well as procedure costs. AIM: We sought to assess the feasibility and safety of conscious sedation during cryoAF. METHODS: Patients (pts) with paroxysmal or persistent, drug-refractory AF who underwent a first procedure of cryoAF were included in our single-center, retrospective study...
October 25, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989831/intraoperative-awareness-and-recall-a-comparative-study-of-dexmedetomidine-and-propofol-in-cardiac-surgery
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Tufail Ahmad, Nadeem A Sheikh, Nihida Akhter, Bashir A Dar, Riyaz Ahmad
Background Awareness during general anesthesia is undesired and unanticipated patient wakefulness during surgery or recall of intraoperative events. Incidence of awareness in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is significantly higher than the overall incidence of 1% during general surgery. Awareness during cardiac surgery can be prevented by a number of methods. One such method is the supplemental, intraoperative use of sedative agents. Propofol, a bisubstituted phenol, is an intravenous general anesthetic that has been shown to reduce the incidence of awareness...
August 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940566/anticholinergic-burden-and-dry-mouth-among-finnish-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Antti Tiisanoja, Anna-Maija Syrjälä, Kaija Komulainen, Pasi Lampela, Sirpa Hartikainen, Heidi Taipale, Matti Knuuttila, Pekka Ylöstalo
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study whether the anticholinergic burden of drugs is related to xerostomia and salivary secretion among community-dwelling elderly people. BACKGROUND: Anticholinergic drugs have been shown to be a risk factor for dry mouth, but little is known about the effects of cumulative exposure to anticholinergic drugs measured by anticholinergic burden on salivary secretion or xerostomia. METHODS: The study population consisted of 152 community-dwelling, dentate, non-smoking, older people from the Oral Health GeMS study...
September 21, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936072/alleviating-stress-response-to-tracheal-extubation-in-neurosurgical-patients-a-comparative-study-of-two-infusion-doses-of-dexmedetomidine
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Ankur Luthra, Hemanshu Prabhakar, Girija Prasad Rath
BACKGROUND: Tracheal extubation is almost always associated with increase in sympathoadrenal activity may result in hypertension, tachycardia, and arrhythmias. Attempts have been made to oppose the pressor response by the use of various drugs. Dexmedetomidine decreases norepinephrine which reduces the blood pressure and the heart rate (HR). We hypothesize that the infusion of dexmedetomidine may produce more stable hemodynamics during extubation as compared to boluses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety adult patients aged 18-65 years, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Grade I-II undergoing intracranial surgeries for various neurologic problem at All India Institute of Medical Sciences were enrolled in this randomized controlled trial...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934782/the-dose-dependent-effects-of-ketoprofen-on-dynamic-pain-after-open-heart-surgery
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Vedat Eljezi, Claire Biboulet, Henri Boby, Pierre Schoeffler, Bruno Pereira, Christian Duale
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can reduce postoperative pain, in both static (i.e., at rest) and dynamic contexts (e.g., during coughing or mobilization), and reduced doses could improve their efficacy/tolerance balance. OBJECTIVES: To test this hypothesis of efficacy after open heart surgery, in which NSAIDs are poorly used, particularly for safety concerns. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-center, French university hospital...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921380/relationship-between-drug-burden-and-physical-and-cognitive-functions-in-a-sample-of-nursing-home-patients-with-dementia
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L M J Sanders, T Hortobágyi, G van Staveren, K Taxis, F Boersma, H C Klein, W J R Bossers, C G Blankevoort, E J A Scherder, E A Van der Zee, M J G van Heuvelen
PURPOSE: The Drug Burden Index (DBI) is a tool to quantify the anticholinergic and sedative load of drugs. Establishing functional correlates of the DBI could optimize drug prescribing in patients with dementia. In this cross-sectional study, we determined the relationship between DBI and cognitive and physical functions in a sample of patients with dementia. METHODS: Using performance-based tests, we measured physical and cognitive functions in 140 nursing home patients aged over 70 with all-cause dementia...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885742/adaptive-bulk-motion-exclusion-for-improved-robustness-of-abdominal-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Bjorn Stemkens, Thomas Benkert, Hersh Chandarana, Mark E Bittman, Cornelis A T Van den Berg, Jan J W Lagendijk, Daniel K Sodickson, Rob H N Tijssen, Kai Tobias Block
Non-Cartesian magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences have shown great promise for abdominal examination during free breathing, but break down in the presence of bulk patient motion (i.e. voluntary or involuntary patient movement resulting in translation, rotation or elastic deformations of the body). This work describes a data-consistency-driven image stabilization technique that detects and excludes bulk movements during data acquisition. Bulk motion is identified from changes in the signal intensity distribution across different elements of a multi-channel receive coil array...
November 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877108/prevention-of-heel-pressure-injuries-and-plantar-flexion-contractures-with-use-of-a-heel-protector-in-high-risk-neurotrauma-medical-and-surgical-intensive-care-units-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tina Meyers
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the use of a heel protector to standard of care (pillows) in the prevention of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) of the heels and prevention of plantar flexion contractures. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The study took place on a surgical intensive care unit, medical intensive care unit, and neurotrauma intensive care unit. Inclusion criteria were a minimum of 5 days of sedation related to care for a critical illness, immobility for 6 to 8 hours before study initiation, a Braden Scale for Pressure Sore Risk score 18 or less, and a mobility subscale score 2 or less...
September 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873076/women-awaken-faster-than-men-after-electroencephalogram-monitored-propofol-sedation-for-colonoscopy-a-prospective-observational-study
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Andrea Riphaus, Mark Slottje, Jan Bulla, Carolin Keil, Christian Mentzel, Vera Limbach, Barbara Schultz, Christian Unzicker
BACKGROUND: Sedation for colonoscopy using intravenous propofol has become standard in many Western countries. OBJECTIVE: Gender-specific differences have been shown for general anaesthesia in dentistry, but no such data existed for gastrointestinal endoscopy. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: An academic teaching hospital of Hannover Medical School. PATIENTS: A total of 219 patients (108 women and 111 men) scheduled for colonoscopy...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867749/nanoemulsion-a-suitable-nanodelivery-system-of-clove-oil-for-anesthetizing-nile-tilapia
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Kantaporn Kheawfu, Surachai Pikulkaew, Wasana Chaisri, Siriporn Okonogi
Clove oil ethanolic solution (CL-EtOH) have always been used for fish anesthesia. However, ethanol causes major side effect of fish hypersensivity. In this study, clove oil loaded nanoemulsion (CLN) was developed in order to enhance water miscibility of clove oil without using ethanol in the preparations. The obtained CLN was characterized in terms of droplet size, size distribution expressed as polydispersity index (PDI), and zeta potential. The anesthetic effect of CLN in comparison with CL-EtOH on Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia) was investigated...
2017: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856857/application-of-dexmedetomidine-remifentanil-in-high-intensity-ultrasound-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids-a-randomised-study
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X Fu, F Huang, Y Chen, Y Deng, Z Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of dexmedetomidine-remifentanil with the traditional analgesia and sedation regimen midazolam-remifentanil during HIFU treatment of uterine fibroids. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Department of Anesthesia in a single hospital. POPULATION: Patients with uterine fibroids. METHODS: A total of 80 patients diagnosed with uterine fibroids and scheduled for selective HIFU treatment were randomly divided into the dexmedetomidine group (the D group) and midazolam group (the M group)...
August 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706097/changes-in-psychosocial-and-physical-working-conditions-and-psychotropic-medication-in-ageing-public-sector-employees-a-record-linkage-follow-up-study
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Anne Kouvonen, Minna Mänty, Tea Lallukka, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma, Ossi Rahkonen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether changes in psychosocial and physical working conditions are associated with subsequent psychotropic medication in ageing employees. METHODS: Data were from the Helsinki Health Study, a cohort study of Finnish municipal employees, aged 40-60 years at phase 1 (2000-2002). Changes in psychosocial and physical working conditions were measured between phase 1 and phase 2 (2007). Survey data were longitudinally linked to data on prescribed, reimbursed psychotropic medication purchases (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical) obtained from the registers of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland between the phase 2 survey and December 2013 (N=3587; 80% women)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663609/efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-infusion-for-procedural-comfort-and-intraoperative-sedation-in-patients-undergoing-surgeries-with-subarachnoid-block-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Dewan Roshan Singh, Kusha Nag, Amrutha Bindu Nagella, V R Hemanth Kumar, Antony John Charles
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence to include sedation as an integral part of regional anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. This may compromise patient cooperation, an important component of regional anesthesia. We decided to determine the efficacy of dexmedetomidine (0.3 μg/kg/h and 0.5 μg/kg/h) for allaying procedural discomfort and ensuring their cooperation in patients undergoing surgery with subarachnoid block. SETTING: Tertiary care center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients with the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status Class I and II posted for surgeries under subarachnoid block were randomized into two groups of 30 each to receive dexmedetomidine in a loading dose of 1 μg/kg in both groups followed by continuous infusion of 0...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658879/attenuation-of-haemodynamic-parameters-in-response-to-pneumoperitoneum-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-infusions-of-propofol-and-dexmedetomidine
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Meyong Pincho Bhutia, Arati Rai
INTRODUCTION: Effective control of sympathetic response to pneumoperitoneum is vital to avoid morbidity in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgeries. This control must be achieved without any side effects of the drugs being used as well as ensuring a raid recovery from anaesthesia in order to maximise operation theatre utility. AIM: To study the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine in attenuating the haemodynamic response to pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (using only the maintenance dose) with that of propofol and compare time to extubation, haemodynamics on extubation, sedation score after extubation and any incidence of side effects between the two study drug...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610957/effectiveness-of-heart-rate-control-on-hemodynamics-in-critically-ill-patients-with-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-managed-by-amiodarone
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Joe-Elie Salem, Pauline Dureau, Christian Funck-Brentano, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Maria El-Aissaoui, Nadia Aissaoui, Saik Urien, Christophe Faisy
Atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) are common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and might contribute to hemodynamic instability if heart rate (HR) is persistently too rapid. We aimed to assess if HR control below 115 or 130bpm with amiodarone improves hemodynamics in ICU patients with AT. This observational study included 73 ICU patients with disabling AT receiving amiodarone for HR control. A total of 525 changes (mainly within 4-8h) in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and 167 changes in plasma lactate in response to HR variations above 115 or 130bpm were analyzed...
August 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595508/sedative-and-cardiorespiratory-effects-of-detomidine-constant-rate-infusion-in-sheep
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Rauane Sousa de Moura, Isabela Plazza Bittar, Luiz Henrique da Silva, Ana Carolina Vasquez Villela, Marcelo Borges Dos Santos Júnior, Naida Cristina Borges, Leandro Guimarães Franco
The use of sheep in experiments is widespread and is increasing worldwide, and so is the need to develop species-specific anaesthetic techniques to ensure animal safety. Previous studies have mentioned several protocols involving the administration of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists in sheep; however, assessment of the efficacy and safety of these infusion techniques is still relatively new. Thus, the aim of the present study is to assess the effectiveness of detomidine constant rate infusion (CRI) in sheep by measuring the cardiovascular and respiratory parameters, blood gas variables and sedation scores...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587365/assessment-of-different-loading-doses-of-dexmedetomidine-hydrochloride-in-preventing-adverse-reaction-after-combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia
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Wanwei Jiang, Qinghui Wang, Min Xu, Yu Li, Rui Yang, Xiaoyang Song, Haixia Duan, Pengbo Zhang
We conducted the present study to investigate the effects of the different loading doses of dexmedetomidine hydrochloride in the prevention of adverse reactions after combined spinal-epidural anesthesia. A total of 200 patients that were admitted to the Department of Obstetrics at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University hospital and treated with cesarean section through the use of combined spinal-epidural anesthesia from December, 2014 to June, 2016, were randomly divided into 4 groups. The therapeutic regimens of patients were shown as follows: group A was administered an intravenous pump of 10 ml/l physiological saline in surgery until the end of the delivery...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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