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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922228/anesthesia-capacity-in-ghana-a-teaching-hospital-s-resources-and-the-national-workforce-and-education
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Mark A Brouillette, Alfred J Aidoo, Maria A Hondras, Nana A Boateng, Akwasi Antwi-Kusi, William Addison, Alec R Hermanson
BACKGROUND: Quality anesthetic care is lacking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Global health leaders call for perioperative capacity reports in limited-resource settings to guide improved health care initiatives. We describe a teaching hospital's resources and the national workforce and education in this LMIC capacity report. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, during 4 weeks in August 2016...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904676/-gestational-diabetes-revealed-by-inaugural-diabetic-ketoacidosis-about-a-case
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Serge Irie Bi Gohi, Pete Yaich, Koffi N'guessan, Bernard Ogondon, Yapo Brouh
Ketoacidosis complicating gestational diabetes is rare and responsible for severe maternal-fetal mortality. It is an acute metabolic emergency whose management is multidisciplinary. Early diagnosis and treatment affect the vital prognosis of both the mother and the fetus. We report the case of a 27-year old pregnant woman at term, with a family history of diabetes, admitted to the emergency obstetric care with alertness problems associated with dyspnoea. The diagnosis of inaugural ketoacidosis decompensated due to severe malaria associated with gestational diabetes was retained on the basis of patient's medical history, of clinical examination and paraclinical assessment...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891544/comparison-of-epidrum-epi-jet-and-loss-of-resistance-syringe-techniques-for-identifying-the-epidural-space-in-obstetric-patients
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S Kartal, B Kösem, H Kılınç, H Köşker, S Karabayırlı, N K Çimen, R I Demircioğlu
BACKGROUND: Identifying the epidural space is essential during epidural anesthesia (EA). Pressure of the epidural space in pregnancy is higher than that in nonpregnant woman. Loss of resistance (LOR) method is the most commonly preferred method for identifying the epidural space. Epidrum and Epi-Jet are recently innovated supporting devices that facilitate identifying process for epidural space. In this study we aimed to compare Epidrum, Epi-Jet, and LOR methods in identifying the epidural space, feasibility of technique...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888583/food-and-drug-administration-warning-on-anesthesia-and-brain-development-implications-for-obstetric-and-fetal-surgery
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Olutoyin A Olutoye, Byron Wycke Baker, Michael A Belfort, Oluyinka O Olutoye
There has been growing concern about the detrimental effects of certain anesthetic agents on the developing brain. Preclinical studies in small animal models as well as nonhuman primates suggested loss or death of brain cells and consequent impaired neurocognitive function following anesthetic exposure in neonates and late gestation fetuses. Human studies in this area are limited and currently inconclusive. On Dec. 14, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding impaired brain development in children following exposure to certain anesthetic agents used for general anesthesia, namely the inhalational anesthetics isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane, and the intravenous agents propofol and midazolam, in the third trimester of pregnancy...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885807/implementing-world-health-assembly-resolution-68-15-national-surgical-obstetric-and-anesthesia-strategic-plan-development-the-zambian-experience
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Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Yihan Lin, Peter Mwaba, John Kachimba, Emmanuel Makasa, Kennedy Lishimpi, Allison Silverstein, Salim Afshar, John G Meara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879437/major-underestimation-and-overestimation-of-visual-blood-loss-during-cesarean-deliveries-can-they-be-predicted
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Ohad Gluck, Yossi Mizrachi, Michal Kovo, Michael Divon, Jacob Bar, Eran Weiner
PURPOSE: The surgeons' visual estimation is the most widely used method for estimating blood loss (BL) while performing cesarean deliveries (CDs). Major BL underestimation may adversely influence obstetric decision making, and result in delaying interventions. Major BL overestimation may result in unnecessary costly interventions. Therefore, we aimed to identify independent predictors for major BL underestimation and overestimation during CDs. METHODS: All CDs performed between 11/2008 and 6/2016, in a university-affiliated hospital, were reviewed for demographic and surgical data, including the surgeons' reported estimated BL (EBL)...
September 6, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874243/central-regional-anaesthesia-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-a-systematic-review
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Sofia Johansson, Morten Nikolaj Lind
INTRODUCTION: Aortic stenosis is a valvular lesion that poses several haemodynamic challenges for the anaesthesiologist. The use of central regional anaesthesia is traditionally regarded as contraindicated in patients with severe aortic stenosis due to its sympatholytic effect, potentially causing loss of vascular tone and ultimately diminished cardiac output. The aim of this paper was to review current literature to find evidence for or against the use of neuroaxial blockade in patients with aortic stenosis...
September 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861414/continuous-spinal-anesthesia-for-obstetric-anesthesia-and-analgesia
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REVIEW
Ivan Veličković, Borislava Pujic, Charles W Baysinger, Curtis L Baysinger
The widespread use of continuous spinal anesthesia (CSA) in obstetrics has been slow because of the high risk for post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) associated with epidural needles and catheters. New advances in equipment and technique have not significantly overcome this disadvantage. However, CSA offers an alternative to epidural anesthesia in morbidly obese women, women with severe cardiac disease, and patients with prior spinal surgery. It should be strongly considered in parturients who receive an accidental dural puncture with a large bore needle, on the basis of recent work suggesting significant reduction in PDPH when intrathecal catheters are used...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860857/preventing-nausea-and-vomiting-in-women-undergoing-regional-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Yvonne Jelting, Christian Klein, Thomas Harlander, Leopold Eberhart, Norbert Roewer, Peter Kranke
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative nausea and vomiting (IONV) or postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) affecting women undergoing regional anesthesia for cesarean section is an important clinical problem since these techniques are used widely. There are burdens of literature about IONV/PONV and several in parturient and cesarean. However, it needs more attention. The underlying mechanisms of IONV and PONV in the obstetrical setting mainly include hypotension due to sympathicolysis during neuraxial anesthesia, bradycardia owing to an increased vagal tone, the visceral stimulation via the surgical procedure and intravenously administered opioids...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808585/spinal-cord-injury-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Sami Ullah, Anas Jehad AlSaleh, Rubina' Ullah
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancies in women with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk of morbidity and mortality. Although pregnancy after SCI is well elaborated in the literature, SCI occurring during pregnancy is rarely reported. Abrupt changes in the body physiology because of SCI and the resulting disability add a risk to maternal and fetal well-being. Not only is the burden of care increased but there is also a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, autonomic instability, intrauterine growth retardation and venous thromboembolism...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799968/core-temperature-monitoring-in-obstetric-spinal-anesthesia-using-an-ingestible-telemetric-sensor
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Leon du Toit, Dominique van Dyk, Ross Hofmeyr, Carl J Lombard, Robert A Dyer
BACKGROUND: Perioperative hypothermia may affect maternal and neonatal outcomes after obstetric spinal anesthesia. Core temperature is often poorly monitored during spinal anesthesia, due to the lack of an accurate noninvasive core temperature monitor. The aim of this study was to describe core temperature changes and temperature recovery during spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. We expected that obstetric spinal anesthesia would be associated with a clinically relevant thermoregulatory insult (core temperature decrease >1...
August 9, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797517/gynecologic-anatomic-abnormalities-following-anorectal-malformations-repair
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Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Carlos A Reck, Kate A McCracken, Victoria A Lane, Alessandra C Gasior, Richard J Wood, Marc A Levitt, Geri D Hewitt
BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients may present with gynecologic concerns after previous posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) for repair of an anorectal malformation (ARM). Common findings include an inadequate or shortened perineal body, as well as introital stenosis, retained vaginal septum, and remnant rectovestibular fistula. An inadequate or shortened perineal body may impact fecal continence, sexual function and recommendations regarding obstetrical mode of delivery. We describe our experience with female patients referred to our center for evaluation of their previously repaired ARM, with a specific focus on perineal body anatomy and concomitant gynecologic abnormalities...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795335/encouraging-mindfulness-in-medical-house-staff-via-smartphone-app-a-pilot-study
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Louise Wen, Timothy E Sweeney, Lindsay Welton, Mickey Trockel, Laurence Katznelson
BACKGROUND: Stress and burnout are increasingly recognized as urgent issues among resident physicians, especially given the concerning implications of burnout on physician well-being and patient care outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The authors assessed how a mindfulness and meditation practice among residents, supported via a self-guided, smartphone-based mindfulness app, affects wellness as measured by prevalidated surveys. METHODS: Residents in the departments of general surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics and gynecology were recruited for participation in this survey-based, four-week, single-arm study...
August 9, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745706/-the-combination-of-endoscopic-techniques-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-various-forms-of-infertility-in-women
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N N Akhundova
AIM: To improve the methods of simultaneous laparoscopy and hysteroscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of secondary infertility. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 420 women with various forms of infertility were examined and treated at the Caspian Hospital (Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology). Patients were divided into three groups: tubal-peritoneal infertility - 212 women, different forms of endometriosis - 113 patients, polycystic ovarian disease - 95 women...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744777/-recent-standards-in-management-of-obstetric-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Maximiliaan van Erp, Clemens Ortner, Stefan Jochberger, Klaus Ulrich Klein
The following article contains information not only for the clinical working anaesthesiologist, but also for other specialists involved in obstetric affairs. Besides a synopsis of a German translation of the current "Practice Guidelines for Obstetric Anaesthesia 2016" [1], written by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the authors provide personal information regarding major topics of obstetric anaesthesia including pre-anaesthesia patient evaluation, equipment and staff at the delivery room, use of general anaesthesia, peridural analgesia, spinal anaesthesia, combined spinal-epidural anaesthesia, single shot spinal anaesthesia, and programmed intermittent epidural bolus...
July 25, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734732/perinatal-and-neonatal-use-of-sedation-and-analgesia
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REVIEW
Christopher McPherson, Terrie Inder
Optimal obstetric and neonatal care requires the provision of adequate analgesia for painful procedures. However, anesthetic and analgesic agents have the potential to adversely impact the developing fetal/neonatal brain. In this setting, clinicians must assess the risks and benefits of pharmacologic anesthesia and analgesia for specific indications in this population. General anesthesia is required for non-obstetric surgery and cesarean section in the absence of neuraxial anesthesia for the health of the mother and fetus...
October 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730256/advanced-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-pregnancy-the-imperative-of-physical-breast-examination-in-pregnancy
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Anca Angela Simionescu, Claudia Valentina Georgescu, Mirela Corina Ghiluşi, Sabrina Ioana Stoica, Mircea Dragoş Median
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer diagnosed among women; its association with pregnancy is not encountered. As childbearing age is increasing, the diagnosis of breast cancer associated pregnancy tends to be more often than years ago. Here we report a case of a 37-year-old patient, gravida 7, para 7, diagnosed at 30 weeks gestation with metastatic breast cancer. The patient presented to hospital due to an altered performance status. Obstetrical evaluation was within normal range. A metastatic infiltrating breast cancer poorly differentiated (G3) with satellite skin lesions (T4b), ipsilateral axillary and supraclavicular lymph nodes (N3), lung metastasis bilateral with pleural effusion and hepatic metastasis (M1), were diagnosed...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719524/establishing-obstetric-anesthesiology-practice-guidelines-in-the-republic-of-armenia-a-global-health-collaboration
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Gordon Yuill, Ashot Amroyan, Simon Millar, Emil Vardapetyan, Ashraf S Habib, Medge D Owen
BACKGROUND: Disparity exists in anesthesia practices between high- and low-to-middle income countries, and awareness has been raised within the global health community to improve the standards of anesthesia care and patient safety. The establishment of international collaborations and appropriate practice guidelines may help address clinical care deficiencies. This report's aim was to assess the impact of a multiyear collaboration on obstetric anesthesia practices in the Republic of Armenia...
August 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708666/socioeconomic-deprivation-and-utilization-of-anesthetic-care-during-pregnancy-and-delivery-a-french-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Elie Kantor, Jean Guglielminotti, Elie Azria, Dominique Luton, Mandelbrot Laurent, Jean-François Oury, Dominique Mahieu-Caputo, Philippe Ravaud, Candice Estellat
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic deprivation is associated with reduced use of antenatal resources and poor maternal outcomes with pregnancy. Research examining the association between socioeconomic deprivation and use of obstetric anesthesia care in a country providing universal health coverage is scarce. We hypothesized that in a country providing universal health coverage, France, socioeconomic deprivation is not associated with reduced use of anesthetic care during pregnancy and delivery...
September 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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