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Trauma sedation

Guy Bar-Klein, Rebecca Klee, Claudia Brandt, Marion Bankstahl, Pablo Bascuñana, Kathrin Töllner, Hotjensa Dalipaj, Jens P Bankstahl, Alon Friedman, Wolfgang Löscher
OBJECTIVE: Acquired epilepsy is a devastating long-term risk of various brain insults, including trauma, stroke, infections, and status epilepticus (SE). There is no preventive treatment for patients at risk. Due to the complex alterations involved in epileptogenesis, it is likely that multi-targeted approaches are required for epilepsy prevention. We report novel preclinical findings with isoflurane, which exerts various non-anesthetic effects that may be relevant for anti-epileptogenesis...
October 19, 2016: Annals of Neurology
Vikas Acharya, Suresh Chandrasekaran, Sujit Nair
INTRODUCTION: The authors present an interesting case of a 19-year-old male who presented as a polytrauma patient following a fall from a height. PRESENTATION OF CASE: He was initially managed on the intensive care unit with intracranial pressure bolt monitoring after being intubated and sedated and having his other traumatic injuries stabilized. Upon attempting to wean sedation and extubation a repeat CT scan of the head was undertaken and showed a new area suggested of cerebral infarction, this was a new finding...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Gregory J Hollis, Toby M Keene, Rory M Ardlie, David Ge Caldicott, Stuart G Stapleton
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe prehospital use of ketamine by ACT Ambulance Service, and frequency of endotracheal intubation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients receiving prehospital ketamine between 1 January and 31 December 2013. Episodes were identified from the prehospital electronic patient care records, then linkage to ED records at two receiving hospitals. Demographics, dose, indication and occasions of intubation were analysed...
October 3, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Nienke J Vet, Saskia N de Wildt, Carin W M Verlaat, Miriam G Mooij, Dick Tibboel, Matthijs de Hoog, Corinne M P Buysse
OBJECTIVE: Our earlier pediatric daily sedation interruption trial showed that daily sedation interruption in addition to protocolized sedation in critically ill children does not reduce duration of mechanical ventilation, length of stay, or amounts of sedative drugs administered when compared with protocolized sedation only, but undersedation was more frequent in the daily sedation interruption + protocolized sedation group. We now report the preplanned analysis comparing short-term health-related quality of life and posttraumatic stress symptoms between the two groups...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Travis D Olives, Paul C Nystrom, Jon B Cole, Kenneth W Dodd, Jeffrey D Ho
BACKGROUND: Profound agitation in the prehospital setting confers substantial risk to patients and providers. Optimal chemical sedation in this setting remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to describe intubation rates among profoundly agitated patients treated with prehospital ketamine and to characterize clinically significant outcomes of a prehospital ketamine protocol. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of all patients who received prehospital ketamine, per a predefined protocol, for control of profound agitation and who subsequently were transported to an urban Level 1 trauma center from May 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013...
September 19, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Danine Sullinger, Alexander Gilmer, Lesly Jurado, Lisa Hall Zimmerman, Joshua Steelman, Ann Gallagher, Tiffany Dupre, Elizabeth Acquista
BACKGROUND: Delirium in the critically ill is associated with increased mortality, length of stay (LOS), and prolonged cognitive dysfunction. Existing guidelines provide no recommendation for use of combination nonpharmacological and pharmacological prevention protocols or use of antipsychotic medications for the prevention or treatment of delirium. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the impact of implementing a delirium treatment protocol on the number of delirium-free days experienced by acutely delirious patients in the surgical trauma intensive care unit (STICU)...
September 14, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Jonathan Messika, David Hajage, Nataly Panneckoucke, Serge Villard, Yolaine Martin, Emilie Renard, Annie Blivet, Jean Reignier, Natacha Maquigneau, Annabelle Stoclin, Christelle Puechberty, Stéphane Guétin, Aline Dechanet, Amandine Fauquembergue, Stéphane Gaudry, Didier Dreyfuss, Jean-Damien Ricard
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) tolerance is a key factor of NIV success. Hence, numerous sedative pharmacological or non-pharmacological strategies have been assessed to improve NIV tolerance. Music therapy in various health care settings has shown beneficial effects. In invasively ventilated critical care patients, encouraging results of music therapy on physiological parameters, anxiety, and agitation have been reported. We hypothesize that a musical intervention improves NIV tolerance in comparison to conventional care...
2016: Trials
Atilla Şenaylı, Fatma Öztürk, Müjdem Nur Azılı, Sabri Demir, Rabia Demir, Emrah Şenel
BACKGROUND: Burns constitute one of the most important, potentially fatal types of trauma. Appropriate emergency management is essential in the avoidance of complication and the success of treatment. Emergency management and indications of transfer throughout the country were reviewed in the present study. METHODS: Charts of 187 patients transferred to the present hospital from other cities between January 2009 and December 2013 were evaluated. Factors included demographics, referral vehicles, intravenous fluid therapy, respiratory conditions, urine drainage, and surgical complications...
May 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
V Gopalakrishnan, N K Sahoo, I D Roy
Mandibular fractures in the neonate are rare. The aetiological factors are traumatic delivery, accidental fall, road traffic accidents, and attempted infanticide. The diagnosis is difficult due to facial oedema masking the clinical features and the absence of dentition. The treatment of fractures in the newborn represents a unique problem in terms of investigations, diagnosis, selection of anaesthesia, and method of fixation. The case of a 1-day-old infant referred for the management of a mandibular fracture sustained in an accidental fall is presented herein...
September 1, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tobias Haltmeier, Elizabeth Benjamin, Stefano Siboni, Evren Dilektasli, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
PURPOSE: Prehospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) for traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of prehospital ETI in patients with TBI. METHODS: Cohort-matched study using the US National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) 2008-2012. Patients with isolated severe blunt TBI (AIS head ≥3, AIS chest/abdomen <3) and a field GCS ≤8 were extracted from NTDB. A 1:1 matching of patients with and without prehospital ETI was performed...
August 27, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Piotr Smuszkiewicz, Paweł Wiczling, Krzysztof Przybyłowski, Agnieszka Borsuk, Iwona Trojanowska, Marta Paterska, Jan Matysiak, Zenon Kokot, Edmund Grześkowiak, Agnieszka Bienert
The aim of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of propofol in ICU patients undergoing long-term sedation and to assess the influence of routinely collected covariates on the PK parameters. Propofol concentration-time profiles were collected from 29 patients. Non-linear mixed-effects modelling in NONMEM 7.2 was used to analyze the observed data. The propofol pharmacokinetics was best described with a three-compartment disposition model. Non-parametric bootstrap and visual predictive check were used to evaluate the adequacy of the developed model to describe the observations...
August 24, 2016: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
William Clark, Paul Bird, Peter Gonski, Terrence H Diamond, Peter Smerdely, H Patrick McNeil, Glen Schlaphoff, Carl Bryant, Elizabeth Barnes, Val Gebski
BACKGROUND: We hypothesised that vertebroplasty provides effective analgesia for patients with poorly controlled pain and osteoporotic spinal fractures of less than 6 weeks' duration. The effectiveness of vertebroplasty, using an adequate vertebral fill technique, in fractures of less than 6 weeks' duration has not been specifically assessed by previously published masked trials. METHODS: This was a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vertebroplasty in four hospitals in Sydney, Australia...
October 1, 2016: Lancet
G V Oosthuizen, J L Bruce, W Bekker, N Shangase, G L Laing, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Pan computed tomography (CT) is widely used in the evaluation of patients with blunt polytrauma, but there is growing concern about the radiation risks imposed. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether we were possibly overutilising pan CT in our trauma service, and whether we could safely cut down on scans without missing significant injuries. METHODS: We audited all pan scans performed in the Metropolitan Trauma Service, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, during the 12-month period 1 January - 31 December 2012...
August 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Ting Xu, Min Li, Cheng Ni, Xiang-Yang Guo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine versus remifentanil for sedation during awake intubation using a Shikani optical stylet (SOS). METHODS: Sixty-eight patients with cervical trauma or severe cervical spondylosis undergoing cervical spinal surgery were enrolled in this prospective study. They were randomly assigned to receive dexmedetomidine (Group D) or remifentanil (Group R). In Group D, the patients received an intravenous loading dose of dexmedetomidine 1 μg · kg(-1) over 10 min followed by a continuous infusion of 0...
2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Stephen S Humble, Laura D Wilson, Taylor C Leath, Matthew D Marshall, Daniel Z Sun, Pratik P Pandharipande, Mayur B Patel
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively describe the use of dexmedetomidine in a single institutional series of adult ICU patients with severe TBI. This study describes the dexmedetomidine dosage and infusion times, as well as the physiological parameters, neurological status and daily narcotic requirements before, during and after dexmedetomidine infusion. METHODS: This study identified 85 adult patients with severe TBI who received dexmedetomidine infusions in the Trauma ICU at Vanderbilt University Medical Center between 2006-2010...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
Scott A Katzman, Betsy Vaughan, Jorge E Nieto, Larry D Galuppo
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of a laparoscopic specimen retrieval pouch for removal of intact or fragmented cystic calculi from standing horses. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 8 horses (5 geldings and 3 mares) with cystic calculi. PROCEDURES Physical examination and cystoscopic, ultrasonographic, and hematologic evaluations of urinary tract function were performed for each horse. A diagnosis of cystic calculus was made on the basis of results of cystoscopy and ultrasonography. Concurrent urolithiasis or other urinary tract abnormalities identified during preoperative evaluation were recorded...
August 1, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Aviva C Berkowitz, Aryeh M Ginsburg, Raymond M Pesso, George L D Angus, Amiee Kang, Dov B Ginsburg
BACKGROUND: Postoperative airway compromise following cervical spine surgery is a potentially serious adverse event. Residual effects of anesthesia and perioperative opioids that can cause both sedation and respiratory depression further increase this risk. Ketamine is an N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that provides potent analgesia without noticeable respiratory depression. We investigated whether intraoperative ketamine administration could decrease perioperative opioid requirements in trauma patients undergoing cervical spine surgery...
February 2016: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Serdar Baygeldi, Oktay Karakose, Kazım Caglar Özcelik, Hüseyin Pülat, Sedat Damar, Hüseyin Eken, İsmail Zihni, Alpaslan Fedai Çalta, Bilsel Baç
Background and Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of demographic characteristics, biochemical parameters, amount of blood transfusion, and trauma scores on morbidity in patients with solid organ injury following trauma. Material and Method. One hundred nine patients with solid organ injury due to abdominal trauma during January 2005 and October 2015 were examined retrospectively in the General Surgery Department of Dicle University Medical Faculty. Patients' age, gender, trauma interval time, vital status (heart rate, arterial tension, and respiratory rate), hematocrit (HCT) value, serum area aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) values, presence of free abdominal fluid in USG, trauma mechanism, extra-abdominal system injuries, injured solid organs and their number, degree of injury in abdominal CT, number of blood transfusions, duration of hospital stay, time of operation (for those undergoing operation), trauma scores (ISS, RTS, Glasgow coma scale, and TRISS), and causes of morbidity and mortality were examined...
2016: Disease Markers
Ramesh L Narasimhan, Inderpaul S Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Ritesh Agarwal
Intrapleural foreign body is an uncommon condition, usually encountered in the setting of thoracic trauma, but can rarely complicate diagnostic procedures such as thoracentesis. The management involves urgent identification and removal of the foreign body. Although surgical extraction using thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under general anesthesia constitutes the primary management strategy, intrapleural foreign body can also be removed using medical thoracoscopy. Herein, we report the successful removal of 2 intrapleural foreign bodies using a rigid thoracoscope under local anesthesia and conscious sedation...
June 30, 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Güzin Neda Hasanoglu Erbasar, Burcu Senguven, Sibel Elif Gultekin, Sedat Cetiner
INTRODUCTION: Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a prevalent inflammatory hyperplasia of skin and oral mucosa which is often caused by constant low-grade local irritation, traumatic injury or hormonal factors. In many cases, gingival irritation and inflammation due to poor oral hygiene are precipitating factors. Oral PG occurs predominantly on the gingiva, but it is also encountered on the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa and rarely on the hard palate. Although surgical excision is the first choice of treatment, many other treatment modalities could be counted such as cryosurgery, sodium tetradecyl sulfate sclerotherapy, intralesional steroids, flash lamp pulsed dye laser, neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser, carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) lasers and diode laser have been suggested...
2016: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
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