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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161465/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibandeh, George A Antoniou, James Rh Scurr, Francesco Torella
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious but preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation systems (NMES) for the prevention of VTE may be beneficial for patients in whom pharmacological or standard mechanical prophylaxis methods are contraindicated or are regarded as unsafe or impractical. Although findings of experimental studies suggest that NMES reduce venous stasis, the clinical utility and effectiveness of NMES in VTE prevention remain controversial...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161391/an-overview-of-space-medicine
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P D Hodkinson, R A Anderton, B N Posselt, K J Fong
Space medicine is fundamental to the human exploration of space. It supports survival, function and performance in this challenging and potentially lethal environment. It is international, intercultural and interdisciplinary, operating at the boundaries of exploration, science, technology and medicine. Space medicine is also the latest UK specialty to be recognized by the Royal College of Physicians in the UK and the General Medical Council. This review introduces the field of space medicine and describes the different types of spaceflight, environmental challenges, associated medical and physiological effects, and operational medical considerations...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159892/reliability-of-body-weight-scalars-on-the-assessment-of-propofol-induction-dose-in-obese-patients
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A M Araújo, H S Machado, A C Falcão, P Soares-da-Silva
BACKGROUND: Obese patients require specific perioperative care when compared with non-obese patients. The present study aimed to analyse the ability of size descriptors to estimate propofol induction dose in class II and III obese patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study on adult patients with body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 35 kg/m(2) and on adult patients with BMI lower than 35 kg/m(2) was carried out. General anaesthesia was induced with remifentanil, propofol and rocuronium...
November 21, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156298/european-research-on-electrochemotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-eureca-project-results-from-the-treatment-of-mucosal-cancers
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Christina Caroline Plaschke, Giulia Bertino, James A McCaul, Juan J Grau, Remco de Bree, Gregor Sersa, Antonio Occhini, Ales Groselj, Cristobal Langdon, Derrek A Heuveling, Maja Cemazar, Primoz Strojan, C Rene Leemans, Marco Benazzo, Francesca De Terlizzi, Irene Wessel, Julie Gehl
AIM: Electrochemotherapy is an effective local treatment for cutaneous tumours and metastases. In this prospective trial, six European institutions investigated electrochemotherapy in recurrent, mucosal head and neck tumours. PATIENT AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with recurrent mucosal head and neck tumours and no further curative or reasonably effective palliative treatment options were enrolled and treated with electrochemotherapy. Patients were treated in general anaesthesia using intravenous or local injection of bleomycin followed by delivery of electric pulses to the tumour area...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149509/promoting-person-centred-care-in-the-perioperative-setting-through-patient-advocacy-an-observational-study
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Ann-Sofie Sundqvist, Ulrica Nilsson, Marie Holmefur, Agneta Anderzén-Carlsson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the extent to which the findings from an integrative review regarding perioperative patient advocacy could be empirically supported, and to describe Swedish registered nurse anaesthetists' patient advocacy actions and interactions during the perioperative period. BACKGROUND: Patient advocacy is practiced by various health care professionals in promoting the well-being of patients. It is complex, and in a general health care context it has been described as supporting the patients both physiologically and psychologically...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149469/cuffed-versus-uncuffed-endotracheal-tubes-for-general-anaesthesia-in-children-aged-eight-years-and-under
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REVIEW
Flavia A De Orange, Rebeca Gac Andrade, Andrea Lemos, Paulo Sgn Borges, José N Figueiroa, Pete G Kovatsis
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of endotracheal intubation in paediatrics, uncuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) have been the standard of care for children under eight years old, based on the presumption that complications, particularly postoperative stridor, are higher with cuffed ETTs. The major disadvantages of uncuffed ETTs cited for this shift in procedure include the difficulty in achieving tidal volumes due to leakage around an uncuffed ETT. To seal the airway adequately, uncuffed tubes may need to be exchanged for another tube with a larger diameter, which sometimes requires several attempts before the appropriate size is found...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148261/management-of-bilateral-cataracts-when-general-anaesthesia-is-required-same-day-or-different-day-surgery
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EDITORIAL
Timothy V Roberts, Shawn Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139193/higher-doses-of-intraoperative-analgesia-are-associated-with-lower-levels-of-persistent-pain-and-less-analgesic-consumption-six-months-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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F von Dincklage, A Jakuscheit, J Weth, G Lichtner, C Jurth, B Rehberg-Klug
BACKGROUND: Persistent postoperative pain is a major health problem affecting nearly 30% of all patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Previous studies have demonstrated an association between the intensity of acute postoperative pain and persistent pain, but this association might be an epiphenomenon of insufficient intraoperative analgesia. In this study, we investigated the association between the intraoperative level of analgesia and the persistent postoperative pain 6 months after surgery...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138937/effects-of-propofol-sedation-on-pacing-thresholds-results-from-an-observational-cohort-study
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Jakob Lüker, Arian Sultan, Tobias Plenge, Samuel Lee, Jan-Hendrik van den Bruck, Daniel Steven
BACKGROUND: Propofol is one of the most commonly used intravenous anaesthetic drugs for surgical procedures. The use of propofol for sedation is also common practice during endoscopic procedures, electrophysiology studies, and ablation procedures, as well as pacemaker and defibrillator implantation. It was found that propofol alters the electrophysiologic properties of the heart and its conduction system. The effects of propofol on pacing thresholds are unknown and could have implications for pacemaker (PM) and defibrillator (ICD) implantation procedures, as well as sedation and anaesthesia in PM and ICD patients in general...
November 14, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137579/assessment-of-the-reliability-of-intubation-and-ease-of-use-of-the-cook-staged-extubation-set-an-observational-study
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C Furyk, M L Walsh, I Kaliaperumal, S Bentley, C Hattingh
The Staged Extubation Set has recently been introduced by Cook Medical for the management of difficult airway patients who potentially require reintubation; however, its reliability for intubation and ease of use is not reported in the literature. The set contains a wire and reintubation catheter with a central lumen for the wire and oxygenation if required. Reintubation is by a two-stage Seldinger-like technique. After induction of general anaesthesia, 23 low-risk elective surgical patients had the Staged Extubation Wire from the Cook set inserted into their trachea under direct laryngoscopy...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133890/longrange-pcr-based-next-generation-sequencing-in-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-study-of-propofol-among-patients-under-general-anaesthesia
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Oliwia Zakerska-Banaszak, Marzena Skrzypczak-Zielinska, Barbara Tamowicz, Adam Mikstacki, Michal Walczak, Michal Prendecki, Jolanta Dorszewska, Agnieszka Pollak, Urszula Lechowicz, Monika Oldak, Kinga Huminska-Lisowska, Marta Molinska-Glura, Marlena Szalata, Ryszard Slomski
The individual response of patients to propofol results from the influence of genetic factors. However, the state of knowledge in this matter still remains insufficient. The aim of our study was to determine genetic predictors of variable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of propofol within selected 9 genes coding for propofol biotransformation enzymes, receptors and transporters. Our studies are the first extensive pharmaocgenetics research of propofol using high throughput sequencing technology. After the design and optimization of long range PCR-based next-generation sequencing experiment, we screened promoter and coding sequences of all genes analyzed among 87 Polish patients undergoing general anaesthesia with propofol...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133161/the-efficacy-of-high-volume-of-local-infiltration-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-relief-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-under-general-anaesthesia-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Saskia Titman, Ami Hommel, Igor Dobrydnjov, Anders Johansson
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Research regarding patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) has shown no significant difference in postoperative pain with or without the use of local infiltration analgesia (LIA). The aim was to evaluate whether intra-operative LIA with Ropivacaine in patients undergoing THA under general anaesthesia reduces postoperative pain. METHOD: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Forty patients undergoing elective primary THA under general anaesthesia were allocated to an intervention group (RG) who received 150 ml of LIA or a placebo group (CG) who received 150 ml of saline solution...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133106/considerations-for-general-anaesthesia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Daniel P Roberts, Simon J G Lewis
Parkinson's disease is a common neurodegenerative disorder in the elderly which when present has a significant influence on surgical management. These patients necessitate additional perioperative and anaesthetic considerations across disease specific domains as well as in relation to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. This brief review focuses on the factors which contribute to perioperative morbidity, including the use of medications that may exacerbate symptoms or adversely interact with treatments for Parkinson's disease...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132231/the-use-of-desflurane-for-neurosurgical-procedures-in-rhesus-macaque-macaca-mulatta
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Henri Gmj Bertrand, Charlotte Sandersen, Paul A Flecknell
Volatile agents are widely used to anaesthetise laboratory non-human primates as they allow a rapid induction and recovery as well as an easy adjustment of the anaesthesia plan. Desflurane is currently the volatile agent with the lowest solubility in blood, and hence enables the most rapid onset of anaesthesia and most rapid recovery. This study aimed to investigate the suitability of desflurane for maintenance of general anaesthesia in rhesus macaques undergoing elective experimental neurosurgery. Fourteen primates (five males and nine females) were sedated with ketamine (10 mg kg(-1)) and anaesthesia was induced with propofol (usually 8 mg kg(-1) IV)...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131754/perioperative-local-and-systemic-warming-in-surgical-site-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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K Ousey, K-L Edward, S Lui, J Stephenson, K Walker, J Duff, D Leaper
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common cause of postoperative morbidity. Perioperative hypothermia may contribute to surgical complications including increased risk of SSI. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, the effectiveness of active and passive perioperative warming interventions to prevent SSI was compared with standard (non-warming) care. METHOD: Ovid MEDLINE; Ovid EMBASE; EBSCO CINAHL Plus; The Cochrane Wounds Specialised Register, and The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched, with no restrictions on language, publication date or study setting for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and cluster RCTs...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131086/intracranial-epidural-haematoma-following-surgical-removal-of-a-giant-lumbosacral-schwannoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jakob Nemir, Vjerislav Peterković, Ines Trninić, Ivan Domazet, Hrvoje Barić, Miroslav Vukić
Postoperative intracranial epidural haematoma (EDH) is an extremely rare complication following spinal surgery, with only a handful of cases described in the literature. We report the case of a 16-year-old girl who underwent a successful subtotal resection of a giant lumbosacral schwannoma (L2-S2 level). Recovery from general anaesthesia was uneventful; however, her neurological status deteriorated rapidly within 24 h after surgery. A head computed tomography scan revealed a large right frontoparietal EDH with midline shift...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130583/endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography-in-the-management-of-biliary-complications-after-paediatric-liver-transplantation
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Sivaramakrishnan Venkatesh Karthik, Seng-Hock Quak, Marion M Aw
BACKGROUND: The published paediatric experience with Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis and management of biliary complications following liver transplantation (LT) is limited. AIMS: We describe our experience with ERCP in the management of children following LT who presented with biliary complications, over a 20 year period (1995-2014). METHODS: The retrospectively reviewed data is summarized descriptively...
November 11, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130113/long-term-results-of-closed-reduction-for-developmental-dislocation-of-the-hip-in-children-of-walking-age-under-eighteen-months-old
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Soo Min Cha, Hyun Dae Shin, Byung Kon Shin
BACKGROUND: Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) diagnosed in older postnatal children can be effectively treated by closed reduction (CR) alone. However, no prospective or comparative trial to explore the differential effectiveness of CR between non-walking and walking postnatal children has yet been reported. This study investigated the clinical and radiologic outcomes of CR in the age range of interest (12-18 months old) via a prospective trial and compared these results with those of a younger age group who also underwent CR...
November 13, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129709/sialolithiasis-removal-under-general-anesthesia-a-descriptive-retrospective-study-in-the-maxillofacial-surgery-department-in-lille-university-hospital
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R Ruiz, A Brygo, R Nicot, J Ferri
INTRODUCTION: Since the beginning of the use of sialendoscopy and extracorporeal lithotripsy, recommendations have changed. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficiency of our treatment protocol, without a lithotripter, under general anaesthesia in the Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Lille University Hospital. The secondary goals were to evaluate patient tolerance and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients treated with sialendoscopy alone, sialendoscopy with a combined surgical approach or a transoral approach (TOA) (sialolithotomy) between January 2013 and December 2015 were included...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125697/vocal-fold-augmentation-under-local-anesthesia-using-autologous-fascia
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Teemu J Kinnari, Petra Pietarinen, Ahmed Geneid
Vocal fold augmentation by injection of autologous fascia has been used since the 1990s with excellent safety record in 500 operations done under general anaesthesia. It is safe from risks arising from allergic or other foreign body adverse reactions. Fascia provides long-term augmentation and remains stable 3-10 years after injection. Vocal fold augmentation under local anaesthesia is excellent alternative for those unfit for general anaesthesia, providing aid to fragile and weak persons with vocal fold paralysis...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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