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nitrous oxide anesthesia

Angela Galeotti, Annelyse Garret Bernardin, Vincenzo D'Antò, Gianmaria Fabrizio Ferrazzano, Tina Gentile, Valeria Viarani, Giorgio Cassabgi, Tiziana Cantile
Aim. To evaluate the effectiveness and the tolerability of the nitrous oxide sedation for dental treatment on a large pediatric sample constituting precooperative, fearful, and disabled patients. Methods. 472 noncooperating patients (aged 4 to 17) were treated under conscious sedation. The following data were calculated: average age; gender distribution; success/failure; adverse effects; number of treatments; kind of dental procedure undertaken; number of dental procedures for each working session; number of working sessions for each patient; differences between males and females and between healthy and disabled patients in relation to success; success in relation to age; and level of cooperation using Venham score...
2016: BioMed Research International
Aabid Hussain Mir, Zulfiqar Ali, Bashir Ahmad Dar, Imtiaz A Naqash, Samreena Bashir
Congenital heart defects are associated with various physiological disturbances. They pose anesthetic challenges for both cardiac and noncardiac surgeries. Atrioventricular septal defects are due to a developmental failure in the separation of atria and the ventricles into separate chambers and failure in the separation of mitral and tricuspid valves. We present a case of a child (1½ years), weighing 10 kg, diagnosed as congenital hydrocephalus who was planned for ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Child was having an oxygen saturation of 76% on room air...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Torben Esser, Gerburg Keilhoff, Uwe Ebmeyer
OBJECTIVE: Our asphyxia cardiac arrest (ACA) rat model is well established. The original model was designed in the 1990(th) using halothane and nitrous oxide for pre-insult anesthesia. Because of its hepato-toxicity and its potential to induce severe liver failures, halothane is no longer used in clinical anesthesia for several years. In order to minimize the health risk for our laboratory staff as well as to keep the experimental settings of our model on a clinically oriented basis we decided to replace halothane by sevoflurane...
October 7, 2016: Brain Research
Victoria J Forster, Frederik W van Delft, Susan F Baird, Shona Mair, Roderick Skinner, Christina Halsey
PURPOSE: Methotrexate administration is associated with frequent adverse neurological events during treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Here, we present evidence to support the role of common drug interactions and low vitamin B12 levels in potentiating methotrexate neurotoxicity. METHODS: We review the published evidence and highlight key potential drug interactions as well as present clinical evidence of severe methotrexate neurotoxicity in conjunction with nitrous oxide anesthesia and measurements of vitamin B12 levels among pediatric leukemia patients during therapy...
September 22, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Makoto Maeno, Ken-Ichi Fukuda, Toyoaki Sakamoto, Yoshihiko Koukita, Tatsuya Ichinohe
Although several adjuncts to the general anesthetic propofol have been proposed, there is insufficient research identifying the ideal agent, and in what dosage, to combine with propofol in dental outpatient anesthesia. Here we examined the combination of remifentanil or nitrous oxide and propofol in patients with severe dental avoidance undergoing dental treatment in the outpatient setting. Eighty patients were randomized to 4 groups and administered propofol/saline solution (PS; n = 20), propofol/remifentanil 0...
2016: Anesthesia Progress
Keith Fluegge
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental disorders are increasing in prevalence worldwide. Previous work suggests that exposure to the environmental air pollutant and greenhouse gas - nitrous oxide (N2O) - may be an etiological factor in neurodevelopmental disorders through the targeting of several neural correlates. METHODOLOGY: While a number of recent systematic reviews have addressed the role of general anesthesia in the surgical setting and neurodevelopmental outcomes, a narrative mini-review was conducted to first define and characterize the relevant variables (i...
August 18, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
James M Boiano, Andrea L Steege
Scavenging systems and administrative and work practice controls for minimizing occupational exposure to waste anesthetic gases have been recommended for many years. Anesthetic gases and vapors that are released or leak out during medical procedures are considered waste anesthetic gases. To better understand the extent recommended practices are used, the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers was conducted in 2011 among members of professional practice organizations representing anesthesia care providers including physician anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and anesthesiologist assistants...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Christakis Constantinides, Kathy Murphy
To-this-date, the exact molecular, cellular, and integrative physiological mechanisms of anesthesia remain largely unknown. Published evidence indicates that anesthetic effects are multifocal and occur in a time-dependent and coordinated manner, mediated via central, local, and peripheral pathways. Their effects can be modulated by a range of variables, and their elicited end-effect on the integrative physiological response is highly variable. This review summarizes the major cellular and molecular sites of anesthetic action with a focus on the paradigm of isoflurane (ISO) - the most commonly used anesthetic nowadays - and its use in prolonged in vivo rodent studies using imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Michael C Grant, Matthew Betz, Matthew Hulse, Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Deborah Hobson, Elizabeth Wick, Christopher L Wu
BACKGROUND: Nonopioid adjuvant medications are increasingly included among perioperative Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols. Preoperative pregabalin has been shown to improve postoperative pain and limit reliance on opioid analgesia. Our group investigated the ability of preoperative pregabalin to also prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). METHODS: Our group performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials that report outcomes on the effect of preoperative pregabalin on PONV endpoints in patients undergoing general anesthesia...
July 26, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Michaela D Wharfe, Caitlin S Wyrwoll, Brendan J Waddell, Peter J Mark
Adaptations in maternal carbohydrate metabolism are particularly important in pregnancy because glucose is the principal energy substrate used by the fetus. As metabolic homeostasis is intricately linked to the circadian system via the rhythmic expression of clock genes, it is likely that metabolic adaptations during pregnancy also involve shifts in maternal circadian function. We hypothesized that maternal adaptation in pregnancy involves changes in the hepatic expression of clock genes, which drive downstream shifts in circadian expression of glucoregulatory genes...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Matthew W Dyer, Amy Gnagey, Bryan T Jones, Roger D Pula, William L Lanier, John L D Atkinson, Jeffrey J Pasternak
BACKGROUND: Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas are a rare cause of secondary hyperthyroidism. Anesthetic management of these patients has not been formally described in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent resection of a TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma during 1987 to 2012 at a single institution were identified. Preoperative thyroid hormone state, anesthetic management, and outcome were recorded. Hemodynamic associations with intraoperative events were compared between those who were hyperthyroid and euthyroid at the time of surgery...
June 17, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Vasanthi Done, Ravichandrasekhar Kotha, Aron Arun Kumar Vasa, Suzan Sahana, Raghavendra Kumar Jadadoddi, Sushma Bezawada
INTRODUCTION: Most children are casual and moderately agreeable in the dental treatment environment, however some of them show practices that upset the professional and make the protected conveyance of worthy treatment extremely troublesome. For such cases dental practitioner utilizes behavior management techniques. At the point when behavioral administration procedures come up short, some type of pharmacologic sedation or anesthesia may be an important and vital option. Dental sedation is a strategy in which the utilization of a medication or drugs produce(s) a condition of depression of the central sensory system empowering treatment to be completed during which verbal contact with the patient is kept up all through the time of sedation...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Ho-Jin Lee, Jung-Man Lee, Chul-Woo Jung, Jiwon Lee
For patients with HPS who require anesthesia for a procedure, HPV should be maintained to prevent worsening hypoxemia. Here, the case of a 9-yr-old girl who was scheduled for a living donor liver transplantation is presented. The patient suffered from end-stage liver disease with HPS due to biliary atresia, which contributed to the development of a diffuse pulmonary AVF. Consequently, anesthetic management of this patient involved two different types of pulmonary shunt. It is important to maintain HPV, not only to prevent worsening of the hypoxia caused by HPS but also to inhibit an increase in PVR that could cause an increase of shunt flow through the pathological fistula...
August 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Frederic Shapiro, Umeshkumar Athiraman, David J Clendenin, Monica Hoagland, Navil F Sethna
BACKGROUND: The objectives are to review the anesthetic management and anesthetic-related adverse events in patients undergoing muscle biopsy for a broad spectrum of neuromuscular disorders (NMD). AIM: The study aims to assess the hypothesis that perceived awareness of potential anesthesia-induced hyperkalemia and MH in patients with NMD reduces the frequency of such events. METHODS: A 20-year retrospective review of 877 consecutive patients undergoing muscle biopsy to establish diagnoses of NMD has been performed...
July 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Jonathan Dubut, Bruno Kastler, Eric Delabrousse, Charlee Nardin, Julien Chenet, François Kleinclauss, Sébastien Aubry
PURPOSE: In patients undergoing computed tomography (CT)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) for renal tumors, we developed a CT-guided anterior paravertebral block (PVB) associated with anesthesia of the kidney capsule and inhalation of an equimolar mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (EMONO). The primary objectives were to describe our technique and to study its efficacy in terms of procedural success. The secondary objective was to study the tolerance by evaluating patient pain scores and the number of complications...
June 2016: Abdominal Radiology
B Xia, J H Wang, Y M Xiao, K Y Liu, X D Yang, L H Ge
OBJECTIVE: It has been demonstrated that anesthetics exposure may lead to neurocognitive impairment in developing brain of animal models. However, for the limitation that the animal models cannot fully mimic the dose and duration in clinical settings especially for dental general anesthesia, the clinical significance of anesthetics exposure on developing central nervous system remains undetermined. Therefore, we conducted the current study in order to observe the fluctuation of intelligence quotient (IQ) after the administration of dental general anesthesia comparing to that before surgery...
April 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Choon L Bong, Angela S H Yeo, Teddy Fabila, Josephine S K Tan
BACKGROUND: Recent concerns regarding possible long-term effects of early anesthesia exposure on neurodevelopment in children have provided an impetus to explore alternative anesthetic techniques using potentially neuroprotective agents. Dexmedetomidine has not been implicated in anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity and has been shown to be neuroprotective in preclinical studies. We describe a case series of 50 neonates and infants who received dexmedetomidine sedation with caudal anesthesia instead of general endotracheal anesthesia for inguinal hernia surgery...
June 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Lorenza Dalla Massara, Hari Prasad Osuru, Azra Oklopcic, Desanka Milanovic, Srdjan Milan Joksimovic, Valentina Caputo, Michael Robert DiGruccio, Carlo Ori, Guangfu Wang, Slobodan Milenko Todorovic, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic
BACKGROUND: Early postnatal exposure to general anesthesia (GA) may be detrimental to brain development, resulting in long-term cognitive impairments. Older literature suggests that in utero exposure of rodents to GA causes cognitive impairments in the first-generation as well as in the second-generation offspring never exposed to GA. Thus, the authors hypothesize that transient exposure to GA during critical stages of synaptogenesis causes epigenetic changes in chromatin with deleterious effects on transcription of target genes crucial for proper synapse formation and cognitive development...
June 2016: Anesthesiology
E V Ivlev, E A Bojko, E A Ruban, O V Butov, E V Grigor'ev
OBJECTIVE: The article presents the results of assessing the impact of pre-emptive analgesia with lidocaine and paracetamol compared withfentanyl for postoperative pain in children undergoing surgery for nasal cavity and nasopharynx. METHODS: We evaluated the incidence and severity ofpostoperative pain in 150 patients aged 3 to 17 years (ASA I-II), following operations in the nasal cavity and nasopharynx. RESULTS: In pre-emptive analgesia group, patients (n = 75) experienced postoperative pain at 28% less in comparison with the control group...
November 2015: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Poojita Reddy Gunnam, Padmaja Durga, Indira Gurajala, Prasad Rao Kaluvala, Prardhana Veerabathula, Gopinath Ramachandran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Systemic absorption of adrenaline often used for infiltration during cleft palate surgery leads to adverse hemodynamic responses. These hemodynamic responses may be attenuated by the volatile anesthetics. This study aims to compare the hemodynamic responses to adrenaline infiltration during isoflurane (ISO) and sevoflurane (SEVO) anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty children aged between 9 months and 48 months, weighing between 8 kg and 20 kg, undergoing primary repair of cleft palate were randomly allocated into two groups: Group ISO - anesthesia maintained with ISO (2 minimum alveolar concentrations [MAC]) and nitrous oxide 50% and group SEVO - maintained on SEVO (2 MAC) and nitrous oxide 50%...
January 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
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