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Perioperative anesthesiology

Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni, Geraldo Borges de Morais Filho
BACKGROUND: The fast-track concept refers to all phases of perioperative care: Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative strategies. Although most research has focused on adherence to medication, adherence also encompasses numerous health-related behaviors. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the attitudes and awareness among health professionals involved in the treatment of elderly patients with fractures of the femur and the results of 400 patients. METHODS: The postoperative protocol acceleration was presented to various hospital departments through four seminars...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Thomas E Schulte, Ellen K Roberts, Kristina Birch, Steven J Lisco
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the workflow interruptions on an anesthesiology clinical director (CD). By assessing the interruptions on the CD, we hypothesize that these frequent interruptions would prohibit the CD from medical direction of residents or certified nurse anesthetists in operating rooms. DESIGN: Cellular phone data were obtained from Verizon Wireless statements over 10 months, August 2012 through May 2013. These data were from a single cellular phone carried by the anesthesia CD and subsequent overnight anesthesiologist 24 hours a day...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Lu Yeh, Mario Montealegre-Gallegos, Feroze Mahmood, Philip E Hess, Marc Shnider, John D Mitchell, Stephanie B Jones, Azad Mashari, Vanessa Wong, Robina Matyal
OBJECTIVES: Understanding of the workflow of perioperative ultrasound (US) examination is an integral component of proficiency. Workflow consists of the practical steps prior to executing an US examination (eg, equipment operation). Whereas other proficiency components (ie, cognitive knowledge and manual dexterity) can be tested, workflow understanding is difficult to define and assess due to its contextual and institution-specific nature. The objective was to define the workflow components of specific perioperative US applications using an iterative process to reach a consensus opinion...
July 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Seokchun Lim, Louanne M Carabini, Robert D Kim, Ryan Khanna, Nader S Dahdaleh, Zachary A Smith
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Higher ASA classification is a known predictor of postoperative complication in diverse surgical settings. However, its predictive value is not established in single-level elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (SLE-ACDF). PURPOSE: To evaluate the predictive value of American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) classification system on 30-day morbidity following SLE-ACDF STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Patients who underwent SLE-ACDF between 2011-2013 were selected from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database...
September 23, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Denira Govender, Alexander Villafranca, Colin Hamlin, Brett Hiebert, Divya Parveen, Eric Jacobsohn
BACKGROUND: Patient education materials produced by national anesthesiology associations could be used to facilitate patient informed consent and promote the discipline of anesthesiology. To achieve these goals, materials must use language that most adults can understand. Health organizations recommend that materials be written at the grade 8 level or less to ensure that they are understood by laypersons. The authors, therefore, investigated the language of educational materials produced by anesthesiology associations...
September 22, 2016: Anesthesiology
Erica Pettke, Nicole Ilonzo, Martha Ayewah, Sara Tsantes, Alison Estabrook, Aye Moe Thu Ma
BACKGROUND: This study compares early postoperative breast cancer outcomes between patients 80 years and older (older patients) and those younger than 80 years (<80 years). METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify patients who had breast surgery between 2005 and 2013 for malignancy. RESULTS: Older patients had a significantly higher percentage of comorbidities and partial mastectomies. Postoperatively, they had higher rates of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, cardiac arrest, and mortality but had lower rates of wound dehiscence, deep wound, and organ space infections...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Caleb Ing, Virginia A Rauh, David O Warner, Lena S Sun
On April 16 and 17, 2016, the Fifth biennial Pediatric Anesthesia & Neurodevelopment Assessment (PANDA) symposium was convened at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York at Columbia University Medical Center. During the symposium, experts in the fields of anesthesiology, neuropsychology, and epidemiology were convened in a small group session to determine the level of confidence in the current clinical evidence and the next steps in anesthetic neurotoxicity clinical research. Among the participants in the discussion, there remained a lack of consensus on whether anesthetic exposure causes long-term neurodevelopmental deficits in children based on the current evidence...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Richard Hall, Scott Beattie, Hilary P Grocott, C David Mazer, Alexis F Turgeon, André Denault, Homer Yang, Manoj M Lalu, Ronald B George, Sonia Sampson, Heather McDonald
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November 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Monica W Harbell, Joshua M Cohen, Kerstin Kolodzie, Matthias Behrends, Matthias R Braehler, Sakura Kinjo, Brian T Feeley, Pedram Aleshi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare preoperative femoral (FNB) with combined femoral and sciatic nerve block (CFSNB) in patients undergoing arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Ambulatory surgery center affiliated with an academic medical center. PATIENTS: Sixty-eight American Society of Anesthesiology physical status I and II patients undergoing arthroscopic ACL reconstruction...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
J Sun, H Zeng, Y Q Wang, Y Y Zhao
Takayasu's arteritis is a rare, idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disease. Its course is unpredictable, but slow progression is usual, leading to stenosis, occlusion, or aneurismal degeneration of the aorta or its major branches. We present the anesthesia management of pregnancy in four women admitted to Peking University Third Hospital for caesarean section from year 2006 to 2015 complicated with Takayasu's arteritis and review this disease with special reference to natural history, diagnostic criteria, classification, prognostic factors, and anesthesia considerations...
February 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Thomas R Vetter, Arthur M Boudreaux, Brent A Ponce, Joydip Barman, Sandra J Crump
The optimal timing of the preanesthesia evaluation varies with the patient's comorbidities. As anesthesiologists assume a broader role in perioperative care, there may be opportunities to provide additional patient management beyond historical routine anesthesia services. This study was thus undertaken to survey our institutional perioperative clinicians regarding their perceptions of patient medical conditions that (a) need additional time for preoperative clearance by anesthesiology before actually scheduling the date of surgery and (b) warrant additional preoperative evaluation and management services by an anesthesiologist...
August 12, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
J Biernawska, K Kotfis, M Kaczmarczyk, W Błaszczyk, E Barnik, M Żukowski
BACKGROUND: The autonomic nervous system plays an important role in heart function regulation. One of the most acknowledged methods for noninvasive measurement of autonomic system activity is to determine heart rate variability (HRV). Reduced HRV parameters-heart rate rigidity/stiffness-are an independent prognostic factor of sudden cardiac death risk because of arrhythmia. Renal transplantation is an important factor in HRV changes because of hemodynamic and ion disturbances. The main purpose of this study was to determine the influence of HRV disturbances during renal transplantation procedures on long-term mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Evgeny Fominskiy, Valeriy A Nepomniashchikh, Vladimir V Lomivorotov, Fabrizio Monaco, Chiara Vitiello, Alberto Zangrillo, Giovanni Landoni
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of fibrinogen concentrate (FC) in surgical patients. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies (RCTs). SETTING: Perioperative. PARTICIPANTS: Adult and pediatric surgical patients. INTERVENTIONS: A search of PubMed/Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Transfusion Evidence Library, Google Scholar, and the proceedings from major international anesthesiology meetings up to February 1, 2016 for RCTs that compared FC with placebo or other comparators...
October 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Aakash Keswani, Christina Beck, Kristen M Meier, Adam Fields, Michael J Bronson, Calin S Moucha
BACKGROUND: The United States spends $12 billion each year on ∼332,000 total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures with the postoperative period accounting for ∼40% of costs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of surgical scheduling (day of week and start time) on clinical outcomes, hospital length of stay (LOS), and rate of nonhome discharge in THA patients. METHODS: Analysis of perioperative variables was performed for patients who underwent THA at an urban tertiary care teaching hospital from 2009 to 2014...
November 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
David Martin, Didier Roulin, Yamaguchi Takamune, Nicolas Demartines, Nermin Halkic
The number of major hepatectomy performed for the treatment of primary or secondary liver cancer has increased over the past two decades. By definition, a major hepatectomy includes the resection of at least three liversegments. Advances in anesthesiology, surgical and radiological techniques and perioperative management allowed a broad patient selection with increased security. Every case must be discussed in multidisciplinary tumor board, and preoperative assessment should include biological, volumetric and functional hepatic parameters...
June 15, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Florian Stefanov, Liam Morris, Ala Elhelali, Edel P Kavanagh, Violet Lundon, Niamh Hynes, Sherif Sultan
OBJECTIVE: Aortic arch aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic arch aneurysms are technically challenging to manage by established surgical and endovascular methods. The Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator device (Cardiatis, Isnes, Brussels, Belgium) offers an unorthodox option for these high-risk cases. The Streamliner device for aortic arch repair (STAR) study investigated complex aneurysm cases managed by the Streamliner Multilayer Flow Modulator device and offers an analytic solution for a clinical dilemma...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Gunjan Kumar, Steven K Howard, Alex Kou, T Edward Kim, Alexander J Butwick, Edward R Mariano
OBJECTIVE : Patient education materials (PEM) should be written at a sixth-grade reading level or lower. We evaluated the availability and readability of online PEM related to regional anesthesia and compared the readability and content of online PEM produced by fellowship and nonfellowship institutions. METHODS : With IRB exemption, we constructed a cohort of online regional anesthesia PEM by searching Websites from North American academic medical centers supporting a regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowships and used a standardized Internet search engine protocol to identify additional nonfellowship Websites with regional anesthesia PEM based on relevant keywords...
August 2, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Jan Menzenbach, Olaf Boehm
Before non-cardiac surgery, evaluation of cardiac function is no frequent part of surgical treatment. European societies of anesthesiology and cardiology published consensus-guidelines in 2014 to present a reasonable approach for preoperative evaluation. This paper intends to differentiate the composite of perioperative risk and to display the guidelines methodical approach to handle it. Features to identify patients at risk from an ageing population with comorbidities, are the classification of surgical risk, functional capacity and risk indices...
July 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Alix Zuleta-Alarcón, John C Coffman, Suren Soghomonyan, Thomas J Papadimos, Sergio D Bergese, Kenneth R Moran
PURPOSE: The objective of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the problem of non-opioid anesthetic drug abuse among anesthesia care providers (ACPs) and to describe current approaches to screening, therapy, and rehabilitation of ACPs suffering from non-opioid anesthetic drug abuse. SOURCE: We first performed a search of all literature available on PubMed prior to April 11, 2016. The search was limited to articles published in Spanish and English, and the following key words were used: anesthesiology, anesthesia personnel, AND substance-related disorders...
July 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Kevin D Pereira, Cindy K Jon, Peter Szmuk, Rande H Lazar, Ron B Mitchell
The management of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in children differs between institutions, and there is a need for an updated review of current practice. Literature was reviewed using the PubMed database from 1995 to 2015 by four tertiary care providers experienced in the management of children with SDB. Articles were selected for clinical applicability, strength of evidence, and practicality for practicing clinicians. Fifty-five articles were identified by tertiary care providers in pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric pulmonology, sleep medicine, and pediatric otolaryngology...
July 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
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