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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043601/pupillary-reflex-dilation-in-response-to-incremental-nociceptive-stimuli-in-patients-receiving-intravenous-ketamine
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Nada Sabourdin, Thomas Giral, Risa Wolk, Nicolas Louvet, Isabelle Constant
Pupillometry is a non-invasive monitoring technique, which allows dynamic pupillary diameter measurement by an infrared camera. Pupillary diameter increases in response to nociceptive stimuli. In patients anesthetized with propofol or volatile agents, the magnitude of this pupillary dilation is related to the intensity of the stimulus. Pupillary response to nociceptive stimuli has never been studied under ketamine anesthesia. Our objective was to describe pupillary reflex dilation after calibrated tetanic stimulations in patients receiving intravenous ketamine...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042718/are-local-anesthesia-vials-similar-to-champagne-do-they-lose-their-potency-once-opened-an-in-vitro-study
#2
P S Gopinath Thilak, Sameep S Shetty, Jagadeesh Chandra, Kavana Gowda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Epinephrine is volatile and unstable on exposure to air. Addition of sodium metabisulfite as an antioxidant has been effective, but there are no clear-cut consensus on its efficiency in retarding the oxidation that sets in once the anesthetic vials are kept open with a needle in situ. There is a paucity of scientific data regarding the risks of reuse of anesthetic vials following the use of cartridges, a common practice in western countries. It is our endeavor to shed light on the constant change in pH, drug deterioration, and instability that sets in an anesthetic vial with a needle in situ...
July 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042297/trek-1-pathway-mediates-isoflurane-induced-memory-impairment-in-middle-aged-mice
#3
Yanhui Cai, Zhengwu Peng, Haiyun Guo, Feng Wang, Yi Zeng
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) has been widely reported, especially in elderly patients. An association between POCD and inhalational anesthetics, such as isoflurane, has been suggested. The TWIK-related K(+) channel-1 (TREK-1) controls several major cellular responses involved in memory formation and is believed to participate in the development of depression, cerebral ischemia and blood-brain barrier dysfunction. However, the specific role of TREK-1 in mediating anesthesia-induced POCD remains unknown...
October 14, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040168/failure-of-isoflurane-cardiac-preconditioning-in-obese-type-2-diabetic-mice-involves-aberrant-regulation-of-microrna-21-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-mitochondrial-complex-i
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Zhi-Dong Ge, Yingchuan Li, Shigang Qiao, Xiaowen Bai, David C Warltier, Judy R Kersten, Zeljko J Bosnjak, Mingyu Liang
BACKGROUND: Diabetes impairs the cardioprotective effect of volatile anesthetics, yet the mechanisms are still murky. We examined the regulatory effect of isoflurane on microRNA-21, endothelial nitric-oxide synthase, and mitochondrial respiratory complex I in type II diabetic mice. METHODS: Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury was produced in obese type 2 diabetic (db/db) and C57BL/6 control mice ex vivo in the presence or absence of isoflurane administered before ischemia...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033729/use-of-rocuronium-and-sugammadex-under-neuromuscular-transmission-monitoring-in-a-patient-with-multiple-sclerosis
#5
Chryssoula Staikou, Martina Rekatsina
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease characterized by demyelinating lesions in the central nervous system. One of the anesthetic challenges encountered in surgical patients with MS is the management of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) and its reversal. We report a case of a 31-year-old female patient suffering from MS, who underwent gynecological surgery under general anesthesia with sevoflurane, fentanyl, and rocuronium which was successfully reversed with sugammadex. Neuromuscular transmission (NMT) monitoring was used to guide the intraoperative doses of rocuronium and also the reversal of NMB by the use of sugammadex to ensure a safe tracheal extubation...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023577/sevoflurane-protects-rat-brain-endothelial-barrier-structure-and-function-after-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury
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Tanja Restin, Marie-Elisabeth Kajdi, Martin Schläpfer, Birgit Roth Z'graggen, Christa Booy, Claudia Dumrese, Beatrice Beck-Schimmer
BACKGROUND: After cerebral injury blood-brain barrier disruption significantly impairs brain homeostasis. Volatile anesthetics have been shown to be protective in ischemia-reperfusion injury scenarios. Their impact on brain endothelial cells after hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) has not yet been studied in detail. METHODS: Rat brain endothelial cells (RBE4) were exposed to severe hypoxia and reoxygenated in air in the presence or absence of sevoflurane. Changes in dextran permeability and architecture of the cellular junctional proteins ZO-1 and β-catenin were measured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994673/an-innovative-technique-to-improve-safety-of-volatile-anesthetics-suction-from-the-cardiopulmonary-bypass-circuit
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Francesco De Simone, Luigi Cassarà, Salvatore Sardo, Elena Scarparo, Omar Saleh, Caetano Nigro Neto, Alberto Zangrillo, Giovanni Landoni
CONTEXT: Myocardial injury during cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a major determinant of morbidity and mortality. Preclinical and clinical evidence of dose- and time-related cardioprotective effects of volatile anesthetic drugs exist and their use during the whole surgery duration could improve perioperative cardiac protection. Even if administering volatile agents during CPB are relatively easy, technical problems, such as waste gas scavenging, may prevent safe and manageable administration of halogenated vapors during CPB...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991117/thermal-a-%C3%AE-nociceptors-identified-by-transcriptomics-express-higher-levels-of-anesthesia-sensitive-receptors-than-thermal-c-fibers-and-are-more-suppressible-by-low-dose-isoflurane
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Stephen J Raithel, Matthew R Sapio, Michael J Iadarola, Andrew J Mannes
We investigated the effect of isoflurane on 2 main types of thermal nociceptors: A-δ and C-fibers. Surprisingly, 1% inhaled isoflurane led to a hyperalgesic response to C-fiber thermal stimulation, whereas responses to A-δ thermal stimulation were blunted. We explored the hypothesis that differences in withdrawal behavior are mediated by differential expression of isoflurane-sensitive proteins between these types of thermal nociceptors. Multiple transcriptomic databases of peripheral neurons were integrated to reveal that isoflurane-susceptible proteins Htr3a, Kcna2, and Scn8a were enriched in thermosensitive A-δ neurons...
October 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990517/anesthetic-agents-and-neuronal-autophagy-what-we-know-and-what-we-don-t
#9
Lili Xu, Jianjun Shen, Patrick M McQuillan, Zhiyong Hu
Numerous experimental data have demonstrated that neonatal animal exposure to commonly used anesthetic agents may cause neuronal death resulting in cognitive impairment. The underlying mechanism(s) remain elusive. Depending on the circumstances, autophagy may produce an effect that can be either protective or deleterious. Recent evidence demonstrates that this process can reduce the development of ethanol induced neurotoxicity and, as we know, ethanol has γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist and N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonist characteristics similar to commonly used volatile anesthetic agents...
October 9, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979044/use-of-volatile-anesthetic-agent-in-extracorporeal-circuit-as-a-cause-of-break-in-polycarbonate-connector-lessons-learnt
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Deepak Gowda, K Rashmi, Naveen Pandarinathan, Neelam Desai
Mishaps, near misses, and lethal incidents are known to occur during cardiopulmonary bypass. We share one such rare case of break in polycarbonate connector because of the use of isoflurane in extracorporeal circuit and its successful management.
September 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970101/modulation-of-hyperpolarization-activated-cation-current-ih-by-volatile-anesthetic-sevoflurane-in-the-mouse-striatum-during-postnatal-development
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Yusuke Sugasawa, Masataka Fukuda, Nozomi Ando, Ritsuko Inoue, Sakura Nakauchi, Masami Miura, Kinya Nishimura
Volatile anesthetics have been reported to inhibit hyperpolarization-activated cyclic-nucleotide gated channels underlying the hyperpolarization-activated cation current (Ih) that contributes to generation of synchronized oscillatory neural rhythms. Meanwhile, the developmental change of Ih has been speculated to play a pivotal role during maturation. In this study, we examined the effect of the volatile anesthetic sevoflurane, which is widely used in pediatric surgery, on Ih and on functional Ih activation kinetics of cholinergic interneurons in developing striatum...
September 29, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951874/the-impact-of-volatile-anesthetic-choice-on-postoperative-outcomes-of-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Rafael A Núñez-Patiño, Valentina Torres, Yudy Salazar-Gomez
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of volatile anesthetic choice on clinically relevant outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Major databases were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing volatile anesthetics (isoflurane versus sevoflurane) in cardiac surgery. Study-level characteristics, intraoperative events, and postoperative outcomes were extracted from the articles. RESULTS: Sixteen RCTs involving 961 patients were included in this meta-analysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951521/isoflurane-promotes-glucose-metabolism-through-upregulation-of-mir-21-and-suppresses-mitochondrial-oxidative-phosphorylation-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Nai-Liang Guo, Jing-Hua Tan, Jing-Ping Wu, Ying-Hua Xu
Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal gynecologic malignancies in women. Isoflurane is one of volatile anesthetics used extensively for inhalational anesthesia and gynaecological surgery. However, the effects of isoflurane on ovarian cancer have not been fully elucidated. It is wildly studied that one of the biochemical fingerprints of cancer cells is the altered energy metabolism which is characterized by preferential dependence on glycolysis for energy production in an oxygen-independent manner. In this study, we explored the roles of isoflurane in the regulation of cellular metabolism of ovarian cancer cells...
September 26, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944861/panax-notoginseng-saponins-attenuates-sevoflurane%C3%A2-induced-nerve-cell-injury-by-modulating-akt-signaling-pathway
#14
Xu Yang, Sun Yang, Chen Hong, Wang Yu, Wang Guonian
General anesthesia in patients with or at risk for neuronal injury remains challenging due to the neurotoxic effects of volatile anesthetics. One inhalation anesthetic, sevoflurane, induces neuronal damage, including neuroapoptosis, and learning and memory impairment. Panax Notoginseng Saponins (PNS) is the active ingredient of Sanqui and has been reported to exert neuroprotective effects. In the current study, the protective effect of PNS on sevoflurane‑induced nerve cell injury was explored. Cell proliferation was significantly reduced in a dose‑dependent manner following stimulation with sevoflurane...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924371/comparison-of-the-analgesic-properties-of-sevoflurane-and-desflurane-using-surgical-pleth-index-at-equi-minimum-alveolar-concentration
#15
Kyoungho Ryu, Keulame Song, Jia Kim, Eugene Kim, Seong-Hyop Kim
Background: Traditionally, minimum alveolar concentration (MAC) has been used as the standard measure to compare the potencies of volatile anesthetics. However, it reflects the spinal mechanism of immobility rather than the subcortical mechanism of analgesia. Recently, the surgical pleth index (SPI) derived from photoplethysmographic waveform was shown to reflect the intraoperative analgesic component. This study was designed to compare the SPI values produced by equi-MAC of two commonly used volatile anesthetics, sevoflurane and desflurane...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916989/comparison-of-the-recovery-profile-between-desflurane-and-sevoflurane-in-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
REVIEW
Preet Mohinder Singh, Anuradha Borle, Jason McGavin, Anjan Trikha, Ashish Sinha
Early and clear recovery from anesthesia is the crux for preventing perioperative complications in the obese undergoing bariatric surgery. Volatile inhalation agents by virtue of high lipid solubility are expected to produce residual anesthetic effects. Prospective randomized trials comparing desflurane and sevoflurane used for anesthesia maintenance (electroencephalograph guided) during bariatric surgery published till 1st of July 2017 were searched in the medical database. Comparisons were made for surrogate markers of recovery from anesthesia that included time to eye-opening (TEo), time to tracheal-extubation (TEx), and Aldrete scores on immediately shifting to recovery (Ald-I)...
September 16, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905322/differences-in-immune-response-to-anesthetics-used-for-day-surgery-versus-hospitalization-surgery-for-breast-cancer-patients
#17
Ryungsa Kim, Ami Kawai, Megumi Wakisaka, Yuri Funaoka, Shoichiro Ohtani, Mitsuya Ito, Takayuki Kadoya, Morihito Okada
BACKGROUND: Surgery/anesthetic technique-stimulated immunosuppression may be associated with outcome for cancer patients. Here, the immune responses of patients undergoing day surgery versus hospitalization surgery for breast cancer were compared in a prospective study. METHODS: Between February 2012 and August 2014, 21 breast cancer patients underwent day surgery and 16 breast cancer patients underwent hospitalization surgery. The former group received lidocaine/propofol/pethidine, while propofol/systemic opioid- and sevoflurane/propofol/systemic opioid-based anesthesia were administered to the latter group...
September 14, 2017: Clinical and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861655/inhaled-anesthetic-agent-sedation-in-the-icu-and-trace-gas-concentrations-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Jennifer Herzog-Niescery, Hans-Martin Seipp, Thomas Peter Weber, Martin Bellgardt
There is a growing interest in the use of volatile anesthetics for inhalational sedation of adult critically ill patients in the ICU. Its safety and efficacy has been demonstrated in various studies and technical equipment such as the anaesthetic conserving device (AnaConDa™; Sedana Medical, Uppsala, Sweden) or the MIRUS™ system (Pall Medical, Dreieich, Germany) have significantly simplified the application of volatile anesthetics in the ICU. However, the personnel's exposure to waste anesthetic gas during daily work is possibly disadvantageous, because there is still uncertainty about potential health risks...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857808/effect-of-bronchoconstriction-induced-ventilation-perfusion-mismatch-on-uptake-and-elimination-of-isoflurane-and-desflurane
#19
Moritz Kretzschmar, Alf Kozian, James E Baumgardner, Joao Batista Borges, Göran Hedenstierna, Anders Larsson, Thomas Hachenberg, Thomas Schilling
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of patients with obstructive lung diseases need anesthesia for surgery. These conditions are associated with pulmonary ventilation/perfusion (VA/Q) mismatch affecting kinetics of volatile anesthetics. Pure shunt might delay uptake of less soluble anesthetic agents but other forms of VA/Q scatter have not yet been examined. Volatile anesthetics with higher blood solubility would be less affected by VA/Q mismatch. We therefore compared uptake and elimination of higher soluble isoflurane and less soluble desflurane in a piglet model...
November 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857280/dynamic-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-operating-theater-personnel-exposed-to-anesthetic-gases
#20
Betul Kozanhan, Ikbal Inanlı, Cigdem Damla Deniz, Mehmet Sinan Iyisoy, Salim Neselioğlu, Osman Sahin, Fatma Akin, Mahmut Sami Tutar, Ibrahim Eren, Ozcan Erel
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between dynamic thiol/disulphide homeostasis and occupational exposure to volatile anesthetic gases in operating theater personnel. Decreased blood thiol levels and raised blood disulphide levels serve as biomarkers of oxidative stress. METHODS: We included 65 subjects occupationally exposed and 55 unexposed healthy medical professionals into the study. A novel method enabled separate measurements of components involved in dynamic thiol/disulphide homeostasis (native thiol, disulphide, and total thiol)...
November 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
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