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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034449/nitrous-oxide-based-vs-nitrous-oxide-free-general-anaesthesia-and-accidental-awareness-in-surgical-patients-an-abridged-cochrane-systematic-review
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REVIEW
J Hounsome, J Greenhalgh, O J Schofield-Robinson, S R Lewis, T M Cook, A F Smith
Accidental awareness during general anaesthesia can arise from a failure to deliver sufficient anaesthetic agent, or from a patient's resistance to an expected sufficient dose of such an agent. Awareness is 'explicit' if the patient is subsequently able to recall the event. We conducted a systematic review into the effect of nitrous oxide used as part of a general anaesthetic on the risk of accidental awareness in people over the age of five years undergoing general anaesthesia for surgery. We included 15 randomised controlled trials, 14 of which, representing a total of 3439 participants, were included in our primary analysis of the frequency of accidental awareness events...
October 16, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964314/optimal-dose-of-rocuronium-bromide-undergoing-adenotonsillectomy-under-5-sevoflurane-with-fentanyl
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Hyub Huh, Jeong Jun Park, Ji Yeong Kim, Tae Hoon Kim, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Hye Won Shin, Hye-Won Lee, Hye-Ja Lim, Jang Eun Cho
OBJECTIVE: Adenotonsillectomy is a short surgical procedure under general anaesthesia in children. An ideal muscle relaxant for adenotonsillectomy would create an intense neuromuscular block while having a quick recovery time without postoperative morbidity. We compared the effect of different doses of rocuronium for the tracheal intubation in children under 5% sevoflurane and fentanyl. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 75 children (aged 3-10 years, ASA I) scheduled for adenotonsillectomy were enrolled...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868303/adjuvants-to-local-anesthetics-current-understanding-and-future-trends
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EDITORIAL
Amlan Swain, Deb Sanjay Nag, Seelora Sahu, Devi Prasad Samaddar
Although beneficial in acute and chronic pain management, the use of local anaesthetics is limited by its duration of action and the dose dependent adverse effects on the cardiac and central nervous system. Adjuvants or additives are often used with local anaesthetics for its synergistic effect by prolonging the duration of sensory-motor block and limiting the cumulative dose requirement of local anaesthetics. The armamentarium of local anesthetic adjuvants have evolved over time from classical opioids to a wide array of drugs spanning several groups and varying mechanisms of action...
August 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866307/evaluation-of-periprocedural-hypersensitivity-reactions
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Melissa Iammatteo, Taha Keskin, Elina Jerschow
BACKGROUND: Identifying the cause of periprocedural hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) remains challenging because of the multitude of medications involved. Antibiotics are the most common cause in the United States, whereas neuromuscular blocking agents are most common in Europe. OBJECTIVE: To identify causative agents for periprocedural HSRs. METHODS: This study was a 7-year retrospective medical record review of patients evaluated between December 2009 and January 2017 at a drug allergy center in Bronx, New York for periprocedural HSRs, defined as occurring soon before, during, or soon after a medical procedure or operation with or without general anesthesia...
October 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838986/ammonia-modifies-enteric-neuromuscular-transmission-through-glial-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-signaling
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David E Fried, Ralph E Watson, Simon C Robson, Brian D Gulbransen
OBJECTIVE: Impaired gut motility may contribute, at least in part, to the development of systemic hyperammonemia and systemic neurological disorders in inherited metabolic disorders, or in severe liver and renal disease. It is not known whether enteric neurotransmission regulates intestinal luminal and hence systemic ammonia levels by induced changes in motility. DESIGN: Here, we propose and test the hypothesis that ammonia acts through specific enteric circuits to influence gut motility...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830363/recovery-and-prediction-of-postoperative-muscle-power-is-it-still-a-problem
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Martin Zoremba, Dennis Kornmann, Benjamin Vojnar, Rene Burchard, Thomas Wiesmann, Hinnerk Wulf, Thomas Kratz
BACKGROUND: In the postoperative period, immediate recovery of muscular power is essential for patient safety, but this can be affected by anaesthetic drugs, opioids and neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA). In this cohort study, we evaluated anaesthetic and patient-related factors contributing to reduced postoperative muscle power and pulse oximetric saturation. METHODS: We prospectively observed 615 patients scheduled for minor surgery. Premedication, general anaesthesia and respiratory settings were standardized according to standard operating procedures (SOP)...
August 22, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818054/comparison-of-the-trapezius-and-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-as-predictor-of-good-intubating-conditions-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stefan Soltesz, Christian Stark, Karl G Noé, Michael Anapolski, Thomas Mencke
BACKGROUND: Adequate muscle relaxation is important for ensuring optimal conditions for intubation. Although acceleromyography of the adductor pollicis muscle is commonly used to assess conditions for intubation, we hypothesized that acceleromyography of the trapezius is more indicative of optimal intubating conditions. The primary outcome was the difference between both measurement sites with regard to prediction of good or acceptable intubating conditions. METHODS: Neuromuscular blockade after injection of rocuronium 0...
August 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806470/efficacy-and-safety-of-sugammadex-versus-neostigmine-in-reversing-neuromuscular-blockade-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ana-Marija Hristovska, Patricia Duch, Mikkel Allingstrup, Arash Afshari
BACKGROUND: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as neostigmine, have traditionally been used for reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents. However, these drugs have significant limitations, such as indirect mechanisms of reversal, limited and unpredictable efficacy, and undesirable autonomic responses. Sugammadex is a selective relaxant-binding agent specifically developed for rapid reversal of non-depolarizing neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium. Its potential clinical benefits include fast and predictable reversal of any degree of block, increased patient safety, reduced incidence of residual block on recovery, and more efficient use of healthcare resources...
August 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798922/practical-approach-to-the-patient-with-acute-neuromuscular-weakness
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REVIEW
Rajeev Nayak
Acute neuromuscular paralysis (ANMP) is a clinical syndrome characterized by rapid onset muscle weakness progressing to maximum severity within several days to weeks (less than 4 wk). Bulbar and respiratory muscle weakness may or may not be present. It is a common neurological emergency which requires immediate and careful investigations to determine the etiology because accurate diagnosis has significant impact on therapy and prognosis. Respiratory failure caused by neuromuscular weakness is considered as more critical than lung disease because its development may be insidious or subtle until sudden decompensation leads to life threatening hypoxia...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790398/shedding-light-on-alzheimer-s-%C3%AE-amyloidosis-photosensitized-methylene-blue-inhibits-self-assembly-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptides-and-disintegrates-their-aggregates
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Byung Il Lee, Yoon Seok Suh, You Jung Chung, Kweon Yu, Chan Beum Park
Abnormal aggregation of β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides is a major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In spite of numerous attempts to prevent the β-amyloidosis, no effective drugs for treating AD have been developed to date. Among many candidate chemicals, methylene blue (MB) has proved its therapeutic potential for AD in a number of in vitro and in vivo studies; but the result of recent clinical trials performed with MB and its derivative was negative. Here, with the aid of multiple photochemical analyses, we first report that photoexcited MB molecules can block Aβ42 aggregation in vitro...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770093/the-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-management-of-ards-in-japan
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Satoru Hashimoto, Masamitsu Sanui, Moritoki Egi, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Junji Shiotsuka, Ryutaro Seo, Ryoma Tanaka, Yu Tanaka, Yasuhiro Norisue, Yoshiro Hayashi, Eishu Nango
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Society of Respiratory Care Medicine and the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine provide here a clinical practice guideline for the management of adult patients with ARDS in the ICU. METHOD: The guideline was developed applying the GRADE system for performing robust systematic reviews with plausible recommendations. The guideline consists of 13 clinical questions mainly regarding ventilator settings and drug therapies (the last question includes 11 medications that are not approved for clinical use in Japan)...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763317/rocuronium-is-more-hepatotoxic-than-succinylcholine-in-vitro
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Martin Sauer, Ines Piel, Cristof Haubner, Georg Richter, Miriam Mann, Gabriele Nöldge-Schomburg, Thomas Mencke
BACKGROUND: The development of liver failure is a major problem in critically ill patients. The hepatotoxicity of many drugs, as one important reason for liver failure, is poorly screened for in human models. Rocuronium and succinylcholine are neuromuscular blocking agents used for tracheal intubation and for rapid-sequence induction. OBJECTIVE: We used an in-vitro test with a permanent cell line and compared rocuronium and succinylcholine for hepatotoxicity. DESIGN: In-vitro study...
September 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752367/update-on-quinolone-allergy
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REVIEW
Inmaculada Doña, Esther Moreno, Natalia Pérez-Sánchez, Inmaculada Andreu, Dolores Hernández Fernandez de Rojas, María José Torres
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Quinolones are a group of synthetic antibiotics widely use as first-line treatment for many infections. There has been an increase in the incidence of hypersensitivity reactions to quinolones in recent years, likely due to increased prescription. The purpose of this review is to summarize the clinical pictures, the methods used for diagnosing and the management of allergic reactions to quinolones. RECENT FINDINGS: Allergic reactions to quinolones can be immediate or delayed, being anaphylaxis and maculopapular exanthema respectively the most frequent clinical entities...
August 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663656/dilemmas-in-anesthetic-management-of-a-patient-with-history-of-anaphylaxis-to-vecuronium
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Nidhi Agrawal, A R Gogia, Madhu Dayal
Anaphylaxis during anesthesia is a life-threatening situation that occurs uncommonly. A 60-year-old woman with a history of anaphylaxis during previous anesthesia is scheduled to undergo elective open cholecystectomy. Her skin tests revealed sensitivity to vecuronium and nonsensitivity to injections of midazolam, fentanyl, and propofol. Due to high incidence of cross sensitivity among neuromuscular drugs, it was thought best to avoid general anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia was planned for the patient. The patient refused to give consent for spinal anesthesia, and she had to be taken up for surgery under general anesthesia...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663634/comparison-of-effect-of-ephedrine-and-priming-on-the-onset-time-of-vecuronium
#15
Krishnadas Anandan, Indu Suseela, Harish Valiya Purayil
BACKGROUND: Succinylcholine has been the neuromuscular blocking drug of choice for laryngoscopy and intubation, but it has several adverse effects. Nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs are good alternative provided their onset of action is hastened. Priming technique and use of ephedrine or MgSO4 pretreatment is good options. AIMS: To compare the effects of priming and ephedrine pretreatment on the onset time of intubating dose of vecuronium. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A prospective, randomized comparative study was done at a state-owned tertiary care teaching hospital...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640017/reversal-of-vecuronium-induced-neuromuscular-blockade-with-low-dose-sugammadex-at-train-of-four-count-of-four-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
László Asztalos, Zoltán Szabó-Maák, András Gajdos, Réka Nemes, Adrienn Pongrácz, Szabolcs Lengyel, Béla Fülesdi, Edömér Tassonyi
BACKGROUND: Rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block that spontaneously recovered to a train-of-four count of four can be reversed with sugammadex 0.5 or 1.0 mg/kg. We investigated whether these doses of sugammadex can also reverse vecuronium at a similar level of block. METHODS: Sixty-five patients were randomly assigned, and 64 were analyzed in this controlled, superiority study. Participants received general anesthesia with propofol, sevoflurane, fentanyl, and vecuronium...
September 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590439/reclassifying-anaphylaxis-to-neuromuscular-blocking-agents-based-on-the-presumed-patho-mechanism-ige-mediated-pharmacological-adverse-reaction-or-innate-hypersensitivity
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REVIEW
David Spoerl, Haig Nigolian, Christoph Czarnetzki, Thomas Harr
Approximately 60% of perioperative anaphylactic reactions are thought to be immunoglobulin IgE mediated, whereas 40% are thought to be non-IgE mediated hypersensitivity reactions (both considered non-dose-related type B adverse drug reactions). In both cases, symptoms are elicited by mast cell degranulation. Also, pharmacological reactions to drugs (type A, dose-related) may sometimes mimic symptoms triggered by mast cell degranulation. In case of hypotension, bronchospasm, or urticarial rash due to mast cell degranulation, identification of the responsible mechanism is complicated...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509778/multiple-anesthetic-drug-sensitization-in-a-hairdresser-with-previous-immediate-type-hypersensitivity-to-penicillin-a-case-report
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Cristina Petrişor, Nadia Gherman, Manuela Sfichi, Marius Mureşan, Natalia Hagău
Risk factors for intraoperative immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions may require allergological evaluation. We report the case of a hairdresser with a positive history of penicillin hypersensitivity and anaphylactic shock during previous general anesthesia, whose in vivo and in vitro allergy tests were positive for neuromuscular blocking agents, opioids, and midazolam. Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions to antibiotics and professional exposure to hairdressing products might induce simultaneous cross-sensitization to multiple drugs that are commonly used during general anesthesia...
September 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498889/uk-anaesthetists-perspectives-and-experiences-of-severe-perioperative-anaphylaxis-nap6-baseline-survey
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H I Kemp, T M Cook, M Thomas, N J N Harper
Background: There is limited information on UK anaesthetists' perspectives and experiences of perioperative anaphylaxis. This baseline survey of the Sixth National Audit Project (NAP6) aimed to identify relevant departmental preparedness and practices, and individual experiences, perceptions and drug-avoidance patterns. Methods: All anaesthetists in 356 UK NHS hospitals were invited to complete an electronic survey. Results: 11 104 anaesthetists (77% crude response rate) from 341 (96%) hospitals responded...
July 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494889/influence-of-the-perioperative-administration-of-magnesium-sulfate-on-the-total-dose-of-anesthetics-during-general-anesthesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Laura Rodríguez-Rubio, Eduardo Nava, Julián Solís García Del Pozo, Joaquín Jordán
BACKGROUND: Magnesium sulfate displays numerous characteristics that make it a useful drug in anesthesiology (N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist, vasodilator, antiarrhythmic, inhibitor of catecholamine release and of acetylcholine in the terminal motor plate). The perioperative use of this drug as an adjuvant capable of decreasing the required dose of anesthetics, has been proposed. OBJECTIVES: To assess the influence of intravenous magnesium sulfate administration during general anesthesia on the overall dose of required anesthetics...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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