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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452811/effects-on-adult-cognitive-function-after-neonatal-exposure-to-clinically-relevant-doses-of-ionising-radiation-and-ketamine-in-mice
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S Buratovic, B Stenerlöw, S Sundell-Bergman, A Fredriksson, H Viberg, T Gordh, P Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Radiological methods for screening, diagnostics and therapy are frequently used in healthcare. In infants and children, anaesthesia/sedation is often used in these situations to relieve the patients' perception of stress or pain. Both ionising radiation (IR) and ketamine have been shown to induce developmental neurotoxic effects and this study aimed to identify the combined effects of these in a murine model. METHODS: Male mice were exposed to a single dose of ketamine (7...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260313/post-operative-cognitive-decline-pocd-after-gynaecologic-surgery-current-opinions-and-future-applications
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Zarbo Cristina, Brivio Michela, Brugnera Agostino, Malandrino Chiara, Trezzi Gaetano, Rabboni Massimo, Bondi Emi, Compare Angelo, Frigerio Luigi
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) is known to occur quite frequently after a cardiac surgery, especially in older population. Few studies specifically focused on its incidence and characteristics in gynecological setting. METHODS: Current opinions and future applications of POCD studies in gynecological setting have been discussed. RESULT: There are still many questions and issues about POCD in gynecological setting that remain unanswered as well as numerous research fields that have not been still explored...
December 19, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121298/human-neural-correlates-of-sevoflurane-induced-unconsciousness
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B J A Palanca, M S Avidan, G A Mashour
Sevoflurane, a volatile anaesthetic agent well-tolerated for inhalation induction, provides a useful opportunity to elucidate the processes whereby halogenated ethers disrupt consciousness and cognition. Multiple molecular targets of sevoflurane have been identified, complementing imaging and electrophysiologic markers for the mechanistically obscure progression from wakefulness to unconsciousness. Recent investigations have more precisely detailed scalp EEG activity during this transition, with practical clinical implications...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969319/effects-of-propofol-and-surgery-on-neuropathology-and-cognition-in-the-3xtgad-alzheimer-transgenic-mouse-model
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F Mardini, J X Tang, J C Li, M J Arroliga, R G Eckenhoff, M F Eckenhoff
Background: Previous work suggests that anaesthesia and surgery amplify the pathology and cognitive impairment of animals made vulnerable via age or specific transgenes. We hypothesized that surgery under propofol anaesthesia, a widely used i.v. general anaesthetic, has minimal delayed cognitive and neuroinflammatory sequelae in a vulnerable mouse transgenic model. Methods: We conducted caecal ligation and excision surgery in cognitively presymptomatic (11-month-old) 3xTgAD mice under i...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969308/inhibition-of-p75-neurotrophin-receptor-does-not-rescue-cognitive-impairment-in-adulthood-after-isoflurane-exposure-in-neonatal-mice
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J M Schilling, A Kassan, C Mandyam, M L Pearn, A Voong, G G Grogman, V B Risbrough, I R Niesman, H H Patel, P M Patel, B P Head
Background: Isoflurane is widely used for anaesthesia in humans. Isoflurane exposure of rodents prior to post-natal day 7 (PND7) leads to widespread neurodegeneration in laboratory animals. Previous data from our laboratory suggest an attenuation of apoptosis with the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) inhibitor TAT-Pep5. We hypothesized that isoflurane toxicity leads to behavioural and cognitive abnormalities and can be rescued with pre-anaesthesia administration of TAT-Pep5. Methods: Neonatal mouse pups were pretreated with either TAT-Pep5 (25 μl, 10 μM i...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752006/short-term-and-long-term-effects-of-dexamethasone-on-cognitive-dysfunction-induced-by-sevoflurane-in-adult-rats
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Tuğba Karaman, Serkan Karaman, Serkan Doğru, Hakan Tapar, Aynur Şahin, Mustafa Süren
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is common after anaesthesia in elderly patients. However, it may appear in patients of all ages. The main pathogenesis of cognitive dysfunction remains unclear, although there is some evidence that brain inflammation may alter cognitive abilities. In the present study, we aim to evaluate short-term and long-term effects of dexamethasone on cognitive dysfunction induced by sevoflurane anaesthesia in adult rats. METHODS: Seven-month-old 30 male Wistar albino rats were randomised into three groups: sevoflurane group (exposure to sevoflurane), sevoflurane + dexamethasone group (exposure to sevoflurane and dexamethasone injection), and control group (exposure to 100% oxygen)...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673212/awareness-during-general-anaesthesia-in-the-first-4-000-incidents-reported-to-webairs
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K Leslie, M D Culwick, H Reynolds, J A Hannam, A F Merry
The aim of this study was to analyse the incidents related to awareness during general anaesthesia in the first 4,000 cases reported to webAIRS-an anaesthetic incident reporting system established in Australia and New Zealand in 2009. Included incidents were those in which the reporter selected "neurological" as the main category and "awareness/dreaming/nightmares" as a subcategory, those where the narrative report included the word "awareness" and those identified by the authors as possibly relevant to awareness...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575197/visual-recognition-memory-is-impaired-in-rhesus-monkeys-repeatedly-exposed-to-sevoflurane-in-infancy
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M C Alvarado, K L Murphy, M G Baxter
Background: Experimental studies in animals have shown that exposure to general anaesthesia in infancy can cause loss of cells in the central nervous system and long-term impairments in neurocognitive function. Some human epidemiological studies have shown increased risk of learning disability after repeated anaesthesia exposure in early childhood. Thus, we investigated in a highly translational rhesus monkey model, whether repeated exposure in infancy to the inhalation anaesthetic sevoflurane is associated with impaired visual recognition memory during the first two yr of life...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558697/does-an-electronic-cognitive-aid-have-an-effect-on-the-management-of-severe-gynaecological-turp-syndrome-a-prospective-randomised-simulation-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michael St Pierre, Georg Breuer, Dieter Strembski, Christopher Schmitt, Bjoern Luetcke
BACKGROUND: Lack of familiarity with the content of current guidelines is a major factor associated with non-compliance by clinicians. It is conceivable that cognitive aids with regularly updated medical content can guide clinicians' task performance by evidence-based practices, even if they are unfamiliar with the actual guideline. Acute hyponatraemia as a consequence of TURP syndrome is a rare intraoperative event, and current practice guidelines have changed from slow correction to rapid correction of serum sodium levels...
May 30, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376941/systematic-evaluation-of-skeletal-fractures-caused-by-induction-of-electroconvulsive-seizures-in-rat-state-a-need-for-attention-and-refinement-of-the-procedure
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Maria Ekemohn, Marie Kjær Nielsen, Matilda Grahm, Anders Tingström, Birgitte Kousholt, Gregers Wegener, Cecilie Bay-Richter
OBJECTIVE: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most efficient treatments for major depression. Electroconvulsive seizures (ECS), the animal model of ECT, is widely used to study both mechanisms of action and adverse effects of ECT. As the treatment itself serves as an instant anaesthetic and anaesthetic agents may affect memory functions and behaviour, ECS is traditionally administered without muscle relaxation and anaesthesia. A major problem of unmodified ECS, which has only been addressed peripherally in the literature, is that some animals sustain spinal fractures and subsequent hind leg paralysis (paraplegia)...
April 5, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349227/effects-of-bilateral-vestibular-deafferentation-in-rat-on-hippocampal-theta-response-to-somatosensory-stimulation-acetylcholine-release-and-cholinergic-neurons-in-the-pedunculopontine-tegmental-nucleus
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Phillip Aitken, Yiwen Zheng, Paul F Smith
Vestibular dysfunction has been shown to cause spatial memory impairment. Neurophysiological studies indicate that bilateral vestibular loss (BVL), in particular, is associated with an impairment of the response of hippocampal place cells and theta rhythm. However, the specific neural pathways through which vestibular information reaches the hippocampus are yet to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to further investigate the hypothesised 'theta-generating pathway' from the brainstem vestibular nucleus to the hippocampus...
March 27, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320312/the-effect-of-an-electronic-cognitive-aid-on-the-management-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-during-caesarean-section-a-prospective-randomised-simulation-study
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Michael St Pierre, Bjoern Luetcke, Dieter Strembski, Christopher Schmitt, Georg Breuer
BACKGROUND: Cognitive aids have come to be viewed as promising tools in the management of perioperative critical events. The majority of published simulation studies have focussed on perioperative crises that are characterised by time pressure, rare occurrence, or complex management steps (e.g., cardiac arrest emergencies, management of the difficult airway). At present, there is limited information on the usefulness of cognitive aids in critical situations with moderate time pressure and complexity...
March 20, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235512/transient-global-amnesia-in-immediate-postoperative-period-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Anudeep Jafra, Tanvir Samra, Vasudha Gupta, M Seran Kumar Reddy
INTRODUCTION: Transient Global Amnesia (TGA) is short-term inability to form new memories despite otherwise normal neurological function. There is associated anterograde and retrograde amnesia. The memory loss is often accompanied by repetitive questioning and temporal disorientation while higher cognitive functions are preserved. The symptoms usually resolve by 24h. CASE REPORT: We present an interesting case of 31year old female who was planned for robotically assisted right sided pyeloplasty...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137660/effects-of-moderate-treadmill-exercise-and-fluoxetine-on-behavioural-and-cognitive-deficits-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-dysfunction-and-alternations-in-hippocampal-bdnf-and-mrna-expression-of-apoptosis-related-proteins-in-a-rat-model-of-post-traumatic
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Sakineh Shafia, Abbas Ali Vafaei, Seyed Afshin Samaei, Ahmad Reza Bandegi, Alireza Rafiei, Reza Valadan, Zahra Hosseini-Khah, Raziyeh Mohammadkhani, Ali Rashidy-Pour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that develops after an individual has experienced a major trauma. Currently, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like fluoxetine are the first-line choice in PTSD drug treatment but their moderate response rates and side effects indicate an urgent need for the development of new treatment. Physical activity is known to improve symptoms of certain neuropsychiatric disorders. The present study investigated the effects of moderate treadmill exercise, the antidepressant fluoxetine and the combined treatment on behavioural deficits, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction...
March 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044337/the-role-and-limitations-of-eeg-based-depth-of-anaesthesia-monitoring-in-theatres-and-intensive-care
#15
REVIEW
Z Hajat, N Ahmad, J Andrzejowski
In this article we will look at some of the principles in processed EEG monitoring as applied to bispectral index (BIS). We outline why BIS should be regarded as a 'memory' monitor which in most circumstances reflects the depth of sedation or anaesthesia in particular patients. Its limitation in paralysed and non-paralysed patients must be understood in order for this monitor to be used safely. Finally, its emerging use in critical care will be explored.
January 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003411/dorsal-vs-ventral-differences-in-fast-up-state-associated-oscillations-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-of-the-urethane-anesthetized-rat
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Sabine Gretenkord, Adrian Rees, Miles A Whittington, Sarah E Gartside, Fiona E N LeBeau
Cortical slow oscillations (0.1-1 Hz), which may play a role in memory consolidation, are a hallmark of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and also occur under anesthesia. During slow oscillations the neuronal network generates faster oscillations on the active Up-states and these nested oscillations are particularly prominent in the PFC. In rodents the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) consists of several subregions: anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), prelimbic (PrL), infralimbic (IL), and dorsal peduncular cortices (DP)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914975/techniques-for-chronic-monitoring-of-brain-activity-in-freely-moving-sheep-using-wireless-eeg-recording
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N Perentos, A U Nicol, A Q Martins, J E Stewart, P Taylor, A J Morton
BACKGROUND: Large mammals with complex central nervous systems offer new possibilities for translational research into basic brain function. Techniques for monitoring brain activity in large mammals, however, are not as well developed as they are in rodents. NEW METHOD: We have developed a method for chronic monitoring of electroencephalographic (EEG) activity in unrestrained sheep. We describe the methods for behavioural training prior to implantation, surgical procedures for implantation, a protocol for reliable anaesthesia and recovery, methods for EEG data collection, as well as data pertaining to suitability and longevity of different types of electrodes...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842634/a-review-of-the-peri-operative-management-of-paediatric-burns-identifying-adverse-events
#18
H Rode, C Brink, K Bester, M P Coleman, T Baisey, R Martinez
BACKGROUND: Burn injuries are common in poverty-stricken countries. The majority of patients with large and complex burns are referred to burn centres. Of the children who qualify for admission, according to burn admission criteria, about half require some kind of surgical procedure to obtain skin cover. These range from massive full-thickness fire burns to skin grafts for small, residual unhealed wounds. Burn anaesthetic procedures are of the most difficult to perform and are known for high complication rates...
November 2, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755648/anaesthetic-interventions-for-prevention-of-awareness-during-surgery
#19
REVIEW
Anthony G Messina, Michael Wang, Marshall J Ward, Chase C Wilker, Brett B Smith, Daniel P Vezina, Nathan Leon Pace
BACKGROUND: General anaesthesia is usually associated with unconsciousness. 'Awareness' is when patients have postoperative recall of events or experiences during surgery. 'Wakefulness' is when patients become conscious during surgery, but have no postoperative recollection of the period of consciousness. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of two types of anaesthetic interventions in reducing clinically significant awareness:- anaesthetic drug regimens; and- intraoperative anaesthetic depth monitors...
October 18, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624061/the-effect-of-anaesthesia-on-the-infant-brain
#20
REVIEW
Andrew Davidson
Pre-clinical studies have consistently found that most general anaesthetics produce accelerated apoptosis in the developing brain. The effect has been seen in species ranging from the nematode to the non-human primate. A variety of other effects are also seen. There is also some evidence that animals exposed to anaesthesia are at increased risk of deficits in memory and learning. The effects are only seen with prolonged exposure. There are numerous problems in translating these findings to human clinical scenarios...
November 2016: Early Human Development
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