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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922339/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-anaesthesia-related-perioperative-cardiac-arrest-a-6-year-observational-study-from-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital
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Andreas Hohn, Jan-Nicolas Machatschek, Jeremy Franklin, Stephan A Padosch
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the incidences of anaesthesia-related perioperative mortality and adverse outcomes have decreased drastically. However, to date, data on perioperative cardiac arrest and risk factors of perioperative cardiac arrest from European countries are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidences of perioperative cardiac arrest and rates of anaesthesia-related and anaesthesia-contributory cardiac arrest. Identification of pre-existing risk factors leading to perioperative cardiac arrest...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913494/the-public-perception-of-the-anaesthesiologist-in-romania-a-survey
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Adela Hilda Onutu, Cristina Rus, Iurie Acalovschi
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that the public perception of anaesthesiologists' duties regarding perioperative management lacks a good understanding. The aim of this study was to assess the public perception of the anaesthesiologist's role before, during and after surgery, in Romania. METHOD: The prospective cross-sectional study was undertaken between January 2015 and August 2016. A questionnaire that comprised 23 questions was uploaded on Google at https://docs...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913485/an-in-vitro-study-of-the-release-capacity-of-the-local-anaesthetics-from-siloxane-matrices
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Gabriela Preda, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Dorel Săndesc, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Marius Papurica, Sonia Elena Popovici, Monica Dragomirescu
AIMS: In the field of anaesthesia and intensive care, the controlled release systems capable of delivering constantly local anaesthetics are of interest because of the advantages brought to pain management. In this paper we presented the release profiles by usage of siloxane matrices of two common local anaesthetics, lidocaine and bupivacaine, analysed in vitro. METHODS: The siloxane matrices were obtained in accordance with the methods described in the specialized literature, tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and tetramethoxysilane (TMOS) were used as precursors...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913483/the-prevalence-of-perioperative-complications-in-patients-with-and-without-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Tatiana Ambrosii, Serghei Şandru, Adrian Belîi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have a high risk of postoperative complications. The purpose of the study was to record the spectrum and frequency of postoperative complications in patients with OSA versus (vs.) without OSA depending on the type of surgery and type of anaesthesia in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, descriptive study (n = 400). Ethics Committee approval was obtained and written informed consent was signed...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910340/successful-1-1-proportion-ventilation-with-a-unique-device-for-independent-lung-ventilation-using-a-double-lumen-tube-without-complications-in-the-supine-and-lateral-decubitus-positions-a-pilot-study
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Michał Kowalczyk, Sławomir Sawulski, Wojciech Dąbrowski, Luiza Grzycka-Kowalczyk, Edyta Kotlińska-Hasiec, Agnieszka Wrońska-Sewruk, Artur Florek, Rafał Rutyna
INTRODUCTION: Adequate blood oxygenation and ventilation/perfusion matching should be main goal of anaesthetic and intensive care management. At present, one of the methods of improving gas exchange restricted by ventilation/perfusion mismatching is independent ventilation with two ventilators. Recently, however, a unique device has been developed, enabling ventilation of independent lungs in 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, and 5:1 proportions. The main goal of the study was to evaluate the device's utility, precision and impact on pulmonary mechanics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893013/effects-of-intraperitoneal-local-anaesthetics-bupivacaine-and-ropivacaine-versus-placebo-on-postoperative-pain-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomised-double-blind-study
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Neha T Das, Charulata Deshpande
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) is the most frequently performed elective daycare surgery and provision of postoperative pain relief is of importance. After laparoscopic cholecystectomy shoulder and abdominal pain causes considerable distress. Visceral pain during coughing, respiration and mobilization increases morbidity, hospital stay and costs. AIM: To compare the analgesic efficacy of intraperitoneally instilled equipotent concentrations of bupivacaine and ropivacaine versus placebo in relieving postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy when used as a part of multimodal analgesia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868171/complication-of-peribulbar-block-brainstem-anaesthesia
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Leyla Kazancıoğlu, Şule Batçık, Hızır Kazdal, Ahmet Şen, Berrak Şekeryapan Gediz, Başar Erdivanlı
Peribulbar block is used to obtain anaesthesia and akinesia of the eye by injecting a local anaesthetic around the musclecone. A patient scheduled for cataract surgery received peribulbar block with 6 mL of 2% lidocaine hydrochloride. Following the injection, confusion, hypotension and dilatation of the contralateral pupil rapidly progressed to loss of consciousness and respiratory arrest. The patient was intubated and mechanically ventilated for 30 min. The patient regained her consciousness, was extubated and transferred to the intensive care unit for further follow-up...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854531/postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients-is-associated-with-subsequent-cognitive-impairment
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J Sprung, R O Roberts, T N Weingarten, A Nunes Cavalcante, D S Knopman, R C Petersen, A C Hanson, D R Schroeder, D O Warner
Background: We examined the risk for postoperative delirium (POD) in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, and the association between POD and subsequent development of MCI or dementia in cognitively normal elderly patients. Methods: Patients ≥65 yr of age enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging who were exposed to any type of anaesthesia from 2004 to 2014 were included. Cognitive status was evaluated before and after surgery by neuropsychological testing and clinical assessment, and was defined as normal or MCI/dementia...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832941/major-trauma-in-older-people-implications-for-anaesthesia-and-intensive-care-medicine
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EDITORIAL
R Griffiths, D Surendra Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790010/eye-protection-in-anaesthesia-and-intensive-care
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Hawa Keita, Jean-Michel Devys, Jacques Ripart, Marie Frost, Isabelle Cochereau, Frédérique Boutin, Claude Guérin, Dominique Fletcher, Vincent Compère
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777159/icu-admission-after-surgery-who-benefits
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Sadia Ghaffar, Rupert M Pearse, Michael A Gillies
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Death following surgery remains a major cause of death worldwide, and ICU admission following major surgery is considered a standard of care in many healthcare systems. However, ICU resources are finite and expensive, thus identifying those most likely to benefit is of great importance. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in surgical and perioperative management have moved the focus of postoperative care to preventing complications and reducing duration of hospitalisation...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754757/adjunctive-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-in-refractory-status-asthmaticus
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Chuan Jiang, Jodi Galaydick, Harold Fernandez, Jonathan Caronia
Status asthmaticus (SA) is a life-threatening disorder. Severe respiratory failure may require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Previous reports have demonstrated utility of ECMO in SA in various patients with varying success. A 25-year-old man was admitted with status asthmatics and severe hypercapnic respiratory failure. Despite tailored ventilator therapies, such as pressure control ventilation and maximal pharmacological therapy, including general anaesthesia, the patient’s condition deteriorated rapidly...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743147/-development-of-anaesthesia-related-mortality-and-impact-on-perioperative-outcome
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Peter Rosenberger, Berthold Drexler
Achievements in anaesthesiology form the basis for the tremendous development of surgical therapy. Reliable monitoring technology, which is scrutinized on a regular basis using checklists, is allowing anaesthesia at the borders of physiology. During the last decades, anaesthesia-related mortality has been decreasing considerably. Well-trained anaesthesiology staff, who considers patient- and procedure-specific risks in anaesthetic management, is of major importance. Furthermore, postoperative care in specialised units and intensive care wards is a key factor of improved patient outcome after surgery...
July 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726359/earplugs-during-the-first-night-after-cardiothoracic-surgery-may-improve-a-fast-track-protocol
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Johannes Menger, Bernhard Urbanek, Keso Skhirtladze-Dworschak, Viktoria Wolf, Arabella Fischer, Harald Rinösl, Martin Dworschak
BACKGROUND: Sleep deprivation after major surgery is common and associated with worse outcome. Noise is one important reason for sleep fragmentation, which contributes to enhanced morbidity. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the impact of earplugs on patients' sleep quality during their first night after cardiothoracic surgery to eventually improve an existing fast-track concept. METHODS: Sixty-three patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery eligible for a postoperative fast- track regimen on our cardiothoracic post anaesthesia care unit (C-PACU) were prospectively included...
July 20, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711179/immediate-birth-an-analysis-of-women-and-their-babies-undergoing-time-critical-birth-in-a-tertiary-referral-obstetric-hospital
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M H Warren, J Kamania, A T Dennis
BACKGROUND: At our institution, the emergency obstetric 'code green' activates the system for immediate birth, usually by caesarean section. This study aimed to determine the incidence of immediate birth, indications, modes of anaesthesia, and short-term neonatal and maternal outcomes. METHOD: A review was performed for all women at the Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Australia who underwent immediate birth over a two-year period: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698343/protocol-for-an-observational-study-of-delirium-in-the-post-anaesthesia-care-unit-pacu-as-a-potential-predictor-of-subsequent-postoperative-delirium
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Victoria Cui, Catherine M Tedeschi, Vanessa L Kronzer, Sherry L McKinnon, Michael S Avidan
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative delirium can be a serious consequence of major surgery, associated with longer hospital stays, readmission, cognitive and functional deterioration and mortality. Delirium is an acute, reversible disorder characterised by fluctuating course, inattention, disorganised thinking and altered level of consciousness. Delirium occurring in the hours immediately following anaesthesia and delirium occurring in the postoperative period of 1-5 days have been described as distinct clinical entities...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692440/cefepime-associated-with-phenytoin-induced-stevens-johnson-syndrome
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José Marco-Del Río, Esther Domingo-Chiva, Pablo Cuesta-Montero, Ana Valladolid-Walsh, Eva María García-Martínez
We describe a recent case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. A 49-year-old man was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of an Anaesthesia and Resuscitation Department because of a Fournier gangrene that derived in a sepsis, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and renal failure. He was under treatment with cefepime and suffered a generalized status epilepticus, so started treatment with phenytoin. The next day he developed a "maculous cutaneous eruption in trunk and lower limbs" compatible with a Stevens-Johnson Syndrome...
July 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675795/announcement-of-a-new-award-the-anaesthesia-and-intensive-care-biennial-history-award-and-the-inaugural-winner
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M G Cooper, R Cammack
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667219/associations-between-maternal-size-and-health-outcomes-for-women-undergoing-caesarean-section-a-multicentre-prospective-observational-study-the-mum-size-study
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Alicia Therese Dennis, Karen Elaine Lamb, David Story, Michelle Tew, Kim Dalziel, Philip Clarke, Jospeh Lew, Anna Parker, Elizabeth Hessian, Gyln Teale, Scott Simmons, Dan Casalaz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate associations between maternal body mass index (BMI) at delivery (using pregnancy-specific BMI cut-off values 5 kg/m(2) higher in each of the WHO groups) and clinical, theatre utilisation and health economic outcomes for women undergoing caesarean section (CS). DESIGN: A prospective multicentre observational study. SETTING: Seven secondary or tertiary referral obstetric hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: One thousand and four hundred and fifty-seven women undergoing all categories of CS...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661230/circle-co2-reabsorbing-breathing-systems-human-applications
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Patrick Magee
Artificial breathing systems to help humans survive extreme environments are used over a range of ambient pressures, using various gases of different volumetric concentrations. These activities include anaesthesia and intensive care activity, high-altitude mountaineering, firefighting, aerospace extravehicular space activity and underwater diving operations. A circle breathing system is one in which the exhaled carbon dioxide is absorbed by an alkali substance and the remaining unused gases are recirculated, usually for the sake of economy and environment...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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