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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
#3
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
#4
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
#6
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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660414/-stocks-of-dantrolene-in-anesthesia-and-intensive-care-units-in-germany-nationwide-online-survey-with-1673-participants
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E Pfenninger, S Heiderich, W Klingler
BACKGROUND: A malignant hyperthermia (MH) crisis is a potentially fatal complication in anesthesia and intensive care units (ICU). Rapid administration and adequate dosage of dantrolene is the only known effective pharmacological and causal treatment of an MH crisis. International anesthesiology societies recommend an initial dose of 2.0-2.5 mg/kg body weight (BW). The necessary total dosage should be titrated up to 10 mg/kg BW depending on the effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was an analysis of the stocking situation of dantrolene in Germany...
June 28, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649372/the-use-of-high-frequency-ventilation-during-general-anaesthesia-an-update
#10
REVIEW
Karolina Galmén, Piotr Harbut, Jacob Freedman, Jan G Jakobsson
Various forms of high-frequency ventilation (HFV) have been described. HFV is broadly defined as artificial ventilation of the lungs with sub-deadspace tidal volumes delivered using supra-physiological frequencies. HFV has been used in anaesthesia and intensive care for special procedures and conditions since the 1960s. Clinical interest in the use and the technical evolution of HFV has developed over time. There is a renewed interest in HFV for avoiding parenchymal movement during stereotactic tumour ablation...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648752/physiological-and-self-assessed-psychological-stress-induced-by-a-high-fidelity-simulation-course-among-third-year-anaesthesia-and-critical-care-residents-an-observational-study
#11
Pr Thomas Geeraerts
INTRODUCTION: The use of high-fidelity simulators in Medicine can improve knowledge, behavior and practice but may be associated with significant stress. Our objective was to measure physiological and psychological self-assessed intensity of stress before and after a planned simulation training session among third year anesthesia and critical care residents. METHODS: A convenience sample of 27 residents participating in a simulation training course was studied. Stress was evaluated by self-assessment using a numerical scale and by salivary amylase concentration before and after the session...
June 22, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638663/acute-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-following-extraperitoneal-bladder-perforation
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Ana Licina
Extraperitoneal bladder perforation is a known complication of a commonly performed rigid cystoscopy. If unrecognized, this complication can lead to continuous intra-abdominal fluid leakage with consequent organ function impairment and symptoms. This is the first case report in literature of a transurethral bladder perforation causing an acute abdominal compartment syndrome, which was subsequently managed conservatively with supportive management only. Case Presentation. We describe a clinical course of a 73-year-old Caucasian female whose initial acute presentation involved urinary symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620831/cephalopod-biology-and-care-a-cost-fa1301-cephsinaction-training-school-anaesthesia-and-scientific-procedures
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Vanessa M Lopes, Eduardo Sampaio, Katina Roumbedakis, Nobuaki K Tanaka, Lucía Carulla, Guillermo Gambús, Theodosia Woo, Catarina P P Martins, Virginie Penicaud, Colette Gibbings, Jessica Eberle, Perla Tedesco, Isabel Fernández, Tania Rodríguez-González, Pamela Imperadore, Giovanna Ponte, Graziano Fiorito
Cephalopods are the sole invertebrates included in the list of regulated species following the Directive 2010/63/EU. According to the Directive, achieving competence through adequate training is a requisite for people having a role in the different functions (article 23) as such carrying out procedures on animals, designing procedures and projects, taking care of animals, killing animals. Cephalopod Biology and Care Training Program is specifically designed to comply with the requirements of the "working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfil the requirements under the Directive 2010/63/EU"...
September 2017: Invertebrate Neuroscience: IN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604179/bolus-administration-of-intravenous-lidocaine-reduces-pain-after-an-elective-caesarean-section-findings-from-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Abolfazl Firouzian, Farshad Hasanzadeh Kiabi, Amir Emami Zeydi, Mohammad Khademloo, Zeinab Nazari, Masoumeh Sanagou, Maedeh Ghobadi, Ensieh Fooladi
We conducted a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess whether a bolus dose of lidocaine during the induction of general anaesthesia would reduce postoperative pain over 24 h. Level of satisfaction with pain control at 48 h after surgery and Apgar score were also examined. A total of 100 women aged 20-35 years, who were candidates for elective caesarean section (CS) were randomised to receive either 1.5 mg/kg lidocaine or placebo during the induction of general anaesthesia. Results showed that lidocaine decreased pain intensity over 24 h after surgery (p < ...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594725/pelvic-exenteration-surgery-the-evolution-of-radical-surgical-techniques-for-advanced-and-recurrent-pelvic-malignancy
#15
Kilian G M Brown, Michael J Solomon, Cherry E Koh
Pelvic exenteration was first described by Alexander Brunschwig in 1948 in New York as a palliative procedure for recurrent carcinoma of the cervix. Because of initially high rates of morbidity and mortality, the practice of this ultraradical operation was largely confined to a small number of American centers for most of the 20 century. The post-World War II era saw advances in anaesthesia, blood transfusion, and intensive care medicine that would facilitate the evolution of more radical and heroic abdominal and pelvic surgery...
July 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588178/assessment-of-difficulties-associated-with-endotracheal-intubation-using-modified-mallampati-and-upper-lip-bite-test
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D Banik, L Ray, A K Akhtaruzzaman, D K Bhowmick, M S Hossain, M S Islam, M F Haque
This study was aimed at finding the parameters for prediction of difficulty in endotracheal intubation, that are easy to examine and that could better predict difficulty. The current observational prospective, cross sectional study was conducted in the department of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 2015 to September 2015 comprising 180 patient of both sexes requiring endotracheal intubation were arranged into two groups, Group A: Modified Mallampati test Group and Group B: Modified Mallampati & upper lip bite test group (combined) Assessment of difficulty in intubation was done by Cormack & Lehane direct Laryngoscopic grading...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586614/frequency-indications-and-complications-of-pulmonary-artery-catheter-insertion-in-adult-open-heart-surgery-patients-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#17
Syed Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Rehana Kamal
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting for cardiac surgery have unstable cardiovascular disease and haemodynamics with multiple coexisting diseases. Optimal monitoring in the perioperative period is very important for best perioperative outcome. The introduction of the flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) into clinical practice is one of the most important and popular advances in the field of cardiac anaesthesia. The objective of the study was to determine the frequency, indications and complications of pulmonary artery catheter insertion in adult open-heart surgery patients...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540807/technical-aspects-of-osteoid-osteoma-ablation-in-children-using-mr-guided-high-intensity-focussed-ultrasound
#18
Pavel S Yarmolenko, Avinash Eranki, Ari Partanen, Haydar Celik, AeRang Kim, Matthew Oetgen, Viktoriya Beskin, Domiciano Santos, Janish Patel, Peter C W Kim, Karun Sharma
BACKGROUND: Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a painful bone tumour occurring in children and young adults. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided high intensity focussed ultrasound (MR-HIFU) allows non-invasive treatment without ionising radiation exposure, in contrast to the current standard of care treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA). This report describes technical aspects of MR-HIFU ablation in the first 8 paediatric OO patients treated in a safety and feasibility clinical trial (total enrolment of up to 12 patients)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539008/position-in-the-second-stage-of-labour-for-women-without-epidural-anaesthesia
#19
REVIEW
Janesh K Gupta, Akanksha Sood, G Justus Hofmeyr, Joshua P Vogel
BACKGROUND: For centuries, there has been controversy around whether being upright (sitting, birthing stools, chairs, squatting, kneeling) or lying down (lateral (Sim's) position, semi-recumbent, lithotomy position, Trendelenburg's position) have advantages for women giving birth to their babies. This is an update of a review previously published in 2012, 2004 and 1999. OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible benefits and risks of the use of different birth positions during the second stage of labour without epidural anaesthesia, on maternal, fetal, neonatal and caregiver outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537454/transfusion-requirements-in-elective-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery-patients-predictive-value-of-multiplate-and-thromboelastography-teg-platelet-mapping-assay
#20
Praleene Sivapalan, Anne Caroline Bäck, Sisse Rye Ostrowski, Hanne Berg Ravn, Pär Ingemar Johansson
Managing haemostasis in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery remains a challenge. There is no established laboratory test to predict transfusion requirements in cardiac surgery. We investigated whether preoperative Thromboelastography (TEG) with Platelet Mapping Assay (PMA) or Multiple Electrode Aggrometry (MEA) could predict transfusion requirements in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or combined CABG with aortic or mitral valve replacement. We prospectively investigated 199 patients undergoing elective CABG or combined procedures...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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