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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125945/periodic-eeg-patterns-in-sporadic-creutzfeld-jakob-disease-can-be-benzodiazepine-responsive-and-be-difficult-to-distinguish-from-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus
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Justus Marquetand, Susanne Knake, Adam Strzelczyk, Bernhard J Steinhoff, Holger Lerche, Matthis Synofzik, Niels K Focke
PURPOSE: Periodic discharges in EEG and a history of rapidly progressive dementia are known to be associated with sporadic Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (sCJD). Doubts regarding this rare but fatal diagnosis can arise, when episodic symptoms (seizures, psychiatric features, speech disturbances) are present and the EEG shows epileptiform discharges within this periodicity. This scenario may indicate non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE), which is - in contrast to sCJD - a treatable and frequent condition...
November 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990962/two-stage-technique-used-to-manage-severe-upper-airway-obstruction-and-avoid-surgical-tracheostomy-a-case-report
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Desire N Onwochei, Kariem El-Boghdadly, Imran Ahmad
Severe upper airway obstruction is commonly managed with surgical tracheostomy under local anesthesia. We present a 49-year-old woman with postradiotherapy laryngeal fixation and transglottic stenosis for dilation of a pharyngeal stricture who refused elective tracheostomy. A 2-stage technique was used, which involved an awake fiberoptic intubation, followed by the transtracheal insertion of a Cricath needle and ventilation using an ejector-based Ventrain device. We discuss management aspects of this clinical scenario and the principles by which the Ventrain works...
October 5, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878572/dabigatran-reversal-with-idarucizumab-in-a-patient-undergoing-heart-transplantation-first-european-report
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António Tralhão, Carlos Aguiar, Jorge Ferreira, Maria José Rebocho, Emília Santos, Dinis Martins, José Pedro Neves
BACKGROUND: Dabigatran is a direct thrombin inhibitor with a favorable effectiveness and safety profile when compared to vitamin K antagonists, both in randomized trials and real world registries of atrial fibrillation patients. Yet, physicians' fear of high bleeding risk scenarios in daily clinical practice still precludes a more widespread use of oral anticoagulation. We hereby report a successful case of dabigatran reversal with the novel monoclonal antibody fragment idarucizumab in a patient undergoing heart transplantation...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665830/undiagnosed-pheochromocytoma-simulating-malignant-hyperthermia
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Nisha S Ramani, Robert Stoppacher, Ajaykumar C Morani, Charles Catanese
INTRODUCTION: Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors. They are surgically curable but can be lethal if remain undiagnosed. We report a patient earlier diagnosed with malignant hyperthermia but later found to have pheochromocytoma on autopsy. CASE REPORT: After a preprocedural pain block for elective right shoulder arthroscopy, a 53-year-old hypertensive white man developed chest pain. In the operating room, he had increased blood pressure...
September 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495004/optimized-pid-control-of-depth-of-hypnosis-in-anesthesia
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Fabrizio Padula, Clara Ionescu, Nicola Latronico, Massimiliano Paltenghi, Antonio Visioli, Giulio Vivacqua
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This paper addresses the use of proportional-integral-derivative controllers for regulating the depth of hypnosis in anesthesia by using propofol administration and the bispectral index as a controlled variable. In fact, introducing an automatic control system might provide significant benefits for the patient in reducing the risk for under- and over-dosing. METHODS: In this study, the controller parameters are obtained through genetic algorithms by solving a min-max optimization problem...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457477/parental-perceptions-and-acceptance-of-silver-diamine-fluoride-staining
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Yasmi O Crystal, Malvin N Janal, Dylan S Hamilton, Richard Niederman
BACKGROUND: The caries arrest that can be achieved by using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) offers a minimally invasive and inexpensive alternative to traditional restorative caries treatment. The authors evaluated how the dentinal staining that is associated with SDF influences the acceptance of this treatment among parents of young children in the New York City metropolitan area. METHODS: The authors invited the parents of children who had experienced dental caries and who had appointments at the New York University Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and at several private clinics in New Jersey to participate in a Web-based survey designed to assess parents' demographics, perceptions of photographs of SDF-treated carious teeth, and acceptability of treatment in different behavior management scenarios...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372650/asa-physical-status-assignment-by-non-anesthesia-providers-do-surgeons-consistently-downgrade-the-asa-score-preoperatively
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Christopher Curatolo, Andrew Goldberg, David Maerz, Hung-Mo Lin, Hardikkumar Shah, Muoi Trinh
OBJECTIVE: The American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status (ASA-PS) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the perioperative period. When surgeries are scheduled by surgeons and their staff at our large institution a presumed ASA-PS is chosen. This is because our institution (and, anecdotally, others in our hospital system and elsewhere), recognizing the relationship between higher ASA-PS and poorer postoperative outcomes, requires all patients with higher ASA-PS levels (≥3) to undergo enhanced preoperative workup...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290956/multidisciplinary-in-situ-simulation-based-training-as-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-quality-improvement-project
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Monica A Lutgendorf, Carmen Spalding, Elizabeth Drake, Dennis Spence, Jason O Heaton, Kristina V Morocco
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage is a common obstetric emergency affecting 3 to 5% of deliveries, with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Effective management of postpartum hemorrhage requires strong teamwork and collaboration. We completed a multidisciplinary in situ postpartum hemorrhage simulation training exercise with structured team debriefing to evaluate hospital protocols, team performance, operational readiness, and real-time identification of system improvements...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236859/regulation-of-hypnosis-in-propofol-anesthesia-administration-based-on-non-linear-control-strategy
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Muhammad Ilyas, Ali Khaqan, Jamshed Iqbal, Raja Ali Riaz
Continuous adjustment of Propofol in manual delivery of anesthesia for conducting a surgical procedure overburdens the workload of an anesthetist who is working in a multi-tasking scenario. Going beyond manual administration and Target Controlled Infusion, closed-loop control of Propofol infusion has the potential to offer several benefits in terms of handling perturbations and reducing the effect of inter-patient variability. This paper proposes a closed-loop automated drug administration approach to control Depth Of Hypnosis in anesthesia...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223056/transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-using-lotus-valve-for-failed%C3%A2-surgical-bioprostheses
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Fausto Castriota, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari, Caterina Cavazza, Francesco Bedogni, Luca Testa, Matteo Montorfano, Mauro Del Giglio, Alberto Cremonesi
BACKGROUND: Patients with failed bioprostheses are an increasing population at high risk for redo surgery. Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a promising alternative but a limited number of first-generation devices have proven efficacy in all cases. METHODS: Patients with degenerated bioprostheses at high risk for redo surgery were included in the registry after being assigned to valve-in-valve intervention by a local heart team. Main basal and follow-up data (at 1 month and 6 months) of patients undergoing valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the Lotus valve system (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) in three high-volume Italian centers were entered in the registry...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106793/hybrid-intelligent-system-to-perform-fault-detection-on-bis-sensor-during-surgeries
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José-Luis Casteleiro-Roca, José Luis Calvo-Rolle, Juan Albino Méndez Pérez, Nieves Roqueñí Gutiérrez, Francisco Javier de Cos Juez
This paper presents a new fault detection system in hypnotic sensors used for general anesthesia during surgery. Drug infusion during surgery is based on information received from patient monitoring devices; accordingly, faults in sensor devices can put patient safety at risk. Our research offers a solution to cope with these undesirable scenarios. We focus on the anesthesia process using intravenous propofol as the hypnotic drug and employing a Bispectral Index (BIS(TM)) monitor to estimate the patient's unconsciousness level...
January 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079566/retesting-the-hypothesis-of-a-clinical-randomized-controlled-trial-in-a-simulation-environment-to-validate-anesthesia-simulation-in-error-research-the-vaser-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alan F Merry, Jacqueline A Hannam, Craig S Webster, Kylie-Ellen Edwards, Jane Torrie, Chris Frampton, Daniel W Wheeler, Arun K Gupta, Ravi P Mahajan, Rachel Evley, Jennifer M Weller
BACKGROUND: Simulation has been used to investigate clinical questions in anesthesia, surgery, and related disciplines, but there are few data demonstrating that results apply to clinical settings. We asked "would results of a simulation-based study justify the same principal conclusions as those of a larger clinical study?" METHODS: We compared results from a randomized controlled trial in a simulated environment involving 80 cases at three centers with those from a randomized controlled trial in a clinical environment involving 1,075 cases...
March 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067709/factors-associated-with-risk-of-neurologic-complications-after-peripheral-nerve-blocks-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Ban C H Tsui
The onset of neurologic complications after regional anesthesia is a complex process and may result from an interaction of host, agent, and environmental risk factors. The purpose of this systematic review was examine the qualitative evidence relating to various risk factors implicated in neurologic dysfunction after peripheral nerve block (PNB). The MEDLINE, OVID, and EMBASE databases were primary sources for literature. Cochrane, LILACS, DARE, IndMed, ERIC, NHS, and HTA via Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD; York University) databases were searched for additional unique results...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040234/-regulation-of-hypnosis-in-propofol-anesthesia-administration-based-on-non-linear-control-strategy
#14
Muhammad Ilyas, Ali Khaqan, Jamshed Iqbal, Raja Ali Riaz
Continuous adjustment of Propofol in manual delivery of anesthesia for conducting a surgical procedure overburdens the workload of an anesthetist who is working in a multi-tasking scenario. Going beyond manual administration and Target Controlled Infusion, closed-loop control of Propofol infusion has the potential to offer several benefits in terms of handling perturbations and reducing the effect of inter-patient variability. This paper proposes a closed-loop automated drug administration approach to control Depth Of Hypnosis in anesthesia...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871514/cost-impact-of-unexpected-disposition-after-orthopedic-ambulatory-surgery-associated-with-category-of-anesthesia-provider
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Robert L Ohsfeldt, Thomas R Miller, John E Schneider, Cara M Scheibling
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To provide estimates of the costs and health outcomes implications of the excess risk of unexpected disposition for nurse anesthetist (NA) procedures. DESIGN: A projection model was used to apply estimates of costs and health outcomes associated with the excess risk of unexpected disposition for NAs reported in a recent study. SETTING: Ambulatory and inpatient surgery. PATIENTS: Base-case model parameters were based on estimates taken from peer-reviewed publications when available, or from other sources including data for all hospital stays in the United States in 2013 from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Web site...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429085/contact-lens-related-keratoschisis-an-unusual-case-of-corneal-stroma-lamellar-trauma
#16
Adam Meeney, Mathew Raynor, Matthew Edwards, Hardeep Singh Mudhar
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical, imaging, and histopathological features of a highly unusual, postcontact lens removal scenario in a 29-year-old woman. Most documented cases recover good vision but differ significantly from our case. METHODS: A 29-year-old woman presented to the Eye Casualty Department as she was unable to remove her right soft contact lens after having inadvertently slept wearing soft contact lenses. During removal, extensive axial corneal epithelial sloughing occurred...
October 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27311343/multiflap-closure-of-scalp-defects-revisiting-the-orticochea-flap-for-scalp-reconstruction
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Arvind Badhey, Sameep Kadakia, Manoj T Abraham, J K Rasamny, Augustine Moscatello
Reconstruction of the scalp following oncologic resection is a challenging undertaking owing to the variable elasticity of the soft tissue overlying the calvarium and the limited amount of tissue available for recruitment. Defect size, location, and skin characteristics heavily influence the reconstructive options available to the surgeon. Reconstruction options for scalp defects range from simple direct closure, to skin grafting, to adjacent tissue transfer with local flaps, and ultimately to free tissue transfer...
September 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27290957/air-q-laryngeal-airway-for-rescue-and-tracheal-intubation
#18
Ayman Ads, Frederic Auerbach, Kelly Ryan, Abdel R El-Ganzouri
We report the successful use of the Air-Q laryngeal airway (Air-Q LA) as a ventilatory device and a conduit for tracheal intubation to rescue the airway in a patient with difficult airway and tracheal stenosis. This is the first case report of the device to secure the airway after two episodes of hypoxemia in the operating room and intensive care unit. Consent for submission of this case report was obtained from our institution's human studies institutional review board given that the patient died a few months after his discharge from the hospital before his personal consent could be obtained and before preparation of this report...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27276774/airway-visualization-eyes-see-what-mind-knows
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REVIEW
Massimiliano Sorbello, Giulio Frova, Ivana Zdravković
Airway management is basic for anesthesia practice, and sometimes it can represent a really dramatic scenario for both the patient and the physicians. Laryngoscopy has been the gold standard of airway visualization for more than 60 years, showing its limitations and failure rates with time. New technology has made available an opportunity to move the physician's eye inside patient airways thanks to video laryngoscopy and video assisted airway management technique. Undoubtedly, we have entered a new era of high resolution airway visualization and different approach in airway instrumentation...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27172145/the-risks-to-patient-privacy-from-publishing-data-from-clinical-anesthesia-studies
#20
REVIEW
Liam O'Neill, Franklin Dexter, Nan Zhang
In this article, we consider the privacy implications of posting data from small, randomized trials, observational studies, or case series in anesthesia from a few (e.g., 1-3) hospitals. Prior to publishing such data as supplemental digital content, the authors remove attributes that could be used to re-identify individuals, a process known as "anonymization." Posting health information that has been properly "de-identified" is assumed to pose no risks to patient privacy. Yet, computer scientists have demonstrated that this assumption is flawed...
June 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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