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Mohamed Ghalayini, Pierre-Yves Brun, Pascal Augustin, Elise Guivarch, Marie Pierre Dilly, Sophie Provenchere, Pierre Mordant, Yves Castier, Philippe Montravers, Dan Longrois
Competitive flows syndrome result in severe regional hypoxemia when the deoxygenated flow from the native left ventricle (LV) competes with oxygenated flow from extracorporeal life support (ECLS) pump with potentially severe consequences for the cerebral and coronary circulations. Fast correction of hypoxemia could be obtained by decreasing native LV flow by infusion of a short-acting beta-blocker (esmolol). Our purpose was to retrospectively review the efficacy of esmolol in this situation and hypothesize on the potential mechanisms of action and the associated risks...
September 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Christina Hafner, Jing Wu, Akos Tiboldi, Moritz Hess, Goran Mitulovic, Christoph Kaun, Konstantin Alexander Krychtiuk, Johann Wojta, Roman Ullrich, Eva Verena Tretter, Klaus Markstaller, Klaus Ulrich Klein
Supplemental oxygen (O2) is used as adjunct therapy in anesthesia, emergency and intensive care medicine. We hypothesized that excessive O2 levels (hyperoxia) can directly injure human adult cardiac myocytes (HACMs). HACMs obtained from the explanted hearts of transplantation patients were exposed to constant hyperoxia (95% O2), intermittent hyperoxia (alternating 10 min exposures to 5% and 95% O2), constant normoxia (21% O2), or constant mild hypoxia (5% O2) using a bioreactor. Changes in cell morphology, viability as assessed by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release and trypan blue (TB) staining, and secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), and various pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin, IL; chemokine C-X-C motif ligand, CXC; granulocyte-colony stimulating factor, G-CSF; intercellular adhesion molecule, ICAM; chemokine C-C motif ligand, CCL) were compared among treatment groups at baseline (0 h) and after 8 h, 24 h, and 72 h of treatment...
September 19, 2016: Shock
Vesa Anttila, Henri Haapanen, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Johanna Herajärvi, Tuomas Anttila, Tatu Juvonen
In remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) short periods of non-lethal ischemia followed by reperfusion of tissue or organ prepare remote tissue or organ to resist a subsequent more severe ischemia-reperfusion injury. The signaling mechanism of RIPC can be humoral communication, neuronal stimulation, systemic modification of circulating immune cells, and activation of hypoxia inducible genes. Despite promising evidence from experimental studies, the clinical effects of RIPC have been controversial. Heterogeneity of inclusion and exclusion criteria and confounding factors such as comedication, anesthesia, comorbidities, and other risk factors may have influenced the efficacy of RIPC...
September 5, 2016: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Che-Hao Hsu, Yung-Chi Hsu, Go-Shine Huang, Chih-Cherng Lu, Shung-Tai Ho, Wen-Jinn Liaw, Yi-Ting Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin, Chien-Sung Tsai, Tso-Chou Lin
Inhalation anesthetics provide myocardial protection for cardiac surgery. This study was undertaken to compare the perioperative effects between isoflurane and fentanyl-midazolam-based anesthesia for heart transplantation. A retrospective cohort study was conducted by reviewing the medical records of heart transplantation in a single medical center from 1990 to 2013. Patients receiving isoflurane or fentanyl-midazolam-based anesthesia were included. Those with preoperative severe pulmonary, hepatic, or renal comorbidities were excluded...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xiaofei Qi, Xiaolei Wang, Xiaolei Huang, Chenhong Wang, Yin Gu, Yuantao Li
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy after organ transplantation is becoming increasingly common. However, reports of the anesthesia for such patients are rare. Heart transplant recipients are always accompanied with pathophysiological changes and present anesthesiologists with challenge. CASE DESCRIPTION: We reported a case of anesthesia management of gravida undergoing cesarean section 10 years after cardiac transplantation. We used two points spinal and epidural anesthesia, combined with phenylephrine throughout the surgery...
2016: SpringerPlus
Robert L Page, Cindy L O'Bryant, Davy Cheng, Tristan J Dow, Bonnie Ky, C Michael Stein, Anne P Spencer, Robin J Trupp, JoAnn Lindenfeld
Heart failure is a common, costly, and debilitating syndrome that is associated with a highly complex drug regimen, a large number of comorbidities, and a large and often disparate number of healthcare providers. All of these factors conspire to increase the risk of heart failure exacerbation by direct myocardial toxicity, drug-drug interactions, or both. This scientific statement is designed to serve as a comprehensive and accessible source of drugs that may cause or exacerbate heart failure to assist healthcare providers in improving the quality of care for these patients...
August 9, 2016: Circulation
E Sayed, K A Yassen
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride (Dex) is a useful adjuvant for general anesthesia. The aim was to evaluate the effects of Dex infusion during living donors liver transplantation (LDLT) on the general anesthetic requirements, hemodynamics, oxygen consumption (VO2), and CO2 production (VCO2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty LDLT recipients were allocated randomly to receive either Dex (0.2-0.7 μg/kg/h) or placebo (control [C]). Patient state index (PSI), SEDLine monitored anesthesia depth (25-50) with desflurane (Des) % and fentanyl altered accordingly...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
T-H Shih, C-E Huang, Y-E Lee, C-L Chen, C-H Wang, C-J Huang, K-W Cheng, S-C Wu, S-E Juang, B Jawan, S-C Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine whether preoperative portal vein flow velocity or size has any correlative effect on hemodynamic changes during clamping of the inferior vena cava in liver transplantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 42 anesthesia charts of adult patients who underwent living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) were analyzed and compared retrospectively. Preoperative portal vein (PV) flow velocity and sizes were obtained using Doppler ultrasound...
May 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Franklin Rosenfeldt, Ruchong Ou, Robert Salamonsen, Silvana Marasco, Adam Zimmet, Joshua Byrne, Filip Cosic, Pankaj Saxena, Donald Esmore
BACKGROUND: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) represents a potential new source of hearts to increase the donor pool. We showed previously that DCD hearts in Greyhound dogs could be resuscitated and preserved by continuous cold crystalloid perfusion but not by cold static storage and could demonstrate excellent contractile and metabolic function on an in vitro system. In the current study, we demonstrate that resuscitated DCD hearts are transplantable. METHODS: Donor Greyhound dogs (n = 12) were divided into perfusion (n = 8) and cold static storage (n = 4) groups...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Daria M Moaveni, Jennifer H Cohn, Katherine G Hoctor, Ryan E Longman, J Sudharma Ranasinghe
Over the past 40 years, the success of organ transplantation has increased such that female solid organ transplant recipients are able to conceive and carry pregnancies successfully to term. Anesthesiologists are faced with the challenge of providing anesthesia care to these high-risk obstetric patients in the peripartum period. Anesthetic considerations include the effects of the physiologic changes of pregnancy on the transplanted organ, graft function in the peripartum period, and the maternal side effects and drug interactions of immunosuppressive agents...
August 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Travis Schisler, Jose M Marquez, Ibtesam Hilmi, Kathirvel Subramaniam
Anesthesia for lung transplantation remains one of the highest risk surgeries in the domain of the cardiothoracic anesthesiologist. End-stage lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and right heart dysfunction as well as other comorbid disease factors predispose the patient to cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic dysfunction during general anesthesia. Perhaps the highest risk phase of surgery in the patient with severe pulmonary hypertension is during the induction of anesthesia when the removal of intrinsic sympathetic tone and onset of positive pressure ventilation can decompensate a severely compromised cardiovascular system...
June 1, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Mitsuko Inoue, Yasue Hayashi, Yuki Fujita, Motoko Shimizu, Arisa Hotta, Ai Nakamoto, Noriko Yoshikawa, Naoko Ohira, Shigeki Tatekawa
A 52-year-old man was scheduled for the repair of inguinal hernia recurrence. When he was 48 years of age, he received a heart transplantation due to severe heart failure resulting from ischemic heart disease. When he was 50 years old, he suffered from inguinal hernia, and it was repaired under spinal anesthesia. During this surgery, he experienced pain because of the inadequate effect of anesthesia, but his blood pressure and heart rate were stable. We suspected that this was because of denervation of the heart...
April 2016: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Anneli Rydén, Görel Nyman, Lovisa Nalin, Susanne Andreasson, Olle Korsgren, Olof Eriksson, Marianne Jensen-Waern
INTRODUCTION: Radiolabeled Exendin-4, a synthetic glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog, is used as a tracer for diagnostic purposes of β-cells and in experimental animal research. Exendin-4 can be radiolabeled with (68)Ga, (111)In or (99m)Tc and used for positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging to diagnose insulinomas, visualization of pancreatic β-cell mass and transplanted Islets of Langerhans. In humans, Exendin-4 is widely used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
July 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
Danton S Char, Vamsi Yarlagadda, Katsuhide Maeda, Glyn Williams
Pediatric patients with end-stage respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension traditionally have poor outcomes when bridged with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to lung or heart-lung transplantation. Therefore, several institutions have attempted paracorporeal lung assist devices as a bridge. However, given the small number of patients, little is known about approaches to anesthetic induction in these hemodynamically unstable patients either before placement of a device or anesthetic induction once a device is in situ...
May 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Vinod Bala Dhir, Mohandeep Kaur, Michell Gulabani, Anupama Gill Sharma
Here, we present the case of a 42 year old female patient, ASA1 and donor for renal transplant surgery of her husband. The pre-anesthesia visit did not reveal any co-morbidity on history and the physical examination was also within normal limits. The patient was taken to the operating room and routine monitoring in the form of non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP), SpO2 probe and five lead electrocardiogram were applied. Anesthesia was induced with midazolam 1mg intravenous (i/v), fentanyl 100 μg i.v, propofol 100mg i/v and vecuronium bromide 5 mg...
January 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
David W Barbara, Jon M Christensen, William J Mauermann, Joseph A Dearani, Joseph A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blockade (NMB) reversal with neostigmine and glycopyrrolate has been reported to cause cardiac arrest in patients with a history of cardiac transplantation. The purpose of this study was to examine the safety of NMB reversal with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and muscarinic anticholinergics in these patients. METHODS: We queried the medical records of a large tertiary referral center for patients with a history of prior heart transplantation who underwent anesthesia including receipt of NMB reversal...
January 12, 2016: Transplantation
Sherif M Soaida, Mohammed S ElSheemy, Ahmed M Shouman, Ahmed I Shoukry, Hany A Morsi, Doaa M Salah, Fatina I Fadel, Hafez M Bazaraa
PURPOSE: 'Hockey stick incision' used in renal transplant is large enough to cause severe postoperative morbidity especially in pediatric recipients. Although epidural analgesia is known to be effective in pain control, the resulting sympathectomy might affect hemodynamics interfering with the transplant process. In our study, we evaluated the feasibility and safety of inserting an epidural catheter to the thoracic level via the caudal route, and the effect of using epidural local anesthetics at low concentrations on hemodynamics...
February 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Xu-Li Yang, Shu-Hong Dai, Juan Zhang, Jing Zhang, Yan-Jun Liu, Yan Yang, Yu-E Sun, Zheng-Liang Ma, Xiao-Ping Gu
Here we described a case in which a patient underwent emergency laparotomy for acute peritonitis and sigmoid perforation under general anesthesia with a history of heart transplantation. A good knowledge in the physiology of the transplanted heart is critical for effective and safe general anesthesia. We chose etomidate that have a weaker impact on cardiovascular function plus propofol for induction, and propofol plus cisatracurium for maintenance with intermittently analgesics and vasoactive drugs to facilitate the anesthesia...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
C Li, F Qi, T Liu, H Wang, P-Z Wang
BACKGROUND: The small animal model of cardiac transplantation is the most common model in organ transplantation studies. The cervical heterotopic transplantation is widely performed because this allows for direct observation of the graft heartbeat and contributes to early prediction of graft rejection. OBJECTIVE: A mouse-rat cervical heterotopic cardiac xenotransplantation model was modified with respect to the anesthesia method, cardiac graft harvesting method, and perioperative treatment...
July 2015: Transplantation Proceedings
Masahiro Hashimoto, Hidehiro Sakaguchi, Michiaki Sadanaga
A 19-year-old male patient with transplanted heart received endoscopic sinus surgery. He was with X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy, and was one year after the transplantation. Preanesthetic study showed lactate dehydrogenase elevation estimated to have derived from striated muscle. Heart function was normal, and other abnormal findings were not revealed. Total intravenous anesthesia was performed with propofol target controlled infusion and remifentanil. Rocuronium was administered only for oro-tracheal ntubation...
February 2015: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
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