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March 13, 2018: Anesthesiology
Efrain Riveros-Perez, Amy C Hermesch, Linda A Barbour, Joy L Hawkins
Aplastic anemia is a hematologic condition occasionally presenting during pregnancy. This pathological process is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Obstetric and anesthetic management is challenging, and treatment requires a coordinated effort by an interdisciplinary team, in order to provide safe care to these patients. In this review, we describe the current state of the literature as it applies to the complexity of aplastic anemia in pregnancy, focusing on pathophysiologic aspects of the disease in pregnancy, as well as relevant obstetric and anesthetic considerations necessary to treat this challenging problem...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
T R Grant, E H Ellinas, A O Kula, M Y Muravyeva
BACKGROUND: Parturients with abnormally adherent placentas present anesthetic challenges that include risk-stratification, management planning and resource utilization. The labor and delivery unit may be remote from the main operating room services. METHODS: Division chiefs of North American obstetric anesthesiology services were surveyed about their practices and management of parturients with an abnormally adherent placenta. RESULTS: Eighty-four of 122 chiefs, representing 103 hospital sites, responded to the survey (response rate 69%)...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Clara Elisa Frare de Avelar Teixeira, Angélica de Fátima de Assunção Braga, Franklin Sarmento da Silva Braga, Vanessa Henriques Carvalho, Rafael Miranda da Costa, Giselle Ioná Teixeira Brighenti
INTRODUCTION: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare congenital vascular disease characterized by cutaneous hemangiomas, varicosities, and limb asymmetry, which may evolve with coagulation disorders and hemorrhage as more frequent complications in pregnant patients. Pregnancy is not advised in women with this syndrome due to increased obstetric risk. CASE REPORT: Female patient, 29 years old, 99kg, 167cm, BMI 35.4kg.m-2 , physical status ASA III, with 27 weeks of gestational age and diagnosis of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome...
March 2, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
M Werntz, R Burwick, B Togioka
BACKGROUND: Use of intraperitoneal local anesthetic to treat intraoperative pain during cesarean delivery has not been described previously. The aim of this study was to determine if intraperitoneal chloroprocaine may be useful as an adjunct to neuraxial block in reducing the proportion of patients with severe intraoperative pain that requires conversion to general anesthesia. Intraperitoneal chloroprocaine was administered during cesarean delivery as a potential alternative, when the anesthesiologist considered performing a general anesthetic due to severe intraoperative pain...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
N Levy, O Goren, A Cattan, C F Weiniger, I Matot
BACKGROUND: Laboring women with low platelet counts may be denied neuraxial block due to concerns about causing a spinal-epidural hematoma. AIMS: To assess the anesthetic management, complications and outcome variables of women with low platelet counts, and to expand the existing data regarding the safety of neuraxial blocks in this patient population. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of anesthetic and obstetric data from women with platelet counts <100 000/μL, who were admitted to a single referral center during 2011-2014...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Vinod Kumar Tewari, Rituj Somvanshi, Ravindra Bihari Trivedi, Mazhar Hussain, H K Das Gupta, R S Dubey
Tethering of the spinal cord in the lumbosacral region with myelomeningocele is a well-known phenomenon. Only sporadic cases of tethering along the rest of the neuraxis, including the hindbrain, cervical, and thoracic spinal cord have been documented, always along with some associated congenital malformations (hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, myelomeningocele, meningocele, hamartomatous stalk, spina bifida occulta, intramedullary lipoma, intradural fibrous adhesions, the fusion of the sixth and seventh cervical vertebrae, split cord malformation, or low-lying cord)...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Myong-Hwan Karm, Sohee Lee, Syn-Hae Yoon, Sukyung Lee, Wonuk Koh
RATIONALE: Although lower-extremity surgeries are mainly performed under general or central neuraxial anesthesia, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block (PNB) can be a good alternative, especially for patients who require continuous anticoagulation treatment and present with poor cardiovascular conditions. PATIENTS CONCERNS: The patient required continuous anticoagulation treatment due to the high risk of thromboembolism and poor cardiovascular conditions. DIAGNOSES: The patient required lower-extremity amputation due to atherosclerotic and thromboembolic obstruction...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Axel Semmelmann, Heike Kaltofen, Torsten Loop
Providing anesthesia in children with thoracic disease is a challenging task. The effects of the underlying disease, the surgical interventions, and preexisting condition of the patient need to be considered when planning perioperative care. The perioperative care for children undergoing thoracic surgery requires specific techniques adapted to the pediatric physiology and anatomy. This review is focused on anesthetic strategies for thoracic surgery with an emphasis on perioperative analgesia including neuraxial techniques...
February 26, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
John C Markley, Michaela K Farber, Nicola C Perlman, Daniela A Carusi
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia (GA) is often selected for cesarean deliveries (CD) with placenta previa and suspected morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) due to increased risk of hemorrhage and hysterectomy. We reviewed maternal outcomes and risk factors for conversion to GA in a cohort of patients undergoing CD and hysterectomy under neuraxial anesthesia (NA). METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective cohort study of parturients undergoing nonemergent CD for placenta previa with suspected MAP from 1997 to 2015...
February 23, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Anthony B Longhini, Eric C Cheon, John Hajduk, Robin Bowman, Patrick K Birmingham
Neuraxial anesthesia has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for children undergoing subumbilical surgery. There is limited evidence regarding the safety of neuraxial anesthesia in pediatric patients with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. We evaluated a series of 25 patients with indwelling ventriculoperitoneal shunts for complications within 30 days of any procedure performed with a neuraxial technique. One patient required a ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision 5 days after a lumbar catheter placement. The neurosurgeon determined the revision to be likely unrelated to the patient's lumbar catheter...
February 14, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Yumiko Nishio, Teruyuki Hiraki, Hiroko Taniguchi, Kazuo Ushijima
Background: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a type of skeletal dysplasia, which is primarily characterized by delayed ossification of skeletal structures. It causes facial and oral abnormalities, resulting in difficult airway management and neuraxial anesthesia. Case presentation: The patient was a 24-year-old primipara (height 138 cm, weight 42 kg) with a hypoplastic right clavicle, patent fontanelles, dental malalignment, and a high palate. She was diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia at birth, although gene examination has not been performed...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Jonathan W Cheah, David C Sing, Erik N Hansen, Pedram Aleshi, Thomas P Vail
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) combined with bupivacaine spinal anesthesia can improve postoperative pain, but has potential side effects of postoperative nausea/vomiting (PONV) and pruritus. With the use of multimodal analgesia and regional anesthetic techniques, postoperative pain control has improved significantly to a point where ITM may be avoided in total joint arthroplasty (TJA). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of primary TJA patients who underwent a standardized multimodal recovery pathway and received bupivacaine neuraxial anesthesia with ITM vs bupivacaine neuraxial anesthesia alone (control)...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Dilek Ozdamar, Huban Dayioglu, Ihsan Anik, Seyhun Solakoglu, Mine Solak, Kamil Toker
Background: Spinal administration of dexmedetomidine has been proposed as an adjuvant in spinal anesthesia. However, there is limited information about its possible neurotoxic effect after its neuraxial administration. Potential spinal neurotoxicity should be investigated in animals before administering drugs through the spinal cord. Our aim was to investigate the neurotoxic effects of intrathecal dexmedetomidine in rats. Methods: Two groups were performed: the dexmedetomidine (D) group (n = 10) received 10 μg (0...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Joseph J Ruzbarsky, Elizabeth B Gausden, Elan M Goldwyn, Isaac P Lowenwirt, Vitaly Kotlyar
Background: Early surgical intervention for hip fractures in the elderly has proven efficacious. However, surgical delays commonly occur in this patient population due to comorbid conditions that put these patients at a high risk for hypotension-related complications of general or neuraxial anesthesia or anticoagulants that delay the safe use of neuraxial anesthesia. Questions/Purposes: The questions/purposes of this study are (1) to investigate if a fascia iliaca block in conjunction with light to moderate sedation could provide adequate analgesia throughout open surgery for intertrochanteric hip fractures (AO/OTA 31-1) without requiring conversion to general anesthesia with airway support and (2) to assess its perioperative complication profile...
February 2018: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
Nicole S Carlson, Elizabeth J Corwin, Teri L Hernandez, Elizabeth Holt, Nancy K Lowe, K Joseph Hurt
BACKGROUND: Term nulliparous women have the greatest variation across hospitals and providers in cesarean rates and therefore present an opportunity to improve quality through optimal care. We evaluated associations between provider type and mode of birth, including examination of intrapartum management in healthy, laboring nulliparous women. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using prospectively collected perinatal data from a United States academic medical center (2005-2012)...
January 31, 2018: Birth
Gilda Cinnella, Antonella Cotoia
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January 29, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Usha Gurunathan, Shakeel Meeran Kunju, Karen Elizabeth Hay, Sharyn van Alphen
BACKGROUND: Optimal patient positioning is perceived as an essential factor to increase the success of performing neuraxial blockade. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the benefit of using a visual image in addition to verbal instructions in order to optimize positioning for spinal block. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial on 85 adult patients undergoing lower limb joint replacements at a tertiary academic hospital. Group 1(n = 43) randomized to receive standardized verbal instructions; Group 2 (n = 42) received standardized verbal instructions in conjunction with visual aids to achieve positioning for spinal anesthesia...
January 20, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
C M Aiudi, E E Sharpe, K W Arendt, J J Pasternak, H P Sviggum
Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a surgical spine procedure used to reduce spasticity in patients with upper motor neuron dysfunction caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy. The optimal anesthetic approach for obstetric patients who have undergone a selective dorsal rhizotomy is unknown. The use and efficacy of neuraxial anesthesia in these patients has not been described. We describe the use of neuraxial anesthesia in two patients with prior selective dorsal rhizotomy. Unless contraindicated for other reasons, a neuraxial anesthetic approach appears to be an effective option in patients with a history of a selective dorsal rhizotomy...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Liyan Zhao, Yonghai Zhang, Fan Yang, Di Zhu, Ningkang Li, Li Zhao, Na Li, Jianqiang Yu, Hanxiang Ma
Neuraxial anesthesia produces an anesthetic-sparing, sedative effect. The mechanism underlying this effect potentially involves decreased spinal afferent input. However, the neurochemical mechanisms at the spinal level remain unknown. The N‑methyl‑D‑aspartate receptor 2B subunit/calcium‑calmodulin‑dependent protein kinase II α/cAMP response element‑binding protein (NR2B/CaMKIIα/CREB) signaling pathway serves an important role in regulating the transmittance of peripheral noxious stimulation to supraspinal regions in the process of nociception...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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