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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818338/spinal-anesthesia-for-pediatric-urological-surgery-reducing-the-theoretic-neurotoxic-effects-of-general-anesthesia
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Emmett E Whitaker, Brianne Z Wiemann, Daniel G DaJusta, Seth A Alpert, Christina B Ching, Daryl J McLeod, Joseph D Tobias, Venkata R Jayanthi
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia (SA) is an effective technique that has been used in children for years. With growing concern with regard to the risks of general anesthesia (GA), we developed a SA program to provide an alternative option. We present our initial experience with this program. OBJECTIVE: To implement a SA program at a large tertiary care pediatric center and assess the safety and efficacy of the technique as an alternative to GA for urologic surgery...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815798/infant-spinal-anesthesia-do-girls-need-a-larger-dose-of-local-anesthetic
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Geoff Frawley, Md Hamidul Huque
BACKGROUND: Gender differences in absorption, distribution, and metabolism of a number of anesthetic agents have been identified in adults. Clinically, adult studies suggest women demonstrate slower onset of opioid analgesic effects, lower spinal and epidural dose requirements, and greater sensitivity to neuromuscular blocking agents. Sex-related differences in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of local anesthetics in neonates and infants, however, have not been well documented...
August 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805611/propofol-in-combination-with-remifentanil-for-cesarean-section-placental-transfer-and-effect-on-mothers-and-newborns-at-different-induction-to-delivery-intervals
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Liguo Hu, Jianhui Pan, Shantang Zhang, Jinjing Yu, Keqiang He, Shuhua Shu, Ruiting Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the administration of propofol in combination with remifentanil for the induction of general anesthesia during cesarean section (CS). Our aim was to evaluate its impact on the drug concentrations of the maternal and neonatal blood at different induction of anesthesia to delivery (I-D) intervals as well as its effect on newborns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind randomized controlled study, patients undergoing elective CS were administered anesthesia at short (n = 20) or long (n = 20) I-D intervals...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799968/core-temperature-monitoring-in-obstetric-spinal-anesthesia-using-an-ingestible-telemetric-sensor
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Leon du Toit, Dominique van Dyk, Ross Hofmeyr, Carl J Lombard, Robert A Dyer
BACKGROUND: Perioperative hypothermia may affect maternal and neonatal outcomes after obstetric spinal anesthesia. Core temperature is often poorly monitored during spinal anesthesia, due to the lack of an accurate noninvasive core temperature monitor. The aim of this study was to describe core temperature changes and temperature recovery during spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery. We expected that obstetric spinal anesthesia would be associated with a clinically relevant thermoregulatory insult (core temperature decrease >1...
August 9, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795472/does-ultrasound-guidance-add-accuracy-to-continuous-caudal-epidural-catheter-placements-in-neonates-and-infants
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Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Ankit P Desai, Kiran A Puranik
BACKGROUND: Caudo-lumbar and caudo-thoracic epidural anesthesia is an established technique that carries a low risk of dural puncture or spinal cord trauma in infants. Traditionally catheter advancement is based on external measurements. However, malpositioning of catheters are known to occur. We hypothesized that caudal-epidural catheters inserted under real-time ultrasound guidance may be more accurate than the accuracy of the measurements traditionally used for their placement. METHODS: We studied 25 patients, aged 2 days to 5 months, posted for abdominal or thoracic surgery, receiving general anesthesia followed by caudo-epidural continuous block...
August 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780389/atropine-use-may-lead-to-post-operative-respiratory-acidosis-in-neonates-receiving-ductal-ligation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Szu-Ling Chang, Wen-Li Lin, Chien-Hsiang Weng, Shye-Jao Wu, Hsin-Jung Tsai, Shwu-Meei Wang, Chun-Chih Peng, Jui-Hsing Chang
BACKGROUND: Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is one of the most common cardiac conditions in preterm infants. Closure of the PDA in symptomatic patients can be achieved medically or surgically. Atropine is commonly administered in general anesthesia as a premedication in this age group but with limited evidence addressing the effect of its use. Our study examined the association of the use of atropine as a premedication in PDA ligation and the risk of post-operative respiratory complications...
July 20, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759487/aortocaval-compression-syndrome-time-to-revisit-certain-dogmas
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Allison J Lee, Ruth Landau
More than 70 years ago, the phenomenon of "postural shock" in the supine position was described in healthy women in late pregnancy. Since then, avoidance of the supine position has become a key component of clinical practice. Indeed, performing pelvic tilt in mothers at term to avoid aortocaval compression is a universally adopted measure, particularly during cesarean delivery. The studies on which this practice is based are largely nonrandomized, utilized a mix of anesthetic techniques, and were conducted decades ago in the setting of avoidance of vasopressors...
July 27, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740766/early-cleft-lip-repair-revisited-a-safe-and-effective-approach-utilizing-a-multidisciplinary-protocol
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Jeff A Hammoudeh, Thomas A Imahiyerobo, Fan Liang, Artur Fahradyan, Leo Urbinelli, Jennifer Lau, Marla Matar, William Magee, Mark Urata
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing for cleft lip repair has yet to be established. Advances in neonatal anesthesia, along with a growing body of literature, suggesting benefits of earlier cleft lip and nasal repair, have set the stage for a reexamination of current practices. METHODS: In this prospective study, cleft lip and nasal repair occurred on average at 34.8 days (13-69 days). Nasal correction was achieved primarily through molding the nasal cartilage without the placement of nasal sutures at the time of repair...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734732/perinatal-and-neonatal-use-of-sedation-and-analgesia
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REVIEW
Christopher McPherson, Terrie Inder
Optimal obstetric and neonatal care requires the provision of adequate analgesia for painful procedures. However, anesthetic and analgesic agents have the potential to adversely impact the developing fetal/neonatal brain. In this setting, clinicians must assess the risks and benefits of pharmacologic anesthesia and analgesia for specific indications in this population. General anesthesia is required for non-obstetric surgery and cesarean section in the absence of neuraxial anesthesia for the health of the mother and fetus...
July 19, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729940/propofol-induced-downregulation-of-nr2b-membrane-translocation-in-hippocampus-and-spatial-memory-deficits-of-neonatal-mice
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Yuzhu Wang, Song Han, Ruquan Han, Yue Su, Junfa Li
BACKGROUND: Thousands of infants and children are undergoing anesthesia around the world every day. But impacts of anesthetics on the developing neural system remain unclear yet. Previous evidence showed that anesthesia might affect the developing neural system. Thus, early-life anesthesia becomes a critical issue in clinical pediatric practice. Hence, propofol, a short-acting and widely applied intravenous anesthetic, has been gaining focus upon neonatal anesthesia. METHODS: Fifty-four male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into following three groups: group D6 intraperitoneally (i...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689624/neonatal-effects-after-vasopressor-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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K Uerpairojkit, R Anusorntanawat, A Sirisabya, M Chaichalothorn, S Charuluxananan
BACKGROUND: Placental transfer of ephedrine causes fetal effects when compared with phenylephrine. This study compared their drug effects on neonatal parameters after cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia. METHODS: Three-hundred-and-fifty-four women undergoing elective cesarean delivery who needed intravenous vasopressor following spinal anesthesia were randomized into two groups. Group E received boluses of ephedrine 6mg, and Group P phenylephrine 100µg, titrated to maintain systolic blood pressure near baseline values...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688668/infectious-outcomes-of-gastroschisis-patients-with-intraoperative-hypothermia
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Rachel M Landisch, Roxanne L Massoumi, Melissa Christensen, Amy J Wagner
BACKGROUND: Perioperative hypothermia decreases nutrient and oxygen delivery to tissues and, in adult studies, increases the risk of infectious complications (ICs). Gastroschisis (GS) places newborns at risk for hypothermia by nature of exposed viscera and excessive heat loss. Although hypothermia is a known cause of mortality in GS, the rate of ICs in this at-risk cohort has not yet been delineated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed at our single tertiary-referral hospital, evaluating patient and operative characteristics of all GS infants who underwent operative closure...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684143/what-s-new-in-clinical-obstetric-anesthesia-in-2015
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REVIEW
P E Hess
Each calendar year the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology invites an individual to conduct a review of the medical literature, identifying clinically relevant publications of interest to the obstetric anesthesia provider. This report of that effort covers the publications from 2015 and includes the categories of anesthesia and analgesia, complications of neuraxial procedures, and the effects of anesthesia on the fetus. Neuraxial procedures represent the foundation of obstetric anesthesia; advances in anesthesia and analgesia include novel modes of administration, and refinements in care of the medically complex patient...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682955/ringer-s-lactate-versus-normal-saline-in-urgent-cesarean-delivery-in-a-resource-limited-setting-a-pragmatic-clinical-trial
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Emmanuel Timarwa Ayebale, Arthur Kwizera, Cephas Mijumbi, Samuel Kizito, Anthony Michael Roche
BACKGROUND: Crystalloids are used routinely for perioperative fluid management in cesarean delivery. Few studies have determined the crystalloid of choice in obstetric anesthesia. We compared the effects of Ringer's lactate (RL) versus 0.9% normal saline (NS) on maternal and neonatal blood pH and 24-hour postoperative morbidity in urgent cesarean delivery in a low-resource setting. Our hypothesis was that RL would result in 30% less acidosis than NS. METHODS: This was a pragmatic prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial in the Mulago National Referral Hospital Labor Ward Theater from September 2011 to May 2012...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678073/prophylactic-norepinephrine-infusion-for-preventing-hypotension-during-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-delivery
#15
Warwick D Ngan Kee, Shara W Y Lee, Floria F Ng, Kim S Khaw
BACKGROUND: The use of norepinephrine for maintaining blood pressure (BP) during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery has been described recently. However, its administration by titrated manually controlled infusion in this context has not been evaluated. METHODS: In a double-blinded, randomized controlled trial, 110 healthy women having spinal anesthesia for elective cesarean delivery were randomly allocated to 1 of 2 groups. In group 1, patients received an infusion of 5 μg/mL norepinephrine that was started at 30 mL/h (2...
July 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674271/pharmacological-properties-of-various-anesthetic-protocols-in-10-day-old-neonatal-rats
#16
Atsushi Tsukamoto, Yui Konishi, Takako Kawakami, Chiharu Koibuchi, Reiichiro Sato, Eiichi Kanai, Tomo Inomata
In general, the anesthesia in neonates involves high risk. Although hypothermic anesthesia is recommended in rats up to the age of 7 days, neonatal anesthesia for later periods has not been standardized. The present study investigated the pharmacological properties of conventional anesthetic protocols in 10-day-old SD rats. The rats were anesthetized with four anesthetics: a combination of ketamine and xylazine (K/X); a combination of medetomidine, midazolam, and butorphanol (M/M/B); isoflurane; and sevoflurane...
June 30, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663651/efficacy-of-intravenous-ondansetron-for-prevention-of-postspinal-shivering-during-lower-segment-cesarean-section-a-double-blinded-randomized-trial
#17
Srinivasa Rao Nallam, Kavya Cherukuru, Gokul Sateesh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Elective lower segment cesarean section under spinal anesthesia is frequently associated with shivering. Ondansetron has been shown to be effective for postspinal shivering. In the present study, we compare the efficacy of ondansetron to prevent postspinal shivering in parturients undergoing cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of eighty full-term parturients scheduled for elective lower segment cesarean section under spinal anesthesia were randomly allocated into two groups...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663648/comparison-of-intrathecal-levobupivacaine-and-levobupivacaine-plus-fentanyl-for-cesarean-section
#18
Manjunath Bidikar, Mahantesh Shivangouda Mudakanagoudar, M C B Santhosh
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to compare the effects of intrathecal levobupivacaine with levobupivacaine and fentanyl in patients undergoing cesarean section. METHODS: Patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status I and II scheduled for cesarean section under spinal anesthesia were randomly allocated with thirty patients each. Group L: levobupivacaine group - thirty patients (10 mg). Group F: levobupivacaine plus fentanyl group - thirty patients (7...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654034/use-of-a-piglet-model-for-the-study-of-anesthetic-induced-developmental-neurotoxicity-aidn-a-translational-neuroscience-approach
#19
Emmett E Whitaker, Christopher Z Zheng, Bruno Bissonnette, Andrew D Miller, Tanner L Koppert, Joseph D Tobias, Christopher R Pierson, Fedias L Christofi
Anesthesia cannot be avoided in many cases when surgery is required, particularly in children. Recent investigations in animals have raised concerns that anesthesia exposure may lead to neuronal apoptosis, known as anesthesia-induced developmental neurotoxicity (AIDN). Furthermore, some clinical studies in children have suggested that anesthesia exposure may lead to neurodevelopmental deficits later in life. Nonetheless, an ideal animal model for preclinical study has yet to be developed. The neonatal piglet represents a valuable model for preclinical study, as they share a striking number of developmental similarities with humans...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625557/-more-than-3-hours-and-less-than-3-years-safety-of-anaesthetic-procedures-in-infants-less-than-3-years-old-subected-to-surgery-for-more-the-3-hours
#20
Julián Álvarez Escudero, Rosa María Paredes Esteban, Francisco José Cambra Lasaosa, Máximo Vento, Maite López Gil, Juan Carlos de Agustín Asencio, María Teresa Moral Pumarega
An FDA alert in December 2016 on the safety of general anesthesia and sedations in patients less than 3 years of age and pregnant women has raised doubts in relation to the attitude that professionals implicated in these procedures should adopt in relation to these specific group of patients. Confronted with this situation, the following medical scientific societies: Sociedad Española de Anestesia y Reanimación (SEDAR), Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica (SECP), Sociedad Española de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos (SECIP) y Sociedad Española de Neonatología (SENeo), have established a working group to analyze and clarify the safety of these techniques...
June 15, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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