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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677057/newborn-resuscitation-skills-in-health-care-providers-at-a-zambian-tertiary-center-and-comparison-to-world-health-organization-standards
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Sara C Mistry, Richard Lin, Hazel Mumphansha, Laura C Kettley, Janaki A Pearson, Sonia Akrimi, David J Mayne, Wonder Hangoma, M Dylan Bould
BACKGROUND: Birth asphyxia is a leading cause of early neonatal death. In 2013, 32% of neonatal deaths in Zambia were attributable to birth asphyxia and trauma. Basic, timely interventions are key to improving outcomes. However, data from the World Health Organization suggest that resuscitation is often not initiated, or is conducted suboptimally. Currently, there are little data on the quality of newborn resuscitation in the context of a tertiary center in a lower-middle income country...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664053/labor-onset-oxytocin-use-and-epidural-anesthesia-for-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-section-and-associated-effects-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china-a-retrospective-study
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Shao-Wen Wu, He Dian, Wei-Yuan Zhang
Background: In the mainland of China, the trial of labor after cesarean section is still a relatively new technique. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of labor onset, oxytocin use, and epidural anesthesia on maternal and neonatal outcomes for vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) in a tertiary hospital in China. Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out on 212 VBAC cases between January 2015 and June 2017 in Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University...
April 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643628/pediatric-critical-incidents-reported-over-15-years-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-of-a-developing-country
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Shemila Abbasi, Fauzia Anis Khan, Sobia Khan
Background and Aims: The role of critical incident (CI) reporting is well established in improving patient safety but only a limited number of available reports relate to pediatric incidents. Our aim was to analyze the reported CIs specific to pediatric patients in our database and to reevaluate the value of this program in addressing issues in pediatric anesthesia practice. Material and Methods: Incidents related to pediatric population from neonatal period till the age of 12 years were selected...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629891/ureterocele-fenestration-with-holmium-laser-in-neonates
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Predrag Ilic, Mirjana Jankovic, Maja Milickovic, Slobodan Dzambasanovic, Vladimir Kojovic
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of holmium-laser fenestration of intravesical ureteroceles in neonatal period. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the results of the holmium-laser puncture in ten neonates with intravesical ureterocele, between September 2013 and September 2016. Laser probe was placed through the cystoscope to the lowest and medial portion of the ureterocele, near the bladder floor. Few punctures (4 to 8) were made, until ureterocele has been collapsed...
2018: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628829/using-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-to-levobupivacaine-in-epidural-anesthesia-to-change-the-pain-intensity-and-duration-in-painless-labor
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Hassan Mohamed Ali, Amr Wahdan
Background and Objective: This is a randomized controlled trial aiming at comparing the effectiveness of levobupivacaine alone versus a levobupivacaine with dexamethasone in the epidural injection for painless labor. Patients and Methods: This is a comparative randomized controlled double-blinded clinical trial with 49 patients were included in this study, all of them were primigravidas and were during vaginal delivery with a cervical dilatation ≥4 cm. Patients were included randomly in one of two groups either Group C (26 cases) with epidural levobupivacaine 0...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627934/inhibition-of-microrna-23-contributes-to-the-isoflurane-mediated-cardioprotection-against-oxidative-stress
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Hai-Jian Liu, Bin Liu
Isoflurane is one of the most frequently used volatile anesthetics in clinical practice for inhalational anesthesia. It is widely studied that isoflurane mediates cardioprotection during multiple pathological processes. However, the precise mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Neonatal cardiomyocytes were isolated and cultured, followed by treatments with isoflurane at 0, 50, 100 or 200 µM. Rat cardiomyoblast cell line, H9c2, was treated with H2 O2 . Expression of miR-23 was measured by qRT-PCR. The cell survival rate of H9c2 in response to H2 O2 treatments was evaluated by MTT assay...
April 7, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621379/fluorescein-angiographic-characteristics-of-macular-edema-during-infancy
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Xi Chen, Shwetha Mangalesh, Du Tran-Viet, Sharon F Freedman, Lejla Vajzovic, Cynthia A Toth
Importance: Macular edema during infancy, a subclinical feature identified in premature infants by handheld spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), has been associated with poorer visual acuity and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Features of macular edema on fluorescein angiography (FA) are needed to understand its pathophysiology, but to date have not been reported previously. Objective: To investigate the FA features of macular edema during infancy...
April 5, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608321/management-of-pregnancy-sensitized-with-anti-inb-with-monocyte-monolayer-assay-and-maternal-blood-donation
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Raj Shree, Kimberly K Ma, Lay S Er, Meghan Delaney
Maternal red blood cell (RBC) alloantibodies can cause hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN). Although much is described about common antibodies associated with HDFN, management of a pregnancy complicated by a maternal rare antibody presents several challenges related to assessment of fetal anemia risk, availability of blood for transfusion to the mother and/or the fetus or newborn if needed, and planning for delivery in the case of maternal hemorrhage. Here we report the laboratory medicine workup of a patient who presented for obstetrical care in the United States in the third trimester and had a rare antibody (anti-Inb)...
January 2018: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606409/a-10-year-retrospective-review-of-perioperative-mortality-in-pediatric-general-surgery-at-ile-ife-hospital-nigeria
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Ademola Olusegun Talabi, Oludayo Adedapo Sowande, Anthony Taiwo Adenekan, Olusanya Adejuyigbe, Collins Chijioke Adumah, Arua Obasi Igwe
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The analysis of perioperative mortality as well as surgery- and anesthesia-related death in pediatric patients may serve as a potential tool to improve outcome. The aim of this study is to report the 24-h and 30-day overall, and surgery and anesthesia-related, mortality in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of perioperative mortality in children ≤15years at a general pediatric surgery unit. All pediatric general surgery cases operated under general anesthesia between January 2007 and December 2016 were included in the study and data analyzed...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602555/surgical-practice-and-outcome-in-711-neonates-and-infants-undergoing-hernia-repair-in-a-large-multicenter-rct-secondary-results-from-the-gas-study
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Nicola Disma, Davinia Withington, Mary Ellen McCann, Rodney Wayne Hunt, Sarah Jane Arnup, Francesca Izzo, Girolamo Mattioli, Neil Morton, Geoff Frawley, Andrew Davidson, Anne Lynn, Peter Szmuk, Joss John Thomas, Philip Ragg, Alessio Pini Prato
BACKGROUND: The GAS study is an international RCT to evaluate neurodevelopmental outcome comparing general plus regional anesthesia versus regional anesthesia alone in 722 neonates and infants who had inguinal hernia repair up to 60 weeks of postmenstrual age. This paper comprises a secondary descriptive analysis of hernias, aspects of surgery and outcomes. METHODS: The incidence of unilateral and bilateral hernias, side preponderance, predictive factors for bilateral hernias and surgical approaches were collated...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601303/the-opioid-epidemic-and-pregnancy-implications-for-anesthetic-care
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Britany L Raymond, Bradley T Kook, Michael G Richardson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes evolving knowledge regarding adverse maternal, fetal, and neonatal effects of opioid exposure during pregnancy, and current treatment options for opioid use disorder (OUD). Maternal and fetal implications of maternal opioid maintenance with methadone and buprenorphine are described. Finally, acute and chronic pain management strategies in opioid-tolerant parturients are reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Opioid use among parturients has risen dramatically, with opioid use during pregnancy as high as 20%...
March 29, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596102/clonidine-effect-on-pain-after-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-different-routes-of-administration
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Hermann S Fernandes, Fernando Bliacheriene, Thúlio M Vago, Gabriela T Corregliano, Marcelo L Torres, Rossana P Francisco, Hazem A Ashmawi
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal clonidine prolongs spinal anesthesia. We evaluated the effects of the addition of intrathecal or intravenous clonidine (75 µg) to standard cesarean delivery spinal anesthesia on postoperative pain and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, 64 women scheduled for elective cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia were randomly allocated and compared among 3 groups: intrathecal clonidine 75 µg, intravenous clonidine 75 µg, and placebo...
March 27, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595529/ec50-of-epidural-ropivacaine-combined-with-dexmedetomidine-for-labor-analgesia
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Wp Zhang, Cuiling Li
BACKGROUND: It was reported that the optimal concentration of epidural dexmedetomidine for labor analgesia was 0.5▒ug/mL when combined with 0.1% ropivacaine. This study investigated the median effective concentration (EC50) of epidural ropivacaine for labor analgesia when combined with 0.5▒ug/mL dexmedetomidine. METHODS: Sixty full-term primiparas were enrolled and divided into two groups in this prospective study. Group D received 10▒mL solution (ropivacaine + 0...
March 27, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594080/surgery-and-anesthesia-management-for-intraoral-synechia-a-case-report
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Mohammad Gharavifard, Iman Kashani, Marjan Joudi, Majid Sharifian, Seyed Javad Sayedi, Behrouz Mohammadipanah, Farideh Jamali-Behnam
Introduction: Intraoral synechia is a rare congenital condition, generally associated with other maxillo-facial malformations. We present a neonate with congenital intraoral bilateral synechia without any other facial anomalies. Case Report: In this paper, we present a 19-day-old male neonate with congenital intraoral bilateral synechia without any other facial anomalies. We review the literature to discuss the surgical and anesthesia management of this rare congenital disease...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587655/impedance-cardiography-as-tool-for-continuous-hemodynamic-monitoring-during-cesarean-section-randomized-prospective-double-blind-study
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Alessandro D'Ambrosio, Antonella Cotoia, Renata Beck, Potito Salatto, Lada Zibar, Gilda Cinnella
BACKGROUND: Impedance Cardiography (ICG) is a non-invasive tool for continuous hemodynamic monitoring. Aims of our study were to assess the utility of ICG to evaluate the hemodynamic impact of 6 mg (GL6) vs 8 mg (GL8) levobupivacaine combined with fentanyl in healthy patients undergoing elective cesarean section; secondary, to compare the duration and quality of analgesia and anesthesia. METHODS: Sixty-two women receiving combined spinal-epidural (CSE) for elective cesarean delivery were randomly allocated to GL6 or GL8 groups...
March 27, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580952/brain-tissue-oxygen-regulation-in-awake-and-anesthetized-neonates
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Daniil P Aksenov, Andrey Dmitriev, Michael Miller, Alice M Wyrwicz, Robert Linsenmeier
Inhaled general anesthetics are used commonly in adults and children, and a growing body of literature from animals and humans suggests that exposure to anesthesia at an early age can impact brain development. While the origin of these effects is not well understood, it is known that anesthesia can disrupt oxygen regulation in the brain, which is critically important for maintaining healthy brain function. Here we investigated how anesthesia affected brain tissue oxygen regulation in neonatal rabbits by comparing brain tissue oxygen and single unit activity in the awake and anesthetized states...
March 23, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572858/red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-perioperative-pediatric-anesthesia-a-survey-of-current-practice-in-germany
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Eva Wittenmeier, Claudius Troeber, Ulrike Zier, Irene Schmidtmann, Nina Pirlich, Karin Becke, Tim Piepho
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the current practice of the perioperative transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) in pediatric patients. This study was performed to evaluate the practice of RBC transfusion in German pediatric anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: An online survey was conducted among members of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. Participants were asked to indicate the hemoglobin (Hb) thresholds for starting RBC transfusion in six cases of different bleeding situations in pediatric anesthesia...
March 23, 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561267/a-review-of-the-impact-of-obstetric-anesthesia-on-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Grace Lim, Francesca L Facco, Naveen Nathan, Jonathan H Waters, Cynthia A Wong, Holger K Eltzschig
Obstetric anesthesia has evolved over the course of its history to encompass comprehensive aspects of maternal care, ranging from cesarean delivery anesthesia and labor analgesia to maternal resuscitation and patient safety. Anesthesiologists are concerned with maternal and neonatal outcomes, and with preventing and managing complications that may present during childbirth. The current review will focus on recent advances in obstetric anesthesia, including labor anesthesia and analgesia, cesarean delivery anesthesia and analgesia, the effects of maternal anesthesia on breastfeeding and fever, and maternal safety...
March 21, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550867/non-sedation-of-the-neonate-for-radiologic-procedures
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REVIEW
Richard B Parad
On Dec. 16, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning regarding the potential neurotoxicity of anesthesia and sedation agents on the developing brain in children younger than 3 years and in women during their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. These concerns have relevance to the pediatric radiologist who must take into consideration how the child's state might impact image quality. In this review the author provides background on the special concerns in the potentially highest-risk group, pre-term and term neonates, and provides guidance and rationale for the avoidance of sedation in procedural imaging of the newborn...
April 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550366/using-animal-models-to-evaluate-the-functional-consequences-of-anesthesia-during-early-neurodevelopment
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Susan E Maloney, Catherine Creeley, Richard E Hartman, Carla M Yuede, Charles F Zorumski, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, Krikor Dikranian, Kevin K Noguchi, Nuri B Farber, David F Wozniak
Fifteen years ago Olney and colleagues began using animal models to evaluate the effects of anesthetic and sedative agents (ASAs) on neurodevelopment. The results from ongoing studies indicate that, under certain conditions, exposure to these drugs during development induces an acute elevated apoptotic neurodegenerative response in the brain and long-term functional impairments. These animal models have played a significant role in bringing attention to the possible adverse effects of exposing the developing brain to ASAs when few concerns had been raised previously in the medical community...
March 14, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
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