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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526944/ventilator-data-extraction-with-a-video-display-image-capture-and-processing-system
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David B Wax, Bryan Hill, Matthew A Levin
Medical hardware and software device interoperability standards are not uniform. The result of this lack of standardization is that information available on clinical devices may not be readily or freely available for import into other systems for research, decision support, or other purposes. We developed a novel system to import discrete data from an anesthesia machine ventilator by capturing images of the graphical display screen and using image processing to extract the data with off-the-shelf hardware and open-source software...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523052/efficacy-of-brow-suspension-with-autogenous-fascia-lata-in-simple-congenital-ptosis
#2
Farhan Ali, Muhammad Saim Khan, Muhammad Sharjeel, Zaheer Ud Din, Bilal Murtaza, Asfandyar Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the mean change in interpalpebral fissure height and marginal reflex distance after brow suspension with autogenous fascia lata sling in patients of ptosis. METHODS: This was a Quasi experimental study conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Hospital, King Edwards Medical University Lahore, from Jan 2013 to June 2016. Included were the patients who had unilateral or bilateral ptosis with poor levator function (< 5 mm). Informed consent was obtained from all patients after explaining about the research project...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511794/application-of-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-monitoring-via-distal-gas-samples-in-ventilated-neonates
#3
Ziying Jin, Maoying Yang, Ru Lin, Wenfang Huang, Jiangmei Wang, Zhiyong Hu, Qiang Shu
BACKGROUND: Previous research has suggested correlations between the end-tidal partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PETCO2) and the partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide (PaCO2) in mechanically ventilated patients, but both the relationship between PETCO2 and PaCO2 and whether PETCO2 accurately reflects PaCO2 in neonates and infants are still controversial. This study evaluated remote sampling of PETCO2 via an epidural catheter within an endotracheal tube to determine the procedure's clinical safety and efficacy in the perioperative management of neonates...
April 12, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501533/promising-modalities-to-identify-and-monitor-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#4
Girish Hiremath, Sandeep K Gupta
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an allergen-mediated condition characterized by symptoms of esophageal dysfunction and histological evidence of intense eosinophilic inflammation involving the esophagus in absence of overlapping conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Since the initial description as a distinct entity about two decades ago, there has been a remarkable rise in the recognition of this clinico-pathologic entity. Current approach to diagnose and monitor EoE requires repeated esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs), with associated sedation/anesthesia, to visualize mucosal abnormalities, and to obtain multiple biopsies for histologic assessment and to evaluate treatment response...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501071/in-patients-with-symptomatic-irreversible-pulpitis-articaine-is-3-6-times-more-efficacious-than-lidocaine-in-achieving-anesthetic-success-when-used-for-supplementary-infiltration-after-mandibular-block-anesthesia
#5
Mathilde C Peters, Tatiana M Botero
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Does articaine provide an advantage over lidocaine in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Kung J, McDonagh M, Sedgley CM. J Endod 2015; 41(11):1784-94. SOURCE OF FUNDING: The study was supported by the OHSU Department of Endodontology Les Morgan Endowment Fund and a resident research grant from the American Association of Endodontists Foundation TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Systematic review with meta-analysis of data...
June 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495241/the-natural-course-of-prevertebral-soft-tissue-swelling-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-how-long-will-it-last
#6
Seok Woo Kim, Chulyoung Jang, Myung Ho Yang, Seonjong Lee, Je Hyun Yoo, Yoon Hae Kwak, Ji Hyo Hwang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Prevertebral soft tissue swelling (PSTS) after anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS) has been regarded as one of the critical complications that cause airway obstruction. Still, however, no research has dealt with how PSTS returns to pre-surgery status after ACSS; most recommendations are being performed without information about its natural course, focusing on acute-phase swelling after surgery. PURPOSE: To examine how long post-surgery PSTS lasts and when it returns to its pre-surgery state; to analyze the actual influence of a number of factors to observe the natural progress of post-surgery PSTS...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494905/role-of-sugammadex-in-accelerating-postoperative-discharge-a-meta-analysis
#7
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Michele Carron, Francesco Zarantonello, Nadia Lazzarotto, Paola Tellaroli, Carlo Ori
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Sugammadex has been introduced for reversal of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) induced by rocuronium (or vecuronium). Although its efficacy and safety have been established, data are conflicting as to whether it accelerates discharge to the surgical ward compared with neostigmine, which is traditionally used for reversing NMB. The object of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to review the research comparing sugammadex and neostigmine in the context of patient discharge after general anesthesia...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494890/the-predictive-value-of-pre-recruitment-achievement-on-resident-performance-in-anesthesiology
#8
Fei Chen, Harendra Arora, Susan M Martinelli, Emily Teeter, David Mayer, David A Zvara, Anthony Passannante, Kathleen A Smith
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Selecting candidates for residency positions is challenging and there is little research on the correlation between commonly used selection criteria and subsequent performance in anesthesiology. This study examined the association between the selection measures and post-recruitment performance in residency. DESIGN: Retrospective review of archival data. SETTING: Anesthesiology residency program at a large academic anesthesiology department...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494887/preoperative-risk-stratification-of-critically-ill-patients
#9
Curtis C Copeland, Andrew Young, Tristan Grogan, Eilon Gabel, Anahat Dhillon, Vadim Gudzenko
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Risk assessment historically emphasized cardiac morbidity and mortality in elective, outpatient, non-cardiac surgery. However, critically ill patients increasingly present for therapeutic interventions. Our study investigated the relationship of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class, revised cardiac risk index (RCRI), and sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score with survival to discharge in critically ill patients with respiratory failure. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis over a 21-month period...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492441/residual-enoxaparin-activity-anti-xa-levels-and-concerns-about-the-american-society-of-regional-anesthesia-and-pain-medicine-anticoagulation-guidelines
#10
Daryl S Henshaw, James D Turner, Daniel J Forest, Garrett R Thompson, Robert S Weller
Currently, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) anticoagulation guidelines recommend that before the performance of a neuraxial procedure a minimum of 24 hours should elapse following a treatment dose of enoxaparin (1 mg/kg twice daily or 1.5 mg/kg once daily). The guidelines have since their inception also consistently recommended against the routine use of anti-Xa level monitoring for patients receiving enoxaparin. However, we noted in our clinical practice that anti-Xa levels were frequently still elevated despite patients meeting the time-based recommendation for treatment dose enoxaparin...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492436/continuous-regional-anesthesia-and-inpatient-rehabilitation-for-pediatric-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#11
Carolina Donado, Kimberly Lobo, María Fe Velarde-Álvarez, Joseph Kim, Anne Kenney, Deirdre Logan, Charles B Berde
BACKGROUND: Evidence supports treatment of pediatric complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS) with physical and occupational therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Some patients have persistent pain and/or limb dysfunction despite these treatments. We performed a retrospective study of pediatric patients with CRPS treated by continuous epidural or peripheral perineural local anesthetic infusions along with inpatient rehabilitation at Boston Children's Hospital. METHODS: After approval from the institutional review board, electronic medical records were reviewed for patients treated between September 2003 and September 2014...
May 10, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489779/epidural-hematoma-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Jia Li, Ke Qi, Yongjin Zhang, Chenchen Xue, Weidong Xu
RATIONALE: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can affect the hip joint, causing deformity and disability. Total hip arthroplasty can obviously relieve the pain of the hip joint, and reconstruct the function of hip joint. Epidural anesthesia in this patient population has high risk of epidural hematoma, but the reason is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 44-year-old man diagnosed with AS underwent total hip arthroplasty. DIAGNOSES: Six days after operation, he was diagnosed epidural hematoma...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484741/effects-of-clove-oil-and-lidocaine-hcl-anesthesia-on-water-parameter-during-simulated-transportation-in-the-marine-medaka-oryzias-dancena
#13
In-Seok Park, Hyun Woo Gil, Tae Ho Lee, Yoon Kwon Nam, Sang Gu Lim, Dong Soo Kim
Optimum concentrations of anesthetic clove oil and anesthetic lidocaine-HCl were determined for a species of adult marine medaka, Oryzias dancena, over a range of salinity conditions, and investigated in a transport simulation experiment by analyzing various water and physiological parameters. Research indicated that the higher the concentration of anesthetic at each salinity, the shorter the anesthesia time at each salinity. At each concentration, fish were anesthetized slower at water salinities over 10 ppt (P<0...
March 2017: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479221/do-baby-teeth-really-matter-changing-parental-perception-and-increasing-dental-care-utilization-for-young-children
#14
Suchitra Nelson, Mary Beth Slusar, Jeffrey M Albert, Christine A Riedy
INTRODUCTION: Parent/caregivers' inability to recognize the importance of baby teeth has been associated with inadequate self-management of children's oral health (i.e. lower likelihood of preventive dental visits) which may result in dental caries and the need for more expensive caries-related restorative treatment under general anesthesia. Health behavior theories aid researchers in understanding the impact and effectiveness of interventions on changing health behaviors and health outcomes...
May 4, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474988/premedication-with-fentanyl-midazolam-improves-sevoflurane-anesthesia-for-surgical-intervention-in-laboratory-mice
#15
Miriam Lipiski, Margarete Arras, Paulin Jirkof, Nikola Cesarovic
Balanced anesthesia allows for a reduced dosage of each component, while inducing general anesthesia of sufficient depth with potentially fewer side effects. Here, we compare two anesthetic protocols combining sevoflurane anesthesia with pre-medication (ketamine [K] or fentanyl-midazolam [FM]) to a sevoflurane monoanesthesia (S) concerning their ability to provide reliable anesthesia suitable for moderate surgery in laboratory mice. Twenty-one female C57BL/6J mice assigned randomly to one of three protocols underwent a 50-min anesthesia and a sham embryo transfer...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474241/reported-distress-in-patients-living-with-advanced-cancer-changes-pre-post-interdisciplinary-palliative-rehabilitation
#16
Andrea Feldstain, Neil MacDonald, Ravi Bhargava, Martin Chasen
PURPOSE: Patients are living extended life with advanced cancer making it chronic rather than imminently terminal. Literature on the experience of living with advanced cancer is emerging, indicating ongoing polysymptomatic burden, lack of information, burnout (patients and caregivers), and emotional concerns, all of which contribute to emotional distress. The interdisciplinary Ottawa Palliative Rehabilitation Program (PRP) offers a scarce clinical resource for this population. The current research aimed to explore changes in self-reported distress for patients who completed the PRP, from baseline to program completion...
May 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464571/-expert-consensus-of-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-postscript-of-operation-process-and-main-steps
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Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is a minimally invasive approach for Whipple by total or assistant laparoscopic techniques. The results of feasibility, safety, short and long outcomes have slowly been gaining acceptance over the past decade. Aim to further adapt to the development trend, improve the safety and oncologic outcomes, promote the standardized development of LPD in China, four pancreas surgery groups in China wrote this LPD consensus. The consensus includes seven sections: operator request, indications and contraindications, preoperative preparation and anesthesia, equipment and instruments, positioning of patient and trocars, abdominal pressure, indications of conversion to laparotomy, postoperative observation and treatment...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458067/effect-of-liberal-blood-transfusion-on-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-in-spine-surgery-patients
#18
Taylor E Purvis, C Rory Goodwin, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, A Karim Ahmed, Virginie Lafage, Brian J Neuman, Peter G Passias, Khaled M Kebaish, Steven M Frank, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Blood transfusions in spine surgery are shown to be associated with increased patient morbidity. The association between transfusion performed using a liberal hemoglobin trigger-defined as an intraoperative hemoglobin level of ≥10 g/dL, a postoperative level of ≥8 g/dL, or a whole hospital nadir between 8-10 g/dL-and perioperative morbidity and cost in spine surgery patients is unknown and thus was investigated in this study. PURPOSE: To describe the perioperative outcomes and economic cost associated with liberal hemoglobin trigger transfusion among spine surgery patients...
April 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457421/later-evaluation-of-ischemia-and-reperfusion-by-the-pringle-maneuver-in-wistar-rats-demonstrating-that-hepatic-lesions-can-be-reversible
#19
G de Lourdes Jorge, R Dos Reis Tártaro, C A Fazzio Escanhoela, I F S F Boin
OBJECTIVE: There has been much research on hepatic ischemia and reperfusion by means of short or longer interruption of the portal triad. The aim of this work was to evaluate the mitochondrial respiratory activity and liver histology at 2 different times after the Pringle maneuver. METHODS: Twenty-eight male Wistar rats, weighing ∼308 g, with histologic and mitochondrial study: immediate ischemic group (IIG; 40 minutes; 9 animals) and late ischemic group (LIG; 28 days; 9 animals)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456442/preliminary-investigation-of-preoperative-pregabalin-and-total-intravenous-anesthesia-doses-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Mine Altınkaya Chavush, Seyhan Yağar, Ayşim Ertürk, Ayşegül Özgök
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of 2 different doses (150-300mg) of preoperative pregabalin on propofol and remifentanil doses for total intravenous anesthesia in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. SETTING: Training and research hospital. PATIENTS: Forty-eight adult, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1 and 2 patients...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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