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Thoracic anaesthesia

Sarah-Hélène Müller, Jérôme M Defosse, Mark U Gerbershagen, Torsten Loop
Difficult airway management in thoracic anesthesia has rarely been addressed in current guidelines. However, difficult airway management may be a challenge in thoracic anaesthesia: Achieving lung separation and collapse in combination of potentially distorted upper airway anatomy (difficult upper airway), the presence of subglottic pathologies (difficult lower airway) and the need for one-lung ventilation (difficult lung separation). This review will focus on identification of patients at risk, recommendations and algorithms for the airway management in the anticipated and unexpected difficult in-/extubation, and choice of devices for lung separation in this context...
March 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Luca Luzzi, Federico Franchi, Annarita Dapoto, Marco Ghisalberti, Roberto Corzani, Daniele Marrelli, Luca Marchetti, Piero Paladini, Sabino Scolletta
Background: In the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma the Hyperthermic Intra THOracic Chemotherapy (HITHOC) can improve the efficacy of pleurectomy and decortication with a local cytotoxic effect. However its biological impact in patient's hemodynamic and microcirculatory changes were rarely investigated. Aim of this study is to describe our experience with HITHOC after pleurectomy and decortication evaluating the role of sublingual video-microscopy in assessing the microcirculatory changes in the perioperative period...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Marco Rispoli, Gianluca Zani, Federico Bizzarri, Moana R Nespoli, Dario M Mattiacci, Vanni Agnoletti, Alfonso Fiorelli, Antonio Corcione, Salvatore Buono
BACKGROUND: Despite simple and safe to use and cheap, EZ Blocker remains underused probably because it requires particular skills in recognizing airway and in using fiber- bronchoscopy to check the exact position of their cuffs. Thus, we planned an education training program on the use of EZB for novices in anaesthesia and evaluated the number of procedures required for the acquisition of the skills of this technique. METHODS: The educational training program included three different phases as follows...
January 17, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
J C Luis-Navarro, M Seda-Guzmán, C Luis-Moreno, J L López-Romero
Multimodal anaesthesia, combining epidural catheter and general anaesthesia, is a common technique in thoracic surgery, however, epidural catheter placement is not always possible. Recently, erector spinae plane block has been described, which provides analgesia like that of the epidural block, although unilateral, and which has been used in various procedures at thoracic level. At present, there are no studies comparing the efficacy or safety of this block with those commonly used in thoracic surgery. However, its safety profile and contraindications seem different from those of the epidural catheter, since its placement is done under ultrasound view, the needle introduction is done in plane and the ultrasound target, the transverse process, is easily identifiable and is relatively remote from major neural or vascular structures and the pleura...
January 11, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
A Pawa, J Wight, D N Onwochei, R Vargulescu, I Reed, L Chrisman, E Pushpanathan, A Kothari, K El-Boghdadly
Avoidance of general anaesthesia for breast surgery may be because of clinical reasons or patient choice. There is emerging evidence that the use of regional anaesthesia and the avoidance of volatile anaesthetics and opioid analgesia may have beneficial effects on oncological outcomes. We conducted a prospective observational case series of 16 breast cancer surgeries performed under thoracic paravertebral plus pectoral nerve block with propofol sedation to demonstrate feasibility of technique, patient acceptability and surgeon satisfaction...
January 12, 2018: Anaesthesia
Vincenza La Fauci, Gaetano Bruno Costa, Adriana Arena, Elvira Ventura Spagnolo, Cristina Genovese, Maria Angela Palamara, Raffaele Squeri
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) continue to be a major public health concern. A number of epidemiologically relevant HAI microorganisms are multidrug-resistant (MDR) germs that can spread rapidly and/or carry multiple resistance to antibiotics. They are the cause of high mortality and possible nosocomial epidemics. For this reason, we implemented microbiological surveillance acquiring samples from patients with HAI and environmental samples from the surfaces surrounding those patients. A retrospective study was carried out from January 2014 to December 2016 in two departments of the University Hospital in Messina, Italy: the Microbiology and the Hygiene Laboratories...
January 9, 2018: New Microbiologica
Mohamed Elsayed Hassan, Essam Mahran
Background and Aims: Thoracic paravertebral block (TPB) is one of the effective methods for management of post-operative pain in thoracic surgeries. The aim of the study was to evaluate effectiveness of addition of dexmedetomidine to paravertebral block with bupivacaine in improving the postoperative pain relief and pulmonary functions in patients undergoing thoracic surgeries. Methods: A prospective randomized double-blinded study was performed on forty patients scheduled for thoracic surgery...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Chung-Hui Lin, Pei-Ying Lo
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December 14, 2017: Veterinary Record
Yoshinori Kamiya, Miki Hasegawa, Takayuki Yoshida, Misako Takamatsu, Yu Koyama
BACKGROUND: In recent years, thoracic wall nerve blocks, such as the pectoral nerve (PECS) block and the serratus plane block have become popular for peri-operative pain control in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. The effect of PECS block on quality of recovery (QoR) after breast cancer surgery has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of PECS block to decrease postoperative pain and anaesthesia and analgesia requirements and to improve postoperative QoR in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery...
March 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Archna Koul, Deepanjali Pant, Swetha Rudravaram, Jayashree Sood
The purpose of this study is to analyze whether supplementation of general anesthesia (GA) with thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) for right lobe donor hepatectomy is a safe modality of pain relief in terms of changes in postoperative coagulation profile, incidence of epidural catheter-related complications, and timing of removal of epidural catheter. Retrospective analysis of the record of 104 patients who received TEA for right lobe donor hepatectomy was done. Platelet count, international normalized ratio, alanine aminotransferase, and aspartate aminotransferase were recorded postoperatively until the removal of the epidural catheter...
February 2018: Liver Transplantation
Noemi Romagnoli, Carlotta Lambertini, Domenico Ventrella, Dario Floriano, Alberto Elmi, Francesca Barone, Maria L Bacci
OBJECTIVE: To describe the ultrasound (US) evaluation of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal tracts in piglets and to evaluate the feasibility of the ultrasound guided spinal catheter placement in newborn and paediatric piglets. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. ANIMALS: A total of two piglet cadavers (age, 7 and 14 days) and eight commercial crossbreed piglets divided into four groups according to age: 7 (P7), 14 (P14), 21 (P21) and 28 (P28) days...
November 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
M Matiasovic, Z J Halfacree, A Moores, P Nelissen, S Woods, B Dean, G Chanoit, D C Barnes
OBJECTIVES: To review a large series of dogs referred for treatment of traumatic impalement injuries to the thorax and/or abdomen and to report aetiologies, injury characteristics, management and long-term outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Previously collected data on dogs that were surgically treated for impalement injuries to the trunk at six veterinary specialist referral institutions in the UK over an 11-year period were reviewed. Data included patient signalment, physiological variables, injury-specific variables, diagnostic imaging reports, surgical procedures undertaken, duration of hospitalisation, antibiotic use, complications and outcomes...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
Stephen J Shepherd, Andrew A Klein, Guillermo Martinez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Both surgical workload and the age of those patients being considered for radial pulmonary resection are increasing. Enhanced recovery programmes are now well established in most surgical disciplines and are increasingly reported in thoracic procedures. This review will discuss the relevant principles of these programmes as applied to an increasing elderly population. RECENT FINDINGS: Elderly patients undergoing less radial surgical resections without lymphadenectomy have comparable outcomes to those undergoing classical curative treatment...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Jun Liu, Yuan Zeng, Fei Cui, Yidong Wang, Ping He, Lan Lan, Shaojuan Chen, Wei Wang, Jingpei Li, Jianxing He
OBJECTIVES: One-lung ventilation (OLV) with general anaesthesia may increase adverse effects after thoracic surgery, specifically ventilator-induced lung injury. Spontaneous ventilation (SV) has no mechanical ventilation process, thus, we established a rabbit model to assess non-operative lung injury between OLV and SV. METHODS: Thirty-six rabbits were randomly divided into 6 groups: OLV and SV (0, 2 and 4 h). Blood gas analysis was performed after thoracic surgery...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Soh Hosoba, Masanori Yamamoto, Kayoko Shioda, Mitsuru Sago, Yutaka Koyama, Tetsuro Shimura, Ai Kagase, Norio Tada, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Futoshi Yamanaka, Shinichi Shirai, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: Favourable results have been reported for monitored anaesthesia care that includes local anaesthesia and conscious sedation [minimalist approach (MA)] for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). However, the efficacy of MA is still controversial in Japan. We describe our experience from a Japanese multicentre registry. METHODS: Between October 2013 and April 2016, 1215 consecutive Japanese patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR with self-expandable or balloon-expandable valves were prospectively included in the Optimized transCathEter vAlvular intervention-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (OCEAN-TAVI) registry...
March 1, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Maria Amengual, Hannah Leigh, Eva Rioja
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the 24-hour postoperative respiratory effects of either intravenous fentanyl administered as a constant rate infusion or boluses of methadone, in dogs following spinal surgery, assessed by serial arterial blood gas analyses. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical study. ANIMALS: Thirty-two healthy dogs (American Society of Anesthesiologists I/II) anaesthetized for elective caudal thoracic and/or lumbar decompression spinal surgery...
September 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Ze-Rui Zhao, Rainbow W H Lau, Calvin S H Ng
The advent of one-lung ventilation (OLV) technique provides immobilized surgical field which is fundamental in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Mainstem methods of achieving lung separation are either via a double-lumen endotracheal tube or placing a bronchial blocker (BB) through a single-lumen endotracheal tube. More recently, the use of non-intubated thoracic surgery (NITS) has been investigated intensively, attempting to minimise the complications that follow general anaesthesia. The aim of this review is to describe the mechanism of these techniques briefly and outlines the advantages and drawbacks of them with the comparison...
2017: Journal of visualized surgery
Argyro Zoumprouli, Aikaterini Chatzimichali, Stamatios Papadimitriou, Alexandra Papaioannou, Evaghelos Xynos, Helen Askitopoulou
BACKGROUNDS: Impairment of gastrointestinal (GI) motility is an undesirable but inevitable consequence of surgery. This prospective randomised controlled study tested the hypothesis that postoperative thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) with ropivacaine or a combination of ropivacaine and morphine accelerates postoperative GI function and shortens the duration of postoperative ileus following major thoracic surgery compared to intravenous (IV) morphine. METHODS: Thirty patients scheduled for major thoracic surgery were randomised to three groups...
October 16, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
Owain Thomas, Emanuel Lybeck, Per Flisberg, Ulf Schött
BACKGROUND: Epidural anaesthesia and analgesia are indicated for oesophageal surgery. A rare but serious complication is spinal haematoma, which can occur on insertion, manipulation or withdrawal of catheters. Evidence and guidelines are vague regarding which tests are appropriate and how to interpret their results. We aimed to describe how routine coagulation test results change during oesophagectomy's perioperative course. METHODS: Following ethical approval, we retrospectively identified patients who had undergone oesophagectomy between 2002 and 2012...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
Carlos Ros, Carme Soler, Alejandra García de Carellán Mateo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of general anaesthesia using sevoflurane or alfaxalone on the brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) test in adult healthy cats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, clinical, 'blinded', crossover study. ANIMALS: Ten feral adult healthy cats. METHODS: Premedication consisted of dexmedetomidine (0.01 mg kg-1 ) intramuscularly (IM). The first general anaesthesia was induced and maintained with sevoflurane (treatment S) for physical examination, BAER test, complete blood tests, thoracic radiographs and abdominal ultrasound...
September 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
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