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Thoracic anesthesia

Marco Virgilio Usai, Antje Gottschalk, Thomas Schönefeld, Johannes Frederik Schaefers, Giovanni B Torsello, Andreas Rukosujew
Aortoesophageal fistula is a rare but lethal complication after thoracic endovascular repair for thoracic aortic diseases. Extensive treatment is reserved for patients fit for surgery. Various technical approaches have been described; however, mortality rates are still high. Herein, we report a case of a 76-year-old woman with aortoesophageal fistula treated by a three-step treatment approach, with close collaboration between cardiothoracic and general surgery specialists. The patient required tracheostomy after the first procedure, but this was closed at 15 days...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
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
Torsten Loop, Johannes Spaeth
Lung separation and isolation with accomplished one-lung ventilation plays a key role in the airway management for thoracic surgery. Spectrum of indication contains thoracic surgery, procedure- and patient-dependent factors. Usually lung isolation is achieved with a double-lumen tube or a bronchial blocker. Knowledge in tracheobronchial anatomy is routinely requested for anesthesiologists just as the standard use of flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope. This review would give an overview and discussion about the airway management in patients during thoracic anesthesia with double-lumen tubes and recommendations for the clinical routine...
March 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Roberta Rossini, Giuseppe Tarantini, Giuseppe Musumeci, Giulia Masiero, Emanuele Barbato, Paolo Calabrò, Davide Capodanno, Sergio Leonardi, Maddalena Lettino, Ugo Limbruno, Alberto Menozzi, U O Alfredo Marchese, Francesco Saia, Marco Valgimigli, Walter Ageno, Anna Falanga, Antonio Corcione, Alessandro Locatelli, Marco Montorsi, Diego Piazza, Andrea Stella, Antonio Bozzani, Alessandro Parolari, Roberto Carone, Dominick J Angiolillo
Perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy in patients treated with coronary stents undergoing surgery remains poorly defined. Importantly, surgery represents a common reason for premature treatment discontinuation, which is associated with an increased risk in mortality and major adverse cardiac events. However, maintaining antithrombotic therapy to minimize the incidence of perioperative ischemic complications may increase the risk of bleeding complications. Although guidelines provide some recommendations with respect to the perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy, these have been largely developed according to the thrombotic risk of the patient and a definition of the hemorrhagic risk specific to each surgical procedure, key to defining the trade-off between ischemia and bleeding, is not provided...
March 12, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Ji Young Yoo, Sung Yong Park, Jong Yeop Kim, Myungseob Kim, Seok Jin Haam, Dae Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Double lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) intubation is commonly used for one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery. However, because of its large size and shape, it is difficult to perform intubation compared with a single lumen tube. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether the McGrath videolaryngoscope has any advantage over the direct Macintosh laryngoscope for DLT intubation in patients with a simulated difficult airway. METHODS: Forty-four patients (19-60 years of age); scheduled to undergo general anesthesia with one-lung ventilation were assigned to 1 of 2 groups: DLT intubation with the McGrath videolaryngoscope (ML group [n = 22]); or conventional Macintosh laryngoscope (DL group [n = 22])...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Joel Bierer, Eustatiu Memu, Robert Leeper, Dalilah Fortin, Eric Fréchette, Richard Inculet, Richard Malthaner
BACKGROUND: Our vision was to develop an inexpensive training simulation in a functional operating room (in-situ) that included surgical trainees, nursing and anesthesia staff to focus on effective interprofessional communication and teamwork skills. METHODS: The simulation scenario revolved around a post-pneumonectomy airway obstruction by residual tumor. This model included our thoracic operating room with patient status displayed by an open access vital sign simulator and a reversibly modified Laerdal® airway mannequin...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Andrea Droghetti, Erika Basso Ricci, Paolo Scimia, Fabiola Harizai, Massimiliano Marini
BACKGROUND: The standard technique for implanting a subcutaneous defibrillator (S-ICD) requires three incisions and the pocket of the device is created in the subcutaneous tissue of the left lateral thoracic wall. However, a two-incision technique may be adopted, in which the cranial parasternal region is avoided and the device is positioned more deeply, completely under the latissimus dorsi muscle. This can also be combined with Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Anterior Plane Block (US-SAPB) for intraoperative anesthesia and perioperative analgesia...
March 1, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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
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
P S de Campos, L R S M Kawamura, K Hasegawa, Y Kumei, J L Zeredo
Parkinson's disease (PD) is known to cause tremor and rigidity, but other symptoms such as respiratory and autonomic dysfunctions are a major cause of disability and mortality in patients. In this study, we examined respiratory movements by using cineradiography on a murine model of late/advanced PD. Under surgical anesthesia, C57BL/6J mice received an injection of either 6-OHDA or vehicle solution to the right striatum. Two weeks after surgery, the animals had their respiratory movements recorded by video X-ray without any restraint...
February 23, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
Allan F Simpao, Jorge A Gálvez, Elicia C Wartman, W Randall England, Lezhou Wu, Mohamed A Rehman, Thienkim V Ngo
BACKGROUND: The migration of pediatric thoracic epidural catheters via a thoracic insertion site has been described. We assessed the migration of caudally threaded thoracic epidural catheters in neonates and infants at our institution. METHODS: The anesthesia records and diagnostic imaging studies of neonates and infants who had caudal epidural catheters placed during a 26-month period at our hospital were analyzed. Imaging studies were reviewed for changes in epidural catheter tip position...
February 23, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Kristyna Buzkova, Martin Muller, Ales Rara, Karel Roubik, Tomas Tyll
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During laparoscopic surgery, a capnoperitoneum is created to optimize the operating space for surgeons. One effect of this is abdominal pressure which alters the physiological thoraco-abdominal configuration and pushes the diaphragm and lungs cranially. Since the lung image acquired by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) depends on the conditions within the thorax and abdomen, it is crucial to know the diaphragm position to determine the effect of diaphragm shift on EIT thorax image...
February 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Yang Wang, Zejun Liu, Shuanghong Chen, Xiaoxuan Ye, Wenyi Xie, Chunrong Hu, Tony Iezzi, Todd Jackson
BACKGROUND: chronic pain post-surgical pain (CPSP) is common and has far-reaching negative consequences for patients, yet relatively few studies have evaluated the impact of both deficit- and resource-based beliefs about pain and surgery on subjective intensities of acute and chronic post-surgical pain. METHOD: To address this issue, a prospective cohort study was performed. 259 consecutive surgery patients from general surgery, gynecology, and thoracic departments completed a self-report battery of demographics, pain experiences, and psychological factors 24 h before surgery (T1) and provided follow-up pain intensity ratings 48 h-72 h after surgery (T2), and at a 4-month follow-up (T3)...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Tatsuya Kunigo, Takeshi Murouchi, Shuji Yamamoto, Michiaki Yamakage
Background: Serratus plane block is a thoracic truncal block that has been proposed as alternatives for analgesia such as epidural anesthesia and paravertebral block for the anterolateral chest wall. Previously, we performed the clinical study about optimal volume of the local anesthetic in serratus plane block. The primary aim of this study was to assess the pattern of distribution of dye into the serratus plane of cadavers after ultrasound-guided serratus plane injection. Findings: Ultrasound-guided serratus plane injection was performed at the level of the fourth rib on the mid-axillary line in nine adult Thiel-embalmed cadavers...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Jonathon P Fanning, Allan J Wesley, Darren L Walters, Andrew A Wong, Adrian G Barnett, Wendy E Strugnell, David G Platts, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with a high incidence of cerebrovascular injury. As these injuries are thought to be primarily embolic, neuroprotection strategies have focused on embolic protection devices. However, the topographical distribution of cerebral emboli and how this impacts on the effectiveness of these devices have not been thoroughly assessed. Here, we evaluated the anatomical characteristics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined cerebral ischemic lesions occurring secondary to TAVI to enhance our understanding of the distribution of cardioembolic phenomena...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
Benedetta Bedetti, Davide Patrini, Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci, Piergiorgio Solli, Joachim Schmidt, Marco Scarci
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is the most advanced evolution of the minimally invasive technique, which allows often the possibility to include patients in enhanced recovery programs in order to optimize the therapeutic pathway, shorten the length of stay and reduce hospital costs. Non-intubated VATS procedures allow the performance of surgeries with minimal sedation without general anesthesia, maintaining throughout the operation spontaneous breathing. The principle is to create an iatrogenic spontaneous pneumothorax, which can provide a good lung isolation without the need of a double lumen tube...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Federico Piccioni, Riccardo Ragazzi
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs are developed to prevent factors that delay postoperative recovery as well as issues that cause complications. The development of video-assist thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) techniques favors the fast recovery after thoracic procedures. ERAS strategies are based on multidisciplinary approach in which the anesthetist plays an important role from the preoperative to the postoperative phase with several goals. After preoperative evaluation and medical optimization, the anesthetist must ensure a tailored anesthetic plan aiming to a fast recovery and adequate pain relief to reduce the response to the surgical stress...
2018: Journal of visualized surgery
Tsigkas Grigorios, Despotopoulos Stefanos, Makris Athanasios, Koniari Ioanna, Armylagos Stylianos, Davlouros Periklis, Hahalis George
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most common type of valvular heart disease in the elderly. Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) has been the standard practice for treating severe, symptomatic AS, but recently new treatment options have emerged. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is now an established treatment option in patients at high surgical risk. In this review, we focus on recent developments and compare the two treatment methods in specific populations in terms of efficacy and safety (e.g...
January 2018: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
Bassel M Elfokery, Sahar A Tawfic, Abdelrahman M Abdelrahman, Dina N Abbas, Ikramy M Abdelghaffar
INTRODUCTION: Acute ipsilateral shoulder pain (ISP) is a common complaint in patients after thoracotomy. The incidence ranges from 21% to 97%. Unfortunately, clinical studies did not put enough focus on ISP post thoracic surgery. AIM OF THE WORK: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of suprascapular nerve block (SNB) and phrenic nerve infiltration (PNI) for controlling ISP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five lung cancer patients (135) scheduled for open-lung surgery were randomly allocated into three equal groups; control group: received thoracic epidural with general anesthesia, suprascapular group: (SNB) one hour before the operation with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia and phrenic nerve group: (PNI) was performed by the operating surgeon with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
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