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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446987/dexmedetomidine-decreases-postoperative-pain-and-narcotic-use-in-children-undergoing-alveolar-bone-graft-surgery
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Mariela M Lopez, Derrick Zech, Judith L Linton, Steven J Blackwell
OBJECTIVE: Dexmedetomidine is a parenteral agent that combines the benefits of cooperative sedation, anxiolysis, and analgesia without the risks of respiratory depression. Off-label use has been reported in children. We have introduced dexmedetomidine for use in patients having undergone alveolar bone graft (ABG). The objective is to demonstrate the value and safety of postoperative dexmedetomidine infusion in a non-ICU setting following ABG. DESIGN: A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent ABG by the senior author...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443725/pediatric-anesthesia-after-the-anaesthesia-practice-in-children-observational-trial-study-who-should-do-it
#2
Walid Habre
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review highlights the requirements for harmonization of training, certification and continuous professional development and discusses the implications for anesthesia management of children in Europe. RECENT FINDINGS: A large prospective cohort study, Anaesthesia PRactice In Children Observational Trial (APRICOT), revealed a high incidence of perioperative severe critical events and a large variability of anesthesia practice across 33 European countries...
February 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443724/preoperative-fasting-guidelines-in-pediatric-anesthesia-are-we-ready-for-a-change
#3
Hanna Andersson, Achim Schmitz, Peter Frykholm
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Study after study shows that prolonged fasting before anesthesia is common in children. Pediatric anesthesiologists around the world are concerned that the current guidelines may be part of the problem. This review focuses on what can be done about it. RECENT FINDINGS: We discuss new insights into the physiology of gastric emptying of different categories of food and drink. The evidence for negative effects of prolonged fasting occurring in spite of implementation of the current guidelines is examined...
February 12, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441411/interrater-variability-in-asa-physical-status-assignment-an-analysis-in-the-pediatric-cancer-setting
#4
Luis E Tollinche, Gloria Yang, Kay-See Tan, Ruth Borchardt
BACKGROUND: The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status is a universal classification system that helps clinicians to categorize their patients preoperatively. However, there is a lack of both inter-rater and intra-rater reliability among clinicians for the ASA physical status classification. Our study focuses on testing these reliabilities within pediatric anesthesia providers in the cancer setting. METHODS: In our retrospective observational study, a total of 1177 anesthesia records were reviewed...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436139/incidence-and-factors-contributing-to-postdischarge-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pediatric-ambulatory-surgical-cases
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Proshad N Efune, Abu Minhajuddin, Peter Szmuk
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the incidence and contributing factors of postdischarge nausea and vomiting in children. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of postdischarge nausea and vomiting in day surgery patients and to identify demographic, intraoperative, and postoperative variables that influence the risk. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, a postdischarge questionnaire was administered to parents of ambulatory patients who received anesthesia and the electronic records were reviewed...
March 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436137/caudal-and-intravenous-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-to-pediatric-caudal-block-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
REVIEW
Change Zhu, Saiji Zhang, Zhiqing Gu, Yiru Tong, Rong Wei
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone has become a popular additive for regional anesthesia. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the effectiveness of this additive on the duration of postoperative analgesia, postoperative vomiting, and possible adverse events in pediatrics. METHODS: We searched databases, conference records, and registered trials for randomized controlled trials. The databases included the Cochrane Library, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Science-Direct, and Embase...
March 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431909/dermatologic-surgery-in-children-an-update-on-indication-anesthesia-analgesia-and-potential-perioperative-complications
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REVIEW
Diana Crisan, Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, Sabine Kastler, Maria Crisan, Avram Manea, Katja Wagner, Lars Alexander Schneider
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing dermatosurgical procedures require, unlike adults, particular attention; the administration of various analgesics, anesthetics or sedatives requires a thorough knowledge of drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Furthermore, there are concerns that drugs used for sedation/general anesthesia may result in anesthetic/analgesic complications in children undergoing surgery, with a risk of impaired mental development. OBJECTIVES: Based on our clinical experience and a literature review, we illustrate the most commonly used analgesic, anesthetic and sedative drugs in pediatric dermatosurgery, and identify risk factors and complications following dermatosurgical procedures...
February 12, 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401076/smarttots-update-regarding-anesthetic-neurotoxicity-in-the-developing-brain
#8
Beverley A Orser, Santhanam Suresh, Alex S Evers
SmartTots (http://smarttots.org/) represents a public-private partnership between the International Anesthesia Research Society and the US Food and Drug Administration. Over the past 7 years, SmartTots has worked in collaboration with various stakeholders to determine whether anesthetic drugs have detrimental effects on the developing brain. SmartTots has funded clinical and preclinical studies, organized meetings, served as a repository of peer-reviewed information, and facilitated the development of consensus-based statements...
February 2, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399615/initial-experience-with-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-with-t-fastener-fixation-in-pediatric-patients
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Morten Kvello, Charlotte Kristensen Knatten, Gøri Perminow, Hans Skari, Anders Engebretsen, Ole Schistad, Ragnhild Emblem, Kristin Bjørnland
Background and study aims:  Insertion of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) with push-through technique and T-fastener fixation (PEG-T) has recently been introduced in pediatric patients. The T-fasteners allow a primary insertion of a balloon gastrostomy. Due to limited data on the results of this technique in children, we have investigated peri- and postoperative outcomes after implementation of PEG-T in our department. Patients and methods:  This retrospective chart review included all patients below 18 years who underwent PEG-T placement from 2010 to 2014...
February 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398586/prospective-study-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocol-in-children-undergoing-reconstructive-operations
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K O Rove, M A Brockel, A F Saltzman, M I Dönmez, K E Brodie, D J Chalmers, B T Caldwell, V M Vemulakonda, D T Wilcox
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol is a set of peri-operative strategies to increase speed of recovery. ERAS is well established in adults but has not been well studied in children. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to establish the safety and efficacy of an ERAS protocol in pediatric urology patients undergoing reconstructive operations. It was hypothesized that ERAS would reduce length of stay and decrease complications when compared with historical controls...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396996/intranasal-ketamine-and-its-potential-role-in-cancer-related-pain
#11
Vinita Singh, Theresa W Gillespie, R Donald Harvey
Cancer-related pain continues to be a significant therapeutic challenge, made more difficult by contemporary opioid use and diversion concerns. Conventional treatment utilizing a tiered approach of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids, and adjuvant agents is limited; and alternatives are needed for patients with rapidly progressing pain and those who develop hyperalgesia and tolerance to opioids. Ketamine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) selective antagonist, has historically been used for anesthesia in adult and pediatric populations, but has also been investigated for depression, bipolar disorder, and general and post-operative pain management...
February 3, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352663/early-versus-delayed-closure-of-bladder-exstrophy-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-pediatric-analysis
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J J Ahn, M Shnorhavorian, C Katz, A B Goldin, P A Merguerian
INTRODUCTION: Delayed closure of bladder exstrophy has become more popular; however, there is limited the evidence of its success. Existing literature focuses on intermediate and long-term outcomes, and short-term postoperative outcomes are limited by the small number of cases and varying follow-up methods. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of the current study were to: 1) compare 30-day complications after early and delayed closure of bladder exstrophy, and 2) evaluate practice patterns of bladder exstrophy closure...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345088/retraction
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'The association of hypotension with the insertion of an abdominal retractor during lower abdominal surgery in pediatric patients: a retrospective observational study' by Rika Nakayama, Takahiro Mihara, Yoshihisa Miyamoto & Koui Ka.1 The above article from Pediatric Anesthesia, published online on July 7, 2015 in Wiley Online Library (http://wileyonlinelibrary.com) has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the Journal Editor in Chief, Andrew Davidson, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The retraction has been agreed following a review of the study data by the authors, which found that cases not satisfying the inclusion criteria were included and that there were data collection errors with respect to the patients' ages and sexes...
February 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343297/pulmonary-valve-replacement-after-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-with-homograft-vs-contegra%C3%A2-a-case-control-comparison-of-mortality-and-morbidity
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Nicolas Poinot, Jean-Francois Fils, Hélène Demanet, Hugues Dessy, Dominique Biarent, Pierre Wauthy
BACKGROUND: Repair of congenital heart defects involving the right ventricular outflow tract may require the implantation of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. This conduit is likely to be replaced during childhood. This study compares the operative outcomes of the replacement procedure of Contegra® and homografts in pulmonary position. METHODS: From 1999 to 2016, 82 children underwent 87 right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit replacements (60 Contegra® and 27 homografts)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341336/identification-of-perioperative-pulmonary-aspiration-in-children-using-quality-assurance-and-hospital-administrative-billing-data
#15
Lisa Eisler, Grace Huang, Ka-Eun M Lee, Jennifer A Busse, Ming Sun, Albert Y Lin, Lena S Sun, Caleb Ing
BACKGROUND: Perioperative aspiration is a rare but potentially devastating complication, occurring in 1-10 per 10 000 anesthetics based on studies of quality assurance databases. Quality assurance reporting is known to underestimate the incidence of adverse outcomes, but few large studies use supplementary data sources. This study aims to identify the incidence of and risk factors for perioperative aspiration in children using quality assurance data supplemented by administrative billing records, and to examine the utility of billing data as a supplementary data source...
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336287/endoscopically-assisted-crawford-tube-placement-results-in-shorter-general-anesthesia-times-in-pediatric-patients
#16
Mitchell R Dobberpuhl, Peter J Timoney, Brett T Comer
BACKGROUND: Crawford tube placement is commonly used to achieve patency of nasolacrimal ducts for epiphora secondary to nasolacrimal duct obstruction. The nasal passages of pediatric patients are narrower than adults, and the result is a relatively higher risk of intranasal complications (e.g., synechiae, bleeding) with Crawford tube placement. There is evidence that general anesthesia may negatively affect the neurocognitive function and behavioral development of children, which prompts efforts to decrease operation times for potential health benefits and also potentially to reduce health care costs...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335054/orbital-mediastinal-and-cervicofacial-subcutaneous-emphysema-after-dental-rehabilitation-in-a-pediatric-patient
#17
William J Boggess, Jeanine Ronan, Neeraj Panchal
Subcutaneous emphysema is a rare possible complication of dental procedures. The majority of the dental literature describes cases of localized areas of subcutaneous emphysema following various dental procedures, with a large number of these cases seen following intraoral surgical procedures. Classically, subcutaneous emphysema occurs within minutes to hours after conclusion of dental procedures and is commonly misdiagnosed as either an allergic reaction or acute post-operative swelling. This case report describes a four-year-old male who underwent dental rehabilitation for routine restorative dentistry without extractions under general anesthesia...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302896/comparison-of-the-accuracy-of-noninvasive-hemoglobin-monitoring-for-preoperative-evaluation-between-adult-and-pediatric-patients-a-retrospective-study
#18
Yong-Hee Park, Seho Lim, Hyun Kang, Hwa-Yong Shin, Chong Wha Baek, Young Cheol Woo
We measured noninvasive hemoglobin (SpHb) levels during the pre-anesthesia visit in patients planning elective surgery. Differences between SpHb and laboratory-measured hemoglobin (Hblab) were compared between adult and pediatric patients. In the pre-anesthesia visiting office, we routinely monitor noninvasive Hb levels with oxygen saturation and heart rate using Masimo Radical-7® Pulse CO-Oximetry (Masimo Corp., Irvine, CA, USA). We attached the R1 20 (body weight, 10-50 kg) or R1 25 (body weight > 30 kg) probe on the index finger...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289394/laparoscopic-guided-abdominal-wall-nerve-blocks-in-the-pediatric-population-a-novel-technique-with-comparison-to-ultrasound-guided-blocks-and-local-wound-infiltration-alone
#19
Alessandra Landmann, Mihaela Visoiu, Marcus M Malek
BACKGROUND: Abdominal wall nerve blocks have been gaining popularity for the treatment of perioperative pain in children. Our aim was to compare a technique of surgeon-performed, laparoscopic abdominal wall nerve blocks to anesthesia-placed, ultrasound-guided abdominal wall nerve blocks and the current standard of local wound infiltration. METHODS: After institutional review board approval was obtained, a retrospective chart review was performed of pediatric patients treated at a single institution during a 2-year period...
December 27, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287872/what-to-do-with-medialized-tympanostomy-tubes-a-survey-of-pediatric-otolaryngologists
#20
Aren Bezdjian, Joanna Jiang, Alexandra Maby, Sam J Daniel
INTRODUCTION: Tympanostomy tube placement is the most common surgical procedure performed in children. Medial migration of a tympanostomy tube is a rare occurrence where the tube migrates into the middle ear cavity as opposed to its normal extrusion into the external auditory canal. Whether medialized tympanostomy tubes should be surgically removed in asymptomatic patients is controversial. The objective of this study was to determine experience and management approach of medialized tympanostomy tubes among pediatric otolaryngologists...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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