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Kurt Ruetzler, Peirong Lin, Jing You, Yehoshua Schacham, Amanda J Naylor, Daniel I Sessler, Leif Saager
BACKGROUND: Laboratory testing is a common component of preanesthesia evaluation and is designed to identify medical abnormalities that might otherwise remain undetected. While blood testing might optimally be performed shortly before surgery, it is often done earlier for practical reasons. We tested the hypothesis that longer periods between preoperative laboratory testing and surgery are associated with increased odds of having a composite of 30-day morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We obtained preoperative data from 2,320,920 patients in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program who were treated between 2005 and 2012...
March 1, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Gayle B Bodner, Ashley L Talbott
Preoperative evaluation helps identify patient comorbidities and surgical characteristics that increase perioperative risk, and also can help identify patients with potentially difficult airways. Identifying patients with difficult airways before surgery lets clinicians plan appropriate perioperative management and prepare for potential complications. This article focuses on management of a difficult airway in a patient undergoing surgery for a thyroid mass.
March 2018: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
M A Pérez Herrero, M Otero, P Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Katherine R Gentry, Katherine Lepere, Douglas J Opel
BACKGROUND: Informed consent for pediatric anesthesia is unique because it is (1) obtained from surrogates (ie, parents) rather than from the patient and (2) sought after parents have authorized the surgical intervention. There are limited data on how pediatric anesthesia informed and consent discussions are conducted. The purpose of this study was to characterize the content of preanesthesia informed consent discussions and assess their impact on parent recall and understanding. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study at a tertiary pediatric hospital...
December 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
David B Wax, Patrick J McCormick, Thomas T Joseph, Matthew A Levin
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia information management systems make prior anesthesia records readily available for review when patients return for a subsequent procedure but may create a problem of too much documentation to review in a limited amount of time. We implemented a screening tool to facilitate the identification of critical documentation for review. METHODS: An algorithm was developed to electronically search prior anesthesia records for predefined critical events and flag records containing these events...
June 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Mark A Brouillette, Alfred J Aidoo, Maria A Hondras, Nana A Boateng, Akwasi Antwi-Kusi, William Addison, Alec R Hermanson
BACKGROUND: Quality anesthetic care is lacking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Global health leaders call for perioperative capacity reports in limited-resource settings to guide improved health care initiatives. We describe a teaching hospital's resources and the national workforce and education in this LMIC capacity report. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, during 4 weeks in August 2016...
December 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Joshua W Sappenfield, Nik Gravenstein, Judith M Wishin, Chukwudi Obiora Chiaghana, David Smyth, Brenda G Fahy, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Laurie Davies, F Kayser Enneking
BACKGROUND: Photography of the airway has been used in research to validate preoperative airway assessment and the likelihood of identifying the difficult-to-mask ventilate and/or intubate patient. Up till now, no study has demonstrated the perceived utility of incorporation of airway photographs into the anesthesia preassessment. METHODS: The University of Florida Health Presurgical Clinic routinely incorporates three photographs of all adult patients during their preanesthesia visit...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Avinash Sahebarav Kakde, Harshal D Wagh
BACKGROUND: Robotic radical prostatectomy (RRP) is associated with various anesthetic challenges due to pneumoperitoneum and deep Trendelenburg position. Tenting of the abdominal wall done in RRP surgery causes decrease in peak airway pressure leading to better ventilation. Herein, we aimed to describe the effects of tenting of the abdominal wall on peak airway pressure in RRP surgery performed in deep Trendelenburg position. METHODS: One hundred patients admitted for RRP in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital of American Society of Anesthesiologists 1 and 2 physical status were included in the study...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Nalini Kadirehally Bheemanna, Sandya Rani Doddagavanahalli Channaiah, Pavithra K V Gowda, Virupaksha Harave Shanmugham, Nagaraj Mungasuvalli Chanappa
AIMS: To assess the patients' fears and their perception about regional anesthesia and to study the correlation between fears and perception and demographic profile. DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional survey on 150 patients scheduled for surgery under regional anesthesia (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The structured questionnaires composed of patients' demographic data and questions regarding patients' fears about RA. Questionnaires along with consent forms were sequentially distributed to patients...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Marcos de Miguel, Eva M Peláez, Enric Caubet, Óscar González, Mercedes Velasco, Lidia Rigual
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound (TLUS) has emerged as a promising imaging tool for vocal cord examination in patients undergoing thyroid surgery. The focus of this prospective, double-blind study was to assess the accuracy of TLUS in the diagnosis of vocal cord paralysis in the immediate postoperative period following total thyroidectomy. METHODS: The study included 93 patients undergoing total thyroidectomy and assessed by videostrobolaryngoscopy (VSL) and TLUS...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
Jean-Luc Hanouz, Vincent Bonnet, Clément Buléon, Thérèse Simonet, Dorothée Radenac, Guillaume Zamparini, Marc Olivier Fischer, Jean-Louis Gérard
BACKGROUND: The Mallampati classification (MLPT) is normally evaluated in the sitting position. However, many patients cannot be evaluated in the sitting position for medical reasons. Thus, we compared the MLPT in sitting and supine positions in predicting difficult tracheal intubation (DTI). We hypothesized that the diagnostic accuracy of the MLPT performed in sitting and supine positions would differ. METHODS: We performed a single-center prospective observational study in adult patients who received general anesthesia and orotracheal intubation for noncardiac surgery...
January 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Shristi Shah, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering, Stephen Knoble, Indra Rai
BACKGROUND: To meet the need for essential surgery across rural Nepal, anesthesia at district level is delivered by nondoctor anesthetists. They require support to maintain confidence and competence, and upgraded professional registration to secure their status. To meet these needs, a distance-blended learning course was pioneered and delivered. A core course requirement was to log all clinical cases; these were logged on a new e-logbook. METHODS: Fourteen nondoctor anesthesia providers working in 12 different districts across Nepal were enrolled in the 1-year course...
October 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Heidi M Filer, Brooke L Beringuel, Kathleen M Frato, Mary K Anthony, Pimpanitta Saenyakul
PURPOSE: Preanesthesia care is a high-risk system where interruptions during the preanesthesia assessment may jeopardize the quality of information obtained. The objective of this study was to (1) identify the number and nature of interruptions occurring during the nursing preanesthesia assessment, (2) evaluate effectiveness of a no interruption zone (NIZ) on the number and nature of interruptions experienced, and (3) determine the frequency with which nurses returned to their original task after interruption...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Edward C Mader, Louis A Cannizzaro, Frank J Williams, Saurabh Lalan, Piotr W Olejniczak
Drug-induced burst suppression (DIBS) is bihemispheric and bisymmetric in adults and older children. However, asymmetric DIBS may occur if a pathological process is affecting one hemisphere only or both hemispheres disproportionately. The usual suspect is a destructive lesion; an irritative or epileptogenic lesion is usually not invoked to explain DIBS asymmetry. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with new-onset seizures who was found to have a hemorrhagic cavernoma and periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) in the right temporal region...
February 20, 2017: Neurology International
Anjana S Wajekar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Sheetal Yogesh Chiplonkar, Pratibha Vinayak Toal, Adit Jagdish Palsania
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Min-Na Li, Xue-Rong Yu, Ya-Juan Wang, Man-Yun Bo, Yu-Guang Huang
Objective To assess the impacts of anesthetic brochure on anesthetic information gain, preoperative anxiety, trust to anesthesiologists, and satisfaction to the preanesthesia visit for patients undergoing general anesthesia. Methods Totally 134 patients scheduled for elective thyroid surgery under general anesthesia in Peking Union Medical College Hospital were assigned to two groups using the random number table method, among whom 68 patients received brochure before preoperative visit (brochure group) and 66 patients did not (control group)...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
H L Yang, F C Liu, S C Tsai, P K Tsay, H T Lin, H E Liu
Background . Postoperative sore throat is one of the major complaints of general anesthesia in the postanesthesia care unit. This prospective study investigated the preventive effect of ketorolac tromethamine spray in postendotracheal-intubation-induced sore throat after general anesthesia. Methods . Surgical patients undergoing general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation were recruited from a medical center. Patients were randomly assigned to group K (treated with 5% ketorolac tromethamine spray) or group D (treated with distilled water spray)...
2016: BioMed Research International
Michal Ivry, David Goitein, Wiam Welly, Haim Berkenstadt
BACKGROUND: Melatonin has hypnotic, sedative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, and is a widely used sleep agent. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of melatonin premedication on postoperative recovery in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. SETTING: University Hospital, Israel. METHODS: Patients undergoing bariatric surgery were randomized to receive either 5 mg melatonin (M group) or placebo (P group) once on the night before surgery and again 2 hours before surgery...
March 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Abhijit S Nair, Ravi Kiran Mudunuri, Muthuswamy Ganapathy, Venugopal Kulkarni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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