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Obesity anaesthesia

Naila Ramji, James Quinlan, Phil Murphy, Joan M G Crane
OBJECTIVE: To compare the rate of any breastfeeding at the time of postpartum hospital discharge between obese women (BMI ≥ 30.00 kg/m(2)) and women with a normal BMI (18.50 to 24.99 kg/m(2)). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of women with live, singleton pregnancies who delivered in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador between 2002 and 2011, using data from the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial perinatal registry. The primary outcome was any breastfeeding at the time of discharge from hospital...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
V A Eley, L K Callaway, A A J van Zundert, J Lipman, C Gallois
Caring for obese pregnant women presents challenges for all medical professionals. Despite a lack of supporting evidence, expert opinion and international guidelines suggest early labour epidural insertion for obese women. Anecdotally this is not supported by all anaesthetists. This qualitative study explored the experiences of anaesthetists regarding early epidural analgesia in obese parturients, to answer the research question: Are anaesthetists consistent in how they apply early epidural analgesia in obese parturients? Personal in-depth interviews with 42 specialist anaesthetists working in south-east Queensland, Australia, were completed between February and April, 2015...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
V A Eley, A A J van Zundert, J Lipman, L K Callaway
Increasing rates of obesity in western populations present management difficulties for clinicians caring for obese pregnant women. Various governing bodies have published clinical guidelines for the care of obese parturients. These guidelines refer to two components of anaesthetic care: anaesthetic consultation in the antenatal period for women with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg/m(2) and the provision of early epidural analgesia in labour. These recommendations are based on the increased incidence of obstetric complications and the predicted risks and difficulties in providing anaesthetic care...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Sjaak Pouwels, Frank W J M Smeenk, Loes Manschot, Bianca Lascaris, Simon Nienhuijs, R Arthur Bouwman, Marc P Buise
Obesity is an increasing problem worldwide. The number of people with obesity doubled since the 1980's to affect an estimated 671 million people worldwide. Obese patients in general have an altered respiratory physiology and can have an impaired lung function, which leads to an increased risk of developing pulmonary complications during anaesthesia and after bariatric surgery (approximately 8%). Therefore the respiratory management of the bariatric surgical patient provides a number of challenges. This review will focus on the perioperative respiratory care in bariatric surgical patients discussing respiratory physiology in the obese and perioperative respiratory care in bariatric surgery...
August 2016: Respiratory Medicine
K Ky Lam, W Lm Mui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a new anaesthesia protocol can reduce opioid use in obese patients following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. METHODS: This prospective observational case series was conducted in a private hospital in Hong Kong that has been accredited as a Centre of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery. Thirty consecutive patients scheduled for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the 30 patients, 14 (46...
July 15, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
Rinki Murphy, Nicholas J Evennett, Michael G Clarke, Steven J Robinson, Lee Humphreys, Bronwen Jones, David D Kim, Richard Cutfield, Lindsay D Plank, Hisham Hammodat, Michael W C Booth
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in association with obesity is an increasing disease burden. Bariatric surgery is the only effective therapy for achieving remission of T2D among those with morbid obesity. It is unclear which of the two most commonly performed types of bariatric surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB), is most effective for obese patients with T2D. The primary objective of this study is to determine whether LSG or LRYGB is more effective in achieving HbA1c<6% (<42 mmol/mol) without the use of diabetes medication at 5 years...
2016: BMJ Open
Mesut Erbaş, Hasan Ali Kiraz, Tuncer Şimşek, Hasan Şahin, Hüseyin Toman, Volkan Hancı
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an important health problem that is increasing with the increase in the incidence of obesity. For patients with OSA, it is reported that preoperative OSA diagnosis is made in only 10%-20% of the patients. Therefore, it gains importance that these patients are diagnosed in the preoperative period. The aim of this study is to analyze with a survey the experiences of anaesthesia experts working in Turkey about the diagnosis of patients with OSA, anaesthetic methods and postoperative care...
August 2015: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Oskar Leander-Olsson, Anna Borglund-Hemph, Jan G Jakobsson
INTRODUCTION: Pneumothorax is a most rare intraoperative event but jeopardise safety. Risk factors for its occurrence should be acknowledged and it should be considered in cases of unexpected deterioration of oxygenation that not respond to standard management to improve oxygenation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a patient with mild obesity and recent shoulder trauma scheduled for elective arthroscopy under combined interscalene block and general anaesthesia in the beach chair position...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Savino Occhionorelli, Alessandra La Manna, Rocco Stano, Lucia Morganti, Giorgio Vasquez
AIM: To describe an acute portomesenteric venous thrombosis, with massive small bowel infarction, which is managed with small bowel resection, primary anastomosis, and open abdomen management (OAM). CASE REPORT: A 76-year-old male patient was admitted to the surgical ward, complaining spread abdominal pain. Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) diagnosed massive bowel ischemia, caused by portomesenteric thrombosis. He had negative coagulation tests for thrombophilia, while he presented concomitant risk factors (cancer, previous venous thrombosis, obesity)...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Shagufta Naaz, Jahanara Bandey, Erum Ozair, Adil Asghar
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine, a selective alpha2 adrenoceptor agonist, has been used as adjuvant to spinal anaesthesia. AIM: To find out the optimum dose of dexmedetomidine to be used in lower abdomen surgery intrathecally. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized, controlled, double blinded study which included adult ASA I and II patients. They were allocated into five groups (n=20). Patients allergic to drugs to be used in the study and those with co-existing neurological disorders, coagulopathies, cardiac diseases, obesity and hypertension were excluded...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Jordan Breed, Tony Goldschlager, Ronil V Chandra
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Neurogenic claudication from posterior epidural extension of a Baastrup interspinous bursal cyst is rare. Surgical decompression is the gold standard of treatment. This case report describes successful percutaneous treatment with good early clinicoradiological outcome. PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the successful percutaneous treatment of a central posterior epidural Baastrup cyst causing neurogenic claudication. STUDY DESIGN: This is a case report study...
September 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
M S Kristensen, W H Teoh, S S Rudolph, R Hesselfeldt, J Børglum, M F Tvede
We compared the transverse and longitudinal approaches to ultrasound-guided identification of the cricothyroid membrane, to determine which was faster and more successful. Forty-two anaesthetists received a one-hour structured training programme consisting of e-learning, a lecture and hands-on training, and then applied both techniques in a randomised, cross-over sequence to obese females with body mass index 39.0 - 43.9 kg.m(-2) . The mean (SD) time to identify the cricothyroid membrane was 24.0 (12.4) s using the transverse technique compared with 37...
June 2016: Anaesthesia
Marcin Możański, Dariusz Tomaszewski, Zbigniew Rybicki, Jolanta Bejm, Mariusz Bałkota
BACKGROUND: The effect of etomidate administration on the adrenal cortex in obese patients is still unclear. The objective of the study was to determine the influence of a single dose of etomidate on cortisol secretion in the morbidly obese. METHODS: 127 healthy patients were enrolled into the study. Data from 82 patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic surgery were analyzed. 62 of them were morbidly obese, while 20 had normal body mass. The participants were divided equally into etomidate and thiopental groups, depending on the kind of intravenous anaesthetic used for the induction of anaesthesia...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
V Popelka
The aim of this study was to present the results of surgical treatment in two male patients with chronic locked posterior dislocation of the shoulder, who underwent total shoulder arthroplasty due to destruction of more than 45% of the humeral head articular surface and glenoid impairment. The deltopectoral approach was used in both cases. Total shoulder arthroplasty (Epoca-Synthes) was carried out in the standard manner. Case one: A 29-year-old, extremely obese patient suffered injury to his shoulder during an epileptic seizure...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
A Sajayan, J Wicker, N Ungureanu, C Mendonca, P K Kimani
BACKGROUND: The 'classical' technique of rapid sequence induction (RSI) of anaesthesia was described in 1970. With the introduction of new drugs and equipment in recent years, a wide variation in this technique has been used. The role of cricoid pressure is controversial because of the lack of scientific evidence. Moreover, gentle mask ventilation has been recommended in situations such as obesity and critically ill patients, to prevent hypoxaemia during the apnoeic period. In identifying multiple techniques, we conducted a national postal survey to establish the current practice of RSI in the UK...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Aurélien Bataille, Jacques-Florian Letourneulx, Alain Charmeau, Pascale Lemedioni, Philippe Léger, Thierry Chazot, Morgan Le Guen, Pierre Diemunsch, Marc Fischler, Ngai Liu
BACKGROUND: In obese patients, the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) following sleeve gastrectomy under titration of total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) and the relevance of risk factors to indicate prophylaxis is unknown. OBJECTIVES: The hypothesis was that after automated TIVA, prophylaxis reduces PONV following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Our objective was to determine the incidence of PONV and evaluate the efficacy of dexamethasone and ondansetron as prophylaxis when automated intravenous anaesthesia is employed...
February 10, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Marta Dec, Pawel Andruszkiewicz
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is rising in popularity. It offers well-known benefits to the patient. However, restricted access to the surgical site and gas insufflation into the body cavities may result in severe complications. From the anaesthetic point of view MIS poses unique challenges associated with creation of pneumoperitoneum, carbon dioxide absorption, specific positioning and monitoring a patient to whom the anaesthetist has often restricted access, in a poorly lit environment. Moreover, with refinement of surgical procedures and growing experience the anaesthetist is presented with patients from high-risk groups (obese, elderly, with advanced cardiac and respiratory disease) who once were deemed unsuitable for the laparoscopic technique...
January 2016: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Osama Abou Arab, Pierre-Grégoire Guinot, Evgeny Dimov, Momar Diouf, Bruno de Broca, Aurélie Biet, Rody Zaatar, Eugénie Bernard, Hervé Dupont, Emmanuel Lorne
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that oxygenation using pressure support ventilation (PSV) before general anaesthesia can reduce the duration of non-hypoxaemic apnoea. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine whether or not pre-oxygenation with PSV increases the duration of non-hypoxaemic apnoea in non-obese patients during pan-endoscopy. DESIGN: A randomised, controlled trial. SETTING: Amiens University Hospital, France...
April 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Luc De Baerdemaeker, Michael Margarson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe an evidence-based drug strategy applicable to any obese patient, rather than to present one standard 'ideal' anaesthetic drug combination. The ultimate choice of specific drugs in any given situation will depend upon clinician experience, patient specifics, and drug availability. The fundamental principle in anaesthesia for the obese patient is to use the shortest acting, least fat soluble agents to ensure rapid recovery to safe levels of alertness and mobility...
February 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Lorenzo Ball, Maddalena Dameri, Paolo Pelosi
Most patients undergoing surgical procedures need to be mechanically ventilated, because of the impact of several drugs administered at induction and during maintenance of general anaesthesia on respiratory function. Optimization of intraoperative mechanical ventilation can reduce the incidence of post-operative pulmonary complications and improve the patient's outcome. Preoxygenation at induction of general anaesthesia prolongs the time window for safe intubation, reducing the risk of hypoxia and overweighs the potential risk of reabsorption atelectasis...
September 2015: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
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