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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211001/content-analysis-of-resident-evaluations-of-faculty-anesthesiologists-supervision-encompasses-some-attributes-of-the-professionalism-core-competency
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Franklin Dexter, Debra Szeluga, Bradley J Hindman
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiology departments need an instrument with which to assess practicing anesthesiologists' professionalism. The purpose of this retrospective analysis of the content of a cohort of resident evaluations of faculty anesthesiologists was to investigate the relationship between a clinical supervision scale and the multiple attributes of professionalism. METHODS: From July 1, 2013 to the present, our department has utilized the de Oliveira Filho unidimensional nine-item supervision scale to assess the quality of clinical supervision of residents provided by our anesthesiologists...
February 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207664/descriptive-analysis-of-spinal-neuroaxial-injections-surgical-interventions-and-physical-therapy-utilization-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-within-medicare-beneficiaries-from-2000-to-2011
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Joseph A Sclafani, Alexandra Constantin, Pei-Shu Ho, Venu Akuthota, Leighton Chan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the utilization of various treatment modalities in the management of degenerative spondylolisthesis within Medicare beneficiaries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a condition often identified in symptomatic low back pain. A variety of treatment algorithms including physical therapy and interventional techniques can be used to manage clinically significant degenerative spondylolisthesis...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207595/association-between-anesthesiology-volumes-and-early-and-late-outcomes-after-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Melanie T Jaeger, D Robert Siemens, Xuejiao Wei, Paul Peng, Christopher M Booth
BACKGROUND: Hospital and surgeon volume are related to postoperative complications and long-term survival after radical cystectomy. Here, we describe the relationships between these provider characteristics and anesthesiologist volumes on early and late outcomes after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. METHODS: Records of treatment and surgical pathology reports were linked to the population-based Ontario Cancer Registry to identify all patients with radical cystectomy in Ontario during 1994 to 2008...
February 15, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207445/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-performing-focused-cardiovascular-ultrasound-focus
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Josh M Zimmerman, Bradley J Coker
The benefit of focused cardiovascular ultrasound as an adjunct to physical examination has been shown in numerous specialties and in diverse clinical settings. Although the value of these techniques to the practice of anesthesiology is substantial, they have only begun to be incorporated. This article reviews the basic techniques required to perform a bedside focused cardiovascular ultrasound (ie, FoCUS examination). This includes a discussion of patient positioning, breath control, probe position, and manipulation and was supplemented by normal and abnormal examples for review...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196099/a-novel-visual-facial-anxiety-scale-for-assessing-preoperative-anxiety
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Xuezhao Cao, Roya Yumul, Ofelia Loani Elvir Lazo, Jeremy Friedman, Omar Durra, Xiao Zhang, Paul F White
BACKGROUND: There is currently no widely accepted instrument for measuring preoperative anxiety. The objective of this study was to develop a simple visual facial anxiety scale (VFAS) for assessing acute preoperative anxiety. METHODS: The initial VFAS was comprised of 11 similarly styled stick-figure reflecting different types of facial expressions (Fig 1). After obtaining IRB approval, a total of 265 participant-healthcare providers (e.g., anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents, and perioperative nurses) were recruited to participate in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194399/the-role-of-permissive-and-induced-hypotension-in-current-neuroanesthesia-practice
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Suren Soghomonyan, Nicoleta Stoicea, Gurneet S Sandhu, Jeffrey J Pasternak, Sergio D Bergese
BACKGROUND: Induced hypotension (IH) had been used for decades in neurosurgery to reduce the risk for intraoperative blood loss and decrease blood replacement. More recently, this method fell out of favor because of concerns for cerebral and other end-organ ischemia and worse treatment outcomes. Other contributing factors to the decline in its popularity include improvements in microsurgical technique, widespread use of endovascular procedures, and advances in blood conservation and transfusion protocols...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192265/microsurgical-outcomes-after-gross-total-resection-on-vestibular-schwannoma-in-the-elderly-a-matched-cohort-study
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Nian Jiang, Zaibin Wang, Wen Chen, Yuanyang Xie, Zefeng Peng, Jian Yuan, Siyi Wanggou, Yandong Su, Xuejun Li, Xianrui Yuan
OBJECTIVES: To compare and analyze the differences in clinical manifestations and surgical outcomes after gross total resection (GTR) for vestibular schwannoma (VS) between elderly and younger patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 40 elderly (≥65 years) and 40 younger (< 65 years) patients, and matched operation dates and tumor size in the 2 groups were matched. All 80 patients underwent microsurgical resection though the sigmoid approach, by the same surgeon (Professor Xianrui Yuan, M...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183567/evaluation-of-the-reliability-of-preoperative-descriptive-airway-assessment-tests-in-prediction-of-the-cormack-lehane-score-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-study
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Onur Selvi, Tugce Kahraman, Ozgur Senturk, Serkan Tulgar, Ercan Serifsoy, Zeliha Ozer
STUDY OBJECTIVE: In this study we investigated and compared the predictive values of different airway assessments tests including thyromental height measurement test, which has been recently suggested, in difficult laryngoscopy (Cormack and Lehane [C-L] scores 3 and 4). In addition, we compared the effectiveness of methods and C-L scores, by IDS, in terms of predicting difficult intubation. DESIGN: Prospective, blinded study. SETTING: Maltepe University...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169844/standard-setting-for-clinical-performance-of-basic-perioperative-transesophageal-echocardiography-moving-beyond-the-written-test
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Julian S Bick, Jonathan P Wanderer, Conrad S Myler, Andrew D Shaw, Matthew D McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Credible methods for assessing competency in basic perioperative transesophageal echocardiography examinations have not been reported. The authors' objective was to demonstrate the collection of real-world basic perioperative transesophageal examination performance data and establish passing scores for each component of the basic perioperative transesophageal examination, as well as a global passing score for clinical performance of the basic perioperative transesophageal examination using the Angoff method...
February 7, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160985/two-japanese-pioneers-in-anesthesiology-seish%C3%A5-hanaoka-and-gendai-kamada
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Kentaro Dote, Keizo Ikemune, Yoko Desaki, Hideyuki Nandate, Amane Konisi, Tosihiro Yorozuya, Hiroshi Makino
Seishū Hanaoka and Gendai Kamada are two Japanese pioneers in anesthesiology. Seishū Hanaoka was the world's first surgeon on record to successfully perform surgery under general anesthesia in 1804. Seishū discovered that six medicinal herbs containing Datura, stramonium, and Aconitum had anesthetic properties. From these, he developed Mafutsusan. His fame spread across Japan, and he was inundated with requests from patients and prospective students. He founded a private medical school (Shunrinken) and trained more than 1000 students...
January 2017: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158162/potential-beneficial-effects-of-probiotics-on-human-migraine-headache-a-literature-review
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Yu-Jie Dai, Hai-Yan Wang, Xi-Jian Wang, Alan D Kaye, Yong-Hai Sun
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that migraine headache is often associated with concomitant gastrointestinal diseases. There is a higher prevalence of headaches in patients with gastrointestinal disorders. These associations between migraine and gastrointestinal disorders suggest a potential link to a bidirectional modulation of gut microbiota and brain function. The underlying working mechanistic links between migraine and gastrointestinal diseases may include increased intestinal epithelial permeability and inflammation...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130755/prevention-and-therapy-of-pediatric-emergence-delirium-a-national-survey
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Christopher Huett, Torsten Baehner, Felix Erdfelder, Claudia Hoehne, Christian Bode, Andreas Hoeft, Richard K Ellerkmann
INTRODUCTION: Although pediatric emergence delirium (ED) is common, preventive and therapeutic pharmacological treatment is the matter of an international controversial discussion and evidence on different options is partially vague. OBJECTIVE: We therefore examined clinical routine in prevention strategies and postoperative therapy of ED with respect to clinical experience in pediatric anesthesia. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed investigating routine management (prevention and treatment) of ED, facility structure, and patient population...
January 28, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118165/assessment-of-competence-developing-trends-and-ethical-considerations
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Melissa Chin, Robert S Lagasse
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review explores new concepts in competency assessment in anesthesiology, the associated ethical challenges, and directions for new research. RECENT FINDINGS: Many new tools for the assessment of competence are currently in development to address changes in medical education curricula. The assessment of competence currently focuses on technical skills, nontechnical skills, and the interaction of both through the use of simulation, with increasing emphasis on validity and reliability testing...
January 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118163/evolving-healthcare-delivery-paradigms-and-the-optimization-of-value-in-anesthesiology
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Navid Alem, Zeev Kain
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Healthcare worldwide is evolving to yield enhanced care provided at a lowered cost. Patient-centric paradigms that hasten surgical recovery and strengthen collaboration amongst medical professionals are gaining impetus. This review will discuss the changing healthcare landscape and outline its implications on anesthesiology practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Anesthesiologists must be nimble and versatile as they adapt to healthcare redesign. An increased responsibility for patient outcomes should be embraced by extending the breadth and depth of clinical practice throughout the surgical care continuum...
January 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099326/implementation-of-a-needs-based-online-feedback-tool-for-anesthesia-residents-with-subsequent-mapping-of-the-feedback-to-the-acgme-milestones
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Pedro Tanaka, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Kim Walker, Jennifer Zocca, Lena Scotto, Alyssa L Bogetz, Alex Macario
BACKGROUND: Optimizing feedback that residents receive from faculty is important for learning. The goals of this study were to (1) conduct focus groups of anesthesia residents to define what constitutes optimal feedback; (2) develop, test, and implement a web-based feedback tool; and (3) then map the contents of the written comments collected on the feedback tool to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) anesthesiology milestones. METHODS: All 72 anesthesia residents in the program were invited to participate in 1 of 5 focus groups scheduled over a 2-month period...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098588/choice-of-anesthesia-for-cesarean-delivery-an-analysis-of-the-national-anesthesia-clinical-outcomes-registry
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Jeremy Juang, Rodney A Gabriel, Richard P Dutton, Arvind Palanisamy, Richard D Urman
Neuraxial anesthesia use in cesarean deliveries (CDs) has been rising since the 1980s, whereas general anesthesia (GA) use has been declining. In this brief report we analyzed recent obstetric anesthesia practice patterns using National Anesthesiology Clinical Outcomes Registry data. Approximately 218,285 CD cases were identified between 2010 and 2015. GA was used in 5.8% of all CDs and 14.6% of emergent CDs. Higher rates of GA use were observed in CDs performed in university hospitals, after hours and on weekends, and on patients who were American Society of Anesthesiologists class III or higher and 18 years of age or younger...
January 16, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066904/implementing-point-of-care-ultrasonography-of-the-heart-and-lungs-in-an-anesthesia-department
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M T Bøtker, M L Vang, T Grøfte, H Kirkegaard, C A Frederiksen, E Sloth
BACKGROUND: Implementation of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) of the heart and lungs requires image acquisition skills among providers. We aimed to determine the effect of POCUS implementation using a systematic education program on image acquisition skills and subsequent use and barriers in a department of anesthesiology. METHODS: Twenty-five anesthesiologists underwent a systematic education program in POCUS during the fall of 2012. A POCUS expert evaluated images from baseline and evaluation examinations performed on two healthy individuals as useful or not useful for clinical interpretation...
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051967/introducing-a-novel-applicant-ranking-tool-to-predict-future-resident-performance-a-pilot-study
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Sarah N Bowe, Erik K Weitzel, William N Hannah, Brian M Fitzgerald, Gregory P Kraus, Christopher J Nagy, Stephen A Harrison
The purposes of this study are to (1) introduce our novel Applicant Ranking Tool that aligns with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies and (2) share our preliminary results comparing applicant rank to current performance. After a thorough literature review and multiple roundtable discussions, an Applicant Ranking Tool was created. Feasibility, satisfaction, and critiques were discussed via open feedback session. Inter-rater reliability was assessed using weighted kappa statistic (κ) and Kendall coefficient of concordance (W)...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033081/clinical-databases-and-registries-in-congenital-and-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-cardiology-critical-care-and-anesthesiology-worldwide
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David F Vener, Michael Gaies, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Sara K Pasquali
The growth in large-scale data management capabilities and the successful care of patients with congenital heart defects have coincidentally paralleled each other for the last three decades, and participation in multicenter congenital heart disease databases and registries is now a fundamental component of cardiac care. This manuscript attempts for the first time to consolidate in one location all of the relevant databases worldwide, including target populations, specialties, Web sites, and participation information...
January 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000135/robotic-total-mesorectal-excision-for-rectal-cancer-a-series-of-392-cases-and-mid-term-outcomes-from-a-single-center-in-china
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Bo Tang, Chao Zhang, Chuan Li, Jun Chen, Huaxing Luo, Dongzhu Zeng, Peiwu Yu
BACKGROUND: Robotic total mesorectal excision (RTME) for rectal cancer has recently been increasingly used; technical feasibility and short-term outcomes have been reported in detail. Few studies have presented clinical efficacy and mid-term outcomes for a large sample size. The aim of this study is to present oncologic efficacy and mid-term outcomes of robotic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer and to provide our experiences regarding these surgically challenging issues. METHODS: Three hundred ninety-two patients received RTME between March 2010 and June 2015...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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