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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331172/an-anti-coagulation-conundrum-implantation-of-total-artificial-heart-in-a-patient-with-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-type-ii
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Theodore J Cios, Yuliana Salamanca-Padilla, Dmitri Guvakov
BACKGROUND Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a rare but life-threatening complication of heparin administration. It can present a major clinical dilemma for physicians caring for patients requiring life-saving urgent or emergent cardiac surgery. Studies have been published examining the use of alternative anticoagulants for patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), however, evidence does not clearly support any particular approach. Presently, there are no large-scale, prospective randomized studies examining the impact of alternative anticoagulants on clinical outcomes for HIT-positive patients requiring cardiac surgery...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298774/a-survey-on-awareness-about-the-role-of-anesthesia-and-anesthesiologists-among-the-patients-undergoing-surgeries-in-a-tertiary-care-teaching-women-and-children-hospital
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Vinay Marulasiddappa, H N Nethra
BACKGROUND: Although anesthesiology has grown tremendously and although anesthesiologists play a crucial role in the perioperative management of patients and also outside operating theater (OT) such as critical care, pain clinic, and labor analgesia, they do not get due recognition. We conducted a study to assess the awareness about the role of anesthesia and anesthesiologists among patients scheduled to undergo surgery in a Government Tertiary Care Teaching Women and Children Hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291130/making-the-pediatric-perioperative-surgical-home-come-to-life-by-leveraging-existing-health-information-technology
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Izabela C Leahy, Rachel Borczuk, Lynne R Ferrari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To design a patient data dashboard for the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital that supports care integration across the healthcare system as described by the pediatric perioperative surgical home (PPSH) initiative. RECENT FINDINGS: By using 360 Technology, patient data was automatically pulled from all available Electronic Health Record sources from 2005 to the present. The PPSH dashboard described in this report provides a guide for implementation of PPSH Clinical Care Pathways...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291128/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Carolyn F Weiniger, Limor Sharoni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review considers an array of recent applications for point-of-care ultrasound in clinical practice including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that may be relevant for the obstetric anesthesiologist. The rapid advancement of technology and clinical applications for bedside ultrasound in obstetric anesthesiology requires an appraisal of the limitations and uses. RECENT FINDINGS: The review presents the most recent literature describing ultrasound-guided airway assessments, airway management, cricothyroidotomy, transthoracic echocardiography, gastric volume assessments, point-of-care lung ultrasound diagnoses, intracranial pressure assessments, vascular access, neuraxial blocks, and transversus abdominis plane blocks...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277382/current-applications-of-big-data-in-obstetric-anesthesiology
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Thomas T Klumpner, Melissa E Bauer, Sachin Kheterpal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The narrative review aims to highlight several recently published 'big data' studies pertinent to the field of obstetric anesthesiology. RECENT FINDINGS: Big data has been used to study rare outcomes, to identify trends within the healthcare system, to identify variations in practice patterns, and to highlight potential inequalities in obstetric anesthesia care. Big data studies have helped define the risk of rare complications of obstetric anesthesia, such as the risk of neuraxial hematoma in thrombocytopenic parturients...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242025/treatment-of-caval-vein-thrombosis-associated-with-renal-tumors
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Carlos Jiménez-Romero, María Conde, Federico de la Rosa, Alejandro Manrique, Jorge Calvo, Óscar Caso, Carlos Muñoz, Alberto Marcacuzco, Iago Justo
INTRODUCTION: Renal carcinoma represents 3% of all solid tumors and is associated with renal or inferior caval vein (IVC) thrombosis between 2-10% of patients, extending to right atrial in 1% of cases. METHODS: This is a retrospective study that comprises 5 patients who underwent nephrectomy and thrombectomy by laparotomy because of renal tumor with IVC thrombosis level iii. RESULTS: Four patients were males and one was female, and the mean age was 57,2 years (range: 32-72)...
February 24, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235534/case-reports-should-we-do-away-with-them
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Aynur Camkiran Firat, Coskun Araz, Zeynep Kayhan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There has been a gradual decline in the number of case reports published in leading medical journals in recent years. Since case reports are not highly cited they have an adverse effect on the journal impact factor. On the other hand sharing new experiences, challenges, or discoveries with colleagues is essential for medical community. Should case reports be eliminated from the journals or published only in journals devoted to case reports? DESIGN: Observational study...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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...
April 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...
April 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...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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