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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649029/dexmedetomidine-sedation-for-paroxysmal-supraventricular-tachycardia-ablation-is-not-associated-with-alteration-of-arrhythmia-inducibility
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Andrew M Slupe, Jessica Minnier, Merritt H Raitt, Ignatius Gerardo E Zarraga, Karen S MacMurdy, Peter M Jessel
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine (Dex) is an attractive agent for procedural sedation due to its unique pharmacodynamic profile, specifically affording predictable sedation without concurrent respiratory depression. However, Dex has previously been reported to prevent or terminate arrhythmias. The purpose of this study was to investigate paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) inducibility and homeostatic stability during electrophysiology studies (EPSs) and ablation when a standardized Dex protocol was used as the primary sedation agent...
April 11, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177688/trifurcation-of-the-tibial-nerve-within-the-tarsal-tunnel
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Sedat Develi
The tibial nerve is the larger terminal branch of the sciatic nerve and it terminates in the tarsal tunnel by giving lateral and medial plantar nerves. We present a rare case of trifurcation of the tibial nerve within the tarsal tunnel. The variant nerve curves laterally after branching from the tibial nerve and courses deep to quadratus plantae muscle. Interestingly, posterior tibial artery was also terminating by giving three branches. These branches were accompanying the terminal branches of the tibial nerve...
November 24, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174282/intranasal-dexmedetomidine-in-termination-of-first-trimester-pregnancy-of-suction-evacuation
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Hang Shi, Duo Yang, Jie Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Deep sedation without intubation for termination of first trimester pregnancy of suction evacuation entails use of sedatives such as propofol or a combination of propofol and sulfentanil, with unwanted complications. Dexmedetomidine is an α2 -adrenoreceptor agonist which provides sedation, anxiolysis and analgesia, without any of the complications associated with the popular sedatives. METHODS: A total number of 90 patients were randomized to three groups: 1...
September 24, 2017: Asian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173079/what-influences-intentions-to-request-physician-assisted-euthanasia-or-continuous-deep-sedation
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Anne-Lore Scherrens, Marc Roelands, Lieve Van den Block, Benedicte Deforche, Luc Deliens, Joachim Cohen
The increasing prevalence of euthanasia in Belgium has been linked to changing attitudes. Using National health survey data (N = 9651), we investigated Belgian adults' intention to ask a physician for euthanasia or continuous deep sedation in the hypothetical scenario of a terminal illness and examined its connection to sociodemographic and health characteristics. Respectively, 38.3 and 25.8% could envisage asking for euthanasia and continuous deep sedation. Those with very bad to fair subjective health and with depression more likely had an intention to ask for euthanasia, which suggests need for attention in the evaluation of requests from specific patient groups...
November 27, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118101/japanese-physicians-experiences-of-terminally-ill-patients-voluntarily-stopping-eating-and-drinking-a-national-survey
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Takuya Shinjo, Tatsuya Morita, Daisuke Kiuchi, Masayuki Ikenaga, Hirofumi Abo, Sayaka Maeda, Satoru Tsuneto, Yoshiyuki Kizawa
OBJECTIVES: Voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED) could be regarded as a patients' own non-treatment decision that hastens death, which involves patients voluntarily forgoing food and liquid until death. The aims of this study were to investigate the experience of home hospice physicians and palliative care specialists who care for patients during VSED in Japan, and their opinions on continuous deep sedation (CDS) as a means to relieve patient symptoms during VSED. METHODS: 219 home hospice physicians and 695 palliative care specialists across Japan were surveyed by mail questionnaire in 2016...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102388/-end-of-life-debate-citizen-s-point-of-view-about-deep-and-continuous-sedation
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J Toporski, T Jonveaux-Rivasseau, C Lamouille-Chevalier
INTRODUCTION: Sedation in palliative care meets a precise definition and corresponds to a medical practice. We assessed the comprehension of this practice by the French population. METHOD: In 2015, citizen expressed their views on the Claeys-Leonetti bill by means of a consultative forum made available on the Internet site of the National Assembly. The content of the messages filed, regarding the right to deep and continuous sedation until death was analyzed using the ALCESTE textual data analysis software, supplemented by a thematic analysis in order to identify the perception that Internet users had of this practice...
December 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056584/the-french-exception-the-right-to-continuous-deep-sedation-at-the-end-of-life
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Ruth Horn
In 2016, a law came into force in France granting terminally ill patients the right to continuous deep sedation (CDS) until death. This right was proposed as an alternative to euthanasia and presented as the 'French response' to problems at the end of life. The law draws a distinction between CDS and euthanasia and other forms of sympton control at the end of life. France is the first country in the world to legislate on CDS . This short report describes the particular context and underlying social values that led to this piece of legislation, and explores its meaning in the wider French context...
October 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580858/suboptimal-palliative-sedation-in-primary-care-an-exploration
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Peter Pype, Inge Teuwen, Fien Mertens, Marij Sercu, An De Sutter
OBJECTIVES: Palliative sedation is a therapeutic option to control refractory symptoms in terminal palliative patients. This study aims at describing the occurrence and characteristics of suboptimal palliative sedations in primary care and at exploring the way general practitioners (GPs) experience suboptimal palliative sedation in their practice. METHODS: We conducted a mixed methods study with a quantitative prospective survey in primary care and qualitative semi-structured interviews with GPs...
June 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147385/presentation-of-a-sedation-standard-using-the-example-of-transesophageal-echocardiographies-tee-in-pediatric-outpatients
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H Sauer, J Pfeifer, S Gräber, H Abdul-Khaliq
Introduction Most pediatric patients require deep sedation for a TEE examination. We analyzed the data of our sedation protocols relating to all outpatient TEEs in patients under 18 years of age for the year 2011. On the basis of the data records of a total of 40 patients, we will describe our standard and compare it with the findings of the international literature. Material and Methods In a retrospective analysis, we inspected our sedation protocols in terms of patient-related data, vital parameters, drug applications, occurring complications and necessary interventions as well as nausea and vomiting during the post-sedative monitoring phase...
January 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776894/end-of-life-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide-an-update-on-the-situation-in-france
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REVIEW
R Aubry
On February 2, 2016, the French parliament adopted legislation creating new rights for the terminally ill. The text modifies and reinforces the rights of patients to end-of-life care and strengthens the status of surrogate decision makers. Under the new regulations, advance directives become legally binding though not unenforceable. Two types of advance directives are distinguished depending on whether the person is suffering or not from a serious illness when drafting them. The attending physician must abide by the patient's advance directives except in three situations: there is a life-threatening emergency; the directives are manifestly inappropriate; the directives are not compatible with the patient's medical condition...
December 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713005/deep-sedation-without-intubation-during-second-trimester-surgical-termination-in-an-inpatient-hospital-setting
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Abigail C Mancuso, Kelsey Lee, Ran Zhang, Elizabeth A Hoover, Colleen Stockdale, Abbey J Hardy-Fairbanks
OBJECTIVES: Safety of outpatient dilation and evacuations with intravenous (iv) sedation without intubation has been demonstrated, but there is a paucity of data on deep iv sedation on an inpatient second trimester surgical termination population. The purpose of this study is to evaluate complications of deep sedation with propofol without the use of intubation during second trimester surgical terminations in an inpatient teaching institution. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of all obstetrical and anesthetic data from inpatient dilation and evacuations between gestational ages 15 0/7 and 24 0/7 during the years 2002 to 2015...
March 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673357/sedation-by-propofol-for-painful-care-procedures-at-the-end-of-life-a-pilot-study-propopal-1
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Jean François Ciais, Flora Tremellat, Maud Castelli-Prieto, Caroline Jestin
BACKGROUND: At the end of life, patients may feel refractory pain during care procedures although they receive appropriate analgesia. They can benefit from a short-term sedation. Propofol is used for procedural sedation in emergency or reanimation departments. It may be adapted in a palliative care unit. OBJECTIVE: The main objective was to verify whether propofol could allow us to administer care without causing major pain to patients with refractory pain at the end of life...
March 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27357285/controversies-surrounding-continuous-deep-sedation-at-the-end-of-life-the-parliamentary-and-societal-debates-in-france
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Kasper Raus, Kenneth Chambaere, Sigrid Sterckx
BACKGROUND: Continuous deep sedation at the end of life is a practice that has been the topic of considerable ethical debate, for example surrounding its perceived similarity or dissimilarity with physician-assisted dying. The practice is generally considered to be legal as a form of symptom control, although this is mostly only assumed. France has passed an amendment to the Public Health Act that would grant certain terminally ill patients an explicit right to continuous deep sedation until they pass away...
June 29, 2016: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27217260/-continuous-sedation-until-death-a-french-way-for-the-end-of-life-care
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Robert Zittoun
Continuous sedation until death (CSUD) is a practice which has developed recently in several countries, appearing more acceptable than euthanasia and medically assisted suicide, since more close to a "natural death". The French parliament has just adopted a law which stipulates CSUD on request of the patient in a definite number of circumstances, especially in incurable diseases near to the terminal stage with suffering refractory to treatments. Thus France has adopted a unique international position for the end-of-life care...
July 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25962233/-in-france-deep-and-terminal-sedation-becomes-a-national-matter
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Jean-Yves Nau
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March 18, 2015: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25330560/refractory-pain-existential-suffering-and-palliative-care-releasing-an-unbearable-lightness-of-being
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George P Smith
Since the beginning of the hospice movement in 1967, "total pain management" has been the declared goal of hospice care. Palliating the whole person's physical, psychosocial, and spiritual states or conditions is central to managing the pain that induces suffering. At the end-stage of life, an inextricable component of the ethics of adjusted care requires recognition of a fundamental right to avoid cruel and unusual suffering from terminal illness. This Article urges wider consideration and use of terminal sedation, or sedation until death, as an efficacious palliative treatment and as a reasonable medical procedure in order to safeguard the "right" to a dignified death...
2011: Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25192345/the-ethical-and-clinical-importance-of-measuring-consciousness-in-continuously-sedated-patients
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REVIEW
Kaspar Raus, Martine de Laat, Eric Mortier, Sigrid Sterckx
Continuous sedation at the end of life is a practice that has attracted a great deal of attention. An increasing number of guidelines on the proposed correct performance of the practice have been drafted. All of the guidelines stress the importance of using sedation in proportion to the severity of the patient's symptoms, thus to reduce the patient's consciousness no more than is absolutely necessary. As different patients can have different experiences of suffering, the amount of suffering should, ideally, be assessed subjectively; that is, via communication with the patient...
2014: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25178632/delirium-in-patients-with-cancer-assessment-impact-mechanisms-and-management
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REVIEW
Peter G Lawlor, Shirley H Bush
Delirium is a frequent neurocognitive complication in patients with cancer, particularly in patients with advanced-stage disease (in whom a combination of factors might trigger an episode) and in patients with a high degree of predisposing vulnerability, such as the elderly or patients with dementia. The communicative impediments associated with delirium generate distress for the patient and their family, and substantive challenges for health-care practitioners, who might have to contend with agitation, and difficulty in assessing pain and other symptoms...
February 2015: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25062816/using-continuous-sedation-until-death-for-cancer-patients-a-qualitative-interview-study-of-physicians-and-nurses-practice-in-three-european-countries
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Jane Seymour, Judith Rietjens, Sophie Bruinsma, Luc Deliens, Sigrid Sterckx, Freddy Mortier, Jayne Brown, Nigel Mathers, Agnes van der Heide
BACKGROUND: Extensive debate surrounds the practice of continuous sedation until death to control refractory symptoms in terminal cancer care. We examined reported practice of United Kingdom, Belgian and Dutch physicians and nurses. METHODS: Qualitative case studies using interviews. SETTING: Hospitals, the domestic home and hospices or palliative care units. PARTICIPANTS: In all, 57 Physicians and 73 nurses involved in the care of 84 cancer patients...
January 2015: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24825017/palliative-sedation-for-intolerable-suffering
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REVIEW
Marco Maltoni, Emanuela Scarpi, Oriana Nanni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on palliative sedation in palliative and end-of-life care. Palliative sedation is the medical procedure used to deal with refractory symptoms in advanced cancer patients when all other specific approaches have failed. RECENT FINDINGS: Palliative sedation, in the strictest sense of the term, is a proportionate (proportionate palliative sedation, PPS) and intrinsically variable procedure used on an individual basis to relieve refractory symptoms in terminally ill patients, without the intention of hastening death...
July 2014: Current Opinion in Oncology
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