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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445309/the-role-of-pairing-an-anesthesiology-rotation-with-the-general-surgery-clerkship-positive-impact-on-surgical-and-perioperative-education
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Gaurav P Patel
Background: The use of an anesthesiology rotation in the realm of surgical education is not very well studied. Several studies show the importance of an anesthesiology rotation in the grand scheme of undergraduate medical education. However, its importance in perioperative medicine and surgical education is not very well understood. This study attempts to look at this relationship and determine whether or not a temporal relationship between this anesthesiology rotation and a surgical rotation is important...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441169/perioperative-stroke-pathophysiology-and-management
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REVIEW
Sang-Bae Ko
Although perioperative stroke is uncommon during low-risk non-vascular surgery, if it occurs, it can negatively impact recovery from the surgery and functional outcome. Based on the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Consensus Statement, perioperative stroke includes intraoperative stroke, as well as postoperative stroke developing within 30 days after surgery. Factors related to perioperative stroke include age, sex, a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack, cardiac surgery (aortic surgery, mitral valve surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery), and neurosurgery (external carotid-internal carotid bypass surgery, carotid endarterectomy, or aneurysm clipping)...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433869/trends-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-over-time-from-2005-2014-using-the-nsqip-database
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Catherine H Davis, Beverly A Shirkey, Linda W Moore, Tanmay Gaglani, Xianglin L Du, H Randolph Bailey, Marianne V Cusick
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy, originally pioneered by gynecologists, was first adopted by general surgeons in the late 1980s. Since then, laparoscopy has been adopted in the surgical specialties and colorectal surgery for treatment of benign and malignant disease. Formal laparoscopic training became a required component of surgery residency programs as validated by the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery curriculum; however, some surgeons may be more apprehensive of widespread adoption of minimally invasive techniques...
March 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417072/knowledge-regarding-anesthesiologist-and-anesthesiology-among-patients-and-attendants-attending-a-rural-hospital-of-new-delhi
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Tulika Singh, Sanju Sharma, Bratati Banerjee, Suneela Garg
INTRODUCTION: Anesthesia has become one of the most advanced specialties in modern medicine with tremendous growth in knowledge and substances available for use. However, public awareness toward anesthesiologist and anesthesiology is limited. It is important for us to make people aware about the role played by an anesthesiologist in medical setup. The present study was conducted among patients and attendants to assess the knowledge regarding the anesthesiologist and anesthesiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out at a rural hospital of New Delhi, on 250 adult patients and attendants visiting outpatient departments to assess their knowledge regarding anesthesiologists and anesthesiology...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396626/-ablative-therapy-of-small-renal-masses
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REVIEW
M C Kriegmair, N Wagener, S J Diehl, N Rathmann
Renal cell cancer is nowadays predominantly diagnosed in early stages due to the widespread use of sectional imaging for unrelated symptoms. Small renal masses (<4 cm) feature a largely indolent biology with a very low risk for metastasis or even a benign biology in up to 30% of the cases. Consequently, there is a need for less invasive therapeutic alternatives to nephron-sparing surgery. Meanwhile, there is a broad portfolio of local ablation techniques to treat small renal tumors. These include the extensively studied radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation techniques as well as newer modalities like microwave ablation and irreversible electroporation as more experimental techniques...
February 2, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369096/electroencephalography-and-brain-oxygenation-monitoring-in-the-perioperative-period
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Thomas W L Scheeren, Merel H Kuizenga, Holger Maurer, Michel M R F Struys, Matthias Heringlake
Maintaining brain function and integrity is a pivotal part of anesthesiological practice. The present overview aims to describe the current role of the 2 most frequently used monitoring methods for evaluation brain function in the perioperative period, ie, electroencephalography (EEG) and brain oxygenation monitoring. Available evidence suggests that EEG-derived parameters give additional information about depth of anesthesia for optimizing anesthetic titration. The effects on reduction of drug consumption or recovery time are heterogeneous, but most studies show a reduction of recovery times if anesthesia is titrated along processed EEG...
January 23, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366746/how-cardiac-anesthesiology-can-help-stem-the-tide-of-under-representation-of-minorities-in-science-and-medicine
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Elliott Woodward, Yvonne Lai, Christyanna Egun, Michael G Fitzsimons
The field of medicine is built upon science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), yet the United States is rapidly falling behind when it comes to educating the next generation in these disciplines, especially under-represented populations. The authors reflect on existing educational literature surrounding efforts to promote interest in STEM among students and under-represented populations. The authors advocate for greater efforts toward the development of youth programing. Cardiac anesthesia is uniquely positioned as a subspecialty to advance the goal of promoting interest in STEM in diverse groups of young students...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362652/single-center-experience-in-laparoscopic-treatment-of-gallbladder-perforation
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Nuri Alper Sahbaz, Kivanc Derya Peker, Hamit Ahmet Kabuli, Alpen Yahya Gumusoglu, Halil Alis
Introduction: Gallbladder perforation (GBP) is a rare disease with potential mortality. Previous series have reported an incidence of approximately 2-11% and it still continues to be a significant problem for surgeons. Aim: To present our clinical experience with gallbladder perforation. Material and methods: The records of 2754 patients who received surgical treatment for cholelithiasis between 2010 and 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
December 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357339/do-pain-medicine-fellowship-programs-provide-education-in-practice-management-a-survey-of-pain-medicine-fellowship-programs
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Rene Przkora, Ajay Antony, Andrew McNeil, Gary J Brenner, James Mesrobian, Richard Rosenquist, Amr E Abouleish
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that there is a gap between expectations and actual training in practice management for pain medicine fellows. Our impression is that many fellowships rely on residency training to provide exposure to business education. Unfortunately, pain management and anesthesiology business education are very different, as the practice settings are largely office- versus hospital-based, respectively. OBJECTIVE: Because it is unclear whether pain management fellowships are providing practice management education and, if they do, whether the topics covered match the expectations of their fellows, we surveyed pain medicine program directors and fellows regarding their expectations and training in business management...
January 2018: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352416/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-pediatric-anesthesiology-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Erik Su, Nicholas Dalesio, Aliaksei Pustavoitau
Ultrasound has increasingly become a clinical asset in the hands of the anesthesiologist and intensivist who cares for children. Though many applications for ultrasound parallel adult modalities, children as always are not simply small adults and benefit from the application of ultrasound to their management in various ways. Body composition and size are important factors that affect ultrasound performance in the child, as are the pathologies that may uniquely afflict children and aspects of procedures unique to this patient population...
January 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349346/characteristics-of-electroencephalogram-signatures-in-sedated-patients-induced-by-various-anesthetic-agents
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REVIEW
Byung-Moon Choi
Devices that monitor the depth of hypnosis based on the electroencephalogram (EEG) have long been commercialized, and clinicians use these to titrate the dosage of hypnotic agents. However, these have not yet been accepted as standard monitoring devices for anesthesiology. The primary reason is that the use of these monitoring devices does not completely prevent awareness during surgery, and the development of these devices has not taken into account the neurophysiological mechanisms of hypnotic agents, thus making it possible to show different levels of unconsciousness in the same brain status...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301653/successful-emergency-pain-control-for-posterior-rib-fractures-with-ultrasound-guided-erector-spinae-plane-block
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Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Brittany Dixon, Eben Clattenburg, Arun Nagdev
The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Trauma Anesthesiology Society Guidelines recommend prompt and effective multimodal analgesia for rib fractures that combines regional anesthesia (RA) techniques with pharmacotherapy to treat pain, optimize pulmonary function, and reduce opioid related complications. However, RA techniques such as epidurals and paravertebral blocks, are generally underutilized or unavailable for emergency department (ED) patients. The recently described serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) is a promising technique, but failures with posterior rib fractures have been observed...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284900/impact-of-preoperative-anxiety-in-patients-on-hemodynamic-changes-and-a-dose-of-anesthetic-during-induction-of-anesthesia
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Jasmina Ahmetovic-Djug, Sefik Hasukic, Haris Djug, Begzada Hasukic, Alan Jahic
Objectives: Each surgical patient is preoperatively, intraoperatively and postoperatively exposed to stress. The aim of this study was to determine the existence of preoperative anxiety, and to determine its impact on hemodynamic parameters (blood pressure, heart rate) in patients and dose of anesthetics during induction of anesthesia. Methods: A prospective clinical study conducted at the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation and Surgery Clinic of University Clinical Center Tuzla (UCC) in the period May 2012...
October 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284836/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-evaluation-of-knowledge-efficacy-and-retention-in-young-doctors-joining-postgraduation-program
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Vidhu Bhatnagar, Urvashi Tandon, Kavitha Jinjil, Deepak Dwivedi, S Kiran, Rohit Verma
Background: High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and rapid defibrillation the cornerstone for resuscitation from cardiac arrest and increase the incidence of return of spontaneous circulation. Regular CPR training imparted to health-care personnel increases knowledge and helps in skill enhancing. Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate background knowledge, percentage improvement in the skills, and residual knowledge after a period of 6 months of postgraduate (PG) students as well as the efficacy of the designed teaching program for CPR...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218778/examination-of-sacral-tissue-oxygen-saturation-among-immobile-patients
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Burcu Ceylan, Ulku Yapucu Gunes, Mehmet Uyar
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This research was conducted to explore the effect of immobility on sacral tissue oxygen saturation in patients lying on a supporting surface in supine position. BACKGROUND: Guidelines in regard to preventing pressure ulcers recommend that patients lying on a standard bed should change their positions every two hours and that patients on a supporting surface should change their positions every four hours. But there is no strong evidence that justifies this practice...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209788/-reform-of-emergency-physician-training-in-austria-finally-up-to-date
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REVIEW
H Trimmel, M Baubin, J Kreutziger, G Frank, G Prause
During the last 20 years Austrian prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) have significantly improved. The structure and organization of Austrian EMS comply with European standards but training requirements for prehospital EMS physicians are insufficient when compared with other countries. Although some EMS systems follow the German or Swiss postgraduate training concepts, the legal requirements in Austria defining the scope of mandatory training for physicians in the prehospital setting are only minimal...
December 5, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200073/decreased-parasympathetic-activity-of-heart-rate-variability-during-anticipation-of-night-duty-in-anesthesiology-residents
#17
Man-Ling Wang, Pei-Lin Lin, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Hui-Hsun Huang
BACKGROUND: In residency programs, it is well known that autonomic regulation is influenced by night duty due to workload stress and sleep deprivation. A less investigated question is the impact on the autonomic nervous system of residents before or when anticipating a night duty shift. In this study, heart rate variability (HRV) was evaluated as a measure of autonomic nervous system regulation. METHODS: Eight residents in the Department of Anesthesiology were recruited, and 5 minutes of electrocardiography were recorded under 3 different conditions: (1) the morning of a regular work day (baseline); (2) the morning before a night duty shift (anticipating the night duty); and (3) the morning after a night duty shift...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195847/trochanteric-bursitis-following-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-incidence-predictors-and-treatment
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Shai S Shemesh, Calin S Moucha, Aakash Keswani, Nolan A Maher, Darwin Chen, Michael J Bronson
BACKGROUND: Trochanteric bursitis (TB) remains a common complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA), with an incidence between 3% and 17%, depending on the surgical approach, with the posterior approach (PA) being relatively protective compared to the lateral approach. The purposes of this study were to determine the incidence of TB after primary THA, identify potential risk factors for TB, and examine the utility of different modes of treatment. METHODS: Retrospective cohort data of 990 primary THAs performed in a single institution, including 613 PAs and 377 direct anterior approaches (DAAs), were analyzed...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148326/understanding-professional-jurisdiction-changes-in-the-field-of-anesthesiology
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Scott Feyereisen, Joseph P Broschak, Beth Goodrick
We further our understanding of jurisdictional disputes between established professional groups through a 10-year longitudinal analysis of the differential adoption by U.S. states of policies expanding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (CRNAs) autonomy. In the United States, CRNAs are trained to deliver anesthetics to patients in the same way as physician anesthesiologists but have more restrictions in practice. Following a 2001 federal decision regarding Medicare reimbursement, states were permitted but not required to allow CRNAs to practice without physician supervision, potentially reducing health care costs...
January 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129345/defining-value-based-care-in-cardiac-and-vascular-anesthesiology-the-past-present-and-future-of-perioperative-cardiovascular-care
#20
REVIEW
Lavinia M Kolarczyk, Harendra Arora, Michael W Manning, David A Zvara, Robert S Isaak
Health care reimbursement models are transitioning from volume-based to value-based models. Value-based models focus on patient outcomes both during the hospital admission and postdischarge. These models place emphasis on cost, quality of care, and coordination of multidisciplinary services. Perioperative physicians are challenged to evaluate traditional practices to ensure coordinated, cost-effective, and evidence-based care. With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services planned introduction of bundled payments for coronary artery bypass graft surgery, cardiovascular anesthesiologists are financially responsible for postdischarge outcomes...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
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