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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134973/effect-of-cortisol-on-plasma-lactate-levels-following-cortisolinduced-hyperglycaemia-in-common-african-toad-bufo-regularis
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G O Isehunwa, O T Oladun, J E Akpan, A R A Alada
Previous studies in man have shown that cortisol induces hyperglycemia through gluconeogenesis. However,the metabolic substrates involved in cortisol-induced hyperglycemia and the role of adrenergic receptors in lactate productionin toads have not been well studied. This study investigated the effects of adrenergic receptor blockers in cortisol-inducedhyperglycemia and blood lactate levels in the common African toad (Bufo regularis). Each toad was fasted and anaesthetizedwith sodium thiopentone given intraperitoneally (50mg/kg/i...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937468/psychogenic-low-back-pain-and-hysterical-paralysis-in-adolescence
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Tsukasa Kanchiku, Hidenori Suzuki, Yasuaki Imajo, Yuichiro Yoshida, Norihiro Nishida, Toshihiko Taguchi
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes in adolescents diagnosed with psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis and to evaluate the efficacy of differential diagnosis methods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of low-back pain in adolescence is similar to that in adults, but the causes of low-back pain are difficult to determine in most cases. For these patients, a definitive diagnosis of psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis as well as adequate treatment are clinically important to avoid unnecessary surgical treatment...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886496/convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-a-quaternary-hospital-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-picu-in-south-africa-an-8-year-review
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Yavini Reddy, Yusentha Balakrishna, Lawrence Mubaiwa
PURPOSE: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to describe the clinical profile, aetiology, neuroimaging and EEG findings as well as outcome of children with CSE in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of electronic records of children with CSE admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) over an 8-year period from January 2007 to December 2014. RESULTS: Seventy six patients were admitted to the PICU with CSE and 55(72%) had refractory status epilepticus...
October 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876566/a-survey-of-selected-key-areas-of-management-of-south-african-neurosurgical-patients
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C H Daniel, M D du Trevou
BACKGROUND: Previous surveys of neurosurgical patient management, including a South African (SA) survey conducted in 2001, confirmed the existence of significant dissimilarities in management on national and international levels. This survey aimed to determine current SA neurosurgical patient management and to compare this with international trends. METHOD: Questionnaires in multiple choice question (MCQ) and free text entry format covering key areas of neurosurgical practice were emailed to SA neurosurgeons following ethics approval...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665790/effects-of-quinine-on-gastric-ulcer-healing-in-wistar-rats
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Olasupo Stephen Adeniyi, Olubiyi Vincent Makinde, Emmanuel Titus Friday, Samuel Babafemi Olaleye
Background Quinine (QT) is an important anti-malarial drug; however, there is little information about its effects on the gut. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effects of a therapeutic dose of QT on the healing of gastric ulcer in rats. Methods Male Wistar rats weighing 150-200 g were divided into three groups: control rats without ulcer (group 1), ulcerated rats treated with 1 mL/kg (p.o.) normal saline (NS) (group 2), and ulcerated rats treated with 10 mg/kg (p.o.) QT (group 3). Ulcers were induced by serosal application of 80 % acetic acid to the stomach of rats anaesthetized with 50 mg/kg thiopentone sodium and treatment was given three times daily...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663616/effect-of-pregabalin-premedication-on-the-requirement-of-anesthetic-and-analgesic-drugs-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-randomized-comparison-of-two-doses
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Prasoon Gupta, Anudeep Saxena, Lalita Chaudhary
BACKGROUND: Preoperative medication has a vital role in anesthesia. Pregabalin (PG) is a newer drug of gabapentinoid class and is six times more potent than gabapentin. Our study was designed to evaluate the effect of PG as premedication on the perioperative anesthetic requirement and analgesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on ninety patients of American Society of Anesthesiologists Grade I and II of age group 20-60 years, allocated to one of the three groups of thirty patients each...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663612/dexmedetomidine-as-an-anesthetic-adjuvant-in-intracranial-surgery
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Ankita Batra, Reetu Verma, V K Bhatia, Girish Chandra, Shashi Bhushan
BACKGROUND: The basic principle of neuroanesthesia is to provide hemodynamic stability, provision of optimal operative conditions, maintenance of cerebral perfusion pressure, and cerebral oxygenation. AIM: This study was undertaken to see the effect of dexmedetomidine infusion on hemodynamics and its ability to act as an anesthetic adjuvant in patients undergoing supratentorial tumor surgery. SETTING AND DESIGN: Prospective randomized control double blind study...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663611/financial-implications-of-intravenous-anesthetic-drug-wastage-in-operation-room
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Suvarna Kaniyil, A Krishnadas, Arun Kumar Parathody, K T Ramadas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Anesthetic drugs and material wastage are common in operation rooms (ORs). In this era of escalating health-care expenditure, cost reduction strategies are highly relevant. The aim of this study was to assess the amount of daily intravenous anesthetic drug wastage from major ORs and to estimate its financial burden. Any preventive measures to minimize drug wastage are also looked for. METHODS: It was a prospective study conducted at the major ORs of a tertiary care hospital after getting the Institutional Research Committee approval...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599889/effects-of-thiopentone-propofol-and-alfaxalone-on-laryngeal-motion-during-oral-laryngoscopy-in-healthy-dogs
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Tesh M Smalle, Marthinus J Hartman, Lynette Bester, Roxanne K Buck, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Gareth E Zeiler
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of thiopentone, propofol and alfaxalone on arytenoid cartilage motion and establish the dose rates to achieve a consistent oral laryngoscopy examination. STUDY DESIGN: Randomised crossover study. ANIMALS: Six healthy adult Beagle dogs. METHODS: Each dog was randomly administered three induction agents with a 1-week washout period between treatments. Thiopentone (7.5 mg kg(-1)), propofol (3 mg kg(-1)) or alfaxalone (1...
March 3, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584608/super-refractory-status-epilepticus-in-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy
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Mujahid Al-Busaidi, Jyoti Burad, Asma Al-Belushi, Arun Gujjar
We present a case of a 38-year-old woman who was at eight weeks of gestation and was admitted to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital with refractory status epilepticus (SE). She presented with a two-day history of fever and a depressed level of consciousness that was followed with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. She progressed to refractory SE that required intubation and mechanical ventilation. Autoimmune workup was suggestive of Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) as suggested by the high levels of thyroid antibodies...
May 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582801/emergency-airway-management-in-australian-and-new-zealand-emergency-departments-a-multicentre-descriptive-study-of-3710-emergency-intubations
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Hatem Alkhouri, John Vassiliadis, Matthew Murray, John Mackenzie, Alex Tzannes, Sally McCarthy, Toby Fogg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the practice of endotracheal intubation across a range of Australasian EDs. METHODS: We established a multicentre airway registry (The Australian and New Zealand Emergency Department Airway Registry [ANZEDAR]) prospectively capturing intubations from 43 Australian and New Zealand EDs over 24 months using the ANZEDAR form. Information recorded included patient demographics, intubation indications, predicted difficulty, rapid sequence induction and endotracheal intubation preparation technique, induction drugs, airway adjuncts and complications...
October 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571236/the-effect-of-sevoflurane-plus-propofol-on-pain-and-complications-after-laminectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Aminolah Vasigh, Fatemeh Najafi, Molouk Jaafarpour, Javaher Khajavikhan, Ali Khani
INTRODUCTION: Pain is one of the most important reasons for the patients concern after surgery. The perfect sedative should have properties like rapid onset, least pain and adverse effects. AIM: To assess the effect of sevoflurane plus propofol on postoperative pain, haemodynamic stability and complication after lumbar disc surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized double- blind clinical trial. A total of 75 patients scheduled for elective lumbar disc surgery with simple random sampling design received sevoflurane (n=25, induced with Thiopentone and maintained with sevoflurane), propofol (n=25, induced and maintained with propofol) and sevoflurane plus propofol (n=25, induced with propofol and maintained with sevoflurane)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444779/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-propofol-vs-thiopentone-and-desflurane-for-fatigue-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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T Nostdahl, O M Fredheim, T Bernklev, T S Doksrod, R M Mohus, J Raeder
Fatigue may delay functional recovery after day surgery and may be more common after propofol anaesthesia. We randomly allocated 123 participants scheduled for ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy to induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia with propofol or thiopentone and desflurane. Postoperative fatigue was unaffected by the allocated anaesthetic. The combined mean (SD) Identity-Consequences Fatigue Scale of 34.3 (15.1) before surgery increased in the first postoperative week: to 60.4 (21.1) on day 1, p < 0...
July 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416372/effects-of-bilobalide-ginkgolide-b-and-picrotoxinin-on-gabaa-receptor-modulation-by-structurally-diverse-positive-modulators
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Chiu Chin Ng, Rujee K Duke, Tina Hinton, Graham A R Johnston
Anxiolytics and anticonvulsants generally positively modulate the action of GABA, whereas many convulsants (including the chloride channel blocker picrotoxinin) negatively modulate the action of GABA on GABAA receptors. Like picrotoxinin, bilobalide and ginkgolide B, active constituents of Ginkgo biloba, have been shown to negatively modulate the action of GABA at α1β2γ2L GABAA receptors. However, unlike picrotoxinin, bilobalide and ginkgolide B are not known to cause convulsions. We have assessed the action of bilobalide, ginkgolide B and picrotoxinin on a range of GABAA modulators (etomidate, loreclezole, propofol, thiopentone sodium, diazepam, and allopregnanolone), using two-electrode voltage clamp electrophysiology at recombinant α1β2γ2L GABAA receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes...
April 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217049/effectiveness-of-sodium-thiopentone-propofol-and-etomidate-as-an-ideal-intravenous-anesthetic-agent-for-modified-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Altaf Hussain Mir, Nida Farooq Shah, Mehraj Ud Din, Shabir Ahmad Langoo, Fayaz Ahmad Reshi
INTRODUCTION: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a well-established psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients for therapeutic effects. ECT can produce severe disturbances in the cardiovascular system and a marked increase in cerebral blood flow and intracranial pressure. These cardiovascular changes may be altered using various anesthetic drugs. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to compare the effects of intravenous (IV) sodium thiopentone, propofol, and etomidate, used as IV anesthetic agents in modified ECT as regards, induction time and quality of anesthesia, alteration of hemodynamics, seizure duration, and recovery time...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024715/incidence-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-following-gynecological-laparoscopy-a-comparison-of-standard-anesthetic-technique-and-propofol-infusion
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Pradipta Bhakta, Bablu Rani Ghosh, Umesh Singh, Preeti S Govind, Abhinav Gupta, Kulwant Singh Kapoor, Rajesh Kumar Jain, Tulsi Nag, Dipanwita Mitra, Manjushree Ray, Vikash Singh, Gauri Mukherjee
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of propofol-based anesthesia in gynecological laparoscopies in reducing incidences of postoperative nausea and vomiting compared to a standard anesthesia using thiopentone/isoflurane. DESIGN: Randomized single-blind (for anesthesia techniques used) and double-blind (for postoperative assessment) controlled trial. SETTING: Operation theater, postanesthesia recovery room, teaching hospital...
December 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica: Official Journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790555/efficacy-and-safety-of-clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-bupivacaine-for-caudal-analgesia-in-paediatric-infra-umbilical-surgeries
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Samita Priolkar, Shirley Ann D'Souza
INTRODUCTION: Caudal analgesia, has gained popularity in paediatric intraoperative and postoperative pain management, more so with the use of adjuvants to prolong its duration, each of them having various results. Clonidine, an alpha2-adrenergic agonist is being used for its analgesic effects in various doses with 0.25% Bupivacaine. AIM: The study was conducted to compare the analgesic efficacy, haemodynamic safety and side effects of 1 μg/kg Clonidine added to 1 ml/kg of 0...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611234/intravenous-versus-inhalational-techniques-for-rapid-emergence-from-anaesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-brain-tumour-surgery
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REVIEW
Hemanshu Prabhakar, Gyaninder Pal Singh, Charu Mahajan, Indu Kapoor, Mani Kalaivani, Vidhu Anand
BACKGROUND: Brain tumour surgery usually is carried out with the patient under general anaesthesia. Over past years, both intravenous and inhalational anaesthetic agents have been used, but the superiority of one agent over the other is a topic of ongoing debate. Early and rapid emergence from anaesthesia is desirable for most neurosurgical patients. With the availability of newer intravenous and inhalational anaesthetic agents, all of which have inherent advantages and disadvantages, we remain uncertain as to which technique may result in more rapid early recovery from anaesthesia...
September 9, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390680/supra-recommendation-treatment-of-super-refractory-status-epilepticus
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Devashish Dhiren Vyas, Gopal Krishna Dash
A 28-year old female was admitted with recurrent seizures following 2 days of febrile illness, after which she developed status epilepticus. Midazolam and later thiopentone infusions were started after failure of regular intravenous antiepileptics. Burst suppression was achieved at doses of 3 mg/kg/hr for midazolam and 6 mg/kg/hr of thiopentone. Adjunctive medications included methylprednisolone, intravenous immunoglobulin and acyclovir. Imaging and biochemical parameters were normal. She required 3 cycles of midazolam and 2 cycles of thiopentone for complete cessation of seizures...
June 2016: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27355722/psychogenic-low-back-pain-and-hysterical-paralysis-in-adolescence
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Tsukasa Kanchiku, Yasuaki Imajo, Hidenori Suzuki, Yuichiro Yoshida, Norihiro Nishida, Toshihiko Taguchi
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes in adolescents diagnosed with psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis and to evaluate the efficacy of differential diagnosis methods. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of low-back pain in adolescence is similar to that in adults, but the causes of low-back pain are difficult to determine in most cases. For these patients, a definitive diagnosis of psychogenic low-back pain and hysterical paralysis as well as adequate treatment are clinically important to avoid unnecessary surgical treatment...
June 28, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
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