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L X Quan, H X An, D X Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of 0.4 μg/(kg×h) dose of dexmedetomidine on intra-operative wake-up test in children patients undergoing scoliosis surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients for posterior scoliosis correction (ASA I-II, aged 5-16 years) from March 2013 to April 2015 were enrolled in this prospective, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study, The patients were randomly classified into two groups to receive dexmedetomidine (group RD, n=30) or saline solution (group R, n=30)...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Khaled Elbahrawy, Alaa El-Deeb
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening vascular emergency that requires early diagnosis, immediate anticoagulation, and intervention to restore mesenteric blood flow adequately. AIMS: To investigate the effect of rectus sheath block (RSB) for postoperative analgesia in patients with mesenteric vascular occlusion. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Forty patients with mesenteric vascular occlusion, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II or III, scheduled for laparotomy were enrolled in this study...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Susan R Wilcox
Weakness is common in critically ill patients, associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and increased mortality. Corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockade (NMB) administration have been implicated as etiologies of acquired weakness in the intensive care unit. Medical literature since the 1970s is replete with case reports and small case series of patients with weakness after receiving high-dose corticosteroids, prolonged NMB, or both. Several risk factors for weakness appear in the early literature, including large doses of steroids, the dose and duration of NMB, hyperglycemia, and the duration of mechanical ventilation...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Youssef Motiaa, Mustapha Bensghir, Abdelhamid Jaafari, Mohammed Meziane, Redouane Ahtil, Noureddine Drissi Kamili
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a technique used both for diagnosis and for the treatment of biliary and pancreatic diseases. ERCP has some anesthetic implications and specific complications. The primary outcome aim was to compare two protocols in terms of time of extubation. We also compared anesthetic protocols in terms of hemodynamic and respiratory instability, antispasmodics needs, endoscopist satisfaction, and recovery room stay. METHODS: Patients were randomized into two groups standard anesthesia group (Gr: SA) in whom induction was done by propofol, fentanyl and cisatracurium and maintenance was done by a mixture of oxygen, nitrousoxide (50%:50%) and sevoflurane; and intravenous anesthesia group to target concentration (Gr: TCI) in whom induction and maintenance of anesthesia were done with propofol with a target 0...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Jeong Ho Kim, Yoon Chan Lee, Soo Il Lee, Sang Yoong Park, So Ron Choi, Jong Hwan Lee, Chan Jong Chung, Seung Cheol Lee
BACKGROUND: There are few information about the differences of the effective dose (ED) of cisatracurium between the adult and the elderly. We investigated the ED and the onset time of cisatracurium in the adults and the elderly. METHODS: We studied two hundred patients of the adults aged 20 through 64 years and the elderly aged ≥ 65 years, with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II. Each 100 patients with 20 patients of each dose group, randomly selected from 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 µg/kg of cisatracurium, were randomly allocated to the adults and the elderly groups...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Masoud Ghorbanlo, Mahmoud Reza Mohaghegh, Forozan Yazdanian, Mehrdad Mesbah, Ziya Totonchi
BACKGROUND: The need for muscle relaxants in general anesthesia in different surgeries including cardiac surgeries, and the type of relaxant to be used considering its different hemodynamic effects on patients with heart disease can be of considerable importance. In this study, the hemodynamic effects of two muscle relaxants, Cisatracurium and Atracurium in patients whit low function of left ventricle who are candidate for open heart surgery have been considered. METHOD: This study has been designed as a randomized prospective double-blind clinical trial...
July 27, 2016: Medical Archives
Annelijn M Meeder, Marijke S van der Steen, Annemieke Rozendaal, Arthur R H van Zanten
This case report series describes 3 cases of cisatracurium besylate associated phlebitis after an infusion period of 14-20 hours. No similar cases have been reported in the literature. Association of phlebitis with another neuromuscular blocking agent, atracurium, has been described in the literature. The acidity of atracurium is thought to be the main cause. It is recommended that atracurium is administered only via central venous catheters when indicated to infuse over prolonged periods of time due to the acidity...
October 3, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Susan R Wilcox, Michael Ries, Ted A Bouthiller, E Dean Berry, Travis L Dowdy, Sharon DeGrace
Critical care transport (CCT) teams are specialized transport services, comprised of highly trained paramedics, nurses, and occasionally respiratory therapists, offering an expanded scope of practice beyond advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical service teams. We report 4 cases of patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from influenza in need of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation evaluation at a tertiary care center, transported by ground. Our medical center did not previously have a ground CCT service, and therefore, in these cases, a physician and/or a respiratory therapist was sent with the paramedic team...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Jiayi Liu, Chunying Lu, Qirong Zou, Sheng Wang, Xuemei Peng
AIM: The aim of the current study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of cisatracurium in patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation (MR) during the anaesthetic induction period. METHODS: Thirty patients in the clinical trial were divided into two groups: the MR group (n = 15) and the control group (n = 15). Arterial blood samples were obtained before (time 0) and at 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 15 and 20 min after intravenous injection of 0...
August 31, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Lara M Groetzinger, Ryan M Rivosecchi, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Michael P Donahoe
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is associated with a mortality rate of approximately 40%. Neuromuscular blockade is associated with an improvement in oxygenation and a reduction in mortality in ARDS. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this evaluation was to determine if the depth of paralysis, determined by train-of-four (TOF) monitoring, correlates with gas exchange in moderate to severe ARDS. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of moderate to severe ARDS patients who were prescribed >12 hours of continuous infusion cisatracurium between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2014, with a PaO2:FiO2 ratio <150 and documented TOF and arterial blood gases...
August 10, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Edoardo De Robertis, Geremia Zito Marinosci, Giovanni Marco Romano, Ornella Piazza, Michele Iannuzzi, Fabrizio Cirillo, Stefania De Simone, Giuseppe Servillo
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular block (NMB) monitoring and use of reversal agents accelerate the recovery time and improve the workflow in the operating room. We aimed to compare recovery times after sugammadex or neostigmine administration, and estimate the time spent in operating theater and the possible economic impact of a faster recovery, in morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study that analyzed data from records of morbidly obese patients (body mass index >40 kg/m(2)) undergoing elective laparoscopic bariatric surgery in which sugammadex or neostigmine were used to reverse NMB...
2016: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
Sabrina De Winter, Koen Bronselaer, Peter Vanbrabant, Bart Blanchaert, Marwa F Mansour, Daniele Brandolisio, Stijn De Jonge, Peter Slaets, Paul Sas, Ann Van Schepdael, Isabel Spriet
OBJECTIVE: Transportation by air exposes drugs used in emergency medical services to vibrations. The aim of the study was to determine whether or not vibrations caused by a helicopter induce the degradation of 5 drugs used in this setting. METHODS: A longitudinal study in an operating medical helicopter along with a worst case was conducted. The studied drugs were 3 drugs labeled for refrigeration (cisatracurium, lorazepam, and succinylcholine) and 2 albumin solutions (human albumin 4% and 20%)...
July 2016: Air Medical Journal
Luis A Lee, Vassilis Athanassoglou, Jaideep J Pandit
Neuromuscular blockade is a desirable or even essential component of general anesthesia for major surgical operations. As the population continues to age, and more operations are conducted in the elderly, due consideration must be given to neuromuscular blockade in these patients to avoid possible complications. This review considers the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of neuromuscular blockade that may be altered in the elderly. Compartment distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs may vary due to age-related changes in physiology, altering the duration of action with a need for reduced dosage (eg, aminosteroids)...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
E M Schulberg, A R Webb, H Kolawole
We present a case of early skin and challenge testing in a patient following severe anaphylaxis to rocuronium. The patient presented for semi-elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy and developed anaphylaxis with severe cardiovascular collapse after induction of anaesthesia. Surgery was cancelled but was considered necessary before the recommended four to six weeks for formal allergy testing. Limited skin and challenge testing was performed to rocuronium and cisatracurium while the patient was in the intensive care unit to identify a safe neuromuscular blocking drug for subsequent early surgery...
May 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Claude Meistelman, François Donati
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sugammadex is a selective relaxant-binding agent that is designed to encapsulate rocuronium and chemically similar steroidal muscle relaxants such as vecuronium. This review summarizes recent information on the use of sugammadex in clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: The main advantages of sugammadex when compared with conventional anticholinesterase agents are a much faster recovery time and its unique ability to reverse rapidly and efficiently, for the first time, deep levels of neuromuscular blockade...
August 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Alice Preault, Florent Capron, Céline Chantereau, François Donati, Jérôme Dimet
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that small doses of neostigmine (10-30μ effectively antagonize atracurium blocks at a train-of-four (TOF) ratio of 0.4 under propofol anaesthesia. The results might not be valid with halogenated agents, which potentiate neuromuscular blockades. The goal of this study was to determine the dose of neostigmine required to antagonize a block corresponding to a TOF ratio of 0.4, a level at which fade is not visually detected. METHODS: Sixty patients were included and anaesthesia was induced with propofol, remifentanil and cisatracurium, and maintained with sevoflurane and remifentanil...
August 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Zhuan Zhang, Dong-sheng Zhang, Wei Sui, Xu-hong Liu, Luo Zhang, Jian-hong Sun
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of different doses of cisatracurium pretreatment on succinylcholine-induced fasciculations. METHODS: 90 patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomies were equally randomized into three groups to receive pretreatment of 0.005, 0.01, and 0.02 mg/kg cisatracurium, respectively. After the pretreatments, general anesthesia was induced 3.5 minutes later, train-of-four stimulation was monitored 4.5 minutes later, succinylcholine 1...
June 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Haixia Zhuang, Weili Tian, Wen Li, Xingli Zhang, Jingjing Wang, Yue Yang, Xin Liu, Zhengyuan Xia, Du Feng, Liangqing Zhang
Cisatracurium besylate is an ideal non-depolarizing muscle relaxant which is widely used in clinical application. However, some studies have suggested that cisatracurium besylate can affect cell proliferation. Moreover, its specific mechanism of action remains unclear. Here, we found that the number of GFP-LC3 (green fluoresent protein-light chain 3) positive autophagosomes and the rate of mitochondria fracture both increased significantly in drug-treated GFP-LC3 and MitoDsRed stable HeLa cells. Moreover, cisatracurium promoted the co-localization of LC3 and mitochondria and induced formation of autolysosomes...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Thomas Bein, Salvatore Grasso, Onnen Moerer, Michael Quintel, Claude Guerin, Maria Deja, Anita Brondani, Sangeeta Mehta
PURPOSE: Severe ARDS is often associated with refractory hypoxemia, and early identification and treatment of hypoxemia is mandatory. For the management of severe ARDS ventilator settings, positioning therapy, infection control, and supportive measures are essential to improve survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: A precise definition of life-threating hypoxemia is not identified. Typical clinical determinations are: arterial partial pressure of oxygen < 60 mmHg and/or arterial oxygenation < 88 % and/or the ratio of PaO2/FIO2 < 100...
May 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Michele Carron, Fabio Baratto, Francesco Zarantonello, Carlo Ori
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to evaluate the clinical and economic impact of introducing a rocuronium-neostigmine-sugammadex strategy into a cisatracurium-neostigmine regimen for neuromuscular block (NMB) management. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness in five operating rooms at University Hospital of Padova. A clinical outcome evaluation after sugammadex administration as first-choice reversal drug in selected patients (rocuronium-sugammadex) and as rescue therapy after neostigmine reversal (rocuronium-neostigmine-sugammadex) compared to control was performed...
2016: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
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