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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29923491/three-trocar-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-under-spinal-anesthesia-in-a-patient-with-asthma
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F Tatulli, A Delcuratolo, A Caraglia, A Notarnicola, F P N Carbone, A Caputi
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is perceived as the state-of-the-art technique for a wide variety of operations but is contraindicated by comorbidities such as respiratory diseases. We present the case of a patient affected by asthma who underwent a successful three-trocar low-pressure pneumoperitoneum under spinal anesthesia. CASE REPORT: A 58 year-old male with symptomatic gallstones had partly-controlled asthma and respiratory allergies. Potential bronchospasm was avoided by a less invasive laparoscopic technique...
May 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911617/cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-substance-p-sp-n-terminal-fragment-sp1-7-in-patients-with-neuropathic-pain
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A Jonsson, A-L Lind, M Hallberg, F Nyberg, T Gordh
Aims Neuropathic pain is a complex and painful condition, which is difficult to treat and causes a lot of suffering. The substance P (SP) system is well known to be involved in nociceptive signaling and it has previously been shown that the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) level of SP is decreased in neuropathic pain. In this study we analyzed CSF from chronic neuropathic pain patients for the levels of SP1-7, an N-terminal fragment of SP with the ability to alleviate thermal as well as mechanical hypersensitivity in different animal models of chronic neuropathic pain, e...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29900767/anesthesia-of-aquarium-housed-walrus-odobenus-rosmarus-a-case-series
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Johanna Kaartinen, Stéphane Lair, Michael T Walsh, Patrick Burns, Marion Desmarchelier, Jessica M Pang, Daniel S J Pang
  Walruses are a challenging species to anesthetize as a result of their large mass, limited access for drug delivery, unique physiology, and small number of reports describing anesthetic procedures. Three aquarium-housed walruses ( Odobenus rosmarus) ranging in age from 3 to 11 yr old (344-1,000 kg) were anesthetized for dental or ophthalmic surgical procedures, with one animal anesthetized twice and one anesthetized three times. Preanesthetic medication was with intramuscular midazolam (0.1-0.2 mg/kg) and meperidine (2-3 mg/kg)...
June 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886702/-study-on-the-first-translated-obstetrics-book-tai-chan-ju-yao-essentials-in-obstetrics
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M Wu
In 1893, Wan Tsun-mo translated and published Tai chan ju yao ( Essentials in Obstetrics ), the first monograph of western obstetrics in modern China, symbolizing the independence of obstetrics from such maternal and child books as Fu ying xin shuo and Fu ke jing yun tu shuo , which occupies an important position in the history of the development of modern Chinese obstetrics. The book introduced anatomy, physiology, pathology, embryology, diagnostics, surgery, pharmacology and other knowledge of obstetrics in a catechismal form, and had a detailed discussion of such advanced obstetrical technologies as antiseptic, anesthesia, forceps and cesarean section for the first time...
January 28, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29877979/dog-attack-causing-lip-wound
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Gabriela Vasconcelos Maia, Amanda Lobão de Albuquerque, Talyne Albuquerque Ximenes, Tibério Gomes Magalhães, Abrahão Cavalcante Gomes de Souza Carvalho
Animal bites are relatively common occurrences reaching about 4.5 millions of people every year. The main aggressor is the domesticated dog, responsible for around 90% of the patients, with children being the most affected, with 70% of the registered patients, while with adults that number is a lot lower (15%). Bites around the head and neck require special attention. Due to the presence of noble structures and the rich local vascularization, any wounds have been immediately addressed to stop bleeding and further complications...
June 5, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29875640/inattentive-delirium-vs-disorganized-thinking-a-new-axis-to-subcategorize-pacu-delirium
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Darren F Hight, Jamie Sleigh, Joel D Winders, Logan J Voss, Amy L Gaskell, Amy D Rodriguez, Paul S García
Background: Assessment of patients for delirium in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is confounded by the residual effects of the varied anesthetic and analgesic regimens employed during surgery and by the physiological consequences of surgery such as pain. Nevertheless, delirium diagnosed at this early stage has been associated with adverse clinical outcomes. The last decade has seen the emergence of the confusion assessment method-intensive care unit (CAM-ICU) score as a quick practical method of detecting delirium in clinical situations...
2018: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29869015/effect-of-boron-on-the-repair-of-osteochondral-defect-and-oxidative-stress-in-rats-an-experimental-study
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Musa Korkmaz, Ruhi Turkmen, Hasan Hüseyin Demirel, Zülfükar Kadir Saritas
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of boron on the repair of osteochondral defect and also on some antioxidant and oxidant parameters of both cartilage tissue and blood. A total of 24 adult male Wistar rats weighing between 350 and 400 g were used in the study. Animals were randomly divided into control (n = 8), boron (n = 8) and hyaluronic acid (HA) groups (n = 8). Under general anesthesia, a cylindrical full-thickness osteochondral defect 1.5 mm in diameter and 2 mm in depth was formed using a drill on the anterior side of the articular surface of the femur condyle...
June 4, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851190/choosing-wisely-in-pediatric-anesthesia-an-interpretation-from-the-german-scientific-working-group-of-paediatric-anaesthesia-wakka
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Karin Becke, Christoph Eich, Claudia Höhne, Martin Jöhr, Andreas Machotta, Markus Schreiber, Robert Sümpelmann
Inspired by the Choosing Wisely initiative, a group of pediatric anesthesiologists representing the German Working Group on Paediatric Anaesthesia (WAKKA) coined and agreed upon 10 concise positive ("dos") or negative ("don'ts") evidence-based recommendations. (i) In infants and children with robust indications for surgical, interventional, or diagnostic procedures, anesthesia or sedation should not be avoided or delayed due to the potential neurotoxicity associated with the exposure to anesthetics...
May 30, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29846754/-pain-therapy-in-intensive-care-patients
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Katharina Rose, Winfried Meißner
After intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, the recollection of experienced pain is one of the most burdensome aftermaths. In addition, pain has several negative physiological consequences. The majority of patients report moderate to severe pain while being treated on an ICU, often caused by diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Pain and its functional consequences during ICU treatment should therefore be systematically recorded and treated. Due to their high analgesic potency, pharmacological pain therapy focuses on opioids; however, gastrointestinal motility disturbance and development of tolerance are disadvantages...
May 30, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29846418/vision-and-the-nobel-prize
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Fábio Barreto Morais
The Nobel Prize is the world's foremost honor for scientific advances in medicine and other areas. Founded by Alfred Nobel, the prizes have been awarded annually since 1901. We reviewed the literature on persons who have won or competed for this prize in subjects related to vision and ophthalmology. The topics were divided into vision physiology, diagnostic and therapeutic methods, disease mechanism, and miscellaneous categories. Allvar Gullstrand is the only ophthalmologist to win a Nobel Prize; he is also the only one to receive it for work in ophthalmology...
April 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29804662/tricuspid-valvular-dynamics-and-3-dimensional-geometry-in-awake-and-anesthetized-sheep
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Tomasz Jazwiec, Marcin Malinowski, Alastair G Proudfoot, Lenora Eberhart, David Langholz, Hans Schubert, Jeremy Wodarek, Tomasz A Timek
OBJECTIVES: Clinical and experimental tricuspid valve physiology data are derived predominantly from anesthetized subjects, but normal tricuspid valve geometry and dynamics may be altered by general anesthesia and mechanical ventilation. We set out to investigate 3-dimensional geometry and dynamics of the tricuspid valve complex in awake and anesthetized sheep. METHODS: While on cardiopulmonary bypass and with the heart beating, 6 adult sheep (50 ± 8 kg) underwent implantation of 6 sonomicrometry crystals around the tricuspid annulus...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792218/sudden-cardiac-arrest-under-spinal-anesthesia-in-a-mission-hospital-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Bamidele Johnson Alegbeleye
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest following spinal anesthesia is relatively uncommon and a matter of grave concern for any anesthesiologist as well as clinicians in general. There have been, however, several reports of such cases in the literature. Careful patient selection, appropriate dosing of the local anesthetic, volume loading, close monitoring, and prompt intervention at the first sign of cardiovascular instability should improve outcomes. The rarity of occurrence and clinical curiosity of this entity suggest reporting of this unusual and possibly avoidable clinical event...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784077/effects-of-ketamine-compared-with-urethane-anesthesia-on-vestibular-sensory-evoked-potentials-and-systemic-physiology-in-mice
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Choongheon Lee, Timothy A Jones
The injectable anesthetic mixture ketamine-xylazine is commonly used for electrophysiologic experiments in laboratory animals, especially rodents. General anesthesia can induce significant changes in systemic physiology, including those that compromise neural function, thus introducing research confounds. The extent of such concerns varies by agent. Here in mice, we compared the effects of ketamine-xylazine and urethane-xylazine anesthesia on systemic physiologic parameters and the vestibular sensory evoked potential (VsEP), a tool used commonly to assess peripheral vestibular function...
May 1, 2018: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782214/physiologic-changes-in-a-small-animal-model-for-neonatal-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Steffi Mayer, Nicole Peukert, Richard Gnatzy, Jan-Hendrik Gosemann, Martin Lacher, Anne Suttkus
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has gained increasing importance in neonatal surgery but the effects on neonatal physiology remain unclear. We aimed to characterize the impact of capnoperitoneum on physiologic parameters in a small animal model for neonatal MIS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four 10-day-old Sprague Dawley rats underwent inhalative anesthesia (1% isoflurane in 100% O2 250 mL/minutes) and were allowed to breathe spontaneously. CO2 was insufflated into the abdominal cavity for 1 hour via a 24G cannula...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780726/operative-techniques-for-improving-surgical-exposure-in-basic-cardiac-surgery
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Dawn S Hui, Jason M Lizalek, Vikram S Chawa, Richard Lee
Operative exposure is key to ensuring surgical efficiency and patient safety in cardiac surgery. As the population ages and the prevalence of obesity increases, cardiac surgeons will be challenged to consider obese patient physiology and body habitus, surgical exposure and sternotomy closure techniques, and postoperative medical management to ensure optimal outcomes. In this article, we describe techniques to improve operative exposure in both obese and non-obese patients undergoing basic cardiac surgery and highlight the roles of surgical team members to ensure patient safety and provide optimal anesthetic management...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775401/electroencephalographic-signals-during-anesthesia-recorded-from-surface-and-depth-electrodes
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Ville Jäntti, Tuomo Ylinen, Narayan Puthanmadam Subramaniyam, Kotoe Kamata, Arvi Yli-Hankala, Pasi Kauppinen, Eila Sonkajärvi
Purpose - Anesthesiologists have increasingly started to use EEG based indexes to estimate the level and type of unconsciousness. However, the physiology and biophysics are poorly understood in anesthesiological literature. Methods - EEG was recorded from electrodes on the surface of head, including scalp, as well as DBS (deep brain stimulation) electrodes implanted deep in the brain. Mathematical modeling with a realistic head model was performed to create illustrative images of the sensitivity of electrode montages...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771885/-selection-of-optimal-method-of-general-anesthesia-for-intubation-of-nasolacrimal-duct-in-young-children
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E A Bachinin, S I Utkin, E L Sorokin, D Iu Ignatenko, M V Stoliarov, R N Khalfin
PURPOSE: comparative assessment of safety and clinical efficacy of Sevoflurane and Halothane in general anesthesia for nasolacrimal duct intubation in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clinical results of nasolacrimal duct intubation in 288 children with persistent obstruction of tear duct were analyzed. A newly developed method of general anesthesia in the supine position was used for all cases. General anesthetic Phthorothanum was used in 146 children; general anesthesia with Sevoflurane - in 142 children...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767569/teaching-tip-development-of-veterinary-anesthesia-simulations-for-pre-clinical-training-design-implementation-and-evaluation-based-on-student-perspectives
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Jana L Jones, Jim Rinehart, Jacqueline Jordan Spiegel, Ryane E Englar, Brian K Sidaway, Joie Rowles
Anesthesia simulations have been used in pre-clinical medical training for decades to help learners gain confidence and expertise in an operating room environment without danger to a live patient. The authors describe a veterinary anesthesia simulation environment (VASE) with anesthesia scenarios developed to provide a re-creation of a veterinarian's task environment while performing anesthesia. The VASE uses advanced computer technology with simulator inputs provided from standard monitoring equipment in common use during veterinary anesthesia and a commercial canine training mannequin that allows intubation, ventilation, and venous access...
2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734243/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-perioperative-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-adverse-events-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-noncardiac-procedures
#19
Sandra Lee, Elise Reddington, Sophia Koutsogiannaki, Michael R Hernandez, Kirsten C Odegard, James A DiNardo, Koichi Yuki
BACKGROUND: While mortality and adverse perioperative events after noncardiac surgery in children with a broad range of congenital cardiac lesions have been investigated using large multiinstitutional databases, to date single-center studies addressing adverse outcomes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing noncardiac surgery have only included small numbers of patients with significant heart disease. The primary objective of this study was to determine the incidences of perioperative cardiovascular and respiratory events in a large cohort of patients from a single institution with a broad range of congenital cardiac lesions undergoing noncardiac procedures and to determine risk factors for these events...
April 27, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732966/anesthetics-mechanisms-a-review-of-putative-target-proteins-at-the-cellular-and-molecular-level
#20
Danuh Kim, Hyun Joo Kim, Seunghyun Ahn
Despite widespread clinical use of anesthetics, the exact mechanisms of anesthetic action are unclear. In terms of physiological action, a broad mechanism of general anesthesia including perturbations of neurotransmission has been suggested. The mechanism of anesthetic action at the molecular level is less clear, however. Specifically, how anesthetics affect neurons and glial cells and which proteins those anesthetics interact with remains to be explored. Several recent studies have investigated the molecular interactions between proteins and anesthetics...
May 1, 2018: Current Drug Targets
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