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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537937/dexmedetomidine-the-new-all-in-one-drug-in-paediatric-anaesthesia
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Cedric E Sottas, Brian J Anderson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dexmedetomidine is a drug with sedative, anxiolytic, sympatholytic and analgesic properties, which is finding widespread practice in paediatric anaesthesia and related practices. The present review summarizes its pharmacology and current experience with the drug. RECENT FINDINGS: Dexmedetomidine is proving useful in many diverse areas in paediatric anaesthesia where its sedative properties are useful for premedication, fibreoptic intubation and radiologic procedures...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530262/transtracheal-endoscopic-assisted-resection-of-a-rare-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumour-in-adult-trachea-a-case-report
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S Reddy, R Swamy, D V Kumar Irugu, K V V Ramji
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumours (IMTs) are rare and clinically benign in childhood, and malignant in adults. The aetiology of IMTs is not clear, and recent studies report it as true neoplasm rather than a reactive or inflammatory lesion. IMTs can involve any part of the body, but are usually common in lungs. These are rarely seen in adults and tracheal involvement is also rare in both adults and children. We describe an 18-year-old woman who presented with respiratory difficulty to the emergency department...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501827/a-confirmed-case-of-sugammadex-induced-anaphylaxis-in-a-uk-hospital
#3
Robert O'Donnell, Jack Hammond, Sam Soltanifar
We report the first published case of confirmed anaphylaxis to sugammadex in a UK hospital. The patient was given a bolus of sugammadex at the end of surgery. Four minutes later, he developed hypotension and a widespread erythematous rash. Multiple epinephrine boluses were administered and a continuous intravenous infusion of epinephrine commenced. The patient later reported auditory awareness, which occurred while the diagnosis of anaphylaxis was being made and initial treatment initiated. Serial serum tryptase levels were consistent with a type I hypersensitivity reaction...
May 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436022/ventilation-via-the-2-4%C3%A2-mm-internal-diameter-tritube-%C3%A2-with-cuff%C3%A2-new-possibilities-in-airway-management
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M S Kristensen, M W P de Wolf, L S Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: A small tube may facilitate tracheal intubation and improve surgical access. We describe our initial experience with the Tritube(®) that is a novel cuffed endotracheal tube with a 2.4 mm internal diameter. METHODS: The Tritube(®) was used in seven adult Ear-Nose-and Throat surgical patients with airway narrowing or whose surgical access was facilitated by this small-bore endotracheal tube. Ventilation through Tritube(®) is performed with the manually operated Ventrain(®) -ventilator that allows active suctioning during expiration, therefore facilitating normoventilation through small diameter airways...
April 23, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434640/imaging-guidance-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-is-transoesophageal-echocardiography-the-gold-standard
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Bo Xu, Philip M Mottram, Siobhan Lockwood, Ian T Meredith
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is traditionally performed under cardiac imaging guidance. In the early TAVR experience, intra-procedural transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is recommended to guide device deployment, in the context of general anaesthesia (GA). Intra-procedural TOE imaging is particularly useful during TAVR deployment as a contrast-saving strategy for patients with renal impairment. Evidence has emerged recently demonstrating that in selected patients, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can be used to provide intra-procedural guidance for TAVR...
March 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434271/minimizing-atelectasis-formation-during-general-anaesthesia-oxygen-washout-is-a-non-essential-supplement-to-peep
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Erland Östberg, Udo Auner, Mats Enlund, Henrik Zetterström, Lennart Edmark
BACKGROUND: Following preoxygenation and induction of anaesthesia, most patients develop atelectasis. We hypothesized that an immediate restoration to a low oxygen level in the alveoli would prevent atelectasis formation and improve oxygenation during the ensuing anaesthesia. METHODS: We randomly assigned 24 patients to either a control group (n = 12) or an intervention group (n = 12) receiving an oxygen washout procedure directly after intubation. Both groups were, depending on body mass index, ventilated with a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 6-8 cmH2O during surgery...
April 24, 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425829/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-midazolam-for-premedication-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-with-sevoflurane-a-meta-analysis
#7
Ji-Feng Feng, Xiao-Xia Wang, Yan-Yan Lu, Deng-Ge Pang, Wei Peng, Jian-Lan Mo
Background Dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist, produces ideal sedation and early postoperative recovery for premedication in paediatric surgery, reducing preoperative anxiety and facilitating smooth induction of anaesthesia. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the effects of DEX and midazolam (MDZ) in paediatric anaesthesia with sevoflurane. Methods PubMed, Ovid, Web of Science, and Public Health Management Corporation were searched through December 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared DEX and MDZ in children undergoing sevoflurane anaesthesia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404553/airway-emergencies-presenting-to-the-paediatric-emergency-department-requiring-advanced-management-techniques
#8
Leopold Simma, Domenic Cincotta, Stefan Sabato, Elliot Long
BACKGROUND: Airway emergencies presenting to the emergency department (ED) are usually managed with conventional equipment and techniques. The patient group managed urgently in the operating room (OR) has not been described. AIMS: This study aims to describe a case series of children presenting to the ED with airway emergencies managed urgently in the OR, particularly the anaesthetic equipment and techniques used and airway findings. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study undertaken at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia...
April 12, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403414/a-national-survey-of-videolaryngoscopy-in-the-united-kingdom
#9
T M Cook, F E Kelly
Background.: There are increasing numbers of videolaryngoscopes marketed and increasing interest in the technology. The Difficult Airway Society's 2015 guidelines recommend that videolaryngoscopes should be immediately available at all times and that all anaesthetists should be trained and skilled in their use. Methods.: An electronic survey was sent to all UK National Health Service hospitals to examine availability, use, and attitudes to videolaryngoscopy, and closed in January 2014...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384894/ear-nose-and-throat-foreign-bodies-removed-under-general-anaesthesia-a-retrospective-study
#10
Neizekhotuo Brian Shunyu, Hanifa Akhtar, Habib Md Rezaul Karim, Nari M Lyngdoh, Md Yunus, Md Jamil
INTRODUCTION: For Otorhinolaryngologist, removal of Foreign Bodies (FB) from the ear, nose and throat is one of the common emergency procedures done. Most of the cases especially of the ear and nose can be managed without General Anaesthesia (GA). But in some cases GA may be needed. There are very few studies that address the scenario of ear, nose and throat foreign body that required GA for its removal and the complications associated with it. AIM: This study was conducted with the aim to study the patient's profile, types and distribution of FB removed under GA, and the associated complications...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377839/comparison-of-patient-satisfaction-between-general-and-spinal-anaesthesia-in-emergency-caesarean-deliveries
#11
Arzu Açıkel, Tülün Öztürk, Aslı Göker, Gonca Gül Hayran, Gönül Tezcan Keleş
OBJECTIVE: Obstetric anaesthesia aims to deliver a healthy baby as well as render a comfortable operation for the mother. This study compared general and spinal anaesthesia in terms of the quality of recovery and patient satisfaction in women undergoing emergency caesarean deliveries. METHODS: In total, 100 patients were enrolled in this prospective, single-blind, cross-sectional clinical study. Patients were divided into spinal (n=50) and general (n=50) anaesthesia groups...
February 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371459/patient-satisfaction-with-procedural-sedation-in-the-emergency-department
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Olivia G Johnson, David McD Taylor, Marina Lee, Juen-Li Ding, Aadith Ashok, Damian Johnson, Daniel Peck, Jonathan Knott, Laurence Weinberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine patient satisfaction with procedural sedation as a function of nature of the procedure and depth of sedation. METHOD: We undertook a prospective observational study of adult patients who received procedural sedation in two EDs (20 month period). The level of sedation was determined by an investigator, using the Observers Assessment of Anaesthesia/Sedation Scale (1 = awake to 6 = no response to noxious stimuli)...
March 29, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347551/multimodal-analgesia-and-regional-anaesthesia
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C Tornero Tornero, L E Fernández Rodríguez, J Orduña Valls
Multimodal analgesia provides quality analgesia, with fewer side effects due to the use of combined analgesics or analgesic techniques. Regional anaesthesia plays a fundamental role in achieving this goal. The different techniques of regional anaesthesia that include both peripheral and central blocks in either a single dose or in continuous infusion help to modulate the nociceptive stimuli that access the central level. The emergence of the ultrasound as an effective system to perform regional anaesthesia techniques has allowed the development of new regional anaesthesia techniques that formerly could not be carried out since only neurostimulation or skin references were used...
March 24, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347549/idiopathic-decreased-bispectral-index-during-anaesthesia-emergence-possible-causes-for-the-phenomenon-of-paradoxical-arousal
#14
J Zaldibar-Gerrikagoitia Bilbao, J González García, O Romero Menchaca, A Bernas Albeniz, L Aguilera Celorrio
In a small percentage of patients, sound, touch and even nociceptive stimulation in the presence of a light anaesthetic depth does not cause an electroencephalogram wave pattern of cortical activation (α, β waves) as would be expected, but leads to a slowed electroencephalogram pattern instead. We report the case of a patient who on emerging from anaesthesia showed very slowed brain activity on the electroencephalogram and reduced algorithmic value, that lasted approximately 5min coinciding with sound and tactile stimulation...
March 24, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327497/the-mapping-competences-of-the-nurse-case-care-manager-in-the-context-of-intensive-care
#15
Emanuela Alfieri, Anna Chiara Ferrini, Francesca Gianfrancesco, Gianluca Lise, Giovanni Messana, Lorenzo Tirelli, Ana Lorenzo, Leopoldo Sarli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Since the recent introduction of the Case/Care Manager's professional figure, it is quite difficult to identify properly his/her own particular features, which could be mainly be found revising mainly in American studies. Therefore, the present study intended to identify the Case/Care Manager's skills and professional profile in an Intensive Care Unit experience, taking into consideration the staff's activities, perception and expectations towards the Case/Care Manager...
March 15, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320917/predictors-of-massive-blood-transfusion-a-delphi-study-to-examine-the-views-of-experts
#16
Jacqueline V Mclennan, K C Mackway-Jones, S T Horne, R Body
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients requiring massive blood transfusion (MBT) have high morbidity and mortality: early and aggressive use of blood products during immediate resuscitation may improve survival. There is currently a lack of evidence to guide initial identification of these patients which is especially important in areas where plasma may need to be thawed. In the absence of this evidence, this study aimed to robustly evaluate expert opinion by using a Delphi process to identify predictors of massive transfusion...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320312/the-effect-of-an-electronic-cognitive-aid-on-the-management-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-during-caesarean-section-a-prospective-randomised-simulation-study
#17
Michael St Pierre, Bjoern Luetcke, Dieter Strembski, Christopher Schmitt, Georg Breuer
BACKGROUND: Cognitive aids have come to be viewed as promising tools in the management of perioperative critical events. The majority of published simulation studies have focussed on perioperative crises that are characterised by time pressure, rare occurrence, or complex management steps (e.g., cardiac arrest emergencies, management of the difficult airway). At present, there is limited information on the usefulness of cognitive aids in critical situations with moderate time pressure and complexity...
March 20, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298792/comparison-of-king-vision-and-truview-laryngoscope-for-postextubation-visualization-of-vocal-cord-mobility-in-patients-undergoing-thyroid-and-major-neck-surgeries-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Anto Sahaya Priyanka, Kusha Nag, V R Hemanth Kumar, Dewan Roshan Singh, Senthil Kumar, T Sivashanmugam
BACKGROUND: Visualization of vocal cords following extubation after thyroid and major neck surgeries is highly desirable for the surgeon as well as the anaesthesiologist to rule out vocal cord palsy or oedema. As the patient is emerging from general anaesthesia, it may be challenging for the anaesthesiologist to optimally visualise and grade vocal cord movement following extubation. SETTING: Randomized clinical trial at a tertiary care centre. METHODOLOGY: After obtaining institutional ethics committee approval, 60 patients posted for thyroid and major neck surgeries under American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade I and II were recruited for the study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298758/comparison-of-analgesic-efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-and-midazolam-as-adjuncts-to-lignocaine-for-intravenous-regional-anesthesia
#19
Bharti Gupta, Ravinder Kumar Verma, Sudershan Kumar, Geeta Chaudhary
BACKGROUND: Intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA) is safe, technically simple, and cost-effective technique compared to general anesthesia with success rates of 94-98% for upper and lower limb surgeries. The main disadvantage of this procedure is its limited duration for surgery, lack of postoperative analgesia, and tourniquet pain. To overcome this disadvantage, various adjuvants to lignocaine have been studied from time to time. AIM: To compare the analgesic efficacy of dexmedetomidine and midazolam as adjuncts to lignocaine for IVRA for forearm and hand surgeries...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292390/penile-incarceration-by-metallic-ring
#20
Muhammad Mansoor
Application of constricting objects over penis for auto-erotic purpose can lead to dangerous results. A variety of metallic and non-metallic objects are used. The removal of these objects is a great challenge. We report a case of a young man who placed a hard metallic ring around his penis for sexual pleasure. A 22-year old man presented in emergency department with complain of painful swelling of his penis since 4 hours. Physical examination revealed part of penis distal to ring as congested and markedly tender with decreased sensation...
February 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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