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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452813/incidence-characteristics-and-predictive-factors-for-medication-errors-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-a-prospective-incident-monitoring-study
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C Gariel, B Cogniat, F-P Desgranges, D Chassard, L Bouvet
BACKGROUND: Medication errors are not uncommon in hospitalized patients. Paediatric patients may have increased risk for medication errors related to complexity of weight-based dosing calculations or problems with drug preparation and dilution. This study aimed to determine the incidence of medication errors in paediatric anaesthesia in a university paediatric hospital, and to identify their characteristics and potential predictive factors. METHODS: This prospective incident monitoring study was conducted between November 2015 and January 2016 in an exclusively paediatric surgical centre...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437211/an-observational-feasibility-study-of-a-new-anaesthesia-drug-storage-tray
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D S Almghairbi, L Sharp, R Griffiths, R Evley, S Gupta, I K Moppett
Drug errors in the anaesthetic domain remain a serious cause of iatrogenic harm. To help reduce this issue, we explored the potential safety impact of using a simple colour-coded tray for anaesthetic drug preparation and storage. Over a six-month period, three different trained researchers observed 30 cases at three NHS Trusts. Ten observations involved standard drug trays in 'normal' practice, and 20 observations, involved 'Rainbow trays' before and after their introduction. We conducted 20 semi-structured interviews immediately after completing the Rainbow tray observation with the anaesthetists involved...
March 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377171/the-effect-of-adjusting-the-ph-of-local-anaesthetics-in-dentistry-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
P V Aulestia-Viera, M M Braga, M A Borsatti
The acidic nature of commercial local anaesthetics (LAs) can cause pain during infiltration and delay the onset of anaesthesia. It is suggested that adjusting the pH of anaesthetic agents could minimize these effects. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the efficacy of buffered LAs in reducing infiltration pain and onset time in during dental procedures. MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, and Scielo databases were searched up to April 2017. Randomized controlled trials comparing buffered and unbuffered LAs for intraoral injections were included...
January 29, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241725/value-of-water-enema-computed-tomography-in-elderly-symptomatic-patients
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Heyfa Romdhane, Imen Marzouk, Zeineb Mzoughi, Meriem Cheikh, Meriem Dridi, Houcem Fadhl, Rym Ennaifer, Najet Belhadj
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for the examination of the colon. However, its use in the elderly is not well tolerated, and there is often a need for general anaesthesia, thus increasing the risk, especially if there are co-morbidities. Water enema computed tomography has been suggested to be a satisfactory alternative as a non-invasive, fast and effective means for the diagnosis of colorectal supra-centimetric lesions. The aim of our study was to assess the performance of water enema computed tomography as first-line examination by calculating its negative predictive value (NPV) for the diagnosis of supra-centimetric lesions in symptomatic elderly referred to colonoscopy...
December 11, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216820/comparison-of-the-effect-of-different-infusion-rates-of-sufentanil-on-surgical-stress-index-during-cranial-pinning-in-children-under-general-anaesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-study
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In-Kyung Song, Sang-Hwan Ji, Eun-Hee Kim, Ji-Hyun Lee, Jin-Tae Kim, Hee-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Surgical stress index (SSI) is an established indicator for intraoperative nociception. Opioids are used to block stimulus of cranial pinning in neurosurgery. We investigated the effect of different infusion rates of sufentanil on SSI during cranial pinning in children under general anaesthesia. METHODS: Forty-nine children (2-12 years of age) underwent neurosurgery with pinning. The children were randomized into three groups based on the rate of sufentanil infusion: 0...
December 8, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205140/autologous-fat-transplantation-for-secondary-breast-reconstruction-our-experience
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F Simonacci, M P Grieco, N Bertozzi, E Raposio
BACKGROUND: Autologous fat transplantation is used after breast reconstruction to improve the breast profile. There are a variety of different methods used for fat harvesting, preparation, and reinjection. This study describes the specific techniques we used in this series of autologous fat transplantations in breast reconstruction patients and reports their outcomes compared with other studies in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: At the University Hospital of Parma between May 2012 and December 2016, we performed 53 autologous fat transplantations for secondary breast reconstruction patients with an average age of 49 years (range: 34-65 y)...
May 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180933/implementation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-in-a-gynaecology-department-the-follow-up-at-1-year
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Tomasz Nikodemski, Agnieszka Biskup, Aleksandra Taszarek, Małgorzata Albin, Anita Chudecka-Głaz, Aneta Cymbaluk-Płoska, Janusz Menkiszak
Aim of the study: An ERAS protocol provides the latest perioperative care principles, whose primary aim is to reduce complication rates, and therefore mortality. The aim of this study is to establish the progress of the ERAS pathway implementation in our gynaecology department. Material and methods: This was a retrospective analysis of two sets of 100 consecutive medical records: patients treated before (PRE-ERAS) and after (ERAS) introduction of the ERAS protocol...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141522/perceived-comfort-during-minor-hand-surgeries-with-wide-awake-local-anaesthesia-no-tourniquet-walant-versus-local-anaesthesia-la-tourniquet
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Jayaletchumi Gunasagaran, Ee Soon Sean, Sachin Shivdas, Shams Amir, Tunku Sara Ahmad
PURPOSE: Minor hand surgeries can be done under field sterility in procedure rooms. Surgeons are still sceptical about the usage of wide awake local anaesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) technique. They perceive that patients can tolerate tourniquet for a brief period while they perform minor surgeries under local anaesthesia (LA). We compared the perceived comfort experienced by patients during minor hand surgeries with WALANT and LA/tourniquet. We investigated the difference in preoperative preparation time, operating time and blood loss between the two groups...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094529/how-to-administer-lidocaine-in-wounds
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Jeanette Welsh, Graham Rowe
RATIONALE AND KEY POINTS: Before a wound can be cleaned and/or closed, the use of a local anaesthetic such as lidocaine is often required to enable the nurse to assess the wound thoroughly and plan the optimal method of repair. This article explains how to administer lidocaine safely and effectively, including how to infiltrate a wound with lidocaine before cleaning or suturing. There are potentially serious consequences associated with the use of local anaesthesia, but careful preparation will ensure patient safety and contribute towards a positive patient experience...
September 20, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042719/a-novel-conservative-approach-combining-sealbio-and-surgical-fenestration-for-healing-of-large-periapical-cystic-lesions-of-endodontic-origin-a-pilot-study
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Naseem Shah
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the treatment outcome of large periapical cystic lesions treated by combining two novel, conservative approaches, "SealBio" and "Surgical Fenestration". MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five cases (4M:1F, age range 14-38 years, mean age 24.5 years) of large periapical cystic lesions, diagnosed on clinical and radiographic examination, were included in the study. After informed consent, endodontic treatment was initiated; chemo-mechanical preparation and intra-canal dressing of calcium hydroxide was given...
July 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970633/congenital-heart-diseases-and-anaesthesia
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REVIEW
Sandip Waman Junghare, Vinayak Desurkar
Patients with congenital heart diseases (CHDs) are at increased risk of developing complications during anaesthesia. Improvements in medical and surgical management in recent decades have resulted in significantly more children with CHD surviving to adulthood. The aim of this article is to focus on broad classification of CHD and to provide an updated review on the current perioperative anaesthetic management of CHD patients in different settings such as (a) interventional cardiac procedures that have dominated the field, (b) uncorrected patients for non-cardiac surgery and (c) corrected patients for non-cardiac surgery...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969194/evaluation-of-use-of-adipose-cells-in-various-procedures-of-plastic-surgery-and-its-volumetric-quantification-using-high-resolution-ultrasound
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Somashekar Gejje, Arun K Singh, P K Srivastava, Madhumati Goel, Vijay Kumar, Amrita Hongal
INTRODUCTION: Autologous fat transfer is based on one of the principles of plastic surgery, replace like with like. It is used in wide variety of aesthetic procedures such as lip, facial augmentation and reconstructive procedures such as involutional disorders, post traumatic defects etc. AIM: This prospective study was on the use of adipose cells in various procedures of plastic surgery, the role of high resolution ultrasound in estimating the volume of the grafted fat, comparison of the results based on the different donor sites of the harvested fat and comparison of the effectiveness of grafted fat in extremities and craniofacial region...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969192/effect-of-2-nasal-mupirocin-ointment-on-decreasing-complications-of-nasotracheal-intubation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kourosh Taheri Talesh, Reza Movassaghi Gargary, Seyed Ahmad Arta, Javad Yazdani, Monireh Roshandel, Milad Ghanizadeh, Hossein Samadi Kafil, Mir Naser Seyyed Mousavi
INTRODUCTION: In oral and maxillofacial surgeries, nasotracheal intubation is carried out to increase the surgeon's access to the oral cavity. During nasotracheal intubation the risk of trauma is higher than that in orotracheal intubation as there is passage of the tube through the mucosa of the nasal tract due to which bacteria might get transported into the trachea. AIM: To evaluate the effect of 2% nasal mupirocin ointment before and after nasotracheal intubation on decreasing the complications of intubation for oral and maxillofacial surgeries...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913485/an-in-vitro-study-of-the-release-capacity-of-the-local-anaesthetics-from-siloxane-matrices
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Gabriela Preda, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Dorel Săndesc, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Marius Papurica, Sonia Elena Popovici, Monica Dragomirescu
AIMS: In the field of anaesthesia and intensive care, the controlled release systems capable of delivering constantly local anaesthetics are of interest because of the advantages brought to pain management. In this paper we presented the release profiles by usage of siloxane matrices of two common local anaesthetics, lidocaine and bupivacaine, analysed in vitro. METHODS: The siloxane matrices were obtained in accordance with the methods described in the specialized literature, tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and tetramethoxysilane (TMOS) were used as precursors...
October 2016: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911282/what-are-we-injecting-with-our-drugs
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COMMENT
A F Merry, D A Gargiulo, L E Fry
In preparation for a case, an anaesthetist opened a 20 ml glass vial of propofol and aspirated the propofol into a syringe via a blunt drawing-up needle. Increased resistance was felt with aspiration. On inspection, a shard of glass was found at the tip of the drawing-up needle. The shard was presumed to be from the propofol ampoule, and to have fallen into the solution upon snapping open its glass tip. This illustrative case raises the issue of contamination of drugs by particles introduced during the drawing-up process...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844004/altered-intrinsic-and-synaptic-properties-of-lumbosacral-dorsal-horn-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-colitis
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Kristen E Farrell, Simon Keely, Marjorie M Walker, Alan M Brichta, Brett A Graham, Robert J Callister
Visceral pain in inflammatory and functional gastrointestinal conditions is a major clinical problem. The exact mechanisms underlying the development of pain, during and after visceral inflammation are unknown. However, clinical and pre-clinical evidence suggests plasticity within the spinal cord dorsal horn is a contributing factor. Here we use an in vivo preparation and patch-clamp electrophysiology to test whether the synaptic and intrinsic properties of superficial dorsal horn (SDH) neurons are altered 5days after the induction of mild colitis in adult male mice (i...
August 23, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839475/the-coronal-tooth-fractures-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-three-year-follow-up-of-the-anterior-teeth-direct-fragment-reattachment-technique-without-additional-preparation
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Lo Giudice G, Alibrandi A, Lipari F, Lizio A, Lauritano F, Cervino G, Cicciù M
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research is to describe and to analyse the long-term results and the clinical steps of direct fragment reattachment technique with no additional tooth preparation, used to treat crown fracture. This technique achieves the clinical success, combining satisfactory aesthetic and functional results with a minimally invasive approach. METHODS: The 3 years follow-up included 9 patients (5 males, 4 females) with coronal fracture. In all the cases the fragment was available and intact...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801130/prospective-implementation-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-to-radical-cystectomy
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Karl H Pang, Ruth Groves, Suresh Venugopal, Aidan P Noon, James W F Catto
BACKGROUND: Multimodal enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) regimens have improved outcomes from colorectal surgery. OBJECTIVE: We report the application of ERAS to patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Prospective collection of outcomes from consecutive patients undergoing RC at a single institution. INTERVENTION: Twenty-six components including prehabilitation exercise, same day admission, carbohydrate fluid loading, targeted intraoperative fluid resuscitation, regional local anaesthesia, cessation of nasogastric tubes, omitting oral bowel preparation, avoiding drain use, early mobilisation, chewing gum use, and audit...
August 8, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752477/addition-of-biomarker-panel-improves-prediction-performance-of-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-acs-nsqip-calculator-for-cardiac-risk-assessment-of-elderly-patients-preparing-for-major-non-cardiac-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Danica Z Marković, Tatjana Jevtović-Stoimenov, Vladan Ćosić, Biljana Stošić, Bojana Marković Živković, Radmilo J Janković
BACKGROUND: Number of elderly patients subjected to extensive surgical procedures in the presence of cardiovascular morbidities is increasing every year. Therefore, there is a need to make preoperative diagnostics more accurate. AIMS: To evaluate the usefulness of American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) calculator as a predictive tool in preoperative assessment of cardiovascular risk in elderly patients. METHODS: This prospective pilot study included 78 patients who were being prepared for extensive non-cardiac surgeries under general anaesthesia...
July 27, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719515/anaesthetic-management-of-patients-with-myopathies
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Mark Schieren, Jerome Defosse, Andreas Böhmer, Frank Wappler, Mark U Gerbershagen
: The anaesthetic management of patients with myopathies is challenging. Considering the low incidence and heterogeneity of these disorders, most anaesthetists are unfamiliar with key symptoms, associated co-morbidities and implications for anaesthesia. The pre-anaesthetic assessment aims at the detection of potentially undiagnosed myopathic patients and, in case of known or suspected muscular disease, on the quantification of disease progression. Ancillary testing (e.g. echocardiography, ECG, lung function testing etc...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
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