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Ewa A Woźnica, Małgorzata Inglot, Ryszard K Woźnica, Lidia Łysenko
Despite continuous progress in medicine, sepsis remains the main cause of deaths in the intensive care unit. Liver failure complicating sepsis/septic shock has a significant impact on mortality in this group of patients. The pathophysiology of sepsis-associated liver dysfunction is very complicated and still not well understood. According to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) Guidelines, the diagnosis of liver dysfunction during sepsis is based on the increase in bilirubin concentration >2 mg/dL and the occurrence of coagulation disorders with INR > 1...
March 20, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Genny Raffaeli, Karel Allegaert, Birgit Koch, Giacomo Cavallaro, Fabio Mosca, Dick Tibboel, Enno D Wildschut
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate drug disposition of sedatives and analgesics in the Xenios/Novalung extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuits. DESIGN: In vitro experimental study. SETTING: Erasmus MC - Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. SUBJECTS: Nine closed-loop extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuits, made up of the iLA Activve console with four different iLA Activve kits: two X-lung kits, two iLA-Activve iLA kits, two MiniLung kits, and three MiniLung petite kits...
February 6, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Janosch Häberli, Laurenz Jaberg, Kathrin Bieri, Stefan Eggli, Philipp Henle
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to perform an in-depth analysis of the frequency and cause of secondary interventions subsequent to primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair with dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS). METHODS: Between July 2009 and June 2014, 455 patients underwent DIS treatment. The minimum follow-up was 21months (mean 28months, range 21-64months). RESULTS: A total of 215 (48.2%) reinterventions were performed in 190 (42...
January 29, 2018: Knee
Helmut Trimmel, Raimund Helbok, Thomas Staudinger, Wolfgang Jaksch, Brigitte Messerer, Herbert Schöchl, Rudolf Likar
S(+)-ketamine, the pure dextrorotatory enantiomer of ketamine has been available for clinical use in analgesia and anesthesia for more than 25 years. The main effects are mediated by non-competitive inhibition of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor but S(+)-ketamine also interacts with opioid receptors, monoamine receptors, adenosine receptors and other purinergic receptors. Effects on α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptors, metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR) and L‑type calcium chanels have also been described...
January 10, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Piotr Smuszkiewicz, Paweł Wiczling, Justyna Ber, Justyna Warzybok, Tomasz Małkiewicz, Jan Matysiak, Agnieszka Klupczyńska, Iwona Trojanowska, Zenon Kokot, Edmund Grześkowiak, Wojciech Krzyzanski, Agnieszka Bienert
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a fairly new alfa2-agonist which has been increasingly used in recent years for analgosedation, mostly because it offers a unique ability of providing both moderate level of sedation and analgesia without respiratory depression. Despite of many papers published, there are still only a few concerning the PK of the drug given as long-term infusion in ICU patients. The aim of this work was to characterize the population pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine and to investigate the potential benefits of individualization of drug dosing based on patient characteristics in the heterogeneous group of medical and surgical patients staying in intensive care unit...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
J Wallenborn, M Fischer
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a serious adverse drug reaction with high lethality, which usually requires intensive-medical care. A 44-year-old man developed generalized exanthema with increasing exfoliation and mucosal involvement after taking allopurinol, ibuprofen, and etoricoxib. The clinical diagnosis of TEN was histologically confirmed. Prednisolone therapy with 3 mg/kg body weight (BW) was not able to prevent further progress to finally 80% of the body surface, and infliximab 5 mg/kg BW was given as a single dose...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
Christopher Hohmann, Konrad R Koch, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
History and clinical findings  Here, we present the case history of a 76-year old man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to a cardiogenic shock and a consecutive no-flow-time of approximately 10 minutes. After 25 minutes of resuscitation procedures a spontaneous return of circulation could be established. The patient was admitted to our center for emergency coronary angiography. After coronary stenting the patient was admitted to our intensive care unit and treated in accordance with the guidelines on cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Harald Sauer, Stefan Graeber, Ulla Lieser, Juergen Foell
BACKGROUND: Nearly all paediatric patients require deep sedation when undergoing bone marrow aspiration (BMA). We analyzed the data from our protocols documented in a standardised procedure for bone marrow puncture over a period of 2 years. METHODS: Our standard included the documentation of personal data as well as vital parameters. In addition, we documented all medications administered, potential complications and required intervention measures, as necessary...
December 1, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Emily Kilber, Daniel H Jarrell, John C Sakles, Christopher J Edwards, Asad E Patanwala
OBJECTIVES: The use of etomidate and rocuronium for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) results in a duration of paralysis that exceeds the duration of sedation. The primary objective of this study was to compare the number of analgosedative (AGS) interventions early versus late post-RSI, with this drug combination. The secondary objective was to descriptively assess time to first AGS intervention. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in an academic ED in the United States between January 2015 and June 2016...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Annika Reintam Blaser, Joel Starkopf, Pieter-Jan Moonen, Manu L N G Malbrain, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems after surgery are common and are not limited to patients undergoing abdominal surgery. GI function is complicated to monitor and is not included in organ dysfunction scores widely used in the ICUs. In most cases, it recovers after surgery, if systemic and local inflammation and perfusion improve, gut oedema resolves, and analgosedation is reduced. However, perioperative GI problems may have severe consequences and increase the risk of death if not recognized and managed in a timely manner...
November 20, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
N Ketharanathan, Y Yamamoto, U Rohlwink, E D Wildschut, M Hunfeld, E C M de Lange, D Tibboel
Analgosedation is a fundamental part of traumatic brain injury (TBI) treatment guidelines, encompassing both first and second tier supportive strategies. Worldwide analgosedation practices continue to be heterogeneous due to the low level of evidence in treatment guidelines (level III) and the choice of analgosedative drugs is made by the treating clinician. Current practice is thus empirical and may result in unfavourable (often hemodynamic) side effects. This article presents an overview of current analgosedation practices in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and addresses pitfalls both in the short and long term...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Michelle Seiler, Markus A Landolt, Georg Staubli
OBJECTIVES: Nitrous oxide 70% (N20 70%) is an excellent medication for procedural analgosedation in a pediatric emergency department. However, its analgesic efficacy remains uncertain for painful procedures; therefore, a combination with intranasal fentanyl (INF), an opioid, was suggested. This study aimed at observing and assessing the analgesic efficacy and rate of adverse events using N20 70% with and without INF. METHODS: Children who received N20 70% in a tertiary children's hospital emergency department from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 were included in this observational study with prospective data collection...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
Andreas Krier, Jörg Karst
Although regional anesthesia for ambulatory patients is feasible, effective and recommended, general anesthesia, analgosedation and monitored anesthesia care traditionally play a major role in the ambulatory setting. This discrepancy is at least partially caused by a more standardized and predictable process when using general anesthesia. High patient comfort, a low rate of complications and a rapid postoperative recovery are expected by all patients, irrespective of the type of anesthesia chosen and lie in the common interest of the anesthesiologist and the surgeon...
October 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Eva Tschiedel, Oliver Müller, Adela Della Marina, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Christian Dohna-Schwake
Background The use of Propofol and Remifentanil for analgosedation in children is common and safe. For sedation monitoring clinical scores as Comfort Score (CS) as well as bispectral index (BIS) are frequently applied. The impact of BIS for sedation monitoring in pediatric patients is still under debate. This prospective study aims to investigate whether dual sedation monitoring of CS and BIS compared with monitoring of CS alone during muscle biopsies in children can reduce sedative doses, reduce awakening time and prevent complications...
October 18, 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
P Taba, E Schmutzhard, P Forsberg, I Lutsar, U Ljøstad, Å Mygland, I Levchenko, F Strle, I Steiner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infection of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) and transmitted by ticks, with a variety of clinical manifestations. The incidence of TBE in Europe is increasing due to an extended season of the infection and the enlargement of endemic areas. Our objectives are to provide recommendations on the prevention, diagnosis and management of TBE, based on evidence or consensus decisions. METHODS: For systematic evaluation, the literature was searched from 1970 to 2015 (including early online publications of 2016), and recommendations were based on evidence or consensus decisions of the Task Force when evidence-based data were not available...
October 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Guenther Herzer, Claudia Mirth, Udo M Illievich, Wolfgang G Voelckel, Helmut Trimmel
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are key items in intensive care. Recently published S3 guidelines specifically address treatment of patients with elevated intracranial pressure. METHODS: The Austrian Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine carried out an online survey of neurointensive care units in Austria in order to evaluate the current state of practice in the areas of analgosedation and delirium management in this high-risk patient group...
July 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Robert J Stephens, Enyo Ablordeppey, Anne M Drewry, Christopher Palmer, Brian T Wessman, Nicholas M Mohr, Brian W Roberts, Stephen Y Liang, Marin H Kollef, Brian M Fuller
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are cornerstone therapies for mechanically ventilated patients. Despite data showing that early deep sedation in the ICU influences outcome, this has not been investigated in the ED. Therefore, ED-based sedation practices, and their influence on outcome, remain incompletely defined. This study's objectives were to describe ED sedation practices in mechanically ventilated patients and to test the hypothesis that ED sedation depth is associated with worse outcomes...
November 2017: Chest
Helene Berntzen, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Hilde Wøien
AIM & OBJECTIVE: To explore how critically ill patients treated according to a strategy of analgosedation experience and handle pain, other discomforts, and wakefulness. BACKGROUND: Patients experience both pain and discomfort while in the intensive care unit (ICU). International guidelines recommend focused pain treatment and light sedation. An analgosedation protocol favoring pain management, light sedation and early mobilization was implemented in our university hospital medical and surgical ICU in Norway in 2014...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Vincenzo Saita, Eugenia Allegra, Nicolò Marino, Serena Trapasso, Maria Concetta Monea
BACKGROUND: Microlaryngoscopy is the preferred and most widely used technique in phonosurgery for the treatment of benign and early malignant glottic lesions. However, the procedure may be technically difficult or impossible due to alterations of the cervical spine that may not allow hyperextension of the head or may present general anesthesia contraindications. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of our surgical approach for lesions of the vocal folds in patients who are not suitable for phonosurgery by microlaryngoscopy...
June 2, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
Klára Stašková, Alan Bulava, Richard Tesařík, František Toušek
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) has recently become a routine part of atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment. The goal of our study was to determine whether the implementation of RFA of AF under general anesthesia (GA), compared to analgosedation (AS), will affect important characteristics of the ablation procedure, comfort of the patient and whether there is any clinical impact on the complication rate and the overall success of the procedure. METHODS: 50 patients with AF were randomized in a ratio of 1 : 1 into two groups for RFA in AS and in GA...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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