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Pediatric cardiac anesthesia

Christopher F Tirotta, Tuan Nguyen, Steven Fishberger, Evelio Velis, Melissa Olen, Lourdes Lam, Danielle R Madril, Jessica Hughes, Richard G Lagueruela
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine is a selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist with sedative, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties. Dexmedetomidine has not been approved for use in pediatrics. Dexmedetomidine has been reported to depress sinus node and atrioventricular nodal function in pediatric patients; it has been suggested that the use of dexmedetomidine may not be desirable during electrophysiological studies. AIM: We hypothesize that the use of dexmedetomidine does not inhibit the induction of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias (SVT) during electrophysiological studies and does not inhibit the ablation of such arrhythmias...
October 25, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Chang Amber Liu, Jinghu Sui, Charles J Coté, Thomas A Anderson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Caudal anesthesia is a common and effective regional anesthesia technique in pediatric patients. The addition of epinephrine to local anesthetics in caudal anesthesia is a frequent practice; however, changes in hemodynamic and cardiac parameters produced by epinephrine in caudal anesthesia are not well studied. Using data collected with the ICON noninvasive cardiac output monitor, we examined the hemodynamic changes associated with the administration of epinephrine containing local anesthetics during caudal anesthesia in children...
October 11, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Kirsten C Odegard, Robert Vincent, Rahul G Baijal, Suanne M Daves, Robert G Gray, Alexander J Javois, Barry A Love, Philip Moore, David Nykanen, Lori Q Riegger, Scott G Walker, Elizabeth C Wilson
Current practice of sedation and anesthesia for patients undergoing pediatric and congenital cardiac catheterization laboratory (PCCCL) procedures is known to vary among institutions, a multi-society expert panel with representatives from the Congenital Heart Disease Council of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society was convened to evaluate the types of sedation and personnel necessary for procedures performed in the PCCCL...
October 3, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Robert H Friesen
Pediatric cardiac anesthesia has developed over the past eight decades into a specialty delivering complex clinical care and contributing remarkable scientific progress. The history of this development can be traced through journal articles that mark the strides of the specialty. This article discusses journal articles, chosen by the author, that he considers had a significant impact on the practice of pediatric cardiac anesthesia or are of historical interest.
October 13, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Mineto Kamata, Corey Stiver, Aymen Naguib, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of ventricular morphology on perioperative outcomes during Fontan surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single standing, not-for-profit pediatric hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 72 patients who underwent Fontan surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass without aortic cross-clamp between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2014. INTERVENTIONS: None...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Ruchika Goel, Melissa M Cushing, Aaron A R Tobian
Red blood cell transfusions are a common life-saving intervention for neonates and children with anemia, but transfusion decisions, indications, and doses in neonates and children are different from those of adults. Patient blood management (PBM) programs are designed to assist clinicians with appropriately transfusing patients. Although PBM programs are well recognized and appreciated in the adult setting, they are quite far from standard of care in the pediatric patient population. Adult PBM standards cannot be uniformly applied to children, and there currently is significant variation in transfusion practices...
October 2016: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
Khoa N Nguyen, Heather S Byrd, Jonathan M Tan
AIM: Caudal epidural anesthesia has been shown to reduce stress response and shorten the time to extubation in children after cardiac surgery. Combined with general anesthesia, regional anesthesia has been proven to be safe and efficacious in the pediatric population. It is not known, however, whether the use of caudal anesthesia actually reduces postoperative pain scores and decreases postoperative opioid use. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the charts of 199 children who underwent repair for atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD), and Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) at a major academic children's hospital between 2010 and 2013...
November 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Yang Shen, Mei-Hua Cai, Wei Ji, Jie Bai, Yue Huang, Ying Sun, Lin Lin, Jing Niu, Ma-Zhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pathophysiologic changes in children with congenital heart disease may alter the effect of drugs by influencing the pharmacokinetics (PK). Considering the limited literature that describes the PK of etomidate in pediatric patients, especially in those with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), our aim was to characterize the PK of etomidate and explore the effects of TOF. METHODS: Twenty-nine pediatric patients (15 with TOF and 14 with normal cardiac anatomy) scheduled to undergo elective surgery under general anesthesia were recruited in the study...
September 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Carmen Sulton, Courtney McCracken, Harold K Simon, Kiran Hebbar, Jason Reynolds, Joseph Cravero, Michael Mallory, Pradip Kamat
OBJECTIVES: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is widely used in pediatric procedural sedation (PPS) by a variety of pediatric subspecialists. The objective of our study was to describe the overall rates of adverse events and serious adverse events (SAEs) when DEX is used by various pediatric subspecialists. METHODS: Patients from the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC) database were retrospectively reviewed and children that received DEX as their primary sedation agent for elective PPS were identified...
September 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
Ileana Muster, Thorsten Haas, Daniel Quandt, Oliver Kretschmar, Walter Knirsch
Anticoagulation using intravenous bolus administration of unfractionated heparin (UFH) aims to prevent thromboembolic complications in children undergoing cardiac catheterization (CC). Optimal UFH dosage is needed to reduce bleeding complications. We analyzed the effect of bolus UFH on activated clotting time (ACT) in children undergoing CC focusing on age-dependent, anesthesia-related, or disease-related influencing factors. This retrospective single-center study of 183 pediatric patients receiving UFH during CC analyzed ACT measured at the end of CC...
August 11, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Viviane G Nasr, James A DiNardo
OBJECTIVES: This review will focus on the pharmacokinetics (with an emphasis on the context-sensitive half-time), pharmacodynamics, and hemodynamic characteristics of the most commonly used sedative/hypnotic, analgesic, and IV anesthetics used in cardiac intensive care. In addition, the assessment of pain and agitation and withdrawal will be reviewed. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE, PubMed. CONCLUSIONS: Children in the cardiac ICU often require one or more components of general anesthesia: analgesia, amnesia (sedation and hypnosis), and muscle relaxation to facilitate mechanical ventilation, to manage postoperative pain, to perform necessary procedures, and to alleviate fear and anxiety...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Mona Momeni, Alain Poncelet, Jean Rubay, Amine Matta, Laurent Veevaete, Thierry Detaille, Laurent Houtekie, Stéphan Clement de Clety, Emilien Derycke, Stéphane Moniotte, Thierry Sluysmans, Francis Veyckemans
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the prognostic value of postoperative cardiac troponin-I (cTnI) in predicting all-cause mortality up to 3 months after normothermic congenital cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: All children ages 0 to 10 years. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: cTnI was measured after the induction of anesthesia but before the surgery, at the pediatric intensive care unit arrival, and at 4, 12, and 24 hours postoperatively...
February 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Justin B Mahida, Lindsey Asti, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci, Jonathan I Groner
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of laparoscopic versus open pyloromyotomy on postoperative length of stay (LOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 2013 National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Pediatric database was queried for all cases of pyloromyotomy performed on children <1year old with congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Demographics, clinical, and perioperative characteristics for patients with and without a prolonged postoperative LOS, defined as >1day, were compared...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Michael R King, T Anthony Anderson, Jinghu Sui, Guoluo He, Kwun Yee T Poon, Charles J Coté
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of desaturation on stroke index (SI), cardiac index (CI), and heart rate (HR) using the ICON continuous noninvasive cardiac output monitor in children undergoing general anesthesia. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected data set. SETTING: Pediatric operating rooms in a tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Children younger than 20 years who experienced desaturation while undergoing general anesthesia...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Sahar M Siddik-Sayyid, Marie T Aouad, Muhammad H Ibrahim, Samar K Taha, Maud F Nawfal, Youssef J Tfaili, Roland N Kaddoum
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous cannulation of the femoral artery in the pediatric age group can be technically challenging, especially when performed by residents in training. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether the use of real-time ultrasound guidance is superior to a palpation landmark technique for femoral artery catheterization in children undergoing heart surgery. METHODS: Patients were prospectively randomized into two groups. In the palpation group, the femoral artery was cannulated using the traditional landmark method of palpation of arterial pulse...
August 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Danton Char, Chandra Ramamoorthy, Lisa Wise-Faberowski
As physicians and caregivers of children with congenital heart disease, we are aware of the increasing need for procedures requiring anesthesia. While these procedures may be ideal for medical and cardiac surgical management, the risks and benefits must be assessed carefully. There are well known risks of cardiovascular and respiratory complications from anesthesia and sedation and a potentially under-appreciated risk of neurocognitive dysfunction. Both animal and human studies support the detrimental effects of repeated anesthetic exposure on the developing brain...
May 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
Özlem Özmete, Mesut Şener, Esra Çalışkan, Anış Arıboğan
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disease with a progressive course. It is the most common and most severe muscular dystrophic disorder for which the application of anesthesia is critical, due to muscle weakness, and cardiac and pulmonary involvement. Successful application of spinal anesthesia in a 2-year-old boy with DMD undergoing bilateral inguinal hernia repair is described in the present report. It is proposed that spinal anesthesia is an effective alternative to general anesthesia in certain pediatric patients, including those with DMD, for whom general anesthesia poses increased risk...
April 2016: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Wei-Chi Wu, Shunji Kusaka, Joshua Robinson, Daishi Tsujioka, Kai B Kang, Michael J Shapiro, Tapas R Padhi, Lubhani Jain, Jonathan E Sears, Ajay E Kuriyan, Audina M Berrocal, Polly A Quiram, Amanda E Gerber, R V Paul Chan, Karyn E Jonas, Sui Chien Wong, C K Patel, Ashkan M Abbey, Rand Spencer, Michael P Blair, Emmanuel Y Chang, Thanos D Papakostas, Demetrios G Vavvas, Robert A Sisk, Philip J Ferrone, Robert H Henderson, Karl R Olsen, M Elizabeth Hartnett, Felix Y Chau, Shizuo Mukai, Timothy G Murray, Benjamin J Thomas, P Anthony Meza, Kimberly A Drenser, Michael T Trese, Antonio Capone
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility and safety of bilateral simultaneous vitreoretinal surgery in pediatric patients. DESIGN: International, multicenter, interventional, retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Patients 17 years of age or younger from 24 centers worldwide who underwent immediate sequential bilateral vitreoretinal surgery (ISBVS)-defined as vitrectomy, scleral buckle, or lensectomy using the vitreous cutter-performed in both eyes sequentially during the same anesthesia session...
August 2016: Ophthalmology
Laura E Schleelein, Ariel M Vincent, Abbas F Jawad, Eric Y Pruitt, Genna D Kreher, Mohamed A Rehman, Theodora K Goebel, David E Cohen, Scott D Cook-Sather
BACKGROUND: Perioperative pediatric adverse events have been challenging to study within and across institutions due to varying definitions, low event rates, and incomplete capture. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine perioperative adverse event prevalence and to evaluate associated case characteristics and potential contributing factors at an academic pediatric quaternary-care center. METHODS: At the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), perioperative adverse events requiring rapid response assistance are termed Anesthesia Now (AN!) events...
July 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Joana Faleiro Oliveira, Susana Rebelo Pacheco, Marta Moniz, Pedro Nunes, Clara Abadesso, Mónica Rebelo, Helena Loureiro, Helena Almeida
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acquired transient type of systolic dysfunction which mimics myocardial infarction clinically and electrocardiographically. TTS is also known as stress cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome, apical ballooning, reversible acute heart failure, neurogenic stunned myocardium or acute catecholamine cardiomyopathy. This case report describes an uncommon presentation of myocardial stunning after an anesthetic procedure. A 14-year-old girl with a history of pineal cyst and hemiplegic migraine was admitted for control brain magnetic resonance imaging...
June 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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