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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821646/location-of-the-mesopontine-neurons-responsible-for-maintanance-of-anesthetic-loss-of-consciousness
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Anne Minert, Shai-Lee Yatziv, Marshall Devor
The transition from wakefulness to general anesthesia is widely attributed to suppressive actions of anesthetic molecules distributed by the systemic circulation to the cerebral cortex (for amnesia and loss-of-consciousness) and to the spinal cord (for atonia and antinociception). An alternative hypothesis proposes that anesthetics act on one or more brainstem or diencephalic nuclei, with suppression of cortex and spinal cord mediated by dedicated axonal pathways. We previously documented induction of an anesthesia-like state in rats by microinjection of small amounts of GABAA-R agonists into an upper brainstem region named the mesopontine tegmental anesthesia area(MPTA)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820497/anesthetic-agents-of-plant-origin-a-review-of-phytochemicals-with-anesthetic-activity
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REVIEW
Hironori Tsuchiya
The majority of currently used anesthetic agents are derived from or associated with natural products, especially plants, as evidenced by cocaine that was isolated from coca (Erythroxylum coca, Erythroxylaceae) and became a prototype of modern local anesthetics and by thymol and eugenol contained in thyme (Thymus vulgaris, Lamiaceae) and clove (Syzygium aromaticum, Myrtaceae), respectively, both of which are structurally and mechanistically similar to intravenous phenolic anesthetics. This paper reviews different classes of phytochemicals with the anesthetic activity and their characteristic molecular structures that could be lead compounds for anesthetics and anesthesia-related drugs...
August 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820276/attenuation%C3%A2-of-sulfite-induced-testicular-injury-in-rats-by-zingiber-officinale-roscoe
#3
Akbar Afkhami Fathabad, Shahnaz Shekarforoush, Maryam Hoseini, Zahra Ebrahimi
Sulfite salts, including sodium metabisulfte, are widely used as preservatives in foods and pharmaceutical agents. Previous studies suggest that oxidative stress may be an important mediator of testicular injury. The present study was designed to elucidate the effect of exposure to sodium metabisulfite by gavage without or with Zingiber officinale (ginger) extract on the rat testes. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, ginger-treated (500 mg/kg/day), sodium metabisulfite- (SMB-) treated (260 mg/kg/day), and SMB + ginger- (SZ-) treated groups...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818338/spinal-anesthesia-for-pediatric-urological-surgery-reducing-the-theoretic-neurotoxic-effects-of-general-anesthesia
#4
Emmett E Whitaker, Brianne Z Wiemann, Daniel G DaJusta, Seth A Alpert, Christina B Ching, Daryl J McLeod, Joseph D Tobias, Venkata R Jayanthi
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia (SA) is an effective technique that has been used in children for years. With growing concern with regard to the risks of general anesthesia (GA), we developed a SA program to provide an alternative option. We present our initial experience with this program. OBJECTIVE: To implement a SA program at a large tertiary care pediatric center and assess the safety and efficacy of the technique as an alternative to GA for urologic surgery...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817401/challenges-in-the-anesthetic-management-of-ambulatory-patients-in-the-mri-suites
#5
Jasper Deen, Yzabel Vandevivere, Peter Van de Putte
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: MRI is becoming an indispensable diagnostic tool. The need for prolonged motion-free periods has substantially increased the need for deep sedation or anesthesia in a challenging environment. This review summarises recent literature with respect to pharmacological sedative strategies, nonpharmacological alternative approaches, airway management and safety issues in the ambulatory setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Most literature researches the pediatric patient population...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815798/infant-spinal-anesthesia-do-girls-need-a-larger-dose-of-local-anesthetic
#6
Geoff Frawley, Md Hamidul Huque
BACKGROUND: Gender differences in absorption, distribution, and metabolism of a number of anesthetic agents have been identified in adults. Clinically, adult studies suggest women demonstrate slower onset of opioid analgesic effects, lower spinal and epidural dose requirements, and greater sensitivity to neuromuscular blocking agents. Sex-related differences in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of local anesthetics in neonates and infants, however, have not been well documented...
August 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813523/et-26-hydrochloride-et-26-hcl-has-similar-hemodynamic-stability-to-that-of-etomidate-in-normal-and-uncontrolled-hemorrhagic-shock-uhs-rats
#7
Bin Wang, Shouming Chen, Jun Yang, Linghui Yang, Jin Liu, Wensheng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: ET-26 HCl is a promising sedative-hypnotic anesthetic with virtually no effect on adrenocortical steroid synthesis. However, whether or not ET-26 HCl also has a sufficiently wide safety margin and hemodynamic stability similar to that of etomidate and related compounds remains unknown. In this study, the effects of ET-26 HCl, etomidate and propofol on therapeutic index, heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), maximal rate for left ventricular pressure rise (Dmax/t), and maximal rate for left ventricular pressure decline (Dmin/t) were investigated in healthy rats and a rat model of uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock (UHS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811808/prevention-of-anesthesia-induced-injection-pain-of-propofol-in-pediatric-anesthesia
#8
Dabin Cheng, Lu Liu, Zheng Hu
OBJECTIVE: Propofol is a new anesthetic agent in clinical practice, but randomized double-blinded prospective studies on its role in pediatric anesthesia remain limited. We aimed to compare the preventive effects of pre-injected lidocaine or ketamine and its pre-mixture on the anesthesia-induced injection pain of propofol using a randomized double-blinded prospective method, and to compare the outcomes with those of medium-/long-chain propofol (M/LCT). METHODS: A total of 360 pediatric patients (aged 5-12 years old) who received elective surgery were randomly divided into six groups (n= 60) as follows...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804952/evaluation-of-cytotoxicity-of-propofol-and-its-related-mechanism-in-glioblastoma-cells-and-astrocytes
#9
Shu-Shong Hsu, Chung-Ren Jan, Wei-Zhe Liang
Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol), one of the extensively and commonly used anesthetic agents, has been shown to affect the biological behavior of various models. Previous researches have shown that propofol-induced cytotoxicity might cause anticancer effect in different cells. However, the mechanisms underlying the effect of propofol on cytotoxicity is still elusive in human glioblastoma cells. The aims of this study were to evaluate effects of propofol on cytotoxicity, cell cycle distribution and ROS production, and establish the relationship between oxidative stress and cytotoxicity in GBM 8401 human glioblastoma cells and DI TNC1 rat astrocytes...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791775/maintenance-of-oxygenation-during-rapid-sequence-intubation-in-the-emergency-department
#10
John C Sakles
Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is the most common method of airway control in the emergency department (ED).(1,2) Administration of an anesthetic agent and a neuromuscular blocking agent (NMBA) optimizes conditions for tracheal intubation and is thought to minimize the risk of aspiration.(3-10) Evidence suggests that RSI improves first pass success and reduces complications in the critically ill.(11-14) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776686/contralateral-r1-and-r2-components-of-the-laryngeal-adductor-reflex-in-humans-under-general-anesthesia
#11
Catherine F Sinclair, Maria J Téllez, Oscar R Tapia, Sedat Ulkatan
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that under total intravenous general anesthesia (TIVA), the contralateral R1 (cRI) and contralateral R2 (cR2) components of the laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) can be reliably elicited; to determine effects of topical anesthesia and inhalational anesthesia on the LAR; and to discuss how this technique may be utilized to continuously monitor the vagus nerve reflex arc. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: Vocal fold mucosa was electrically stimulated via endotracheal tube surface-based electrodes to elicit a LAR...
August 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768538/pulsed-radiofrequency-or-anterior-neurectomy-for-anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-acnes-the-pulse-trial-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Robbert C Maatman, Monique A H Steegers, Oliver B A Boelens, Toine C Lim, Hans J van den Berg, Sandra A S van den Heuvel, Marc R M Scheltinga, Rudi M H Roumen
BACKGROUND: Some patients with chronic abdominal pain suffer from an anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES). This somewhat illusive syndrome is thought to be caused by the entrapment of end branches of the intercostal nerves residing in the abdominal wall. If ACNES is suspected, a local injection of an anesthetic agent may offer relief. If pain is recurrent following multiple-injection therapy, an anterior neurectomy entailing removal of the entrapped nerve endings may be considered...
August 2, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767470/loss-of-smell-and-taste-after-general-anesthesia-a-case-report
#13
Jason Joe Baker, Stina Öberg, Jacob Rosenberg
This case report describes a patient, who lost the ability to smell and taste after receiving a propofol-based general anesthesia for a laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Immediately after the procedure, the patient had anosmia (loss of smell), ageusia (loss of taste), and light dysphagia. Assessment by an otorhinolaryngologist and the results of a magnetic resonance imaging could not clarify the pathology behind these symptoms. Although there are several plausible explanations for the patient's anosmia and ageusia (eg, cerebral infarcts, nerve damage, chronic sinusitis), the most likely explanation is an uncommon adverse drug reaction to the anesthetic agents used during the procedure...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758582/potential-novel-treatments-for-bipolar-depression-ketamine-fatty-acids-anti-inflammatory-agents-and-probiotics
#14
G H Vázquez, S Camino, L Tondo, Ross J Baldessarini
BACKGROUND: Treatments for depression in bipolar disorder (BD) are far less well developed than for unipolar major depressive disorder. Several innovative and experimental approaches have been emerging recently, including use of the dissociative anesthetic ketamine and other antagonists of central NMDA glutamate receptors, as well as unsaturated fatty acids, anti-inflammatory agents, and possibly probiotic methods. METHODS: We reviewed relevant reports from the past decade...
July 28, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749267/comparison-of-isoflurane-and-sevoflurane-for-short-term-anesthesia-in-meerkats-suricata-suricatta-are-there-benefits-that-outweigh-costs
#15
Taina B Strike, Jon Bielby, Yedra Feltrer, Hatim I K Alibhai, Matthew Rendle, David M Neilson
Meerkats ( Suricata suricatta ) are routinely anesthetized with isoflurane in zoo and field settings. Twenty healthy adult meerkats of mixed age and sex held in the Zoological Society of London's collection were anesthetized with 4% isoflurane by face mask for routine health examinations. The procedure was repeated 5 mo later in the same group of animals utilizing sevoflurane at 5% for induction, and again 3 mo later with sevoflurane at 6.5% for induction to approximate equipotency with isoflurane. The speed and quality of induction and recovery were compared between the two volatile anesthetic agents...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747467/isoflurane-ketamine-xylazine-and-urethane-markedly-alter-breathing-even-at-sub-therapeutic-doses
#16
Cory A Massey, George B Richerson
Anesthetics are widely used for animal research on respiratory control in vivo, but their effect on breathing and CO2 chemoreception has not been well characterized in mice, a species now often used for these studies. We previously demonstrated that 1% isoflurane markedly reduces the hypercapnic ventilatory response (HCVR) in adult mice in vivo and masks serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) neuron chemosensitivity in vitro Here we investigated effects of 0.5% isoflurane on breathing in adult mice, and also found a large reduction in the HCVR even at this sub-anesthetic concentration...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743507/ketamine-for-pain-management-side-effects-potential-adverse-events
#17
Cheryl A Allen, Julius R Ivester
An old anesthetic agent, ketamine is finding new use in lower doses for analgesic purposes. There are concerns stemming from its potential side effects-specifically psychomimetic effects. These side effects are directly related to dose amount. The doses used for analgesic purposes are much lower than those used for anesthesia purposes. A literature review was performed to ascertain potential side effects and/or adverse events when using ketamine for analgesia purposes. The search included CINAHL, PubMed, and Ovid using the search terms "ketamine," "ketamine infusion," "pain," "adverse events," "practice guideline," and "randomized controlled trial...
July 22, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739730/comparison-of-different-muscle-relaxant-anesthetics-on-growth-migration-and-invasion-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#18
Aihua Jiang, Huishan Zhao, Xiaofei Liu, Mingwei Yu, Jian Chen, Wen G Jiang
BACKGROUND/AIM: Muscle relaxants, also known as neuromuscular blocking agents, can block nerve impulses to the muscles and are always used in surgery for general anesthesia. However, the effect of muscle-relaxant anesthetics on cell activity in gastric cancer is currently unknown. The present study aimed to examine and compare the role of three different muscle-relaxant anesthetics in gastric cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric cancer cells (SGC7901 and BGC 823) were treated with a different dose of muscle-relaxant anesthetics, Rocuronium bromide (Rb), Vecuronium bromide (Vb) and Cisatracurium Besilate (CB)...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735156/adaptive-periodic-paralysis-allows-weaning-deep-sedation-overcoming-the-drowning-syndrome-in-ecmo-patients-bridged-for-lung-transplantation-a-case-series
#19
Irina Timofte, Michael Terrin, Erik Barr, June Kim, Joseph Rinaldi, Nicholas Ladikos, Jay Menaker, Ali Tabatabai, Zachary Kon, Bartley Griffith, Richard Pierson, Si Pham, Aldo Iacono, Daniel Herr
PURPOSE: Sedation in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is challenging. Patients require deep sedation because of extremely high respiratory rates and increased work of breathing ("Drowning Syndrome") resulting in altered intra-thoracic pressure and reduced pump flow associated with hemodynamic compromise and decreased oxygenation. However, deep sedation impedes essential active rehabilitation with physical therapy. METHODS: We reviewed data on 3 ECMO patients for whom we used a novel approach to replace continuous drips with periodic sedation/paralysis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734732/perinatal-and-neonatal-use-of-sedation-and-analgesia
#20
REVIEW
Christopher McPherson, Terrie Inder
Optimal obstetric and neonatal care requires the provision of adequate analgesia for painful procedures. However, anesthetic and analgesic agents have the potential to adversely impact the developing fetal/neonatal brain. In this setting, clinicians must assess the risks and benefits of pharmacologic anesthesia and analgesia for specific indications in this population. General anesthesia is required for non-obstetric surgery and cesarean section in the absence of neuraxial anesthesia for the health of the mother and fetus...
July 19, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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