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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439886/lifebox-pulse-oximeter-implementation-in-malawi-evaluation-of-educational-outcomes-and-impact-on-oxygen-desaturation-episodes-during-anaesthesia
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V Albert, S Mndolo, E M Harrison, E O'Sullivan, I H Wilson, I A Walker
Pulse oximetry is an essential monitor for safe anaesthesia but is often not available in low-income countries. The aim of this study was to determine whether the introduction of pulse oximetry with training was feasible and could reduce the incidence of oxygen desaturation during anaesthesia in a low-income country. Pulse oximeters were donated, with training, to 83 non-physician anaesthetists in Malawi. Knowledge was tested immediately before and after training and at follow-up. Providers were asked to record the lowest peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2 ) for the first 100 cases anaesthetised after training...
April 24, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437261/training-in-intraoperative-handover-and-display-of-a-checklist-improve-communication-during-transfer-of-care-an-interventional-cohort-study-of-anaesthesia-residents-and-nurse-anaesthetists
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Marion Jullia, Anaïs Tronet, Fabiola Fraumar, Vincent Minville, Olivier Fourcade, Xavier Alacoque, Yannick LeManach, Matt M Kurrek
BACKGROUND: Handovers during anaesthesia are common, and failures in communication may lead to morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesised that intraoperative handover training and display of a checklist would improve communication during anaesthesia care transition in the operating room. DESIGN: Interventional cohort study. SETTING: Single-centre tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 204 random observations of handovers between anaesthesia providers (residents and nurse anaesthetists) over a 6-month period in 2016...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429173/a-new-approach-to-local-dco-in-ankle-fracture-dislocations-external-fixation-with-diaphyseal-unicortical-screws-applied-by-local-anaesthesia
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F Lavini, T Maluta, G Carpeggiani, C Dall'Oca, E Samaila, G Marconato, B Magnan
PURPOSE: Ankle fracture dislocations represent a great threat for soft tissue viability and articular instability. The use of a temporary ankle bridging ExFix plays a fundamental role in the local damage control orthopaedics while waiting for definitive synthesis. METHODS: For this prospective research, we have developed a full application protocol of innovative diaphyseal monocortical screws fixator (Unyco-Orthofix(TM)) exclusively under local anaesthesia. Rigid selection criteria allowed us to collect nine patients during a period of almost 2 years...
April 20, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419420/reliability-of-pressure-waveform-analysis-to-determine-correct-epidural-needle-placement-in-labouring-women
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I Al-Aamri, S H Derzi, A Moore, M F Elgueta, M Moustafa, T Schricker, D Q Tran
Pressure waveform analysis provides a reliable confirmatory adjunct to the loss-of-resistance technique to identify the epidural space during thoracic epidural anaesthesia, but its role remains controversial in lumbar epidural analgesia during labour. We performed an observational study in 100 labouring women of the sensitivity and specificity of waveform analysis to determine the correct location of the epidural needle. After obtaining loss-of-resistance, the anaesthetist injected 5 ml saline through the epidural needle (accounting for the volume already used in the loss-of-resistance)...
April 17, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410880/the-effect-of-user-experience-and-inflation-technique-on-endotracheal-tube-cuff-pressure-using-a-feline-airway-simulator
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Donna M White, José I Redondo, Alastair R Mair, Fernando Martinez-Taboada
OBJECTIVE: The effect of user experience and inflation technique on endotracheal tube cuff pressure using a feline airway simulator. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, experimental clinical study. METHODS: Participants included veterinary students at the beginning (group S1) and end (group S2) of their 2-week anaesthesia rotation and veterinary anaesthetists (group A). The feline airway simulator was designed to simulate an average size feline trachea, intubated with a 4...
February 24, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403414/a-national-survey-of-videolaryngoscopy-in-the-united-kingdom
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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/28389221/welfare-law-and-ethics-in-the-veterinary-intensive-care-unit-a-discussion-of-the-different-types-of-suffering-that-patients-may-endure-in-the-veterinary-intensive-care-unit-the-legal-limits-to-that-suffering-and-the-ethics-underpinning-at-what-point-that-suffering
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REVIEW
Peter S Fordyce
OBJECTIVES: In UK law, allowing an animal protected under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (AWA 2006) (as devolved) to suffer 'unnecessarily' may render the person responsible for it to prosecution. The act does not define suffering, although 'case law' suggests that suffering encompasses more than pain. Clinicians responsible for animals under their care in the intensive care unit (ICU) are likely to also be responsible in law for the welfare of those animals, and may be called upon to justify why any suffering was necessary, or more likely, why they did not act to end any suffering when it became 'unnecessary'...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385614/review-of-hypoxaemia-in-anaesthetized-horses-predisposing-factors-consequences-and-management
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REVIEW
Adam Auckburally, Görel Nyman
OBJECTIVE: To discuss how hypoxaemia might be harmful and why horses are particularly predisposed to developing it, to review the strategies that are used to manage hypoxaemia in anaesthetized horses, and to describe how successful these strategies are and the adverse effects associated with them. DATABASES USED: Google Scholar and PubMed, using the search terms horse, pony, exercise, anaesthesia, hypoxaemia, oxygen, mortality, morbidity and ventilation perfusion mismatch...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384846/absence-of-posterior-triangle-clinical-and-embryological-perspective
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Shikha Singh, Puja Chauhan, Hitendra Kumar Loh, Vandana Mehta, Rajesh Kumar Suri
Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and Trapezius (TM) muscle present in the cervical region serves as an important landmark in forming boundaries of posterior triangle of neck. This case reports a continuous muscle sheet obscuring the left posterior triangle in the neck of a 60-year-old Indian male cadaver. An unfamiliar oval gap was observed in its posterosuperior portion. Description of such a variant in anatomical literature is rare and is scarcely reported. An attempt has been made to portray its embryological and phylogenetic basis...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376246/non-technical-skills-of-surgeons-and-anaesthetists-in-simulated-operating-theatre-crises
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A G Doumouras, M Hamidi, K Lung, C L Tarola, M W Tsao, J W Scott, D S Smink, S Yule
BACKGROUND: Deficiencies in non-technical skills (NTS) have been increasingly implicated in avoidable operating theatre errors. Accordingly, this study sought to characterize the impact of surgeon and anaesthetist non-technical skills on time to crisis resolution in a simulated operating theatre. METHODS: Non-technical skills were assessed during 26 simulated crises (haemorrhage and airway emergency) performed by surgical teams. Teams consisted of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses...
April 4, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371312/intraoperative-and-postoperative-hyperkalaemia-after-total-parathyroidectomy-following-exposure-to-cinacalcet-in-sixteen-patients-for-renal-hyperparathyroidism
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LETTER
G C Chong, J D W Choi, T T Lee, G Carney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362426/bispectral-index-monitoring-in-vitrectomy-surgery-under-local-anaesthetic-block-with-sedation-a-single-surgeon-single-anaesthetist-review
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A J Porter, L Lee, C Bradshaw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359862/ketamine-augmentation-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-to-improve-neuropsychological-and-clinical-outcomes-in-depression-ketamine-ect-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-parallel-group-superiority-trial
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Ian M Anderson, Andrew Blamire, Tim Branton, Ross Clark, Darragh Downey, Graham Dunn, Andrew Easton, Rebecca Elliott, Clare Elwell, Katherine Hayden, Fiona Holland, Salman Karim, Colleen Loo, Jo Lowe, Rajesh Nair, Timothy Oakley, Antony Prakash, Parveen K Sharma, Stephen R Williams, R Hamish McAllister-Williams
BACKGROUND: The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is limited by concerns about its cognitive adverse effects. Preliminary evidence suggests that administering the glutamate antagonist ketamine with ECT might alleviate cognitive adverse effects and accelerate symptomatic improvement; we tested this in a randomised trial of low-dose ketamine. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, parallel-group study in 11 ECT suites serving inpatient and outpatient care settings in seven National Health Service trusts in the North of England, we recruited severely depressed patients, who were diagnosed as having unipolar or bipolar depressive episodes defined as moderate or severe by DSM-IV criteria, aged at least 18 years, and were able and willing to provide written consent to participate in the study...
March 27, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358178/time-to-intubation-in-obese-patients-a-randomized-study-comparing-direct-laryngoscopy-and-videolaryngoscopy-in-experienced-anaesthetists
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Fredrik Ander, Anders Magnuson, Lars Berggren, Rebecca Ahlstrand, Alex de Leon
BACKGROUND: Airway management may be difficult in obese patients. Moreover, during prolonged intubation, oxygen desaturation develops rapidly. Videolaryngoscopy improves the view of the larynx, and the Storz® C-MACTM has been shown to be superior to other videolaryngoscopes in terms of intubation time in obese patients. However, no effort has been made to compare the Storz® C-MACTM with direct laryngoscopy. The aim of the study was to evaluate if the use of Storz® C-MACTM may reduce intubation time when compared to direct laryngoscopy (classic Macintosh® blade)...
March 28, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341705/leading-anaesthetist-praises-nhs-response-to-westminster-attacks
#15
Anne Gulland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337769/accuracy-intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-three-scoring-systems-for-the-glottic-view-at-videolaryngoscopy
#16
E J O'Loughlin, A D Swann, J D English, R Ramadas
An accurate and reproducible recording of laryngoscopic view at tracheal intubation is an important aspect of anaesthetic practice. Unlike direct laryngoscopy, in which the view achieved by the line of sight directly relates to the ease of intubating the trachea, videolaryngoscopy can create a situation in which the view is good, but intubation difficult or impossible. Communicating this to a subsequent anaesthetist is important. We compared three scoring systems: Cormack and Lehane; POGO (percentage of glottic opening); and the Fremantle score, as used by 74 critical care doctors rating 30 anonymised videos of videolaryngoscopic intubations...
March 24, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325160/-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-with-nitrous-oxide-for-children-in-the-emergency-department
#17
W P Kluijfhout, R T C Welsing
Procedural sedation and analgesia with nitrous oxide in children who are anxious or in pain is a relatively new type of sedation in emergency departments in the Netherlands. The gas is inhaled through a face mask and does not require intravenous access. Furthermore, nitrous oxide does not influence the circulatory and respiratory systems and airway reflexes remain intact, which means that the child does not need to be fasted. Children who are treated with nitrous oxide experience significantly less pain and discomfort compared to the application of conventional analgesia...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302085/adaptation-of-non-technical-skills-behavioural-markers-for-delivery-room-simulation
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Fabrizio Bracco, Michele Masini, Gabriele De Tonetti, Francesca Brogioni, Arianna Amidani, Sara Monichino, Alessandra Maltoni, Andrea Dato, Claudia Grattarola, Massimo Cordone, Giancarlo Torre, Claudio Launo, Carlo Chiorri, Danilo Celleno
BACKGROUND: Simulation in healthcare has proved to be a useful method in improving skills and increasing the safety of clinical operations. The debriefing session, after the simulated scenario, is the core of the simulation, since it allows participants to integrate the experience with the theoretical frameworks and the procedural guidelines. There is consistent evidence for the relevance of non-technical skills (NTS) for the safe and efficient accomplishment of operations. However, the observation, assessment and feedback on these skills is particularly complex, because the process needs expert observers and the feedback is often provided in judgmental and ineffective ways...
March 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275517/percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-complete-supine-flank-free-position-in-comparison-to-prone-position-a-single-centre-experience
#19
Nadeem Sohail, Amjad Albodour, Khalid Mohammed Abdelrahman
OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcomes of performing percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) in a modified supine position, more feasible for surgeons, anaesthetists, and operating theatre staff, as well as for the patient himself, and evaluating it in comparison to the standard prone position. PATIENT AND METHODS: A retrospective, case-control study was conducted between January 2011 and December 2015. In all, 197 patient's records were reviewed. The initial 101 patients were operated upon in prone position...
March 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270418/anaesthetist-who-possessed-child-and-animal-pornography-is-struck-off
#20
Clare Dyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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