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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818494/gts-21-reduces-microvascular-permeability-during-experimental-endotoxemia
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Karsten Schmidt, Sukanya Bhakdisongkhram, Florian Uhle, Christoph Philipsenburg, Aleksandar R Zivkovic, Thorsten Brenner, Johann Motsch, Markus A Weigand, Stefan Hofer
INTRODUCTION: No effective pharmacological therapy is currently available to attenuate tissue edema formation due to increased microvascular permeability in sepsis. Cholinergic mediators have been demonstrated to exert anti-inflammatory effects via the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) during inflammation. GTS-21, a partial α7nAChR agonist, is an appealing therapeutic substance for sepsis-induced microvascular inflammation due to its demonstrated cholinergic anti-inflammatory properties and its favorable safety profile in clinical trials...
August 14, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818338/spinal-anesthesia-for-pediatric-urological-surgery-reducing-the-theoretic-neurotoxic-effects-of-general-anesthesia
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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/28818217/thirty-sixth-month-follow-up-of-first-in-human-use-of-cyanoacrylate-adhesive-for-treatment-of-saphenous-vein-incompetence
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Jose I Almeida, Julian J Javier, Edward G Mackay, Claudia Bautista, Daniel J Cher, Thomas M Proebstle
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of endovenous cyanoacrylate (CA)-based closure of incompetent great saphenous veins. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-arm, single-center feasibility study conducted at the Canela Clinic (La Romana, Dominican Republic) to assess the effectiveness and safety of a CA-based adhesive for great saphenous vein closure at 36 months after treatment. Thirty-eight subjects were treated by injection of small boluses of CA under ultrasound guidance and without the use of perivenous tumescent anesthesia or postprocedure graduated compression stockings...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817401/challenges-in-the-anesthetic-management-of-ambulatory-patients-in-the-mri-suites
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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/28816875/controversies-in-the-management-of-geriatric-odontoid-fractures
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Scott C Wagner, Gregory D Schroeder, Christopher K Kepler, Alexander J Schupper, Frank Kandziora, Emiliano N Vialle, Cumhur Oner, Michael G Fehlings, Alexander R Vaccaro
Fractures of the odontoid process of C2 have become increasingly prevalent in the aging population and are typically associated with a high incidence of morbidity. Dens fractures comprise the majority of all cervical fractures in patients older than 80 years and remain the most common cervical fracture pattern in all geriatric patients. Type II odontoid fractures have been associated with limited healing potential, and both nonoperative and operative management are associated with high mortality rates. Historically, there has been some debate in the literature with regards to optimal management strategies to maximize outcomes in geriatric patients...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815307/clinical-outcomes-after-local-anesthesia-with-monitored-anesthesia-care-during-thyroidectomy-and-selective-neck-dissection-a-randomized-study
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Min-Su Kim, Bo-Hae Kim, Young Eun Han, Dong Woo Nam, J Hun Hah
Although thyroidectomy under local anesthesia with monitored anesthesia care (LA-MAC) has been reported, reports of neck dissections beyond level VI under LA-MAC in patients with thyroid cancer are rare. We aimed to analyze clinical data and patient satisfaction levels during thyroidectomy and selective neck dissection by comparing LA-MAC and general anesthesia (GA) in adult patients undergoing these surgeries for thyroid cancer. The 60 enrolled patients comprised 50 patients that underwent thyroidectomy and 10 that underwent selective neck dissection; 30 underwent thyroidectomy (n = 25) or selective neck dissection (n = 5) under LA-MAC and 30 (matched patients) underwent thyroidectomy (n = 25) or selective neck dissection (n = 5) under GA...
August 16, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802790/vascular-air-embolism-a-silent-hazard-to-patient-safety
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Sorin J Brull, Richard C Prielipp
PURPOSE: To narratively review published information on prevention, detection, pathophysiology, and appropriate treatment of vascular air embolism (VAE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Cochrane Central Register and Google Scholar databases were searched for data published through October 2016. The Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database was queried for "air embolism" reports (years 2011-2016). RESULTS: VAE may be introduced through disruption in the integrity of the venous circulation that occurs during insertion, maintenance, or removal of intravenous or central venous catheters...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801746/laparoscopic-nissen-fundoplication-plus-mid-gastric-plication-for-treatment-of-obese-patients-with-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Ahmed Talha, Mohammed Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is commonly associated with obesity, and its surgical management is debatable. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to prove the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic Nissen's fundoplication (LNF) combined with mid-gastric plication (MGP) for treatment of obese patients with GERD. METHODS: LNF combined with MGP was done for 18 patients. All interventions were performed under general anesthesia...
August 11, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801082/-how-to-videos-improve-residents-performance-of-essential-perioperative-electronic-medical-records-and-clinical-tasks
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Veronica Zoghbi, Robert C Caskey, Kristoffel R Dumon, Jacqueline M Soegaard Ballester, Ari D Brooks, Jon B Morris, Daniel T Dempsey
OBJECTIVE: The ability to use electronic medical records (EMR) is an essential skill for surgical residents. However, frustration and anxiety surrounding EMR tasks may detract from clinical performance. We created a series of brief, 1-3 minutes "how to" videos demonstrating 7 key perioperative EMR tasks: booking OR cases, placing preprocedure orders, ordering negative-pressure wound dressing supplies, updating day-of-surgery history and physical notes, writing brief operative notes, discharging patients from the postanesthesia care unit, and checking vital signs...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800992/new-approaches-to-airway-management-in-tracheal-resections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mark Schieren, Andreas Böhmer, Fabian Dusse, Aris Koryllos, Frank Wappler, Jerome Defosse
OBJECTIVES: Although endotracheal intubation, surgical crossfield intubation, and jet ventilation are standard techniques for airway management in tracheal resections, there are also reports of new approaches, ranging from regional anesthesia to extracorporeal support. The objective was to outline the entire spectrum of new airway techniques. DESIGN: The literature databases PubMed/Medline and the Cochrane Library were searched systematically for prospective and retrospective trials as well as case reports on tracheal resections...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791043/systematic-review-outcomes-by-duration-of-npo-status-prior-to-colonoscopy
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REVIEW
Aasma Shaukat, Ashish Malhotra, Nancy Greer, Roderick MacDonald, Joseph Wels, Timothy J Wilt
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Variation exists among anesthesia providers as to acceptable timing of NPO ("nothing by mouth") for elective colonoscopy procedures. There is a need to balance optimal colonic preparation, patient convenience, and scheduling efficiency with anesthesia safety concerns. We reviewed the evidence for the relationship between NPO timing and aspiration incidence and colonoscopy rescheduling. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (1990-April 2015) for English language studies of any design and included them if at least one bowel preparation regimen was completed within 8 hours of colonoscopy...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781922/fluorescein-for-resection-of-high-grade-gliomas-a-safety-study-control-in-a-single-center-and-review-of-the-literature
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Natale Francaviglia, Domenico Gerardo Iacopino, Gabriele Costantino, Alessandro Villa, Pietro Impallaria, Francesco Meli, Rosario Maugeri
BACKGROUND: The importance of a complete resection of high-grade gliomas (HGGs) has been highlighted in scientific literature, in order to limit tumor recurrence and above all to improve disease-free survival rates. Several fluorescent biomarkers have been tested to improve intraoperative identification of residual tumor; 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and fluorescein sodium (FS) are now starting to play a central role in glioma surgery. We performed a retrospective analysis on 47 patients operated for HGGs...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768261/prostatic-arterial-embolization-followed-by-holmium-laser-enucleation-of-the-prostate-as-a-planned-combined-approach-for-extremely-enlarged-benign-prostate-hyperplasia
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Pu Li, Chengming Wang, Qiang Cao, Jiexiu Zhang, Haibin Shi, Xiaoxin Meng
OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed at reporting the initial experience with prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) followed by holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) as a planned combined approach for extremely enlarged benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), and retrospectively estimating the efficacy and safety of this novel technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four BPH patients who underwent PAE and subsequent HoLEP were included. The PAE procedure was performed under local anesthesia at the supine position with polyvinyl alcohol spherical particles and gelatin sponge particles...
August 3, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767640/efficacy-and-safety-of-3-different-anesthesia-techniques-used-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Chengwei Liang, Jionglin Wei, Xiaoxi Cai, Weilong Lin, Yongqian Fan, Fengjian Yang
BACKGROUND This study compared the efficacy and safety of 3 different anesthesia techniques used in total hip arthroplasty (THA). MATERIAL AND METHODS We allocated 198 patients preparing to undertake THA into 3 groups: general anesthesia group (GA group, n=66), caudal epidural anesthesia group (CEA group, n=66), and spinal-epidural anesthesia group (SEA group, n=66). We compared postoperative adverse effects occurring in patients of the 3 anesthesia groups. The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score, Minimum Mental State Examination (MMSE) score, and β-amyloid (Aβ) expression were calculated to determine the effects of different anesthesia on the postoperative pain and cognitive dysfunction of patients...
August 2, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761531/the-role-of-tranexamic-acid-in-prevention-of-hemorrhage-in-major-spinal-surgeries
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Afsoun Seddighi, Amir Nikouei, Amir Saeid Seddighi, Alireza Zali, Seyed Mahmood Tabatabaei, Fatemeh Yourdkhani, Shoeib Naimian, Iman Razavian
BACKGROUND: Blood loss that necessitates blood transfusion is one of the most frequent complications of major spinal surgeries. This study has been designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prophylactic tranexamic acid (TA) in decreasing perioperative blood loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January to August 2011, all the patients who needed major spinal surgeries and aged between 18 and 60-year-old were divided into two groups randomly, the experimental group received 10 mg/kg of TA 20 min after inducing the anesthesia as loading dose followed by 0...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759496/addition-of-nasal-cannula-can-either-impair-or-enhance-preoxygenation-with-a-bag-valve-mask-a-randomized-crossover-design-study-comparing-oxygen-flow-rates
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David McQuade, Matthew R Miller, Clare Hayes-Bradley
BACKGROUND: A critical safety component of emergency anesthesia is the avoidance of hypoxemia during the apneic phase of a rapid sequence intubation. Preoxygenation with a bag valve mask (BVM) or anesthetic circuit may be improved with supplemental oxygen by nasal cannula (NC) if there is a mask leak. In addition, NC is recommended for apneic oxygenation after induction and may be placed before preoxygenation. However, the optimum NC flow rate for preoxygenation or whether the presence of NC alone creates a mask leak remains unclear...
July 26, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759486/avoiding-complications-from-patient-positioning-for-intraocular-surgery
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Argyrios Chronopoulos, John Herbert, Gabriele Thumann, James S Schutz
Collaboration of the surgical and anesthesia teams for patient positioning is essential to assure patient comfort and safety, preventing systemic and ophthalmic complications. The goals and rationales of positioning for intraocular surgery are discussed including placing the head above the heart, elevating the chin, using a head rest that is sufficiently firm, maximizing anesthesia care team access and minimizing fire risk, and taping the patient's head to the operating table to reduce unexpected movement with intraocular injury...
July 27, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759483/alarm-limits-for-intraoperative-drug-infusions-a-report-from-the-multicenter-perioperative-outcomes-group
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Mitchell F Berman, Nikhil Iyer, Leon Freudzon, Shuang Wang, Robert E Freundlich, Michelle Housey, Sachin Kheterpal
BACKGROUND: Continuous medication infusions are commonly used during surgical procedures. Alarm settings for infusion pumps are considered important for patient safety, but limits are not created in a standardized manner from actual usage data. We estimated 90th and 95th percentile infusion rates from a national database for potential use as upper limit alarm settings. METHODS: We extracted infusion rate data from 17 major hospitals using intraoperative records provided by Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group for adult surgery between 2008 and 2014...
July 27, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758533/laparoscopic-early-pregnancy-diagnosis-in-the-laboratory-rat
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Petros Ypsilantis, Paraskevi Somalou, Eleni Panidou, Constantinos Simopoulos
Timely and accurate diagnosis of pregnancy in the laboratory rat is an invaluable endpoint in embryological and reproductive toxicology studies. The purpose of the present study was to assess the feasibility, sensitivity, accuracy and safety of laparoscopic examination of the uterus for detecting pregnancy at an early stage, and defining the number of fetuses in surviving rat models. Female Wistar rats were subjected to a two-port laparoscopic examination of their uterus from day 6 to day 10 post-coitum (pc)...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757140/the-feasibility-safety-and-effectiveness-of-hysteroscopic-sterilization-compared-with-laparoscopic-sterilization
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Lina Antoun, Paul Smith, Janesh K Gupta, T Justin Clark
BACKGROUND: In contrast to conventional laparoscopic sterilization, newer hysteroscopic approaches avoid the need for hospital admission, general anesthesia, and prolonged recovery. However, there are concerns that the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of hysteroscopic sterilization may be lower than established laparoscopic sterilization. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the outcomes of hysteroscopic sterilization compared with laparoscopic sterilization in routine clinical practice in a comparative observational cohort study...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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