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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393785/modifying-risks-to-improve-outcome-in-cardiac-surgery-an-anesthesiologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Murali Chakravarthy
Challenging times are here for cardiac surgical and anesthesia team. The interventional cardiologist seem to have closed the flow of 'good cases' coming up for any of the surgery,; successful percutaneous interventions seem to be offering reasonable results in these patients, who therefore do not knock on the doors of the surgeons any more . It is a common experience among the cardiac anesthesiologists and surgeons that the type of the cases that come by now are high risk. That may be presence of comorbidities, ongoing medical therapies, unstable angina, uncontrolled heart failure and rhythm disturbances; and in patients with ischemic heart disease, the target coronaries are far from ideal...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390757/multistage-sclerotherapy-for-extensive-lymphatic-malformations-with-airway-involvement-in-infants-a-protocol-to-prevent-tracheotomy
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An-Wei Chen, Tao Wang, Ying-Ying Huang, Shao-Hua Liu
PURPOSE: The management of extensive head and neck lymphatic malformations (LMs) in infants is challenging because of life-threatening upper airway compression. The aim of this study was to present a management protocol and evaluate the clinical outcomes for preventing tracheotomy in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen infants with extensive head and neck LMs and airway involvement were enrolled from August 2010 through September 2015 at the Qilu Hospital of Shandong University (Jinan, China)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390062/outcome-of-laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-for-resection-of-unilateral-noninvasive-adrenocortical-tumors-in-11-cats
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Jeffrey W Mitchell, Philipp D Mayhew, William T N Culp, J Brad Case, Ameet Singh, Mark C Fuller, Ann Della Maggiore
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LA) in cats with adrenocortical neoplasia. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Eleven client-owned cats with unilateral adrenal tumors. METHODS: Medical records of cats that underwent LA for unilateral functional adrenal tumors at 3 veterinary teaching hospitals were reviewed. Data collected included signalment, clinical signs, physical examination findings, diagnostic imaging results, preoperative laboratory tests, laparoscopic port placement and techniques, duration of anesthesia and surgery, complications, concomitant procedures, need for conversion to an open celiotomy, histopathological diagnosis, and postoperative survival...
April 8, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379868/double-dilemma-management-of-a-pregnant-patient-with-a-difficult-airway-presenting-with-undiagnosed-placenta-percreta-a-case-report
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Yewande A Omowanile, Luke N Weiler, Jill M Mhyre, Faiza A Khan
Patients with abnormal placentation should undergo planned cesarean delivery with the option for hysterectomy based on severity. We report a case of a multigravida with a known difficult airway presenting for cesarean delivery. She was found to have an undiagnosed placenta percreta at the start of surgery after the epidural was placed. After team discussion, the procedure was aborted and rescheduled electively 2 days later under general anesthesia with preoperative placement of internal iliac artery balloon catheters...
April 4, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366065/management-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion-should-endovascular-recanalization-of-the-extracranial-or-intracranial-occlusive-lesion-be-done-first
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Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Gary B Rajah, Hakeem J Shakir, Hussain Shallwani, Sirin Gandhi, Jason M Davies, Kenneth V Snyder, Elad I Levy, Adnan H Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE Acute tandem occlusions of the cervical internal carotid artery and an intracranial large vessel present treatment challenges. Controversy exists regarding which lesion should be addressed first. The authors sought to evaluate the endovascular approach for revascularization of these lesions at Gates Vascular Institute. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained, single-institution database. They analyzed demographic, procedural, radiological, and clinical outcome data for patients who underwent endovascular treatment for tandem occlusions...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356685/treatment-modalities-for-surgical-management-of-anterior-palatal-fistula-comparison-of-various-techniques-their-outcomes-and-the-factors-governing-treatment-plan-a-retrospective-study
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Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya, Pritham Shetty, Abhimanyu Sharma, Jyoti Ahlawat, Deepak Passi, Mahinder Singh
AIM: Aim of this retrospective study was to access the various surgical treatment options available for repair of Anterior palatal fistula depending upon their size and presenting age, and also to anticipate the treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The series include study report of forty patients with secondary anterior palatal fistula post cleft palate repair, reported in a single unit during a duration of 3 years. All the cases were managed surgically under general anesthesia...
July 2016: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341953/giant-rhinophyma-a-rare-case-of-total-nasal-obstruction-and-restitutio-ad-integrum
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Andreas Wolter, Till Scholz, Jutta Liebau
Rhinophyma is considered the end stage in the development of rosacea, accompanied by hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands, which causes an enlargement of the nose. It is an uncommon condition that often results in both functional and cosmetic impairment. A large variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatments have been published to treat it. Closure is usually obtained by wound granulating in by secondary intention, skin grafting or local flaps. Rarely these lesions can attain a giant size and pose a challenge in surgical treatment...
March 24, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340389/minilaparotomy-without-general-anesthesia-for-the-treatment-of-sigmoid-volvulus-in-high-risk-patients-a-case-series-of-4-patients
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Ernesto L Enrique, Kareem A Hamdy
BACKGROUND: Sigmoid volvulus (SV) is a common cause of large bowel obstruction worldwide. Presenting symptoms can be nonspecific and varied amongst the elderly population, making medical and surgical management challenging. This population is at markedly increase risk of complications and mortality with surgery under general anesthesia. In this case series, we describe 4 cases of sigmoid volvulus in octogenarians. GOALS: To demonstrate that sigmoid colectomy under local anesthesia, with or without intravenous conscious sedation, is feasible and can be done safely and with a low rate of converting to a general anesthetic...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323671/codeine-and-opioid-metabolism-implications-and-alternatives-for-pediatric-pain-management
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Vidya Chidambaran, Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, Mohamed Mahmoud
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Use of perioperative opioids for surgical pain management of children presents clinical challenges because of concerns of serious adverse effects including life-threatening respiratory depression. This is especially true for children with history of obstructive sleep apnea. This review will explore current knowledge of clinically relevant factors and genetic polymorphisms that affect opioid metabolism and postoperative outcomes in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Within the past several years, an increasing number of case reports have illustrated clinically important respiratory depression, anoxic brain injuries and even death among children receiving appropriate weight-based dosages of codeine and other opioids for analgesia at home setting particularly following tonsillectomy...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301978/is-photodynamic-therapy-a-relevant-therapeutic-option-in-refractory-benign-familial-pemphigus-hailey-hailey-disease-a-series-of-eight-patients
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Maha Alsahli, Anca Debu, Celine Girard, Didier Bessis, Aurélie Du Thanh, Bernard Guillot, Olivier Dereure
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Treatment of benign familial pemphigus or Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD), a rare inherited condition associated with a significant impairment of quality of life, is often challenging and disappointing with frequent relapses and infectious complications. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) may offer new perspectives in this difficult setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eight patients with long-lasting HHD lesions refractory to multiple treatments were treated on at least one involved site with PDT using methyl-amino levulinate with a standardized protocol of three sessions of irradiation separated by 3-week intervals...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298796/anaesthetic-management-of-a-neuroectodermal-tumor-of-infancy-a-rare-case-report
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Pravin Ubale, Namita Baldwa, Pinakin Gujjar
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy is a relatively uncommon osteolytic-pigmented neoplasm that primarily affects the jaws of infants. We report a 5-month-old male child who presented with a swelling in the right upper tooth region of upper jaw in which we face difficult mask ventilation as well as difficult intubation. Wide surgical excision was performed under general anesthesia. The uneventful course of anesthesia in the presented case was due to the thorough systemic evaluation and careful anesthetic strategy...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277256/-anesthetic-considerations-for-awake-craniotomy-case-report
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Cassiano Hamacek de Freitas, Celso Homero Santos Oliveira, Daniel Câmara de Rezende, Joyce Romano, Henrique Rodrigues Lemos Silva, Ivana Mares Trivellato
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The conscious patient cooperation during neurological procedures has become necessary for the delimitation of areas to be managed by a neurosurgeon, with better results in the treatment of tumor lesions, vascular or epileptic foci, and sequelae minimization. The need for perioperative awareness (responsiveness to commands) challenges anesthesiologists to further ensure patient safety during the procedure. Several techniques have been described for this purpose...
October 26, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275495/resection-of-pulmonary-nodule-in-a-patient-with-subglottic-stenosis-under-modified-spontaneous-ventilation-anesthesia
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Jianfei Shen, Xuewei Chen, Lixia Liang, Kevin Phan, Jin-Shing Chen, Calvin S H Ng, Rene Horsleben Petersen, Diego González-Rivas, Jianxing He
Subglottic stenosis is an uncommon structural abnormality that can pose as a difficulty for patients undergoing surgery, and treatment is complex due to the special anatomical location. Pulmonary nodule resection in patients with subglottic stenosis is challenging and has not yet been reported. Here we present a case of pulmonary nodule resection in a patient with subglottic stenosis using uniportal thoracoscopy under spontaneous ventilation anesthesia (SVA). Compared with traditional double lumen endotracheal intubation, we believe this modified technique can significantly reduce airway trauma, and accelerate patient recovery...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265685/laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-in-a-patient-on-simvastatin-delayed-recovery-from-neuromuscular-blockade
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E E Abd El-Hakeem, A M Kaki, S A Almazlom, A J Alsayyad
Delayed recovery from anesthesia remains a very challenging subject for anesthesiologists. This case report describes the clinical course of delayed recovery from neuromuscular blockade after laparoscopic partial nephrectomy in a patient on simvastatin. The patient was hypertensive on regular treatment with oral captopril 25 mg twice daily and amlodipine 5 mg once daily and hypercholesterolemic on regular simvastatin 40 mg once daily with a normal electrocardiogram (ECG). All preoperative laboratory findings were within normal ranges...
March 6, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262592/bilateral-asymmetrical-hip-dislocation-with-one-side-obturator-intra-pelvic-dislocation-case-report
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Abdullah Saad Abdulfattah Abdullah, Ayman Abdelhady, Abduljabbar Alhammoud
INTRODUCTION: Hip dislocations usually occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents and require high energy trauma. Bilateral hip dislocations are rare compared to unilateral ones. Most reported cases are asymmetrical simultaneous bilateral anterior and posterior dislocations. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report describes a 32years female passenger who was involved in road traffic accident and had bilateral asymmetrical hip dislocations with one side posterior and the other side obturator intra-pelvic dislocation...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236012/application-of-a-computer-assisted-flexible-endoscope-system-for-transoral-surgery-of-the-hypopharynx-and-upper-esophagus
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Daniel T Friedrich, M O Scheithauer, J Greve, N Rotter, J Doescher, T K Hoffmann, P J Schuler
Zenker's diverticulum is a common pathology in the transition zone of the posterior hypopharynx and esophagus. Surgical treatment is routinely performed by ENT and general surgeons. Besides the traditional open transcervical diverticulectomy, the introduction of transoral rigid treatment led to a paradigm change and is now the preferred treatment option for patients who are fit for general anesthesia. The implementation of interventional flexible endoscopy has opened another new micro-invasive approach for patients with high morbidity...
February 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235534/case-reports-should-we-do-away-with-them
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Aynur Camkiran Firat, Coskun Araz, Zeynep Kayhan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There has been a gradual decline in the number of case reports published in leading medical journals in recent years. Since case reports are not highly cited they have an adverse effect on the journal impact factor. On the other hand sharing new experiences, challenges, or discoveries with colleagues is essential for medical community. Should case reports be eliminated from the journals or published only in journals devoted to case reports? DESIGN: Observational study...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223056/transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-using-lotus-valve-for-failed%C3%A2-surgical-bioprostheses
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Fausto Castriota, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari, Caterina Cavazza, Francesco Bedogni, Luca Testa, Matteo Montorfano, Mauro Del Giglio, Alberto Cremonesi
BACKGROUND: Patients with failed bioprostheses are an increasing population at high risk for redo surgery. Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a promising alternative but a limited number of first-generation devices have proven efficacy in all cases. METHODS: Patients with degenerated bioprostheses at high risk for redo surgery were included in the registry after being assigned to valve-in-valve intervention by a local heart team. Main basal and follow-up data (at 1 month and 6 months) of patients undergoing valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the Lotus valve system (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) in three high-volume Italian centers were entered in the registry...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221295/dynamic-intraductal-meibomian-probing-a-modified-approach-to-the-treatment-of-obstructive-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Zeba A Syed, Francis C Sutula
PURPOSE: Obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction is a leading cause of ocular morbidity and its treatment remains a challenge. Meibomian gland probing was initially described in 2010. Here, the authors describe a modified technique, dynamic intraductal meibomian probing, which offers several advantages over the traditional approach including increased magnification, greater eyelid stabilization, enhanced anesthesia, and easier identification of gland orifices through the expression of meibum...
February 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211128/staged-intraperitoneal-brachytherapy-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-an-adolescent-novel-anesthetic-challenges-for-pediatric-anesthetists
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Andrew D Weatherall, Tristan R Bennett, Mark Lovell, Winnie Fung, Jonathan de Lima
Newer techniques that have found a place in cancer management in adults are offered far less commonly in pediatric patients. We present a case of a patient with recurrent Wilms' tumor managed with a novel combination of cytoreductive surgery, intraperitoneal brachytherapy, and subsequent hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Each stage presents challenges that the pediatric anesthetist is unlikely to have faced before. Such cases require flexibility and thorough planning to manage the combination of major surgery, remote anesthesia with brachytherapy and hyperthermic chemotherapy with its potential for metabolic derangement, significant fluid shifts, analgesic care, and potential exposure of staff to cytotoxic agents...
April 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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