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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928592/the-journey-of-harmless-bullet-the-perioperative-care-of-penetrating-cardiac-injury
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Ahmad Abou-Leila, Gennadiy Voronov
Traumatic injuries to the heart contribute significantly to trauma are associated with high mortality. Cardiac gunshot wounds (GSW) are considered more lethal compared to other injuries and present several unique challenges to the anesthesia management and perioperative care. We are reporting a rare case of a trauma victim who survived a GSW to the heart. We will discuss the perioperative care of penetrating cardiac injuries, the role of the anesthesia team in resuscitation, safe anesthesia induction, cardiopulmonary bypass management, and the essential role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram imaging...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928590/arteriovenous-malformation-of-face-a-challenge-to-anesthesiologists
#2
S Neeta, Rammoorthi Rao, Madhusudan Upadya, P Keerthi
Arteriovenous (AV) malformations of the face are rare presentations. Endovascular coiling is one of the treatment modalities. We report a case of a 65-year-old lady who presented with a large AV malformation of the face located around the nasal bride and alae nasae posted for coiling under general anesthesia. Anesthetic management of the case was a challenge as it was an anticipated difficult airway situation. Furthermore, any pressure on the swelling can lead to rupture and hemorrhage as the skin above swelling was unhealthy...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895500/anesthetic-management-of-a-patient-with-tracheal-dehiscence-post-tracheal-resection-surgery
#3
Sang Kim, Maryna Khromava, Jeron Zerillo, George Silvay, Adam I Levine
We present a case of a patient with complete tracheal dehiscence and multiple false passages after recent tracheal resection and anastomosis. Loss of tracheal continuity after disruption of anastomosis with distal stump retraction presents a unique anesthetic challenge given lack of access to the trachea and the need for adequate anesthesia and analgesia for surgical neck dissection. Traditional airway management, including awake fiberoptic intubation, intubation via direct laryngoscopy, needle cricothyrotomy, and awake tracheostomy are not viable options...
September 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890066/ascending-aorta-endovascular-repair-of-a-symptomatic-penetrating-atherosclerotic-ulcer-with-a-custom-made-endo-graft
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Theodoros Kratimenos, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Dimitrios Tomais, Michalis Argiriou
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become lately the procedure of choice in the treatment of most pathologies of descending thoracic aorta. Aortic arch aneurysms also came to be treated by TEVAR with various hybrid techniques or custom made scalloped/fenestrated stent-grafts. Zone 0; ascending TEVAR is more challenging than TEVAR of the descending thoracic aorta or aortic arch because of the more complex pathology, hemodynamics, and anatomy. Ascending TEVAR can be a lifesaving treatment in selected high surgical risk patients...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874243/central-regional-anaesthesia-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-a-systematic-review
#5
Sofia Johansson, Morten Nikolaj Lind
INTRODUCTION: Aortic stenosis is a valvular lesion that poses several haemodynamic challenges for the anaesthesiologist. The use of central regional anaesthesia is traditionally regarded as contraindicated in patients with severe aortic stenosis due to its sympatholytic effect, potentially causing loss of vascular tone and ultimately diminished cardiac output. The aim of this paper was to review current literature to find evidence for or against the use of neuroaxial blockade in patients with aortic stenosis...
September 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851284/anesthetic-management-of-a-pediatric-patient-with-electron-transfer-flavoprotein-dehydrogenase-deficiency-etfdh-and-acute-appendicitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Emmanuel Lilitsis, Elisavet Astyrakaki, Evaggelos Blevrakis, Sofia Xenaki, George Chalkiadakis, Emmanuel Chrysos
BACKGROUND: Mitochondria are the energy producing organelles practically in every human cell except erythrocytes. Indeed mitochondria are widespread in high energy requiring organs like brain, heart and muscles. Currently there are no clinical trials supporting with clear evidence which is the most suitable surgical or anesthetic management of a patient with known mitochondrial disease presenting with surgical disorders. This condition poses possible hazardous problems to the medical attention of those patients...
August 29, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819468/paediatric-fractures-in-a-sub-saharan-tertiary-care-center-a-cohort-analysis-of-demographic-characteristics-clinical-presentation-therapeutic-patterns-and-outcomes
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Marc Leroy Guifo, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Blondel Nana Oumarou, Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh, Aristide Guy Bang, Aurelien Ndoumbe, Bonaventure Jemea, Maurice Aurelien Sosso
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric fractures are often of good prognosis due to auto-correction of insufficient fracture reduction by bone remodeling. In sub-Saharan Africa, traditional healers are renowned for managing fractures and there is a neglect for specialized pediatric fracture care. We aimed to determine the demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, treatment patterns and outcomes of paediatric fractures in a tertiary health care centre in Yaoundé. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of all consenting consecutive cases of fractures in patients younger than 16 years managed between January 2011 and June 2015 at the University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813172/rabbit-neutering-in-primary-care-education-insights-from-a-surgical-clinic
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Livia Benato, Jennifer Hammond
Involvement in canine and feline surgical neutering clinics is generally considered to be a key element of primary-care veterinary education, yet opportunities for veterinary students to develop their surgical skills with rabbit patients are uncommon. This is despite the fact that rabbits are currently estimated to be the third-most popular companion animal species and the fact that the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) recommends that all non-breeding rabbits be neutered soon after they attain sexual maturity...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810590/diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-of-cervical-macrocystic-lymphatic-malformations-in-infants
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Jing Ma, Ruan Biao, Fan Lou, Ken Lin, Ying-Qin Gao, Mei-Lan Wang, Yan-Li Yang, Tie-Song Zhang
The treatment of lymphatic malformations (LMs) represents a great clinical challenge. The present study reported on the treatment of 68 infants with cervical macrocystic LMs using surgical resection. The cases were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent pre-operative ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. Ultrasonograms showed that 24 cases were monolocular, 44 were multilocular, 16 had no echo, 20 had a uniform low-level echo and 32 had a non-uniform low-level echo...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776233/after-hour-versus-daytime-shifts-in-non-operating-room-anesthesia-environments-national-distribution-of-case-volume-patient-characteristics-and-procedures
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Rodney A Gabriel, Brittany N Burton, Mitchell H Tsai, Jesse M Ehrenfeld, Richard P Dutton, Richard D Urman
The objective of this study was to characterize workload during all hours of the day in the non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) environment and identify what type of patients and procedures were more likely to occur during after-hours. By investigating data from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry, we characterized the total number of ongoing NORA cases per hour of the day (0 - 23 h). Results were presented as the mean hour and standard error (SE). Multivariable logistic regression was applied to assess the association of various patient, procedural, and facility characteristics with time of day (after-hours = 17:01-06:59 local time versus day-time)...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735135/endoscope-assisted-abscess-drainage-secondary-to-endoscope-assisted-tlif-1-year-follow-up
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Karthik Madhavan, Steven Shelby Burks, Lee Onn Chieng, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Y Wang
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic discectomy and fusions have been gaining popularity in the recent past and are noted to be safe for its application in elderly population. It involves ultra-small incision for discectomy followed by placement of percutaneous screws in awake patients. Treatment of advanced spinal pathology using endoscope-assisted techniques are challenging. Although not common with endoscopic approach, post-operative infection can be problematic as there are no established guidelines on its management...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719391/pediatric-and-congenital-hand-transplantation
#12
Sandra Amaral, L Scott Levin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review the approach and challenges associated with pediatric hand transplantation, including new knowledge gleaned from our recent case of bilateral hand-forearm transplantation in an 8-year old child. RECENT FINDINGS: Bilateral heterologous hand-forearm transplantation was performed in a child with a prior kidney transplant in July 2015. The initial surgery necessitated a large team of experts in microvascular surgery, transplant surgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery as well as pediatric anesthesia...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690736/a-technique-for-non-deflating-balloon-catheter-removal-in-female-patients
#13
Eirini Giovannopoulou, Kostas Chondros
Removing a foley catheter can sometimes be a challenge, especially when it is related to non-deflating balloons which represent most of the cases. In female patients, due to their urethral anatomy, several techniques have been proposed for balloon puncture when other maneuvers have failed. We present a simple technique for non-deflating balloon catheter removal in an old female patient with a permanent indwelling foley catheter which required no anesthesia. The balloon was effectively punctured with minimal patient's discomfort...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688211/reducing-sedation-time-for-thyroplasty-with-arytenoid-adduction-with-sequential-anesthetic-technique
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Charles K Saadeh, Eric B Rosero, Girish P Joshi, Esra Ozayar, Ted Mau
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which a sequential anesthetic technique 1) shortens time under sedation for thyroplasty with arytenoid adduction (TP-AA), 2) affects the total operative time, and 3) changes the voice outcome compared to TP-AA performed entirely under sedation/analgesia. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: A new sequential anesthetic technique of performing most of the TP-AA surgery under general anesthesia (GA), followed by transition to sedation/analgesia (SA) for voice assessment, was developed to achieve smooth emergence from GA...
July 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680470/a-case-of-successfully-managed-pregnancy-in-a-patient-with-complex-cyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
#15
J Y Liu, W K Tan, E L Tan, J L Tan, L K Tan
Medical advances have increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease. However, cardiac disease in pregnancy carries significant maternal and fetal risks, posing enormous challenges to obstetricians. Cyanotic congenital heart disease is associated with maternal complications such as arrhythmias, thromboembolic events and death. Fetal complications include small for gestational age, miscarriage and prematurity. Cyanotic congenital heart disease patients who continue their pregnancies require holistic multidisciplinary team care with early and coordinated planning for delivery...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667866/a-case-that-illustrates-the-challenges-of-managing-pregnant-patients-with-antithrombin-deficiency-more-questions-than-answers
#16
Leslie Skeith, Andrew Aw, Julia Hews-Girard, Natalia Rydz
Using an illustrative case of a patient with antithrombin (AT) deficiency who developed a recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy despite therapeutic low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), we highlight what is known in the literature and address areas of controversy through a series of questions around the case. The questions we address include the role of anti-Xa monitoring for patients with past VTE on antepartum LMWH, what treatment regimen is recommended for pregnant patients who develop a recurrent VTE while on therapeutic anticoagulation, the role of antepartum AT concentrate prophylaxis, and the management of labor/delivery, epidural anesthesia and postpartum anticoagulation...
June 24, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652804/success-with-neurotropin-in-treating-pediatric-lower-extremity-pain-induced-by-spinal-cord-injury-after-epidural-anesthesia
#17
Mengye Zhu, Fuqing Zhou, Lingchao Li, Qin Yin, Mizhen Qiu, Yong Zhang
Spinal cord injury (SCI) complicated by epidural anesthesia, though rare, can result in neuropathic pain. However, the treatment for this kind of life-altering injury remains a challenge. A 7-year-old girl was referred with dyskinesia and severe pain in her right lower extremity due to an accidental SCI following lumbar puncture. After treatment with analgesics such as gabapentin, mecobalamin, and dexamethasone/methylprednisolone for 1 week, the myodynamia had improved, but progressive pain persisted. After treatment with neurotropin, a gradual decrease in visual analog scale score from 7 to 0 was observed...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651520/surgical-anesthesia-with-a-combination-of-t12-paravertebral-block-and-lumbar-plexus-sacral-plexus-block-for-hip-replacement-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-care-compliant-4-case-reports
#18
Xijian Ke, Ji Li, Yong Liu, Xi Wu, Wei Mei
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia management for patients with severe ankylosing spondylitis scheduled for total hip arthroplasty is challenging due to a potential difficult airway and difficult neuraxial block. We report 4 cases with ankylosing spondylitis successfully managed with a combination of lumbar plexus, sacral plexus and T12 paravertebral block. CASE PRESENTATION: Four patients were scheduled for total hip arthroplasty. All of them were diagnosed as severe ankylosing spondylitis with rigidity and immobilization of cervical and lumbar spine and hip joints...
June 26, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648141/anesthetic-management-of-spontaneous-cervical-epidural-hematoma-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
#19
Mehdi Samali, Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Achraf Tahri, Mustapha Bensghir, Charki Haimeur
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma during pregnancy is a quite rare event requiring emergent decompressive surgery in the majority of cases to prevent permanent neurological damage. Therefore, there is little data in the literature regarding anesthetic management of cervical localization during pregnancy. The potential for difficult airway management with the patient under general anesthesia is one of the major concerns that needs to be addressed to prevent further cord compression...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625424/scheduling-non-operating-room-anesthesia-cases-in-endoscopy-using-the-sandbox-analogy
#20
Mitchell H Tsai, Leah A Cipri, Stephen E O'Donnell, J Matthew Fisher, Dimitrios A Andritsos
STUDY OBJECTIVE: For many hospitals, the non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) workload continues to expand. We developed a new NORA scheduling process with shared block time - a sandbox - amongst all of the gastroenterology groups and measured the efficacy of the intervention using basic operating room management metrics. DESIGN: Prospective analysis, statistical process control. SETTING: Academic, rural hospital; endoscopy suite; postoperative recovery area...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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