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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769505/efficacy-of-0-5-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-with-dexamethasone-versus-0-5-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-alone-in-spinal-anaesthesia-for-patient-undergoing-lower-abdominal-urological-and-lower-limb-orthopedic-surgeries
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M M Haque, M A Aleem, F H Haque, A B Siddique, R Afrose
Spinal anaesthesia with local anaesthetics has limited duration. Different additives have been used to prolong spinal anaesthesia. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of adding dexamethasone to bupivacaine in spinal anaesthesia specially whether it would prolong the duration of sensory block/ surgical analgesia and post-operative analgesia/pain free period or not. This randomized, prospective, double-blind, clinical study was conducted in the Department of Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Critical Care of Combined Military Hospital, Chittagong from October 2016 to August 2017...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753669/does-the-weekend-effect-for-postoperative-mortality-stand-up-to-scrutiny-association-for-cardiothoracic-anesthesia-and-critical-care-cohort-study-of-110-728-cardiac-surgical-patients
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Olympia Papachristofi, Andrew A Klein, John Mackay, Samer Nashef, Nick S Fletcher, Linda D Sharples
OBJECTIVE: Ongoing debate focuses on whether patients admitted to the hospital on weekends have higher mortality than those admitted on weekdays. Whether this apparent "weekend effect" reflects differing patient risk, care quality differences, or inadequate adjustment for risk during analysis remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the existence of a "weekend effect" for risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected cardiac registry data...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701421/rapid-pacing-for-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-a-case-report
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Hugo Silva, Andreia Fernandes, João Rodrigues, Daniel Brandão, Manuela Vieira, Catarina Celestino
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular aortic interventions are suitable alternatives to open surgery, being less invasive and having lower mortality and complications. Accurate positioning of the stent graft is a critical point because of systolic thrush. Techniques used to prevent it include pharmacological (antihypertensive drugs, nitroglycerin, adenosine) and mechanical methods (temporary caval occlusion by balloon). Rapid Right Ventricular Pacing (RRVP) is an emerging alternative with good patient tolerance and low level of complications...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680811/does-the-age-of-acute-care-physicians-impact-their-1-crisis-management-performance-and-2-learning-after-simulation-based-education-a-protocol-for-a-multicentre-prospective-cohort-study-in-toronto-and-ottawa-canada
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Fahad Alam, Vicki R LeBlanc, Alan Baxter, Jordan Tarshis, Dominique Piquette, Yuqi Gu, Caroline Filipkowska, Ashley Krywenky, Nicole Kester-Greene, Pierre Cardinal, Shelly Au, Sandy Lam, Sylvain Boet, Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials Group
INTRODUCTION: The proportion of older acute care physicians (ACPs) has been steadily increasing. Ageing is associated with physiological changes and prospective research investigating how such age-related physiological changes affect clinical performance, including crisis resource management (CRM) skills, is lacking. There is a gap in the literature on whether physician's age influences baseline CRM performance and also learning from simulation. We aim to investigate whether ageing is associated with baseline CRM skills of ACPs (emergency, critical care and anaesthesia) using simulated crisis scenarios and to assess whether ageing influences learning from simulation-based education...
April 21, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603729/analysis-of-the-distribution-and-scholarly-output-from-national-institute-of-academic-anaesthesia-niaa-research-grants
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K El-Boghdadly, A B Docherty, A A Klein
The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) was founded in 2008 to lead a UK strategy for developing academic anaesthesia. We aimed to assess the distribution of applications and quantify the academic returns of NIAA-supported research grants, as this has hitherto not been analysed. We sought data on the baseline characteristics of all grant applicants and recipients. Every grant recipient from 2008 to 2015 was contacted to ascertain the status of their supported research projects. We also examined Google Scholar, Scopus® database and InCites Journal Citation Reports for citation, author and journal metrics, respectively...
March 30, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569453/the-safety-of-paediatric-dentistry-procedures-under-general-anaesthesia-a-five-year-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center
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A K Bartella, C Lechner, M Kamal, J Steegmann, F Hölzle, B Lethaus
AIM: Frequently general anaesthesia (GA) is used to treat noncompliant children. Especially in children with morbid diseases general anaesthesia can be a challenging procedure for anaesthetists. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the risks and adverse reactions with a special focus on the impact of existing medication conditions and syndromes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: and methods Records of children up to 10 years of age, who were admitted for paediatric dentistry procedures under GA from January 2011 to December 2016 at the University Hospital of the University of Aachen (Germany), were reviewed...
March 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559211/tracheotomy-in-the-intensive-care-unit-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel-the-french-intensive-care-society-and-the-french-society-of-anaesthesia-and-intensive-care-medicine
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Jean-Louis Trouillet, Olivier Collange, Fouad Belafia, François Blot, Gilles Capellier, Eric Cesareo, Jean-Michel Constantin, Alexandre Demoule, Jean-Luc Diehl, Pierre-Grégoire Guinot, Franck Jegoux, Erwan L'Her, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Yazine Mahjoub, Julien Mayaux, Hervé Quintard, François Ravat, Sébastien Vergez, Julien Amour, Max Guillot
Tracheotomy is widely used in intensive care units, albeit with great disparities between medical teams in terms of frequency and modality. Indications and techniques are, however, associated with variable levels of evidence based on inhomogeneous or even contradictory literature. Our aim was to conduct a systematic analysis of the published data in order to provide guidelines. We present herein recommendations for the use of tracheotomy in adult critically ill patients developed using the grading of recommendations assessment, development and evaluation (GRADE) method...
March 17, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464690/bis-monitoring-versus-clinical-assessment-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-and-resource-utilization
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REVIEW
Rajesh M Shetty, Antonio Bellini, Dhuleep S Wijayatilake, Mark A Hamilton, Rajesh Jain, Sunil Karanth, ArunKumar Namachivayam
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to intensive care and on mechanical ventilation, are administered sedative and analgesic drugs to improve both their comfort and interaction with the ventilator. Optimizing sedation practice may reduce mortality, improve patient comfort and reduce cost. Current practice is to use scales or scores to assess depth of sedation based on clinical criteria such as consciousness, understanding and response to commands. However these are perceived as subjective assessment tools...
February 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443725/pediatric-anesthesia-after-apricot-anaesthesia-practice-in-children-observational-trial-who-should-do-it
#9
Walid Habre
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review highlights the requirements for harmonization of training, certification and continuous professional development and discusses the implications for anesthesia management of children in Europe. RECENT FINDINGS: A large prospective cohort study, Anaesthesia PRactice In Children Observational Trial (APRICOT), revealed a high incidence of perioperative severe critical events and a large variability of anesthesia practice across 33 European countries...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397116/prevention-of-arterial-hypotension-after-spinal-anaesthesia-using-vena-cava-ultrasound-to-guide-fluid-management
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S Ceruti, L Anselmi, B Minotti, D Franceschini, J Aguirre, A Borgeat, A Saporito
BACKGROUND: Significant hypotension is frequent after spinal anaesthesia and fluid administration as therapy is usually empirical. Inferior vena cava (IVC) ultrasound (US) is effective to assess fluid responsiveness in critical care patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the IVCUS-guided volume optimization to prevent post-spinal hypotension. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, cohort study, 160 patients scheduled for surgery under spinal anaesthesia were randomized into a study group (IVCUS-group), consisting of an IVCUS analysis before spinal anaesthesia with IVCUS-guided volume management and a control group (group C) with no IVCUS assessment...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393492/dexmedetomidine-impairs-p%C3%A2-glycoprotein%C3%A2-mediated-efflux-function-in-l02-cells-via-the-adenosine-5-%C3%A2-monophosphate%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinase-nuclear-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Guo-Rong He, Xiao-Kun Lin, Yong-Biao Wang, Cong-De Chen
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) a type of the anaesthetic that has been widely used in anaesthesia and intensive care. However, whether DEX affects the pharmacokinetics of drugs remains elusive. As hepatic P‑glycoprotein (P‑gp) serves a critical role in the disposition of drugs, the present study aimed to address whether P‑gp function could be affected by DEX in vitro. In the present study, L02 cells (a normal human liver cell line) were exposed to DEX for 24 h and P‑gp function was evaluated by the intracellular accumulation of Rhodamine 123...
April 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313906/respiratory-complications-of-anaesthesia
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REVIEW
G H Mills
Postoperative pulmonary complications are a major determinant of outcome for patients and consume huge resources within hospital, particularly in critical care. Prediction and anticipation of postoperative pulmonary complications are vital for patient selection and, in some cases, for informed patient consent. Being able to assess the likelihood of postoperative pulmonary complications also allows research into methods to reduce them by allowing allocation of patients to the appropriate arms of research trials...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286270/landmark-lecture-on-cardiac-intensive-care-and-anaesthesia-continuum-and-conundrums
#13
Peter C Laussen
Cardiac anesthesia and critical care provide an important continuum of care for patients with congenital heart disease. Clinicians in both areas work in complex environments in which the interactions between humans and technology is critical. Understanding our contributions to outcomes (modifiable risk) and our ability to perceive and predict an evolving clinical state (low failure-to-predict rate) are important performance metrics. Improved methods for capturing continuous physiologic signals will allow for new and interactive approaches to data visualization, and for sophisticated and iterative data modeling that will help define a patient's phenotype and response to treatment (precision physiology)...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233755/postoperative-fasting-after-general-anaesthesia-a-survey-of-french-anaesthesiology-practices
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Sylvain Le Pape, Matthieu Boisson, Thibault Loupec, Fabien Vigneau, Bertrand Debaene, Denis Frasca
BACKGROUND: Preoperative fasting is well codified worldwide. In contrast, the literature on the postoperative fasting (POF) is scarce, leading to potentially wide discrepancies among anaesthesiology practices. This survey assessed French POF practices. METHODS: From March 2013 to January 2014, a survey was conducted among anaesthesiologists, members of the French Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (SFAR). The POF durations of either fluid or solid food intake was assessed according to airway management procedures (endotracheal intubation [EI] or laryngeal mask [LMA]) and age of the patients (adult or paediatric)...
December 9, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222034/management-of-invasive-candidiasis-and-candidaemia-in-critically-ill-adults-expert-opinion-of-the-european-society-of-anaesthesia-intensive-care-scientific-subcommittee
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REVIEW
R-A O'Leary, S Einav, M Leone, K Madách, C Martin, I Martin-Loeches
OBJECTIVE: The global burden of invasive fungal disease is increasing. Candida albicans remains the leading cause of fungal bloodstream infections, although non-albicans candidal infections are emerging. Areas of controversy regarding diagnosis and management are hampering our ability to respond effectively to this evolving threat. The purpose of this narrative review is to address current controversies and provide recommendations to supplement guidelines. DIAGNOSIS OF INVASIVE CANDIDIASIS: Diagnosis of invasive candidiasis requires a combination of diagnostic tests and patient risk factors...
April 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210033/strategies-for-the-prevention-of-airway-complications-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
T M Cook
Despite being infrequent, complications of airway management remain an important contributor to morbidity and mortality during anaesthesia and care of the critically ill. Developments in the last three decades have made anaesthesia safer, and this has been mirrored in the equipment and techniques available for airway management. Modern technology including novel oxygenation modalities, widespread availability of capnography, second-generation supraglottic airway devices and videolaryngoscopy provide the tools to make airway management safer still...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175318/effectiveness-of-a-blended-learning-course-and-flipped-classroom-in-first-year-anaesthesia-training
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Antoine Marchalot, Bertrand Dureuil, Benoit Veber, Jean-Luc Fellahi, Jean-Luc Hanouz, Hervé Dupont, Emmanuel Lorne, Jean-Louis Gerard, Vincent Compère
BACKGROUND: Blended learning, which combines internet-based platform and lecturing, is used in anaesthesiology and critical care teaching. However, the benefits of this method remain unclear. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, multicentre, non-randomised work between 2007 and 2014 to study the effect of blended learning on the results of first year anaesthesia and critical care residents in comparison with traditional teaching. Blended learning was implemented in Rouen University Hospital in 2011 and residents affiliated to this university corresponded as the blended learning group...
November 22, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171247/care-of-patients-undergoing-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-critical-care
#18
Susan Elliott, Nicola Morrell-Scott
There are several reasons why mechanical ventilation - the use of an artificial device to assist a patient to breathe - may be initiated, for example to enable general anaesthesia for patients undergoing surgery, and for those with a compromised airway or respiratory failure. It is important that critical care nurses have the skills and knowledge to care for patients who are undergoing weaning from mechanical ventilation. This is to ensure that patients are weaned safely and as soon as possible, to improve their outcomes and avoid an increase in patient mortality and morbidity through complications that can arise such as airway trauma and ventilator-associated pneumonia...
November 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161399/global-lessons-developing-military-trauma-care-and-lessons-for-civilian-practice
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T Woolley, J A Round, M Ingram
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have helped to shape the modern Defence Medical Services. Many lessons were learnt including the need for rapid haemorrhage control, senior decision-making and the evolution of deployed transfusion support. These changes were implemented simultaneously with a coherent, end-to-end medical plan from point of wounding through to rehabilitation. Implementation of the medical plan is harmonious with the NHS trauma pathway, and is key to ensuring effective delivery. Military anaesthetists have a long pre-deployment training pathway starting with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in anaesthesia and/or critical care, and with an emphasis on military skills related to their specific role...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156486/-update-in-obstetric-anesthesia-tried-and-trusted-methods-controversies-and-new-perspectives
#20
Peter Kranke, Thorsten Annecke, Dorothee H Bremerich, Daniel Chappell, Thierry Girard, Wiebke Gogarten, Robert Hanß, Lutz Kaufner, Sophie Neuhaus, Tobias Ninke, Thomas Standl, Stefan Weber, Yvonne Jelting, Thomas Volk
Since 1975, a plethora of lectures within the context of annual meetings relevant for the clinical care has been summarized in "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" by the society for Obstetric anesthesia and Perinatology which can be recommended to everyone interested in anaesthesiology in the delivery room. After the death of Gerard W. Ostheimer, Professor of Anaesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, it became renamed the Gerard W. Ostheimer "what's new in obstetric anesthesia" lecture to honor his contributions to regional anesthesia and obstetric anaesthesia...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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