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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107309/pain-management-in-obstetrics
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REVIEW
Jennifer G Hensley, Michelle R Collins, Claire L Leezer
Critical care clinicians may be called on to care for a laboring woman. Comprehension of the anatomic changes associated with pregnancy, and labor and birth, is essential. A working knowledge of the current options for pain management in labor, both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic, is necessary to facilitate patient-centered care. Pharmacologic options include intravenous or intramuscular agents, inhalational agents, and neuraxial anesthesia. Each modality has contraindications, risks, and benefits that must be considered when choosing the most appropriate method...
December 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922229/micrornas-as-clinical-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-tools-in-perioperative-medicine
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Simone Kreth, Max Hübner, Ludwig Christian Hinske
Over the past decade, evolutionarily conserved, noncoding small RNAs-so-called microRNAs (miRNAs)-have emerged as important regulators of virtually all cellular processes. miRNAs influence gene expression by binding to the 3'-untranslated region of protein-coding RNA, leading to its degradation and translational repression. In medicine, miRNAs have been revealed as novel, highly promising biomarkers and as attractive tools and targets for novel therapeutic approaches. miRNAs are currently entering the field of perioperative medicine, and they may open up new perspectives in anesthesia, critical care, and pain medicine...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870301/perioperative-pain-management-and-anesthesia-a-critical-component-to-rapid-recovery-total-joint-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Matthew W Russo, Nancy L Parks, William G Hamilton
Multimodal pain management has become the standard of care following total hip and knee replacement. The advantages include decreasing opioid consumption and its associated side effects, facilitating earlier mobilization, and faster return to function. An effective rapid recovery protocol includes the use of multiple different types of medications targeting each area of the pain pathway, preemptive analgesia, regional nerve blockade, and local infiltration analgesia.
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817531/bias-confounding-and-interaction-lions-and-tigers-and-bears-oh-my
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REVIEW
Thomas R Vetter, Edward J Mascha
Epidemiologists seek to make a valid inference about the causal effect between an exposure and a disease in a specific population, using representative sample data from a specific population. Clinical researchers likewise seek to make a valid inference about the association between an intervention and outcome(s) in a specific population, based upon their randomly collected, representative sample data. Both do so by using the available data about the sample variable to make a valid estimate about its corresponding or underlying, but unknown population parameter...
September 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744243/the-odyssey-of-dental-anxiety-from-prehistory-to-the-present-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Enrico Facco, Gastone Zanette
Dental anxiety (DA) can be considered as a universal phenomenon with a high prevalence worldwide; DA and pain are also the main causes for medical emergencies in the dental office, so their prevention is an essential part of patient safety and overall quality of care. Being DA and its consequences closely related to the fight-or-flight reaction, it seems reasonable to argue that the odyssey of DA began way back in the distant past, and has since probably evolved in parallel with the development of fight-or-flight reactions, implicit memory and knowledge, and ultimately consciousness...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733841/analgosedation-of-adult-patients-with-elevated-intracranial-pressure-survey-of-current-clinical-practice-in-austria
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Guenther Herzer, Claudia Mirth, Udo M Illievich, Wolfgang G Voelckel, Helmut Trimmel
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are key items in intensive care. Recently published S3 guidelines specifically address treatment of patients with elevated intracranial pressure. METHODS: The Austrian Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine carried out an online survey of neurointensive care units in Austria in order to evaluate the current state of practice in the areas of analgosedation and delirium management in this high-risk patient group...
July 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536837/controlled-sedation-with-midazolam-and-analgesia-with-nalbuphine-to-alleviate-pain-in-patients-undergoing-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation
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Michaël Peyrol, Jérémie Barraud, Jennifer Cautela, Baptiste Maille, Marc Laine, Laurent Bonello, Franck Thuny, Franck Paganelli, Frédéric Franceschi, Linda Koutbi, Samuel Levy
PURPOSE: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is an alternative to transvenous ICD to prevent sudden cardiac death. Subcutaneous ICD implantation frequently requires general anesthesia because of procedure nociceptive steps during creation of a large device pocket and lead tunneling. This study aims to determine if a strategy of operator-guided controlled sedation with midazolam and analgesia with nalbuphine is effective in alleviating pain during S-ICD implantation...
August 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390605/association-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-symptoms-with-early-postoperative-analgesic-requirement-in-pediatric-ambulatory-surgical-patients
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Kamie Yang, Anne Baetzel, Wilson T Chimbira, Yuliya Yermolina, Paul I Reynolds, Olubukola O Nafiu
INTRODUCTION: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) symptoms are associated with increased rates of opioid-induced respiratory depression as well as enhanced nociception. Consequently, practitioners often withhold or administer lower intraoperative doses of opioids out of concern for postoperative respiratory depression. Therefore, SDB may be a critical determinant of analgesic requirement in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). We investigated whether preoperative SDB classification was independently associated with need for PACU analgesic intervention in a cross-sectional sample of 985 children who underwent elective, painful ambulatory surgical procedures...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377836/scientific-publication-performance-of-turkish-anaesthesia-clinics-in-high-impact-factor-international-journals-between-2005-and-2014-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Hüseyin Oğuz Yılmaz, Rovnat Babazade, Oğuz Alp Turan, Betül Babazade, Onur Koyuncu, Alparslan Turan
OBJECTIVE: International scientific publication productivity is a tangible indicator for the accuracy of scientific policies. The quality of scientific publications is not increasing despite the fast increase in the publication count in Turkey. The international publication activities of Turkish anaesthesia clinics have not been previously explored. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the high quality scientific productivity of Turkish anesthesia clinics within the last 10 years. METHODS: We searched for studies conducted by anaesthesiologists in Turkey within the last 10 years and published in journals listed under the medical subject categories of anaesthesiology and critical care using 'Thomson Reuters InCites' and PubMed databases...
February 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298774/a-survey-on-awareness-about-the-role-of-anesthesia-and-anesthesiologists-among-the-patients-undergoing-surgeries-in-a-tertiary-care-teaching-women-and-children-hospital
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Vinay Marulasiddappa, H N Nethra
BACKGROUND: Although anesthesiology has grown tremendously and although anesthesiologists play a crucial role in the perioperative management of patients and also outside operating theater (OT) such as critical care, pain clinic, and labor analgesia, they do not get due recognition. We conducted a study to assess the awareness about the role of anesthesia and anesthesiologists among patients scheduled to undergo surgery in a Government Tertiary Care Teaching Women and Children Hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828796/perioperative-anesthesia-care-and-tumor-progression
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REVIEW
Mir W Sekandarzad, André A J van Zundert, Philipp B Lirk, Chris W Doornebal, Markus W Hollmann
This narrative review discusses the most recent up-to-date findings focused on the currently available "best clinical practice" regarding perioperative anesthesia care bundle factors and their effect on tumor progression. The main objective is to critically appraise the current literature on local anesthetics, regional outcome studies, opioids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and their ability to decrease recurrence in patients undergoing cancer surgery. A brief discussion of additional topical perioperative factors relevant to the anesthesiologist including volatile and intravenous anesthetics, perioperative stress and anxiety, nutrition, and immune stimulation is included...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490604/sedation-and-analgesia-in-pediatric-cardiac-critical-care
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REVIEW
Viviane G Nasr, James A DiNardo
OBJECTIVES: This review will focus on the pharmacokinetics (with an emphasis on the context-sensitive half-time), pharmacodynamics, and hemodynamic characteristics of the most commonly used sedative/hypnotic, analgesic, and IV anesthetics used in cardiac intensive care. In addition, the assessment of pain and agitation and withdrawal will be reviewed. DATA SOURCE: MEDLINE, PubMed. CONCLUSIONS: Children in the cardiac ICU often require one or more components of general anesthesia: analgesia, amnesia (sedation and hypnosis), and muscle relaxation to facilitate mechanical ventilation, to manage postoperative pain, to perform necessary procedures, and to alleviate fear and anxiety...
August 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27171143/pain-and-laboratory-animals-publication-practices-for-better-data-reproducibility-and-better-animal-welfare
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Larry Carbone, Jamie Austin
Scientists who perform major survival surgery on laboratory animals face a dual welfare and methodological challenge: how to choose surgical anesthetics and post-operative analgesics that will best control animal suffering, knowing that both pain and the drugs that manage pain can all affect research outcomes. Scientists who publish full descriptions of animal procedures allow critical and systematic reviews of data, demonstrate their adherence to animal welfare norms, and guide other scientists on how to conduct their own studies in the field...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27110536/comparison-of-two-pain-assessment-tools-facial-expression-and-critical-care-pain-observation-tool-in-intubated-patients-after-cardiac-surgery
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Majid Kiavar, Rasoul Azarfarin, Ziae Totonchi, Fatemeh Tavakoli, Azin Alizadehasl, Mitra Teymouri
BACKGROUND: Critical-care patients are at higher risk of untreated pain, because they are often unable to communicate owing to altered mental status, tracheal intubation and sedation. OBJECTIVES: This study compared two pain assessment tools on tracheal intubated critically ill patients in a cardiac post-anesthesia care unit, who were unable to communicate verbally. The studied tools were "critical-care pain observation tool (CPOT)" and "facial expression (FE)"...
February 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27108818/a-comparative-study-between-propofol-and-etomidate-in-patients-under-general-anesthesia
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Supriya Aggarwal, Vipin Kumar Goyal, Shashi Kala Chaturvedi, Vijay Mathur, Birbal Baj, Alok Kumar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Induction of anesthesia is a critical part of anesthesia practice. Sudden hypotension, arrhythmias, and cardiovascular collapse are threatening complications following injection of induction agent in hemodynamically unstable patients. It is desirable to use a safe agent with fewer adverse effects for this purpose. Present prospective randomized study is designed to compare propofol and etomidate for their effect on hemodynamics and various adverse effects on patients in general anesthesia...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26993408/-a-comparative-study-between-propofol-and-etomidate-in-patients-under-general-anesthesia
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Supriya Aggarwal, Vipin Kumar Goyal, Shashi Kala Chaturvedi, Vijay Mathur, Birbal Baj, Alok Kumar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Induction of anesthesia is a critical part of anesthesia practice. Sudden hypotension, arrhythmias, and cardiovascular collapse are threatening complications following injection of induction agent in hemodynamically unstable patients. It is desirable to use a safe agent with fewer adverse effects for this purpose. Present prospective randomized study is designed to compare propofol and etomidate for their effect on hemodynamics and various adverse effects on patients in general anesthesia...
May 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26992643/pediatric-transport-medicine-and-the-dawn-of-the-pediatric-anesthesiology-and-critical-care-medicine-subspecialty-an-interview-with-pioneer-dr-alvin-hackel
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Christine L Mai, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Aubrey Maze, Fatima Noorulla, Myron Yaster
Dr. Alvin 'Al' Hackel (1932-) Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been an influential pioneer in shaping the scope and practice of pediatric anesthesia. His leadership helped to formally define the subspecialty of pediatric anesthesiology ('who is a pediatric anesthesiologist?') and the importance of specialization and regionalization of expertise in both patient transport and perioperative care. His enduring impact on pediatric anesthesia and critical care practice was recognized in 2006 by the American Academy of Pediatrics when it bestowed upon him the profession's highest lifetime achievement award, the Robert M...
May 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26855897/critical-care-of-obese-patients-during-and-after-spine-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Hossein Elgafy, Ryan Hamilton, Nicholas Peters, Daniel Paull, Ali Hassan
Obesity is one of the most prevalent health problems facing the United States today, with a recent JAMA article published in 2014 estimating the prevalence of one third of all adults in the United States being obese. Also, due to technological advancements, the incidence of spine surgeries is growing. Considering these overall increases in both obesity and the performance of spinal surgeries, it can be inferred that more spinal surgery candidates will be obese. Due to this, certain factors must be taken into consideration when dealing with spine surgeries in the obese...
February 4, 2016: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26803698/outcome-of-noncardiac-surgery-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-performed-outside-a-cardiac-center
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Shermayne M Ng, Xi Jin, Robert Yates, Anthony W R Kelsall
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the outcome of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing noncardiac surgery requiring general anesthesia (GA) in a tertiary pediatric center between January 2010 and December 2012. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case note review of children <16years of age with confirmed CHD undergoing a surgical or interventional procedure requiring GA was performed. Patients were categorized into three risk groups according to White and Peyton's anesthetic risk classification of children with CHD undergoing noncardiac surgery [Critical Care and Pain 2012;12:17-22]...
February 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26712962/anesthesiologist-the-silent-force-behind-the-scene
#20
REVIEW
Rajan Verma, Brij Mohan, Joginder Pal Attri, Veena Chatrath, Anju Bala, Manjit Singh
The Anesthesiologist provides continuous medical care before, during, and after operation to permit the surgeons to perform surgeries; sometimes quite challenging that could otherwise cause substantial threats to the patient's survival. Anesthesiologists, because of their combination of skills are uniquely qualified to care for dying patients suffering from end diseases like cancer. These skills include knowledge of analgesic and sedative pharmacology for the management of pain, awareness of perceptual alterations along with well-known skills in drug titration and experience with critically ill and highly anxious, often agitated patients under stressful circumstances...
September 2015: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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