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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161397/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-the-united-kingdom-an-exemplar-for-the-role-of-anaesthetists-in-perioperative-medicine
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S J Howell
The past two decades have seen an increasing recognition that the delivery of safe surgery with low complication rates and good long-term outcomes is a team endeavour embracing the whole patient care pathway. The key role of the anaesthetist in managing the patient through the surgical process is widely understood and has driven the emergence of perioperative medicine. In parallel with these developments there has been a sea change in the organisation of the care of patients presenting for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137581/evidence-of-malignant-hyperthermia-in-patients-administered-triggering-agents-before-malignant-hyperthermia-susceptibility-identified-missed-opportunities-prior-to-diagnosis
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T Y Chan, T F Bulger, K M Stowell, R L Gillies, E E Langton, N E Street, N A Pollock
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a hypermetabolic disorder of skeletal muscle triggered almost exclusively by potent inhalational agents and suxamethonium. Signs of an MH reaction are non-specific and may be confused with the presentation of other problems such as sepsis and overheating of a patient. A high index of suspicion is needed to be aware of an early presentation of MH. Nine patients are presented who showed abnormal signs with an earlier anaesthetic where the possible diagnosis of an MH reaction was missed...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133271/rescue-transtracheal-jet-ventilation-during-difficult-intubation-in-patients-with-upper-airway-cancer
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G Bouroche, C Motamed, J M de Guibert, D Hartl, J L Bourgain
INTRODUCTION: The failure rates of intubation and/or mask ventilation are higher in patients with neck or upper airway disease. To ensure oxygenation, Rescue Trans-Tracheal Jet ventilation (RTTJV) may be used. In this critical situation, a high rate of complications has been reported. The aim of this study was to report RTTJV performed by a jet ventilator with an end-expiratory pressure control in an experienced institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a computerised database of 63905 anaesthesia cases, the anaesthetic reports of patients who underwent emergency RTTJV during intubation were studied retrospectively...
November 10, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132118/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-the-female-urethra-report-of-a-rare-neoplasm-of-the-urinary-tract
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Namita Bhutani, Pradeep Kajal, Devendra Pawar
INTRODUCTION: Melanoma is a malignant tumor that can affect any area of the anatomical economy. Its occurance in the female urethra is extremely rare. We report a case of primary malignant urethral melanoma developed in an elderly female patient. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 70 years old female presented with dysuria, poor stream, gross haematuria, intermittent blood spots, and a painful mass. On physical examination, there were no suspicious lesions on the skin. On external genital examination, a lesion at the level of the urethral meatus was observed...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131086/intracranial-epidural-haematoma-following-surgical-removal-of-a-giant-lumbosacral-schwannoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jakob Nemir, Vjerislav Peterković, Ines Trninić, Ivan Domazet, Hrvoje Barić, Miroslav Vukić
Postoperative intracranial epidural haematoma (EDH) is an extremely rare complication following spinal surgery, with only a handful of cases described in the literature. We report the case of a 16-year-old girl who underwent a successful subtotal resection of a giant lumbosacral schwannoma (L2-S2 level). Recovery from general anaesthesia was uneventful; however, her neurological status deteriorated rapidly within 24 h after surgery. A head computed tomography scan revealed a large right frontoparietal EDH with midline shift...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125177/surgical-management-of-impalement-injuries-to-the-trunk-of-dogs-a-multicentre-retrospective-study
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M Matiasovic, Z J Halfacree, A Moores, P Nelissen, S Woods, B Dean, G Chanoit, D C Barnes
OBJECTIVES: To review a large series of dogs referred for treatment of traumatic impalement injuries to the thorax and/or abdomen and to report aetiologies, injury characteristics, management and long-term outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Previously collected data on dogs that were surgically treated for impalement injuries to the trunk at six veterinary specialist referral institutions in the UK over an 11-year period were reviewed. Data included patient signalment, physiological variables, injury-specific variables, diagnostic imaging reports, surgical procedures undertaken, duration of hospitalisation, antibiotic use, complications and outcomes...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125001/hypoxia-due-to-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-edwards-syndrome-a-case-report
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Sun Kyung Hoon, Seung-Woo Kang, Sang-Hyun Kwak, Joungmin Kim
Edwards' syndrome also known as trisomy 18 is a congenital disorder associated with cardiovascular issues including ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent duct arteriosus (PDA). An emergency colostomy was performed on a neonate born with an imperforate anus. Pre-operative transthoracic echocardiography showed presence of VSD, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or ASD. Even though the baby had a good general condition and optimal peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), during positive pressure ventilation, she suffered severe hypoxia (50% SpO2)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118669/glomangiomyoma-of-the-neck-in-a-child-in-nepal-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bishow Tulachan, Buddha Nath Borgohain
Background: Glomangiomyoma is a rare histological variant of glomus tumour. Clinically, it mimicks as a haemangioma and is challenging to diagnose. Its occurrence in the neck of a child has not been previously described. Case presentation: A 3 year old girl presented with the complaints of painless progressive neck swelling in the right side for one and half year. Sonography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT neck angiography and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) were suggestive of vacular malformation i...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114415/effect-of-low-dose-remifentanil-on-postoperative-pain-relief-and-heart-rate-variability-in-post-anaesthesia-care-unit
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Shynma Uchida, Yuji Kadoi, Shigeru Saito
Objective: Several reports have shown the negligible adverse effects of low-dose remifentanil on the autonomic nervous system. We propose that the administration of low-dose remifentanil would be beneficial without adverse respiratory and hemodynamic effects. This study aimed to examine the effects of low-dose remifentanil on postoperative pain relief and heart rate variability (HRV) after surgery. Methods: In total, 20 patients, who underwent breast cancer surgery, were analysed for HRV in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU)...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106786/iatrogenic-perforation-of-hypopharynx-as-a-cause-of-severe-descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-a-case-report
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The authors present a case report of severe descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) etiologically of unrecognized traumatic endotracheal intubation with hypopharynx-esophageal junction perforation. Patient was treated inadequately for seven days in local hospital what was the cause of sepsis progression into the septic shock with multiorgan dysfunction syndrome. Patient was transferred to specialized hospital and was immediately operated in general anaesthesia - combined transcervical approach and lateral thoracotomy was used for mediastinal drainage and debridement...
October 6, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102296/sacral-neuromodulation-for-faecal-incontinence-10-years-experience-at-a-scottish-tertiary-centre
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Hoey Koh, Stephen McSorley, Sarah Hunt, Martha Quinn, Graham MacKay, John Anderson
INTRODUCTION: Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is increasingly popular in the management of faecal incontinence. This paper reports the first 10-year experience of SNS in the management of faecal incontinence at a tertiary referral centre. Data was collected in a prospectively maintained database. RESULTS: In total 130 patients were referred. The majority were women (94%) under 75-year-old (98%). Seven patients were found to have full-thickness rectal prolapse at the initial work-up and proceeded to rectopexy...
October 25, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098903/scaphoid-instability-caused-by-a-giant-cell-tumour-of-the-tendon-sheath-a-case-report
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Yanjun Wang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Genwang Pei, Xianshang Zeng, Deng Chen, Yonggang Zuo, Weiguang Yu, Zhe Ge, Xinchao Zhang
Giant-cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) is a soft tissue tumour that may invade bone, causing an intrinsic osseous lesion or instability on radiographs. A case with scaphoid instability caused by a histologically-confirmed neighbouring GCTTS has rarely been described in the literature. No definite and radical method is available for the treatment of GCTTS. This report describes an unusual case of a 22-year-old woman who previously experienced a GCTTS in her right elbow, which was removed 10 years earlier...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067943/transoral-endoscopic-total-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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T Sivakumar, R A Amizhthu
Conventional open thyroidectomy is often associated with post-operative complications including nerve damage, voice disturbances, paraesthesias, adhesions and prominent scarring. Several endoscopic surgical techniques have been reported as alternatives to conventional thyroidectomy. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery is a promising approach which leaves no scar, produces few complications and affords faster discharge from care. Several studies have explored its utility in total thyroidectomy in patients with benign or malignant thyroid disease...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064530/epiduralkateter-med-knut-%C3%A3-r-en-ovanlig-komplikation-alltf%C3%A3-r-l%C3%A3-ng-inmatning-%C3%A3-kar-risken-%C3%A2-4%C3%A2-5-cm-rekommenderas
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Lovisa Baer Eriksson, Anna Borglund-Hemph, Jan Jakobsson
Knot on the epidural catheter, a rare complication: a case report A 30-year 1-grava woman received an epidural for labor pain. Insertion was uncomplicated and she had an effective analgesia. The epidural was successfully converted to epidural anaesthesia for Caesarean section. The epidural was removed 24 hours thereafter. The mother was lying and trying to curve the back during removal. It was initially easy to pull but after some centimeters it became difficult. The mother was asked to curve further and pulling continued...
October 23, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063607/spinal-or-general-anaesthesia-for-lower-limb-amputation-in-peripheral-artery-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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M Niskakangas, S Dahlbacka, J Liisanantti, M Vakkala, T Kaakinen
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to determine which method of anaesthesia (spinal anaesthesia or general anaesthesia) is better in reducing post-operative analgesic requirements in patients undergoing major limb amputation for lower-limb ischaemia. Another aim was to find out if anaesthesiologists use neuraxial anaesthesia in high-risk patients despite abnormal coagulation profile or use of anticoagulation. METHODS: The study was a retrospective cohort study...
October 24, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062480/in-hospital-surgical-treatment-for-haemorrhage-after-aesthetic-mandibular-osteotomy-performed-as-an-office-based-day-surgery-a-case-report
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Kosuke Kanke, Takahiro Abe, Masanobu Abe, Yoshiyuki Mori, Kazuto Hoshi, Tsuyoshi Takato
In East Asia, a square face is considered unattractive, and mandibular contouring surgery is commonly used to give a smooth contour to the lower jaw. Mandibular contouring surgery occasionally involves not only osteotomy of the mandibular angle but also resection of the masseter muscle via an intraoral approach. This type of mandibular contouring surgery poses a risk of injury to the premasseteric branch of the facial artery and massive haemorrhage. Here we report a patient who presented to our hospital with severe haemorrhage, swelling and airway constriction after bilateral mandibular angle and plane osteotomy with resection of the masseter muscle performed elsewhere as an office-based day surgery...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045971/-technical-improvement-in-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-living-donor-nephrectomy-report-of-193-cases
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L Zhao, L L Ma, H X Zhang, X F Hou, L Liu, Y Fu, Y G Kou, Y M Song
OBJECTIVE: To summarize our experience of retroperitoneal laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, our continuous technical improvements and refinement of this skill and standardization of each procedure of this operation. METHODS: Having approved by hospital ethical committee and local government administration, a total of 193 living donors underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy from Dec.2003 to Feb. 2016 in our department. Under general anaesthesia, the operation was performed through 3 lumbar ports...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025825/comparison-of-the-cerebroprotective-effect-of-inhalation-anaesthesia-and-total-intravenous-anaesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Feng Chen, Guangyou Duan, Zhuoxi Wu, Zhiyi Zuo, Hong Li
OBJECTIVE: Neurological dysfunction remains a devastating postoperative complication in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and previous studies have shown that inhalation anaesthesia and total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) may produce different degrees of cerebral protection in these patients. Therefore, we conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to compare the neuroprotective effects of inhalation anaesthesia and TIVA. DESIGN: Searching in PubMed, EMBASE, Science Direct/Elsevier, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Cochrane Library up to August 2016, we selected related randomised controlled trials for this meta-analysis...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969727/manual-trans-tracheal-high-frequency-positive-pressure-ventilation-for-left-main-bronchus-and-carinal-mass-surgical-resection-in-a-child
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Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Faisal Junejo, Hamid Iqil Naqvi, Mohammad Hamid
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT), also called pseudo-tumor, is a very rare condition and accounts for less than 1% of primary lung tumor. It is most common benign tumor of lung in children. This case is reported with the objective of highlighting the role of manual trans-tracheal high frequency positive pressure ventilation (HFPPV) in facilitating surgical resection with maintenance of adequate oxygenation and a little compromised ventilation. A9-year boy, weighing 21 kg, was diagnosed as a case of IMTof left main bronchus on biopsy and was successfully treated by surgical excision through left thoracotomy...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969235/super-refractory-status-epilepticus-a-therapeutic-challenge-in-paediatrics
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Shrikiran Aroor, Kanaparthi Shravan, Suneel C Mundkur, C Jayakrishnan, Sai Sripad Rao
A status epilepticus which persists for 24 hours or more after starting treatment with anaesthesia or has recurred inspite of general anaesthesia is known as Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus (SRSE). It includes cases where status epilepticus recurs on reduction or withdrawal of anaesthesia. SRSE, though infrequently seen, constitutes a medical emergency due to the associated high morbidity and mortality. No clear cut guidelines are available till date for the management of SRSE. Most of the published literature was case reports and expert opinion...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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