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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049219/risk-assessment-of-morbidly-obese-parturient-in-cesarean-section-delivery-a-prospective-cohort-single-center-study
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Xiaohu An, Yanhong Zhao, Ying Zhang, Qiling Yang, Yilong Wang, Weiwei Cheng, Zeyong Yang
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of women gain excessive weight during pregnancy. Obesity complications and risks in parturient women undergoing cesarean section (CS) with different anesthetic methods remain unknown. This study aimed to assess the safety and risk of obese women undergoing CS delivery with various perioperative anesthetic methods. METHODS: Seven hundred ninety parturient women underwent CS under general anesthesia (GA), intraspinal anesthesia including epidural anesthesia (EA) and combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA)...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042063/-pharmacokinetic-and-clinical-effects-of-two-bupivacaine-concentrations-on-axillary-brachial-plexus-block
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Leonardo H C Ferraro, Alexandre Takeda, Cleber N Barreto, Bernadete Faria, Nilson A Assunção
INTRODUCTION: The risk of systemic bupivacaine toxicity is a persistent problem, which makes its pharmacokinetic study fundamental for regional anesthesia safety. There is little evidence of its influence on plasma peak at different concentrations. The present study compares two bupivacaine concentrations to establish how the concentration affects this drug plasma peak in axillary brachial plexus block. Postoperative latency and analgesia were also compared. METHODS: 30 patients were randomized...
October 14, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034255/perioperative-management-of-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-malignancies-the-contribution-of-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Rudolf Mörgeli, Kathrin Scholtz, Johannes Kurth, Sascha Treskatsch, Bruno Neuner, Susanne Koch, Lutz Kaufner, Claudia Spies
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies are particularly prone to perioperative complications. Elderly patients often present with reduced physiological reserves, and comorbidities can limit treatment options and promote complications. Surgeons and anesthesiologists must be aware of strategies required to deal with this vulnerable subgroup. METHODS: We provide a brief review of current and emerging perioperative strategies for the treatment of elderly patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and frequent comorbidities...
August 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033572/role-of-heart-rate-variability-in-preoperative-assessment-of-physiological-reserves-in-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-surgery
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Petr Reimer, Jan Máca, Pavel Szturz, Ondřej Jor, Roman Kula, Pavel Ševčík, Michal Burda, Milan Adamus
BACKGROUND: Major abdominal surgery (MAS) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The main objective of our study was to evaluate the predictive value of heart-rate variability (HRV) concerning development of postoperative complications in patients undergoing MAS. The secondary objectives were to identify the relationship of HRV and use of vasoactive drugs during anesthesia, intensive care unit length of stay (ICU-LOS), and hospital length of stay (H-LOS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients scheduled for elective MAS were enrolled in a prospective, single-center, observational study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026330/parecoxib-relieves-pain-and-has-an-opioid-sparing-effect-following-major-gastrointestinal-surgery
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Margaret Noyes Essex, Hao Xu, Bruce Parsons, Li Xie, Chunming Li
PURPOSE: Parecoxib provides analgesia following a variety of surgeries, including minor gastrointestinal procedures. To our knowledge, there is no data on parecoxib following major gastrointestinal surgery. This study assessed the efficacy and opioid-sparing effects of parecoxib following major gastrointestinal surgeries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients in this analysis were a subset from a large, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of parecoxib following noncardiac surgeries and consisted of those undergoing a variety of major gastrointestinal surgeries via laparotomy...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991122/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-hip-fractures-a-cochrane-review
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Joanne Guay, Martyn J Parker, Richard Griffiths, Sandra L Kopp
BACKGROUND: This review focuses on the use of peripheral nerve blocks as preoperative analgesia, as postoperative analgesia, or as a supplement to general anesthesia for hip fracture surgery and tries to determine if they offer any benefit in terms of pain on movement at 30 minutes after block placement, acute confusional state, myocardial infarction/ischemia, pneumonia, mortality, time to first mobilization, and cost of analgesic. METHODS: Trials were identified by computerized searches of Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (2016, Issue 8), MEDLINE (Ovid SP, 1966 to 2016 August week 1), Embase (Ovid SP, 1988 to 2016 August week 1), and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (EBSCO, 1982 to 2016 August week 1), trials registers, and reference lists of relevant articles...
October 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986337/improving-neuromuscular-monitoring-and-reducing-residual-neuromuscular-blockade-with-e-learning-protocol-for-the-multicenter-interrupted-time-series-invert-study
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Jakob Louis Demant Thomsen, Ole Mathiesen, Daniel Hägi-Pedersen, Lene Theil Skovgaard, Doris Østergaard, Jens Engbaek, Mona Ring Gätke
BACKGROUND: Muscle relaxants facilitate endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia and improve surgical conditions. Residual neuromuscular blockade occurs when the patient is still partially paralyzed when awakened after surgery. The condition is associated with subjective discomfort and an increased risk of respiratory complications. Use of an objective neuromuscular monitoring device may prevent residual block. Despite this, many anesthetists refrain from using the device. Efforts to increase the use of objective monitoring are time consuming and require the presence of expert personnel...
October 6, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984098/role-of-flexible-fiberoptic-laryngoscopy-in-predicting-difficult-intubation
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Ying Guo, Yufang Feng, Hui Liang, Rubo Zhang, Xiaolan Cai, Xinliang Pan
BACKGROUND: The ability to precisely predict which intubations will be difficult during administration of anesthesia is an importantpart of preoperative preparation. This study's goal is to accurately identify patients who will be difficult to intubate using the number of tracheal rings observed preoperatively by fiberoptic laryngoscopy. METHODS: We enrolled 994 adult patients in our study who required general anesthesia and orotracheal intubation for their elective surgeries...
October 4, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982906/survival-analysis-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-a-modified-radical-mastectomy-with-or-without-a-thoracic-paravertebral-block-a-5-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Manoj Kumar Karmakar, Winnie Samy, Anna Lee, Jia Wei Li, Wing Cheong Chan, Phoon Ping Chen, Ban C H Tsui
AIM: This 5-year prospective follow-up of women randomized to general anesthesia (GA) with or without a thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) examined the risk of local recurrence, metastasis and mortality after breast cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 180 patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy were randomized to one of three study groups: standardized GA only; GA with a single-injection TPVB (s-TPVB) and placebo paravertebral infusion after surgery for 72-h; and GA plus with continuous TPVB (c-TPVB) for 72-h postoperatively...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972924/incidence-of-complications-in-the-post-anesthesia-care-unit-and-associated-healthcare-utilization-in-patients-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery-requiring-neuromuscular-blockade-2005-2013-a-single-center-study
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Allan W Belcher, Steve Leung, Barak Cohen, Dongsheng Yang, Edward J Mascha, Alparslan Turan, Leif Saager, Kurt Ruetzler
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The use of neuromuscular blockade agents (NMBA), had been associated with significant residual post-operative paralysis and morbidity. There is a lack of clinical evidence on incidence of postoperative complications within the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) in patients exposed to intraoperative NMBA's. This study aims to estimate the incidence of post-operative complications associated with use of NMBAs and assessing its association with healthcare resource utilization...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968276/sevoflurane-acts-on-ubiquitination-proteasome-pathway-to-reduce-postsynaptic-density-95-protein-levels-in-young-mice
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Han Lu, Ning Liufu, Yuanlin Dong, Guanghong Xu, Yiying Zhang, Liqi Shu, Sulpicio G Soriano, Hui Zheng, Buwei Yu, Zhongcong Xie
BACKGROUND: Children with multiple exposures to anesthesia and surgery may have an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment. Sevoflurane, a commonly used anesthetic in children, has been reported to decrease levels of postsynaptic density 95 protein. However, the upstream mechanisms and downstream consequences of the sevoflurane-induced reduction in postsynaptic density 95 protein levels remains largely unknown. We therefore set out to assess whether sevoflurane acts on ubiquitination-proteasome pathway to facilitate postsynaptic density 95 protein degradation...
October 2, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967722/cardiovascular-risk-assessment-in-the-senior-population-undergoing-anesthesia-for-non-cardiac-surgery
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Concezione Tommasino
Older patients are underrepresented in major cardiovascular trials, and only relatively healthy elderly patients, with few comorbidities or functional impairments, have been enrolled. As a result, current guidelines are unable to provide evidence-based recommendations for anesthesia treatment of patients aged ≥75 years, undergoing non-cardiac surgical procedures. Effective strategies, aimed at reducing the risk of perioperative cardiac complications, should involve cardiac evaluation using mostly medical history...
July 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960161/geriatric-comanagement-reduces-perioperative-complications-and-shortens-duration-of-hospital-stay-after-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-prospective-single-institution-experience
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Victoria D Vuong, Jessica Moreno, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
OBJECTIVE Geriatric patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery have unique needs due to the physiological changes of aging. They are at risk for adverse outcomes such as delirium, infection, and iatrogenic complications, and these complications, in turn, contribute to the risk of functional decline, nursing home admission, and death. Whether preoperative and perioperative comanagement by a geriatrician reduces the incidence of in-hospital complications and length of in-hospital stay after elective lumbar spine surgery remains unknown...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957877/heart-rate-variability-implications-for-perioperative-anesthesia-care
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Thomas Anthony Anderson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of the balance between both the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system and may provide useful information for anesthesia care providers. HRV may offer predictive information about critically ill and operative patients. Further, HRV collection provides real-time information of patient autonomic nervous system status and may allow tailoring of the analgesia for patients in the ICU and operating room. RECENT FINDINGS: Reduced and abnormal resting HRV predict sudden and nonsudden cardiac death...
September 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952392/ultrasound-guided-hydroneurolysis-of-the-median-nerve-for-recurrent-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Scott M Fried, Levon N Nazarian
BACKGROUND: Recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome is often associated with perineural scarring around the median nerve. Surgical options include relatively invasive procedures, such as fat pad grafting, ligament reconstruction, muscle transfer, and nerve wraps. All have limited success because of the possibility of repeated recurrent scarring postoperatively. METHODS: We discuss a technique involving injection with external hydroneurolysis of the median nerve under ultrasound guidance for recurrent carpal tunnel...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938866/the-interpretation-of-hair-analysis-for-drugs-and-drug-metabolites
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Eva Cuypers, Robert J Flanagan
INTRODUCTION: Head hair analysis for drugs and drug metabolites has been used widely with the aim of detecting exposure in the weeks or months prior to sample collection. However, inappropriate interpretation of results has likely led to serious miscarriages of justice, especially in child custody cases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to assess critically what can, and perhaps more importantly, what cannot be claimed as regards the interpretation of hair test results in a given set of circumstances in order to inform future testing...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934794/effects-of-epidemiological-factors-and-pressure-pain-measurements-in-predicting-postoperative-pain-a-prospective-survey-of-1-002-chinese-patients
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Guangyou Duan, Shanna Guo, Yuhao Zhang, Ying Ying, Penghao Huang, Li Zhang, Xianwei Zhang
BACKGROUND: A high degree of inter-individual differences was noted in human basal pain as well as the reporting of clinical pain, such as postoperative pain. Understanding the effects of common epidemiological variations and preoperative experimental methods of human pain perception may contribute to individualized pain treatment for patients. OBJECTIVES: The current study was aimed to assess the role of epidemiological factors and preoperative experimental pain sensitivity for predicting postoperative pain and to analyze the potential effects of epidemiological factors on experimental pain sensitivity...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934793/acupuncture-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-network-meta-analysis-of-33-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xiuxia Li, Rong Wang, Xin Xing, Xiue Shi, Jinhui Tian, Jun Zhang, Long Ge, Jingyun Zhang, Lun Li, Kehu Yang
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture techniques are commonly used as initial treatments for myofascial pain syndrome. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess and compare the efficacy and safety of different techniques of acupuncture for myofascial pain syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Network meta-analysis. SETTING: All selected studies were randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Chinese Biomedical Literature Database were searched from their inceptions to February 2016...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930848/nociceptive-stimulation-during-macintosh-direct-laryngoscopy-compared-with-mcgrath-mac-videolaryngoscopy-a-randomized-trial-using-indirect-evaluation-using-an-automated-administration-of-propofol-and-remifentanil
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rathvirak Ing, Ngai Liu, Thierry Chazot, Julien Fessler, Jean François Dreyfus, Marc Fischler, Morgan Le Guen
BACKGROUND: Decrease of the nociceptive stimulation induced by laryngoscopy could be an advantage for patients without risk of difficult intubation. The present study aimed to compare the difference in nociceptive stimulation between the use of a conventional laryngoscope or of a videolaryngoscope. Amount of nociception was assessed indirectly using the peak remifentanil concentration determined by a closed-loop administration of propofol and remifentanil with bispectral index (BIS) as the input signal (target 50)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928575/referrral-systems-development-and-survey-of-perioperative-and-critical-care-referral-to-anesthetists
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P L Narendra, Harihar V Hegde, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Dayanand G Talikoti, Samson Nallamilli
INTRODUCTION: Anesthetists come in contact with more than two-third of hospital patients. Timely referral to anesthetists is vital in perioperative and remote site settings. Delayed referrals, improper referrals, and referrals at inappropriate levels can result in inadequate preparation, perioperative complications, and poor outcome. METHODS: The self administered paper survey to delegates attending anesthesia conferences. Questions were asked on how high-risk, emergency surgical cases remote site and critical care patients were referred to anesthetists and presence of rapid response teams...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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