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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773957/perioperative-predictors-of-delirium-and-incidence-factors-in-adult-patients-post-cardiac-surgery
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Stavros Theologou, Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Christos Charitos
Background: Delirium is a quite common complication in adult patients post-cardiac surgery. The purpose of our study was to identify perioperative characteristics and also focus on incidence factors that could predict delirium in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit (CICU) postoperatively. Methods: We conducted a prospective study of 179 consecutive patients, who underwent open-heart surgical operation and were admitted to the CICU of a general tertiary hospital in Athens, Greece...
2018: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759902/peri-anaesthetic-mortality-and-nonfatal-gastrointestinal-complications-in-pet-rabbits-a-retrospective-study-on-210-cases
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Hoi W Lee, Hanna Machin, Chiara Adami
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and the associated risk factors of peri-anaesthetic mortality and gastrointestinal complications in pet rabbits. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. ANIMALS: A total of 185 pet rabbits admitted to the Exotic Referal Service of Beaumont Sainsbury's Animal Hospital over the period 2009-2016. METHODS: The clinical records of the rabbits were obtained from the database...
February 27, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737927/in-office-endoscopic-laryngeal-laser-procedures-a-patient-safety-initiative
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Jennifer Anderson, Yael Bensoussan, Richard Townsley, Erika Kell
Objective To review complications of in-office endoscopic laryngeal laser procedures after implementation of standardized safety protocol. Methods A retrospective review was conducted of the first 2 years of in-office laser procedures at St Michaels Hospital after the introduction of a standardized safety protocol. The protocol included patient screening, procedure checklist with standardized reporting of processes, medications, and complications. Primary outcomes measured were complication rates of in-office laryngeal laser procedures...
May 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701343/influence-of-interhospital-transfer-on-outcomes-of-symptomatic-and-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Nelson Camacho, Frederico Bastos Gonçalves, Gonçalo Rodrigues, Anita Quintas, Rodolfo Abreu, Rita Ferreira, Joana Catarino, Ricardo Correia, Rita Bento, Maria Emília Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic or ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) maintains a high mortality index despite technical advances in its treatment. The influence of patients' geographic location on rAAA outcomes, when the rupture occurs or when the AAA becomes symptomatic, has not been a commonly studied issue. Due to the lack of research on this matter, the impact of interhospital transfer on mortality is ambiguous. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the influence of the geographic location of patients with symptomatic AAA or rAAA on AAA mortality...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678158/dexmedetomidine-infusion-as-an-analgesic-adjuvant-during-laparoscopic-%C3%B1-holecystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Kateryna Bielka, Iurii Kuchyn, Volodymyr Babych, Kseniia Martycshenko, Oleksii Inozemtsev
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) has sedative, sympatholytic and analgesic effects and might be beneficial if used as an adjuvant to: improve analgesia; modulate haemodynamic responses to intubation and pneumoperitoneum and; reduce the number of opioid-associated adverse events. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DEX infusion during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS: A randomized, single-centre, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study was carried out between May 2016 and June 2017...
April 20, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628833/efficacy-and-safety-of-dexmedetomidine-infusion-for-patients-undergoing-awake-craniotomy-an-observational-study
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Charu Mahajan, Girija Prasad Rath, Gyaninder Pal Singh, Nitasha Mishra, Suman Sokhal, Parmod Kumar Bithal
Background: The goal of awake craniotomy is to maintain adequate sedation, analgesia, respiratory, and hemodynamic stability and also to provide a cooperative patient for neurologic testing. An observational study carried out to evaluate the efficacy of dexmedetomidine sedation for awake craniotomy. Materials and Methods: Adult patients with age >18 year who underwent awake craniotomy for intracranial tumor surgery were enrolled. Those who were uncooperative and had difficult airway were excluded from the study...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578831/is-it-feasible-and-safe-to-wake-cardiac-arrest-patients-receiving-mild-therapeutic-hypothermia-after-12-hours-to-enable-early-neuro-prognostication-the-therapeutic-hypothermia-and-early-waking-trial-protocol
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Noel Watson, Matt Potter, Grigoris Karamasis, Max Damian, Richard Pottinger, Gerald Clesham, Reto Gamma, Rajesh Aggarwal, Jeremy Sayer, Nicholas Robinson, Rohan Jagathesan, Alamgir Kabir, Kare Tang, Paul Kelly, Maria Maccaroni, Ramabhadran Kadayam, Raghu Nalgirkar, Gyanesh Namjoshi, Sali Urovi, Anirudda Pai, Kunal Waghmare, Vincenzo Caruso, James Hampton-Till, Marko Noc, John R Davies, Thomas R Keeble
Mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH 33°C) post out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is widely accepted as standard of care. However, uncertainty remains around the dose and therapy duration. OHCA patients are usually kept sedated±paralyzed and ventilated for the first 24-36 hours, which allows for targeted temperature management, but makes neurological prognostication challenging. The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility and safety of assessing the unconscious OHCA patient after 12 hours for early waking/extubation while continuing to provide MTH for 24 hours, and fever prevention for 72 hours by using an intravenous temperature management (IVTM) system and established conscious MTH anti-shiver regimens...
March 26, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560568/continuous-deep-sedation-until-death-a-swiss-death-certificate-study
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Sarah Ziegler, Margareta Schmid, Matthias Bopp, Georg Bosshard, Milo Alan Puhan
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the number of patients continuously deeply sedated until death increased up to fourfold. The reasons for this increase remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To identify socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of sedated patients, and concurrent possibly life-shortening medical end-of-life decisions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional death certificate study in German-speaking Switzerland in 2001 and 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Non-sudden and expected deaths (2001: N = 2281, 2013: N = 2256) based on a random sample of death certificates and followed by an anonymous survey on end-of-life practices among attending physicians...
March 20, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536863/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-hospital-intervention-strategies
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REVIEW
Christian Hassager, Ken Nagao, David Hildick-Smith
The prognosis after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has improved in the past few decades because of advances in interventions used outside and in hospital. About half of patients who have OHCA with initial ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation and who are admitted to hospital in coma after return of spontaneous circulation will survive to discharge with a reasonable neurological status. In this Series paper we discuss in-hospital management of patients with post-cardiac-arrest syndrome. In most patients, the most important in-hospital interventions other than routine intensive care are continuous active treatment (in non-comatose and comatose patients and including circulatory support in selected patients), cooling of core temperature to 32-36°C by targeted temperature management for at least 24 h, immediate coronary angiography with or without percutaneous coronary intervention, and delay of final prognosis until at least 72 h after OHCA...
March 10, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520958/predictors-of-inadequate-initial-echocardiography-in-suspected-kawasaki-disease-criteria-for-sedation
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Raymond P Lorenzoni, Jaeun Choi, Nadine F Choueiter, Iona M Munjal, Chhavi Katyal, Kenan W D Stern
OBJECTIVE: Kawasaki disease is the primary cause of acquired pediatric heart disease in developed nations. Timely diagnosis of Kawasaki disease incorporates transthoracic echocardiography for visualization of the coronary arteries. Sedation improves this visualization, but not without risks and resource utilization. To identify potential sedation criteria for suspected Kawasaki disease, we analyzed factors associated with diagnostically inadequate initial transthoracic echocardiography performed without sedation...
March 9, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489604/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-due-to-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-5-year-old-pediatric-patient
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Jozef Klučka, Tomáš Juřenčák, Petr Štourač, Pavel Vít, Vladimíra Foralová, Iva Synková
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in pediatric population is rare and predominantly has respiratory aetiology. Authors present the relatively unique case of out-of hospital cardiac arrest in 5-years old pediatric patient due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) as the initial rhythm during the advanced life support. The patient was resuscitated by his parents and the initial rhythm was VF. After defibrillation the patient was admitted to the pediatric intensive care were another two episodes of VF was detected and treated...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
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/29445538/peri-operative-treatment-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-outcomes-in-bariatric-patients
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Jacques-Henri Meurgey, Richard Brown, Asia Woroszyl-Chrusciel, Joerg Steier
Background: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is increasingly common in bariatric patients undergoing sedation during elective surgery. However, it has not been established how significant a contributor it is to peri-operative respiratory complications and mortality. We sought to pre-operatively identify OSA in bariatric patients and record peri-operative complications during and after bariatric surgery. Methods: Data were collected and analysed from June 2014 to March 2017 for 410 bariatric surgery patients referred to the sleep laboratory for pre-operative screening and treatment of OSA...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397258/comparison-of-the-combination-of-propofol-fentanyl-with-combination-of-propofol-ketamine-for-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-in-patients-with-trauma
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Hamed Aminiahidashti, Sajad Shafiee, Seyed Mohammad Hosseininejad, Abulfazl Firouzian, Ayyub Barzegarnejad, Alieh Zamani Kiasari, Behzad Feizzadeh Kerigh, Farzad Bozorgi, Misagh Shafizad, Ahmad Geraeeli
OBJECTIVE: Many procedures performed in emergency department are stressful and painful, and creating proper and timely analgesia and early and effective assessment are the challenges in this department. This study has been conducted in order to compare the efficacy of propofol and fentanyl combination with propofol and ketamine combination for procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in trauma patients in the emergency department. METHOD: This is a randomized prospective double-blind clinical trial conducted in the emergency department of Imam Khomeini Hospital, a tertiary academic trauma center in northern Iran...
February 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384419/procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-in-trauma-patients-in-an-out-of-hospital-emergency-setting-a-prospective-multicenter-observational-study
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Michel Galinski, Laure Hoffman, Delphine Bregeaud, Mounir Kamboua, François-Xavier Ageron, Catherine Rouanet, Jean-Christophe Hubert, Jacques Istria, Mirko Ruscev, Karim Tazarourte, Florence Pevirieri, Frédéric Lapostolle, Frédéric Adnet
BACKGROUND: The quality of procedural analgesia and sedation among trauma patients has not been studied much in the prehospital setting. The main objective of this study was to characterize the quality of procedural analgesia sedation practices in prehospital settings in trauma patients. METHODS: This was an open-label observational prospective multicenter study (January 01, 2012-December 31, 2013). We included all consecutive trauma victims undergoing a potentially painful procedure on the accident scene...
January 31, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357377/a-systematic-review-of-regulatory-and-educational-interventions-to-reduce-the-burden-associated-with-the-prescriptions-of-sedative-hypnotics-in-adults-treated-for-sleep-disorders
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REVIEW
Elsa Bourcier, Virginie Korb-Savoldelli, Gilles Hejblum, Christine Fernandez, Patrick Hindlet
BACKGROUND: The burden of Sedative-Hypnotics (SHs) has been known since the 1980s. Yet, their consumption remains high. A systematic review of the literature should help to assess efficient interventions to improve the appropriate use of SHs in sleep disorders. OBJECTIVES: To identify and assess regulatory and educational interventions designed to improve the appropriate use of SHs for insomnia treatment. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature according to PRISMA guidelines...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240569/paediatric-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-by-emergency-physicians-in-a-country-with-a-recent-establishment-of-emergency-medicine
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Maybritt I Kuypers, Gaël J P Smits, Eva P Baerends, Erick Oskam, Eef P J Reijners, Lisette A A Mignot-Evers, Wendy A M H Thijssen, Frans B Plötz, Erik H M Korsten
OBJECTIVES: Paediatric patients receive less procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in the emergency department compared with adults, especially in countries where emergency medicine is at an early stage of development. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the adverse events and efficacy of paediatric PSA in a country with a recent establishment of emergency medicine and to describe which factors aided implementation. METHODS: This is a prospective, multicentre, observational study of paediatric patients undergoing PSA by the first trained emergency physicians (EPs) in The Netherlands...
December 13, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239457/opioids-and-immunosupression-in-oncological-postoperative-patients
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José Luis Bonilla-García, Manuel Cortiñas-Sáenz, Esperanza Del Pozo-Gavilán
INTRODUCTION: Recent animal studies demonstrated immunosuppressive effects of opioid withdrawal resulting in a higher risk of infection. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of remifentanil discontinuation on Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)-acquired infection after a schedule of sedoanalgesia of at least 6 days. METHOD: All patients over 18 years of age with a unit admission of more than 4 days were consecutively selected. The study population was the one affected by surgical pathology of any origin where sedation was based on any hypnotic and the opioid remifentanil was used as analgesic for at least 96 hours in continuous perfusion...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239156/do-patients-require-escorts-or-carers-for-discharge-following-day-surgery-and-office-based-anesthesia-both-sides-of-the-debate-explored
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Keira P Mason, Christopher M Burkle
Over the past few years, there has been a rapid rise in office-based procedures, out of hospital and day surgery procedures, particularly as an effort to combat the escalating costs of hospital- based services. Coincident with this burgeoning demand for office based anesthesia, is the accompanying increased risk of anesthesia and sedation-related complications. In the 1990's and 2000's, the risk of mortality was higher for anesthetics and sedations performed outside of the operating theater setting. Although guidelines exist for ambulatory and office based anesthesia, they are being continuously reviewed and reconsidered...
December 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174849/-the-advantages-in-using-cyanoacrylate-glue-over-skin-staples-as-a-method-of-skin-graft-fixation-in-the-pediatric-burns-population
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P Curings, P-L Vincent, R Viard, P Gir, J-P Comparin, D Voulliaume
INTRODUCTION: Local postoperative care and burn wound management can present with a certain degree of difficulty in the pediatric population. While the use of skin staples as a method of skin graft fixation is a well-known, rapid and simple method, their removal can be painful and may necessitate some sedation or even general anesthesia. We studied in this article the advantages and economic value of using the cyanoacrylate glue as a fixation method for skin grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative study was carried out from 2012 to 2016...
November 23, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
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