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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526917/do-we-know-the-outcome-predictors-for-cauda-equine-syndrome-ces-a-retrospective-single-center-analysis-of-60-patients-with-ces-with-a-suggestion-for-a-new-score-to-measure-severity-of-symptoms
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Alexander König, Lisa Amelung, Marco Danne, Ullrich Meier, Johannes Lemcke
OBJECTIVE: Despite the awareness and familiarity of almost every medical professional with the cauda equine compression syndrome (CES), risk factors for a poor prognosis of the disease remain elusive. Even the relationship between subsequent outcome and the time elapsed from the time of appearance of symptoms to surgery taking place remain obscure. The aim of our study, therefore, was to analyze a relatively large population of our own patients studied consecutively, to identify outcome predictors for CES and to propose a clinical score for CES symptoms (Berlin CES score)...
May 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526467/bloqueio-cir%C3%A3%C2%BArgico-do-plano-transverso-abdominal-versus-guiado-por-ultrassom-em-pacientes-obesas-ap%C3%A3-s-ces%C3%A3-rea-estudo-prospectivo-e-randomizado
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Aykut Urfalıoğlu, Murat Bakacak, Ömer Faruk Boran, Fatih Mehmet Yazar, Mahmut Arslan, Hafize Öksüz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block demonstrated efficacy in providing post-operative analgesia by prolonging the time to first analgesic requirement and reducing the total analgesic consumption. The surgical transversus abdominis plane block, a novel technique, can be performed safely in obese patients in whom muscle layers cannot be sufficiently exposed. Here, we compared applicability, efficacy and complications of surgical transversus abdominis plane and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks in obese pregnant women following cesarean section under general anesthesia...
May 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516271/three-dimensional-image-fusion-guidance-for-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-placement
#3
Vania Tacher, Arthur Petit, Haytham Derbel, Luigi Novelli, Manuel Vitellius, Fourat Ridouani, Alain Luciani, Alain Rahmouni, Christophe Duvoux, Chady Salloum, Mélanie Chiaradia, Hicham Kobeiter
INTRODUCTION: To assess the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of image fusion guidance with pre-procedural portal phase computed tomography with intraprocedural fluoroscopy for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive cirrhotic patients presenting at our interventional unit for TIPS creation from January 2015 to January 2016 were prospectively enrolled. Procedures were performed under general anesthesia in an interventional suite equipped with flat panel detector, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and image fusion technique...
May 17, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509811/implementation-of-a-new-method-to-track-propofol-in-an-endoscopy-unit
#4
Catherine Horvath
AIM: Propofol is a widely used anesthesia induction agent and is easily accessible in most healthcare facilities. Unlike regulated or schedule drugs, propofol is inconsistently tracked, leading to inaccurate inventories, incorrect billing, and unrecognized diversion. The goal of this project was to implement a new method of tracking propofol in a single setting, with the aim of accounting for 100% of the drug. METHODS: For two, 2-week observation periods, data were extracted from an automated medication management system or pharmacy inventory system, anesthesia records, and pharmacy billing sheets for cases in a Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy Unit, and compared pre-implementation and post-implementation of a new tracking and accounting protocol...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506550/cardioprotective-efficacy-of-sevoflurane-vs-propofol-during-induction-and-or-maintenance-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-revascularization-surgery-without-pump-a-randomized-trial
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J L Guerrero Orriach, M Galán Ortega, A Ramirez Fernandez, M Ramirez Aliaga, M I Moreno Cortes, D Ariza Villanueva, A Florez Vela, J Alcaide Torres, C Santiago Fernandez, E Matute Gonzalez, E Alsina Marcos, J J Escalona Belmonte, M Rubio Navarro, L Garrido Sanchez, J Cruz Mañas
PURPOSE: Pre and post-operative administration of sevoflurane in myocardial revascularization surgery provides enhanced cardioprotective effects exerted by pharmacologic pre- and post-conditioning, as compared to propofol. The identification of the enzymes involved in conditioning mechanisms is crucial to the understanding of the effects of sevoflurane in cardiac surgery patients. The impact of sevoflurane on another crucial target organ-the kidney-was also assessed. METHODS: Ninety patients undergoing off-pump myocardial revascularization surgery were allocated to receive either intra- and postoperative sevoflurane (SS), intraoperative sevoflurane and postoperative propofol (SP), or intra- and postoperative propofol (PP))...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502060/comparison-of-univent-tube-and-ez-blocker-in-one-lung-ventilation-airway-pressures-and-gas-exchange
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Tülay Hoşten, Can Aksu, Alparslan Kuş, Sevim Cesur, Neşe Türkyılmaz, Mine Solak
Univent tube (UT) and EZ-blocker were used for one-lung ventilation (OLV). UT is a single lumen tube with a small separate lumen containing a bronchial blocker. EZ-blocker differs with its unique y-shaped double-cuffed distal end. We aimed to compare these two airway devices effects on airway pressures, oxygenation, ventilation and haemodynamics during OLV. Patients undergoing elective thoracotomy for the first time were included in this prospective randomized study. Patients were divided into two groups as UT and EZ...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495241/the-natural-course-of-prevertebral-soft-tissue-swelling-after-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery-how-long-will-it-last
#7
Seok Woo Kim, Chulyoung Jang, Myung Ho Yang, Seonjong Lee, Je Hyun Yoo, Yoon Hae Kwak, Ji Hyo Hwang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Prevertebral soft tissue swelling (PSTS) after anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS) has been regarded as one of the critical complications that cause airway obstruction. Still, however, no research has dealt with how PSTS returns to pre-surgery status after ACSS; most recommendations are being performed without information about its natural course, focusing on acute-phase swelling after surgery. PURPOSE: To examine how long post-surgery PSTS lasts and when it returns to its pre-surgery state; to analyze the actual influence of a number of factors to observe the natural progress of post-surgery PSTS...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494914/the-effect-of-melatonin-on-early-postoperative-cognitive-decline-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Yunxia Fan, Liang Yuan, Muhuo Ji, Jianjun Yang, Dapeng Gao
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether exogenous melatonin supplementation could ameliorate early postoperative cognitive decline (POCD) in aged patients undergoing hip arthroplasty with spinal anesthesia. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Department of Anesthesiology, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. PATIENTS: One hundred and thirty-nine patients with ASA I-III, older than 65yr of age (mean age: 74...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494890/the-predictive-value-of-pre-recruitment-achievement-on-resident-performance-in-anesthesiology
#9
Fei Chen, Harendra Arora, Susan M Martinelli, Emily Teeter, David Mayer, David A Zvara, Anthony Passannante, Kathleen A Smith
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Selecting candidates for residency positions is challenging and there is little research on the correlation between commonly used selection criteria and subsequent performance in anesthesiology. This study examined the association between the selection measures and post-recruitment performance in residency. DESIGN: Retrospective review of archival data. SETTING: Anesthesiology residency program at a large academic anesthesiology department...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494887/preoperative-risk-stratification-of-critically-ill-patients
#10
Curtis C Copeland, Andrew Young, Tristan Grogan, Eilon Gabel, Anahat Dhillon, Vadim Gudzenko
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Risk assessment historically emphasized cardiac morbidity and mortality in elective, outpatient, non-cardiac surgery. However, critically ill patients increasingly present for therapeutic interventions. Our study investigated the relationship of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class, revised cardiac risk index (RCRI), and sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score with survival to discharge in critically ill patients with respiratory failure. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis over a 21-month period...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493943/open-lung-approach-versus-standard-protective-strategies-effects-on-driving-pressure-and-ventilatory-efficiency-during-anesthesia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Carlos Ferrando, Fernando Suarez-Sipmann, Gerardo Tusman, Irene León, Esther Romero, Estefania Gracia, Ana Mugarra, Blanca Arocas, Natividad Pozo, Marina Soro, Francisco J Belda
BACKGROUND: Low tidal volume (VT) during anesthesia minimizes lung injury but may be associated to a decrease in functional lung volume impairing lung mechanics and efficiency. Lung recruitment (RM) can restore lung volume but this may critically depend on the post-RM selected PEEP. This study was a randomized, two parallel arm, open study whose primary outcome was to compare the effects on driving pressure of adding a RM to low-VT ventilation, with or without an individualized post-RM PEEP in patients without known previous lung disease during anesthesia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476311/transcranial-functional-ultrasound-imaging-in-freely-moving-awake-mice-and-anesthetized-young-rats-without-contrast-agent
#12
Elodie Tiran, Jérémy Ferrier, Thomas Deffieux, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Sophie Pezet, Zsolt Lenkei, Mickaël Tanter
Functional ultrasound (fUS) imaging by ultrasensitive Doppler detection of blood volume was previously reported to measure adult rat brain activation and functional connectivity with unmatched spatiotemporal sampling (100 μm, 1 ms), but skull-induced attenuation of ultrasonic waves imposed skull surgery or contrast agent use. Also, fUS feasibility remains to be validated in mice, a major pre-clinical model organism. In the study described here, we performed full-depth ultrasensitive Doppler imaging and 3-D Doppler tomography of the entire mouse brain under anesthesia, non-invasively through the intact skull and skin, without contrast agents...
May 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474988/premedication-with-fentanyl-midazolam-improves-sevoflurane-anesthesia-for-surgical-intervention-in-laboratory-mice
#13
Miriam Lipiski, Margarete Arras, Paulin Jirkof, Nikola Cesarovic
Balanced anesthesia allows for a reduced dosage of each component, while inducing general anesthesia of sufficient depth with potentially fewer side effects. Here, we compare two anesthetic protocols combining sevoflurane anesthesia with pre-medication (ketamine [K] or fentanyl-midazolam [FM]) to a sevoflurane monoanesthesia (S) concerning their ability to provide reliable anesthesia suitable for moderate surgery in laboratory mice. Twenty-one female C57BL/6J mice assigned randomly to one of three protocols underwent a 50-min anesthesia and a sham embryo transfer...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474241/reported-distress-in-patients-living-with-advanced-cancer-changes-pre-post-interdisciplinary-palliative-rehabilitation
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Andrea Feldstain, Neil MacDonald, Ravi Bhargava, Martin Chasen
PURPOSE: Patients are living extended life with advanced cancer making it chronic rather than imminently terminal. Literature on the experience of living with advanced cancer is emerging, indicating ongoing polysymptomatic burden, lack of information, burnout (patients and caregivers), and emotional concerns, all of which contribute to emotional distress. The interdisciplinary Ottawa Palliative Rehabilitation Program (PRP) offers a scarce clinical resource for this population. The current research aimed to explore changes in self-reported distress for patients who completed the PRP, from baseline to program completion...
May 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472008/syndromic-and-nonsyndromic-systemic-associations-of-congenital-lacrimal-drainage-anomalies-a-major-review
#15
Mohammad Javed Ali, Friedrich Paulsen
PURPOSE: To review and summarize the syndromic, nonsyndromic, and systemic associations of congenital lacrimal drainage anomalies. METHODS: The authors performed a PubMed search of all articles published in English on congenital lacrimal anomalies (1933-2016). Patients of these articles were reviewed along with the literature of direct references to syndromes and other systemic associations. Data reviewed included syndromic descriptions, systemic details, demographics, lacrimal presentations, management, and outcomes...
May 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470561/respiratory-symptoms-and-complications-of-zenker-diverticulum-effect-of-trans-oral-septum-stapling
#16
Stefano Siboni, Emanuele Asti, Marco Sozzi, Gianluca Bonitta, Matteo Melloni, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Zenker diverticulum is a rare condition commonly associated with dysphagia and respiratory symptoms/complications, which are alarming especially in the elderly population. Aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms/complications and the effects of minimally invasive trans-oral surgery in these patients. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients who underwent trans-oral septum stapling for Zenker diverticulum were included in a retrospective, observational cohort study...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467607/environmental-temperature-affect-physiology-and-survival-of-nanosecond-pulsed-electric-field-treated-cells
#17
Shengyong Yin, Xudong Miao, Xueming Zhang, Xinhua Chen, Hao Wen
Nanosecond pulsed electric field (nsPEF) is a novel non-thermal tumor ablation technique. However, how nsPEF affect cell physiology at different environmental temperature is still kept unknown. But this issue is of critical clinical practice relevance. This work aim to investigate how nsPEF treated cancer cells react to different environmental temperatures (0°C, 4°C, 25°C and 37°C). Their cell viability, apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) were examined. Lower temperature resulted in higher apoptosis rate, decreased mitochondria membrane potential and increased ROS levels...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451033/-epidural-analgesia-in-20-parturients-at-the-sylvanus-olympio-university-hospital-center-in-lom%C3%A3-togo
#18
Pilakimwé Egbohou, Tabana Mouzou, Hamza Doles Sama, Pikabalo Tchétike, Sarakawabalo Assénouwé, Gnimdou Akala-Yoba, Kadjika Tomta
We conducted a prospective and descriptive study on epidural analgesia (EA) at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center in Lomé from February to June 2014. After taking consent from pregnant women selected by simple random sampling and in the absence of contraindication for anesthesia (pre-anesthetic assessment performed in their 8th month of pregnancy), women were enrolled. Out of 29 selected women, 20 (69%) underwent EA. The average age was 30.6 ± 6.6 years: primiparas 35%, multiparas 50%, Obese women (BMI> 30)25%...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449710/effects-of-colloid-pre-loading-on-thromboelastography-during-elective-intracranial-tumor-surgery-in-pediatric-patients-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-versus-5-human-albumin
#19
Yuanzhi Peng, Jianer Du, Xuan Zhao, Xueyin Shi, Yingwei Wang
BACKGROUND: Volume replacement therapy with colloid is still worth studying in major pediatric surgery with potential risk of bleeding. This study assessed the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and 5% Human Albumin (HA) on coagulation tested by thromboelastography (TEG) during elective intracranial tumor surgery in pediatric patients. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients undergoing intracranial tumor resection under general anesthesia were assigned to HES and HA groups (n = 30), and administered preloads of 20 mL · kg(-1) HES 130/0...
April 27, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448197/surgical-site-infections-and-associated-operative-characteristics
#20
Paul K Waltz, Brian S Zuckerbraun
Surgical site infection (SSI) contributes significantly to surgical morbidity. Patient factors and operative factors contribute to the risk of development of SSI. This review focuses on understanding operative characteristics that are associated with an increased risk of SSI. Much attention has been given to protocol care to reduce SSI, such as hair removal, skin preparation, and pre-operative antibiotic agents. Even with this, the appropriate antibiotic and re-dosing regimens often remain a challenge. Other operative factors such as blood loss/transfusion, emergency/urgent cases, duration of the operation, type of anesthesia, and resident involvement are also potentially modifiable to reduce the risk of SSI...
April 27, 2017: Surgical Infections
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