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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327135/acquiring-and-maintaining-point-of-care-ultrasound-pocus-competence-for-anesthesiologists
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REVIEW
T Jared McCormick, Elizabeth Clarke Miller, Robert Chen, Viren N Naik
PURPOSE: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) involves the bedside use of ultrasound to answer specific diagnostic questions and to assess real-time physiologic responses to treatment. Although POCUS has become a well-established resource for emergency and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists are still working to obtain POCUS skills and to incorporate them into routine practice. This review defines the benefits of POCUS to anesthesia practice, identifies challenges to establishing POCUS in routine anesthesia care, and offers solutions to help guide its incorporation going forward...
January 11, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285834/evidence-for-increased-use-of-the-society-of-pediatric-anesthesia-critical-events-checklist-in-resource-limited-environments-a-retrospective-observational-study-of-app-data
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Vikas N O'Reilly-Shah, Jamie Kitzman, Craig S Jabaley, Grant C Lynde
BACKGROUND: Electronic decision support tools in anesthesiology practice have great value, including the potential for mobile applications to simplify delivery of best-practice guidelines. AIMS: We sought to combine demographics with usage information to elucidate important patterns in the rate of use of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia Critical Events Checklist, as measured by in-app accesses of the checklist via the freely available anesthesia calculator app anesthesiologist...
December 28, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284836/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-evaluation-of-knowledge-efficacy-and-retention-in-young-doctors-joining-postgraduation-program
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Vidhu Bhatnagar, Urvashi Tandon, Kavitha Jinjil, Deepak Dwivedi, S Kiran, Rohit Verma
Background: High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and rapid defibrillation the cornerstone for resuscitation from cardiac arrest and increase the incidence of return of spontaneous circulation. Regular CPR training imparted to health-care personnel increases knowledge and helps in skill enhancing. Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate background knowledge, percentage improvement in the skills, and residual knowledge after a period of 6 months of postgraduate (PG) students as well as the efficacy of the designed teaching program for CPR...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247307/attitudes-towards-end-of-life-issues-in-intensive-care-unit-among-italian-anesthesiologists-a-nation-wide-survey
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Andrea Cortegiani, Vincenzo Russotto, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Cesare Gregoretti, Antonino Giarratano, Sebastiano Mercadante
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to collect data on the practice of palliative care, withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies, and management of end of life (EOL) in Italian intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: Web-based survey among Italian anesthesiologists endorsed by the Italian Society of Anesthesiology Analgesia Reanimation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI). The survey consists of 27 close-ended and 2 open-ended questions. RESULTS: Eight hundred and five persons responded to the full list of questions...
December 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200065/cardiac-arrest-in-the-operating-room-part-2-special-situations-in-the-perioperative-period
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Matthew D McEvoy, Karl-Christian Thies, Sharon Einav, Kurt Ruetzler, Vivek K Moitra, Mark E Nunnally, Arna Banerjee, Guy Weinberg, Andrea Gabrielli, Gerald A Maccioli, Gregory Dobson, Michael F O'Connor
As noted in part 1 of this series, periprocedural cardiac arrest (PPCA) can differ greatly in etiology and treatment from what is described by the American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support algorithms, which were largely developed for use in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and in-hospital cardiac arrest outside of the perioperative space. Specifically, there are several life-threatening causes of PPCA of which the management should be within the skill set of all anesthesiologists. However, previous research has demonstrated that continued review and training in the management of these scenarios is greatly needed and is also associated with improved delivery of care and outcomes during PPCA...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200062/is-compliance-with-surgical-care-improvement-project-cardiac-scip-card-2-measures-for-perioperative-%C3%AE-blockers-associated-with-reduced-incidence-of-mortality-and-cardiovascular-related-critical-quality-indicators-after-noncardiac-surgery
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Miklos D Kertai, Mary Cooter, Richard J Pollard, William Buhrman, Solomon Aronson, Joseph P Mathew, Mark Stafford-Smith
BACKGROUND: While continuation of β-blockers (BBs) perioperatively has become a national quality improvement measure, the relationship between BB withdrawal and mortality and cardiovascular-related critical quality indicators has not been studied in a contemporary cohort of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS: For this retrospective study, the quality assurance database of a large community-based anesthesiology group practice was used to identify 410,288 surgical cases, 18 years of age or older, who underwent elective or emergent noncardiac surgical procedures between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174119/engaging-the-front-line-tapping-into-hospital-wide-quality-and-safety-initiatives
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Jed Wolpaw, Deborah Schwengel, Nadia Hensley, Bommy Hong Mershon, Tracey Stierer, Anne Steele, Alexandra Hansen, Colleen G Koch
Healthcare increasingly is moving from volume- to value-based care, with an emphasis on linking a larger percentage of payments to the quality of care provided. There is a renewed interest in designing a focused, strategic approach to quality and safety education and engagement of trainees in hospital-wide quality, safety, and patient experience initiatives. Hospitals, trainees, and patients benefit as a result of engaging frontline learners in these activities. Hospitals can leverage the intelligence from the front line to contribute to improved hospital safety, increased employee and patient engagement, and better identification of vulnerable areas of safety risks...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154919/patient-reported-outcomes-and-opioid-use-by-outpatient-cancer-patients
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Natalie Moryl, Vinnidhy Dave, Paul Glare, Ali Bokhari, Vivek T Malhotra, Amitabh Gulati, Joseph Hung, Vinay Puttanniah, Yvona Griffo, Roma Tickoo, Alison Wiesenthal, Susan D Horn, Charles E Inturrisi
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Pain Registry contains patient characteristics, treatments, and outcomes for a prospective cohort of 1,534 chronic pain cancer patients who were seen at outpatient pain service clinics. Average pain intensity (Brief Pain Inventory) was reported as mild by 24.6% of patients, moderate by 41.5%, and severe by 33.9%. The patient's report of average percent pain relief and health state (EuroQOL 5 dimensions) was inversely related to average pain intensity category, whereas measures of pain interference, number of worst pain locations, and physical and psychological distress were directly related to pain intensity category...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147893/high-elective-surgery-cancellation-rate-in-malawi-primarily-due-to-infrastructural-limitations
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Meghan Prin, Jessica Eaton, Onias Mtalimanja, Anthony Charles
BACKGROUND: The provision of safe and timely surgical care is essential to global health care. Low- and middle-income countries have a disproportionate share of the global surgical disease burden and struggle to provide care with the given resources. Surgery cancellation worldwide occurs for many reasons, which are likely to differ between high-income and low-income settings. We sought to evaluate the proportion of elective surgery that is cancelled and the associated reasons for cancellation at a tertiary hospital in Malawi...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112023/behavior-of-anesthesiology-residents-in-a-situation-of-intravenous-route-occlusion-during-syringe-pump-use-in-a-simulated-intensive-care-unit
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Takayuki Kariya, Tetsuya Miyashita, Hitoshi Sato, Hiromasa Kawakami, Takahisa Goto
INTRODUCTION: Unintentional catecholamine flush caused by inappropriate release of an intravenous occlusion during use of a syringe pump in the intensive care unit (ICU) can have dangerous consequences in patients receiving critical care. We investigated whether anesthesiology residents understood how to deal with syringe pump occlusion in a simulated ICU setting. METHODS: We set up a mannequin that virtually simulated a sedated patient under mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery, with epinephrine and dopamine being infused by syringe pumps to maintain blood pressure at 100/50 mm Hg...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101950/use-of-anesthesiology-services-in-radiology
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REVIEW
Hansol Kim, Jason Lane, Rolf Schlichter, Michael S Stecker, Richard Taus
In the setting of technological advancements in imaging and intervention with concomitant rise in the use of non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) care, it has become even more critical for anesthesiologists to be aware of the needs and limitations of interventional procedures performed outside of the operating room. This article addresses the use of NORA services from the interventional radiologist's point of view and provides specific examples of preprocedural, intraprocedural, and postprocedural care patients may need for optimal outcome...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052742/-triple-arthrodesis-for-correction-of-cavovarus-deformity
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REVIEW
A Barg, R Ruiz, B Hintermann
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to correct the underlying cavovarus deformity and to achieve a pain-free and stable hindfoot. INDICATIONS: Rigid neurologic, posttraumatic, congenital, and idiopathic cavovarus deformities. CONTRAINDICATIONS: General surgical or anesthesiological risks, infections, critical soft tissue conditions, neurovascular impairment of the lower extremity, noncompliance, patients with severely reduced bone quality, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, smoking...
October 20, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016368/perioperative-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-ambulatory-anesthesia-thinking-beyond-nerve-blocks
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Ranjit Deshpande, Davinder Ramsingh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ultrasound has become readily available in the perioperative area. In this review, we aim to bring forth some uses of ultrasound beyond that in regional anesthesia. RECENT FINDINGS: Critical care and emergency physicians have embraced ultrasound in their respective fields. We as anesthesiologists and practitioners of acute care medicine are not immune to this penetration. There is been a lot of recent literature on the various uses of perioperative point of care ultrasound...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930765/encouraging-reflexivity-in-a-residency-leadership-development-program-expanding-outside-the-competency-approach
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Justin T Clapp, Emily K B Gordon, Dimitry J Baranov, Beulah Trey, Felice Y Tilin, Lee A Fleisher
PROBLEM: While leadership development is increasingly a goal of academic medicine, it is typically framed as competency acquisition, which can limit its focus to a circumscribed set of social behaviors. This orientation may also reinforce the cultural characteristics of academic medicine that can make effective leadership difficult, rather than training leaders capable of examining and changing this culture. Expanding leadership development so it promotes social reflexivity presents a way to bolster some of the weaknesses of the competency paradigm...
September 14, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899101/retention-of-qualified-healthcare-workers-in-rural-senegal-lessons-learned-from-a-qualitative-study
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Mari Nagai, Noriko Fujita, Ibrahima S Diouf, Malick Salla
INTRODUCTION: Deployment and retention of a sufficient number of skilled and motivated human resources for health (HRH) at the right place and at the right time are critical to ensure people's right to access a universal quality of health care. Vision Tokyo 2010 Network, an international network of HRH managers at the ministry of health (MoH) level in nine Francophone African countries, identified maldistribution of a limited number of healthcare personnel and their retention in rural areas as overarching problems in the member countries...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895383/robotic-assisted-thoracoscopic-lung-surgery-anesthetic-impact-and-perioperative-experience
#16
Joshua A Heller, Fraiz Y Bhora, Benjamin J Heller, Edmond Cohen
Anesthesiologists and the perioperative team have a tremendous impact upon clinical outcomes in robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. As anesthesiology is developing its role outside the operating room, the patient population benefits from an expanded focus on perioperative critical care and pain management. This review focuses upon the preoperative optimization, unique intraoperative considerations for surgeons and anesthesiologists, and postoperative management of patients undergoing robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery...
September 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895231/software-related-recalls-of-health-information-technology-and-other-medical-devices-implications-for-fda-regulation-of-digital-health
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Jay G Ronquillo, Diana M Zuckerman
Policy Points: Medical software has become an increasingly critical component of health care, yet the regulation of these devices is inconsistent and controversial. No studies of medical devices and software assess the impact on patient safety of the FDA's current regulatory safeguards and new legislative changes to those standards. Our analysis quantifies the impact of software problems in regulated medical devices and indicates that current regulations are necessary but not sufficient for ensuring patient safety by identifying and eliminating dangerous defects in software currently on the market...
September 2017: Milbank Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887926/developing-an-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-program
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REVIEW
Julia Jones-Akhtarekhavari, Thomas A Tribble, Joseph B Zwischenberger
The development of a successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program requires an institutional commitment and the multidisciplinary cooperation of trained specialty personnel from nursing, internal medicine, anesthesiology, pulmonology, emergency medicine, critical care, and surgery and often pediatrics as well. The specialized training necessary to cultivate an integrated team capable of providing life-saving ECMO cannot be underestimated. The development of a successful ECMO program is best suited to a tertiary medical center that is centrally/regionally located and capable of financially supporting the level of expertise required as well as managing the program's overall cost effectiveness...
October 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860844/cognitive-effects-of-electro-acupuncture-and-pregabalin-in-a-trigeminal-neuralgia-rat-model-induced-by-cobra-venom
#19
Ruo-Wen Chen, Hui Liu, Jian-Xiong An, Xiao-Yan Qian, Yi-De Jiang, Doris K Cope, John P Williams, Rui Zhang, Li-Na Sun
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) and pregabalin on cognition impairment induced by chronic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in rats. DESIGN: Controlled animal study. SETTING: Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University. SUBJECTS: Forty adult male Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into four groups...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846896/end-of-life-discussions-who-s-doing-the-talking
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Peggy White, Danielle Cobb, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Laurie Davies, Brenda Fahy
PURPOSE: To determine, in a tertiary academic medical center, the reported frequency of end-of-life discussions among nurses and the influence of demographic factors on these discussions. METHODS: Survey of nurses on frequency of end-of-life discussions in two urban academic medical centers. Chi-square tests were used to separately assess the relationship between age, gender, specialty, and experience with responses to the question, "Do you regularly talk with your patients about end-of-life wishes?" RESULTS: Overall, more than one-third of respondents reported rarely or never discussing end-of-life wishes with their patients...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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