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anesthesia and morbid obesity

Jia-Yang Li, Qi-Rong Zou, Xue-Mei Peng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the pharmacokinetics of cisatracurium between normal weight patients and morbidly obese patients. METHODS: Twelve obese ASA I-II patients (BMI≥35 kg/m(2)) undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and 12 normal weight ASA I-II patients (BMI of 18.5-24 kg/m(2)) undergoing laparoscopic surgery were enrolled. The obese patients were given a cisatracurium dose of 0.15 mg/kg according to the fat-free mass (FFM), and the non-obese patients received a dose of 0...
October 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Flavia Petrini, Ida Di Giacinto, Rita Cataldo, Clelia Esposito, Vittorio Pavoni, Paolo Donato, Antonella Trolio, Guido Merli, Massimiliano Sorbello, Paolo Pelosi
Proper management of obese patients requires a team vision and appropriate behaviors by all health care providers in hospital. Specialist competencies are fundamental, as are specific clinical pathways and good clinical practices designed to deal with patients whose body mass index is ≥30 kg/m2. Standards of care for bariatric and non-bariatric surgery and for the critical care management of this population exist but are not well defined nor clearly followed in every hospital. Thus every anesthesiologist is likely to deal with this challenging population...
October 19, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
J Ulrici, G Hempel, M Sasse, J Vollrath, C Höhne
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are increasing problems in pediatric anesthesia. This observational study was designed to examine how airway-related complications occur in overweight children and adolescents during general anesthesia and if this is a relevant problem in Germany. METHODS: From October 2008 until August 2009, at the university clinic in Leipzig, 504 in- and outpatients, aged 2-18 years, ASA I-III, undergoing elective procedures (ENT and pediatric surgery), were observed...
October 10, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Thiago Celestino Chulam, Renan Bezerra Lira, Luiz Paulo Kowalski
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the thickness of the gastric wall at the time of intra gastric balloon (IGB) placement, at the time of its withdrawal and one month after withdrawal. METHODS: fifteen morbidly obese patients underwent the introduction of IGB under general anesthesia. In all patients, there was infusion of 500ml of distilled water in the balloon for the test. Measurements of the thickness of the gastric wall were made in the antrum, body and proximal body, using a radial echoendoscope with a frequency of 12MHz and maximum zoom, and its own balloon inflated with 5ml of distilled water...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Luís Gustavo Santos Périssé, Paulo Cézar Marques Périssé Ecbc-Rj, Kelson Ferreira Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: : to evaluate the thickness of the gastric wall at the time of intra gastric balloon (IGB) placement, at the time of its withdrawal and one month after withdrawal. METHODS: : fifteen morbidly obese patients underwent the introduction of IGB under general anesthesia. In all patients, there was infusion of 500ml of distilled water in the balloon for the test. Measurements of the thickness of the gastric wall were made in the antrum, body and proximal body, using a radial echoendoscope with a frequency of 12MHz and maximum zoom, and its own balloon inflated with 5ml of distilled water...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Chantal A Boly, Etto C Eringa, R Arthur Bouwman, Rob F P van den Akker, Frances S de Man, Ingrid Schalij, Stephan A Loer, Christa Boer, Charissa E van den Brom
BACKGROUND: While most studies focus on cardiovascular morbidity following anesthesia and surgery in excessive obesity, it is unknown whether these intraoperative cardiovascular alterations also occur in milder forms of adiposity without type 2 diabetes and if insulin is a possible treatment to improve intraoperative myocardial performance. In this experimental study we investigated whether mild adiposity without metabolic alterations is already associated with cardiometabolic dysfunction during anesthesia, mechanical ventilation and surgery and whether these myocardial alterations can be neutralized by intraoperative insulin treatment...
2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Emanuela Viviani, Anna Maria Giribono, Donatella Narese, Doriana Ferrara, Giuseppe Servillo, Luca Del Guercio, Umberto Marcello Bracale
Compartment syndrome (CS) is a pathological increase of the interstitial pressure within the closed osseous fascial compartments. Trauma is the most common cause, followed by embolization, burns, and iatrogenic injuries; it usually involves the limbs. The major issue when dealing with CS is the possibility to do an early diagnosis in order to intervene precociously, through a fasciotomy, reducing the risk of tissue, vascular and nervous damage. Although it is an infrequent condition, it is potentially life threatening...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Agnes M Lamon, Ashraf S Habib
Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. It is associated with increased comorbidities and increased maternal, fetal, and neonatal complications. The risk of cesarean delivery is also increased in obese parturients. Anesthetic management of the obese parturient is challenging and requires adequate planning. Therefore, those patients should be referred to antenatal anesthetic consultation. Anesthesia-related complications and maternal mortality are increased in this patient population. The risk of difficult intubation is increased in obese patients...
2016: Local and Regional Anesthesia
Shaun Patel, Krystal L Weierstahl, Sonalee Shah, Christina W Fidkowski
The maternal mortality rate for parturients with severe pulmonary hypertension is 30% to 50%. General, epidural, and combined low-dose spinal-epidural anesthesia have been used successfully for cesarean deliveries in patients with pulmonary hypertension. We describe a cesarean delivery performed using an intrathecal catheter in a 25-year-old morbidly obese (body mass index, 82 kg/m) woman (gravida 3, para 2 at 32 weeks of gestation) who had severe pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular failure, pulmonary emboli, and obstructive sleep apnea...
October 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Mika Seto, Michitaka Matsuda, Kyoichi Narihira, Toshihiro Kikuta
We report a case of a morbidly obese man with an aortic aneurysm, in whom dental surgery was performed before elective cardiac surgery. His aortic aneurysm required emergency surgery. However, because of his morbid obesity, elective cardiac surgery was planned. Considering the high risk of infective endocarditis, dental surgery was required. Our patient was at a high risk of aortic rupture caused by hypertension and breathing difficulty in the supine position. Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is an anti-anxiety, sedative, and analgesic medicine that can stabilize circulatory dynamics and minimize blood pressure fluctuations...
June 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Sahar M Siddik-Sayyid, Waseem AlFahel, Mohamad F El-Khatib
Negative pressure pulmonary edema is a potentially life-threatening condition that may occur when a large negative intrathoracic pressure is generated against a 'physically' obstructed upper airway during emergence from anesthesia. We report a 35 year old male patient who is morbidly obese and undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass who developed negative pressure pulmonary edema without any evidence of a 'physical' upper airway obstruction. In our patient, the negative pressure pulmonary edema occurred after complete reversal of neuromuscular blockade and during manual positive pressure ventilation with the endotracheal tube still in place and in the presence of an oral airway...
February 2016: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Márcio Luiz Benevides, Verônica Cristina Moraes Brandão, Jacqueline Ivonne Arenas Lovera
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The increased prevalence of obesity in the general population extends to women of reproductive age. The aim of this study is to report the perioperative management of a morbidly obese pregnant woman, body mass index >50kg/m(2), who underwent cesarean section under general anesthesia. CASE REPORT: Pregnant woman in labor, 35 years of age, body mass index 59.8kg/m(2). Cesarean section was indicated due to the presumed fetal macrosomia...
July 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Mohamed Naguib, Lara Brewer, Cristen LaPierre, Aaron F Kopman, Ken B Johnson
BACKGROUND: An unanticipated difficult airway during induction of anesthesia can be a vexing problem. In the setting of can't intubate, can't ventilate (CICV), rapid recovery of spontaneous ventilation is a reasonable goal. The urgency of restoring ventilation is a function of how quickly a patient's hemoglobin oxygen saturation decreases versus how much time is required for the effects of induction drugs to dissipate, namely the duration of unresponsiveness, ventilatory depression, and neuromuscular blockade...
July 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Rajeev Subramanyam, Samrat Yeramaneni, Mohamed Monir Hossain, Amy M Anneken, Anna M Varughese
BACKGROUND: Perioperative respiratory adverse events (PRAEs) are the most common cause of serious adverse events in children receiving anesthesia. Our primary aim of this study was to develop and validate a risk prediction tool for the occurrence of PRAE from the onset of anesthesia induction until discharge from the postanesthesia care unit in children younger than 18 years undergoing elective ambulatory anesthesia for surgery and radiology. The incidence of PRAE was studied. METHODS: We analyzed data from 19,059 patients from our department's quality improvement database...
May 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Ozhan M Turan, Joshua Rosenbloom, Jessica L Galey, Stephanie L Kahntroff, Shobana Bharadwaj, Shafonya M Turner, Andrew M Malinow
Objective Maternal obesity presents several challenges at cesarean section. In an effort to routinely employ a transverse suprapubic skin incision, we often retract the pannus in a rostral direction using adhesive tape placed after induction of anesthesia and before surgical preparation of the skin. We sought to understand the association between taping and neonatal cord blood gases, Apgar scores, and time from skin incision to delivery of the neonate. Study Design This is a retrospective study, performed using prospectively collected anesthesiology records with data supplemented from the patients' medical records...
August 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
Arie P Dosoretz, James B Yu
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
May 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Elena Cagnazzi, Alessandro Mosca, Federico Pe, Tiziana Togazzari, Ottavia Manenti, Francesco Mittempergher, Elena Raffetti, Francesco Donato, Nicola Latronico
BACKGROUND: Unpredicted Difficult Tracheal Intubation (DTI) with Macintosh occurs frequently in obese patients. We investigated the incidence of DTI using an algorithm based on pre-operative assessment with the El-Ganzouri Risk Index (EGRI) and Glidescope® routine use. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled morbidly obese patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Patients were scheduled for Glidescope® intubation under general anesthesia if EGRI was <7 or awake Flexible Fiber-optic Intubation if EGRI was ≥7...
March 17, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Michele Carron, Francesco Zarantonello, Paola Tellaroli, Carlo Ori
BACKGROUND: Perioperative noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been proposed to reduce postoperative morbidity and improve perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing general anesthesia. Whether it is advantageous to apply NIV just before and after general anesthesia in obese patients has not been yet established. OBJECTIVES: To perform a qualitative review and meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of perioperative NIV in obese patients. METHODS: All studies in English language performed in clinical setting that compared the application of NIV with standard care just before and after induction of general anesthesia in obese adults (body mass index [BMI]≥35 kg/m(2)) were included...
March 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
José R Soberón, Carrie McInnis, Kim S Bland, Allison L Egger, Matthew E Patterson, Clint E Elliott, Robert J Treuting, Kristie Osteen
PURPOSE: Limited research data exist regarding optimal block techniques in the severely and morbidly obese patient population. We compared two approaches to sciatic nerve blockade at the popliteal fossa in severely and morbidly obese patients. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in pain scores, block onset characteristics, and adverse events between the proximal (prebifurcation) and the distal (postbifurcation) sites. METHODS: Patients with a body mass index ≥35 scheduled for unilateral foot surgery with a popliteal block were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided popliteal block proximal or distal to the bifurcation of the sciatic nerve...
June 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Mohamed M Ghoneim, Michael W O'Hara
BACKGROUND: The interaction of depression and anesthesia and surgery may result in significant increases in morbidity and mortality of patients. Major depressive disorder is a frequent complication of surgery, which may lead to further morbidity and mortality. LITERATURE SEARCH: Several electronic data bases, including PubMed, were searched pairing "depression" with surgery, postoperative complications, postoperative cognitive impairment, cognition disorder, intensive care unit, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease...
2016: BMC Surgery
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