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By Akhilesh Tiwari Dual trainee (Anaesthesia and Intensive Care)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847704/treatment-of-postoperative-pain-in-pediatric-operations-comparing-the-efficiency-of-bupivacaine-bupivacaine-dexmedetomidine-and-bupivacaine-fentanyl-for-caudal-block
#1
Hashem Jarineshin, Fereydoon Fekrat, Aida Kargar Kermanshah
BACKGROUND: Caudal analgesia is a common method for postoperative pain management in pediatric patients. Additive agents such as opioids and α2 agonists have been used to enhance the analgesic effects of local anesthetics for caudal block. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the additive effects of dexmedetomidine and fentanyl on bupivacaine-induced caudal analgesia in pediatric patients who had undergone elective inguinal hernia repair. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind clinical trial included children aged 1 - 5 years who were divided into three groups: the bupivacaine group (Group B) received 0...
October 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845976/understanding-intravenous-general-anesthetics
#2
James P Rathmell, Stuart Forman, Jonathan P Wanderer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841822/vasopressin-versus-norepinephrine-in-patients-with-vasoplegic-shock-after-cardiac-surgery-the-vancs-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar, Jean Louis Vincent, Filomena Regina Barbosa Gomes Galas, Andrew Rhodes, Giovanni Landoni, Eduardo Atsushi Osawa, Renato Rosa Melo, Marcia Rodrigues Sundin, Solimar Miranda Grande, Fabio A Gaiotto, Pablo Maria Pomerantzeff, Luis Oliveira Dallan, Rafael Alves Franco, Rosana Ely Nakamura, Luiz Augusto Lisboa, Juliano Pinheiro de Almeida, Aline Muller Gerent, Dayenne Hianae Souza, Maria Alice Gaiane, Julia Tizue Fukushima, Clarice Lee Park, Cristiane Zambolim, Graziela Santos Rocha Ferreira, Tânia Mara Strabelli, Felipe Lourenco Fernandes, Ligia Camara, Suely Zeferino, Valter Garcia Santos, Marilde Albuquerque Piccioni, Fabio Biscegli Jatene, Jose Otavio Costa Auler, Roberto Kalil Filho
BACKGROUND: Vasoplegic syndrome is a common complication after cardiac surgery and impacts negatively on patient outcomes. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether vasopressin is superior to norepinephrine in reducing postoperative complications in patients with vasoplegic syndrome. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blind trial was conducted at the Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, between January 2012 and March 2014...
November 11, 2016: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806987/assessment-and-classification-of-patients-with-myocardial-injury-and-infarction-in-clinical-practice
#4
REVIEW
Andrew R Chapman, Philip D Adamson, Nicholas L Mills
Myocardial injury is common in patients without acute coronary syndrome, and international guidelines recommend patients with myocardial infarction are classified by aetiology. The universal definition differentiates patients with myocardial infarction due to plaque rupture (type 1) from those due to myocardial oxygen supply-demand imbalance (type 2) secondary to other acute illnesses. Patients with myocardial necrosis, but no symptoms or signs of myocardial ischaemia, are classified as acute or chronic myocardial injury...
November 2, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820709/current-status-of-neuromuscular-reversal-and-monitoring-challenges-and-opportunities
#5
Sorin J Brull, Aaron F Kopman
Postoperative residual neuromuscular block has been recognized as a potential problem for decades, and it remains so today. Traditional pharmacologic antagonists (anticholinesterases) are ineffective in reversing profound and deep levels of neuromuscular block; at the opposite end of the recovery curve close to full recovery, anticholinesterases may induce paradoxical muscle weakness. The new selective relaxant-binding agent sugammadex can reverse any depth of block from aminosteroid (but not benzylisoquinolinium) relaxants; however, the effective dose to be administered should be chosen based on objective monitoring of the depth of neuromuscular block...
November 7, 2016: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803982/magnesium-in-obstetric-anesthesia-and-intensive-care
#6
REVIEW
Marija S Kutlesic, Ranko M Kutlesic, Tatjana Mostic-Ilic
Magnesium, one of the essential elements in the human body, has numerous favorable effects that offer a variety of possibilities for its use in obstetric anesthesia and intensive care. Administered as a single intravenous bolus dose or a bolus followed by continuous infusion during surgery, magnesium attenuates stress response to endotracheal intubation, and reduces intraoperative anesthetic and postoperative analgesic requirements, while at the same time preserving favorable hemodynamics. Applied as part of an intrathecal or epidural anesthetic mixture, magnesium prolongs the duration of anesthesia and diminishes total postoperative analgesic consumption with no adverse maternal or neonatal effects...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765010/dexamethasone-does-not-diminish-sugammadex-reversal-of-neuromuscular-block-clinical-study-in-surgical-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia
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Katja Rezonja, Tomaz Mars, Ales Jerin, Gordana Kozelj, Neva Pozar-Lukanovic, Maja Sostaric
BACKGROUND: Sugammadex reverses neuromuscular block (NMB) through binding aminosteroid neuromuscular blocking agents. Although sugammadex appears to be highly selective, it can interact with other drugs, like corticosteroids. A prospective single-blinded randomized clinical trial was designed to explore the significance of interactions between dexamethasone and sugammadex. METHODS: Sixty-five patients who were anesthetized for elective abdominal or urological surgery were included...
October 21, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785357/perioperative-regional-anaesthesia-and-postoperative-longer-term-outcomes
#8
REVIEW
Jan Jakobsson, Mark Z Johnson
Regional anaesthesia provides effective anaesthesia and analgesia in the perioperative setting. Central neuraxial blocks-that is, spinal and epidural blocks-are well established as an alternative or adjunct to general anaesthesia. Peripheral blocks may be used as part of multimodal anaesthesia/analgesia in perioperative practice, reducing the need for opioid analgesics and enhancing early recovery. Furthermore, regional anaesthesia has increased in popularity and may be done with improved ease and safety with the introduction of ultrasound-guided techniques...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737350/early-postoperative-recovery-after-intracranial-surgical-procedures-comparison-of-the-effects-of-sevoflurane-and-desflurane
#9
Erhan Gökçek, Ayhan Kaydu, Mehmet Salim Akdemir, Ferit Akil, Ibrahim Ozkan Akıncı
PURPOSE: To compared the effects of sevoflurane and desflurane on early anesthesia recovery in patients undergoing to craniotomy for intracranial lesions. METHODS: After IRB approval, the study included 50 patients aged 18-70 years who had ASA physical statuses of I-II and were scheduled for intracranial surgery. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: sevoflurane and desflurane. Anaesthesia was routinely induced in all patients followed by desflurane 5%-6% or sevoflurane 1%-2%...
September 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566812/pain-management-in-patients-with-vascular-disease
#10
M Seretny, L A Colvin
Vascular disease covers a wide range of conditions, including arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders, with many of these being more common in the elderly. As the population ages, the incidence of vascular disease will increase, with a consequent increase in the requirement to manage both acute and chronic pain in this patient population. Pain management can be complex, as there are often multiple co-morbidities to be considered. An understanding of the underlying pain mechanisms is helpful in the logical direction of treatment, particularly in chronic pain states, such as phantom limb pain or complex regional pain syndrome...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27654000/guidelines-for-the-management-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-fourth-edition
#11
Nancy Carney, Annette M Totten, Cindy OʼReilly, Jamie S Ullman, Gregory W J Hawryluk, Michael J Bell, Susan L Bratton, Randall Chesnut, Odette A Harris, Niranjan Kissoon, Andres M Rubiano, Lori Shutter, Robert C Tasker, Monica S Vavilala, Jack Wilberger, David W Wright, Jamshid Ghajar
: The scope and purpose of this work is 2-fold: to synthesize the available evidence and to translate it into recommendations. This document provides recommendations only when there is evidence to support them. As such, they do not constitute a complete protocol for clinical use. Our intention is that these recommendations be used by others to develop treatment protocols, which necessarily need to incorporate consensus and clinical judgment in areas where current evidence is lacking or insufficient...
September 20, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646054/surgical-intervention-during-a-can-t-intubate-can-t-oxygenate-cico-event-emergency-front-of-neck-airway-fona
#12
J P Pracy, L Brennan, T M Cook, A J Hartle, R J Marks, B A McGrath, A Narula, A Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555797/current-best-practice-in-the-management-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy
#13
REVIEW
Rosemary Townsend, Patrick O'Brien, Asma Khalil
Preeclampsia is a potentially serious complication of pregnancy with increasing significance worldwide. Preeclampsia is the cause of 9%-26% of global maternal mortality and a significant proportion of preterm delivery, and maternal and neonatal morbidity. Incidence is increasing in keeping with the increase in obesity, maternal age, and women with medical comorbidities entering pregnancy. Recent developments in the understanding of the pathophysiology of preeclampsia have opened new avenues for prevention, screening, and management of this condition...
2016: Integrated Blood Pressure Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619509/remifentanil-for-labor-analgesia-a-comprehensive-review
#14
Yayoi Ohashi, Leyla Baghirzada, Hiroyuki Sumikura, Mrinalini Balki
Japan has seen significant developments in obstetric anesthesia in recent years, including the establishment of the Japanese Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology. However, labor pain, which is one of the most important issues in obstetric practice, is still not treated aggressively. The rate of epidural administration for labor analgesia is very low in Japan as compared to other developed countries. Remifentanil has been used for labor analgesia, as part of general anesthesia for cesarean delivery, as well as for various fetal procedures around the world...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574464/managing-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-in-obese-patients-current-perspectives
#15
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543518/preoperative-fast-heart-rate-a-harbinger-of-perioperative-adverse-cardiac-events
#16
EDITORIAL
P Foëx, H Higham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26658199/perioperative-acute-kidney-injury
#17
REVIEW
O Goren, I Matot
Perioperative acute kidney injury (AKI) is not uncommon and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Recently, several definition systems for AKI were proposed, incorporating both small changes of serum creatinine and urinary output reduction as diagnostic criteria. Novel biomarkers are under investigation as fast and accurate predictors of AKI. Several special considerations regarding the risk of AKI are of note in the surgical patient. Co-morbidities are important risk factors for AKI. The surgery in itself, especially emergency and major surgery in the critically ill, is associated with a high incidence of AKI...
December 2015: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566811/management-of-bleeding-in-vascular-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Y E Chee, S E Liu, M G Irwin
Management of acute coagulopathy and blood loss during major vascular procedures poses a significant haemostatic challenge to anaesthetists. The acute coagulopathy is multifactorial in origin with tissue injury and hypotension as the precipitating factors, followed by dilution, hypothermia, acidemia, hyperfibrinolysis and systemic inflammatory response, all acting as a self-perpetuating spiral of events. The problem is confounded by the high prevalence of antithrombotic agent use in these patients and intraoperative heparin administration...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566810/new-antiplatelet-drugs-and-new-oral-anticoagulants
#19
V Koenig-Oberhuber, M Filipovic
In our daily anaesthetic practice, we are confronted with an increasing number of patients treated with either antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents. During the last decade, changes have occurred that make the handling of antithrombotic medication a challenging part of anaesthetic perioperative management. In this review, the authors discuss the most important antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs, the perioperative management, the handling of bleeding complications, and the interpretation of some laboratory analyses related to these agents...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496655/-to-reverse-or-not-to-reverse-the-answer-is-clear
#20
Glenn S Murphy, Aaron F Kopman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Anesthesiology
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