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Jens Meier
Despite impressive progress in surgical technique, aortic surgery is still associated with relatively high morbidity and mortality. One of the most important contributors to this phenomenon is the triad of bleeding, anemia, and transfusion. All three factors are known to influence the outcome of aortic surgery to a great extent. However, over the last few years a multidisciplinary, multimodal concept has been established, which enables the physician to avoid bleeding, anemia, and transfusion as much as possible...
September 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
Stefan Schraag
Most patients undergoing major aortic surgery have multiple comorbidities and are at high risk of postoperative complications that affect multiple organ systems. Different aortic pathologies and surgical repair techniques have specific impact on the postoperative course. Ischemia-reperfusion injury is the common denominator in aortic surgery and influences the integrity of end-organ function. Common postoperative problems include hemodynamic instability due to the immediate inflammatory response, renal impairment, spinal cord ischemia, respiratory failure with prolonged mechanical ventilation, and gastrointestinal symptoms such as ileus or mesenteric ischemia...
September 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
S S C Wong, M G Irwin
Cardiovascular complications are an important cause of morbidity and mortality after non-cardiac surgery. Pre-operative identification of high-risk individuals and appropriate peri-operative management can reduce cardiovascular risk. It is important to continue chronic beta-blocker and statin therapy. Statins are relatively safe and peri-operative initiation may be beneficial in high-risk patients and those scheduled for vascular surgery. The pre-operative introduction of beta-blockers reduces myocardial injury but increases rates of stroke and mortality, possibly due to hypotension...
January 2016: Anaesthesia
Julia Wallenborn, Sebastian Herrmann, Marc Hansen, Kai Hu, Wolfram Voelker, Stefan Störk, Georg Ertl, Frank Weidemann
In patients with relevant mitral regurgitation (MR), transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (also called MitraClip) provides an alternative treatment option especially for inoperable or high-risk patients. In preparation for the procedure, echocardiography is the method of choice for assessment of mitral valve (MV) morphology and function and thus provides important information if successful treatment of MR can be accomplished by MitraClip. This review article provides structured and detailed guidance how to systematically assess functional and degenerative MR and MV pathology by echocardiography in order to select eligible patients for this procedure...
July 2016: Echocardiography
T E F Abbott, G L Ackland, R A Archbold, A Wragg, E Kam, T Ahmad, A W Khan, E Niebrzegowska, R N Rodseth, P J Devereaux, R M Pearse
BACKGROUND: Increased baseline heart rate is associated with cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality in the general population. We hypothesized that elevated preoperative heart rate increases the risk of myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS). METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective international cohort study of patients aged ≥45 yr undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Preoperative heart rate was defined as the last measurement before induction of anaesthesia...
August 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Kai Kuck, Ken B Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 23, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Medhat M Messeha
BACKGROUND: Lumbar plexus block, combined with a sciatic nerve block, is an effective locoregional anesthetic technique for analgesia and anesthesia of the lower extremity. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical results outcome of the adductor canal block versus the psoas compartment block combined with sciatic nerve block using real time ultrasound guidance in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic knee surgeries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety patients who were undergoing elective laparoscopic knee surgeries were randomly allocated to receive a sciatic nerve block in addition to lumbar plexus block using either an adductor canal block (ACB) or a posterior psoas compartment approach (PCB) using 25 ml of bupivacine 0...
May 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Debasish Bhar, Sandip RoyBasunia, Anjan Das, Subinay Chhaule, Sudipta Kumar Mondal, Subrata Bisai, Surajit Chattopadhyay, Subrata Kumar Mandal
BACKGROUND: Spinal anesthesia for cesarean section is not a 100% successful technique. At times, despite straightforward insertion and drug administration, intrathecal anesthesia for cesarean section fails to obtain any sensory or motor block. Very few studies and literature are available regarding repeat administration of spinal anesthesia and its drug dosage, especially after first spinal failure in cesarean section lower segment cesarean section (LSCS) due to fear of the excessive spread of drug...
May 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Razvan Purza, Subhamay B Ghosh, Chris Walker, Brett Hiebert, Lillian Koley, G Scott Mackenzie, Hilary P Grocott
BACKGROUND: Although there have been several large reviews documenting the complications following intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), most of these prior reports are almost 2 decades old and may not reflect current practices. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and types of complications following TEE in a contemporary cardiac surgical population. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all cardiac surgical patients having undergone an intraoperative TEE between April 1, 2004, and April 30, 2012...
September 16, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
W Andrew Kofke, William M Armstead, Dhanesh K Gupta, Martin Smith, Michael L Luke James
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Anesthesiology Clinics
Diwakar D Balachandran, Saadia A Faiz, Mike Hernandez, Alicia M Kowalski, Lara Bashoura, Farzin Goravanchi, Sujith V Cherian, Elizabeth Rebello, Spencer S Kee, Katy E French
Background. The STOP-BANG questionnaire has been used to identify surgical patients at risk for undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by classifying patients as low risk (LR) if STOP-BANG score < 3 or high risk (HR) if STOP-BANG score ≥ 3. Few studies have examined whether postoperative complications are increased in HR patients and none have been described in oncologic patients. Objective. This retrospective study examined if HR patients experience increased complications evidenced by an increased length of stay (LOS) in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU)...
2016: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
Ashraf Eskandr, Sadik Abdel Maseeh
Purpose. Failed back surgery syndrome is a chronic pain condition requiring rapid, effective, and efficient management. This study evaluates the effect of adding dexmedetomidine to lumbar epidural steroids in patients with failed back surgery syndrome. Methods. Fifty patients suffering from failed back surgery syndrome were randomly assigned to one of two groups, receiving an epidural injection of 20 mL of either a mixture of betamethasone (14 mg) and bupivacaine 0.5 mg (group C) or a mixture of betamethasone (14 mg), bupivacaine 0...
2016: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
Thomas Riva, Stefan Seiler, Franziska Stucki, Robert Greif, Lorenz Theiler
In small children, high-flow nasal cannula therapy may prolong apnea time even when an inspiratory oxygen fraction below 100% is used. This will be beneficial in prolonged intubation attempts, but especially during procedures requiring prolonged apnea time, leading to fewer airway manipulations and markedly enhanced surgical conditions.
September 24, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Damian J Castanelli, Tanisha Jowsey, Yan Chen, Jennifer M Weller
INTRODUCTION: Workplace-based assessment is integral to programmatic assessment in a competency-based curriculum. In 2013, one such assessment, a mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) with a novel "entrustability scale", became compulsory for over 1,200 Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) trainees. We explored trainees' and supervisors' understanding of the mini-CEX, their experience with the assessment, and their perceptions of its influence on learning and supervision...
September 23, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Trevor Thompson, Christoph U Correll, Katy Gallop, Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs
: Although clinical studies suggest depressed patients may be more vulnerable to pain, experimental research is equivocal. This meta-analysis aimed to clarify whether depression is associated with altered pain perception in response to noxious stimulation and to identify factors that might influence this association. A search of major electronic databases was conducted to identify experimental studies investigating pain response in depressed participants versus healthy control participants using established pain outcome measures...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
Yoshihiro Takasugi, Koichi Futagawa, Tatsuo Konishi, Daisuke Morimoto, Takahiko Okuda
PURPOSE: Most reported cases of nasopharyngeal laceration following impingement during nasotracheal intubation involved tube insertion via the right nostril. We postulated that recesses on the posterior wall of the nasopharynx might be associated with tube impingement. Using multiplanar imaging and clinical statistics, we evaluated whether anatomical variations in the recesses are related to successful intubation via the right nostril. METHODS: Using multiplanar computed tomography (CT) images of 97 patients, we investigated the locations of recesses relative to the mid-sagittal plane, nasal floor plane and posterior end of the nasal septum, and their shapes...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Julian Aliste, Prangmalee Leurcharusmee, Phatthanaphol Engsusophon, Aida Gordon, Giuliano Michelagnoli, Chonticha Sriparkdee, Worakamol Tiyaprasertkul, Dana Q Tran, Tom C R V Van Zundert, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q H Tran
BACKGROUND: This randomized double-blinded trial compared the effect of intravenous and perineural dexamethasone (8 mg) on the duration of motor block for ultrasound (US)-guided axillary brachial plexus block (AXB). METHODS: Patients undergoing upper limb surgery with US-guided AXB were randomly allocated to receive preservative-free dexamethasone (8 mg) via intravenous (n = 75) or perineural (n = 75) administration. The local anesthetic agent, 1% lidocaine -0...
September 23, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Jean Gabriel Charchaflieh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Stephanie D Grabitz, Hassan N Farhan, Katarina J Ruscic, Fanny P Timm, Christina H Shin, Tharusan Thevathasan, Anne K Staehr-Rye, Tobias Kurth, Matthias Eikermann
OBJECTIVES: Inhalational anesthetics are bronchodilators with immunomodulatory effects. We sought to determine the effect of inhalational anesthetic dose on risk of severe postoperative respiratory complications. DESIGN: Prospective analysis of data on file in surgical cases between January 2007 and December 2015. SETTING: Massachusetts General Hospital (tertiary referral center) and two affiliated community hospitals. PATIENTS: A total of 124,497 adult patients (105,267 in the study cohort and 19,230 in the validation cohort) undergoing noncardiac surgical procedures and requiring general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation...
September 15, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Hollmann D Aya, Andrew Rhodes, Irina Chis Ster, Nick Fletcher, R Michael Grounds, Maurizio Cecconi
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are to determine what is the minimal volume required to perform an effective fluid challenge and to investigate how different doses of IV fluids in an fluid challenge affect the changes in cardiac output and the proportion of responders and nonresponders. DESIGN: Quasi-randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Cardiothoracic ICU, tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS: Eighty postcardiac surgery patients...
September 20, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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