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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067709/factors-associated-with-risk-of-neurologic-complications-after-peripheral-nerve-blocks-a-systematic-review
#1
Rakesh V Sondekoppam, Ban C H Tsui
The onset of neurologic complications after regional anesthesia is a complex process and may result from an interaction of host, agent, and environmental risk factors. The purpose of this systematic review was examine the qualitative evidence relating to various risk factors implicated in neurologic dysfunction after peripheral nerve block (PNB). The MEDLINE, OVID, and EMBASE databases were primary sources for literature. Cochrane, LILACS, DARE, IndMed, ERIC, NHS, and HTA via Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD; York University) databases were searched for additional unique results...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21596885/gastric-sonography-in-the-fasted-surgical-patient-a-prospective-descriptive-study
#2
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Anahi Perlas, Liisa Davis, Masood Khan, Nicholas Mitsakakis, Vincent W S Chan
BACKGROUND: Aspiration pneumonia remains a serious anesthetic-related complication. A reliable diagnostic tool to assess gastric volume is currently lacking. We recently demonstrated that gastric sonography can provide reliable qualitative and quantitative information about gastric content and volume in healthy volunteers. In the current study, we performed a prospective qualitative and quantitative analysis of the gastric antrum in 200 fasted patients undergoing elective surgery. METHODS: A standardized gastric scanning protocol was applied before anesthetic induction...
July 2011: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091794/the-impact-of-liver-disorders-on-perioperative-management-of-reoperative-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-study-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients
#3
Koko Adachi, Hiroaki Toyama, Yu Kaiho, Osamu Adachi, Hiroto Hudeta, Masanori Yamauchi
PURPOSE: We evaluated the preoperative prevalence of risk factors for liver disorders and the relationship between the liver disorders and perioperative outcomes in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients. METHODS: This retrospective study included 32 ACHD patients who underwent reoperative cardiac surgery. RESULTS: Preoperatively, 38% of the study patients had risk factors, including congestive liver (CL) due to right heart failure (31%), chronic hepatitis C (HC) (22%), and both CL and HC (16%)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990270/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#4
REVIEW
Halley Tsai, Yon K Sung, Vinicio de Jesus Perez
Over the past 20 years, there has been an explosion in the development of therapeutics to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare but life-threatening disorder associated with progressive elevation of pulmonary pressures and severe right heart failure. Recently, the field has seen the introduction of riociguat, a soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator, a new endothelin receptor antagonist (macitentan), and oral prostanoids (treprostinil and selexipag). Besides new drugs, there have been significant advances in defining the role of upfront combination therapy in treatment-naïve patients as well as proposed methods to deliver systemic prostanoids by use of implantable pumps...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050704/swallowing-action-immediately-before-intravenous-fentanyl-at-induction-of-anesthesia-prevents-fentanyl-induced-coughing-a-randomized-controlled-study
#5
Saori Sako, Shoji Tokunaga, Masanori Tsukamoto, Jun Yoshino, Naoyuki Fujimura, Takeshi Yokoyama
PURPOSE: Fentanyl is a strong µ-opioid analgesic which attenuates the stimulation of surgical invasion and tracheal intubation. However, intravenous fentanyl often induces coughing [fentanyl-induced coughing (FIC)] during induction of anesthesia. We found that the swallowing action, when requested at induction of anesthesia, attenuated FIC. In the current study, we investigated the relationship between the occurrence of FIC and the swallowing action. METHODS: The study included American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II patients, aged 20-64 years, who were undergoing elective surgery...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045707/practice-guidelines-for-preoperative-fasting-and-the-use-of-pharmacologic-agents-to-reduce-the-risk-of-pulmonary-aspiration-application-to-healthy-patients-undergoing-elective-procedures-an-updated-report-by-the-american-society-of-anesthesiologists-task-force
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008564/apneic-oxygenation-let-s-all-just-take-a-deep-breath
#7
EDITORIAL
Duane J Funk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007240/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Vinay Badhwar, J Scott Rankin, Ralph J Damiano, A Marc Gillinov, Faisal G Bakaeen, James R Edgerton, Jonathan M Philpott, Patrick M McCarthy, Steven F Bolling, Harold G Roberts, Vinod H Thourani, Rakesh M Suri, Richard J Shemin, Scott Firestone, Niv Ad
Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant mitral operations to restore sinus rhythm. (Class I, Level A) Surgical ablation for AF can be performed without additional operative risk of mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant isolated aortic valve replacement, isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and aortic valve replacement plus coronary artery bypass graft operations to restore sinus rhythm...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984262/incidence-of-connected-consciousness-after-tracheal-intubation-a-prospective-international-multicenter-cohort-study-of-the-isolated-forearm-technique
#9
Robert D Sanders, Amy Gaskell, Aeyal Raz, Joel Winders, Ana Stevanovic, Rolf Rossaint, Christina Boncyk, Aline Defresne, Gabriel Tran, Seth Tasbihgou, Sascha Meier, Phillip E Vlisides, Hussein Fardous, Aaron Hess, Rebecca M Bauer, Anthony Absalom, George A Mashour, Vincent Bonhomme, Mark Coburn, Jamie Sleigh
BACKGROUND: The isolated forearm technique allows assessment of consciousness of the external world (connected consciousness) through a verbal command to move the hand (of a tourniquet-isolated arm) during intended general anesthesia. Previous isolated forearm technique data suggest that the incidence of connected consciousness may approach 37% after a noxious stimulus. The authors conducted an international, multicenter, pragmatic study to establish the incidence of isolated forearm technique responsiveness after intubation in routine practice...
February 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940453/perioperative-management-of-the-bleeding-patient
#10
K Ghadimi, J H Levy, I J Welsby
Perioperative bleeding remains a major complication during and after surgery, resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. The principal causes of non-vascular sources of haemostatic perioperative bleeding are a preexisting undetected bleeding disorder, the nature of the operation itself, or acquired coagulation abnormalities secondary to haemorrhage, haemodilution, or haemostatic factor consumption. In the bleeding patient, standard therapeutic approaches include allogeneic blood product administration, concomitant pharmacologic agents, and increasing application of purified and recombinant haemostatic factors...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26055844/cognition-and-brain-structure-following-early-childhood-surgery-with-anesthesia
#11
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Barynia Backeljauw, Scott K Holland, Mekibib Altaye, Andreas W Loepke
BACKGROUND: Anesthetics induce widespread cell death, permanent neuronal deletion, and neurocognitive impairment in immature animals, raising substantial concerns about similar effects occurring in young children. Epidemiologic studies have been unable to sufficiently address this concern, in part due to reliance on group-administered achievement tests, inability to assess brain structure, and limited control for confounders. METHODS: We compared healthy participants of a language development study at age 5 to 18 years who had undergone surgery with anesthesia before 4 years of age (n = 53) with unexposed peers (n = 53) who were matched for age, gender, handedness, and socioeconomic status...
July 2015: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940456/perioperative-cognitive-protection
#12
C Brown, S Deiner
There is significant evidence that many older surgical patients experience at least a transient decrease in cognitive function. Although there is still equipoise regarding the degree, duration, and mechanism of cognitive dysfunction, there is a concurrent need to provide best-practice clinical evidence. The two major cognitive disorders seen after surgery are postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction. Delirium is a public health problem; millions of dollars are spent annually on delirium-related medical resource use and prolonged hospital stays...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875480/innovative-treatments-for-back-pain
#13
G Lorimer Moseley
Innovation involves asking new questions, or taking new approaches to old questions. For a problem as old as back pain, one might expect innovations to be rare. That back pain has been the most burdensome non-fatal health condition for over 25 years, and that the treatments that are available are not very effective, clearly points to the need for innovative approaches. The most eye-catching innovations of the last decade have taken novel approaches to the intervertebral disk, but the disconnect between back pain and structural pathology of the spine suggest that the impact of any so targeted approaches will be limited...
November 21, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837405/guidelines-to-the-practice-of-anesthesia-revised-edition-2017
#14
Gregory Dobson, Matthew Chong, Lorraine Chow, Alana Flexman, Matthew Kurrek, Claude Laflamme, Annie Lagacée, Shean Stacey, Barton Thiessen
The Guidelines to the Practice of Anesthesia Revised Edition 2017 (the guidelines) were prepared by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS), which reserves the right to determine their publication and distribution. Because the guidelines are subject to revision, updated versions are published annually. The Guidelines to the Practice of Anesthesia Revised Edition 2017 supersedes all previously published versions of this document. Although the CAS encourages Canadian anesthesiologists to adhere to its practice guidelines to ensure high-quality patient care, the society cannot guarantee any specific patient outcome...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820710/innovative-disruption-in-the-world-of-neuromuscular-blockade-what-is-the-state-of-the-art
#15
Mohamed Naguib, Ken B Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26858095/what-works-and-what-s-safe-in-pediatric-emergency-procedural-sedation-an-overview-of-reviews
#16
Lisa Hartling, Andrea Milne, Michelle Foisy, Eddy S Lang, Douglas Sinclair, Terry P Klassen, Lisa Evered
BACKGROUND: Sedation is increasingly used to facilitate procedures on children in emergency departments (EDs). This overview of systematic reviews (SRs) examines the safety and efficacy of sedative agents commonly used for procedural sedation in children in the ED or similar settings. METHODS: We followed standard SR methods: comprehensive search; dual study selection, quality assessment, data extraction. We included SRs of children (1 month to 18 years) where the indication for sedation was procedure-related and performed in the ED...
May 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777297/surgical-management-of-infective-endocarditis-complicated-by-embolic-stroke-practical-recommendations-for-clinicians
#17
Bobby Yanagawa, Gosta B Pettersson, Gilbert Habib, Marc Ruel, Gustavo Saposnik, David A Latter, Subodh Verma
There has been an overall improvement in surgical mortality for patients with infective endocarditis (IE), presumably because of improved diagnosis and management, centered around a more aggressive early surgical approach. Surgery is currently performed in approximately half of all cases of IE. Improved survival in surgery-treated patients is correlated with a reduction in heart failure and the prevention of embolic sequelae. It is reported that between 20% and 40% of patients with IE present with stroke or other neurological conditions...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785762/special-announcement-guidelines-to-the-practice-of-anesthesia-revised-edition-2017
#18
EDITORIAL
Gregory Dobson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775997/withholding-versus-continuing-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-before-noncardiac-surgery-an-analysis-of-the-vascular-events-in-noncardiac-surgery-patients-cohort-evaluation-prospective-cohort
#19
Pavel S Roshanov, Bram Rochwerg, Ameen Patel, Omid Salehian, Emmanuelle Duceppe, Emilie P Belley-Côté, Gordon H Guyatt, Daniel I Sessler, Yannick Le Manach, Flavia K Borges, Vikas Tandon, Andrew Worster, Alexandra Thompson, Mithin Koshy, Breagh Devereaux, Frederick A Spencer, Robert D Sanders, Erin N Sloan, Erin E Morley, James Paul, Karen E Raymer, Zubin Punthakee, P J Devereaux
BACKGROUND: The effect on cardiovascular outcomes of withholding angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers in chronic users before noncardiac surgery is unknown. METHODS: In this international prospective cohort study, the authors analyzed data from 14,687 patients (including 4,802 angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin II receptor blocker users) at least 45 yr old who had in-patient noncardiac surgery from 2007 to 2011...
January 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792079/obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-sleep-apnea-overlap-syndrome-perioperative-management-to-prevent-complications
#20
Raviraj Raveendran, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, David T Wong, Frances Chung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is increasing proportional to the prevalence of obesity. Although anesthesiologists are familiar with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - the most common SDB, anesthesiologists may not be aware of other SDB such as obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) and overlap syndrome (combination of OSA and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The present review provides an update of information regarding the perioperative management of OHS and overlap syndrome...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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