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Ambulatory Anesthesia
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Anesthesia and analgesia
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal block (ACB) has emerged as an effective analgesic regional technique for major knee surgeries in the last decade. Its motor-sparing properties make it particularly attractive for ambulatory knee surgery, but evidence supporting its use in ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgery is conflicting. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the analgesic effects of ACB for ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgeries. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive search of electronic databases for randomized controlled trials examining the analgesic effects of ACB compared to control or any other analgesic modality. Both minor arthroscopic and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgeries were considered. Rest and dynamic pain scores, opioid consumption, opioid-related adverse effects, time to first analgesic request, patient satisfaction, quadriceps strength, and block-related complications were evaluated. Data were pooled using random-effects modeling. RESULTS: Our search yielded 10 randomized controlled trials comparing ACB with placebo or femoral nerve block (FNB); these were subgrouped according to the type of knee surgery. For minor knee arthroscopic surgery, ACB provided reduced postoperative resting pain scores by a mean difference (95% confidence interval) of -1.46 cm (-2.03 to -0.90) (P < .00001), -0.51 cm (-0.92 to -0.10) (P = .02), and -0.48 cm (-0.93 to -0.04) (P = .03) at 0, 6, and 8 hours, respectively, compared to control. Dynamic pain scores were reduced by a mean difference (95% confidence interval) of -1.50 cm (-2.10 to -0.90) (P < .00001), -0.50 cm (-0.95 to -0.04) (P = .03), and -0.59 cm (-1.12 to -0.05) (P = .03) at 0, 6, and 8 hours, respectively, compared to control. ACB also reduced the cumulative 24-hour oral morphine equivalent consumption by -7.41 mg (-14.75 to -0.08) (P = .05) compared to control. For ACLR surgery, ACB did not provide any analgesic benefits and did not improve any of the examined outcomes, compared to control. ACB was also not different from FNB for these outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: After minor ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgery, ACB provides modest analgesic benefits, including improved relief for rest pain, and reduced opioid consumption for up to 8 and 24 hours, respectively. The analgesic benefits of ACB are not different from placebo or FNB after ambulatory ACLR, suggesting a limited role of both blocks in this procedure. Paucity of trials dictates cautious interpretation of these findings. Future studies are needed to determine the role of ACB in the setting of local anesthetic instillation and/or graft donor-site analgesia.
Regional anesthesia and pain medicine
... of the anesthesiology department and residency program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and John Lundy, the chair at the Mayo Clinic beginning in 1924, collaborated to expand regional anesthetic techniques and knowledge not only at their institutions, but also at institutions around the country through correspondence, meetings, and hosting of ...
Journal of clinical anesthesia
AbstractText: To review research highlights of manuscripts published in 2016 that pertain to all aspects of the clinical practice of anesthesiology AbstractText: Narrative review AbstractText: N/A AbstractText: The major themes address broad categories of general anesthesia including airway management, abdominal surgery, and obstetrical and gynaecological anesthesia. In addition, recent advancements in specialties of anesthesiology including regional anesthesia are reviewed ...
Pain Management (1), more mentions
British journal of anaesthesia
Background: The isolated forearm test (IFT) is the gold standard test of connected consciousness (awareness of the environment) during anaesthesia. The frontal alpha-delta EEG pattern (seen in slow wave sleep) is widely held to indicate anaesthetic-induced unconsciousness. A priori we proposed that one responder with the frontal alpha-delta EEG pattern would falsify this concept. Methods: Frontal EEG was recorded in a subset of patients from three centres participating in an international multicentre study of IFT responsiveness following tracheal intubation. Raw EEG waveforms were analysed for power-frequency spectra, depth-of-anaesthesia indices, permutation entropy, slow wave activity saturation and alpha-delta amplitude-phase coupling. Results: Volitional responses to verbal command occurred in six out of 90 patients. Three responses occurred immediately following intubation in patients (from Sites 1 and 2) exhibiting an alpha-delta dominant (delta power >20 dB, alpha power >10 dB) EEG pattern. The power-frequency spectra obtained during these responses were similar to those of non-responders (P>0.05) at those sites. A further three responses occurred in (Site 3) patients not exhibiting the classic alpha-delta EEG pattern; these responses occurred later relative to intubation, and in patients had been co-administered ketamine and less volatile anaesthetic compared with Site 1 and 2 patients. None of the derived depth-of-anaesthesia indices could robustly discrimate IFT responders and non-responders. Conclusions: Connected consciousness can occur in the presence of the frontal alpha-delta EEG pattern during anaesthesia. Frontal EEG parameters do not readily discriminate volitional responsiveness (a marker of connected consciousness) and unresponsiveness during anaesthesia. Clinical trial registration: NCT02248623.
Unconsciousness (1), more mentions
Anesthesia and analgesia
Clinical observations over the past few decades appear to confirm this possibility. Indeed, equipotency of general anesthesia alone in comparison with electroconvulsive therapy under general anesthesia has been demonstrated in several clinical trials. Importantly, in the past 15 years, intravenous administration of subanesthetic doses of ketamine have also been demonstrated to have rapid antidepressant effects.
Neuroscience (2)
Depressive Disorder (3), more mentions
Anesthesia and analgesia
... associated with the utilization of antiemetic prophylaxis (as a marker of anesthesia quality) AbstractText: We tested our hypothesis in several subsets of electronic anesthesia records from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry (NACOR), fitting frequentist and novel Bayesian multilevel logistic regression models AbstractText: NACOR contained 12 million cases in 2013 ...
JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery
... AbstractText: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a multimodal analgesia protocol for outpatient head and neck surgical procedures and to identify the association ... and gabapentin, and intention to treat with a nonnarcotic postoperative outpatient analgesia strategy AbstractText: Overall patient satisfaction scores, Overall Benefit of Analgesia ... Incidence of reliance on a narcotic-based postoperative outpatient analgesia strategy and adverse events related to altered analgesia strategy were identified AbstractText: Sixty-four patients (48 [75%] female ...
Pain Management (1)
Hematoma (1), more mentions
British journal of anaesthesia
... study tested the association between the perioperative routine use of statins in therapeutic doses, and opioid requirements and pain scores, after hip replacement surgery AbstractText: With IRB approval, data was obtained for adult patients who had elective hip replacement surgery under spinal anaesthesia at Cleveland Clinic between 2005 and 2015.
Cardiovascular Diseases (13), more mentions
BMJ open
Assessments will be conducted before surgery, intraoperatively, postoperatively, during the hospital stay, at 30-day, 6-month and 1-year postoperative intervals AbstractText: This study will provide clinical evidence with a more robust methodology to help anaesthetists in selecting appropriate anaesthesia for older patients with high risk for POD. At the era of increasing emphasis on delirium prevention, this trial ...
Muscular and Skeletal Diseases (5)
Delirium (7), Acute Pain (1), more mentions
Foot & ankle international
... number of narcotic pills taken by opioid-naïve patients undergoing outpatient foot and ankle surgeries with regional anesthesia AbstractText: Eighty-four patients underwent outpatient foot and ankle surgeries under spinal blockade and long-acting ... side effects from the original medication AbstractText: Patients receiving regional anesthesia for outpatient foot and ankle surgeries reported progressively lower pain scores with ...
Pain Management (1)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (1), more mentions
Journal of clinical anesthesia
Erratum to "Major complications of regional anesthesia in 11 teaching hospitals of China: a prospective survey of 106,569 cases" [Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2016: 31; 154-161]..
JAMA surgery 
... was the only modifiable covariate associated with decreased odds of serious 30-day complications, with an adjusted odds ratio of 0.66 (95% CI, 0.53-0.81; P < .001) AbstractText: Frailty is associated with increased perioperative morbidity in common ambulatory general surgery operations, independent of age, type of anesthesia, and other comorbidities.
Hernia (2), Kidney Failure (1), more mentions
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie
Abstract: There is increased interest in the perioperative management of patients with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB. Anesthesiologists must distill information from clinical reports to make key decisions for optimizing perioperative care. A patient with SDB may present with a sleep study report at the time of surgery. Knowledge of the essential components of such a report can help the anesthesiologist ...
Sleep Apnea Syndromes (2), more mentions
The New England journal of medicine 
Background The effect of a restrictive versus liberal red-cell transfusion strategy on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery remains unclear. Methods In this multicenter, open-label, noninferiority trial, we randomly assigned 5243 adults undergoing cardiac surgery who had a European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) I of 6 or more (on a scale from 0 to 47, with higher scores indicating a higher risk of death after cardiac surgery) to a restrictive red-cell transfusion threshold (transfuse if hemoglobin level was <7.5 g per deciliter, starting from induction of anesthesia) or a liberal red-cell transfusion threshold (transfuse if hemoglobin level was <9.5 g per deciliter in the operating room or intensive care unit [ICU] or was <8.5 g per deciliter in the non-ICU ward). The primary composite outcome was death from any cause, myocardial infarction, stroke, or new-onset renal failure with dialysis by hospital discharge or by day 28, whichever came first. Secondary outcomes included red-cell transfusion and other clinical outcomes. Results The primary outcome occurred in 11.4% of the patients in the restrictive-threshold group, as compared with 12.5% of those in the liberal-threshold group (absolute risk difference, -1.11 percentage points; 95% confidence interval [CI], -2.93 to 0.72; odds ratio, 0.90; 95% CI, 0.76 to 1.07; P<0.001 for noninferiority). Mortality was 3.0% in the restrictive-threshold group and 3.6% in the liberal-threshold group (odds ratio, 0.85; 95% CI, 0.62 to 1.16). Red-cell transfusion occurred in 52.3% of the patients in the restrictive-threshold group, as compared with 72.6% of those in the liberal-threshold group (odds ratio, 0.41; 95% CI, 0.37 to 0.47). There were no significant between-group differences with regard to the other secondary outcomes. Conclusions In patients undergoing cardiac surgery who were at moderate-to-high risk for death, a restrictive strategy regarding red-cell transfusion was noninferior to a liberal strategy with respect to the composite outcome of death from any cause, myocardial infarction, stroke, or new-onset renal failure with dialysis, with less blood transfused. (Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and others; TRICS III number, NCT02042898 .).
Myocardial Infarction (2), Kidney Failure (2), more mentions
British journal of anaesthesia
They were randomized into two groups, either assisting a male or a female anaesthetist in managing an airway crisis during which the anaesthetist made incorrect clinical decisions. Two independent raters scored the performances using the modified Advocacy-Inquiry Score (min 1, max 6) AbstractText: Twenty-nine subjects completed the study.
BMJ open
... aim of this study is to determine the separate and combined effects of expectancy manipulation and empathy manipulation during preoperative and postoperative tonsillectomy analgesia care on clinical adult patients' outcomes AbstractText: Using a two-by-two randomised controlled trial, 128 adult tonsillectomy patients will be randomly assigned to one out ...
Pain Management (1), more mentions
The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society
Abstract: In conjuction with the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) public-private partnership with the US Food and Drug Administration and the American Pain Society (APS), the ACTTION-APS Pain Taxonomy (AAPT) initiative strove to develop the characteristics of a diagnostic system useful ...
Oncology (1)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (3), Chronic Pain (1), Neoplasms (1), more mentions
Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology
Compared with cardiovascular monitoring, patient respiratory status was poorly recorded AbstractText: In terms of anesthesia, concurrent use of iMRI for awake craniotomy is clinically acceptable providing potential intraoperative complications can be controlled. Further, the configuration of the iMRI scanner as well as the reduced exposure from the lower magnetic field strength was found to impact patient safety management.
Convulsive Seizures (1), Heart Arrest (1), more mentions
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie
... showed the spread of radiocontrast up to the C3 level in the vicinity of the neural foramina. Clinical analgesia generally outlasted the expected duration of conduction blockade and significantly contributed to overall improvement in the patient's symptoms.The ESP block may be a promising alternative to other interventional procedures in the management of chronic shoulder pain and deserves further study.
Shoulder Pain (3), more mentions
PloS one
... from the captured image with the rotational angle calculated from the sensor outputs. For the clinical utility test, fifteen anesthesiology residents performed a video endoscopic examination of an airway model with and without using the orientation correction system. The participants reported numbers written on papers placed at the left main, right main, and right upper bronchi of the airway model.
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