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Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Chryssoula Staikou, Mattheos Stamelos, Eftyhios Stavroulakis
Patients with pre-excitation abnormalities are at a high risk for life-threatening perioperative arrhythmias. In Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, the anaesthetics used for invasive diagnostic testing/ablation, should not affect cardiac electrophysiology; propofol, sevoflurane, fentanyl, sufentanil, alfentanil are suitable. In non-ablative surgery, propofol, sevoflurane, isoflurane, fentanyl, alfentanil, sufentanil have been used safely. Among neuromuscular blockers, cis-atracurium, rocuronium and vecuronium are good choices...
October 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Oksana V Riazanova, Yurii S Alexandrovich, Alexander M Ioscovich
Postpartum depression (PPD) is the main psychological status disorder and women suffering from postpartum depression often need long-term psychological and socio-economic rehabilitation. The study is dedicated to the evaluation of the role of labor pain management using epidural analgesia in natural delivery on stress level in labor and frequency of postnatal depression. Materials and methods: 210 women were investigated and divided into two groups. In the first group for labor pain management in natural delivery, patient-controlled epidural analgesia was used (bolus - 10...
October 2018: Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care
Dana Tomescu, Mihai Popescu, Simona Olimpia Dima
Early allograft dysfunction (EAD) represents one of the most common and serious complications after liver transplantation (LT). Methods: One hundred sixty-four patients who underwent LT were prospectively included in the present study. Patient demographics, intraoperative blood loss and transfusion were recorded at the time of LT. Lactate levels were recorded during surgery and daily for the first 3 postoperative days. Standard and derived rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) parameters were recorded 24 hours after LT...
October 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Arun Kalava, Abby M Pribish
Background and Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia seen clinically. Due to the lack of literature and guidelines on maternal AF as a postoperative complication following cesarean delivery (CD), we undertook a study to characterize parturients who developed AF following CD and to evaluate arrhythmia management and outcomes in this patient population. Methods: After receiving ethics committee approval, a retrospective chart review was performed to determine the incidence, possible risk factors, treatment, and outcome of women who developed AF following CD performed between 2003 and 2012 at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York...
October 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Catherine D Tobin, Tamas A Szabo, Bethany J Wolf, Kathryn H Bridges, Tod A Brown, Erick M Woltz, Robert D Warters
Background and Aims: Manual bag mask ventilation is a life saving skill. An investigation was made to compare two different facemasks used in bag mask ventilation, the standard and the novel Tao face mask, and evaluate the ability of novices to achieve adequate tidal volume. Methods: The study design was a crossover trial, which randomized forty medical students with no previous airway experience to learn bag mask ventilation with the standard mask and the Tao face mask...
October 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Peter Biro, Martin Schlaepfer
Study objective: Videolaryngoscopes can be fitted either with channeled or non-channeled blades, which may result in a different performance and success of tracheal intubation. We investigated the characteristics of the two different blade types of the commercially available KingVision™ videolaryngoscope. Design: A prospective, randomized, single center investigation study in a urological operation unit of a tertiary hospital. Subjects and Methods: Forty adult patients undergoing elective urological surgery in general anaesthesia with tracheal intubation were randomly allocated into group 1 (channeled videolaryngoscopy, n = 20) and group 2 (non-channeled videolaryngoscopy, n = 20)...
October 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
David Roche, Gabriella Iohom
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October 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Sonia-Elena Popovici, Călin Mitre
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October 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
M Anthony Cometa, Scott M Wasilko, Adam L Wendling
Uterine and placental pathology can be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the parturient and infant. When presenting alone, placental abruption, uterine rupture, or placenta accreta can result in significant peripartum hemorrhage, requiring aggressive surgical and anesthetic management; however, the presence of multiple concurrent uterine and placental pathologies can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We present the anesthetic management of a parturient who underwent an urgent cesarean delivery for non-reassuring fetal tracing in the setting of chronic hypertension, preterm premature rupture of membranes, and chorioamnionitis who was subsequently found to have placental abruption, uterine rupture, and placenta accreta...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Maria Bermudez Lopez
Postoperative shivering is a common complication of anaesthesia. Shivering is believed to increase oxygen consumption, increase the risk of hypoxemia, induce lactic acidosis, and catecholamine release. Therefore, it might increase the postoperative complications especially in high-risk patients. Moreover, shivering is one of the leading causes of discomfort for postsurgical patients. Shivering is usually triggered by hypothermia. However, it occurs even in normothermic patients during the perioperative period...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Hana Locihová, Katarína Žiaková
Aim: To examine the effects of mechanical ventilation on the quality of sleep in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) using recent and relevant literature. Methods: To verify the examined objective, the results of the analysis of available original scientific works have been used including defined inclusion/exclusion criteria and search strategy. Appropriate works found were analysed further. The applied methodology was in line with the general principles of Evidence-Based Medicine...
April 2018: Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care
Mădălina Duţu, Robert Ivaşcu, Oana Tudorache, Darius Morlova, Alina Stanca, Silvius Negoiţă, Dan Corneci
This review makes an advocacy for neuromuscular blockade monitoring during anaesthesia care, by: (i) describing the fundamental principles of the methods currently available, at the same time emphasizing quantitative recording measurements; (ii) describing the different ways in which muscles respond to the effect of neuromuscular blockade and their use in clinical practice; (iii) presenting results of different studies on timing and agents of neuromuscular block reversal, including a recommendation for sugammadex use and experimental results with calabadion and (iv) in the end emphasizing the need for implementing neuromuscular monitoring as a practice that should be used every time a neuromuscular block is required...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Parnandi Bhaskar Rao, Manaswini Mangaraj, Preetam Mahajan, Swagata Tripathy, Neha Singh, Thenmozhi Mani, Sukdev Nayak
Background & aims: Altered lung function and consequent decrease in oxygenation has been linked to the duration of anaesthesia. This necessitates oxygen monitoring and supplementation in the perioperative period. But, evidence is lacking regarding the parameter that guides best the oxygen supplementation in the postoperative period and the parameter that correlates best with the duration of anaesthesia. Methods: Adult patients scheduled for head & neck surgery under general anaesthesia were recruited...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Robert Qiu, Albert C Perrino, Holly Zurich, Nitin Sukumar, Feng Dai, Wanda Popescu
Background: Patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) are particularly vulnerable to opioid-induced sedation and hypoventilation. Accordingly, reducing opioid consumption in these patients is a primary goal of multimodal analgesic regimens. Although administration of preoperative gabapentin and acetaminophen has been shown to decrease postoperative opioid consumption in other surgeries, this approach has not been studied in VATS lobectomy. Our objective was to examine the impact of the addition of preoperative gabapentin and acetaminophen to a VATS lobectomy multimodal analgesic plan on postoperative opioid consumption, nausea/vomiting, and sedation...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Liana Valeanu, Mihai Stefan, Diogo Sobreira Fernandes, Michela Rauseo, Bernardo Matias, Cornelia Predoi, Serban Bubenek, Daniela Filipescu
Anaesthesiology training is going through continuous transformations worldwide. Recent data from a European Survey on anaesthesiology postgraduate trainees and their concerns have been published for the first time, following an initiative by the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Among the responders of this survey, 10.8% were represented by Romanian trainees. The main needs of the Romanian anaesthesiology trainees who completed the questionnaire were, in descending order educational contents/EDAIC, technical skills, exchange programmes, residency workload, residency costs and autonomy transition...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Elif Erdogan, Ecder Ozenc
Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between types of anaesthesia, patients' demographic variables, preoperative emotional states and the prevalence of postoperative pain. Method: In this randomized prospective study, postoperative pain was assessed in 100 patients, who were ASA (American Society of Anaesthesiologist) I-II and between 18-65 years old, undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy with either general or spinal anaesthesia. In addition, postoperative pain compared with patients' demographic properties and psychological conditions in each group was also considered...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Tiberiu Ezri, Ronen Waintrob, Yuri Avelansky, Alexander Izakson, Katia Dayan, Mordechai Shimonov
Background: The incidence of difficult intubation (DI) in obese patients may reach a two-digit figure. No studies have assessed the effect of primary use of special intubation devices on lowering the incidence of DI. We assessed the effect of primary selection of special intubation techniques on the incidence of DI in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher. Patients and methods: Data from 546 patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher who underwent bariatric surgery at Wolfson Medical Center from 2010 through 2014 was retrospectively extracted and analyzed for demographics, predictors of DI and intubation techniques employed...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Davina Wildemeersch, Michiel Baeten, Natasja Peeters, Vera Saldien, Marcel Vercauteren, Guy Hans
Background: Pupillary response by pupillary dilatation reflex (PDR) is a robust reflex, even measurable during general anaesthesia. However, the ability of infrared pupillometry to detect PDR differences obtained by intraoperative opioid administration in anaesthesized patients remains largely unknown. We analyzed the performance of automated infrared pupillometry in detecting differences in pupillary dilatation reflex response by a inbuilt standardized nociceptive stimulation program in patients under general anesthesia with a standardized propofol/fentanyl scheme...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
David M Corda, Christopher B Robards, Mark J Rice, Timothy E Morey, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Sorin J Brull
Background: Overinflation of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) cuff may cause many of the complications associated with the use of the LMA. There is no clinically acceptable (cost effective and practical) method to ensure cuff pressure is maintained below the manufacturer's recommended maximum value of 60 cm H2 O (44 mmHg). We studied the use of the intrinsic recoil of the LMA inflating syringe as an effective and practical way to limit cuff pressures at or below the manufacturer's recommended values...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Massimiliano Sorbello, Ivana Zdravkovic, Rita Cataldo, Ida Di Giacinto
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April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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