Stressors in anaesthesiology: development and validation of a new questionnaire: A cross-sectional study of Portuguese anaesthesiologists

CONCLUSION: SQA is a well adjusted measure for assessing stressors in anaesthesia physicians and includes clinical, organisational and team stress factors. Results showed that the SQA is a robust and reliable instrument.
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Work environment Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Administration of midazolam as premedication for laparotomy patients did not improve the quality of recovery up to one week after surgery. General prescription of midazolam as premedication can be questioned and might only suit some patients. TRIAL REGISTRATION: (NCT01993459); registered 29 October, 2013. PMID: 31576513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
ConclusionCatastrophizing was associated with acute pain intensity, and lower pain-related catastrophizing among patients with acute herpes zoster was associated with less risk of PHN development, independent of acute pain intensity.
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Regular survey of patients' satisfaction should help to improve the quality of medical care. The strong excitement of the patient about the upcoming anesthesia and surgery, and the presence of a high level of anxiety and depression can be factors of reducing the patients' satisfaction with anesthesia. It requires psychological support of patients at the stage of surgical treatment.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: ADHD Rats were not sensitive to postoperative neurocognitive disorder (PND). Surgery with general anesthesia could partly improve the hyperactivity symptom of ADHD rats. This mechanism was related to the suppression of neural activity in cerebral NAc of ADHD rats induced by general anesthetics.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionRepeated intake of caffeine aggravates PTSD-like symptoms in stress-exposed rats and induces PTSD-like symptoms in unstressed rats by altering the expression of glucocorticoid receptors.Graphical abstract
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This retrospective study with propensity-matched cohorts showed that cannabinoid use was associated with higher pain scores and a poorer quality of sleep in the early postoperative period in patients undergoing major orthopedic surgery. PMID: 31425232 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
Conclusion and Recommendation: Our study showed higher magnitude of awareness with recall under general anesthesia. Lack of premedication was the only associated factor with awareness with recall under general anesthesia. Anesthetists should give emphasis to prevent the possibility of awareness under general anesthesia by providing premedication. Cohort studies should be done including the consequences of awareness with recall under general anesthesia. PMID: 31360165 [PubMed]
Source: Anesthesiology Research and Practice - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesthesiol Res Pract Source Type: research
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