Septo-optic dysplasia/de Morsier 's syndrome
Pedro Reis, Joana MourãoSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2017 11(1):106-107 Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD)/de Morsier's syndrome is characterized by optic nerve hypoplasia, pituitary endocrine dysfunction, and midline brain abnormalities. Hypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, and adrenal insufficiency can lead to severe hypoglycemia, adrenal crisis, seizures, and sudden death. Anesthetic management of SOD was associated with high perioperative mortality. A 9-year-old male child proposed for dental treatments/extractions. Medical history of SOD with hypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, and delayed psychomotor development was observed. Anesthetic induction with sevoflurane and intravenous administration of hydrocortisone plus dexamethasone were given. An infusion of 5% glucose in sodium chloride 0.9% was started. Anesthesia with sevoflurane and air, combined with local infiltration with 2% lidocaine, was maintained. During the procedure, the patient was breathing spontaneously, hemodynamically stable, with normal glucose levels measured every 30 min. The patient received 750 mg of paracetamol for analgesia and was discharged from the hospital 24 h after the procedure without complications. The mortality related to general anesthesia in such patients put us some challenges. The procedure was imperative for improving the health and quality of life of the patient, so we opted for inhalational anesthesia combined with local infiltration. We think that combined a...
CONCLUSIONS: OVD applied to the ocular surface during cataract surgery had a protective effect on the ocular surface one week after surgery. PMID: 31612658 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: This survey provided a comprehensive update of the present cataract surgery practices in the Republic of Korea. The results emphasized the increasing use of premium intraocular lenses, optical biometry, and topical anesthesia. PMID: 31612656 [PubMed - in process]
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have been selected as part of a national initiative by the National Institutes of Health to develop new non-addictive treatments for pain to improve patient care and curb the use and abuse of opioids.
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ConclusionEFTR is a safe, minimally invasive treatment modality that ensures complete eradication of the duodenal subepithelial lesions.
I see a lot of depressing threads from 2006/2009/2012 etc. about Gas or Anesthesiology losing jobs and being paid less, but the statistics seem to say otherwise. Its 2019 and: Automation doesn't look like it happening any time soon [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/03/28/its-game-over-for-the-robot-intended-to-replace-anesthesiologists/] Job outlook is high... Considering CNRA's came to be in 1956 and so far MD/DO Gas docs are making more and have stable employment, where did the negativity come from?
I’ve heard from the PD at my school that significantly more students are applying to anesthesia than in previous years, and that they’re a lot more 250s/AOA caliber students applying as well. It seems like no matter how many rights midlevels get, or how many times people here try to warn students not to go into anesthesia, more and more people are gunning for it.
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Authors: Yang S, Wang D, Xu J, Luo F, Wu W, Zhang Z Abstract Objective: To observe the clinical effect of anterior debridement, decompression, bone grafting, and instrumentation for cervical spinal tuberculosis in four hospitals. Materials and Methods: This research retrospectively analyzed 146 patients with cervical spinal tuberculosis who were treated by anterior debridement, decompression, bone grafting, and instrumentation in four institutions between January 2000 and January 2015. There were 68 males and 78 females with an average age of 31.32 ± 11.69 years. All patients received chemotherapy for 18 mon...
AbstractPrader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by short stature, low lean body mass, muscular hypotonia, mental retardation, behavioral abnormalities, dysmorphic features, and excessive appetite with progressive obesity. It is caused by lack of expression of genes on the paternally inherited chromosome 15q11.2-q13. This genetic disorder has an estimated prevalence that ranges between 1/10,000 –1/30,000. Hypothalamic dysfunction is a common finding in PWS and it has been implicated in several manifestations of this syndrome such as hyperphagia, temperature instability, high pain threshold, sle...
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