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This month, our blog that highlights NIGMS-funded research turns four years old! For each candle, we thought we’d illuminate an aspect of the blog to offer you, our reader, an insider’s view. Who are we? Over the years, the editorial team has included onsite science writers, office interns, staff scientists and guest authors from universities. Kathryn, who’s a regular contributor, writes entirely from her home office. Chris, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and now manages the blog, used to do research in a lab. Alisa has worked in NIGMS’ Bethesda-based office the longest: 22 years! She and I remember when we first launched Biomedical Beat as an e-newsletter in 2005. You can read more about each of the writers on the contributors page and if you know someone who’s considering a career in science communications, tell them to drop us a line.” How do we come up with the stories? We get our story ideas from a range of sources. For instance, newspaper articles about an experimental pest control strategy in Florida and California prompted us to write about NIGMS-funded studies exploring the basic science of the technique. A beautiful visual from a grantee’s institution inspired a short post on tissue regeneration research. And an ongoing conversation with NIGMS scientific staff about the important role of research organisms in biological studies sparked the idea for a playful profile of one such science superstar. A big change in ...
CONCLUSION: Since cardiac tamponade is generally not suspected as a cause of hemodynamic instability after a lung lobectomy, as it was in this case, a misdiagnosis of the patient's condition may have led to improper management resulting in death. As anesthesiologists are often involved in the initial resuscitation of morbid patients in Post-Anesthesia Care Units, their acquaintance with various postoperative complications and competence in echocardiography for assessing cardiac problems may contribute to patient survival. PMID: 29776668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
How do practicing anesthesiologists feel regarding the use of depth of hypnosis monitors in children? Are they reliable, and when and why should they be used?BMC Anesthesiology
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2018 Source:European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Author(s): Solène Duros, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh
This study allows us to assess selection criteria used in our hospital to determine which patients can undergo cataract surgery under topical anesthesia without the anesthesia team. This procedure lowers organizational constraints while still insuring patient safety. Some patients still probably need an anesthesiologist present, such as those with an unstable disease or risk of agitation, in order to optimize the medications administered during surgery. PMID: 29776768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: We found that high BIS values were correlated with low levels of anesthetic concentration and high eye position, suggesting that BIS monitoring may be useful for predicting eye position during anesthesia. Particular attention must be given to eye position during ophthalmic surgery. Anesthesia depth can be maintained by assuring that the BIS value remains below 65. PMID: 29770643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Inserting a smaller sized peripheral intravenous catheter did not result in a lower pain sensation. Moreover, to prevent pain upon inserting a peripheral intravenous catheter, an unsuccessful attempt must be avoided. PMID: 29772984 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Lee DK, In J Abstract Length of time is a variable often encountered during data analysis. Survival analysis provides simple, intuitive results concerning time-to-event for events of interest, which are not confined to death. This review introduces methods of analyzing time-to-event. The Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, log-rank test, and Cox proportional hazards regression modeling method are described with examples of hypothetical data. PMID: 29768911 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThis study demonstrated that intravenous dexmedetomidine during hernia repair with local anesthesia is safe and the results were satisfactory to both operators and patients.
ConclusionThe presented missions contribute significantly to an improvement in local healthcare and decrease the burden of disease. We were able to show the sustainable character of these surgical missions. As a next step, we will analyse the cost-effectiveness of MSTs.
Authors: Graham M, Owen AM, Weijer C, Naci L Abstract We cast a novel perspective on two distinct populations: patients who become accidentally intraoperatively aware after receiving general anesthesia and severely brain-injured patients who are diagnosed as being in a vegetative state. In both cases, patients are behaviorally non-responsive -and on this basis presumed to lack consciousness- yet, retain covert awareness. In both contexts, detecting consciousness is highly challenging, yet highly important for ensuring adequate patient care. Although great strides have been made in the development of depth-of-anesth...