Point-of-care ultrasonography in Canadian anesthesiology residency programs: a national survey of program directors
ConclusionPoint-of-care ultrasonography training within Canadian anesthesiology residency programs is highly variable. Given the importance of POCUS abilities and their relevance to modern anesthesia practice, POCUS training and assessment within Canadian anesthesiology residency programs should be formalized.
From the Wood Library-Museum ’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection, this photograph (right) features signage (left) from a 1920s “Nap-A-Minit” dentist. From his office corner in Waterbury, Connecticut, Dr. Paul August Kumpitsch (1886 to 1949) was one of a large number of American dentists who so advertised their use of analgesic gas, either Somnoform or nitrous oxide-oxygen. Pioneered in Bordeaux, France, in 1901 by Dr. G eorges Rolland, Somnoform was an eclectic mixture of ethyl chloride, methyl chloride, and ethyl bromide, in a 12:7:1 ratio. A topical vapocoolant, Somnoform’s general anesthetic properties ...
Conclusion: Multidisciplinary approach involving laparoscopic palpation, frozen sections and intraoperative blood sugar monitoring helps laparoscopic management of solitary insulinomas without IOUS.
CONCLUSION: Education on organ donation can be a means to increase organ donation rates. The effects of the change in legislation and the establishment of the transplant register need to be evaluated. Further research regarding the influence of religion, especially among religious minorities, on organ donation rates in Germany needs to be conducted to identify possible obstacles. Moreover, the use of social networks to address potential organ donors has proven to increase registration numbers and could easily be implemented in Germany. PMID: 29230502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: A minimally invasive surgical approach to the equine pituitary gland is possible and allows for needle placement within the target tissue. More work is necessary to determine what that treatment might be, but repeatable access to the pituitary gland has been obtained, which is a promising step. PMID: 29219746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2017 Source:Scandinavian Journal of Pain Author(s): Harald Breivik
CONCLUSION: DKI accurately reflected neurite density in the area with crossing fibers, potentially allowing evaluation of complex microstructures. PMID: 29213008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Interstitial brachytherapy for orbit using this innovative technique is a safe and effective modality of local treatment for appropriately selected orbital soft tissue tumors. Brachytherapy resulted in excellent disease control with significant reduction of dose to surrounding ocular structures compared to EBRT. PMID: 29204167 [PubMed]
BackgroundMechanical ventilation with oxygen is life‐saving, however, may result in hyperoxia. The aim was to analyse the incidence and duration of hyperoxia burden and related in‐hospital mortality in critically ill patients. MethodsPatients of all ages admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) and with mechanical ventilation for at least seven consecutive days were included in this single centre retrospective medical record audit. The main outcome measure was time‐weighted arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2) over 7 days. Logistic regression for association with in‐hospital mortality and propensity score matc...
In conclusion, ZOL increased the subchondral bone density, improved the microstructure and reduced the degeneration of articular cartilage in OA according to morphological as well as quantitative observation. ZOL exerted significant chondroprotective effects in a dose-dependent manner. A favorable chondroprotective effect was induced at the dose of 250 µg/kg. ZOL may represent a novel promising drug to complement the treatment of OA. PMID: 29201194 [PubMed]
ConclusionsThe SMS‐ICU predicted 90‐day mortality with reasonable and stable performance. If performance remains adequate after external validation, the SMS‐ICU could prove a valuable tool for ICU clinicians and researchers because of its simplicity and expected very low number of missing values.