Perioperative and Anesthetic Considerations for Neurosurgical Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy Ablations

Conclusions: LITT is a promising therapeutic approach for multiple central nervous system disorders. Anesthesiologists must be familiar with the anesthetic considerations and the technical aspects of the procedure when providing care for patients undergoing LITT. The literature is scarce on the impact of different anesthesia and analgesia techniques on clinical outcomes. Therefore, studies comparing different anesthetic regimens and the impact on outcomes are needed to make relevant recommendations on the anesthesia care of these patients.
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

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Source: Egyptian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion Combined with the previous study, the results gave a clue that the effects of ZTP on TRPV1 and hippocampal LTP or their interactions could be the important molecular mechanisms of ZTP acting as migraine and headache medication.
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Braz J Med Biol Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
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Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: 30 August 2018 Source:Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Volume 86 Author(s): Amie C. Hayley, Maja Green, Luke A. Downey, Con K.K. Stough, Michael Keane, Brook Shiferaw, Panagiota Kostakis, Yahya Shehabi Ketamine hydrochloride elicits potent psychotomimetic and neurobehavioural effects which make it incompatible with driving; however, the direct effect on driving performance is yet to be assessed. Using an open label, within-subjects protocol, 15 males and 5 females (mean age = 30.8 years) were administered three fixed, stepwise increasing sub-anaesthetic doses of intra...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
“The patient in room 17 needs an IV line! Hey, have you ever put in an IV before?!” Everybody looked at me at once. I tried my best to maintain a confident outer appearance. But I’ll admit, I was caught off guard. I thought back to my attempted IV insertions throughout my anesthesia rotation earlier in the year. I struggled with getting the IV line smoothly into the vein. I followed all the techniques to a tee, watched numerous YouTube videos about it and attempted it at every opportunity throughout my training. But somehow I just never got to see that salient red gush of venous blood pour into my IV line...
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Condition:   All Surgery Intervention:   Other: questionnaire Sponsor:   CHU de Reims Recruiting
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Condition:   Fetal Distress Intervention:   Other: Copeptin Sponsor:   Istanbul University Recruiting
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