We thank Dr. Roth for his thoughtful comments about our article.1 He makes the important observation that when assistants are asked to perform an additional duty, they tend to reflexively use their dominant hand. Therefore, he suggests that cricoid pressure (CP) should be applied with the nondominant hand, if there is any possibility that the assistant applying CP will be asked to perform an additional task. We agree with Dr. Roth ’s suggestion. Perhaps trainees should practice performing the CP maneuver using either hand so they can easily switch back and forth depending on the circumstances.
Publication date: January 2020Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 55Author(s): Neda Eskandari, Klaske van Heusden, Guy A. DumontAbstractThis paper proposes a model predictive control (MPC) solution for closed-loop propofol and remifentanil infusion based on feedback from a depth-of-hypnosis monitor, a multi-input single-output system. A clinically relevant objective function is proposed, extending the habituating MPC solution. The presented MPC controller meets the following clinical objectives; it (1) gives the anesthesiologist control over the analgesic-hypnotic balance, (2) reacts fast in response t...
[Shabait] Asmara -The founding congress of the Eritrean Anesthetists' Association (ERIAA) was conducted yesterday, 14 September at the Asmara Palace Hotel.
Publication date: Available online 17 September 2019Source: Science &SportsAuthor(s): M. Kordi, S. Khoramshahi, S. Eshghi, A. Gaeeni, A. MoosakhaniSummaryAimsMuscle atrophy is one of the complications of people with diabetes. Exercise have reversing effect of muscle atrophy in various conditions, hence the aim of the study was to evaluate The effect of five weeks of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on the expression of Atrogin-1, miR-23a, miR-206 and myostatin in gastrocnemius muscles of diabetic rats.MethodsFor this purpose, diabetes was induced in 14 Wistar male rats with an average weight of 260 ±...
This just in... The Largo Medical Center program is no longer participating in the upcoming match and had its ACGME accreditation withdrawn. Why exactly? Your guess is as good as mine. More importantly, why did we have to wait until the day apps went out to find out and how do I get my $20 back?
Condition: Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Intervention: Procedure: A novel technique to block the inferior alveolar nerve block using Mepivecaine with Levonordefrin Sponsor: Mosaad Khalifah Not yet recruiting
Condition: Depth of Anesthesia Intervention: Sponsor: Charite University, Berlin, Germany Recruiting
Conditions: Daytime Operation; Nighttime Operation; Sleep Quality; General Anesthesia; Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder Intervention: Other: receiving operation during the day or at night Sponsor: Shengjing Hospital Recruiting
Conclusion. The addition of dexmedetomidine to preemptive ropivacaine wound infiltration provided a superior analgesic effect, reduced postoperative morphine consumption, and prolonged the time of the first analgesic demand with no serious side effects. Level of Evidence: 2
Study Design. Retrospective cohort. Objective. To determine how respiratory failure rates and duration of intensive care unit (ICU) stay after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for neuromuscular scoliosis compare between children with Rett syndrome (RS) versus cerebral palsy (CP). Summary of Background Data. Rett syndrome and CP are associated with high incidence of neuromuscular scoliosis and respiratory dysfunction. Methods. We included 21 patients with RS (mean age, 13 ± 3.1 yrs) and 124 with CP (mean age, 14 ± 3.2 yrs) who underwent PSF by one surgeon from 2004 to 2017. Preoperative motor f...
CONCLUSION: Only button battery nasal foreign bodies were associated with increased septal perforation. Use of physiological seawater nasal spray was found to reduce the likelihood of septal perforation. Most nasal foreign bodies could be removed under local anaesthesia. PMID: 31524117 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]