Efficacy of Intravitreal Bevacizumab for the Treatment of Zone I Type 1 Retinopathy of Prematurity.
Conclusion: Intravitreal bevacizumab injection is an effective method for the management of patients with Zone I ROP requiring treatment; however, some cases may progress to more advanced stages and require surgical management. Close monitoring for recurrence or progression is necessary. Eyes with persistent zone I ROP may progress to advanced stages when treated with intravitreal bevacizumab injection and re-treatment may be needed. PMID: 29403586 [PubMed]
To examine anesthesia recovery duration following ophthalmologic procedures performed at an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) and provide information that could be used to increase postanesthesia recovery unit (PACU) efficiency.
Conclusion: Both lidocaine and bupivacaine caused postoperative cognitive impairment. Lidocaine was found to have a worse effect on cognitive function than bupivacaine, but the difference was not statistically significant. PMID: 30643450 [PubMed]
ConclusionWhen caring for patients with ALS, the perioperative team must be prepared to treat potentially complex medical conditions that may not be directly related to the procedure and anesthetic management. However, minor procedures performed with minimal sedation may be safely performed on an ambulatory basis.
This study included 90 adult patients aged 40-70 years undergoing cataract surgery. Each patient was appointed to one of three groups. Group C received a single injection of a peribulbar block using a combination of lidocaine 2% and hyaluronidase 15 IU/ml, group M1 received a combination of lidocaine 2%, hyaluronidase 15 IU/ml plus midazolam 50 µg/ml and group M2 received lidocaine 2%, hyaluronidase 15 IU/ml plus midazolam 100 µg/ml. RESULTS: The quality of the peribulbar block showed significant improvement among groups by one-way ANOVA (p = 0.002). The mea...
Conclusion: There were no statistically significant difference between real-time ultrasound-guided and blind retrobulbar regional eye blocks concerning the onset of action, total volume of injected local anesthetic solution, supplemental injection required, pain scores, and degree of patient satisfaction. PMID: 30584353 [PubMed]
Authors: Kumar CM, Seet E, Koh SL, Lai FW PMID: 30449640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Condition: Conscious Sedation Interventions: Drug: Dexmedetomidine Injection; Drug: Placebo oral capsule; Drug: Pregabalin Oral Capsule; Drug: topical anesthesia Sponsor: Abd-Elazeem Abd-Elhameed Elbakry Recruiting
Discussion: Fluorescein aqueous angiography in live humans was similar to that reported in nonhuman primates and to ICG aqueous angiography in live humans. As segmental patterns with sequential angiography using ICG followed by fluorescein were similar, these tracers can now be used sequentially, before and after trabecular outflow interventions, to assess their effects on AHO in live human subjects.