Effect of transportation method on preoperative anxiety in children: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion: The wagon method decreased preoperative anxiety, suggesting that it may be a good alternative for reducing preoperative anxiety in children. PMID: 31304694 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In this study, we investigated the temporal effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at acupoint ST36 on anxiety-like behaviors and the expression of c-Fos in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) in a rat model of PTSD. PTSD was induced by a single prolonged stress procedure comprising three stages: restraint for 2 h, forced swim for 20 min, and pentobarbital sodium anesthesia. EA at acupoint ST36 was performed from 7:00-9:00 once a day for 7 consecutive days. Open field test (OFT) and elevated plus maze (EPM) test were used to assess the success of the model and evaluate anxiety-like behaviors. Immunohistochemistry...
Listening to soothing music for a few minutes before getting a nerve-block might work as well as an anxiety drug to relax patients, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information
ConclusionUsing an audiovisual method to inform patients about miniscrew placement increased anxiety levels but did not affect pain perception.
CONCLUSIONS: The CSPQ model can be effectively used to streamline the preoperative preparation of patients for cataract surgery while maintaining a high degree of patient satisfaction with the perioperative experience. PMID: 31358144 [PubMed - in process]
Health literacy is a well-established best practice that nurses can use to provide home care instructions post hospital stay. It is an excellent place to start, especially given the intensity of care, complexity of medications and importance of patient adherence. Nurses provide extensive information in a condensed period of time about how to take acre at home. With the anxiety of surgery, potential side effects of anesthesia and the time limitations of an outpatient setting, there is greater risk for patients being unprepared when they leave our care.
Peri-anesthesia patients can have prolonged wait times. This increases anxiety. This also leads to staff dissatisfaction, who feel helpless to resolve it. The Perioperative Clinical Practice Council (PCPC) addressed this using FOCUS-PDCA and a task force.
Conclusion and Recommendation: Our study showed higher magnitude of awareness with recall under general anesthesia. Lack of premedication was the only associated factor with awareness with recall under general anesthesia. Anesthetists should give emphasis to prevent the possibility of awareness under general anesthesia by providing premedication. Cohort studies should be done including the consequences of awareness with recall under general anesthesia. PMID: 31360165 [PubMed]
AbstractPurpose of ReviewPhantom sensations are incompletely understood phenomena which take place following an amputation or deafferentation of a limb. They can present as kinetic, kinesthetic, or exteroceptive perceptions. It is estimated that phantom limb pain (PLP) affects anywhere from 40 to 80% of amputees.Recent FindingsPsychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and mood disorders have higher prevalence in amputees than in the general population. Pharmacologic treatment has been used as first-line therapy for amputees suffering from PLP with agents including gabapentinoids, amitriptyline, and other tricyclic...
ConclusionThe present study suggested that the modification of the standard FMD could improve the clinical efficacy of non ‐injectable anesthetic, along with patients’ short‐ and mid‐term appreciation and compliance.
This study explored the personality characteristics of doctors in four surgical and three consulting specialties at an academic hospital in Bloemfontein, South Africa. METHOD: This analytical cross-sectional study used the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire as a measuring tool which included five scales: impulsive sensation seeking (subscales impulsivity and sensation seeking), neuroticismanxiety, aggression-hostility, sociability (parties and friends and isolation intolerance), and activity ( work activity and general activity). Overall, 70 consultants and senior registrars from surgical specialties (anaesthe...