Cook County Anesthesia elective

Just wanted to give a shout out to the members of the anesthesia and pain management team at Cook County. Completed a rotation with them last month (August) and it was by far the best rotation experience I've had to date. The hands on experience and one-on-one with the residents had me feeling like I was a part of the team and actually useful (a feeling most of us can probably agree we don't often have as a medical student). Hours were good, team was great, and the experience overall was... Cook County Anesthesia elective
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Clinical Rotations Source Type: forums

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AbstractPurposePerforated peptic ulcer (PPU) complicates 2 to 10% of patients with peptic ulcer disease and has mortality risk of up to 20%. Omental patch repair is the mainstay of surgical management and gastric resectional procedures are advocated for a large/giant ulcer or suspected malignancy. Emergency gastrectomy is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of omental patch repair with gastrectomy in patients with large PPU ( ≥ 20 mm).MethodsA retrospective review of all PPU patients who underwent surgery from January 2008 to December 2014 was d...
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: The DC-TAV program is an ambitious, civilian-military, nationwide and long-term program, based on a harmonised standard of care and including multidimensional training. Further studies are required to assess its efficacy.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pretreatment with trospium 60 mg ER reduces the incidence and severity of CRBD in the early postoperative period. PMID: 31602966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Anesthesiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Marc Leone, Jason A. Roberts, Matteo Bassetti, Adrien Bouglé, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Matthieu Legrand, Michael Neely, José-Artur Paiva, Didier Payen, Jordi Rello, Claire Roger, Fredrik Sjövall, Boris JungAbstractThe 2019 Nîmes International Symposium in Antibiotic Therapy Optimisation aimed at determining the best approaches of a number of the antibiotic management strategies for critically ill patients. Experts reviewed the latest literature relating to requirements for an optimal antib...
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Women are being disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, including during pregnancy. Pain and other vulnerabilities to addiction differ between men and women. Management of opioid use disorder should be gender informed and accessible across the lifespan. During pregnancy, care teams should be multidisciplinary to include obstetrics, addiction, social work, anesthesia, pediatrics, and behavioral health. Pain management for women with opioid use disorder requires tailored approaches, including integration of trauma-informed care and addressing psychosocial needs. Thus, coordinated continued care by obstetric and add...
Source: Clinics in Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Migraines are a debilitating neurological disease affecting as many as 1 of 6 adults in the United States. Occipital nerve block, consisting of a local anesthetic and/or corticosteroid, has shown to be an effective treatment for the management of migraines. Occipital nerve block has been reported to reduce migraine pain scores, frequency, and duration. We aimed to evaluate the impact of occipital nerve block for acute pain relief in patients with migraines. This was a single-center retrospective observational study conducted at a 1162-bed academic medical center in Gainesville, Florida. Included patients ...
Source: The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: J Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
We present a case of a 25 year old with HME who was referred for thoracic surgery assessment due to severe right sided chest pain. Computer tomography (CT) scan allowed pre-operative planning of the lesion. Under general anaesthesia, right video assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS) was performed through a cosmetic retro-mammary incision. Complete removal of the tumour resolved symptoms and she was subsequently discharged two days later.We show that VATS surgery with cosmetically placed muscle sparing incision allowed accurate resection with faster recovery.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractThe risk of bleeding complications during regional anesthesia procedures is a significant patient safety consideration. Nevertheless, existing literature provides limited guidance on the stratification of bleeding risk for peripheral nerve and newly described interfascial plane blocks. Our objective was to produce an evidence-based consensus advisory that classifies bleeding risks in patients undergoing regional peripheral nerve and interfascial plane block procedures. This advisory is intended to facilitate clinical decision-making in conjunction with national or local guidelines and to guide consideration for app...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Authors: Vice-O'Con K, Austin PN, Pugh MA Abstract Neuraxial anesthesia with the addition of opioids is the preferred technique for cesarean delivery because of the safety and efficacy of the technique compared with general anesthesia. However, pruritus associated with neuraxial opioids is reported by patients to be one of the most distressing side effects and is a source of patient dissatisfaction. The incidence of pruritus has been reported to be as high as 100%. This review examines the efficacy of different medications for the prevention of pruritus. An online database search of PubMed, Cochrane Database of Sys...
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
This article describes an occurrence of harlequin syndrome without observed ptosis or miosis following a postoperative interscalene nerve block. PMID: 31573494 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
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