COVID-19 pandemic: the 3R ’s (reduce, refine, and replace) of personal protective equipment (PPE) sustainability

Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 9 July 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Hélène Charbonneau, Ségolène Mrozek, Benjamin Pradere, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, Vincent Misrai
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This past year, I served as an internal medicine resident at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York. And this month, I officially started my anesthesiology residency at Brown. Working as a doctor amid the coronavirus pandemic has been surreal and challenging— particularly in what was once the epicenter of the outbreak. This […]Find jobs at  Careers by  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
Critical care facilities around the world are on the front lines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Intubation is necessary to maintain many critical patients in the ICU, but too often obtaining an airway proves to be challenging. In some patients, in...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Critical Care Emergency Medicine ENT Public Health Surgery Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The situation with COVID-19 is an opportunity to re-evaluate operating room protocols both for the purposes of this pandemic and similar situations in the future. In the context of lung resection surgery, specific time points during the procedure seem to pose specific risks for the genesis of aerosol and thus should be the focus of attention.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: COVID PAPERS Source Type: research
Objective: To evaluate inpatient outcomes among patients with hip fracture treated during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. Design: Multicenter retrospective cohort study. Setting: One Level 1 trauma center and one orthopaedic specialty hospital in New York City. Patients/Participants: Fifty-nine consecutive patients (average age 85 years, range: 65–100 years) treated for a hip fracture (OTA/AO 31, 32.1) over a 5-week period, March 20, 2020, to April 24, 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Main Outcome Measurements: COVID-19 infection status was used to stratify patients. The primary o...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: EDITORIAL INTRODUCTIONS Source Type: research
Purpose of review With an ageing population, mounting pressure on the healthcare dollar, significant advances in medical technology, and now in the context of coronavirus disease 2019, the traditional paradigm in which operative procedures are undertaken is changing. Increasingly, procedures are performed in more distant, isolated and less familiar locations, challenging anaesthesiologists and requiring well developed situational awareness. This review looks at implications for the practitioner and patient safety, outlining considerations and steps involved in translation of systems and processes well established in the ...
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: NONOPERATING ROOM ANESTHESIA: Edited by Janusz C. Andres Source Type: research
Purpose of review A growing numerical and complexity of patients requiring nonoperating room anesthesia (NORA) necessitates a multidisciplinary approach of a highly experienced team in a highly technological setting of the cathlab or radiology suite. These requirements are even more magnified in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Recent findings This review describes the aspects of risk stratification both in adults and children with respect to patient morphology, airway management, cardiorespiratory function and finally future developments, which could beneficially interfere with imminen...
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: NONOPERATING ROOM ANESTHESIA: Edited by Janusz C. Andres Source Type: research
Purpose of review Airway management in patients outside the operating room is associated with increased difficulties and risks, and the setting of the COVID-19 global pandemic adds another layer of complexity. Therefore, endotracheal intubation (ETT) of a patient who is presumptive COVID-19 or COVID-19 positive presents an additional challenge to an anesthesiologist. The aim of this review is to summarize the important principles of airway management outside of the operating room during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent findings Several professional societies have formulated guidelines on airway management COVID-19 suspec...
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: NONOPERATING ROOM ANESTHESIA: Edited by Janusz C. Andres Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In the "COVID-19 era", fast track awake breast surgery provides a reduction of ORT, LOS and potentially surgical treatment for a wider number of oncological patients. PMID: 32734327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
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