Abusive behaviour in Canadian and US operating rooms.
CONCLUSIONS: Both the number of clinicians who are exposed to abusive behaviour and the large number of reported events are concerning. Since these events can undermine team-work and affect patients, coworkers, and institutions, efforts are needed to further evaluate and manage the problem. PMID: 31168768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 8, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Villafranca A, Magid K, Young A, Fast I, Jacobsohn E Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of exposure to disruptive behaviour in the operating room.
Abstract PURPOSE: Disruptive intraoperative behaviour ranges from incivility to abuse. This behaviour can have deleterious effects on clinicians, students, institutions, and patients. Previous investigations of this behaviour used underdeveloped tools or small sampling frames. We therefore examined the prevalence and predictors of perceived exposure to disruptive behaviour in a multinational sample of operating room clinicians. METHODS: A total of 134 perioperative associations in seven countries were asked to distribute a survey examining five types of exposure to disruptive behaviour: personal, directed tow...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 8, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Villafranca A, Hiebert B, Hamlin C, Young A, Parveen D, Arora RC, Avidan M, Jacobsohn E Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

In reply: Concern regarding the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the anticipated difficult airway.
PMID: 31172364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hung O, Malpas GA, Wong C Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

A Canadian survey of critical care physicians' hemodynamic management of deceased organ donors.
CONCLUSION: We observed important variability in self-perceived practices of ICU physicians in the hemodynamic management of deceased donors, particularly in the treatment of the autonomic storm, in the prescription of hormone therapy, and in the administration of inotropes. PMID: 31168739 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Frenette AJ, Charbonney E, D'Aragon F, Serri K, Marsolais P, Chassé M, Meade M, Williamson D, Canadian Critical Care TrialsGroup Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Effects of neuromuscular block reversal with sugammadex versus neostigmine on postoperative respiratory outcomes after major abdominal surgery: a randomized-controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: We found no differences in pulmonary function in patients reversed with sugammadex or neostigmine in a high-risk population. TRIAL REGISTRATION: EudraCT 2014-005156-26; registered 27 May, 2015. PMID: 31165457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Alday E, Muñoz M, Planas A, Mata E, Alvarez C Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Postdural puncture headache with extensive spread of lumbar-cervical epidural cerebrospinal fluid.
PMID: 31165458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 4, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sharpe EE, Gazelka HM, Arendt KW Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Cervical erector spinae plane block catheter for shoulder disarticulation surgery.
PMID: 31161549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hamadnalla H, Elsharkawy H, Shimada T, Maheshwari K, Esa WAS, Tsui BCH Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Comment on "Anesthetic technique and cancer outcomes: a meta-analysis of total intravenous versus volatile anesthesia".
Comment on "Anesthetic technique and cancer outcomes: a meta-analysis of total intravenous versus volatile anesthesia". Can J Anaesth. 2019 Jun 03;: Authors: Chang CY, Chien YJ, Wu MY, Kao MC, Wang SC PMID: 31161550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - June 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chang CY, Chien YJ, Wu MY, Kao MC, Wang SC Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Enhanced perioperative management of children with autism: a pilot study.
CONCLUSION: We showed that a multidisciplinary perioperative care plan for children with severe ASD was feasible and 100% accepted at our institution. The individual nature of anxiolysis plans was considered a strength of the protocol. PMID: 31152370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 31, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Whippey A, Bernstein LM, O'Rourke D, Reddy D Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Medical assistance in dying: a structured postgraduate elective to build confidence in caring for patients.
PMID: 31152371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 31, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ding JZ, Casey G, Kekewich M, Wiesenfeld L, Naik VN Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

A biased coin up-and-down sequential allocation trial to determine the optimum programmed intermittent epidural bolus time interval between 5 mL boluses of bupivacaine 0.125% with fentanyl 2 µg·mL-1.
CONCLUSION: The EI90 between 5 mL boluses of bupivacaine 0.125% with fentanyl 2 µg·mL-1 during the first stage of labour is approximately 35 min. TRIAL REGISTRATION: www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT #02758405); registered 2 May, 2016. PMID: 31152372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 31, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bittencourt R, Arzola C, Zakus P, Downey K, Ye XY, Carvalho JCA Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

I SURVIVE: inter-rater reliability of three physical functional outcome measures in intensive care unit survivors.
CONCLUSION: These three measures show good inter-rater reliability when used by trained frontline clinicians to assess physical function in ICU survivors in the inpatient setting. PMID: 31147985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 30, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Costigan FA, Rochwerg B, Molloy AJ, McCaughan M, Millen T, Reid JC, Farley C, Patterson L, Kho ME Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Faculty perspectives on the transition to competency-based medical education in anesthesia.
CONCLUSION: Targeted interventions for faculty uptake should emphasize the trialability and observable results achieved over time. These efforts may have the greatest impact in the early/late majority group. PMID: 31147986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 30, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Hanley M, Shearer C, Livingston P Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Randomized comparison of McGrath MAC videolaryngoscope, Pentax Airway Scope, and Macintosh direct laryngoscope for nasotracheal intubation in patients with manual in-line stabilization.
The objective of this study was to determine the clinical usefulness of videolaryngoscopes (VLs) by comparing the time to intubation (TTI) and the ease of intubation of McGrath MAC VL (MVL), Pentax Airway Scope VL (PVL), and Macintosh direct laryngoscope (DL) during nasotracheal intubation using manual in-line stabilization to simulate difficult airways. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients were randomly assigned to the MVL group (n = 40), the PVL group (n = 40), and the DL group (n = 40). Nasotracheal intubation was performed using MVL, PVL, or DL, according to group assignments. The primary outcome was TTI and s...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Roh GU, Kwak HJ, Lee KC, Lee SY, Kim JY Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Implementation of population-level screening for frailty among patients admitted to adult intensive care in Alberta, Canada.
Abstract PURPOSE: A substantial proportion of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are frail; however, the epidemiology of frailty has not been explored at a population-level. Following implementation of a validated frailty measure into a provincial ICU clinical information system, we describe the population-based prevalence and outcomes of frailty in patients admitted to ICUs. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of adult admissions to 17 ICUs. Data were captured using eCritical Alberta. A Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) score assigned at ICU admission was used to define the exposure (CFS score ≥ ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Montgomery CL, Zuege DJ, Rolfson DB, Opgenorth D, Hudson D, Stelfox HT, Bagshaw SM Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Interprofessional communication in the operating room: a narrative review to advance research and practice.
CONCLUSION: The perioperative community should be encouraged to implement existing effective solutions to improve communication and investigate creative solutions to identified barriers. Improved methods of data collection are needed to enhance evidence quality, increase understanding of communication barriers and facilitators, and identify the best strategy to advance practice. PMID: 31140044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 28, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Etherington N, Wu M, Cheng-Boivin O, Larrigan S, Boet S Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Sample size calculations for educational interventions: principles and methods.
PMID: 31119552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: McConnell MM, Monteiro S, Bryson GL Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Correction to: Anesthetic technique and cancer outcomes: a meta-analysis of total intravenous versus volatile anesthesia.
Abstract There was an isolated error relating to the Oh et al. study (1) within our recurrence-free survival analysis. When the reported estimates for Oh et al. are corrected, the pooled hazard ratio (HR) is now 0.87; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.66 to 1.15; P=0.32. PMID: 31119553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Yap A, Lopez-Olivo MA, Dubowitz J, Hiller J, Riedel B, Global Onco-Anesthesia Research Collaboration Group Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Topical application of magnesium to prevent intubation-related sore throat in adult surgical patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Our study suggests that preoperative topical magnesium can effectively prevent postoperative sore throat. TRIAL REGISTRATION: PROSPERO (CRD42018110019); registered 26 September, 2018. PMID: 31119554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kuriyama A, Maeda H, Sun R Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Anatomical evaluation of the extent of spread in the erector spinae plane block: a cadaveric study.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that the ESP block reaches a wide range of the posterior rami of spinal nerves without diffusion into the paravertebral space or involvement of the anterior rami. PMID: 31119551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Aponte A, Sala-Blanch X, Prats-Galino A, Masdeu J, Moreno LA, Sermeus LA Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Postoperative sore throat: inevitable side effect or preventable nuisance?
PMID: 31114939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Flexman AM, Duggan LV Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

"Minimally invasive" regional anesthesia and the expanding use of interfascial plane blocks: the need for more systematic evaluation.
"Minimally invasive" regional anesthesia and the expanding use of interfascial plane blocks: the need for more systematic evaluation. Can J Anaesth. 2019 May 21;: Authors: Sondekoppam RV, Tsui BCH PMID: 31114940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sondekoppam RV, Tsui BCH Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Soins et handicap mental – relation soignante et prise en charge : Charles Leclerc. Édition Arnette; Collection Books-e-Books; 2018. ISBN : 978-2-7184-1509-3.
Soins et handicap mental – relation soignante et prise en charge : Charles Leclerc. Édition Arnette; Collection Books-e-Books; 2018. ISBN : 978-2-7184-1509-3. Can J Anaesth. 2019 May 21;: Authors: Michaud S PMID: 31114941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Michaud S Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Comparison of point-of-care hemoglobin meters in anemic patients in perioperative and critical care settings.
PMID: 31114942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chan A, Lett R Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Can unilateral erector spinae plane block result in bilateral sensory blockade?
PMID: 31114943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tulgar S, Selvi O, Ahiskalioglu A, Ozer Z Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Medical student exposure to anesthesiology through the Pre-clerkship Residency Exploration Program: impact on career interest and understanding of anesthesiology.
PMID: 31114944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Smyth M, Toguri JT, Dow T, Haupt TS, Roberts A, Raju K Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Exclusion criteria and adverse events in perioperative trials of tranexamic acid in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: We found that systemic TXA is safe to use in cardiac surgery. Certain patient groups are frequently excluded from TXA cardiac surgery trials, and may consequently have limited efficacy and safety data on TXA. Further research in these patient groups may be needed; nevertheless, for many patient populations there are sufficient data to inform evidence-based guidelines for TXA use in cardiac surgery. TRIAL REGISTRATION: PROSPERO (CRD42017060971); registered 4 April, 2017. PMID: 31102130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Khair S, Perelman I, Yates J, Taylor J, Lampron J, Tinmouth A, Saidenberg E Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The need for practice management training in Canadian anesthesiology residency training programs.
PMID: 31102131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Varshney V Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Comparison of three techniques of face mask ventilation in children less than two years of age-a randomized crossover study.
PMID: 31098959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jain D, Goel N, Mehta S, Gandhi K, Parikh B Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

A systematic review of technology-based preoperative preparation interventions for child and parent anxiety.
CONCLUSION: The available literature is extremely heterogeneous and limits the ability to make definitive conclusions about the efficacy of technology-based preoperative preparation interventions. The available literature suggests that, for children, tablet and handheld devices with interactive capacity may represent a viable option to address preoperative anxiety. The findings are more mixed for parents, with video preparation a possible option. Execution of well-designed, methodologically sound studies is required to facilitate a better understanding of the efficacy of technology-based preoperative preparation. PMID...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kim J, Chiesa N, Raazi M, Wright KD Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Intravenous lidocaine in the management of chronic peripheral neuropathic pain: a randomized-controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: We found no significant long-term analgesic or quality of life benefit from IV lidocaine relative to control infusion for chronic peripheral neuropathic pain. TRIAL REGISTRATION: clinicaltrials.gov (NCT01669967); registered 22 June, 2012. PMID: 31098961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Moulin DE, Morley-Forster PK, Pirani Z, Rohfritsch C, Stitt L Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Oral medical assistance in dying (MAiD): informing practice to enhance utilization in Canada.
Abstract The legislation Bill C-14 legalized medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Canada. After thorough assessments of eligibility by two clinicians, Bill C-14 allows for both intravenous-assisted death by a clinician (euthanasia) and prescription of oral medication for self-administration (assisted suicide). Nevertheless, since inception in June 2016, intravenous euthanasia is the main form of delivery of assisted death in Canada. The reasons why oral MAiD is underutilized in Canada are multifactorial. Currently, there is no consensus on either the medications or the protocols for oral administration, nor a com...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Harty C, Chaput AJ, Trouton K, Buna D, Naik VN Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Patient-centred perioperative mobile application in Cesarean delivery: needs assessment and development.
CONCLUSION: The participant-driven changes in direction of the prototype showed the importance of involving key stakeholders early. This study provides guidance on further iterative development and implementation of an interdisciplinary mobile platform for patient-centred perioperative care and outcomes research. PMID: 31087270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 13, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ke JXC, George RB, Wozney L, Chorney JL Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Pharmacology and Physiology for Anesthesia, Second Edition : Hugh C. Hemmings Jr, Talmage D. Egan (Editors). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2019, Hardcover, $207.99, 994 pages. ISBN 9780323481106.
PMID: 31076957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 10, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Klemmer MH Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Heart recovery after circulatory determination of death: time for public engagement.
PMID: 31076958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 10, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ball IM, Honarmand K, Parsons-Leigh J, Sibbald R Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Pseudo heparin resistance caused by elevated factor VIII in a critically ill patient.
PMID: 31076959 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 10, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Downie I, Liederman Z, Thiyagarajah K, Selby R, Lin Y Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The future is now-it's time to rethink the application of the Global Warming Potential to anesthesia.
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Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 8, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Özelsel TJ, Sondekoppam RV, Buro K Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Serratus anterior plane block home catheter for posterior rib fractures and flail chest.
PMID: 31065928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rose P, Ramlogan R, Madden S, Lui A Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Dams TuLip-i ™: a new airway device for flexible bronchoscopic intubation.
Evaluation of the Dams TuLip-i™: a new airway device for flexible bronchoscopic intubation. Can J Anaesth. 2019 May 06;: Authors: Uesugi T PMID: 31062180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Uesugi T Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Hospital cost associated with anemia in elective colorectal surgery: a historical cohort study.
This study aims to determine the hospital cost of index surgical admission, postoperative length of stay, and transfusion rate associated with preoperative anemia in elective major colorectal surgery. METHODS: This historical cohort study included 851 adult inpatients having elective colorectal surgery at a tertiary care academic health sciences network between April 2010 and February 2016. Anemia was defined as hematocrit ≤ 39%. The primary outcome was total hospital costs standardized to 2016 CAD. Secondary outcomes were postoperative length of stay and transfusion. Multivariable regression analyses and propensit...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - May 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Feng S, Greenberg J, Moloo H, Thavorn K, McIsaac DI Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society statement on clear fluid fasting for elective pediatric anesthesia.
PMID: 31041608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 30, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rosen D, Gamble J, Matava C, Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society Fasting Guidelines Working Group Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The PROTROPIC feasibility study: prognostic value of elevated troponins in critical illness.
CONCLUSION: Myocardial injury with elevated hs-cTnI concentrations and MIs occur frequently during critical illness. This pilot study has established the feasibility of conducting a large-scale investigation addressing this issue. PMID: 31037586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Belley-Cote EP, Whitlock RP, Ulic DV, Honarmand K, Khalifa A, McClure GR, Gibson A, Alshamsi F, D'Aragon F, Rochwerg B, Duan E, Savija N, Karachi T, Lamontagne F, Kavsak P, Cook DJ Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Representation of women on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia: a retrospective analysis from 1954 to 2018.
PMID: 31037587 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lorello GR, Parmar A, Flexman AM Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

On-demand versus continuous rocuronium infusion for deep neuromuscular relaxation in patients undergoing thoraco-laparoscopic esophagectomy: a randomized-controlled clinical trial (DEPTH).
CONCLUSIONS: Continuous rocuronium infusion did not improve surgical conditions when boluses of rocuronium were available on-demand. No major benefits in other outcomes were seen. TRIAL REGISTRATION: EUDRACT (2014-002147-18); registered 19 May, 2014 and clinicaltrials.gov (NCT02320734); registered 18 December, 2014. PMID: 31025258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 25, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Veelo DP, Gisbertz SS, Binnekade JM, Hannivoort RA, Bosman JA, Geerts BF, Blobner M, van Berge Henegouwen MI, Hollmann MW Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Transcultural adaptation and French validation of the Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire.
DISCUSSION: This validated version can now be used by French-speaking researchers and physicians. TRIAL REGISTRATION: www.ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03113903); 14 April, 2017. PMID: 31020630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 24, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Dualé C, Bauer U, Storme B, Eljezi V, Ruscheweyh R, Eschalier S, Dubray C, Guiguet-Auclair C Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Perioperative pain management and chronic postsurgical pain after elective foot and ankle surgery: a scoping review.
CONCLUSION: There is an overwhelming lack of evidence regarding CPSP and its management for patients undergoing elective mid/hindfoot and ankle surgery. The lack of a recognized and standard definition of CPSP after this group of surgeries precludes accurate and consistent evaluation. PMID: 31020631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 24, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Stiegelmar C, Li Y, Beaupre LA, Pedersen ME, Dillane D, Funabashi M Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Red blood cell transfusion in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury: an international survey of physicians' attitudes.
CONCLUSION: In our survey about critically ill TBI patients, transfusion practice was found to be mainly influenced by the acuity of care, patient characteristics, and neuro-monitoring. Clinical equipoise regarding optimal transfusion strategy is believed to be mainly attributed to the lack of clear clinical evidence and guidelines. Appropriate randomized-controlled trials are required to determine the optimal transfusion strategies in TBI patients. PMID: 31012052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lessard Bonaventure P, Lauzier F, Zarychanski R, Boutin A, Shemilt M, Saxena M, Zolfagari P, Griesdale D, Menon DK, Stanworth S, English S, Chassé M, Fergusson DA, Moore L, Kramer A, Robitaille A, Myburgh J, Cooper J, Hutchinson P, Turgeon AF, Canadian C Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

"A spark of being": Frankenstein and anesthesiology.
"A spark of being": Frankenstein and anesthesiology. Can J Anaesth. 2019 Apr 22;: Authors: Shafer A PMID: 31012053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 22, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shafer A Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

Correlation between incremental remifentanil doses and the Nociception Level (NOL) index response after intraoperative noxious stimuli.
ichebé P Abstract BACKGROUND: The Pain Monitoring Device (PMD) monitor (Medasense Biometrics Ltd., Ramat Gan, Israel) uses the Nociception Level (NOL) index, a multiple parameter-derived index that has recently shown a good sensitivity and specificity to detect noxious stimuli. The aim of this study was to assess the latest version of the device (PMD200TM) on variations of the NOL response after standardized tetanic stimuli to study the correlation between remifentanil doses and NOL. METHODS: Data from 26 patients undergoing midline laparotomy and receiving a desflurane-remifentanil-based anesthetic co...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Renaud-Roy E, Stöckle PA, Maximos S, Brulotte V, Sideris L, Dubé P, Drolet P, Tanoubi I, Issa R, Verdonck O, Fortier LP, Richebé P Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research

The effect of benzydamine hydrochloride on preventing postoperative sore throat after total thyroidectomy: a randomized-controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Application of BH spray on the ETT cuff reduced the incidence and severity of POST at 12 hr after TT. We suggest this method to be a non-invasive and effective management option for POST without serious side effects. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Clinical Research Information Service (KCT0002627); registered 24 November, 2017. PMID: 30993537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia)
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kim D, Jeong H, Kwon J, Kang S, Han B, Lee EK, Lee SM, Choi JW Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research