Unusual cause of airway obstruction after nasal intubation with a preformed endotracheal tube
Ranju B Bansal, Mridul M Panditrao, Minnu M PanditraoJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):429-430 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ranju B Bansal Mridul M Panditrao Minnu M Panditrao Source Type: research

Optimal utilization of sedative and analgesic potential of dexmedetomidine in a child with severe kyphoscoliosis for vitreoretinal surgery
Kanil R Kumar, Zakia Saeed, Anjolie ChhabraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):427-428 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kanil R Kumar Zakia Saeed Anjolie Chhabra Source Type: research

Response to Queries on & #8220;Effects of intravenous dexmedetomidine on spinal anaesthesia and sedation & #8211; a comparison of two different maintenance infusions. & #8221;
Pritee H Bhirud, Shrividya ChellamJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):426-427 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Pritee H Bhirud Shrividya Chellam Source Type: research

Usefulness of dexmedetomidine as an intravenous adjuvant
S ParthasarathyJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):425-426 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: S Parthasarathy Source Type: research

Combined dexmedetomidine and glycopyrrolate infusion: Have we found our solution ?
Rakhi Bansal, Mritunjay Kumar, Harsha MakamJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):424-425 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rakhi Bansal Mritunjay Kumar Harsha Makam Source Type: research

Art, science, and aequanimitas: Pillars of modern anesthesia practice
Ameya Karanjkar, Rohan Magoon, Brajesh Kaushal, Poonam M KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):423-424 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ameya Karanjkar Rohan Magoon Brajesh Kaushal Poonam M Kapoor Source Type: research

Convalescent plasma therapy in COVID 19: Every dark cloud has a silver lining
Kunal Deokar, Gopal Chawla, Benhur Joel Shadrach, Naveen DuttJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):419-423 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kunal Deokar Gopal Chawla Benhur Joel Shadrach Naveen Dutt Source Type: research

Emergence of Telehealth for anesthesiologists in COVID-19 & #8212;boon for all!
Rakesh Garg, Wasimul HodaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):417-419 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rakesh Garg Wasimul Hoda Source Type: research

Tele-Preanesthetic check-ups (TelePAC) during COVID-19: Apprehensions and possibilities
Divya Srivastava, Sohan Lal Solanki, Suruchi Ambasta, Abhilash ChandraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):415-417 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Divya Srivastava Sohan Lal Solanki Suruchi Ambasta Abhilash Chandra Source Type: research

Re-exploring the online surveys: Research tools in COVID times
Chitta R Mohanty, Rakesh Vadakkethil Radhakrishnan, Mantu JainJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):414-415 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chitta R Mohanty Rakesh Vadakkethil Radhakrishnan Mantu Jain Source Type: research

A simple solution to fogging inside goggles used as a part of personal protective equipment
Rahul K Anand, Bikash R Ray, Dalim K Baidya, Sulagna Bhattacharjee, Souvik MaitraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):413-414 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rahul K Anand Bikash R Ray Dalim K Baidya Sulagna Bhattacharjee Souvik Maitra Source Type: research

SARS- CoV-2 infection presented as acute exacerbation of bronchial Asthma
Parul Raina, Dalim K Baidya, Rahul K Anand, Bikash R Ray, Rajeshwari Subramaniam, Souvik MaitraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):412-413 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Parul Raina Dalim K Baidya Rahul K Anand Bikash R Ray Rajeshwari Subramaniam Souvik Maitra Source Type: research

Are the users of Valved N95 masks & #39;innocent spreaders & #39; of COVID-19 ?
Ashvind Bawa, Gurpreet S Wander, Ramit MahajanJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):410-411 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ashvind Bawa Gurpreet S Wander Ramit Mahajan Source Type: research

Protocolized approach to a COVID-19 parturient undergoing a cesarean section & #8211; A case report
Kompal Jain, John Alen, Subodh Kumar, Sukanya MitraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):407-410 The health care workers working in the operation theater (OT) face many unique challenges to deal with the corona virus disease (COVID-19) patients undergoing surgery. We hereby report the management of a COVID-19 parturient undergoing cesarean section in the dedicated COVID health center. Patient care of this special and vulnerable subset of population with least exposure of COVID-19 to health care worker was the cornerstone of the management. We have summarized some of the important precautionary measur...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kompal Jain John Alen Subodh Kumar Sukanya Mitra Source Type: research

A comparative evaluation of different doses of dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to bupivacaine in transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative analgesia in unilateral inguinal hernioplasty
Conclusion: Dexmedetomidine in a dose of 0.5 mcg/kg is better than dose of 0.25 mcg/kg as an adjuvant to 0.25% bupivacaine in transversus abdominis plane block for post-operative pain relief in unilateral inguinal hernioplasty. However, it causes mores sedation and hemodynamic changes. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rathi Mitesh Madangopal Aashish Dang Megha Aggarwal Jay Kumar Source Type: research

Comparison of hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation using Macintosh or McCoy or C-MAC laryngoscope during uniform depth of anesthesia monitored by entropy
Conclusions: It is the depth of anesthesia that decides the magnitude of hemodynamic responses and not the choice of laryngoscope. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M Rajasekhar Monu Yadav Dilip Kulkarni R Gopinath Source Type: research

Avoidance of deep anesthesia and artificial airways in 1000 neonates and infants using regional anesthesia: A retrospective observational analysis
Conclusion: It is feasible to conduct surface surgeries in the most vulnerable population such as neonates and infants under regional anesthesia without intubation and airway instrumentation. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vrushali C Ponde Dilip N Chavan Ankit P Desai Anuya A Gursale Vinit V Bedekar Kiran A Puranik Source Type: research

Effect of intrathecal dexmedetomidine versus intravenous dexmedetomidine on subarachnoid anesthesia with hyperbaric bupivacaine
Conclusion: Intrathecal dexmedetomidine prolongs the effect of subarachnoid anesthesia with arousable sedation when compared with intravenous dexmedetomidine. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Anshu Sharma Nita Varghese Ramkumar Venkateswaran Source Type: research

The comparison of effects of fentanyl and dexmedetomidine as adjuvants to ropivacaine for ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative pain in cesarean section under spinal anesthesia & #8211;A randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: Fentanyl and dexmedetomidine as adjuvants to ropivacaine in ultrasound-guided TAP block were equally effective in both prolongation of analgesia and reducing the total consumption of analgesics. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Bincy Joseph Sunitha K Zachariah Saramma P Abraham Source Type: research

Comparison of efficacy of thoracic paravertebral block with oblique subcostal transversus abdominis plane block in open cholecystectomy
Conclusion: Ultrasound-guided TPVB is superior to OSTAP block because of its association with decreased postoperative opioid consumption, lower VAS score, and reduction in opioid-related side effects. Thus, it should be strongly considered as a part of multimodal analgesia regimen in upper abdominal surgeries. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Seema Jindal Gurkaran Kaur Sidhu Gurpreet Kaur Baryha Baltej Singh Samiksha Kumari Rupali Mahajan Source Type: research

Preemptive local anesthetic infiltration reduces opioid requirements without attenuation of the intraoperative electrical stapedial reflex threshold in pediatric cochlear implant surgery
Wahba Z Bakhet, Hassan A Wahba, Lobna M El Fiky, Hossam DebisJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):366-370 Background and Aims: Total intravenous anesthesia using remifentanil provides good surgical condition without affecting the intraoperative electrical stapedial reflex threshold (ESRT). However, remifentanil results in hyperalgesia and increases postoperative opioid requirements. Local anesthetic infiltration is alternative methods to opioid for providing analgesia. However, otologists avoids its use as it can abolish the ESRT. We investigated the effect of the preemptive local anesthetic infiltr...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wahba Z Bakhet Hassan A Wahba Lobna M El Fiky Hossam Debis Source Type: research

A mixed-method study to assess the knowledge-practice gap regarding hand hygiene among healthcare providers in a tertiary care hospital
Conclusions: In our study, we found that despite adequate knowledge, consultants and residents showed lower compliance with HH practices as compared to nurses. Increasing awareness regarding HH guidelines through frequent sensitization sessions decreased workload, and strict surveillance may help in bridging the knowledge-practice gap. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Manvi Sagar Sarit Sharma Anurag Chaudhary Shruti Sharma Source Type: research

A survey of physicians & #39; appreciation and knowledge about airway safety measures in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
Conclusion: Our study found satisfactory knowledge and appreciable concern among the practicing physicians regarding airway safety measures in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. However, more physicians were aware about the measures required to be adopted 'during' airway intervention. The survey highlights the need for a more focused training of the caregivers about safety measures 'before' and 'after' airway intervention. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sakshi Duggal Bhuvna Ahuja Partha S Biswas Anirban Hom Choudhuri Source Type: research

Study of risk factors and psychological impact in physicians diagnosed with COVID-19: An online, postexposure, cross-sectional survey
Conclusion: Medical doctors working in direct contact with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are at increased risk of contracting the infection and it has a major impact on physical and mental health of medical doctors. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jhanvi S Bajaj Sohan Lal Solanki Source Type: research

Assessment of knowledge gaps and perceptions about COVID-19 among health care workers and general public-national cross-sectional study
Conclusion: HCWs had moderate level of knowledge, whereas GPPs had low to moderate knowledge, with large scope of improvement in both groups. Continued education, both at professional and community level will not only be helpful but also necessary to improve knowledge, avert negative attitudes and control the devastating pandemic. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gunchan Paul Shruti Sharma Guneet Singh Gurparvesh Singh Sarit Sharma Birinder Singh Paul Parshotam Lal Gautam Source Type: research

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on anesthesiologists in India: A cross-sectional online survey of the practices, preparedness, and mind-set
Conclusion: COVID-19 has had grave impact on anesthesiologists, on the professional and personal front, and will possibly cause near-permanent changes in the work culture. Restarting elective surgical procedures, will require meticulous planning. In spite of their self-perceived under-preparedness to combat COVID-19, an overwhelming majority of participating anesthesiologists were prepared to contribute to the management of COVID-19. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gauri Raman Gangakhedkar Sohan Lal Solanki Source Type: research

A rational approach to manage surgical procedures in COVID Era & #8211; A perspective based on experience in a private referral hospital
Conclusion: A robust preoperative screening and testing can enable safe scheduling of essential elective surgeries. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rama Gupta Bishav Mohan Kamakshi Garg Ashima Taneja Satpal S Virk Anju Grewal Rajesh Mahajan Source Type: research

Shared decision making in peri-operative medicine: Miles to go in Indian scenario
GV Krishna PrasadJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):316-324 Shared Decision Making (SDM) in peri-operative medicine is increasingly encouraged as an ideal model of treatment decision making in the medical encounter. Moreover, it has the potential to improve the quality of the decision-making process for patients and ultimately, patient outcomes. This review focuses on several published literature on SDM in peri-operative medicine, its Implementation, barriers faced by Patient and the Provider, Myths regarding SDM and current scenario of SDM in India. Within the anesthetic community, patient consen...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: GV Krishna Prasad Source Type: research

A new approach to airway assessment & #8212; & #8220;Line of Sight & #8221; and more. Recommendations of the Task Force of Airway Management Foundation (AMF)
Rakesh Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Anil Misra, Neera G Kumar, Akhilesh Gupta, Prashant Kumar, Divya JainJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):303-315 Assessment of airway is recommended by every airway guideline to ensure safe airway management. Numerous unifactorial and multifactorial tests have been used for airway assessment over the years. However, there is none that can identify all the difficult airways. The reasons for the inadequacy of these methods of airway assessment might be their dependence on difficult to remember and apply mnemonics and scores, inability to identify all the variations from the...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rakesh Kumar Sunil Kumar Anil Misra Neera G Kumar Akhilesh Gupta Prashant Kumar Divya Jain Source Type: research

Anesthesia and Alzheimer & #39;s: A review
Jeffrey Y SunJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):297-302 As early as 1955, it was Bedford who provided description of cognitive changes in elderly patients following anesthesia and surgery. Reports of individuals with catastrophic, non-stroke-related decline in cognitive functions following anesthesia and surgery lead to a perception in the lay population that anesthesia and surgery have the potential to greatly exaggerate the progression of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease (AD). There is a concern that anesthesia and surgery could cause irreversible impairment, leading to AD. This co...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Jeffrey Y Sun Source Type: research

Scheduling elective surgeries following COVID-19: Challenges ahead
Soma Ganesh Raja Neethirajan, Akilandeswari ManickamJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):291-296 Evolving and conflicting information about pathophysiology, clinical course and impact of corona virus disease (COVID-19) on perioperative outcome of patients has brought in new challenges while restarting elective surgeries. A roadmap to resume elective surgeries should detail timings for reopening elective surgeries, COVID-19 testing facilities, adequate PPE supplies, conservation policies for PPE and case prioritization and scheduling. We suggest a six-pronged strategy of minimizing chances of exposur...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Soma Ganesh Raja Neethirajan Akilandeswari Manickam Source Type: research

Surgical safety checklist in the COVID era
Reshma P Ambulkar, Pankaj Singh, Jigeeshu DivatiaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(3):289-290 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - October 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Reshma P Ambulkar Pankaj Singh Jigeeshu Divatia Source Type: research

Traditional Indian practices: Time to revisit and re-adopt for a healthier lifestyle
Ruchita Tyagi, Vivek Gupta, Rajiv Kumar, GS WanderJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):166-171 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected human life significantly. In spite of significant advancement of medical technology, management is still focused on preventive strategies due to non availability of vaccine or any definitive treatment. The preventive strategies include hand hygiene, social distancing, isolation/quarantine along with the methods for boosting immunity. The ancient literature and several traditional practices of our country guide a hygienic life style and address several preventive aspects o...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ruchita Tyagi Vivek Gupta Rajiv Kumar GS Wander Source Type: research

Therapeutic status of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: A review
Kirandeep Kaur, Sandeep Kaushal, Ishita Gupta KaushalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):160-165 Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a 4-aminoquinoline, is used worldwide mainly for its role in management of malaria and rheumatoid arthritis. In the present pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID)-2019, the drug is being repurposed, based on its in vitro evidence of efficacy against coronavirus. There has been a lot of information, for and against the drug, and this review is an effort to bring forth the evidence and current understanding regarding role of HCQ in COVID-19. Clinical studies, case reports, and i...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kirandeep Kaur Sandeep Kaushal Ishita Gupta Kaushal Source Type: research

Safety tent for enhanced personal protection from aerosol-generating procedures while handling the COVID-19 patient airway
Prasanna Bidkar, Umesh Goneppanavar, Jasvinder Kaur, Srivats Valliyur RamamoorthyJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):157-160 The world is going through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has high virulence and transmission rate. More significant the viral load during exposure, the greater is the likelihood of contracting a severe disease. Healthcare workers (HCWs) involved in airway care of COVID-19 patients are at high risk of getting exposed to large viral loads during aerosol-generating actions such as coughing or sneezing by the patient or during procedures such as bag-mask ventilation, intubation, e...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Prasanna Bidkar Umesh Goneppanavar Jasvinder Kaur Srivats Valliyur Ramamoorthy Source Type: research

Endoscopy mask for safe extubation in patients with COVID-19
Renu Sinha, Souvik Maitra, Bikash Ranjan RayJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):155-157 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Renu Sinha Souvik Maitra Bikash Ranjan Ray Source Type: research

Patient isolation pods for the evacuation of COVID-19 infected patients & #8211; Is this the answer ?
Shibu Sasidharan, Vijay Singh, Harpreet S Dhillon, M BabithaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):152-155 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shibu Sasidharan Vijay Singh Harpreet S Dhillon M Babitha Source Type: research

COVID aerosol barrier intubation box & #8211; Boon or bane ?
Shibu Sasidharan, Rakhee Goyal, M Babitha, Suneeta Singh, Harpreet Singh DhillonJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):150-152 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Shibu Sasidharan Rakhee Goyal M Babitha Suneeta Singh Harpreet Singh Dhillon Source Type: research

A simple and novel technique for facial protection during anesthesia administration in a suspected or positive COVID-19 patient
Ravindra Sisodia, Shubham KhandelwalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):148-150 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ravindra Sisodia Shubham Khandelwal Source Type: research

Reducing the viral load while securing the airway
Mukul Chandra KapoorJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):147-148 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Mukul Chandra Kapoor Source Type: research

Negative pressure aerosol containment box: An innovation to reduce COVID-19 infection risk in healthcare workers
Vivek Gupta, Ashish Sahani, Bishav Mohan, GS WanderJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):144-147 Healthcare workers (HCW's) are at increased risk of corona virus disease (COVID-19) infection during aerosol generating activities. The aerosol box has been used during intubation and extubation to prevent transmission of infection to HCWs. Isolation room with negative pressure has been advocated for COVID-19 patients. The described containment box has been designed to be useful in COVID intensive care unit (ICU) as a multipurpose box which is a cost effective and readily available resource. This inno...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vivek Gupta Ashish Sahani Bishav Mohan GS Wander Source Type: research

The aerosol box
Amjad Maniar, Balavenkatasubramanian JagannathanJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):141-143 Despite being scientifically unproven, aerosol boxes have quickly risen in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been created in various shapes and sizes, as well as materials across the world. Aerosol boxes offer a transparent barrier between the patient and the healthcare personnel, during intubation and may prove to be useful when prescribed protection equipment such as masks and eyewear are unavailable. In this article, we undertake a brief overview of aerosol boxes in current practice. (Sou...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Amjad Maniar Balavenkatasubramanian Jagannathan Source Type: research

Need of guidelines for safe transport of patients with COVID-19
Rohini Dattari, Rakesh GargJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):139-141 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rohini Dattari Rakesh Garg Source Type: research

Ancillary protective gears in the COVID- 19 Era
Divya Jain, Rakesh KumarJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):136-138 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Divya Jain Rakesh Kumar Source Type: research

Combating the COVID-19 battle with personal protective equipment (PPE) armamentarium
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Madhuri Kurdi, Naveen MalhotraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):133-136 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa Madhuri Kurdi Naveen Malhotra Source Type: research

Preventing exposure to COVID-19 in the operation theatre and intensive care unit
Rangraj Setlur, Alok Jaiswal, Nikahat JahanJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):127-133 The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world since January 2020 and has changed our lives in unprecedented ways. It has changed the way we work in the Operation Theatres and Intensive Care Units mainly because of the high risk of disease transmission to the healthcare workers. In order to reduce the risk of disease transmission, an understanding of the means of transmission of the virus is essential to develop a rational strategy that allows patients to receive treatment without placing either the patient or healt...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Rangraj Setlur Alok Jaiswal Nikahat Jahan Source Type: research

Solid-organ transplant surgeries in era of COVID-19 pandemic: How to go about it ?
Divya Srivastava, Sohan Lal Solanki, Abhilash ChandraJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):125-126 (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Divya Srivastava Sohan Lal Solanki Abhilash Chandra Source Type: research

Lessons learned from first case of Cesarean delivery in a COVID-19 positive parturient in Greek region
We report the successful anesthetic management of a 24-year-old patient, with an active COVID-19 viral infection, scheduled for elective Cesarean section at 40th week of pregnancy. This was the first case in Greek region, and we report and discuss the difficulties and safety issues regarding a COVID-19 positive patient during an elective cesarean delivery. Regional anesthesia with full protective equipment for health personnel involved, along with careful planning and adherence to guidelines achieved safe completion of the operation. (Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chrysanthi Batistaki Vasiliki Galarioti Sofia Vasiliadou Eleftheria Soulioti Georgia Kostopanagiotou Paraskevi Matsota Source Type: research

Trauma care and COVID-19 pandemic
Chhavi Sawhney, Yudhyavir Singh, Kajal Jain, Ravindra Sawhney, Anjan TrikhaJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):115-120 The Coronavirus SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has overwhelmed the ability of health care systems all over the world. With the spread of the disease, countries have adopted different models to reorganize infrastructure and reallocate the resources to deal with the pandemic. All the nonurgent hospital services have been postponed. But, trauma and emergency services continue to function according to the established protocols with few modifications. During the pandemic, trauma care i...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Chhavi Sawhney Yudhyavir Singh Kajal Jain Ravindra Sawhney Anjan Trikha Source Type: research

Regional anesthesia in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: Clinical guidelines by AORA, India
Vrushali Chandrashekhar Ponde, Sandeep Diwan, Thota Venkata Sanjeev Gopal, J Balavenkata Subramanian, Mohammed Azam DanishJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology 2020 36(5):109-115 Anesthesiologists are amongst the front line warriors in this COVID-19 pandemic. We need to change our preferences and practices to reduce the spread to healthcare workers and patients in the hospital. General anesthesia involves aerosol-generating procedures while ventilating and intubating the patients. Regional anesthesia maintains respiratory functions, circumvents airway instrumentation and helps to limit viral transmission. This ...
Source: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology - August 16, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Vrushali Chandrashekhar Ponde Sandeep Diwan Thota Venkata Sanjeev Gopal J Balavenkata Subramanian Mohammed Azam Danish Source Type: research