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HAI Action Plan - health.gov

Learn about the National Action Plan to eliminate health care-associated infections. Read reports, targets, and measures of HAI prevention efforts.
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A randomised, controlled, double blind, non-inferiority trial of ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca block vs. spinal morphine for analgesia after prim... - PubMed - NCBI

A randomised, controlled, double blind, non-inferiority trial of ultrasound-guided fascia iliaca block vs. spinal morphine for analgesia after prim... - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Anaesthesia. 2016 Oct 7. doi: 10.1111/anae.13620. [Epub ahead of print]
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Identification of Risk Factors Associated With Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer. - PubMed - NCBI

Identification of Risk Factors Associated With Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury After Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Jul 21. pii: S1053-0770(16)30294-4. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2016.07.030. [Epub ahead of print]
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ABCC8 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms are Associated with Cerebral Edema in Severe TBI. - PubMed - NCBI

ABCC8 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms are Associated with Cerebral Edema in Severe TBI. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Neurocrit Care. 2016 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print]
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Does Propofol Anesthesia Lead to Less Postoperative Pain Compared With Inhalational Anesthesia?: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. - PubMed - NCBI

Does Propofol Anesthesia Lead to Less Postoperative Pain Compared With Inhalational Anesthesia?: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Anesth Analg. 2016 Oct;123(4):846-58. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001504.
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Incidence and severity of chronic pain after caesarean section: A systematic review with meta-analysis. - PubMed - NCBI

Incidence and severity of chronic pain after caesarean section: A systematic review with meta-analysis. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2016 Sep 14. [Epub ahead of print]
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Standard dosing of piperacillin and meropenem fail to achieve adequate plasma concentrations in ICU patients - Petersson - 2016 - Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - Wiley Online Library

Standard dosing of piperacillin and meropenem fail to achieve adequate plasma concentrations in ICU patients - Petersson - 2016 - Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - Wiley Online Library | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
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Simple test may help address $150 billion problem of post-operative delirium | News and Research Communications | Oregon State University

Simple test may help address $150 billion problem of post-operative delirium | News and Research Communications | Oregon State University | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
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The Challenges of Pediatric Anesthesia for Ambulatory Adenotonsillectomy

The Challenges of Pediatric Anesthesia for Ambulatory Adenotonsillectomy | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
With a prevalence of about 10%, pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (PSDB) contributes to significant epidemiological burden. The first line of management is adenotonsillectomy (AT), which restores a
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Surgical Robot Can Remove Throat Tumors Without a Single Cut

Surgical Robot Can Remove Throat Tumors Without a Single Cut | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it

By Xuan Pham

Robotic surgery sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but reality is quickly catching up. In particular, a system called the TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) was able to help oropharyngeal cancer patients recover from tumor surgery without any incisions.

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is the sixth common cancer worldwide. These include cancers of the tongue, tonsils, soft palate and pharynx. Each year there are nearly 650,000 new cases and 350,000 deaths.

Conventional surgery techniques for these cancers can often lead to significant pain and disfigurement. By contrast, TORS, part of the da Vinci Surgical system proved to be much less invasive. The robotic system purportedly allows surgeons to get to the tumor via the mouth – no open incision on the face necessary.

By eliminating open wounds for the patients, doctors at the Henry Ford hospital found that patients recovered much quicker, some within mere days after surgery. "Within our study, patients treated with robotic surgery had excellent results and survival, irrespective of their p16 status,” said Tamer Ghanem, director of Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Division in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital, and the study’s lead author.

P16 is a protein marker of the human papilloma virus (HPV). The presence of the HPV type 16 virus is linked to oropharyngeal cancer. This status also appears to influence how well or how poorly a patient responds to treatment

"For non-surgical patients, several studies have shown that p16 positive throat cancers, or HPV- related throat cancers, have better survival and less recurrence than p16 negative throat cancers," said Ghanem.

In their study, the team analyzed a total of 53 patients with oropharyngeal cancer patients. Of this, 81 percent had HPV16+ oropharyngeal cancer.

Despite the p16 status, the study showed that the TORS robotic surgery was directly correlated with high survival and low cancer recurrence. In addition, the outcome appears to also improve when TORS was used in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Furthermore, the success of the surgery enabled lower doses of radiation, which benefited patients by reducing unwanted side effects.


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The Effects of Acupuncture on Chronic Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis. - PubMed - NCBI

The Effects of Acupuncture on Chronic Knee Pain Due to Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 21;98(18):1578-85. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.00620.
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Staphylococcus aureus Tissue Infection During Sepsis Is Supported by Differential Use of Bacterial or Host-Derived Lipoic Acid

Staphylococcus aureus  Tissue Infection During Sepsis Is Supported by Differential Use of Bacterial or Host-Derived Lipoic Acid | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Author Summary Staphylococcus aureus is a predominant cause of infectious diseases ranging from superficial skin and soft tissue infections to necrotizing pneumonia and sepsis. A remarkable aspect of S .
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Allergic asthma is distinguished by sensitivity of allergen-specific CD4+ T cells and airway structural cells to type 2 inflammation. - PubMed - NCBI

Allergic asthma is distinguished by sensitivity of allergen-specific CD4+ T cells and airway structural cells to type 2 inflammation. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Sci Transl Med. 2016 Oct 5;8(359):359ra132.
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The efficacy of local infiltration analgesia in the early postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis. - PubMed - NCBI

The efficacy of local infiltration analgesia in the early postoperative period after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2016 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hyperchloremia and moderate increase in serum chloride are associated with acute kidney injury in severe sepsis and septic shock patients. - PubMed - NCBI

Crit Care. 2016 Oct 6;20(1):315.
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Treatment withdrawal from patients in a permanent vegetative state

Treatment withdrawal from patients in a permanent vegetative state | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
System fails patients with catastrophic brain injuries, Cardiff-York research finds
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Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer in the Elderly: A Comparison Between Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Techniques. - PubMed - NCBI

Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer in the Elderly: A Comparison Between Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Techniques. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016 Sep;26(7):1222-7. doi: 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000764.
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Safety and Effectiveness of Percutaneously Inserted Peritoneal Ports Compared to Surgically Inserted Ports in a Retrospective Study of 87 Patients ... - PubMed - NCBI

Safety and Effectiveness of Percutaneously Inserted Peritoneal Ports Compared to Surgically Inserted Ports in a Retrospective Study of 87 Patients ... - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2016 Nov;39(11):1629-1635. Epub 2016 Jul 27.
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Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on antioxidant capacity and inflammation in hepatocellular carcinoma patients after surgery: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on antioxidant capacity and inflammation in hepatocellular carcinoma patients after surgery: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
It has been reported that higher levels of oxidative stress and inflammation play a key role in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after surgery. Coenzyme Q10 is an endogenous lipid-soluble antioxidant. To date, no intervention study has investigated coenzyme Q10 supplementation in HCC patients after surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate oxidative stress, antioxidant enzymes activity, and inflammation levels in HCC patients after surgery following administration of coenzyme Q10 (300 mg/day). This study was designed as a single-blinded, randomized, parallel, placebo-controlled study. Patients who were diagnosed with primary HCC (n = 41) and were randomly assign to a placebo (n = 20) or coenzyme Q10 (300 mg/day, n = 21) group after surgery. The intervention lasted for 12 weeks. Plasma coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, oxidative stress antioxidant enzymes activity and inflammatory markers levels were measured. The oxidative stress (p = 0.04) and inflammatory markers (hs-CRP and IL-6, p < 0.01) levels were significantly decreased, and the antioxidant enzymes activity was significantly increased (p < 0.01) after 12 weeks of coenzyme Q10 supplementation. In addition, the coenzyme Q10 level was significantly negatively correlated with the oxidative stress (p = 0.01), and positively correlated with antioxidant enzymes activity (SOD, p = 0.01; CAT, p < 0.05; GPx, p = 0.04) and vitamin E level (p = 0.01) after supplementation. In conclusion, we demonstrated that a dose of 300 mg/d of coenzyme Q10 supplementation significantly increased the antioxidant capacity and reduced the oxidative stress and inflammation levels in HCC patients after surgery. Clinical Trials.gov Identifier:
NCT01964001


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A physician experiences a medical error. Here's her story.

A physician experiences a medical error. Here's her story. | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Patients deserve health care without the worry of being harmed by the system itself.

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Effect of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Outcomes in Children With Acute Lung Injury: Propensity Matched Analysis From a Linked Database. - PubMed - NCBI

Effect of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Outcomes in Children With Acute Lung Injury: Propensity Matched Analysis From a Linked Database. - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct;44(10):1901-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001837.
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Urinary Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-2 and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-Binding Protein 7 for Risk Stratification of Acute Kidney Injury in ... - PubMed - NCBI

Urinary Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-2 and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-Binding Protein 7 for Risk Stratification of Acute Kidney Injury in ... - PubMed - NCBI | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct;44(10):1851-60. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000001827.
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New Technology Provides a 'Voice' for Hospitalized Patients : Florida Atlantic University

New Technology Provides a 'Voice' for Hospitalized Patients : Florida Atlantic University | Anesthesia Connect | Scoop.it
A tablet-based communication application called “Speak for Myself™,” developed at FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, is proving to be an invaluable tool empowering patients who are voiceless.

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