Dott. Luigi Vicari on 15 gennaio 2015

Montreal—A review of the records of more than 20,000 women in labor has found that even those with platelet counts as low as 50×109/L can safely receive regional anesthesia (RA), under the right circumstances. Although RA is now the standard of care in laboring women, turning to epidurals and spinals in high-risk parturients—especially those with […]

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on 15 gennaio 2015

image In nearly all cases in which patients suffered accidental awareness during general anesthesia, a neuromuscular block (NMB) was also given, despite NMBs being routinely used less than half the time when anesthesia is administered. So concluded the largest and most comprehensive study of accidental awareness to date.

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Secondo dei dati presentati al congresso del WCRAPT, tenutosi in novembre a Città del Capo, la durata della degenza ospedaliera per protesi totale d’anca (total hip replacement, THR) primaria elettiva è significativamente influenzata dalla sincope ipotensiva postoperatoria, mentre non è comprovato che la modalità di anestesia prolunghi la degenza. m4s0n501

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on 26 novembre 2014

Montreal—Preliminary data indicate reduced postoperative/post-discharge nausea and vomiting (PONV/PDNV) and improved patient satisfaction after a single dose of IV acetaminophen in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy, compared with traditional opioid-based anesthetics. Despite this, the overall amount of opioid administered intraoperatively and in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) was not reduced. Fonte: Anesthesiology News

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Dott. Luigi Vicari on 26 novembre 2014

When performing deep sedation in children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, anesthesiologists often are on the lookout for a drug that will not inhibit airway patency. A trial by a group of Buffalo researchers has concluded that dexmedetomidine may be one such alternative, as it causes no more airway collapses than propofol in these […]

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