Summary: Hospital unit providing continuous monitoring of the patient following anesthesia.
Publications251 found, 100 shown here
- PACU fast-tracking: an alternative to "bypassing" the PACU for facilitating the recovery process after ambulatory surgeryPaul F White
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 75390 9068, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 18:247-53. 2003..This program provides nurses with an alternative recovery pathway for fast-tracking patients after ambulatory surgery...
- Interprofessional handover and patient safety in anaesthesia: observational study of handovers in the recovery roomA F Smith
Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ashton Road, Lancaster LA1 4RP, UK
Br J Anaesth 101:332-7. 2008We aimed to describe how anaesthetists hand over information and professional responsibility to nurses in the operating theatre recovery room.
- Criteria for the safe discharge of patients from the recovery roomHelen Reed
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
Nurs Times 99:22-4. 2003Guidelines need to be in place to help nurses in the recovery room make appropriate and safe decisions when discharging patients to a surgical ward...
- Epidural analgesia in the Post-Anaesthesia Care UnitFrancesco Donatelli
Department of Anesthesia, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Room D10 144, Montreal, H, Quebec, Canada
Curr Drug Targets 6:795-806. 2005..With advances in pain pharmacology, multimodal interventions and adjuvants can be used safely with the intent of providing better analgesia and decreasing the side effects associated with one technique...
- Non-invasive ventilation in the recovery room for postoperative respiratory failure: a feasibility studyAnne Battisti
Division of Medical Intensive Care, Cantonal University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
Swiss Med Wkly 135:339-43. 2005..However, little data is available on its usefulness in recovery ward patients after general surgery. The present study aimed to document the feasibility of implementing NIV in this setting, and its impact on lung function...
- Social support in the post-abortion recovery room: evidence from patients, support persons and nurses in a Vancouver clinicMariana B Veiga
Women s Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Contraception 83:268-73. 2011..This study is the first to examine the effect of postoperative accompaniment from the patient, support person and nurses' perspective...
- Importance of volume and concentration for ropivacaine interscalene block in preventing recovery room pain and minimizing motor block after shoulder surgeryMichael J Fredrickson
Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Anesthesiology 112:1374-81. 2010This three-staged study estimated the volume and concentration of interscalene ropivacaine that would prevent recovery room pain after shoulder surgery under general anesthesia.
- A model for understanding the impacts of demand and capacity on waiting time to enter a congested recovery roomTor Schoenmeyr
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Anesthesiology 110:1293-304. 2009When a recovery room is fully occupied, patients frequently wait in the operating room after emerging from anesthesia...
- Postoperative nausea and vomiting in the recovery room. A report from GuyanaA B Harvey
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Public Hospital, Georgetown, Guyana
West Indian Med J 50:31-6. 2001Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients in the recovery room can delay transfer of such patients to the wards, preventing a smooth inflow of patients into the recovery area...
- Recovery room delirium predicts postoperative delirium after hip-fracture repairPunita T Sharma
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
Anesth Analg 101:1215-20, table of contents. 2005In this study, we sought to determine the incidence of recovery room delirium in elderly patients having hip-fracture repair under general anesthesia and to discover whether recovery room delirium is associated with continuing ..
- The impact of the joint commission for accreditation of healthcare organizations pain initiative on perioperative opiate consumption and recovery room length of stayPeter E Frasco
Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale AZ, 85259, USA
Anesth Analg 100:162-8. 2005..We conclude that the increase in opiate use, which could be explained by compliance with the JCAHO pain initiative, was not associated with additional opiate-induced morbidity in the immediate postoperative period...
- A recovery room-based acute pain serviceY Leykin
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Santa Maria degli Angeli University Affiliated Hospital, Pordenone, Italy Yigal
Minerva Anestesiol 73:201-6. 2007..We describe a recovery room (RR) based acute pain service model.
- Comparison of three scores to screen for delirium in the recovery roomF M Radtke
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Chariteplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Br J Anaesth 101:338-43. 2008Delirium is often seen in the recovery room and is a predictor for postoperative delirium on the ward. However, monitoring to detect delirium in the recovery room as a basic prerequisite for early intervention is rarely used...
- Determining the number of beds in the postanesthesia care unit: a computer simulation flow approachEric Marcon
Department of Industrial Maintenance, Jean Monnet University, Saint Etienne, France
Anesth Analg 96:1415-23, table of contents. 2003..The results highlighted the strong impact of the number of porters on the OR suite performance and particularly on PACU performances...
- Fast-tracking (bypassing the PACU) does not reduce nursing workload after ambulatory surgeryD Song
Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital and Nursing Information Systems, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada
Br J Anaesth 93:768-74. 2004..Cost savings may result from a reduced nursing workload associated with the decreased recovery time. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of bypassing the PACU on patient recovery time and nursing workload and costs...
- Quality of post-anesthetic care in a hospital without a Post-Anesthetic Care Unit. A clinical auditP Trevisan
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, S Maria del Prato Hospital, Feltre BL, Italy
Minerva Anestesiol 70:631-42. 2004..The aim of this study is to evaluate whether it is possible to guarantee post-anesthetic care according to current international quality and safety standards in the absence of such a structure...
- II. Fast-tracking in day surgery. Is your journey to the recovery room really necessary?J Millar
Br J Anaesth 93:756-8. 2004
- The effect of midazolam premedication on discharge time in pediatric patients undergoing general anesthesia for dental restorationsJ J Horgesheimer
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Utah School of Medicine, Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, USA
Pediatr Dent 23:491-4. 2001..CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative administration of oral midazolam does not delay discharge of children undergoing general anesthesia for dental rehabilitation...
- Immediate postanaesthetic recoveryJ S Bewley
Anaesthesia 58:87. 2003
- Decreasing process variation in the care of carotid endarterectomy patientsP Jordan
Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California, USA
Top Health Inf Manage 22:24-34. 2001..Ongoing monitoring demonstrated that this reduction in process variability resulted in a lower complication rate for stroke and wound hematoma...
- Fast-tracking after ambulatory surgeryA C Watkins
Clinical Manager PACU at the Zale Lipshy University Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX 75390-9068, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 16:379-87. 2001..Importantly, fast-tracking after ambulatory surgery does not seem to compromise patient satisfaction with the surgical experience...
- [From recovery room to observation and therapeutic department]Palle Toft
Ugeskr Laeger 166:4235. 2004
- Perioperative anaesthetic morbidity in children: a database of 24,165 anaesthetics over a 30-month periodIsabelle Murat
Service d Anesthesie Reanimation, Hopital d Enfants Armand Trousseau, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, Paris Cedex, France
Paediatr Anaesth 14:158-66. 2004..This study reports the practices and morbidity of 24,165 anaesthetics performed over a 30-month period in a paediatric teaching hospital...
- Opening of a new postanesthesia care unit: impact on critical care utilization and complications following major vascular and thoracic surgeryAlexandre Schweizer
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Surgical Intensive Care, Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, and Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
J Clin Anesth 14:486-93. 2002..To assess the impact of a new postanesthesia care unit (PACU) on intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, hospital length of stay, and complications following major noncardiac surgery...
- A history of the PACUClaudia P Barone
College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 18:237-41. 2003..This article provides an historical review of the development of the PACU in the United States...
- Recovery room incidents: a review of 419 reports from the Anaesthetic Incident Monitoring Study (AIMS)M T Kluger
Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Anaesthesia 57:1060-6. 2002Four hundred and nineteen incidents that occurred in the recovery room were extracted from the Anaesthetic Incident Monitoring Study database, representing 5% of the total database of 8372 reports...
- What pain scales do nurses use in the postanaesthesia care unit?F Aubrun
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, département d anesthésie réanimation chirurgicale, CHU Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France
Eur J Anaesthesiol 20:745-9. 2003..Nevertheless, in some clinical situations, this method may not be reliable. We performed an observational study to assess the use of the VAS and other pain scales by nurses in the postanaesthesia care unit...
- Evaluating the impact of a new high dependency unitKiele Armstrong
Department of Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia 6009, Australia
Int J Nurs Pract 9:285-93. 2003..The HDU was found to be effective in providing high level care and monitoring for a group of patients at risk of postoperative complications. It was also associated with additional benefits in the running of the adjacent ward...
- An evidence-based practice study: critical events following eye surgery in one ophthalmic PACUDee A Channel
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Insight 27:92-4. 2002
- The post anesthesia care unit experience: a family-centered approachLenore Smykowski
Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 18:5-15. 2003..Morale is high, and nurses take pride in meeting the needs of patients and families...
- Randomized comparison of remifentanil-propofol with a sciatic-femoral nerve block for out-patient knee arthroscopyA Casati
Vita Salute University, Department of Anaesthesiology, IRCCS H San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
Eur J Anaesthesiol 19:109-14. 2002..To evaluate preparation and discharge times as well as the anaesthesia-related costs of out-patient knee arthroscopy performed with a combined sciatic-femoral nerve block, or a propofol-remifentanil general anaesthetic...
- The PACU as critical care unitJan Odom-Forren
J Perianesth Nurs 18:431-3. 2003
- Program development: role of the clinical nurse specialist in implementing a fast-track postanesthesia care unitLinda Harrington
John Peter Smith Health Network and Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, USA
AACN Clin Issues 16:78-88. 2005..This article describes the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in implementing an evidence-based, fast-track postanesthesia care unit...
- Provision of care for patients. Mechanical ventilation in the PACUStephen Hodge
Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust
J Perioper Pract 16:376, 378-82. 2006....
- Impact of average patient acuity on staffing of the phase I PACUFranklin Dexter
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 21:303-10. 2006..Methods are described for adjusting staffing requirements when some patient acuities differ from 1 nurse:2 patients, when patients transition from one acuity to another, and when acuity is not known for all patients...
- A randomized trial of local anesthesia with intravenous sedation vs general anesthesia for the vaginal correction of pelvic organ prolapseJ L Segal
Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:807-12. 2007..anesthesia, and surgical time were similar in each group, and 10 patients in the local group bypassed the recovery room. Requests and doses of antiemetics, postoperative verbal numerical pain scores and length of hospital stay ..
- The effect of direct-from-recovery room discharge of laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients on recovery room workloadAndreas R Seim
Department of Production and Quality Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Surg Innov 13:257-64. 2006..In this study, we attempt to assess the operational impact on recovery room workload of directly discharging laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients to home...
- Post anaesthetic care units in the Republic of Ireland: a survey of discharge criteriaJosephine Hegarty
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Ireland
J Perioper Pract 17:58-66. 2007..Data from 45 hospitals nationally with a response rate of 77.8% (n = 35) was gathered. Specific discharge criteria were used by 71.4% (n = 25) of the PACUs in the determination of fitness of patients for discharge from the PACU...
- An analysis of factors influencing postanesthesia recovery after pediatric ambulatory tonsillectomy and adenoidectomyAlice A Edler
Department of Anesthesia, Lucile Packard Children s Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305, USA
Anesth Analg 104:784-9. 2007..Many factors contribute to prolonged length of stay (LOS) for pediatric patients in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU). We designed this prospective study to identify the pre- and postoperative factors that prolong LOS...
- The use of ketamine as rescue analgesia in the recovery room following morphine administration--a double-blind randomised controlled trial in postoperative patientsA Gillies
Department of Anaesthesia, Maroondah Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Anaesth Intensive Care 35:199-203. 2007..25 mg/kg ketamine (K) in the recovery room. No other analgesics were to be given. The study had adequate power to detect a 25% difference in pain scores...
- Analgesia following music and therapeutic suggestions in the PACU in ambulatory surgery; a randomized controlled trialU Nilsson
Department of Medicine and Care, Faculty of Health Science, Linkoping, Sweden
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 47:278-83. 2003..This study was designed to determine whether music (M), or music in combination with therapeutic suggestions (M/TS) could improve the postoperative recovery in the immediate postoperative in daycare surgery...
- Bed management displays to optimize patient flow from the OR to the PACUFranklin Dexter
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, IA 52242, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 22:218-9. 2007
- Cardiac surgery fast-track treatment in a postanesthetic care unit: six-month results of the Leipzig fast-track conceptJoerg Ender
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leipzig, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
Anesthesiology 109:61-6. 2008..The authors compared the safety and efficacy of a newly developed fast-track concept at their center, including implementation of a direct admission postanesthetic care unit, to standard perioperative management...
- INCOMING!--A web tracking application for PACU and post-surgical patientsMark A Meyer
Laboratory of Computer Science, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
J Surg Res 132:153-8. 2006..An integrated real time system facilitating patient flow between the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and surgical ward would ease PACU workload by reducing the effort of discharging patients...
- Impact of surgical sequencing on post anesthesia care unit staffingEric Marcon
Laboratory of Signal and Manufacturing Systems Analysis, Department Manufacturing System Management and Maintenance, Jean Monnet University of Saint Etienne, France
Health Care Manag Sci 9:87-98. 2006..They generate more over-utilized OR time, require more PACU nurses during the workday, and result in more days with at least one delay in PACU admission...
- Is postanesthesia care unit length of stay increased in hypothermic patients?Kiekkas Panagiotis
Anesthesiology Department, General University Hospital of Patras, Greece
AORN J 81:379-82, 385-92. 2005....
- Do anaesthetized patients recover better after Bispectral Index Monitoring?B Burrow
Department of Anaesthetics, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Brisbane, QLD 4102
Anaesth Intensive Care 29:239-45. 2001..There was no significant difference in mean oxygen saturation scores. The improved recovery characteristics in BIS monitored patients may have positive implications for safety, nursing workload, staffing, and cost savings in the PACU...
- Strategies to reduce delays in admission into a postanesthesia care unit from operating roomsFranklin Dexter
Division of Management Consulting, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 20:92-102. 2005..Such interventions should be considered only if statistical analysis, performed by using computer simulation, has established that reducing PACU length of stay will reduce delays in admission at a manager's facility...
- Workload of postanaesthesia care unit nurses and intensive care overflowP Kiekkas
Technical Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Br J Nurs 14:434-8. 2005..Unless there is the appropriate number of personnel, increases in total care time are likely to lead to the neglect of post anaesthesia patients' needs...
- Fast-tracking in ambulatory anesthesia: a new concept? Not!Paul F White
Can J Anaesth 49:759; author reply 759-60. 2002
- Music and the PACU environmentK E Shertzer
Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 16:90-102. 2001..The study findings support the potential for music played throughout the PACU stay to positively affect the pain experience and improve comfort among patients having surgery...
- Evaluation of orthostatic blood pressure testing as a discharge criterion from PACU after spinal anesthesiaD V Knoerl
Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92134-1005, USA
J Perianesth Nurs 16:11-8. 2001..This is a U.S. government work. There are no restrictions on its use...
- Opioid saving strategy: bilateral single-site thoracic paravertebral block in right lobe donor hepatectomyAshraf A Moussa
Department of Anesthesiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Middle East J Anaesthesiol 19:789-801. 2008....
- Electroacupuncture prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting following pediatric tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomyLynn M Rusy
Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Children s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA
Anesthesiology 96:300-5. 2002..The authors studied the effect of electrical P6 acupuncture in awake pediatric patients who had undergone surgery associated with a high incidence of PONV...
- [Desflurane versus isoflurane in geriatric patients. A comparison of psychomotor and postoperative well-being following abdominal surgical procedures]J Motsch
Klinik fur Anaesthesiologie, Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg
Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 33:313-20. 1998..4), suggesting excellent intraoperative control of anaesthesia and rapid emergence and recovery from anaesthesia. However, only limited experience is available in geriatric patients undergoing major abdominal surgery...
- Unilateral groin surgery in children: will the addition of an ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal nerve block enhance the duration of analgesia of a single-shot caudal block?Narasimhan Jagannathan
Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children s Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Paediatr Anaesth 19:892-8. 2009....
- [Anxiolysis, sedation, and stress reduction following oral premedication with midazolam in adults. A comparison with dipotassium clorazepate and placebo]E Berendes
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und operative Intensivmedizin, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster
Anaesthesist 45:506-11. 1996..Before premedication, immediately prior to surgery and postoperatively in the recovery room, the following parameters were determined with visual analogue scales (VAS): "asthenia," "depression," oral ..
- Caudal anesthesia in pediatrics: an updateP Silvani
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, V Buzzi Children Hospital, Milan, Italy
Minerva Anestesiol 72:453-9. 2006..After reviewing recent scientific literature, the authors compare the duration of postoperative analgesia in children scheduled for hypospadia repair when 2two different volumes and concentrations of a fixed dose of ropivacaine are used...
- Ondansetron/promethazine combination or promethazine alone reduces nausea and vomiting after middle ear surgeryS Khalil
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston 77030, USA
J Clin Anesth 11:596-600. 1999..of postoperative nausea and vomiting when a combination of ondansetron and promethazine is given prophylactically, and to ascertain the effect of postoperative nausea and vomiting on recovery room duration and patient satisfaction.
- Effect of minimally invasive radioguided parathyroidectomy on efficacy, length of stay, and costs in the management of primary hyperparathyroidismR E Goldstein
Divisions of Surgical Oncology and Endocrinology and the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Nashville VA Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
Ann Surg 231:732-42. 2000....
- [Time of extubation and postoperative outcome after thoracotomy]Carolina Pereira da Silva Almada
Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo
Rev Assoc Med Bras 53:209-12. 2007..This study evaluated hospital records of patients submitted to thoracotomy and a correlation between extubation time, postoperative evolution and ICU stay was established...
- Repeated failure of epidural analgesia: an association with epidural fat?Scott A Lang
Departments of Anesthesia, Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reg Anesth Pain Med 27:494-500. 2002..To report the case of a patient who experienced repeated failed epidural analgesia associated with an unusual amount of fat in the epidural space (epidural lipomatosis)...
- A prospective analysis of 13,580 colonoscopies. Reevaluation of credentialing guidelinesS D Wexner
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 3000 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, USA
Surg Endosc 15:251-61. 2001..The aims of this study were to assess the safety and efficacy of surgeons performing colonoscopy, and to use the results to reevaluate currently available credentialing guidelines...
- Amethocaine or ketorolac eyedrops provide inadequate analgesia in pediatric strabismus surgeryJarmila Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Can J Anaesth 50:819-23. 2003..In this prospective randomized, double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial we compared the effect of placebo to intraoperative 0.5% topical amethocaine or 0.5% topical ketorolac on pain control after strabismus surgery in children...
- Reduction of postoperative nausea and vomiting by dimenhydrinate suppositories after strabismus surgery in childrenI D Welters
Department of Anesthesiology and Strabismology and Neuroophthalmology, University of Giessen, Germany
Anesth Analg 90:311-4. 2000..7% in the dimenhydrinate group. In the dimenhydrinate group, children had to be observed in the recovery room significantly longer than those in the placebo group...
- [Hyperventilation syndrome before induction of and after awakening from general anesthesia]Ju Mizuno
Department of Anesthesiology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo
Masui 58:768-71. 2009..The total anesthesia time was 2 hours and 4 minutes. Postoperatively in the recovery room, she breathed fast and complained of dyspnea and the numbness of her extremities again...
- Neostigmine requirements for reversal of neuromuscular blockade following an infusion of mivacuriumM R Lessard
Departement d Anesthesie Reanimation, Hopital de l Enfant Jesus, Quebec, Canada
Can J Anaesth 44:836-42. 1997..To study the efficacy of neostigmine compared with placebo for the antagonism of neuromuscular blockade at the end of a mivacurium infusion, and to determine its optimal dose...
- Incidence of increased creatine kinase and its effect on kidney function in hand assisted laparoscopic kidney donors and their recipientsJonathan D Harper
Division of Urology and Transplantation Institute, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California 92354, USA
J Urol 178:1391-5; discussion 1395. 2007..We evaluated the incidence of increased creatine kinase, risk factors for increased creatine kinase and its effect on renal function in a series of patients undergoing hand assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy...
- Evaluation of three risk scores to predict postoperative nausea and vomitingL H Eberhart
Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Ulm, Germany
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 44:480-8. 2000..In short, these were sex, age, history of previous PONV, motion sickness, duration of anaesthesia, and use of postoperative opioids. However, an external evaluation and a comparison of these scores has not been performed so far...
- Intrathecal meperidine for prevention of shivering during transurethral resection of prostateMaryam Davoudi
Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
Urol J 4:212-6. 2007..The aim of this study was to investigate low-dose intrathecal meperidine for prevention or alleviation of shivering after induction of spinal anesthesia for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)...
- Deep venous thrombosis during pregnancy and after delivery: indications for and results of thrombectomyMichael Pillny
Department of Vascular Surgery and Kidney Transplantation, Heinrich Heine University Medical Center, Moorenstrasse 5, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
J Vasc Surg 37:528-32. 2003..Anticoagulation therapy with heparin or thrombectomy are treatment options. In the current literature, these options are discussed controversially...
- Acetazolamide reduces referred postoperative pain after laparoscopic surgery with carbon dioxide insufflationHarvey J Woehlck
Department of Anethesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Anesthesiology 99:924-8. 2003..Because acetazolamide inhibits carbonic anhydrase, the authors hypothesized that the pain caused by carbon dioxide insufflation may be decreased by the administration of acetazolamide...
- Effects of menstrual cycle on postoperative analgesic requirements, agitation, incidence of nausea and vomiting after gynecological laparoscopyElif Bengi Sener
Ondokuzmayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
Gynecol Obstet Invest 59:49-53. 2005..No previous study has evaluated the effect of the menstrual cycle on the incidence of postoperative agitation and analgesic/antiemetic requirements...
- Is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation effective in relieving postoperative pain after thoracotomy?Anne Freynet
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Jean Minjoz University Hospital, Besancon, France
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:283-8. 2010..to the Placebo-TENS group), but also when used together with narcotic analgesics to reduce the duration of recovery room stay and to increase chest physical tolerance (better coughing attempts during chest physiotherapy) with ..
- Influence of the cortical electrical activity level during general anaesthesia on the severity of immediate postoperative pain in the morbidly obeseG M Gurman
Division of Anaesthesiology, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 47:804-8. 2003..The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the spectral edge frequency (SEF) during general anaesthesia and the severity of immediate postoperative pain following gastric banding surgery in morbidly obese patients...
- Pain management in pediatric day surgery patients at The Maternal and Child Medical Research Center in MongoliaJung Un Lee
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
Korean J Anesthesiol 58:272-6. 2010..This study was conducted to compare the effect of rectally administered paracetamol or diclofenac combined with regional nerve block with the traditional pain control method...
- Injection dexamethasone in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting: a comparison with placebo in the patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomyZia uddin A Kashmiri
Department of Anesthesiology, Surgical ICU and Pain Management Clinic, Civil Hospital, Karachi and Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 16:689-92. 2006..To determine the efficacy of intravenous dexamethasone for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap-chole) and comparing it with normal saline (placebo)...
- High embolic rate early after carotid endarterectomy is associated with early cerebrovascular complications, especially in womenD Martin Laman
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J Vasc Surg 36:278-84. 2002....
- The lesser of two adverse reactionsChayan Chakraborti
Department of Internal Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:22-7. 2010..Fundamental to complex systems are interconnected processes involved in providing high-quality patient care. A case study and a root cause analysis (RCA) illustrate a patient safety effort with unintended consequences...
- Efficacy of promethazine suppositories dispensed to outpatient surgical patientsC D Wright
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
Yale J Biol Med 71:391-5. 1998..Adult outpatient surgical patients who had excessive postoperative nausea and vomiting in the recovery room, or who were at risk for postoperative nausea and vomiting following discharge were given two promethazine ..
- Pain relief using continuous bupivacaine infusion in the paravertebral space after loin incisionZiad M Awwad
Department of Urology, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
Saudi Med J 25:1369-73. 2004..This study was designed to determine whether paravertebral nerve block using bupivacaine infused through a catheter placed intraoperatively, can reduce postoperative pain, and analgesia requirements after loin incision...
- Teaching clinical opioid pharmacology with the Human Patient SimulatorZaki Hassan
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY, USA
J Opioid Manag 6:125-32. 2010..The aim of this educational investigation was to pilot the HPS for the training of medical students and surgical recovery room staff nurses in the pharmacology of opioids for the management of postoperative pain.
- Treatment of hemodialysis catheter-associated fibrin sheaths by rt-PA infusion: critical analysis of 124 proceduresS J Savader
Department of Radiology, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 12:711-5. 2001..This report expands the authors' experience with this technique over that previously reported...
- Sub-Tenon infiltration or classical analgesic drugs to relieve postoperative painEmile Calenda
Department of Anaesthesia, University of Rouen Hospital, Rouen, France
Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 32:154-8. 2004..In a prospective randomized double-blind study, the analgesic effect produced by sub-Tenon infiltration was compared with classic analgesic drugs in patients scheduled for posterior segment surgery under general anaesthesia...
- Is perioperative hypothermia a risk factor for post-Cesarean infection?Rodney K Edwards
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0294, USA
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 11:75-80. 2003..To determine whether hypothermia during Cesarean delivery is a risk factor for postoperative infection...
- Immediate peri-operative memoryM M Ghoneim
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52244, USA
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 51:1054-61. 2007..During this period, assessment of memory for real-life events is also rare. We hypothesized that there would be both anterograde and retrograde amnesias and memory for peri-operative events would be better than for verbal memory...
- Colonoscopy practice in Italy: a prospective survey on behalf of the Italian Association of Hospital GastroenterologistsF Radaelli
Department of Gastroenterology, Valduce Hospital, Como, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 40:897-904. 2008..Examining the current practice is important for the benchmarking of quality of colonoscopy and the comparison with the standards and recommendations expected by professional societies...
- The comparative dose-response effects of melatonin and midazolam for premedication of adult patients: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled studyM Naguib
Departments of Anesthesia, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City 52242 1009, USA
Anesth Analg 91:473-9. 2000..before, 10, 30, 60, and 90 min after premedication, and 15, 30, 60, and 90 min after admission to the recovery room. Psychomotor performance of the patient was evaluated at these times also, by using the digit-symbol ..
- Outpatient abdominoplasty facilitated by rib blocksBasil M Michaels
Berkshire Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Pittsfield, Mass, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 124:635-42. 2009..The authors have added the use of preoperative local anesthesia rib blocks with sedation to replace general anesthesia in abdominoplasties...
- [Reversal from non-depolarising neuromuscular blockade in the postoperative period]Tomasz Gaszynski
Klinika Anestezjologii i Intensywnej Terapii UM w Łodzi
Anestezjol Intens Ter 41:11-5. 2009..Postoperative residual curarisation (PORC) is a serious and underestimated problem and may occur even after relaxation with medium-acting non-depolarising agents...
- Laparoscopically guided ilioinguinal nerve block for groin hernia repairSudhir Kumar
Department of Surgery, The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:562-4. 2006..The technique of laparoscopically guided ilioinguinal nerve block is reported, and its benefits assessed in patients undergoing laparoscopic total extraperitoneal groin hernia repair...
- Anesthesiologist-controlled versus patient-controlled propofol sedation for shockwave lithotripsyJamal A Alhashemi
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, P O Box 31648, Jeddah 21418, Saudi Arabia
Can J Anaesth 53:449-55. 2006..To compare anesthesiologist-controlled sedation (ACS) with patient-controlled sedation (PCS), with respect to propofol requirements, sedation, and recovery, in patients undergoing extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for urinary calculi...
- Obturator versus femoral nerve block for analgesia after total knee arthroplastyKen Kardash
Department of Anesthesia, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Anesth Analg 105:853-8. 2007..Both femoral and obturator nerve blocks have been suggested to be useful in relieving pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We sought to compare their efficacy...
- [CompuRecord--A perioperative information management-system for anesthesia]J Martin
Klinik fur Anasthesiologie, operative Intensivmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Klinik am Eichert, Goppingen
Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther 37:488-91. 2002..recording the complete anaesthesiological care of a patient from preanaesthesiological assessment to the recovery room. Additional modules allow an economical check, provide for quality management and exportation of a core data ..
- Caudal anesthesia in children: effect of volume versus concentration of bupivacaine on blocking spermatic cord traction response during orchidopexySusan T Verghese
Department of Anesthesiology, Children s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA
Anesth Analg 95:1219-23, table of contents. 2002..6%) in Group 2 (P = 0.022). In the recovery room, four (17.4%) patients in Group 1 required rescue treatment with fentanyl, versus two (7.4%) in Group 2 (P = 0...
- Pain scores in the management of postoperative pain in shoulder surgeryStephen C Weber
Sacramento Knee and Sports Medicine, Sacramento, California 95816, USA
Arthroscopy 23:65-72. 2007....
- Awareness during anesthesia: risk factors, causes and sequelae: a review of reported cases in the literatureMohamed M Ghoneim
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Anesth Analg 108:527-35. 2009..One method of studying a large number of cases is to analyze reports of cases of awareness that have been published in scientific journals...
- Cost analysis of fentanyl and remifentanil in coronary artery bypass graft surgery without cardiopulmonary bypassP Reddy
Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
J Clin Pharm Ther 27:127-32. 2002..However, the cost of remifentanil is approximately ten times higher than longer-acting opiates like fentanyl...
- Uterine artery embolization versus occlusion for uterine leiomyomas: a pilot randomized clinical trialEve Cunningham
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA
J Minim Invasive Gynecol 15:301-7. 2008....
- Continuous infusion of remifentanil versus sufentanil in videolaparoscopic surgeries. A comparative studyRicardo Francisco Simoni
CET SBA Instituto Penido Burnier e Centro Médico de Campinas, SP
Rev Bras Anestesiol 58:193-201. 2008....
- Comparison of conscious sedation for oocyte retrieval between low-anxiety and high-anxiety patientsJeong Yeon Hong
Department of Anesthesiology, Samsung Cheil Hospital and Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 100 380, South Korea
J Clin Anesth 17:549-53. 2005..To investigate the correlation among the level of anxiety, the intravenous propofol requirement for conscious sedation, and recovery profile in in vitro fertilization patients...
- Parent/Health Care Provider Behaviors &Child's AnxietyZeev Kain; Fiscal Year: 2013..Examine the impact of P-TIPS on surgical recovery parameters such as postoperative pain, recovery room stay, nausea and vomiting, emergence delirium and maladaptive behavioral changes;2...
- Comparison of the Effectiveness of CAM Therapies in Pediatric Patients UndergoingAMBIKA contact MATHUR; Fiscal Year: 2010..and to determine the cost-effectiveness realized due to the associated reduction in the length of stay in the recovery room following the procedure, and (b) to create 3 new jobs: Research Coordinator, Certified Music Therapist, and ..
- EQUIPMENT REQUESTDONALD MAUL; Fiscal Year: 1991..The surgical suite is adequate to perform aseptic surgery, however, the pens in the recovery room need major repairs since they have peeling paint and are rusting...
- Continuous Cardiac Output & Filling Pressure MonitoringRamakrishna Mukkamala; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- IMPACT OF HYPNOSIS FOR BREAST SURGERY SIDE EFFECTSGuy Montgomery; Fiscal Year: 2001..following surgical treatment for breast cancer and can require additional pharmacologic intervention, prolong recovery room stay, delay discharge, and lead to unanticipated readmission...
- Unexpected Clinical Events: Impact on Patient SafetyMatthew Weinger; Fiscal Year: 2003..NRE will also be identified by systematic query of clinicians in the recovery room, by a confidential reporting system, and by chart screening...
- SURGERY SPACE ALTERATION AND RODENT MICROISOLATIONIAN HENTALL; Fiscal Year: 1992....
- DEVELOPMENT OF AN ADVANCED AUDIOMETRIC HEADSET SYSTEMJOHN PARKINS; Fiscal Year: 2000..This would in turn allow more wide spread screening at convenient locations for the subjects, i.e. schools, malls, manufacturing facilities. ..
- Outcomes After ACL Reconstruction: Femoral Nerve BlockBrian Williams; Fiscal Year: 2005..The methods learned and the model developed herein will be the basis of future studies funded through the R01 mechanism. ..
- Presurgery Hypnosis--Benefits Analysis in Breast CancerGuy Montgomery; Fiscal Year: 2003..following surgical treatment for breast cancer and can require additional pharmacologic intervention, prolong recovery room stay, delay discharge, and lead to unanticipated readmission...
- Presurgery Hypnosis in Breast Cancer: Benefits AnalysisGuy Montgomery; Fiscal Year: 2006..following surgical treatment for breast cancer and can require additional pharmacologic intervention, prolong recovery room stay, delay discharge, and lead to unanticipated readmission...
- Estrogen and the Aging Blood Brain BarrierOAK CHI; Fiscal Year: 2002..The information obtained from our study will be crucially important for the clinical application of estrogen therapy for stroke as well as understanding the pathophysiology of age related cerebrovascular changes. ..
- PHARMACOLOGY OF ANESTHETICS IN HEMORRHAGIC SHOCKKen Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- CONDITIONAL LENGTH OF STAY: A PEDIATRICS OUTCOME MEASUREJEFFREY SILBER; Fiscal Year: 2001..Finally, (5) policy recommendations and guidelines for the use of CLOS to measure pediatric quality of care will be developed. ..
- Obesity and Surgical OutcomesJeffrey H Silber; Fiscal Year: 2010..The multi-institutional OBSOS study will examine differences in outcomes and treatments between obese and normal weight patients, and in so doing, should make important contributions to the care of these patients. ..