International Journal of

Anesthetics and AnesthesiologyISSN: 2377-4630


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410175

Implementation of Hemodynamic Management with the Hypotension Prediction Index during Elective Open Abdominal Aortic Surgery: A Pilot Observational Report

Enrico Giustiniano, MD, Fulvio Nisi, MD1, Francesco Gambino, MD, Romina Aceto, MSc, Manuel Ignacio Garcia Monge, MD and Maurizio Cecconi, FRCA, FFICM, MD

Article Type: Clinical Observational Study | First Published: 2024/03/22

Intra-operative hypotension (IOH) is associated with a poor post-operative outcome. Consequently, it seems important to reduce the incidence of hypotensive events during anesthesia. The HemosphereTM (Edwards Lifescience Co., Irwin, CA, USA) platform provides the Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI), a predictive marker for a drop in blood pressure within a few minutes. We report the results of one year of application of a simple HPI-algorithm aiming at reducing the incidence of IOH in open abdomin...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410174

How an Anesthesiologist Can Increase Interventional Testing 200% in A Whiplash Case?

Nelson Hendler, MD, MS and William Gallagher, DC

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2024/03/07

The answer to this title question is simple. Get a correct diagnosis. In order to improve your recovery from any whiplash case, soft tissue injury with no objective medical findings, or a cervical sprain, there are several easy steps a trial attorney can follow. First and foremost is to obtain an accurate diagnosis....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410173

Anaesthetic Management in Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency Patient Posted for Total Knee Replacement: A Case Report

Medha Bhardwaj, MD, DNB, DM, Saurabh Mittal, MD, DNB, DM, Harsimran Kaur Buttar, MD and Gurjeet Khurana

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2024/03/01

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is a most common hereditary genetic, X-linked defect of red blood cells (RBC) enzyme disorder in humans. Clinical manifestations commonly seen are neonatal jaundice, acute hemolytic or chronic non-spherocytic anemia. Acute hemolysis poses a perioperative challenge in management for anesthesiologists and the surgeons. Peripheral nerve block as well as general anaesthesia is a popular and safe anesthesia technique....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410172

The Trapezius Plane Block: Extended Use in Perioperative Pain Management in Nerve Transfer Surgeries

Chandini Kukanti, MBBS, MD, Sravani Jakkireddy, MBBS, MD and Prateek Arora, MD, PDCC

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2024/02/29

Nerve transfer surgery has emerged as a promising approach to restoring function in paralyzed muscles. The Trapezius Plane Block (TPB) blocks the thoracic branches of the posterior primary rami, providing extended analgesia in nerve transfer surgeries....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410171

A Questionnaire-Based Survey of Perioperative Utilisation of Ultrasound among Anaesthesiology Residents

Pharanitharan Natarajan and Chandini Kukanti

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2024/02/29

Ultrasonography (USG) is a resourceful tool in the perioperative period. A structured training curriculum during residency can enhance the utilisation of USG among residents. This cross-sectional online survey was conducted to evaluate the utilisation of USG in the perioperative period and to assess the adequacy of current training. It was found that although the availability of USG has increased, its use in the perioperative period is limited due to various factors such as time constraints. The...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410170

May Numbers be the Voice of Gods? - May Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Intelligence and Bring Man Back to the Future?

Enrico Giustiniano, MD and Fulvio Nisi, MD

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: 2024/01/19

Knowing the future has been a challenge for humans since the dawn of time. Divination or Mantics is an ancient practice based on the idea that humans could ask gods about the future, and it was practiced in two ways. First, a priest, directly in contact with the divinity, interpreted its objective signs. Second, the 'gods’ will manifest themselves in a more immediate way, through the words uttered by a human figure directly inspired by the god. In both cases, it was a leap of faith, with only ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410169

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): An Unusual Presentation

Geetika Duggal, Ruchika Kathuria and Vibha Mehta

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: 2024/01/19

The first patient, a 20-year-old woman who underwent a caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia complained of a headache immediately after surgery and experienced a generalised tonic-clonic seizure 4 hours later. Vitals remained stable. Supplemental oxygen, midazolam, magnesium sulphate, levetiracetam, mannitol, furosemide, and steroids were used to treat the patient. The results of a brain MRI showed subcortical vasogenic edoema suggestive with PRES and bilaterally symmetrical areas of altere...

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