Gender Equality in High-Quality Anesthesiology Research – A Descriptive Bibliometric Study on Scientific Authorships
Malte L Zipper, Doris Klingelhöfer, David A Groneberg and Michael HK Bendels
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 29, 2022
As in other scientific disciplines, medicine has undergone a huge movement in sex distribution due to an increasing number of women entering the field. The effects of this shift on gender equality in anesthesiology research are discussed in this study. Authorships in medical publications provide information of the grade of the author within the medical discipline. As a result, they can be used as indicators for integration within medical research....
Management of Elective Cesarean Section Anesthesia in HIV-Positive Patients
Pinter Hartono and Yusmein Uyun
Article Type: Retrospective Study | First Published: November 11, 2022
A 23-year-old woman with a weight of 50 kg and a height of 150 cm with a diagnosis of primigravida pregnant at term not yet in labor with HIV positive. Consular patients from the Obstetrics and Gynecology section for elective cesarean section. The patient was diagnosed with HIV positive for 2 years. The patient had been on routine antiretroviral treatment for 2. In the preoperative assessment, which included history taking, physical examination, and investigations, the patient was assessed as ha...
Spinal Anesthesia: Position of Puncture, Ultrasound and Local Anesthetics Solution
Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni, MD, PhD
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: October 24, 2022
With the objective of identifying the best position for performing the lumbar puncture and identifying the distance from the skin to the interspinous space, 16 adult volunteers participating in measuring the distance with ultrasound between the lumbar region and the spinous processes in three positions: lateral decubitus, sitting and leaning forward, and sitting with the feet supported....
Thoracic Spinal Anesthesia is Safe and without Neurological Sequelae: Study with 1,406 Patients
Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni, MD, PhD, Marcos Fornasari, MD, Raphael Sant’Anna, MD and Geraldo Borges de Morais Filho, MSc
Article Type: Retrospective Study | First Published: October 06, 2022
Most anesthesiologists use the thoracic epidural, with a 0.75% incidence of accidental perforation. However, they are reluctant to consider higher levels for spinal anesthesia because of the possibility of direct spinal cord injury. The main objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence of paresthesia and neurological complications, as well as cardiocirculatory changes after thoracic spinal anesthesia....
Automation of Anesthesiology – Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Clinicians
Dmitry Neymark, BSc
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: October 01, 2022
As technology continues to evolve at an exponential rate, conversations about its innovative promise become increasingly prominent in every sphere of life. Medicine and the field of anesthesiology are no exceptions to this trend. Discussions surrounding the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) elicit a mixture of feelings, ranging from excitement about its potential for enhancing patient care to uncertainty about the impact it may have on the future of the profession among current and prospecti...
Electrical Safety Symbols Used in Medical Equipment and Their Implication
Yilkal Tadesse Desta
Article Type: Expert Review | First Published: July 24, 2022
Electrical shock is dangerous event, which can occasionally happen when we are exposed to any of alive conducting materials. Every year people are died or seriously injured by electrical accidents since electric current is not detected. There are two kinds of danger: one from electrical shock and the other caused indirectly by electrical fires....
Prevention and Management of Post- Dura Puncture Headache (PDPH)
Aynalem Befikadu, Sara Timerga, Fasil Mihretu, Fetene Siyoum and Amare Agmuas
Article Type: Narrative Review | First Published: July 21, 2022
Post-Dural puncture headache (PDPH) is the commonest complications during diagnostic, therapeutic or inadvertent lumbar puncture. It is unavoidable problem during dural puncture and what we can do is decreasing the incidence by taking all precautions and if it occurs, manages appropriately. Despite the existence of wide ranges of popular therapies, there is a continuous controversy about their effectiveness....