1,897 results match your criteria Acta anaesthesiologica Belgica[Journal]


Anesthetic management in patient with neurofibromatosis: a case report and literature review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):48-52

Objective: We report the anesthesia management of a 15 years-old patient with neurofibromatosis type 1, scheduled for resection of a tumor located in the occipitocervical region. In addition, we review the pertaining literature, emphasizing the anesthetic implications of neurofibromatosis manipulation. CASE : A 15-years-old female patient, with Neurofibromatosis type 1 was diagnosed with a large tumor in occipitocervical region suggestive of a plexiform neurofibroma. Read More

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July 2016
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Recovery of brain function after cardiac arrest, case report and review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):43-7

Cerebral hypoxia during cardiac arrest is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in survival victims. To reduce cerebral damage, studies focus on finding effective treatments during the resuscitation period. Our report focuses on a 36-year-old police officer who had had two cardiac arrests (one at home and one at the hospital). Read More

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July 2016
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Correlation of bupivacaine 0.5% dose and conversion from spinal anesthesia to general anesthesia in cesarean sections.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):36-42

Background: Failed spinal anesthesia for cesarean sections may require conversion to general anesthesia. The aim of this study was to determine whether the administered spinal bupivacaine dose for performing a cesarean section under spinal anesthesia was related to the conversion rate to general anesthesia.

Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed on 1252 electronic data and file of patients who underwent a cesarean section under spinal anesthesia between 2004 and 2011. Read More

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Ultrasound assessment of lung consolidation and reaeration after pleural effusion drainage in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: a pilot study.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):29-35

Purpose: The aim of the pilot study was to assess by ultrasound changes in dimensions of lung consolidation and reaeration after drainage of large pleural effusion in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Methods: Lung ultrasound and blood gas were performed before, 2 hours (H2) and 24 hours (H24) after drainage of pleural effusion. Lung ultrasound aeration score was calculated. Read More

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Why should the anesthesiologist evaluate nutritional status?

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):16-28

Background: The anesthesiologist's involvement in perioperative medicine has significantly changed. In order to identify patients at risks of perioperative complications, the anesthesiologist has to consider, amongst others, screening and management of undernutrition. For this purpose knowledge of prevalence and risk factors, along with screening tools and guidelines for an adapted nutritional management and outcomes of renutrition are mandatory. Read More

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The use of ultrasound in France: a point of view from experienced regional anesthesiologists.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):9-15

A cross-sectional survey study on French practice in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia was carried out. A questionnaire (demographic data, assessment of the likely benefits of ultrasonography, and its use in daily practice: blocks and hygiene) was emailed to all members of the French-speaking association of anesthesiologists involved in regional anesthesia. The questionnaire was filled out and returned by 634 experienced anesthesiologists. Read More

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Chemical ablation of stellate ganglion for head and neck cancer pain.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):6-8

We present a case of patient with orofacial cancer having pain on one side of face affecting her ability to speak, chew, swallow and sleep leading to emotional and behavioral deterioration. A diagnostic stellate ganglion block was performed followed by chemical neurolysis using phenol under ultrasound guidance, to prevent complications due to inadvertent spread of drug. Her pain scores decreased drastically, she was able to chew and swallow. Read More

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July 2016
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Stellate ganglion blockade-techniques and modalities.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016 ;67(1):1-5

Stellate ganglion block (SGB) is utilized in the diagnosis and management of various vascular disorders and sympathetically mediated pain in upper extremity, head and neck. The stellate ganglion lies medial to the scalene muscles, lateral to longus coli muscle, esophagus, trachea and recurrent laryngeal nerve, anterior to C7 transverse process and prevertebral fascia, superior to the subclavian artery and posterior to vertebral vessels. Consequently, inadvertent placement of the needle tip into these soft tissues and vessels occur with blind technique. Read More

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July 2016
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Comparison of conventional infrainguinal versus modified proximal suprainguinal approach of Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block for postoperative analgesia in Total Hip Arthroplasty. A prospective randomized study.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(3):95-100

Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block (FICB) has been widely used as a postoperative analgesic adjunct to opioids for total hip arthroplasty (THA), either by the conventional infrainguinal approach or the modified proximal suprainguinal approach irrespective of any specific advantage of one over the other. This study was conducted to compare the analgesic efficacy of the two techniques of FICB for postoperative analgesia. The 40 patients scheduled for THA were recruited for Intervention (s) and randomized to receive FICB either by suprainguinal approach (group S) or infrainguinal approach (group I) for postoperative analgesia with 40 ml of 0. Read More

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February 2016
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Phrenic nerve palsy following interscalene brachial plexus block; a long lasting serious complication.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(3):91-4

Interscalene brachial plexus block (ISBPB) offers good analgesia for painful surgical procedures on the shoulder. We here describe two cases of long-term phrenic palsy following ISBPB that occurred in our practice in a relative short time period and both clearly illustrate the devastating impact of this complication for the patient. We will discuss the benefit of ISBPB in the context of the incidence and significant disability of hemi diaphragm paresis. Read More

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February 2016
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A novel method of intubation and orogastric tube insertion using a C-MAC-D-blade videolaryngoscope-bougie technique.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(3):87-90

Introduction: Expertise in airway management is a fundamental aspect of anesthesia practice. Fortunately 'can't intubate, can't ventilate' scenarios are extremely rare. In particular, patients with tumors on the right side of the oropharynx and larynx can be very problematic to intubate. Read More

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February 2016
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A comparative evaluation of the Airtraq and King Vision video laryngoscope as an intubating aid in adult patients.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(3):81-5

Airtraq has been shown to improve ease of intubation in patients with normal and difficult airway. King Vision video laryngoscope is a newly introduced intubating device with an attached monitor. We here hypothesized that the King Vision video laryngoscope with channeled blade performs better during intubation as compared to Airtraq. Read More

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February 2016
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Anesthesia and neurotoxicity in the developing brain: A non-systematic review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(3):67-79

In recent years, increasing experimental evidence has suggested an association between exposure to anesthesia in early life and subsequent poor neurodevelopmental outcome. Retrospective and follow-up studies have also suggested anesthesia-related neurotoxicity in the developing human brain. The present non-systematic review summarizes the available evidence, depicts the current knowledge on the potentially harmful effects of anesthesia and will discuss whether this knowledge urges us to implement changes in clinical practice. Read More

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February 2016
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Intraoperatively diagnosed tracheal tear during a parathyroidec- tomy with previously undiagnosed tracheomalacia: a case report.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(4):197-199

Tracheal rupture is a rare complication of endotracheal intubation and surgery of thyroid gland. We present a case of tracheal rupture diagnosed and repaired intraoperatively. A 76-year-old female patient with a recurrent parathyroid adenoma and cold thyroid nodule was scheduled for a bilateral exploration of the parathyroid glands associated to thyroid lobectomy. Read More

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Ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus blocks for pseudo- syndactyly surgeries in a patient with epidermolysis bullosa: a case report.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(4):191-195

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease characterized by recurrent blister formation following injuries or traumas. In patients with EB, general anaesthesia may result in potential airway obstruction, aspiration and prolonged hospital stay due to airway instrumentation-associated new bullae formation and scarring. On the other hand, regional anaesthesia has been shown to be efficient and safe. Read More

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Opioid-free anesthesia: what about patient comfort? A prospective, randomized, controlled trial.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(4):183-190

Background: We investigated the effect of a pern-operative opioid-free approach on postoperative patient comfort in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery.

Subjects And Methods: From September 2014 to July 2015, 66 female patients of the Belgian Oncology Institut Jules Bordet were recruited. They were randomized into two groups: the first group received anesthesia with opioids for their breast cancer surgery, and the second group received opioid-free anesthesia. Read More

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Intraoperative administered tramadol reduces the need for piritramide in the immediate postoperative period in children undergoing adenotonsillectomy: A retrospective observational study.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(4):175-181

Purpose: Adenotonsillectomy is a frequently performed procedure in pediatric day-case surgery causing significant pain for which adequate analgesia is required. Our aim was to investigate if the intraoperative administration of IV tramadol decreases the need for postoperative pain medication in children. Because tramadol has well-known pro-emetic effects, we also assessed the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Read More

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Preoperative frailty assessment: a review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(4):157-173

Elderly surgical population is growing faster than the rate of population ageing. The risk of postoperative complication is higher in this population, the type of complication and the risk indicators are different from younger patients. There is also a huge heterogeneity in the elderly population. Read More

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Remifentanil PCIA during labor and delivery: can we improve maternal monitoring?.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(4):151-155

Background: Remifentanil patient controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) during labor has rapidly gained popularity. Its pharmacological profile makes it suitable for this indication. However, remifentanil is a potent respiratory depressant that might cause serious maternal hypoventilation, respiratory arrest and desaturation. Read More

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Remifentanil PCIA for labour analgesia: a world of caution.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(4):149-150

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Combined minimally invasive techniques to cure accidental dural tears occurring during spine surgery: epidural blood patch associated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage and ventral bed rest.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(3):143-147

We report the case of a 70-year-old man, with increased anesthetic risk, who beneficiated from a lumbar laminarthrectomy from lumbar vertebra 4 (L4) to sacral 1 (S1). A dural tear facing L5-S 1 levels occurred during surgery and was repaired intra-operatively. Postoperatively, back and radicular pain symptoms appeared along with a pseudo-meningocele. Read More

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Pressure-support ventilation in a child with merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy under sevoflurane anesthesia.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(3):139-141

Merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MD-CMD) is the most common and severe form of congenital muscular dystrophy and is characterized by progressive severe hypotonia due to the absence of the merosin chain around muscle fibers. The main anesthetic concerns include a possible association with malignant hyperthermia, the risk of anesthesia-induced rhabdomyolysis, a difficult airway and postoperative respiratory failure. We report the case of an uneventful general anesthesia (GA) in a two-year-old boy with MD-CMD for the placement of an implantable venous access system. Read More

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June 2018
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Propofol vs Sevoflurane anaesthesia on postoperative cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. A randomized controlled trial.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(3):129-137

Background: Postoperative cognitive dysfunction is a topic of special importance in the geriatric surgical population which primarily resolves within the short term postoperative period, but it can become a long term disorder with significant impact on patient's quality of life. This study was designed to compare the short and long term postoperative cognitive function after propofol and sevoflurane anaesthesia in the elderly and to evaluate the role of the inflammatory process.

Methods: Patients, aged 60-74, scheduled for a non-cardiac operation of more than two-hour duration were enrolled in this prospective randomized controlled trial and allocated into two groups in order to receive propofol or sevoflurane anaesthesia. Read More

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June 2018
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Use of second generation supra-glottic airway devices during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective, randomized comparison of LMA Proseal™, LMA SupremeTM and igel™.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(3):121-128

Introduction: Supra-glottic airway devices (SADs) with an inbuilt drain channel, such as the LMA Proseal™ (LMA-P), LMA SupremeTM (LMA-S) and i-gel™ (i-gel), have been used for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We compared safety, efficacy, and ease of use, as well as the incidence of adverse events between these devices.

Methods: One hundred and eighty adult, ASA 1-3 patients scheduled to undergo elective cholecystectomy under general anesthesia were randomly allocated to one of three groups: LMA-P, LMA-S or i-gel. Read More

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Physiological responses in female rescuers during 30 minutes sustained CPR with feedback: a comparison between medicine and physical education students.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(3):113-119

Objectives: Since fatigue seems related to poorer physical fitness rather than to gender, we analyzed the physiological responses in female medicine and physical education students during a 30 minutes sustained cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sequence.

Methods: Handgrip strength and maximal aerobic power (V02 max) determined strength and endurance. Twenty-three medicine (M) and 27 physical education (PE) female students performed 30 minutes CPR. Read More

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A survey of obstetric anesthesia practices in Flanders - 10 year update.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(3):101-111

We assessed the practice of obstetric anesthesia in Flanders through an on-line enquiry form and investigated the advancements by comparing the results with those of the 2004 survey. 54 (86%) structured forms were completed, representative for 94% of the accredited maternity beds in Flanders. Obstetric anesthesia is provided in all Flemish acute hospitals and 7/10 deliveries are performed nowadays with neuraxial analgesia. Read More

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A cardiac arrest following the administration of succinylcholine.

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B Wood K Ismail

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(2):97-99

A twenty-three year old woman, admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with a diagnosis of menin- gitis and associated lower limb ischemia suffered a car- diac arrest, due to extreme hyperkalemia, following the administration of succinylcholine in order to replace an endo-tracheal tube. After prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) lasting 45 minutes, during which 8 mg of epinephrine was administered, cardiac output was restored. Four weeks later the patient left intensive care, having made a full recovery with no neurological deficit. Read More

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Hearing loss after spinal anesthesia : A comparative prospective randomized cohort study.

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Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(2):87-95

Objective: In this comparative randomized cohort study, we aimed at evaluating the occurrence of sensorineural hearing loss after general and spinal anesthesia using both subjective and objective tests.

Material And Methods: Fifty patients scheduled for elective cesarean section were approached, of which 21 patients received spinal anesthesia (group S), and 16 patients received general anesthesia (group G). In group S, a 27 G pencil point spinal needle was used. Read More

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Two different techniques of facial mask induction of anesthesia in children provide identical intubation conditions despite different anesthetic depth.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(2):81-85

Background: Sevoflurane induction in chil- dren is performed using different techniques. Constricted, centered, and symmetrical pupils (CCSP) are classically the endpoint to be achieved before laryngoscopy is performed.

Objectives: We investigated whether two different inhalation induction techniques with the same clinical end- point provided similar intubating conditions and comparable depth of anesthesia as assessed by the Bispectral Index (BIS). Read More

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Intraoperative cerebral hypoperfusion and electroencephalogram suppression resulting in neurological complications after cardiac surgery : the need for an in depth investigation.

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M Momeni A Gaudin

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(2):73-79

Reports on the demographic profile of older populations estimate that, in 2050, 19 countries will have at least 10% of their population aged 80 years or more. Many high risk elderly patients undergo cardiac surgery. In addition, advanced age has been shown to be a strong predictor of adverse neurological outcome. Read More

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High Flow Nasal Cannula oxygenation for adult patients in the ICU: a literature review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(2):63-72

Oxygenation using High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) was initially described in neonatal medicine, but, gradually, its use has extended to adult patients. The efficacy of the device has been linked to higher flows of oxygen delivered to the patients, air tract humidification, alveolar recruitment through a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) effect, prevention of nasopharyngeal collapse, and dead-space washout. Beside the fact that HFNC is a non-invasive way of delivering oxygen to ICU patients, and is well tolerated, results from various clinical trials tend to show positive outcomes for patients presenting with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF), during intubation, or during the post-extubation period. Read More

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March 2018
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The use of alpha 2 agonists during idiopathic scoliosis repair : a narrative review of the literature.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2016;67(2):53-62

Alpha 2 agonists are appreciated drugs designed for the peri-operative period, because of their anxiolytic, sedative and analgesic properties. However, they are usually avoided during scoliosis surgery, a longlasting major procedure involving healthy patients, because of their potential effects on Somatosensory and Motorevoked potentials. The absence ofrecommendations suggests that their effects on evoked potentials are still unclear. Read More

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Intermediate cervical plexus block for cervical esophagus diverticulectomy.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(2):59-61

We report the case of a 97 year old woman suffering from a voluminous diverticle of the cervical esophagus with important comorbidities and a very poor quality of life. A diverticulectomy under general anesthesia implied a high level of risk. Regional anesthesia was chosen, i. Read More

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November 2015
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Pulmonary gas embolism after parotid resection.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(2):55-7

Pulmonary gas embolism can have very variable consequences and may become a real challenge for anesthesiologists. We hereby report a case of major pulmonary embolism which took place under unusual circumstances and was documented echocardiographically. Read More

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November 2015

Spinal anesthesia reduces postoperative delirium in opium dependent patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(2):49-54

We investigated the effect of high spinal anesthesia on postoperative delirium in opium dependent patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The study was conducted in a tertiary referral university hospital on a population of 60 opium dependent patients undergoing CABG surgery. Patients were divided into two groups based on anesthesia protocol. Read More

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November 2015
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The changing landscape of intensive care medicine.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(2):43-8

This manuscript is a very general and non-political review on major issues concerning the evolving structural and organizational aspects of intensive care medicine, which may influence the outcomes of patients. It merely raises a multitude of issues, which deserve discussion in the different contexts of countries or communities. Read More

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November 2015

Clinical evidence for dorsal root ganglion stimulation in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain. A review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(2):37-41

Treating chronic neuropathic pain remains a challenge, despite the existing therapies. Recent years have seen the emergence of promising new technologies, such as the neurostimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). In the present article, we review the clinical evidence for the efficacy and safety of DRG neurostimulation in the treatment of chronic pain. Read More

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November 2015

Anaesthetic consideration of a child with concomitant craniovertebral junction anomaly and arrested hydrocephalus.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(1):33-6

Congenital malformations of various sorts account for a large percentage of childhood hydrocephalus but associated Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) anomaly has not been reported earlier. Though the anaesthetic concerns for isolated arrested hydrocephalus and CVJ anomaly has been reported but the concomitant occurrence of both and its anaesthetic implications is not mentioned in literature. Here we present the anaesthetic management of a child with arrested hydrocephalus along with CVJ anomaly leading to compression of cervicomedullary junction and myelopathy scheduled for decompression and fixation of craniovertebral junction. Read More

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July 2015
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Postsurgical compartment syndrome of the forearm diagnosed in a child receiving a continuous infra-clavicular peripheral nerve block.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(1):29-32

Opinions diverge as to whether or not regional anaesthesia delays the diagnosis of evolving acute compartment syndrome. Withholding regional anaesthesia from patients with painful orthopaedic injuries may be ethically unacceptable, however. In this report, we describe a case of acute compartment syndrome in a 4-year old child who underwent resection of a forearm osteochondroma. Read More

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Skin Temperature during Cold Pressor Test in Fibromyalgia: an Evaluation of the Autonomic Nervous System?

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(1):19-27

Introduction: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common chronic pain disorder characterized by whole-body pain and multiple symptoms. This study investigated potential dysfunctions of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) in FM patients through the measurement of the autonomic response during a cold-water test.

Methods: 23 female patients with FM and 15 healthy female controls were recruited. Read More

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July 2015
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Cerebral tissue oxygen saturation during arthroscopic shoulder surgery in the beach chair and lateral decubitus position.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(1):11-7

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is a common procedure and can be performed with the patient in the lateral decubitus position (LDP) or beach chair position (BCP). Although the BCP is associated with better visualization and less bleeding, it has also been associated with hemodynamic changes and consequently cerebral hypoperfusion. Devastating events reported after surgery in the BCP were attributed to a combination of the upright position and hypotension. Read More

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July 2015
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Regional versus general anesthesia for spine surgery. A comprehensive review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2015 ;66(1):1-9

The use of regional anesthesia techniques for intra-operative anesthesia remains very controversial for patients scheduled to undergo spinal interventions. Spine surgery is still mostly performed under general anesthesia. This has to be explained by the patient's position required during surgery, the extent and duration of some procedures, the preference of the surgeon and/or anesthesiologist and a trend which becomes more and more prominent to abandon central nerve blocks in general. Read More

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Child with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome: anesthetic management and literature review.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2014 ;65(4):179-82

Saethre-Chotzen syndrome (SCS) is a type of acro-cephalo-syndactyly (ACS) syndrome, characterized by premature fusion of the coronal sutures, facial dysmorphism, syndactyly, skeletal deformity, and congenital heart malformations. We here describe a child with diagnosed SCS, who underwent squint surgery under general anesthesia, and review the anesthetic concerns thereof. Read More

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February 2015

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for refractory ventricular fibrillation. A rescue bridge to reperfusion.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2014 ;65(4):175-8

Accumulating evidence suggests benefit of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) in patients with refractory cardiac arrest by using venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Appropriate patient selection for E-CPR is cumbersome and still debated. We describe a 56-year-old male who developed refractory ventricular fibrillation upon arrival at the emergency department and was successfully treated by urgent E-CPR. Read More

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February 2015
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No clinically relevant advantage of intrathecal morphine in total hip arthroplasty?

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2014 ;65(4):161-6

Adding morphine to intrathecal bupivacaine provides sound analgesia, but is associated with side effects. The purpose of this study is to investigate if the contribution of intrathecal morphine to postoperative analgesia for total hip replacement outweighs its side effects in a modern multimodal setting. From November 2012 till January 2013 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) under spinal anesthesia received either plain bupivacaine (group B) or bupivacaine + 0. Read More

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February 2015

Neuromuscular blockade: what was, is and will be.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2014 ;65(4):151-9

Non-depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) produce neuromuscular blockade by competing with acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, whereas depolarizing NMBAs open receptor channels in a manner similar to that of acetylcholine. Problems with NMBAs include malignant hyperthermia caused by succinylcholine, anaphylaxis with the highest incidence for succinylcholine and rocuronium, and residual neuromuscular blockade. To reverse these blocks, anticholinesterases can act indirectly by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the neuromuscular junction; sugammadex is the only selective relaxant binding agent (SRBA) in clinical use. Read More

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February 2015
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Preeclampsia: an update.

Acta Anaesthesiol Belg 2014 ;65(4):137-49

Preeclampsia was formerly defined as a multisystemic disorder characterized by new onset of hypertension (i.e. systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 90 mmHg) and proteinuria (> 300 mg/24 h) arising after 20 weeks of gestation in a previously normotensive woman. Read More

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February 2015
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