Analgesia & Resuscitation: Current Research is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the form of original articles, full/mini reviews, case reports, commentaries, letter to editor, rapid/short communications, etc. in all areas pertaining to analgesia and resuscitation, making them available online freely without any restrictions or subscription to researchers worldwide.
Analgesia & Resuscitation: Current Research publishes results of research on Analgesia, Anesthesia, Resuscitation, Critical care.
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Postoperative Analgesia by Continuous Interscalene Block of 0.2% Ropivacaine: Comparison of the Two Different Infusion Rates
Continuous interscalene block at a rate of 4-10 mL/h has been used for postoperative analgesia of upper extremities. However, with these infusion rates, sometimes local anesthetic leaks from the catheter insertion site. Therefore, lower infusion rate is preferable. The present study investigated whether a lower infusion rate (2 mL/h) of interscalene ropivacaine could be useful on postoperative analgesia of upper extremities.
Sepsis- Induced Refractory Status Epilepticus: A Case Report
Sepsis is often accompanied by various degrees of mental status deterioration. It can range from slight confusion to coma and can be, although rarely, accompanied by focal neurological signs. Presentation as status epilepticus requires early recognition and treatment due to the fact that it carries a significant amount of complications and mortality.
Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity with Induction Dose of Intravenous Anesthetics
No studies are available to compare directly the changes of cerebral blood flow (CBF) by induction doses of thiopental, propofol, midazolam and ketamine. We hypothesized that CBF would decrease in the order of thiopental, midazolam, and propofol, but increase with ketamine at induction of anesthesia. The present study compared the change of CBF with induction doses of these anesthetics by measuring CBF velocity (CBFV) using Transcranial Doppler.
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents and Therapeutic Hypothermia Post Cardiac Arrest in the Intensive Care Unit: Knowledge to Practice
Therapeutic hypothermia is an effective in-hospital treatment modality post ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest, but there is a need for advanced nursing knowledge and skills to implement the treatment safely. This paper discusses one specially designed education module that was developed and implemented at the Rouge Valley Health System Hospital in Ontario, to address this need. The Knowledge-To-Action framework was used to guide the development of the module. Twelve critical care registered nurses participated in the module and findings from the project showed that the teaching learning approach of a self-paced learning package, lectures, discussions, and return demonstrations had a positive impact on nurses’ knowledge and confidence in caring for these patients. Busy ICU nurses need flexibility in the delivery of education in the clinical setting, and this project showed that a flexible approach can help to prepare nurses to care for patients receiving therapeutic hypothermia.
Transbronchial Migration of Double Lumen Tube during Lobectomy
Proper positioning of double lumen tube (DLT) during thoracic surgery remains essential for successful lung separation and hence surgery. Bronchoscopic confirmation of DLT is the gold standard but the position of DLT is dynamically influenced by change in patient position and intraoperative manipulation. We report a case of displacement and transbronchial migration of DLT during right upper lobectomy.