International Journal of

Anesthetics and AnesthesiologyISSN: 2377-4630

Early Online

 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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410168

Anaesthetic Management of Rigid Bronchoscopic Guided Removal of Endobronchial Tumour: A Case Series

Harishwar M, Karthik Jain M and Arpana Kedlaya

Article Type: CASE SERIES | First Published: 2023/12/01

Anaesthetic challenges involving removal of endobronchial growths are numerous. Use of rigid bronchoscopy, electrocautery, cryoprobe apart from the need of continuous communication and monitoring are essential part of this unique anesthetic care. We report two cases of endobronchial tumors which were removed under general anesthesia....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410167

Evaluating the Utilization of Nalbuphine as an Adjuvant to 0.5% Bupivacaine for Ultrasound-Guided Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blockade: A Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mir Masud Royhan, Nazmul Ahsan Siddiqi Rubel, Abul Ishrat, Md Anisur Rahman and Nazem Ahmed

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/11/24

Supraclavicular block (SCB) has demonstrated remarkable post-operative patient outcomes in upper limb surgeries. Bupivacaine, a long-acting regional anesthetic, exhibits efficacy that can be influenced by the concomitant administration of additives....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410166

Anesthetic Management of the Case of Removal of Tracheobronchial Foreign Body in a Whistling Child: A Case Report

Renu Sinha, MD, Ruma Thakuria, MD, Hitesh Verma, MD and Abhishek Singh, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/11/22

Tracheobronchial foreign body pose an anesthetic challenge due to their propensity to cause partial or complete airway obstruction resulting in a need for urgent bronchoscopy and removal. Diagnosis mainly depends on taking proper history and radiological investigation which should demonstrate the time, type and location of the foreign body. The most suitable type of anesthesia and ventilation should be chosen that reduces the risk of complications, morbidity and mortality. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410165

Successful Airway Management in a Comorbid Patient with Retrosternal Goiter: A Case Study on Lipoma Excision and Biopsy

Chenal Shah and Rahul Gupta

Article Type: Case Study | First Published: 2023/09/29

This case study presents the management of a 54-year-old British male patient suffering from retrosternal goiter with a BMI of 46.11, who was scheduled for lipoma excision and biopsy with adjacent tissue transfer or rearrangement on the back. The patient had a complex medical history, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea. Preoperative assessments revealed difficulties...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410164

Pseudo Hypoxic Brain Swelling - An Unanticipated Life-Threatening Complication in Neurosurgery - Report of Two Cases with Review of Literature

Juneja Sarika, MD, Agarwal Himanshu, DM and Sandhu Kavita, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/09/28

Pseudo Hypoxic Brain Swelling (PHBS) is an under diagnosed and seldom reported fatal complication of seemingly uneventful neurosurgery. Diagnosis may be confused with acute ischemic injury. Early recognition and institution of corrective measures can lead to complete reversal of symptoms and prevent mortality. In this paper, we want to highlight two cases of PHBS, which we came across and present their management and outcome, with review of literature....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410162

Effectiveness of Transtracheal Lignocaine in Relieving Post Extubation Laryngospasm: A Case Report

Ratul Kundu, Anindita Saha, Ananya Sukul and Suman Samanta

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/09/09

Laryngospasm is reversible spasm of vocal cords that is common in patients who are undergoing upper airway related surgeries under general anaesthesia. It occurs mostly following extubation; requires immediate management and if these patients are left untreated rapid decrease in saturation with bradycardia may take place. Lignocaine is considered effective in prevention of laryngospasm by both topical and intravenous route....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-4630/1410161

The Use of the Liposomal Bupivacaine in the Quadratus Lumborum Block and Early Surgery Are Key Elements in Facilitating Ambulatory Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

Yehoshua Feierman, Piyush M Gupta, MD, Daniel Escobar, MD, Akram Hossain, MD, Logan Fairchild, DO, David Silver, MD, Ervin Teper, MD, and Dennis Feierman, MD, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/08/27

To show that the addition of Quadratus Lumborum Block (QLB) to multimodal perioperative pain management decreases perioperative opioid use, decreases pain scores, and facilitates same day discharge after robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomies (RALP)....

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