ON THE COVER:
Ultrasound imaging facilitates many procedures in the perioperative period, and has transformed the approach to many patients in the emergency room. In this issue we present an article and editorial from Italy demonstrating the routine use of ultrasound in the critical care unit to confirm, deny, and establish new diagnoses which alter patient care.
* Pelosi and Corradi: Ultrasonography in the Intensive Care Unit: “Looking at the World through Colored Glasses,” p. 696
* Manno et al.: Deep Impact of Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit: The “ICU-sound” Protocol, p. 801
THIS MONTH IN ANESTHESIOLOGY 9A
Perioperative Databases: From Data to Improvement of Outcome 691
Bispectral Index versus Minimum Alveolar Concentration for Prevention of Intraoperative Awareness: Does a Practical Controlled Trial Provide CERtainty? 693
Stavros G. Memtsoudis and Spencer S. Liu
Ultrasonography in the Intensive Care Unit: Looking at the World through Colored Glasses 696
Paolo Pelosi and Francesco Corradi
Fractals in Clinical Hemodynamics 699
Timothy G. Buchman
The Simulation-derived Algorithm: A Better Method to Achieve a Performance Consensus 701
David J. Murray
Journal-related Activities and Other Special Activities at the 2012 American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 703
Michael J. Avram, Timothy J. Brennan, Matthias Eikermann, James C. Eisenach, Shiroh Isono, and Jean Mantz
Ralph Lydic, Recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Research Award 711
Kevin K. Tremper
Peter Nagele, Recipient of the 2012 Presidential Scholar Award 714
Alex S. Evers
Prevention of Intraoperative Awareness with Explicit Recall in an Unselected Surgical Population: A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial 717
George A. Mashour, Amy Shanks, Kevin K. Tremper, Sachin Kheterpal, Christopher R. Turner, Satya Krishna Ramachandran, Paul Picton, Christa Schueller, Michelle Morris, John C. Vandervest, Nan Lin, and Michael S. Avidan
This comparative effectiveness trial was unable to determine a difference between protocols based on bispectral index values and anesthetic concentration in the prevention of intraoperative awareness in an unselected surgical population.
Additional Cross-sectional Transesophageal Echocardiography Views Improve Perioperative Right Heart Assessment 726
Jorge Kasper, Daniel Bolliger, Karl Skarvan, Peter Buser, Miodrag Filipovic, and Manfred Daniel Seeberger
This prospective transesophageal echocardiographic study found that additional cross-sectional views focusing on the right heart can be obtained as reliably as standard views. Several of these views improve comprehensive imaging of the right heart.
Marked Hyperglycemia Attenuates Anesthetic Preconditioning in Human-induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes 735
Scott G. Canfield, Ana Sepac, Filip Sedlic, Maria Y. Muravyeva, Xiaowen Bai, and Zeljko J. Bosnjak
We used human-induced pluripotent stem cells generated from diabetic and nondiabetic donors to generate cardiomyocytes for studying anesthetic preconditioning. High glucose levels, but not genetic factors, are responsible for lack of preconditioning in diabetic cardiomyocytes. SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT IS AVAILABLE IN THE TEXT
Epinephrine Induces Rapid Deterioration in Pulmonary Oxygen Exchange in Intact, Anesthetized Rats: A Flow and Pulmonary Capillary Pressure-dependent Phenomenon 745
Vijay Krishnamoorthy, David B. Hiller, Richard Ripper, Bocheng Lin, Stephen M. Vogel, Douglas L. Feinstein, Sarah Oswald, Leelach Rothschild, Priscilla Hensel, Israel Rubinstein, Richard Minshall, and Guy L. Weinberg
Intravenous bolus administration of epinephrine rapidly induces arterial hypoxemia.
A Perioperative Smoking Cessation Intervention with Varenicline: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial 755
Jean Wong, Amir Abrishami, Yiliang Yang, Amna Zaki, Zeev Friedman, Peter Selby, Kenneth R. Chapman, and Frances Chung
A perioperative smoking cessation intervention with varenicline and counseling significantly increased short- and long-term abstinence (12 months) after elective noncardiac surgery, with no increase in serious adverse events.
Mutations M287L and Q266I in the Glycine Receptor α1 Subunit Change Sensitivity to Volatile Anesthetics in Oocytes and Neurons, but Not the Minimal Alveolar Concentration in Knockin Mice 765
Cecilia M. Borghese, Wei Xiong, S. Irene Oh, Angel Ho, S. John Mihic, Li Zhang, David M. Lovinger, Gregg E. Homanics, Edmond I. Eger 2nd, and R. Adron Harris
Inhaled anesthetics similarly immobilized wild-type mice and mice carrying mutated α1 glycine receptor subunits with differential sensitivity to isoflurane, indicating these receptors are not important for the action of inhaled anesthetics.
Deficits in Retention for Verbally Presented Medical Information 772
Elisabeth H. Sandberg, Ritu Sharma, and Warren S. Sandberg
Healthy subjects remember only a fraction of verbally presented medical information, despite evidence that the information was initially encoded. In a free recall situation, mimicking actual patients' experience, only about 20% of information is remembered.
γ-Aminobutyric Acid Receptor Type A Receptor Potentiation Reduces Firing of Neuronal Assemblies in a Computational Cortical Model 780
Kingsley P. Storer and George N. Reeke
In a computational model of the cortex, ã-aminobutyric acid receptor type A receptor potentiation reduces formation of neuronal groups. This process may underlie the ability of propofol to abolish new memory formation and consciousness.
Roles of Aldosterone and Oxytocin in Abnormalities Caused by Sevoflurane Anesthesia in Neonatal Rats 791
Wengang Cao, Christopher Pavlinec, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Christoph N. Seubert, and Anatoly E. Martynyuk
The developmental effects of neonatal anesthesia with sevoflurane may involve both central and peripheral actions of the anesthetic and subsequent increases in neuronal activity.
CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Deep Impact of Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit: The “ICU-sound” Protocol 801
Emilpaolo Manno, Mauro Navarra, Luciana Faccio, Mohsen Motevallian, Luca Bertolaccini, Abdou Mfochivè, Marco Pesce, and Andrea Evangelista
The aim of this study was to determine whether ultrasound examination can be performed to detect occult anomalies, to prompt urgent changes in therapy or induce further testing or interventions, and to confirm or modify diagnosis of patients admitted to a general intensive care unit. One hundred twenty-five consecutive patients were assessed under a critical care ultrasonography protocol, and the data were analyzed prospectively. Systematic ultrasound examination of the optic nerve, thorax, heart, abdomen, and venous system prompted further testing in 23/125 patients (18.4%) and led to changes in medical therapy in 22/125 (17.6%) and to invasive procedures in 27/125 (21.6%). The highest number of new ultrasound abnormalities was detected in patients with septic shock. This ultrasound protocol holds potential for improving health care quality.
Multifractal Analysis of Hemodynamic Behavior: Intraoperative Instability and Its Pharmacological Manipulation 810
Steven M. Bishop, Sarah I. Yarham, Vilas U. Navapurkar, David K. Menon, and Ari Ercole
Intraoperative heart rate and blood pressure fluctuations were characterized using multifractal techniques. Physiological instability is characterized by increased signal complexity, suggesting that homeokinetic mechanisms are recruited. Underlying system dynamics are amenable to pharmacological manipulation. SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT IS AVAILABLE IN THE TEXT
Alveolar Macrophages and Toll-like Receptor 4 Mediate Ventilated Lung Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in Mice 822
Arun Prakash, Kailin R. Mesa, Kevin Wilhelmsen, Fengyun Xu, Jeffrey M. Dodd-o, and Judith Hellman
Alveolar macrophages and toll-like receptor 4 are required for inflammatory cytokine production and neutrophil recruitment in ventilated lung ischemia reperfusion injury in mice. SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT IS AVAILABLE IN THE TEXT
Intralipid, a Clinically Safe Compound, Protects the Heart Against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury More Efficiently Than Cyclosporine-A 836
Jingyuan Li, Andrea Iorga, Salil Sharma, Ji-Youn Youn, Rod Partow-Navid, Soban Umar, Hua Cai, Siamak Rahman, and Mansoureh Eghbali
Although intralipid inhibits the mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening as efficiently as cyclosporine-A by increasing mitochondrial resistance to Ca2+ overload and reducing mitochondrial superoxide production, intralipid is also more effective in protecting the heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury than cyclosporine-A.
Sensation of Abdominal Pain Induced by Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Is Accompanied by Changes in the Expression of Substance P and μ-Opioid Receptors in the Spinal Cord of Mice 847
Masami Suzuki, Minoru Narita, Minami Hasegawa, Sadayoshi Furuta, Tomoyuki Kawamata, Maho Ashikawa, Kanako Miyano, Kazuyoshi Yanagihara, Fumiko Chiwaki, Takahiro Ochiya, Tsutomu Suzuki, Motohiro Matoba, Hiroki Sasaki, and Yasuhito Uezono
Mice with peritoneal carcinomatosis exhibit hypersensitivity to mechanical stimulation and visceral pain-like behavior, which is accompanied by an increase in the expression of substance P and the down-regulation of μ-opioid receptors.
Quantitative Changes in Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Induced by Cold, Heat and Ischemic Pain: A Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling Study 857
Michael A. Frölich, Hrishikesh Deshpande, Timothy Ness, and Georg Deutsch
It was observed that quantitative regional cerebral blood flow changes in response to pain evoke consistent regional cerebral blood flow change in Brodmann area 6, an area responsible for the integration of a motor activity.
Effect of Subanesthetic Ketamine on Intrinsic Functional Brain Connectivity: A Placebo-controlled Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study in Healthy Male Volunteers 868
Marieke Niesters, Najmeh Khalili-Mahani, Christian Martini, Leon Aarts, Joop van Gerven, Mark A. van Buchem, Albert Dahan, and Serge Rombouts
Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging is a useful and efficient method for assessing drug effect on the brain. Ketamine induced connectivity changes in brain areas involved in motor function, psychedelic effects, and pain processing.
Images in Anesthesiology
A 28-year-old Man with Air in the Mediastinal Space after a Car Accident 878
Martijn Brakman, K. Tim Buddingh, Marije Smit, Michel M. R. F. Struys, Jan G. Zijlstra, and Matijs van Meurs
Hemodynamic Effects of Aortocaval Compression and Uterine Contractions in a Parturient with Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction 879
Emily J. Baird and Valerie A. Arkoosh
Anesthesia Literature Review 880
Original Investigations in Education
Unanticipated Difficult Airway in Obstetric Patients: Development of a New Algorithm for Formative Assessment in High-fidelity Simulation 883
Mrinalini Balki, Mary Ellen Cooke, Susan Dunington, Aliya Salman, and Eric Goldszmidt
This study illustrates the development of a new consensus-based algorithm for the management of unanticipated difficult airway in obstetric patients, and demonstrates its feasibility in formative assessment using high-fidelity simulation.
Clinical Concepts and Commentary
Acquired Liver Injury in the Intensive Care Unit 898
Thomas Lescot, Constantine Karvellas, Marc Beaussier, and Sheldon Magder
In critically ill patients, hepatic impairment can occur. The authors review the causes and mechanisms of acquired liver injury in the intensive care unit and discuss possible clinical implications.
Mind to Mind
Walking to Danville 905
Gregory L. Rose
Fragment One 908
Jonathan L. T. Munro
Losing My Grip 910
Comparative Performance of Direct and Video Laryngoscopes in Patients with Predicted Difficult Airway 911
Fu-Shan Xue, Xu Liao, and Jian-Hua Liu
At Higher Risk of Difficulty Is Not True Difficulty: The Challenge of Device Performance Assessment in the Difficult Airway
David W. Healy
Michael Aziz and Ansgar Brambrink
Tracheal Intubation Performed with GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy in Neonates and Infants 914
Fu-Shan Xue, Yi Cheng, and Qiang Wang
John E. Fiadjoe, Paul Stricker, and Harshad Gurnaney
Whole Blood: More than the Sum of the Parts 915
Andrew D. Pitkin and Mark J. Rice
Richard B. Weiskopf
‘Evidence’ for Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access? 916
Evan G. Pivalizza, Sam D. Gumbert, Brian Marasigan, and Sara Guzman-Reyes
Removal of Central Venous Catheters
Mark T. Keegan and Jeff T. Mueller
Stephen M. Rupp, Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, Richard T. Connis, and David G. Nickinovich, on behalf of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Central Venous Access.
Alternatives to Preoperative Transfusion Should Be Preferred in Anemic Cardiac Surgical Patients Instead of Useless Transfusion 919
David Faraoni, Yannick Ciccarella, and Philippe Van der Linden
Keyvan Karkouti, Duminda N. Wijeysundera, Terrence M. Yau, Stuart A. McCluskey, Christopher T. Chan, Mark A. Crowther, and W. Scott Beattie
Table Your Contaminated Equipment during Induction 922
Thomas M. Chalifoux and Matthew P. Feuer
Elise M. Mecham and Harriet W. Hopf
Neurotoxicity: Rats versus Neonates 923
Maurice Lippmann and Timothy Van Natta
Andrew J. Davidson and Suellen M. Walker
ANESTHESIOLOGY REFLECTIONS FROM THE WOOD LIBRARY-MUSEUM
Uncle Sam and Massachusetts General Hospital 710
George S. Bause
Cocaine/Eucaine Sales Register: Déjà Vu or Tête-bêche? 809
George S. Bause
Not a 7% Solution: A “20% Cocain” Syringe 821
George S. Bause
A Dental Anesthetic for Tolerating a Stranger in the Dark? 867
George S. Bause
REVIEWS OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL 926
CAREERS & EVENTS 21A
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