Anesthesia Blog Posts

Tapentadol

🚩Is a new centrally acting analgesic that relies on a dual mechanism of action. These are mu opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine (noradrenaline) reuptake inhibition 🚩It  is... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Jan 10, 2017

The science behind the pulse oximetry

☝️️Pulseoximeter measures the percentage of arterial hemoglobin in the blood that is saturated with oxygen☝️️It consists of 2 LEDs & a photodiode arranged on either side of an adhesive strip and... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmac...
by The Lay Medical Man on Jan 2, 2017

CEREBRAL PHYSIOLOGY

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by The Lay Medical Man on Dec 29, 2016

A SORE STORY : THE PROPELLORS OF #INFLAMMATION

🔥The process of inflammation is maintained by 3 important mechanisms: ✔️Vasodilation ✔️Increased capillary permeability ✔️Migration of leucocytes 🔥WHO IS DOING THESE? ▪️PLASMA DERIVED... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Ph...
by The Lay Medical Man on Dec 27, 2016

The Life of P.I. (PERFUSION INDEX)🐾

🚤 Reduction of plethysmographic pulse wave amplitude (PPWA) has been proven to be a reliable method for detecting the IV injection of an exogenous vasopressor ( for e.g. The adrenaline in epidural... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Dec 20, 2016

ROBOTIC🤖 PROSTATECTOMY: #Anesthesia CONCERNS

🏈FACTS ABOUT THE SURGERY ▪️There is a master console; surgeon sits here & controls the robotic surgical manipulator, once it has been docked ▪️Robot is bulky and is positioned over the chest and... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmaco...
by The Lay Medical Man on Dec 19, 2016

LOW FLOW #Anesthesia

🌧Low flow anesthesia allows for economy of volatile anesthetics, makes possible heating and humidification of gases and reduces environmental pollution  🌧Sodalime contains 94% Calcium... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Dec 7, 2016

SJOGRENS SYNDROME-anesthesia implications ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

🏳️🌈Preoperative abnormalities 1. Symptoms of the sicca syndrome include dryness of the eyes and skin. 2. Check for associated RA, SLE, scleroderma, the polymyositis, polyarteritis nodosa, chronic... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology b...
by The Lay Medical Man on Dec 7, 2016

POSTOPERATIVE VISUAL LOSS

👀 Corneal abrasion is the most common ocular complication after general anesthesia 👀 Ischemic Optic neuropathy (ION) and Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO) are the commonest causes for... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Nov 30, 2016

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS- ANESTHESIA IMPLICATIONS

# Most often, postop exacerbation, if it occurs is due to surgical complications like fever and infections # Even minor increases in body temperatures are not tolerated well # With the use of... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Nov 16, 2016

A FEW FACTS ABOUT COAGULATION FUNCTION, IT’S MONITORING & #RegionalAnesthesia IN OBSTETRIC PATIENTS

🏳️🌈 During routine epidural or spinal anaesthesia, accidental puncture of epidural veins occurs in 1–18% of patients 🏳️🌈The incidence after epidural techniques is estimated to be in the order of... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharm...
by The Lay Medical Man on Nov 16, 2016

Claustrophobia Is Sneaky

I'm over fifty, and you know what that means: colonoscopy!!!!  Yes, you don't just get an AARP flyer in the mail when you hit the big 5-0.  You also get a referral from your doctor to head over to a outpatient surgical center and "get scope...

Visual Analogue Scale & Statistical Concerns

🔸A frequently used tool in anaesthesia research is the 100 mm visual analogue scale (VAS).  🔸This is most commonly used to measure postoperative pain, but can also be used to measure a diverse... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology b...
by The Lay Medical Man on Oct 31, 2016

FLOWMETER : PRINCIPLES BEHIND

🔸The flowmeter / rotameter is a variable-orifice device used to measure the flow of oxygen, air and nitrous oxide in the anesthesia machine 🔸It usually contains a bobbin 🔸The pressure of gas... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Aug 29, 2016

DRAW-OVER VAPORISERS IN A NUTSHELL FOR EXAMS

🏺They are placed inside the breathing system and rely on a negative pressure downstream from the vaporiser to create the flow required to entrain the agent. This negative pressure is generated... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Aug 18, 2016

Physics For Anesthesiologist ( #PFA ) : #IMPEDANCE

🖊Impedance is a term that is commonly used in the world of #electrophysiology and #BiomechanicalEngineering.  🖊The chance of getting an electric shock is high when you have wet hands because... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blo...
by The Lay Medical Man on Aug 14, 2016

A FEW CLINICAL SCENARIOS IN WHICH ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY CAN HELP THE #Anesthesiologist SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE CARE OF PATIENTS COMING FOR NON-CARDIAC SURGERIES

👁 During Pre Anesthetic Evaluation, to rule out structural heart disease. For e.g. A recent study identified a 12% incidence of moderate to severe aortic stenosis in unselected fractured neck of... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Aug 11, 2016

<Ⓜ️NEMO ANESTHESIA IMPLICATIONS IN SARCOIDOSIS: "SARC"

🔻'S ound box(=larynx)' involvement🔻Arrhythmia, Altered PFT-ECG-ECHO are key points to be searched for🔻R enal impairement🔻C alcium increased , Cardiac & CNS involvement  ▪️ADDITIONAL... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacolog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Jul 28, 2016

Jugular venous oxygen saturation (SjO2)

🔹 Assess  the balance between global cerebral oxygen delivery and utilization. 🔹 Normal SjO2 is 55–75% 🔹 Low SjO2 (<50%)  /↓CBF or ↑CMRO... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Jul 14, 2016

ANTI EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED) THERAPY IN NEURO INTENSIVE CARE

▪️Mechanisms, that can contribute to the development of seizures after craniotomy: (1) Free radical generation, due to iron and thrombin from blood components that have leaked in the tissue during... An entertaining Anaesthesia/Pharmacology blog...
by The Lay Medical Man on Jul 4, 2016
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