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Article: Analysis of expert consultation referrals for anesthesia-related issues (December 2008-July 2010): KSA legislation committee report.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Since 2009, database construction of anesthesia-related adverse events has been initiated through the legislation committee of the Korean Society of Anesthesiologists (KSA), based on expert consultation referrals provided by police departments, civil courts, and criminal courts. This study was a retrospective descriptive analysis of expert consultation referrals on surgical anesthesia-related cases between December 2008 and July 2010. During the given period, 46 surgical anesthesia-related cases were referred to the KSA legislation committee for expert consultation. Because six cases were excluded due to insufficient data, 40 cases were included in the final analysis. Of 40 cases, 29 (72.5%) resulted in death. Respiratory events were most common in both surviving/disabled and dead patients (36.4 vs. 51.7%, respectively; P > 0.05). Overall, respiratory depression due to the drugs used for monitored anesthesia care (MAC) was the most common specific mechanism (25%), in which all but one case (profound brain damage) resulted in death. In all of these cases, surgeons or physicians provided MAC without the help of anesthesiologists. Overall, the most common damaging mechanism was related to respiratory depression due to sedatives or anesthetics used for MAC. Almost all MAC injury cases are believed to be preventable with the use of additional or better monitoring and an effective response to initial physiological derangement. Thus, it is essential to establish practical MAC guidelines and adhere to these guidelines strictly to reduce the occurrence of severe anesthesia-related adverse outcomes.Korean journal of anesthesiology 04/2011; 60(4):260-5.
Article: The effect of mechanical ventilation tidal volume during pneumoperitoneum on shoulder pain after a laparoscopic appendectomy.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Postlaparoscopic shoulder pain (PLSP) frequently occurs after various laparoscopic surgical procedures. Its mechanism is commonly assumed to be overstretching of the diaphragmatic muscle fibers due to the pressure of a pneumoperitoneum, which causes phrenic nerve-mediated referred pain to the shoulder. Based on this hypothesis, we speculated that during inspiration, the lung could squeeze out the phrenic nerve with carbon dioxide gas against the constantly pressurized abdominal cavity with increasing tidal volume (V(T)). Thus, we examined whether mechanical ventilation with a low V(T) (LTV, V(T) 7 ml/kg) during a pneumoperitoneum might reduce PLSP in patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy compared with ventilation with the traditional V(T) (TTV, V(T) 10 ml/kg). In a prospective trial, 64 adult patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy were randomly assigned to two groups of 32 each (LTV and TTV groups). Intravenous ketorolac was used as a postoperative rescue analgesic. The 2-, 4-, 24-, and 48-h postoperative incidence and severity of PLSP, severity of surgical pain, and need for rescue analgesia was assessed. The overall incidence of PLSP was similar in both groups (57.1% in the LTV group vs. 65.5% in the TTV group). Compared with the TTV group, the incidence and PLSP verbal rating scale (VRS) did not decrease in the LTV group throughout the study period. No statistically significant differences were observed in the VRS surgical pain score, the cumulative ketorolac consumption at each time point, or the time to first rescue analgesia. Mechanical ventilation with a reduced 7 ml/kg V(T) during a pneumoperitoneum does not reduce the frequency and severity of PLSP after laparoscopic appendectomy compared with ventilation with the traditional V(T) (10 ml/kg).Surgical Endoscopy 02/2010; 24(8):2002-7. · 4.01 Impact Factor