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Posted in: ATOTW > Basic Sciences 2019 Language: french

This tutorial reviews the clinical uses of tranexamic acid, its mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics, contraindications and side effects.

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2019 Language: french

Ischaemic stroke is a life threatening and disabling condition. The treatment options have previously included antiplatelet agents, modification of risk factors, thrombolysis and rehabilitation. Mechanical thrombectomy is now considered a gold standard treatment. Its indications are widening with implications for healthcare management and for anaesthetists providing care for these patients.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

This tutorial will explore the currently published literature on erector spinae plane blocks and discover its versatility in regional anaesthesia.

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2019 Language: spanish

La encefalitis infecciosa es una emergencia médica donde el diagnóstico y tratamiento tempranos mejoran dramáticamente la tasa de supervivencia sin discapacidad neurológica. Se necesita un bajo índice de sospecha. Aciclovir intravenoso debe ser administrado en forma empírica dentro de las 6 horas subsiguientes a la sospecha diagnóstica, ya que es efectivo contra los patógenos causantes más frecuentes: virus herpes simplex y virus varicella zoster. Los pacientes pueden ser referidos a cuidado crítico para manejo subsiguiente si necesitan soporte orgánico o fisiológico como resultado de la disfunción orgánica producto de este proceso infeccioso. El cuidado crítico también tiene un rol previniendo o limitando la injuria cerebral secundaria que puede surgir de esta infección neurológica.

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2019 Language: english

Infective encephalitis is the acute, usually viral, infective inflammation of the brain parenchyma. A few patients will develop a severe manifestation and may deteriorate and require organ support. A low index of clinical suspicion and prompt antimicrobial treatment is crucial for the best chance of recovery without a disability. Management in the critical care setting focuses on treating the primary pathology whilst preventing secondary brain injury.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

The use of perineural catheter could provide prolonged pain relief after major surgeries. The following tutorial covers the indications, techniques and the post operative management of patients with these catheters. Particular emphasis is on the safety aspect while the catheters are sited with strict aseptic precautions and clear instructions to prevent any complications.

Posted in: ATOTW > Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

ARDS is a syndrome of hypoxaemic respiratory failure associated with non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema which occurs in 10% of ICU patients. ARDS is often associated with multiple organ dysfunction and carries a high mortality, morbidity and financial cost. Due to its prevalence in the critical care patient population, it is important for physicians to understand some principles of management that may help reduce the mortality and morbidity of the syndrome.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2019 Language: spanish

Este tutorial revisa las consideraciones anestésicas para los procedimientos robóticos urológicos, cubriendo las etapas pre, intra y postoperatorias.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2019 Language: english

The tutorial aims to raise awareness of irrigation fluids that are commonly come across in operations. It covers the pharmacological properties of irrigation fluid, potential complications associated with its intraoperative use and measures to limit negative outcomes.

Posted in: ATOTW > Pain 2019 Language: portuguese

O tramadol e o tapentadol são duas moléculas sendo usadas para tratar dor aguda. Neste tutorial, discutimos a farmacologia básica, segurança e eficácia de ambos os medicamentos. Além disso, são discutidas as indicações para uso, recomendações de segurança, e potencial de consumo abusivo.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: english

This tutorial provides a review of the ultrasound guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block including clinical indications and contraindications, sonoanatomy, and helpful tips on block performance.

Posted in: ATOTW > General Topics 2019 Language: english

This tutorial reviews the anaesthetic considerations for urological robotic procedures, covering the pre, intra and post operative stages.

Posted in: ATOTW > Basic Sciences 2019 Language: portuguese

Este tutorial revisa os usos clínicos do ácido tranexâmico, seu mecanismo de ação e farmacocinética, contraindicações e efeitos colaterais.

Posted in: ATOTW > Basic Sciences 2019 Language: portuguese

Os anti-inflamatórios não-esteroidais são medicamentos analgésicos simples e efetivos com os quais todos os anestesistas devem estar familiarizados. Embora altamente efetivos, eles têm um modo de ação complexo e muitos efeitos colaterais e interações medicamentosas possíveis. É vital conhecer a farmacologia básica ao se prescrever esses medicamentos, a fim de evitar quaisquer complicações.

Posted in: ATOTW > Pain 2019 Language: english

Tramadol and tapentadol are two related molecules that are being used to treat acute pain. In this tutorial we discuss the basic pharmacology, safety and efficacy of both medications. As well, indications for use, safety recommendations and abuse potential are discussed.

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2019 Language: portuguese

O acidente vascular cerebral isquêmico é uma condição de risco de vida e incapacitante. As opções de tratamento previamente incluíam agentes antiplaquetários, modificação dos fatores de risco, trombólise e reabilitação. A trombectomia mecânica agora é considerada o tratamento padrão. Suas indicações estão se ampliando com implicações para o manejo do cuidado à saúde e para anestesistas que cuidam desses pacientes.

Posted in: ATOTW > Basic Sciences 2019 Language: english

This tutorial reviews the clinical uses of tranexamic acid, its mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics, contraindications and side effects.

Posted in: ATOTW > Regional Anaesthesia 2019 Language: portuguese

Este tutorial é uma breve visão geral das várias técnicas anestésicas regionais atualmente estabelecidas para fornecer analgesia após cirurgia de mama.

Posted in: ATOTW > Paediatric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: portuguese

A diabetes mellitus é o transtorno endócrino mais comum em crianças. O período perioperatório pode prejudicar o controle glicêmico, resultando em hipo e hiperglicemia. O manejo multidisciplinar é importante para otimizar o controle glicêmico e minimizar as complicações. A terapia com bomba de insulina está aumentando em crianças, e os anestesistas devem se familiarizar com o manejo.

Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: portuguese

A intubação traqueal fracassada é mais comum na população obstétrica, apesar da ampla adoção de treinamentos de intubação fracassada e avanços nos equipamentos. Este tutorial fornece uma abordagem prática para a gestão obstétrica segura das vias aéreas e as ações a serem tomadas quando surgem problemas, incluindo medidas para manter a oxigenação e tomada de decisões apropriadas.

Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: portuguese

O Escore de Alerta Precoce Materno (EAPM) é um sistema projetado para ajudar na detecção precoce de mães doentes e, potencialmente, permite a oportunidade de intervir e prevenir a deterioração. Este tutorial discute a aplicação do EAPM e a evidência por trás de seu uso

Posted in: ATOTW > Intensive Care Medicine 2019 Language: spanish

El accidente cerebrovascular isquémico es una condición potencialmente mortal e incapacitante. Anteriormente las opciones de tratamiento incluían agentes antiplaquetarios, modificación de los factores de riesgo, trombólisis y rehabilitación. La trombectomía mecánica ahora se considera ahora el estándar de excelencia. Sus indicaciones se están ampliando con implicaciones para el manejo de la atención médica y para los anestesiólogos que brindan atención a estos pacientes.

Posted in: ATOTW > Basic Sciences 2019 Language: english

Non steroidal inflammatory drugs are an effective simple analgesic medication that all anaesthetists should be familiar with. Although highly effective they have a complex mode of action and many possible side effects and drug interactions. It is vital to know the basic pharmacology when prescribing these medications to avoid any complications.

Posted in: ATOTW > Obstetric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: spanish

Este tutorial revisa las complicaciones relacionadas con la analgesia/anestesia neuroaxial y su manejo en pacientes obstétricas. Las complicaciones son divididas en cuatro categorías principales incluyendo neurológica, cardiovascular, reaccionas al fármaco y miscelánea. Este tutorial incluye recomendaciones nuevas relacionadas con el bloqueo neuroaxial.

Posted in: ATOTW > Paediatric Anaesthesia 2019 Language: french

Ce tutoriel vise à décrire les lignes directrices de quelques Sociétés Nationales sur la gestion des voies respiratoires pédiatriques et à comparer les chariots d'intubation difficile de deux institutions dans des contextes de ressources différentes.

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